Government minister launches Yorkshire luxury lodges development

Pictured are Charlie Forbes Adam, Nigel Adams MP and Mike Marshall

The brand-new phase of the award-winning Hollicarrs Holiday Park at Escrick, near York, has been officially opened by Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty.

Mr Adams, who is also the Government Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, cut the ribbon at the prestigious Lawley development, which comprises 42 luxury holiday lodges.

Charlie Forbes Adam, proprietor of the Escrick Park Estate, which owns Hollicarrs, said: “This is a tremendously exciting initiative. Lawley builds on the success of our first two phases at Hollicarrs, Wenlock and Harts Nook, and provides fabulous holiday lodges for everyone wanting to enjoy the sanctuary of our estate and visit North Yorkshire’s many tourist attractions.”

Mr Adams said: “The success of Hollicarrs has been a great boost to tourism in the York and Selby region. This latest investment in the park by the Escrick Estate is likely to prove equally successful and I wish this prestigious project the very best of luck. It is an honour to officially open it.”

Lawley is now offering short-term breaks in its luxury holiday lodges in time for the February half term. The new owners are making their Lawley lodges available for hire when they are not using them themselves. This is a brand-new Escrick Park incentive for those keen to have the experience of owning a holiday home, but also want to rent out the lodges out when they are not using them.

Hollicarrs is a private, secure, natural sanctuary that is set within the 250-acre woodlands that make up the historic Escrick Park Estate. All 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.

Mike Marshall, from Dunnington, near York, who is a new owner, said: ”

The key for me is that this isn’t just a typical rental opportunity, rather a fabulous chance for me to create the perfect holiday lodge, down to the last detail, in the most beautiful and peaceful environment with stunning views, which will provide pleasure and peace for everyone who stays here.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the Hollicarrs team. We both share the same vision of making the Lawley development really special. My motto is ‘only perfection is good enough’ and this sums up the attitude here. We want our visitors to have the most wonderful time.

“My lodge is called Honeycomb Lodge, reflecting the fact that I am a beekeeper, and the bee motif is evident throughout the interior of the lodge. It’s also quite fitting that my lodge is just a short walk from the Hollicarrs bee hotel, and that Hollicarrs holds the David Bellamy ‘Bee Friendly Park’ award, highlighting that this is the perfect partnership.”

Hollicarrs has excellent transport links, both by road or rail, and Robin Hood Doncaster and Leeds-Bradford airports are easily accessible. Nature walks, cycle tracks, a bowling green, a fishing lake and tennis courts are available on site. The historic city of York is very close, as is the attractive town of Selby with its iconic abbey.

The park has also held the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation and the Quality in Tourism 5 star award every year since opening in 2005.

Dawn Buck, the manager of Hollicarrs, said: “The unique selling point of our new Lawley is the option to sub-let for short breaks, enabling lodge owners to get a return on their investment. I call it redeeming your dream – and it is already proving very popular.

“All the Lawley homes are brand new, top-of-the-range lodges with two bedrooms or more and all equipped with high range kitchens, sumptuous bedrooms and living areas. Towels and bedding are all included with the hire, and each lodge will be individually styled to a very high standard. Mr Marshall’s Honeycomb Lodge has the added luxury of a hot tub, and fluffy robes will also be provided!

“Short term breaks will start from as little as £395 for three nights for a two-bedroom lodge with sunken hot tub. All bookings will be managed by our Hollicarrs team to provide a professional service and ensure lodges are in immaculate condition for the arrival of guests.

“So, if you fancy a weekend break or even a week or two in Yorkshire, this is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy total peace and quiet, outstanding countryside and enjoying all the local attractions that Yorkshire has to offer.”

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