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About the Hollicarrs

Hollicarrs set in the heart of Yorkshire. A private and secure, natural sanctuary that is lovingly developed within 25 acres of the 250 acre woodlands that make up the historic Escrick Park Estate.

All luxury lodges and holiday homes are well spaced and carefully sited to make sure all owners are able to experience the natural beauty and tranquillity of their surroundings.

Hollicarrs offers a range of Timber Lodges and Holiday Homes, with a selection of demonstration lodges, sited, fully furnished and available for viewing. Our holiday homes vary in size and price, which gives potential buyers far more choice when shopping around.

With a lot of thought put into planning and landscaping, each holiday home is privately sited with open views from every angle and plenty of natural sunlight reaching the deck.

The Hollicarrs - Your natural sanctuary

Things to do at Hollicarrs

Hollicarrs provides what ever pace you prefer, with an abundance of activities to undertake, or you can simply stroll around the park at your own leisurely pace. Here are some of the things available:

The Haven

Available for park events and also for hire for owner’s private functions.

Bowling Green

A well maintained grass green for expert or beginners play.  Regular matches and competitions are held with advice always on hand to improve your game.

Boules

Equipment is available from Reception

Tennis

The hard tennis court is flood lit enabling play throughout the year.  Some equipment is available from the reception and tennis coaching can be arranged if required.

Fishing

The fishing lake at Hollicarrs is within easy walking distance of the lodge park and provides a sheltered, well stocked lake.  Fishing platforms have been designed around the area for easy access including disabled areas for wheelchair users.

Fishing competitions for ladies and gents are often held throughout the season and we have good expert advice on hand for those needing a tip or two on how to land the perfect fish!

Fishing licence and equipment necessary.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding is available close to Hollicarrs with Naburn Riding Centre and Queen Margaret's Riding School being only a 5 minutes drive away. There is also a local livery opposite the park at Glade Farm who will provide either DIY or full livery.  Please contact us for further details.

Escrick Park horse riding facility provides over 26 miles of off road, peaceful hacking for horse and rider.  With an optional 45 obstacle jumping course, there is adequate riding for every ability.  Annual or day fees are required for use of this course.

Walking

There are nature trails in abundance at Hollicarrs. Whether you are simply looking for a gentle stroll, or a more energetic walk over a longer distance, walking trails have been carefully carved out among the trees around the lodge park, leading you through bluebell dells, primrose banks, past our bird hide to spot the wildlife and natural ponds teaming with life.

If you prefer to cover a couple of miles, why not walk through the woods to Skipwith Common Nature Reserve, a site of special scentific interest.  This route takes you past the lovely Norman Church in Skipwith and the Drovers Arms is only a slight detour for a hearty lunch or afternoon tea. 

All our nature trails and walks are ideal for walking your dog. The walking route to Skipwith Common is also suitable for cycles.

Cycling

Hollicarrs is really well placed for cycling and offers cycles for hire with full recovery option should you be unfortunate enough to get a puncture!  The Sustrans Cycle track is situated only a 1/4 mile away from Hollicarrs, offering cycle only routes into Selby Town or the City of York, perfect for seeing the area at your pace without any traffic worries.

Nature

Wander at your leisure, exploring the park on your own and take in the lovely surroundings. Follow the nature trails, discover the fishing lake, enjoy the wildlife - it's hard not to be surprised at the total peace and quiet that surrounds you and the plants, birds and nature that exist in close proximity to the holiday homes.

Regular nature talks and walks are held on the park lead by Natural England and Mrs Fawcett, Escrick Park's Conservation Consultant.

Get in touch with us on:
07903 300 433
Or email:
qualitytime@escrick.com
Testimonials
Hollicarrs a breathtaking environment, don't just take our word for it.
Mr & Mrs Elcock

" After viewing lots of sites locally, Hollicarrs was just such a beautiful/tranquil place to choose for our lodge to be sited. The staff are very friendly and helpful with the whole process from choosing which plot, to which lodge and then to prestige to look and choose everything you would like from the external look to all the internal features with a vast choice of fabrics/floorings/furniture and fittings, just brilliant.

Then to see everything come to life as your lodge makes its way onto site, this is when all those choices you've made become reality. we couldn't believe they can produce such a beautiful lodge in such a short time, what a team. We can not thank them enough and would recommend to anyone of thinking of taking the plunge, Coastline leisure, prestige and Hollicarrs are a winning combination. "
Owners of Prestige Canterbury

Mr & Mrs Dart - Wetherby
The first time we visited Hollicarrs we were struck by the beauty and the atmosphere - it's a perfect marriage between the bustle and culture of historic York and the serenity and nature of a woodlnd setting.
The site at Hollicarrs offers a wide variety of activiities, ranging from walking or cycling along the many nature trails (ideal for studying the wildlife or simply relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet), to flat green bowling, boules or tennis.
We have owned a lodge here for three years now and everytime we travel down the drive the magic kicks in and we just grin from ear to ear.

Owners of an Advent Rosemary Opus
Mr & Mrs W
Would like to thank Shane for the service he provided in the purchase of our beautiful holiday home. From start to finish he offered superb advice and service. The park is in beautiful woodlands and very tranquil. I would recommend this holiday park very strongly, and know you would get great service off Shane, I would also like to thank all the staff at Hollicarrs for making us feel very welcome. Two very happy customers
Hollicarrs Owner

Whilst on holiday in the north of England in September 2017, we visited a number of holiday parks with a view to choosing a location on which to have a holiday lodge when we retired.

Of all the sites we visited, Hollicarrs impressed us the most, and being close to York, we felt it was an ideal location for us, close to all the amenities but still in a beautiful setting. We also thought it would be a great place to take our children and grandchildren for a holiday. We felt at that point it was too soon for us to commit to a lodge, as retirement was still at least a year away, and living north of Inverness, it was too far away to use for weekends. However, at the end of last year we decided we did not want to miss out on the site we wanted, and went ahead and booked. We were originally due to visit the factory in Kettering in March, however the “Beast from the East” made it impossible to leave Scotland so we had to postpone until April.

The visit to the factory was a great experience, which we would highly recommend. Being able to choose the size of our lodge, and to incorporate a third bedroom, was a huge bonus for us. We had not seen the Buckland lodge, which we chose, except on paper plans, and had decided that we did not like the layout of the kitchen, so had the plans changed to incorporate a kitchen from one of the other lodges. However, when we got to the factory, we were immediately taken to see a Buckland Lodge on the site, and as soon as we entered we decided that the kitchen was perfect, and we decided to keep the original.  It was also great to be able to see, not just the fabric, flooring and tile samples, but to actually see some of them in place in different lodges. There was no hard sell at the factory, we just went through all the rooms, one by one, and the outside specifications, and decided what we wanted.

After everything had been agreed, we were sent the final specifications, and after that Shane gave us regular updates, sending us photos of the lodge arriving on site, and then again sending us photos of the interior as soon as it was put together.

We finally took possession of our lodge in Sept 2018, and are absolutely delighted with it.

 A great experience from start to finish – thank you to all the team at Hollicarrs!

Mr & Mrs Oxley

Our journey started mid 2016 when we were tempted to buy a lodge at Hollicarrs, having visited playing pétanque and know a number of owners there. This is when we first met Shane and Steve, he was very friendly and helpful. Ongoing we then decided to put buying a lodge on hold but Shane was very understanding. 

So fast forward to January 2017 when we saw lodges on the website, in the meantime we had visited Hollicarrs a few times to visit friends who where all so positive about the place. All of their comments emphasised what we had already seen, peaceful environment, lovely scenery lots of nice people and lots of activity. Thus we re-encountered Shane and Steve. Again Shane in particular was very helpful showing us various lodges available. 

We where unsure and so whilst on holiday in Tenerife we messaged Shane for more information, sizes, costs, sheds, decking extensions, nothing was too much trouble for Shane. On return we soon placed a deposit on a maple lodge - already on site and show lodge. We wanted to change a few things, furniture, carpet not suitable, light fittings etc. Not a problem for Shane and Steve. 

Soon after was when we then met Dawn and Lisa in reception and later the ground staff and wardens. Everyone of the staff were so very helpful and made settling in so straight forward. Throughout the journey we have received detailed information concerning the purchase of a holiday Lodge and the benefits of Hollicarrs. Everything we have been told has been spot on. 

Our lasting memory is of Shane arriving at our lodge armed with a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of bubbly.

Thanks to all the team, and our friends old and new at Hollicarrs

Mr & Mrs K Rodgers, Doncaster
"For us the Hollicarrs was a deliberate lifestyle choice. The woodland setting and relaxed atmosphere offer a great escape from the rush and bustle of our busy lives. It's just a year since we first visted the Hollicarrs, so we have seen it in every season and we cannot decide which one we like the best!"
Owners of a PEC Timber Lodge, recently upgraded from a Balmoral Delux Holiday Home
Mr and Mrs Shackelton
"We fell in love with Hollicarrs the day we went to find a Holiday Home. How can anyone not like it. The setting is beautiful, especially now as Spring bursts into life. Everything is really well kept. We have wandered around the woods and the fishing pond, the walks around the Park are lovely. We love exploring and have found some wonderful old trees, insect hives and a bird wathcing area. When we get the chance to be outside, we often here the Woodpecker, see the many species of birds and plantlife. On arriving at the Park, we always feel like this is home.
In our opinion, there is nowhere more beautiful to own a Holiday Home.
Shane, the sales representative, was very helpful and informative. Taking us all around the Park, showing us all the Lodges that could be available in the future. Therefore helping us to make the right decision. He is a very personable young man and nothing is too much trouble for him.
We also find that Dawn and Lisa in the office are very friendly and helpful, keeping us Holiday Home Owners on our toes (in the nicest possible way). All the ground staff are friendly and always wave or stop to chat.
We find the Lodges comfortable, warm and the perfect, peaceful setting for a Holiday Home.
Owners of Advent Rosemary
Mr & Mrs S Briggs, Barnsley
"This is our Sanctuary - somewhere to escape to at weekends, we just love it. The team at Hollicarrs are very very good and look after all our needs whenever we are there"
Owners of an Advent Tarragon Lodge
Country Land & Business Association Winners of The Bledisloe Gold Medal
RICS Award for Building Conservation David Bellamy Gold Honey Bee Friendly Holiday Park David Bellamy Hedgerow Conservation David Bellamy Wildflower Conservation
National Training Award Members of the BH&HPA Visit Britain 5 star Award for exceptional park National Landlords Association
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