Holgates Cottage Collection Covid-19 Update

My family business has been running since 1956, I am the third generation of Holgates who have had the pleasure of providing holidays to hundreds of thousands of guests. It is with great sadness that I write this post but given the seriousness and spread of Covid-19 I do not have any choice.

As of 25th March Holgates Holiday Park’s, including our holiday cottages, will be closed until we are advised otherwise by the government. These are unprecedented times. We all have a responsibility to consider not just ourselves but to the people of our country, the local community and on our parks. We are having to make decisions and take actions which were unimaginable a few weeks ago to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

We are not accepting any new guests arriving with tourers, motorhomes, tents or staying in any rental accommodation with us. Guests staying with us currently should arrange to depart by Wednesday 25th March 2020.

We will be contacting all customers who have a 2020 booking with us. Initially we will be contacting those with an arrival date in the next 4 weeks. We would be grateful for the support of customers requesting a transfer of date or a credit note in preference to a refund. Bookings can be transferred to the 2021 season and any credit notes will be valid for the 2021 season. Please bear with us, and if possible do not call us as we are already experiencing a high number of calls and this will just slow down our processes.

We ask all private owners and seasonal touring customers who are not on park not to come and if you are on park to please depart by Wednesday 25th March 2020. We are following government guidelines so closing to protect you and wider society. We will be contacting private owners and seasonal customers shortly and again ask you to wait for this communication prior to contacting us.

I urge you to co-operate at this difficult time.

Finally, may I remind you that every person you speak to on the phone, who responds to you by email, who you engage with on social media is a person, a member of my team who is doing their best to help in these unprecedented times. Please be kind, my team and myself are doing their very best.

Be kind, stay safe,
Michael and everyone at Holgates Holidays Parks.


Book your May Bank Holiday getaway … in our brand new Holiday Cottage on Hollins Farm!

As the Easter Bank Holiday draws to an end, you may be feeling the back-to-work blues. However, you won’t be feeling down for long, as May has not one … but two bank holiday weekends! This is the perfect time to discover our self-catered holiday cottages, including ‘Hollins Cottage’ the latest addition to Holgates Cottage Collection; located on Hollins Farm.

Hollins Cottage officially opens on Friday 3rd May, and is available to reserve now!

Whilst we all wish for the stunning weather we have experienced this weekend there are no guarantees, making our holiday cottages the perfect choice as you can have a fantastic time no matter the weather! Only an hour from the Lake District, our holiday cottages are perfect for a family get together, or a relaxing couples retreat. You are bound to find something that suits your taste from our variety of 2 and 3 bed cottages, all located in and around Silverdale. To find out more about our individual cottages, and book your stay throughout the year, simply explore our website.


Bank Holiday Availability:

May Day Bank Holiday (3rd – 6th May)

  • NEW! Hollins Cottage – Our newest cottage, sleeping up-to 6 people in the heart of our working farm. Hollins Cottage is pet friendly!
  • Cove Lodge – The perfect country escape, sleeping up-to 4 people. Cove Lodge is pet friendly!

Spring Bank Holiday (24th – 27th May)

  • NEW! Hollins Cottage – Our newest cottage, sleeping up-to 6 people in the heart of our working farm. Hollins Cottage is pet friendly!
  • The Pepper Pot – Located in the heart of Silverdale village, sleeping up-to 4 people.

All of our holiday cottages are open 12 months of the year, find a break that works around you with our availability checker!


Silverdale – Your gateway to the Lake District

Recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2017, the Lake District is an incredible destination that is gaining in popularity. Currently welcoming over 15 million visitors each year, it makes you wonder if the Lake District is the best choice when seeking a relaxing break? Read more to discover how Silverdale is the perfect location if you are looking to explore the English countryside, including the Lake District, whilst also returning from your break away feeling relaxed and refreshed.

The Lake District (60 minutes from Silverdale)

The Lake District is England’s largest National Park, home to some truly stunning wildlife, extraordinary mountains, beautiful lakes and quaint towns and villages; all contained within an area that covers 2,362 square kilometres. There is so much to see and do in the Lakes, meaning you definitely won’t run out of steam if you visit more than once throughout your break away! Find out more about Silverdale and the surrounding areas, located roughly 15 miles from the Lake District, this could be the perfect place for you to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life!


Located just off the Lancashire/Cumbria border, providing many coastal and country walks, Silverdale makes the perfect base for those wanting to be close to the Lake District, whilst eliminating the hassle and cost of staying there. Silverdale is just a stone’s throw away from the Lakes, meaning at has many of the same landscape features: rolling country hills, rich country fields as well as the added bonus of the north-western shore line wrapping around the village. Silverdale is one of the smallest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a rich mixture of contrasting countryside, from salt marsh and mixed broadleaf woodlands to limestone cliffs and lush grasslands. Famous for its amazing wildlife and stunning scenery, Silverdale is ideal for quiet walks, where you can enjoy nature at its best.

RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve (5 minutes from Silverdale)

Nearby Silverdale village is Leighton Moss nature reserve, made up of many diverse habitats including reeds, woodland and limestone grassland. It is proudly home to the largest reed bed in the North West and provides plentiful opportunities to discover the wildlife that lives here.

Leighton Moss has facilities such as: a Visitor Centre, Shop, Cafe, Toilets and is also pushchair friendly; meaning all the family can enjoy a day out in the countryside.

Arnside Knott (3 minutes from Silverdale)

Providing exceptional views, Arnside Knott is attracts many birds and wildlife. With a summit of 159 metres, the views from Arnside Knott are breath-taking. Woodland encloses many of the slopes which were previously grazing land and the National Trust now takes care of the land, maintaining the patchwork of habitats. The hill is the perfect spot for a stroll, and also sits right next to Silverdale, just a ten-minute drive away, meaning you can round off a day of exploring with some food and drink from local businesses.

Carnforth (15 minutes from Silverdale)

Just a fifteen-minute drive from Silverdale, Carnforth is a town full of history. Home to the railway station where the most iconic scenes from Sir Davis Lean’s 1945 classic, Brief Encounter, were filmed. Here you can take your picture under the famous clock which featured so prominently in the film and enjoy a taste of days gone by in the faithfully replicated Refreshment Room. Also celebrating the towns historic roots, is the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre.

Carnforth has plenty of small businesses such as Carnforth Bookshop, which stocks more than 100,000 second-hand books. You can also explore the great outdoors even more, with a visit to Warton Crag, which overlooks Carnforth and is ideal for hiking, climbing and abseiling.

Facilities at Holgates Silverdale

When you enjoy a stay in one of our cottages, you can expect nothing but the best from your well-deserved holiday. Whether you’re out and about enjoying the wonderous things to see and do around Silverdale, or if you choose to stay and enjoy some time in your chosen cottage, you can rest assured that everybody will be enjoying their holiday, as their is so much to see and do during your time here.

All of our cottage breaks include use of the 5* facilities at our Silverdale holiday park – enjoy a swim in the pool or relax in the sauna, head to our fully fitted gym or go down to the bowling alley for a game with the whole family, additional charges apply for use of the bowling facilities. There’s no need to worry about the kids, either. Children are safe to roam with amenities on-site such as our games room, soft play area and two outdoor adventure playgrounds.

With so much to see and do, in and out of the Lake District, Silverdale really is the perfect location for any type of holiday! Our cottages are available for weekend breaks, mini-breaks and for whole weeks if you prefer.

Learn more about our self-catered cottages, providing to a range of needs including pet-friendly accommodation, free wifi and free off-road parking.