Opening staged for latest phase of holiday lodge development

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The newest phase of the award-winning Hollicarrs Holiday Park at Escrick, near York, has been officially opened.

Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty, who is also Government Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, cut the ribbon at the 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 holiday lodges for everyone wanting to enjoy the sanctuary of our estate and visit North Yorkshire’s many tourist attractions.

“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.

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

Mike Marshall, from Dunnington, near York, is one of the new Lawley owners. He 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.”

Nature walks, cycle tracks, a bowling green, a fishing lake and tennis courts are available on site. The park has held the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation and the Quality in Tourism 5 star award every year since opening in 2005.

Dawn Buck, 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 equipped with high range kitchens, sumptuous bedrooms and living areas.

“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.”