Willerby helps Lake District park roll out its green holidays to luxury lovers

Making a splash: the all-electric holiday caravan enjoys a prime lakeside position at North Lakes Country Park

A STUNNING waterside plot at North Lakes Country Park in Cumbria is now home to the county’s first all-electric holiday caravan, and the promise of environmentally-friendly stays.

The pioneering holiday home, called the All-E Dorchester, has been built by industry sustainability champions Willerby, and has pride of place on the 60-acre park near Silloth.

Willerby launched the all-electric Dorchester last September, and say it has been enthusiastically received by parks across the UK which are keen to offer greener staycations.

Luxihomes, owner of North Lakes Country Park, is investing significantly in sustainability initiatives at the park where buyers can enjoy holiday stays all year round

Four years ago, Luxihomes completely upgraded the park’s electricity infrastructure in preparation for electric holiday homes to be located there in the future.

Now, with Willerby’s premium All-E Dorchester having a prime plot beside the 22-acre lake at the park, the sustainability vision has become a reality.

Karl Smalley, director of Luxihomes and North Lakes Country Park, and Gemma Pudsey, business development manager of Willerby, with the new all-electric Dorchester in its lakeside home

Willerby business development manager Gemma Pudsey said: “This is the first of our all-electric models to be sited in Cumbria, which is one of the UK’s leading holiday park locations.

“We are now seeing Willerby All-E holiday homes being rolled out to sites across the country as operators seize the opportunity to embrace enhance the industry’s most sustainable models.

“What makes the Willerby All-E specification unique is that holiday homes powered solely by electricity can now be sited on almost all holiday parks. Until now, this has simply not been possible.

“North Lakes Country Park has been an important partner for Willerby for a number of years. and we’re delighted to be working with a business committed to reducing its environmental impact.”

Willerby’s All-E models reduce reliance on gas, and address the challenge of switching to cleaner and greener energy when the electricity supply is limited and most pitches are capped to a maximum 32A supply.

The Willerby All-E system uses intelligent technology to monitor and optimise electricity usage at all times, to avoid the supply being exceeded.

The Willerby All-E Dorchester at North Lakes Country Park boasts its own decked area sitting over the lake, as well as a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging point.

The holiday home’s luxuriously appointed interior provides idyllic views across the lake and park

Introducing the Willerby All-E Dorchester is the latest in a series of sustainability investments at North Lakes.

Alongside upgrading the electricity infrastructure, the holiday park has also invested £100,000 in a new water treatment plant, minimising the environmental impact of waste water disposal.

North Lakes has also added EV charging stations on the park, both for general public use and some specifically for owners.

Karl Smalley, sales director of Luxihomes and North Lakes Country Park, said: “We made a major investment in our electricity supply back in 2019 with a view to future-proofing the park.

“This paved the way for us to work with Willerby to introduce this all-electric model.

“We’re proud to have the first Willerby All-E model on any holiday park in Cumbria and to have reinforced our excellent relationship with the leading holiday home manufacturer for sustainability.

“This premium Willerby All-E Dorchester is a statement from us that we’re committed to investing in and improving the site, in terms of both quality and sustainability,” said Karly.

The Dorchester offers two bedrooms and sleeps up to six people in luxury surroundings.

Its features include an open-plan living room and modern kitchen space, and a master bedroom boasting a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, and walk-in wardrobe.

The Willerby All-E Dorchester model at North Lakes Country Park is now available for sale, priced at £114,995. Details are available at www.northlakescountrypark.com/holiday-home-sales/all-electric-willerby-dorchester-43-x-14-5/