ACCESS THE COUNTRYSIDE #PEAKDISTRICT

Opening up the Countryside like never before! A new exciting venture for multi award winning local holiday business, Hoe Grange Holidays, near Brassington, is the addition of a Boma 7 off-road wheelchair, to their extensive disabled facilities.

BOMA 7 Off-road wheelchair suitable for full or part time wheelchair users

BOMA 7 Off-road wheelchair suitable for full or part time wheelchair users

Hoe Grange Holidays have become the first holiday provider in the country to offer a Boma 7 all-terrain wheelchair for hire. This was made possible with grant funding through LEADER in the Peak District Rural Action Zone, part of the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and is delivered by Derbyshire Economic Partnership.

Guests staying in the self-catering log cabins at Hoe Grange will be able to hire the Boma 7 either, per day, or for their entire stay, allowing access to previously unreachable parts of the Peak District for people who depend on a wheelchair to get around.

“Access is at the core of our business and we have been looking for a while to find a way to enable our wheelchair using guests to enjoy more of the Peak District” commented Felicity

The Boma 7 is easily transportable and local people will also be able to hire it to enable whole families, or groups of friends, to enjoy the countryside together, where previously those with access needs would be left at home.

The Boma 7 is safe and simple to operate, with automatic breaking and a simple twist grip to engage the powerful electric drive. It has a low centre of gravity and a full body harness making it suitable for the roughest of terrain as well as ideal for the more sedate trails and tracks in the area.

David commented “The Boma 7 is great fun and whilst designed for the full time wheelchair user, it is equally suitable for those who just need a helping hand up the hills!”

David and Felicity Brown at Hoe Grange would be interested to hear from local disabled groups who might like to make use of this fantastic new piece of equipment. The Browns are also keen to talk to any potential partner businesses, whose customers may benefit from using this fabulous equipment.

The Boma 7 can be delivered to any address in the Peak District or collected from Hoe Grange, alternatively it can be delivered to a meeting point at the beginning of your adventure.

For more information please contact David or felicity on 01629 540262 or see http://www.hoegrangeholidays.co.uk/accessibility.

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For more information contact:

David and Felicity Brown at Hoe Grange Holidays                 

Hoe Grange Holidays

Brassington

Matlock,

Derbyshire

DE4 4HP

Tel: 01629 540262

Mob: 07737 926165

 

e-mail: info@hoegrangeholidays.co.uk

http://www.hoegrangeholidays.co.uk

Twitter : @HoeGrange

Facebook : Hoe Grange Holidays

Editors Notes:

Hoe Grange Holidays

Hoe Grange Holidays was set up in 2006 by David and Felicity Brown as a farm diversification project part funded by Defra, as a means to supplement the existing farm income. Whilst the holiday business expands, beef farming continues to be a main stream income for the family, with a suckler herd of 110 Aberdeen Angus cross bred animals. Holiday guests can enjoy a real farm experience feeding kade lambs and free range hens, and collecting fresh eggs. They have invested in renewable energies using ground source, air source, solar panel technologies and a wind turbine.

Accessibility is a key element of the business, with three of the four log cabins having full wet-room showers and rated under the National Accessible Scheme as Mobility Level 2 and Level 3 Assisted. There is a wide range of disabled equipment included. Hoe Grange won the national Enjoy England Gold Award for “Access for All” in 2011 for their outstanding facilities.

Guests can also bring their own horse on holiday and after a long day trekking through the Derbyshire countryside guests can also sit back and relax in the outdoor log fired Swedish hot tub, or indulge in a spa treatment by qualified therapists from My Personal Sanctuary, before dinning on delicious local Peak District ready meals and puddings.

Hoe Grange Holidays Awards

National Visit England Awards for Excellence

“Sustainable Tourism” Silver Award 2012

 National Enjoy England Awards for Excellence

“Access for All” Gold Award 2011

 

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence, East Midlands

Access for All Gold Award 2010

Best Self Catering Holiday Bronze Award 2010

Best Self Catering Holiday Silver Award 2007 and 2008

Best Self Catering Holiday Bronze Award 2009

Best Tourism Website Bronze Award 2009

Access for All Bronze Award 2008

 

Green Awards

Green Tourism Business Scheme – Gold Award –  Members have to meet rigorous minimal standards across a wide range of environmental factors, from efficient lighting and heating, to nature conservation, renewable energy, use of local produce and community involvement.

Green Tourism GoldStar Awards 2011 – Highly Commended Presented by Green Business to top 20 companies “who have demonstrated the highest levels of green ambassadorship, innovation and cost savings over the last year”.

Peak District Environmental Quality Mark – award holders have to demonstrate their commitment to improvement/ conservation of local environment

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