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Points to Consider before buying a Holiday Home

By Helen Pentith  //  Wed 12th June 2019

Location – The first decision you have to make is where in the county you’d like your holiday home to be located. Narrow it down as much as you can, whether by region, county, national park or nearest city or village. If there’s a particular part of the world that you’re especially enamoured with, start by looking in the vicinity.

Accessibility – If the precise location of your property isn’t of paramount importance, the accessibility of the holiday home might help you make your decision. Whether you’re looking for a railway station, bus route or A-road, don’t forget to think about how you’re actually going to get there – and whether you’ll be able to face the journey on a regular basis.

Space – Space is especially vital if you’re buying a holiday lodge, rather than renting the property on a seasonal basis. If you’re planning on spending more than a couple of weeks at your property each year, you’ll need the extra space for all your essential belongings. Spacious rooms make your holiday home all the more relaxing – exactly what you want when you’re getting away from it all.

Recreation – The Hollicarrs offers its residents a wide variety of recreational options, from a private fishing lake, tennis court and bowling green to nature trails and cycling routes. If you’re searching for a holiday home, you’ll probably want to make sure you can access all of the activities you enjoy, as well as some new ones to try out.  The Sustrans Cycle track is also a short distance from Hollicarrs, so dedicated cycling access to York and Selby is almost on the doorstep.

Well Being – Getting away from the stresses and strains of everyday living and waking up in a tranquil and peaceful environment to the woodland bird song is so good for the soul.  Hollicarrs offers all this as well as amazing views and lots of wildlife to see from your decking.  Early risers will catch a glimpse of the Roe and Fallow deer in the woodlands.

Getting out and about – On-site facilities might go some way to helping you choose your perfect holiday home, but chances are that you won’t want to stay on-site for your entire stay. Think about the locations and attractions that you could visit in a day, from nearby market towns to theme parks and historical properties.  Is there a bus route or a local taxi service if you don’t fancy driving.

Awards  – If you’re looking for a particularly luxurious timber lodge, you might want to look at the awards and plaudits the holiday resort has received. The Hollicarrs, for example, has received a five star VisitBritain award. In addition, the estate was also awarded the David Bellamy Special Distinction Award for Conservation for our work on the creation of the Three Hagges Wood – an honour that few parks have ever been granted.

Luxury – Holidays are all about treating yourself, so it’s important that you allow yourself a little luxury. If you’re looking for a timber lodge in Yorkshire, Hollicarrs offers a range of different luxury lodge layouts for you.

These points are just the start of the decision making process.  Now time to visit to see how Hollicarrs fits for your lifestyle.  Come along to our OPEN DAY on Saturday 22nd June 10.00am to 4.00pm.  This is the perfect opportunity to walk along the nature trails and few the fabulous show homes on our new Lawley Development. 

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Country Land & Business Association Winners of The Bledisloe Gold Medal
RICS Award for Building Conservation David Bellamy Gold National Training Award
Members of the BH&HPA Visit Britain 5 star Award for exceptional park National Landlords Association
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