Skiddaw View Holiday Home Park

Access Statement

Skiddaw View Holiday Park is nestled into a hillside providing panoramic views of Skiddaw and the Cumbrian fells. Our rural location offers a peaceful and quiet setting, however our setting means that the holiday park is very steep in places however we provide a beautiful location from which to enjoy your holiday. Our closest villages are Bothel and Bassenthwaite, which are 1.5 miles and 6 miles, respectively. We are located 7.6 miles from the market town of Cockermouth and 12.5 miles from Keswick.

We offer a range of self-catering holiday caravans and timber lodges, sadly however at the moment we don't offer any homes for those with specific access requirements.

The view across the holiday park towards Bassenthwaite
The view across the holiday park towards Bassenthwaite

The park offers laundry facilities, children's play area, Wi-Fi (from some areas of the park) and of course our park animals – Fidel, the alpaca and our Jacob sheep and pygmy goats who are all a big attraction for young and old).

Nearby we a selection of eateries including: The Greyhound Inn, The Great Escape Coffee Shop (at the Moota Garden Centre) and the Craggs Coffee House – all of which offer great locally produced food.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require assistance our staff will be more than happy to discuss whatever questions or concerns you may have, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Please call us on 016973 20919 or email office@skiddawview.co.uk.

Pre-Arrival

We offer telephone, fax, email and postal correspondence and are also more than happy to accept calls through the TextDirect and TypeTalk services.

A copy of this access statement is available in large print and via post, fax or email upon request.

Public Transportation

Our rural location means that public transport is not ideal for guests visiting Skiddaw View. We would strongly suggest that visitors do have their own transport available.

  • Bus Services
    The closest bus service is available from within Bothel village, which is 1.5 miles from the holiday park. Here you can use the 554 service (Carlisle - Wigton - Keswick) and the 600 service (Carlisle - Cockermouth - Whitehaven). Timetables are available via the Stagecoach website.
  • Train Services
    The nearest train station is 7 miles away at Aspataria and the nearest main station is at Carlisle which is 20 miles away.
  • Taxi Services
    Taxi services are also available via: Thomson  Travel (Blennerhassett) on 016973 21549 / 07472629929 and Eric's Taxis (Cockermouth) on 0787 911 8222.

Car Parking and Arrival

Upon entering the holiday park, car parking is available for new arrivals outside the shop and reception.  This surface is steep tarmac with minimal dusk till dawn lighting available.

Our shop and reception area
Our shop and reception area

Reception and Shop

The drive outside of the shop and reception are tarmac with a slight incline. Parking is available outside for up to four cars.

The entrance to the shop and reception has one step (16.5cm high) with double doors (63cm wide (or 126cm with both doors open). However once inside the shop/reception level throughout with an "Amtico" floor surface. The shop is lit with LED spot lighting. The shop has a free floor area of approx. 11.4m2 Shelving is located on each of the walls. Staff however is more than happy to assist customers.

Reception is manned Thursday to Monday during the hours of 8:30am - 11:30am and 3:30pm - 6:30pm. Late arrivals outside of these hours will have their keys and arrival information ready to collect from the Laundry & Tourist Information Room, which is just to the right of the shop.

The shop sells basic items such as bread, milk and toiletries, a great range of locally sourced produce and products and gifts to take away which will always remind you of your visit to our lovely park.

Laundry and Tourist Information Room

The laundry is around the corner from the shop and reception, therefore parking is available outside the shop. The laundry has one step up (17cm high) and offers a door width of 70cm. The floor is tiled and the laundry offers coin operated top loading washing machine and front loading dryer (with complementary washing powder), sink and counter with iron and ironing board (94cm high). The room offers a maximum free floor space of approx. 2m2. The payphone is also located within the laundry and tourist information room along with a selection of tourist information leaflets and lending library.

Grounds (general)

Given our location the park is steep, however road surfaces are available throughout the holiday park, these comprise a mixture of tarmac and compacted gravel. Access to some of the holiday homes and play area are accessable across the grass.

Play Area and Picnic Area

The children's play area, which is located at the top of the holiday park features a modern climbing frame, the floor surface here is rubber. The play area is completely fenced with a swing gate. The playground consists of climbing frames, slide and rope climbs.

Children's play area in the recreational field
Children's play area in the recreational field

Adjacent to the play area we also have a bench. In the recreational field we also have a picnic area which consists of three picnic benches which offer joined together seating and table. The picnic area overlooks the neighboring fields towards Bassenthwaite Lake.

Holiday Static Caravans and Timber Lodges

The view across the timber lodge area of the park
The view across the timber lodge area of the park

In total here at Skiddaw View we have 96x holiday homes, which consist of 17x rental holiday static caravans, which sleep four (five) people, and 11x rental timber lodges which sleep two to six guests. The remaining 68x holiday caravans and timber lodges are privately owned.

Our hillside location means that each of the holiday homes have at least two steps to access them.

Our holiday caravans for hire
Our holiday caravans for hire

Each rental property is fully self-catering and come with bath/shower rooms. Each property is fitted with fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. All of our holiday accommodation is non-smoking. Please see individual property pages for more information about each home.

Regretfully, at this time none of our holiday homes specifically cater for those with access requirements.      

Additional Information

Information about local medical support is provided within each accommodation as part of the Guest Information Folder as well as from reception.

Internet access is free for visitors and is available around the main reception area.

Contact Information

Address: Skiddaw View Holiday Park
Bothel
Wigton
Cumbria
CA7 2JN
Telephone: 016973 20919 (main office)
016973 96961 (shop)
Email: office@skiddawview.co.uk
enquiries@skiddawview.co.uk
Website:  http://www.skiddawview.co.uk
Grid Reference: NY 18036 36904
Latitude:  54.720431
Longitude: -3.2740009

 


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