All Things Motor home – What to buy, Where to go

All Things Motor home - What to buy, Where to go


Where Take Your Motorhome

The best places in Cumbria to camp

Whether you enjoy waking up to the stunning view of Windermere Lake or you simply want a peaceful location that offers a few shops, restaurants and other amenities close by, this is a great location for those who enjoy the scenery and tranquil retreats.

Interested? At Fallbarrow you are greeted by lovely landscaped grounds and wooded parkland, leading down to the shores of Lake Windermere. Eat breakfast on the decking, so close to the water’s edge that you could practically jump in!


Motorhome parking Kendal ( Parking Kendal Cricket Club ) | Campercontact

If you prefer nature walks and other outdoor activities, Kendal is a great location choice.

The old market town lies just minutes from the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the town boasts a rich cultural heritage which is evident in its quaint shops, restaurants and other amenities.

There are museums, shopping facilities and many other activities to enjoy, so if you want a peaceful location that offers a bit of cultural diversity, Kendal is a great choice.

The Gatebeck site is ideal- situated less than 20 minutes from Kendal, it offers you a small and cosy setting, much different from other Lake District parks. It is the ultimate country escape.


Sitting just to the north of Ambleside lies Grasmere; one of the most scenic villages in the region. Those who are looking for a beautiful view from their holiday cabin will enjoy this area.

The region itself offers a number of points of interest including the cottage of famed poet William Wordsworth, Dove Cottage, which is less than a mile from the village

Coniston Lake and the quaint village are also located very close by to Ambleside, and there are a number of shops, restaurants and other amenities in the area making it the perfect choice for your holiday home.

Limefitt and White Cross Bay holiday sites are situated within a couple of miles to Ambleside. Whether you want to use the park as a base to enjoy a range of outdoor activities, explore the local towns or simply relax and escape from it all – they are ideal.

So as you can see, there are various holiday home hotspots in the Lakes to choose from. Whatever area or site you choose, you will have a fantastic destination to visit whenever you so wish.

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Ambleside – 2019 (with Photos) | TripAdvisor – Must See Attractions in Ambleside, Lake District


Buy A Motorhome: Things to Consider

What qualities do I look for?

  • versatile usage
  • cab size
  • onboard facilities supplied
  • adequate living space
  • available payload
  • ease of manoeuvring
  • engine options
  • fuel consumption
  • value for money

Which motorhome will I need?


  • Fixed Roof: the roof is the height of the panel van/car.
  • Elevated Roof: the roof can be elevated on-site and lowered for travel.
  • High Top: the roof is permanently raised.
  • Micro: This is a small conversion based on a car or light commercial vehicle.


Coachbuilts (C-Class): the complete body section is built onto a chassis and cab, with either an over-cab area (overcab) or without (low-profile).
A-Class: one complete vehicle custom-built from the chassis up.


Demountables – the body can be demounted from the flatbed truck/pickup bed using jacking legs.

The body may be left on site while the base vehicle is used normally.

Fifth Wheels: an articulated vehicle, mounted onto the rear of a pickup and attached to it via a ‘fifth wheel’ coupling.