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Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

4.7 (506 reviews)

Welcoming touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans to one of the best holiday parks in The Lake District. Our pitches are set in scenic positions around the park, with stunning views of the surrounding woodland and wildlife. Our self-catering accommodations offer a fantastic base for you to explore from the heart of the iconic Lake District National Park.

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As you turn through the gates at Skelwith Fold the magical red road, winding to the park reception, is canopied by trees and bordered by woodland where you’ll likely catch a glimpse of resident wildlife, such as roe deer, woodpeckers, and if you’re lucky, even a red squirrel.

We welcome touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans to our holiday park in The Lake District. Our pitches are set in scenic positions around the park, with stunning views of the surrounding woodland and wildlife.

For motorhome and touring caravan holidays we are hard to beat. We offer the highest of standards and facilities. We are renowned as one of the finest touring caravan and motorhome parks in the Lake District.

We’re located just outside Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Although Skelwith Fold houses over 400 pitches it has the feel of a much smaller park. The various accommodation areas have been carefully and sympathetically set out in small woodland glades. They are settled amongst natural undulating features, creating a sense of quiet and intimacy. We think that even in the height of the season, the park does not have a crowded feel.

However we’re more than just a caravan park. Our 130 acres are just waiting for you to explore. There are plenty of paths to follow, leading to a wealth of discoveries, including our mystical tarn, sculptures and breathtaking views of the Langdale Pikes and surrounding fells.

We have developed a range of glamping accommodation options to suit a variety of holiday experiences. For those wanting a unique couples getaway, our romantic hideaways provide the perfect retreat for a few days. Our Safari Lodges provide an exciting retreat for families looking to experience the outdoors whilst also enjoying the comforts of home. For an unforgettable family holiday our family hideaways provide an idyllic family Lakeland escape.

Our range of self catering holiday cottages in the Lake District offer an exceptional level of comfort. Stay in one of our luxurious holiday cottages on the historic Skelwith Fold Estate and you can relax with your family and friends with all the home comforts at your disposal.

They offer a fantastic base for you to explore the national park. Head off to one of the major towns near by or simply put your walking boots on and discover the stunning scenery on our door step.

Availability

Premium Pitch (hard-standing)

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Fully serviced "Premium" pitches are hard-standing offering hook-up for electric (chargeable) and include fresh water, grey waste and TV hook up.

Fully serviced "Premium" pitches offer hook-up for electric (chargeable) and include fresh water, grey waste and TV hook up. Conveniently located for use of the free toilet and shower blocks. Guests have access to laundry facilities, trust library and water standpipes .

We pride ourselves on our touring pitches, and we regularly take steps to improve them so that they remain of the highest standard.

Features

TV Included
Hard Standing
Picnic Table
Grey Waste Drain
Electric Hook up available (if paid for)
Fresh Water Tap
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Standard Pitch (hard-standing)

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Our touring pitches are hard standing, offer electric hook-up and are conveniently located for use of the free toilet and shower blocks.

All of our touring pitches are hard-standing, have electric hook-up (chargeable) and are conveniently located for use of the free toilet and shower blocks. Guests have access to laundry facilities, water standpipes and the reception can offer a gas exchange. There is even a Trust Library. WI-FI is available but a strong signal is not guaranteed.

We pride ourselves on our touring pitches, and we regularly take steps to improve them so that they remain of the highest standard.

Features

Electric Hook up available - if selected
Hard Standing Pitch
Pet friendly
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Safari Tent glamping accommodation

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 bedrooms

Our Safari Tents have one double bedroom and a second bedroom with four single bunks, as well as a bathroom, kitchen and dining area.

Our super Safari Tents are a fantastic way to get the benefits of camping without having to compromise on comfort. Glamping is the biggest new holiday craze, and with these Safari Tents, you can see exactly why.

Set in a private woodland glade in our award-winning park, these unique tents are fully self-sufficient with a built-in deck, placing you in the lap of nature. Don’t be at all surprised to see deer casually wandering past, or red squirrels chasing each other up and down the trees next to your tent!

Our Safari Tents have one double bedroom and a second bedroom with four single bunks, as well as a bathroom, kitchen and dining area. Just a short distance from Ambleside and Windermere – the setting of the classic Swallows and Amazons – you will be in the perfect location to explore the most beautiful part of the National Park.

Features

Super-King size bed!
4 single bunks
Superior linen and towels
Well-equipped kitchen with hob, microwave and fridge
Shower-room and WC
L-shaped seating in lounge with TV & WiFi
Individual decking area with outdoor furniture
Gas Heating
Sorry no pets
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Woodpecker Hideaway accommodation

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom

This self-contained Hideaway includes a pull-down double sofa-bed with superior linen and soft furnishings. Maximum 2 adults - no children & no pets.

This self-contained Hideaways is located in one of the park’s quietest and most wildlife-friendly spots. This two-berth Hideaway provide a unique ambience that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the Lake District. - Maximum 2 adults - no children & no pets.

Features

Pull-down double sofa-bed with superior linen and soft furnishings
Well-equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave and fridge
En suite shower-room and WC
Flat screen TV and DVD player
WiFi
Individual decking area with outdoor furniture
No pets
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Wagtail Hideaway accommodation (pet friendly)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 bedroom
  • Max 2 pets

This pet friendly Hideaway offers two double beds and a mezzanine loft area for kids! Max 2 pets, four adults and two children.

Our Family Hideaway luxury glamping pods, manufactured by Swift, are designed to give you all of your creature comforts of home – whilst you enjoy living in the midst of nature in the heart of England’s renowned National Park, the Lake District. Staying in the Family Hideaway is an unmatched experience throughout the year, with an in-built balcony area out the front to relax in the sun. If you prefer to stay inside, the insulated pod and 300W heater will keep you toasty warm even in the colder times of year – and the full length 10ft windows at the front of the Hideaway will give you great views out – and plenty of sunlight in.

Features

Pull-down double sofa-bed with superior linen and soft furnishings
Well-equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave and fridge
En suite shower-room and WC
Flat screen TV and DVD player
WiFi
Individual decking area with outdoor furniture
Max 2 Dogs
Sleeps four adults and two children
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Family Hideaway accommodation

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 bedroom

Our Family Hideaways have a dining room which converts to a double bedroom, a double bed which pulls out from the sofa and a mezzanine sleeping space.

Our Family Hideaways have a dining room which converts to a double bedroom and another double bed which pulls out from the living room sofa. There is also a mezzanine level sleeping space with two additional single beds with limited headroom (only suitable for children). Bathroom with walk in shower. With a full ten foot tall glass front, the Family Hideaways give you an unrivalled view of the world from your glamping haven, located in the heart of the Lake District.

Features

3 double beds
Superior linen and towels
Well-equipped kitchen with hob, microwave and fridge
Shower-room and WC
L-shaped seating in lounge with TV and WiFi
Covered decking area with outdoor furniture
Gas heating
Sorry no pets
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The Greenhouse luxury cottage

  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 bedrooms

The Greenhouse at Skelwith Fold is a luxury house with six bedrooms and sleeping up to fourteen people.

The Greenhouse at Skelwith Fold is a luxury house built up from the foundations of the orangery of the former Skelwith Manor which dominated the Skelwith Fold Estate until the 1950s.

With six bedrooms and sleeping up to sixteen people, the whole family can enjoy a stay like no other in this brand new and custom built self accommodating home.

The area around the house itself is enclosed to provide privacy while you relax, with sheltered areas to the front and rear for you to make yourself comfortable on a long summers evening. For an added touch of refinement, there is even a hot tub to truly let you unwind after a long day exploring the lakes.

Not to mention a BBQ ready for you to display your culinary prowess! The lounge is built around a central mock chimney stack and fireplace which is guaranteed to keep you toasty warm even at the colder ends of the season. The large kitchen is a chef’s dream, with plenty of space to work and fully equipped for all of your needs – including an inbuilt Google Home device to help you with timers, recipes, ordering food and much more.

Features

Six bedrooms
Sleeps 14 persons
Hot tub
Enclosed area around the house
Lounge is built around a central mock chimney stack and fireplace
Large kitchen
Pet friendly
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Number One Skelwith Fold cottage

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Max 2 pets

The cottage sleeps up to six people, with two double bedrooms and a twin room. The master bedroom benefits from a fabulous en suite.

Number One Skelwith Fold Cottages is a perfect location for your dream getaway to the Lake District. Formerly built as a home for the senior staff of the Skelwith Fold Manor house, the house is comfortable and with ample space inside and out to ensure you enjoy your stay.

The cottage sleeps up to six people, with two double bedrooms and a twin room. The master bedroom benefits from a fabulous en suite while the rest of the home is served by a modern family bathroom. Please call if you wish to book for more than 6 persons due to infants who would be in cots.

Downstairs is a wonderful lounge and living area with plenty of seats to allow the family to spread themselves out after a long day exploring the stunning surroundings of the Lake District. If you visit us at the cooler ends of the season you will doubtless be glad of the fireplace centrepiece in the lounge. If by the end of the day you still haven’t had your fill of the beautiful sights of Cumbria, you may choose to spend your evenings in the spacious conservatory seating area where you can look out over the fells.

For those warm summer evenings, you might even choose to spend your time out in the garden – making the most of your time with us in the gorgeous grounds of Skelwith Fold.

Features

Sleeps six
Two double bedrooms
Twin room
Master bedroom has en-suite
Wonderful lounge and living area
Fireplace centrepiece in the lounge
Pet friendly
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Number Three Skelwith Fold Cottage

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Max 2 pets

The cottage sleeps up to six people, with three double bedrooms each with private bath or shower room.

Number Three Skelwith Fold is very comfortable and spacious, with a large kitchen and dining space downstairs and wide open living room on the first floor. Up to six people can stay between the three generously sized double bedrooms – two of which enjoy full modern en-suite bathroom facilities while the third is located across from the main bathroom.

The cottage blends the very best of the old and the new to give you a memorable stay with us at Skelwith Fold. The house is a traditional Cumbria build with slate stone walls and oak timber beams, giving it that beautiful and inimitable genuine English style. For your comfort, it is heated with a modern and energy efficient boiler to keep you warm and cosy throughout the year. We have also installed the latest mod cons to help you enjoy your stay with a Google Nest device in the kitchen to help around the house – and to help you find out more about the many local attractions in the area!

Throughout Number Three we have little features added to help make your stay better. From the large TV in the living room for a relaxing evening after a day in the Lakes, to the heated mirrors in the bathrooms, to the dishwasher and combi microwave oven (plus a wine fridge!) in the kitchen – everything is geared to helping you having a wonderful time staying at Skelwith. When you’re ready to get outside, out of the back door is a fantastic garden with great views. And out of your front door are of the wild wonders of the Lake District – right on your doorstep!

We've not forgotten your four-legged friends either. Dogs are welcome in Number Three Skelwith Fold.

Features

Sleeps six
Three double bedrooms
All bedrooms have their own shower / bathroom
Living spaces feature original beams
Spacious kitchen / dining room
Pet friendly
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506 Reviews

All reviews featured on Campstead.com have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.


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FANTASTIC CARAVAN PARK

Cook, Amanda - 18/05/2024

5

Very clean top notch caravan park just like the sister site Mosswood.

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Great caravan park. Fantastic location.

Burt, Randolph - 18/05/2024

5

Excellent location. Very quiet. Large pitch space. Clean facilities. Very friendly staff. Love it.

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Beautiful settings and location

Mullin, Gemma - 18/05/2024

5

As usual we had a lovely stay, we had pitch no. 81 which is our go to plot for each visit, only downside to that area is there is no chemical disposal point for the toilet but is lovely and peaceful. Hopefully return later this year.

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Fred Whitton weekend

Baxter, Nick - 18/05/2024

5

Despite the site being full the staff were friendly and checking in was easy. Good facilities and pitches.

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Quality campsite and even a northern light show.

Griffith, Paul - 17/05/2024

5

Quality campsite with friendly and helpful staff and amazing views, easily accessible off the main road with easy walking, cycling tracks to Ambleside. Quality hard standing pitches which easily coped with a heavy downpour. I would definitely recommend this campsite to anyone and I will be returning. Thanks.

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3 night stay May24

Hodgson, Peter - 17/05/2024

5

Super clean, super organised, plenty of space, good access and good location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can’t fault the site. Highly recommended.

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Lovely site, but pricey for tourers

Wells, Mike - 17/05/2024

4

Great site in a fantastic location. Only complaint is the price (most expensive site we’ve stayed at so far). Very well kept and thought out, lots of great facilities.

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Perfection is no mean feat

Symons, Robert - 17/05/2024

5

Great location and layout, thoughtful interaction with nature, proper and heated toilets and showers, plenty of water flow.Really friendly staff, ever helpful and informative. Good sized pitches. Ambleside is extremely nice and near by, the Lake District is something else!Great place to stay.

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Fred Whitton 2024

Wise, Geoff - 17/05/2024

5

Stayed in a Safari Tent for 2 nights for the Fred Whitton ride. Location is perfect for the central lakes, Grasmere and Ambleside, very peaceful and pretty. Tent was fresh and clean, with great facilities and plenty of space. Dishwasher, fridge and BBQ a real bonus in a tent! Beds were very comfortable. Staff were genuinely friendly and helpful, making the whole experience much easier. Many thanks, we will be back...

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Overnight van camping.

Graham, Paul - 16/05/2024

5

Perfect pitch and facilities for our visit to compete in the Fred Whitton cycling sportive. Staff were lovely.

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Summary

4.7

97.6% would recommend this site

96.2% would stay here again

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