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The Hollicarrs - Your natural sanctuary

About Hollicarrs - And things to do.

Hollicarrs provides whatever pace you prefer, with plenty of activities , or you can simply stroll around the park and take in the peace and tranquility. Here are some of the things available:

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 are held throughout the season.

Fishing licence and equipment necessary.

Bowling Green

A well maintained grass green for expert or beginners play. 

Petanque

Weekly games are held as well as tournaments throughout the season.

Equipment is available from Reception

Tennis

The hard tennis court is flood lit enabling play throughout the year.  Some equipment is available from reception.

The Haven

Available for park social events and also for hire for owner’s private functions. Table Tennis, Line Dancing and crafting also take place in The Haven.

Walking

There are nature trails in abundance at Hollicarrs. Whether you are  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. 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, the bee hotel and the bird hide, 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.

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.
Tom and Roz Ireland
We are delighted to have recently invested in a lovely holiday lodge for rental purposes within the beautiful natural space at Hollicarrs holiday park.
Our journey throughout has been straight forward and smooth. This positive new experience has been enhanced by the friendly sales representative,
Shane Thomson. We have appreciated his calm professional approach and  guidance in making our purchase. We look forward to working alongside the management team at Hollicarrs who are friendly, efficient and very approachable.

Andy and Debbie - Wildflower Lodge
Debbie and myself regard ourselves as very fortunate that after much searching we found Hollicarrs. From the first tentative enquiry to Shane via telephone back in November to today, our "launch day" where we welcome our first guests at Wildflower lodge, we were immediately put at ease with Shane's easy manner. His expert guidance when we needed it was pivotal in making our new "adventure" possible. Thank you Shane.
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
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 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
LH
An excellent service from start to finish.  Shane from Sales couldn't have been more helpful, ensuring my purchase of a lodge was as smooth as possible.  The park itself is wonderful. The office, maintenance team and all at Rideways are always efficient and pleasant to deal with.
Andy

I purchased a brand new lodge on Escrick Park a couple of months back and can honestly say that the end-to-end process was seamless and enjoyable throughout.

I had been looking at other parks in the York area and Escrick was by far the most appealing, being set in a very peaceful and immaculately maintained woodland area with great access to York, Selby and the surrounding countryside.

The entire team have been very supportive and helpful. Shane particularly is not your typical salesperson, he has been great to deal with, but more notably has not washed his hands after the sale and has been pro-active in making sure everything was OK post sale.

I would highly recommend the park at Escrick and, after intensive research, I am 100% happy with my decision to purchase a lodge here.

Thanks to everyone involved in making this go so smoothly. 

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
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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