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A family run business since 1959, The Hollies began as a vegetable stand on the side of the road selling homegrown produce with an honesty box. Over 60 years later, the business is still run by the Cowap family, (now in its second, third, and fourth generation!), and The Hollies Farm Shop has grown to become a retail destination and one of the best farm shops in the northwest of England, UK. The award-winning Little Budworth site now incorporates a butchery, a delicatessen, a fresh fish counter, The Barn home, gift & lifestyle department, The Hollies Takeaway, and luxury forest lodges. A further retail site at Lower Stretton, near to Warrington, Cheshire offers a farm shop, butchery, gift area and Café Hollies.

It is at their original Little Budworth site that the entrepreneurial family had their first venture into hospitality when they launched their caravan park site in the 1980’s, diversifying further to include quiz nights, suppers, and dances in the barn to entertain holiday makers.  For many years, the family talked about expanding their enterprise into self-catering accommodation, and in 2009 they put this idea into practice with log cabin style accommodation at their site at Little Budworth.

Fast forward to today, and The Hollies Retreats now incorporates the 6 luxury forest lodges in Little Budworth, Cheshire; Stay on the High Street with the option of 5 cosy rooms on Tarporley High Street, Cheshire; Muckrach Country House, a luxury private hire house for up to 22 guests in the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland; an additional 3 self-catering units on the Muckrach Country House Estate in the Highlands of Scotland; Cathedral House, Dornoch a cosy interior design led cookie-box cottage; and 2 luxury villas in Barbados.


As the business has grown and developed over the years, what hasn’t changed is the family’s passion for great quality and customer service, the importance of their heritage in farming, and their family values – these all remain today after over 60 years in business.  


The Hollies Forest Lodges

These charming Forest Lodges with hot tubs are a great choice if you are looking for self-catering accommodation in the Cheshire area. We have designed our luxury log cabins with careful attention to detail. Each lodge has a welcoming feel thanks to stylish interiors and a high-end kitchen.

We also invite our guests to relax outdoors in their hot tubs. You are surrounded by impressive pine trees in the quiet hush of the forest.

Our luxury cottages and log cabins also have an excellent on-site farm shop and butchery. You can choose from a delicious range of artisan products, treats and other little luxuries throughout your stay.

When you are in the mood to explore more, there is plenty to see and do in nearby Chester including Chester Zoo. Overall, The Hollies Forest Lodges with hot tubs are perfect for families, friends or couples.

If you have your heart set on hot tub holidays in an enchanting forest setting, look no further.

Get in touch and book your holiday today…



BBQ with private decking & garden furniture


30 mins away from the historic city of Chester

Farm Shop

Farm Shop with Butchery and Delicatessen


Sit back, relax and enjoy

Hot Tub

Private Hot Tubs to help you really relax!

Log Burner

Log burning stoves for those chilly nights

Chester Zoo

Combine relaxing and unwinding in our Luxury Forest Lodges with a trip to Chester Zoo.

Luxury Log Cabins

Luxury Log Cabins With Hot Tubs