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Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

4.7 (474 reviews)

Skelwith Fold's 120 touring pitches for Caravan and Motorhome holidays are scattered throughout a 130-acre woodland site, offering guests the opportunity to cohabit with wildlife, woodland, wetland and fell habitats found within the caravan sites boundaries.Glamping accommodation is now available in our 2 or 4 berth hideaways and new for 2018 our wonderful 6 berth Safari Tents.

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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.

Skelwith Fold's 120 touring pitches for Caravan and Motorhome holidays are scattered throughout a 130-acre woodland site, offering guests the opportunity to cohabit with wildlife, woodland, wetland and fell habitats found within the caravan sites boundaries.

The park offer self-contained Hideaways which are located in one of the park’s quietest and most wildlife-friendly spots. For those wanting a unique couples getaway, the Hideaways provide the perfect retreat for a few days.

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, settled amongst natural undulating features, creating a sense of quiet and intimacy.

Availability

Premium Pitch (hard-standing)

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 20 hours ago
  • Fully serviced "Premium" pitches are hard-standing offering hook-up for electric and include water, grey waste and TV.

Fully serviced "Premium" pitches offer hook-up for electric and include water, grey waste and TV. 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 and internet access.

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)
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Standard Pitch (hard-standing)

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 9 hours ago
  • 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, offer electric hook-up 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 and internet access.

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

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

These self-contained Hideaways are located in one of the park’s quietest and most wildlife-friendly spots. These two-berth Hideaways 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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Number One Skelwith Fold cottage

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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"Wagtail" Hideaway accommodation

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • Max 2 pets
  • Last booked 6 days ago
  • These self-contained Hideaways include a pull-down double sofa-bed with superior linen and soft furnishings. Maximum 2 adults & 2 pets - no children.

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

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
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Family Hideaway accommodation

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. 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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Number Three Skelwith Fold Cottage

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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474 Reviews

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


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Forest bathing

Benarous, Christine - 18/05/2022

5

Love the siting of this campsite, beautiful wooded setting. Short walk to Skelwith Bridge from the back of the site. Only complaint: parked our (small) campervan to the peg, as requested, but later in the evening a large caravan/awning/SUV rig pulled up next to us and pitched so close we couldn’t open our driver’s door. Better demarcation between pitches would help. Not the site’s fault though, just selfish users.

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Lovely location

Rattray, John - 17/05/2022

4

Had an enjoyable 4 night stay with the caravan. The site was excellent for touring the Lake District with most of the towns within easy reach. The site was very quiet and peaceful.

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Excellent site

Padgett, Alison - 17/05/2022

5

This is an excellent site. Booking was easy and the people on reception were extremely helpful and friendly. The facilities were some of the best I have seen. We will definitely return.

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Great campsite - excellent wash rooms

Edwards, Kimberley - 17/05/2022

4

This site is a great location if you want to go hiking / running / biking in Ambleside/Coniston region of the Lakes. We always stay here when we’re in the area. The pitches are spacious and flat. Everyone is friendly. The washrooms are warm, spotlessly clean and never crowded. Most sites we’d use our own motorhome shower, particularly since covid, but not here as the showers are hot and powerful. Great site. I would strongly recommend them.

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6 Night stay May 22

Kitchen, Nigel - 16/05/2022

4

Lovely site we stayed on premium pitch with 7.2m motorhome. 45 minute safe walk to Ambleside. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return this year.

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Great site

Middleton Jones - 14/05/2022

4

And our taxi driver said you find a much better class of people here! 😀

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The best in every way

Edwards, John - 12/05/2022

5

We've been visiting Skelwith Fold for many years and for many reasons. The scenery and in and around the site is stunning. There is a bus stop for Ambleside and Coniston right outside. The facilties are all modern, warm and immaculately maintained. The pitches for tourers are hardstanding in light attractive woodland clearings with electricity, water and waste bins nearby. Lastly the staff are all wonderful, friendly and helpful - the best we've ever encountered on campsites in the UK.

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Always on our list of quality caravan sites

Stone - 12/05/2022

5

Skelwith is a caravan park we will always return to each year

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Beautiful location

Whitehead, Robin - 12/05/2022

4

We stayed 3 nights in the most beautiful surroundings. We discovered that reception had local walks for sale with the proceeds going to charity. We embarked on one for about 6 miles and it was fantastic. We visited a castle and two pubs along the way and had a great day. The park bathrooms were heated, spotless and very modern. Dishwashing facilities , washing up facilities and a library all contributed to having everything you could possibly need.

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Beautiful surroundings

Price - 10/05/2022

5

A beautifully kept site even though the woodlands suffered during the winter storms, immaculate and lovely warm shower facilities. Excellent playground for children and great pathways for dog walkers throughout the site with plenty of well placed 'dog bins'. Staff are friendly and helpful and always make sure things run smoothly. Its our 'go to' site when in the lakes.

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Summary

4.7

96% would recommend this site

94.9% would stay here again

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