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Top national award for accessible and inclusive tourism

June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024 - Top national award for accessible and inclusive tourism
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We won another award!

Gold for Accessible & Inclusive Tourism

Following on from our success at the Peak District, Derbyshire & Derby Tourism Awards, we are so proud to share that we have won the Gold Award in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism category at the 2024 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024!

David, Caroline and Felicity Brown of Hoe Grange Holidays being presented with a trophy for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism at the VisitEngland Awards by The Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi. They are all standing against a red and gold backdrop and are dressed in evening wear

The winners were announced at a glamorous awards ceremony on 5 June at Rum Warehouse at The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, and we were presented with our trophy by non other than Alex Polizzi of The Hotel Inspector! The awards champion the very best of England’s tourism industry celebrating quality, innovation, best practice and exceptional customer service.

We're no strangers to awards, but that doesn't make this any less special. Winning a national level VisitEngland award for the sixth time since we set up the business shows how we continue to push ourselves to improve your holiday experience.

As a small family business, we're particularly proud - we were competing against some bigger competitors in very different parts of the tourism industry!

Congratulations to Colchester Castle in Essex, who won bronze, and ROARR! Norfolk, who took the silver.

Thank you for your support

We had an absolute blast celebrating with our friends from VisitEngland, Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, and the world of accessible tourism at the awards ceremony, marvelling at spectacular acrobatic shows and dancing the night away.

A group of people celebrating with certificates and trophies against a red backdrop - these people are all award winners from Derbyshire at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, including Hoe Grange Holidays who won the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

But we also want to thank you - our supporters, our staff, our guests and our future guests! - for all your love, feedback and support on our journey.

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

Accessibility and inclusivity is close to our hearts and always at the forefront of our minds.

We're on hand to help you have the very best holiday by listening to your needs - whether that's recommending the right mobility equipment for your needs from our extensive range, sharing insider knowledge on accessible local pubs, restaurants and attractions, or even making changes to our cabins (we once fitted a new door handle that was easier to use within an hour!)

We've also recently become the first UK holiday accommodation provider to be accredited as Dementia Inclusive by Sargent Group Consulting, and have been awarded an Autism Friendly Award by the National Autistic Society.

Autism friendly sensory activities pack at Hoe Grange Holidays, including light, sound, textures and grounding cards

What makes Hoe Grange Holidays special?

  • Our spaces are designed with accessibility in mind, right from the start!
  • Our luxurious log cabins are spacious, with level thresholds and plenty of turning circles throughout
  • Our accessible wetrooms, electric profile beds and long list of additional access equipment help make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible
  • We are passionate about supporting you to experience the beauty of the Peak District - whether that's in one of our off-road wheelchairs or by signposting accessible adventures
  • We're here to listen to your needs and understand what we can do to make Hoe Grange feel like a home from home
  • We've got hundreds of five-star reviews and are accredited as Autism Friendly and Dementia Inclusive - so you can be confident your holiday with us will live up to your expectations
  • We offer pre-booking visits, lots of online information, and a friendly welcome to make sure everything is just right for you!
  • Our guests come back again and again - and we love welcoming them to our peaceful farm and sharing the stunning views over the rolling hills

Travel blogger Carrie-Ann Lightly using an off-road wheelchair while staying at Hoe Grange Holidays

Explore our facilities in more detail on our Accessible Holidays webpages, or give us a call on 01629 540262 for more information.

What do our guests think?

While it's nice to be recognised by industry experts, it's even more rewarding when our guests share why what we do matters. These two recent testimonials have really touched our hearts!

Henrietta

“My family and I have never holidayed in the same place more than once - but we’ve been coming to Hoe Grange, every year, at least once for 10 years! It’s a perfect holiday for me as a powered wheelchair user and an owner of an assistance dog. Hoe Grange was the second place I came to as a wheelchair user and one of the underrated things about it is it doesn’t 'feel disabled’. We’ve had the most wonderful holidays here and are looking forward to many more."

Claire and her son Paddy

“The reason we return is your friendly and outstanding accommodation, which provides everything that we have at home – but it’s set in a beautiful, calm environment. This is key to us as parents and carers of disabled individuals, for time out and respite breaks.”

“Hoe Grange gives Paddy the space that he needs. He loves looking out of the window and seeing all the animals, and having a walk around the farm.”

David regularly shows Paddy the farm machinery and his vintage car, and Paddy enjoys collecting old cow ear tags.

"Hoe Grange does feel very safe to Paddy and his carers and myself. And I’ve never come across this before in my 30 years of caring. The service you provide is outstanding.”

An adult man with autism, wearing glasses and a green hoodie, holding an open bottle of milk while walking down the drive at Hoe Grange Holidays

A peaceful haven

Taking the leap of faith from milking cows into the world of hospitality 18 years ago was a little terrifying, but it's been an incredible journey, and we're so proud of what we've achieved. Our focus on guest experience, a warm welcome for all, and creating cherished memories continues to drive us forward.

Our passion for sharing our peaceful haven in the Peak District remains undiminished - we can't wait to welcome you. So what are you waiting for? Book your Peak District adventure today!

- Felicity, David & Caroline


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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • star rating  lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    L9943KBlesleym
    April 3, 2020

    star rating  On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    karenmD4738KD
    June 25, 2019
  • star rating  Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    August 3, 2019

    star rating  What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    Wheelieuser
    June 13, 2019

    star rating  Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    Peachey167
    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    Ajtravels14
    February 3, 2020

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    HelenLCarter
    February 6, 2020

    star rating  A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    sophiee249
    January 2, 2020
  • star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    548julie
    September 14, 2019

    star rating  Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    krimpenijssel
    October 25, 2019
  • star rating  Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    mickvfr
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    rachelthomas2015
    June 18, 2019

    star rating  Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    Adventurer_12121
    January 30, 2020
  • star rating  We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    Catboy86
    August 17, 2019

    star rating  We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    Jdrichie12
    July 11, 2019

    star rating  Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    Thesamps
    October 4, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    September 17, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    KBarry
    September 15, 2019

    star rating  Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    August 7, 2019
  • star rating  We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    Big_Al_0000
    July 16, 2019

    star rating  Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    July 4, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    Tiggywinkle15
    November 5, 2019
  • star rating  We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    plopster1
    June 7, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    dghiggs61
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    EJYork2013
    June 25, 2019
  • star rating  We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    June 4, 2019

    star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    ElizabethA717
    September 21, 2019

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