Hospitality and Heritage: The Hollies' Journey

A family-run business since 1959, The Hollies began as a roadside vegetable stand, offering homegrown produce with an honesty box. Today, over 60 years later, it remains under the dedicated stewardship of the Cowap family, spanning the second, third, and fourth generations. The Hollies Farm Shop has blossomed into a renowned retail destination, celebrated as one of the finest farm shops in the Northwest of England, UK.

The award-winning Little Budworth Farm Shop now boasts a comprehensive range of offerings, including a Butchery, Delicatessen, Fresh Fish Counter, Gift Barn, Takeaway, Deli Bar and luxurious Forest Lodges. Additionally, a second retail site in Lower Stretton, near Warrington, Cheshire, features a Farm Shop, Butchery, Gift Area, and Café Hollies.

At their original Little Budworth site, this enterprising family ventured into hospitality in the 1980s, expanding their repertoire to include quiz nights, suppers, and barn dances, delighting holidaymakers. After years of planning, they realised their dream of self-catering accommodations in 2009, introducing log cabin-style lodgings at the Little Budworth location.


The Muckrach Estate is near the town of Aviemore and provides a welcoming retreat when you want a beautiful place to stay in the Scottish Highlands. We have our large private hire house for up to 22 guests, plus 3 additional smaller luxury self-catering lodges.

Set in acres of pastureland in the Cairgorms National Park and surrounded by some of the best scenery, the site lends itself to a plethora of outdoor activities. From hiking around or skiing down the Cairngorm mountains, swimming at the UK’s highest beach at Loch Morlich, having adventure days at Rothiemurchus, fishing for Salmon in the Spey River, teeing off surrounded by natural beauty, seeing the fairy magic of An Lochan Uaine or the mystery of Loch Ness; you can choose to do it all, or nothing at all…


Our lovingly restored Victorian Shooting Lodge sleeps up to 22 guests in the utmost of luxury and comfort. The House features eleven uniquely designed en-suite bedrooms, piano bar, luxury kitchen, library, snug, outdoor terrace, and a hot tub for that special time with family, friends or colleagues.

Muckrach Country House offers the utmost in luxury and the perfect balance of space for both entertaining and relaxing.


We want you to relax and feel at home in our gorgeous self-catering cottages. Therefore, we design our luxury highland lodges with your comfort in mind. The contemporary, luxury interior design creates an inviting space. Each lodge is self-catering for your convenience, fitted with kitchens with high-end appliances so you can prepare meals at your leisure. If you’re looking for hot tub lodges, we have a couple of charming lodges that have a hot tub in their private gardens.

All our Highland lodges are pet-friendly too, so your dog can enjoy a Highland Break too!

Overall, the Hollies Highland Lodges offer a luxurious place to stay while you explore the Cairgorms National Park or anywhere in Scotland.



BBQ with private patio & garden furniture (Cairngorm and Glenmore only)

Log Burner

Log burning stoves for those chilly nights (Cairngorm and Glenmore only)

The Highlands

The Highlands on your doorstep

Highland Coo’s

World famous Highland Coo’s

Dog Friendly

Dog friendly cottages in the Highlands

Luxury Lodges

Book into our luxury Highland accommodation.

Hot Tub Lodges

Unwind with family and friends at luxury highland lodges with hot tubs.


Charming collection of self-catering holiday homes

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