A caravan holiday home is truly a holiday home for all seasons
The chance to escape any time you choose to your own Holiday Home in the Lake District is a new type of freedom may never have experienced before.
Holiday Home prices start from £25,000 with a 14-year security of tenure for exclusive holiday use only. The park is open from 1st March to late November each year.
Pitch fees are payable annually and for 2023 are £5253.00 running from 1st May to 30th April next year.
In addition to pitch fees you will need to budget for Local Authority Rates. In 2019 these were £300.94 for the full year (due to exceptional circumstances, these were not charged in 2020 and only partially charged in 2021).
Insurance is necessary for all holiday homes on the park. We can make it easy for you to insure your happy place, with no phone calls to insurers or websites. We can offer you a competitive quote from Compass Insurance, put you on cover and help support you with claims. You are of course free to shop around for the best deal if you wish. Skelwith Fold Caravan Park Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Bspoke Lifestyle Ltd and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN; 415807. Compass Insurance is a trading name of Bspoke Lifestyle Ltd. registered in England and Wales under Company Number 11429456 at Registered Address: 7 Pullman Court, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3ND. Bspoke Lifestyle Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FRN Number 820727.
Electricity is metered and gas bottle exchange and delivery is available on-site.
If you’ve never before considered Holiday Home ownership, there may be some more questions you’re asking yourself. Well, we’ve tried to anticipate some of these in our FAQs below, hopefully to provide straightforward answers.
Please don’t forget that, as a family-run business, we take a special pride in providing a personal service to customers. So don’t hesitate to lift the phone if you would like to talk with us directly, or to arrange a no-obligations visit.
Can we have an early check in?
The availability of an early check in depends on the day. It is more likely to be possible in the low season than the high season, but we cannot guarantee this facility. If you would like to check in early please call us on the day to find out whether we can accommodate you sooner than your regular check in time.
Is there a 24 hour service?
Reception is open throughout the day from 9am and can be contacted on 015394 32277.
Out of hours our duty warden can be contacted in an emergency on 07513 040186.
Can our friends and family visit us?
We are delighted to welcome your friends and family to visit at Skelwith. We ask that all visitors please sign in at Reception on arrival.
Are dogs and other pets allowed?
Skelwith Fold is a dog friendly park and pets are welcome in most areas, with a maximum of three dogs per caravan.
Please note however that dogs may not stay in our glamping units, with the exception of our Wagtail Hideaway which is dog friendly and can host up to two dogs.
Up to two dogs may also stay in our Number Three Cottage, but not in Number One or The Greenhouse.
There is a small charge per dog staying with us at Skelwith Fold which helps us to maintain the highest standard of stay for both dogs and people staying with us.
Please keep dogs on a short lead under strict control around all touring pitches, holiday homes and glamping units. Dogs may not be left unattended anywhere on the park at any time, including inside your accommodation. Please note that you are responsible for your pets at all time, including cleaning up after them and keeping noise to a minimum to avoid disturbing other guests.
We reserve the right to ask the owner of any dog which causes a nuisance or threat to remove it from the park immediately. We cannot accept any breeds listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
How do I book?
You can check availability and book online for our touring pitches and glamping accommodation either on our website, or call us on 015394 32277.
Is the park and facilities accessible?
Yes. All the common areas such as Reception and the library are wheelchair accessible. We also have disabled shower and toilet facilities for guests. Please ask at Reception for further information such as locations and how to access.
We have also relaid many footpaths in our woodland areas to make them more accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs to allow more people to enjoy the tranquility of Skelwith Fold.
Can we have a barbecue?
Barbecues are permitted, but we ask that you not place them directly onto the ground, decking or picnic benches as this may cause damage. Please dispose of them responsibly.
Our glamping guests may wish to make use of the sheltered barbecue area located by the Family Hideaway units. Here there are frames built to hold a disposable barbecue tray which you can purchase from our park shop. Please leave this area as you would wish to find it. You may leave the disposable barbecue in the frames at this location for our wardens to dispose of.
If you are staying in the Greenhouse, a full gas BBQ is provided for your use.
Do you have WiFi?
Yes, WiFi is available at Skelwith Fold. Look for “Skelwith Fold Public WiFi” on your device when on the park, and follow the on-screen instructions to get online.
We provide a complimentary data package of 1GB, with further 15GB packages available for £15. Please note that we are in a rural location and that we cannot always guarantee a WiFi signal.
Complimentary WiFi is available in each of our holiday cottages. See your Welcome pack on arrival for details on how to connect.
Our Paperwork Explained
We have created this video as walkthrough of our caravan holiday home purchase agreement.
Are static holiday homes well built?
Very much so. Almost all caravan holiday homes are made in Britain by one of around five leading manufacturers such as ABI and Swift. All of which recognise that quality is the key to customer satisfaction.
The standard of workmanship throughout holiday homes will be extremely high, and many traditional craftsman’s skills are used in the building process. Fittings, such as the carpeting, furnishings and kitchen equipment are all of excellent quality, and there will be a good level of insulation allowing the holiday home to warm up quickly when you arrive, and to stay snug with the help of thermostatically controlled heating.
Can I hire out my caravan holiday home?
How do I order bottled gas?
How can I find out if Skelwith Fold is for me?
How much will a holiday home cost?
At Skelwith Fold, you could pay as little as £25,000 for a luxury caravan holiday home. Higher specification and new models are available at greater cost, up to around £80,000 – but even the most basic homes we offer provide superb quality standards and the promise of many years of carefree holiday enjoyment.
The pitch fee for 2021 is £4,610.00 and runs from 1st May to 30th April. In addition to pitch fees you will need to budget for rates: for 2019 these were £300.94 for the year (they were not charged in 2020 due to the exceptional circumstances). Insurance is typically charged at around £11.00 per £1,000 (inc. insurance premium tax) but you’re welcome to shop around. Electricity is metered, and gas bottle exchange and delivery is available on-site.
Where on the park will my holiday home be sited?
How can I finance my holiday home purchase?
What’s inside a caravan holiday home?
How are my interests as a buyer protected?
Skelwith Fold upholds all the codes of professional conduct and good practice set down by the British Holiday and Home Parks Association, the park industry’s official representative body. In fact, members of the Wild family (which owns Skelwith Fold) have been associated at a senior level with the organisation for many years, and helped lay the foundations for its policies of customer fair dealing, approved by consumer organisations.
When you buy a holiday home at Skelwith Fold, you will be provided with an officially approved written agreement which will help ensure peace of mind in the years ahead. Within the agreement will be the all-important assurance of tenure: the right, in other words, to occupy the holiday home pitch for a given period of time – which in this case is 14 years. Other areas covered by the agreement include the frequency and level of increases in pitch fees for which at least three months’ notice is given. We are particularly proud that the majority of holiday home owners at Skelwith Fold stay with us for many years (sometimes even decades!). The quality of the park has a big part to play, of course – but so too, we like to think, does the strong emphasis we put on maintaining excellent customer relations. As a prospective buyer or existing owner, you are always welcome to talk with us on any matter, and our aim will always be to provide an answer which will meet with your satisfaction.
How can I get the most out of my holiday home?
Although Skelwith Fold has holiday home owners from across the UK, we usually reckon that you’ll enjoy the best return from your investment by living no more than 2-3 hours from the park. In that way, your holiday retreat becomes easily accessible without having to face the prospect of a long journey. Having said that, Skelwith Fold is just a delightful half-hour’s journey from the M6 motorway – which puts cities such as Manchester and Newcastle within easy reach.
When can I use my static holiday home?
Skelwith Fold is open from the 1st March to the last Sunday in November (inclusive) each year. During our nine-month season, you will be free to use your static caravan / holiday home at any time. There is, of course, no need to tell us you are coming. Just turn up whenever you choose – perhaps even on an impulse whenever the mood or a sunny forecast makes it feel right!