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Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

B5286 Hawkshead Road, Ambleside LA22 0HY England
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#5 of 26 Speciality lodging in Ambleside
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Skelwith Fold is a unique and special touring caravan and motorhome holiday park - and a beautiful home-from-home for our guests. In the heart of the Lake District National Park we have 300 privately owned static caravan holiday homes. For touring and motorhome holidays we offer the highest of standards and facilities as one of the finest touring caravan and motorhome parks in the Lake District. For those wanting a unique getaway, take a look at our luxurious glamping options - including our stunning six bed safari tents set in their own private wooded glade by a beautiful babbling brook. But we're more than a caravan park; Our 130 acres are begging to be explored. 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. Although Skelwith Fold houses over 400 pitches altogether 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. Even in the height of the season, the park does not have a crowded feel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Gift shop
Car park
Paid wifi
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Dining area
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Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
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bluetwo47 wrote a review Oct 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom564 contributions293 helpful votes
Our second visit. Very organised. Small area for premium pitches so just right however the pitches aren’t generous in size. No grass. Very little lighting. Staff were friendly. Good shop for everyday things. Can’t comment on toilet and shower facilities as we prefer to use our own. The driveway is approx half a mile where you can get the local bus. A lengthy walk to Ambleside. Not so far to Skelwith Bridge for the pub and Chesters cafe/gift shop. . A nice walk then to Elterwater. Great pub to sit outside for lunch. The entrance is on a bend - more signage should worn motorists of this. Will return - just hope the weather is kinder to us next time.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Quite a narrow road leading to the caravan park.
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Jon H wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Loads of silly rules by a onsite cavavan police officer who is busy driving around site saying you can park like that 🤣 and don't forget to get your sticker in the window ! Rather then saying hello to you and are you ok Loads more sites around here that like after customer 50 vans for one shower block 🤔
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Westbury, Other at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park
Responded 15 Sep 2021
We're sorry to hear that you found our wardens not very friendly, this sounds very at odds with what we usually hear. We will of course speak with them to ensure our focus on friendly customer service is being maintained. Kind regards,
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Elizabeth R wrote a review Aug 2021
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The site is clean and clinical , the motorhome/caravan pitches are not designated by a hedge and there was no grass to separate from the one pitch to the next. The site is a bit away from the town and is a long walk to get there. The public access road to the site turn off is a NIGHTMARE for motorhomes and caravans. The road is extremely narrow and on the 2 occasions that we had to use it , our mirror knocked off the mirror on a small van coming in the opposite direction and the second time a large truck blocked the road and it took 5 minutes to extricate ourselves. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
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Date of stay: August 2021
alison m wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Absolutely beautiful and well maintained site. The statics are beautiful and well thought out, ample decking etc. The location is lovely and very handy for exploring. Ambleside and Hawkeshead a decent walk /short drive away. BUT The touring pitches cost £ 15-20 per 2 night stay more than our usual sites, for that price we were surprised that apart from 2 or 3 touring pitches with a small patch of grass, the rest were very car parky with no distinction between pitches. A caravan owner could have a large caravan, a large awning on the side and their large car in a row. BUT We arrived at 7 at night in our campervan after a day's work set up and started cooking tea to be told we had to take down our windbreak as they are not allowed between pitches, according to rule 9. Ours was only used as a cooking screen attached to the fiamma awning and well within our space, not between pitches, very neat and tidy. The warden said i could finish tea but then take it down. He came back shortly after to check we'd taken it down. Not a good introduction to the site when you're tired and someone parks their car really close to your van. And kids kicking balls outside the van. The reviews should be separated into static and tourer for a true picture of customer opinion. Shame as we thought we were in for a treat at those prices.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Westbury, Other at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park
Responded 17 Aug 2021
Thank you for your feedback. The windbreak rule was put in place because we've experienced plenty of occasions where guests used them in abundance to make a gigantic pen from the perimeter of their pitch. This is somewhat unsightly, liable to blowing away and the guy-ropes end up very close to the road or encroaching onto neighbouring pitches. This, of course, is not what you were doing so while our warden did follow the rule as written we will be discussing this very soon to consider review of that rule. All reviews on here will relate to glamping or touring stays, all static caravans are privately owned at Skelwith Fold so will not feature reviews on trip advisor. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us the information about your stay. Kind regards,
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TruSan wrote a review Aug 2021
Brighton, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed in Wagtail hideaway with our dog for 3 nights while visiting friends on the site, it was perfect in every way. This is a beautiful well ran site with great facilities. The grounds surrounding the site are absolutely beautiful, we were treated to the sight of two young deer happily grazing in the woods. The hideaway is super comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. Well stocked little kitchen, great bathroom with lovely powerful hot shower and a very comfy bed. It was so clean and some lovely little extra touches too, salt/pepper, coffee & tea bags, biscuits and toiletries to name but a few. It was very peaceful despite being there at a very busy time. The staff we met on the site were so helpful and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skelwith Fold Caravan Park
Which popular attractions are close to Skelwith Fold Caravan Park?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (1.5 miles), Easedale Tarn (4.0 miles), and Orrest Head (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, meeting rooms, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a dining area, and an oven.
Is parking available at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Skelwith Fold Caravan Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Fresher's Cafe, and The Old Stamp House Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Skelwith Fold Caravan Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (2.8 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (2.5 miles), and Bridge House (1.5 miles).
Is Skelwith Fold Caravan Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.