York holiday park launches contemporary residential lodge development. We learn more…

Chestnut Farm Holiday Park, based on the outskirts of York, has launched a brand new development of contemporary residential lodges with phase one now released for sale.

Located in the tranquil rural village of Acaster Malbis, three miles from York city centre, Chestnut Farm has been a holiday park for decades run by the Smith and Dearlove family, with a number of static caravans and holiday cottages where hundreds of holiday makers have visited, year after year.

Residential move
As a family-run business for several decades, the Smith family have decided that now is the time to move the park into the 21st century and transition into an exclusive, residential lodge park.

New home seekers have the option of three different styles of lodges, dependent on their size requirements and budget, with several of the lodges enjoying views of the River Ouse.

As the park has a residential site licence, this allows owners to live on the park all year round and use the home as their main residential address.

The lodges will also be marketed as second holiday homes, ideal for those looking for a UK base for several months of the year.

The new lodges take on a sleek, modern style and are designed to the highest standard, with every detail considered from high-end finishes, homely touches to the latest technology, such as wi-fi controlled underfloor heating and super-fast internet connection.

Expect an open plan design, floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious living areas and bi-fold doors that open out onto private decking, grassed and patio areas.

19th century history
Marcus Smith, from Chestnut Farm Holiday Park, commented: ‘Chestnut Farm first recorded a caravan on the land in 1899, making us one of, if not, the oldest caravan park in Britain. Therefore the park comes with a huge legacy and is a place where so many people have cherished memories from holidays and visits over the years.

‘We knew it was time to move the park forward however what was vital to us was to create a lodge experience that is like nothing else on the market so that our customers feel they have something really special, completely bespoke and experience the highest standard of living here at Chestnut Farm.’

The lodges have been designed and built by Acaster Homes, the Smith family’s lodge manufacturing business. The team designed and built each style of lodge with the main part of lodge build taking place in its factory based on the outskirts of York. The lodges are then transported to the park where the finishing touches are completed, creating a seamless process from design and build to final purchase.

Steven Smith, director of Acaster Homes, added: ‘This is our second residential lodge development and we’re looking forward to launching this new style onto the market.

‘The entire design and build process happens in York which has allowed us to work with our trusted local suppliers to create a high quality product to suit Chestnut Farm’s new chapter.’

German union
The majority of the materials used on the lodge build are from local Yorkshire-based suppliers. However, to create a completely bespoke design, Acaster Homes has teamed up with German manufacturer Zierer Fassaden to become its sole UK manufacturer using their anthracite cladding system on the external walls of the lodges.

Steven continued: ‘We have spent the past few years designing and building a lodge style that not only feels contemporary and is unique, but is also homely and ideal for the customer to live in all year round or to use as a second holiday home. We’re looking forward to welcoming people to the show lodges now open to view on the park.’


Phase One has now been released with prices starting from £110,000. There are three show lodges now available to view, showcasing the three different styles of property. The sale office is open seven days a week from 9am until 5pm. Due to Covid guidelines it is recommended to book an appointment prior to visiting. To book please call 01904 704676 or email info@chestnuutfarmhp.co.uk.  For more information, please visit www.chestnutfarmhp.co.uk.