Lake District static caravan for sale near Ambleside at Skelwith Fold

Static caravans for sale in The Lakes

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Static caravans for sale in the Lake District at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

With a Holiday Home in the Lake District at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park comes a new type of freedom you may never have experienced before. In other words, the chance to escape any time you choose to your own base in the English Lakes. Spend your precious time in your own Lake District Holiday Home.

For a fraction of the price of a cottage in Cumbria, you could own your own luxury Holiday Home. All nestled in the very heart of the Lake District’s most glorious countryside. Prices start from £25,000 with a 14-year security of tenure for exclusive holiday use only.

Buying a caravan holiday home in The Lakes

There’s no “hard sell” by our park team, just a friendly introduction to the very special atmosphere of Skelwith. This has been enjoyed by generations of families. Many have owned several holiday homes with us over the years. Enquire at reception or give us a call and we will talk you through how caravan holiday home ownership works. We’ll happily show you what’s available right now or coming soon.

It may be just the two of you, or perhaps with friends or even grandchildren. You won’t have to book ahead, all your home-from-home comforts will be there. Best of all the cost of each visit will be just your petrol money. We’re in the heart of England’s most spectacular countryside, with endless opportunities for discovery and adventure all around. And although we’ve plenty of quality awards to our name, it’s the very special character of Skelwith of which we and our guests are most proud.

Browse through to our Holiday Home Ownership information. Here you can learn more about having your own Lake District Holiday Home at Skelwith Fold.



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 emergency only on 07513 040186.

Can our friends and family visit us?

Of course, friends and family are more than welcome to visit! We are delighted to welcome new visitors 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 touring caravan/motorhome.

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 both our holiday cottages, No.1 and No.3.

There is a small charge per dog staying with us at Skelwith Fold which helps 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, glamping and cottage accommodation either on our website, or call us on 015394 32277.

Is the park and facilities accessible?

Common areas such as Reception and the library are wheelchair accessible.

We have also re-laid many footpaths in our woodland areas to make them more accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs to allow more people to enjoy the tranquillity of Skelwith Fold.

Find out more about our accessibility.

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 WiFi” on your device when on the park, and follow the on-screen instructions to get online.

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?

Hiring out of your caravan holiday home is not permitted. This means that the use of any caravan is restricted to the owner, their immediate family and their bona-fide guests. For security reasons, when anyone other than the owner is using a caravan, the Park Owners must be informed in advance, of the name and address of all persons who will occupy the caravan in writing. Our reception team may refuse to hand over your spare key without written confirmation of whom is allowed.

How do I order bottled gas?

Bottled gas for your holiday home can be ordered from our main reception. Bottled gas should be ordered and paid for before 3pm on any day and (if eligible for delivery) will be delivered before 6pm. Gas exchange prices are currently £38.50. All deliveries requested out of these hours will be subject to a price surcharge in accordance with the price schedule we publish from time to time (out of hours gas exchange is currently charged at £5.00 per cylinder, this charge is on top of the cylinder price). It is recommended that caravans should be equipped with an extra cylinder to avoid running short of gas.

How can I find out if Skelwith Fold is for me?

There’s no substitute for coming along and taking a good look around the park, and inside some of our caravan holiday homes. Don’t worry; there will be no sales pressure whatsoever, and we won’t insist on accompanying your every step. Feel free to wander anywhere in the grounds, and to experience the beauty and sense of peace which draws so many here.
Just arrange your visit by calling the park on 015394 32277. Perhaps even try a stay in one of our Hideaways or our luxurious safari tents to get a feel for the park. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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 fees for 2023 are £5,490.00 and run from 1st March to 30th April. In addition to pitch fees you will need to budget for additional costs such as: local authority rates £320.47 (2023) metered electric (£147 2023 average) insurance cover which is available through the park, or your preferred broker. Gas exchange when required (£38.50 2024) per cylinder.

Where on the park will my holiday home be sited?

We will be pleased to show you our available pitches when you come to look around. The park’s magnificent grounds extend to around 130 acres. Our holiday homes are all neatly “pocketed” throughout the parkland in small groups with generous spacing between the units. This helps maintain a sense of privacy, and allows holiday home owners to enjoy an intimate closeness with the natural world and woodlands around them.

How can I finance my holiday home purchase?

Many people at Skelwith Fold choose to purchase their holiday home with a personal loan which can be spread over a preferred number of years. Most major banks, subject to an individual’s status, are prepared to make advances for caravan holiday homes, our preferred specialist lending partner is

What’s inside a caravan holiday home?

If you’ve not been inside one for some time, you could be in for a very pleasant surprise. Modern caravan holiday homes are superbly designed along the lines of a conventional house with two or three separate bedrooms. They usually encompass en-suite, a bathroom, spacious kitchen area and a roomy lounge. They are supplied fully furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The kitchen will often come complete with fridge, freezer, cooker and microwaves. Bedrooms have built-in (or walk-in) wardrobes. The bathroom will have cupboards, a toilet, a shower and sometimes a full-size bath. Extra specifications such as central heating and double glazing are also available. These options are especially popular with purchasers. They allow the holiday home to be enjoyed in comfort in Spring and Autumn when the Lake District is often at its loveliest. Other add-ons can include timber decking. This addition allows you the ability to relax and perhaps eat outside whilst enjoying the panorama of the park.

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!

When is Skelwith Fold open?

Skelwith Fold is open this season from 1st March until 17th November 2024. The last evening you can stay at Skelwith Fold for all guests including holiday home owners is Saturday 16th November 2024. The park will reopen for all guests on 1st March 2025.

Do you have a holiday home for sale brochure?

Yes, we do have a brochure, which you can download from our website. The brochure showcases our range of holiday accommodation as well as information about home ownership at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park.

The brochure covers starting prices as well as benefits of owning a static caravan in the Lake District, however it does not showcase our available homes for sale. To stay up to date with the latest news, we recommend signing up to our mailing list.

Can I have an alarm installed on my holiday home?

Yes, however none of our holiday homes currently have an alarm system. You do not necessarily need one here as our park is secure.

Can I run a business from my holiday home?

No you can’t, our holiday homes are non-commercial premises and you are not permitted to run a business from your holiday home. They are for holiday use only.

How do I stay up to date with Skelwith Fold’s news?

You can stay up to date with the park’s news by signing up to our newsletter.

This way, you can receive our latest news and offers directly to your inbox, which can be very handy, especially for holiday home owners.

How often can I visit my holiday home?

As it’s your holiday home, you can visit it as many times as you want, and you don’t have to let us know prior to your visit. However, please bear in mind that our park is open for 9 months a year, from the 1st of March until the last Sunday of November.

Can family stay in my holiday home without me there?

Yes, friends and family are very welcome to stay at your holiday home with or without you being there with them.

Can I sell my holiday home privately?

No, it is not permitted for holiday homes to be sold privately on the park at Skelwith Fold.

Do you sell any residential lodges?

No, Skelwith Fold does not sell residential lodges. All of our static caravans are for holiday use only.

What do you need from me in order to buy a holiday home?

We only need a deposit of £3000.00 and full contact details from you for us to start the process of selling you your brand new holiday home at Skelwith Fold.

Do you sell pre-owned holiday homes?

No, we don’t sell pre-owned holiday homes at Skelwith Fold, but we do have a wide range of new holiday homes that may be right for you.

However, if you are interested in buying a pre-owned holiday home, we do sell them at our sister park, Moss Wood Caravan Park.

Can I choose where to site my holiday home on-park?

Depending on the pitches that are available, you may be able to have a choice as to where your holiday home is located. However, there will be times when owing to the sizes of vacant pitches and holiday homes available, there might only be one pitch available.

What is the difference between a holiday home, lodge and log cabin?

Holiday homes are generally larger than cabins and lodges, and are designed to accommodate more guests and give a ‘home away from home’ feel.

Do you have any accessible holiday homes for sale?

Holiday homes can vary in their accessibility.

However, if you have particular needs then we can work with you and the manufacturers to have a holiday home built especially for you. This can include the provision of a range of accessibility features such as wider doorways and wet rooms.

Get in touch with us to have a discussion about how we can have your holiday home built to meet all of your personal requirements.

Does my holiday home come fully furnished?

Yes, all of the holiday homes we sell come fully furnished. You don’t have to worry about buying new furniture – just decorations and soft furnishings . You will also need purchase plates, pots, pans, glasses and any home comforts that you require.

Our caravan holiday homes are superbly designed along the lines of conventional houses with separate bedrooms.

Can I have parcels delivered to the park?

Yes you can, please address them with your name and or pitch number.

Please be aware, parcels of any kind are placed on the table outside our reception. Our team cannot take responsibility for your parcels or to sign for them.

We request, if you are having ‘large’ deliveries i.e furniture, storage boxes ect please give reception prior notice by email or telephone. Notice is required as some parts of the park are not accessible by lorry.

Can I build a shed by my caravan?

Wooden sheds are not permitted due to strict fire safety regulations; however, you can purchase a removable outside storage box, a favourite for many guests is known as an ‘Asgard’.

Can I sublet my holiday home?

No, we do not allow the subletting of holiday homes at Skelwith Fold.