To go on holiday as an adult with my own horse and some likeminded friends has been my ambition for many years. So I am delighted to report that our recent holiday at Hoe Grange has exceeded all our expectations.
We received a warm, friendly welcome from Felicity and David and our horses settled in as though they had lived there forever. The self-catering cabins were clean, wonderfully well appointed and furnished to a high standard. The whirlpool bath was big enough to get lost in, and a very welcome sight after a hard days riding.
And as for the riding? Well if you enjoy full days in the saddle with miles of off-road riding then this is the holiday for you. Directly from Hoe Grange is access to safe, countryside routes of between two and three hours with no roadwork involved. For the more ambitious rider there are longer circular routes of between six and seven hours, which do involve some short sections of road work, but provide access to stunning countryside and yet more safe, off-road riding.
Well done Hoe Grange, and looking forward to our return visit in September.
Amy and Carina, Sheffield
The accommodation was 5 star and we felt thoroughly at home. The whirlpool bath was very popular. Everything for the horses was great and they seem to have been very happy. We look forward to seeing you again and spreading the word about Hoe Grange.
Sue and Tracey, Staffordshire
Perfectly situated for a riding holiday. Hosts were very friendly and approachable – you always felt nothing was too much trouble. Horse facilities excellent and choice of rides varied from a couple of hours to all day. The cabin was clean, comfortable and very well equipped.
On sunny afternoons we took full advantage of sitting with a brew on the veranda watching the horses chill in the paddock. Would definitely recommend Hoe Grange to friends.
Janeen, Ann and Susan – Lancashire
It was a treat to be able to wake up to the sight of our horses. The hacking was fantastic, and we all had a great weekend. The welcome we received was so friendly – we would like to say a huge thank you and we would recommend Hoe Grange to everyone. Our horses were so chilled out. (They brought 8 horses with them!!)
Beth, Karen, Andy, Jen, Deb, Mell, Fran, Amanda, Tina, Sain and Jen
Had a lovely stay and were made to feel very welcome. The riding was fantastic – thanks for the company out hacking Felicity!
We were delighted to see the horses so relaxed and enjoying their holiday as well! A great first holiday with our horses.
See you again in the future.
Nicola, Jenna and Judy with their trusted mounts Ollie, Sue and Bella.
A HUGE thank you to David and Felicity for making us so welcome. Savannah enjoyed her 4th birthday and felt so at home she awoke in the middle of the night and pleaded to stay at the farm!
Our horses Zak and Hammish settled really quickly and we enjoyed some lovely hacks along the trail. Thank you to Felicity for taking us out too! The staff at Middleton Top were very friendly and the horses were happy to be tied to a tree whilst we enjoyed a nice hot drink. We are already talking about when we can return!
Steve, Hannah-Marie, Sophie-Nicole, Savannah, Zak and Hammish, Melton Mowbray
Thanks for providing an excellent base for a family holiday and for being such good hosts. Facilities are fantastic a real “home from home”. Hot tub is a must – a real treat even when it’s -7° or was that the excellent mulled wine! Horses loved their stables and settled straight away. Riding and cycling second to none – a good time had by all – will be back.
Helen, Ruth, Tim, Phil and the boys – Wysall Notts