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Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

4.6 (454 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 11 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 10 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

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • Last booked 15 hours ago
  • These self-contained Hideaways include a pull-down double sofa-bed with superior linen and soft furnishings. Maximum 2 adults - no children & no pets.

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 17 hours 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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457 Reviews

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


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Excellent location with good, clean and regularly maintained facilities.

Hayward, Frank - 06/08/2022

4

We booked a campervan pitch and were disappointed that even though it was a hard standing there were no grassed areas to either side of our pitch. The site we had stayed at before in Grassington had hard standing but surrounded by grassed areas. This tended to "soften" the immediate surroundings. Also the hard standing pitches were very close together. Not so much either side of you but the access road dividing the pitches meant you were immediately opposite your neighbour. The site was well wooded and with very neat garden plantings making for a very attractive site. The toilet/shower blocks were extremely clean and were regularly maintained. Copious amounts of hot water. The on-site shop was very competitively priced considering they have a "captive" audience. I shopped there on three occasions and commented to my wife on each visit how competitively priced the shopping was.Ideal location for exploring Ambleside, Windemere and surrounding area.

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Relaxing anniversary break

Blackhurst, Nikki - 06/08/2022

3

We wanted a quiet break and got it.Every member of staff made our stay friendly and welcoming, above and beyond...except the young girl with long dark hair in reception, who struggled to appear friendly, a shame as staff welcome was the best feature of Skelwith otherwise.The whole place is beautifully kept and very well organised, the addition of a book room is a great idea.However, we have always stayed on quality sites and this was by far the most expensive. It was also the only site we wouldn't want to return to because;The showers, although clean, we're too few for the number of pitches...just 3.The pitches weren't clearly outlined and too close together, making it stressful every time there was an arrival/departure.It was like staying in a carpark... and some green, grassy areas would make a big difference.Providing walking routes of the locality is a great feature...charging for each one seems mercenary and a mistake.Better efforts for recycling facilities needed.

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Safari tent

Vass, Ashley - 06/08/2022

5

We stayed in Helvellyn Safari Tent and it was magical. The setting seemed remote even though well connected, all staff were super friendly and helpful, the tent itself was wonderful. Well equipped, immaculate, fun and luxurious. Our daughters had the best time playing in the stream and building fairy houses. Skelwith is an absolute gem.Thank you from us All

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Beautiful place

Musgrave, Paul - 05/08/2022

5

It was a really nice place to stay and would recommend it to our friends and family

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Touring Pitch

Flanagan, Ben - 05/08/2022

3

Premium touring pitches seem second rate compared to the beauty of the rest of the park.

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Excellent!!

Burr - 05/08/2022

5

The park was spotlessly clean , well organised and just brilliant. The pitches has larger than usual spaces between other pitches, the staff were friendly and helpful and the shower block was large and clean with heated floors . The location is great , surrounded by beautiful woodland and a scenic 45 minute walk into Ambleside centre. I can’t recommend this park enough and will definitely be returning ☺️

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First time very impressed. Thankyou.

Kitchen, Stephen - 04/08/2022

5

Great site, good location for walking and cycling. Staff all pleasant and helpful. Facilities very clean.

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A stunning location

Waddle - 04/08/2022

5

This was our second visit to Skelwith, last year in a motorhome and this year in one of their cottages. The whole experience was excellent. All of the staff are friendly and helpful and happy to take the time to chat. The whole site is immaculate and peaceful. The cottage was impressive and the gardens and views were wonderful. The only downside was the holiday came to an end.

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B

Only did one night, but cracking site

Bott, Peter - 04/08/2022

5

Everything was great

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M

Fabulous stay!

Murphy, Zoe - 04/08/2022

5

Lovely site, great facilities and a fab location. All of the staff I met were so helpful and lovely too. Would definitely recommend.

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Summary

4.6

96.7% would recommend this site

95.2% would stay here again

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