Cumbrian companies team up to create unique Lake District experience

We all know that the Lake District in Cumbria is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and that it is known across the globe for the inspirational scenery as well as being one of those places that begs to be explored.

Now the news has broken that 2 companies who are based in Cumbria, both of whom are famed for their quality and have enviable reputations both at home and abroad, are teaming up to showcase something that is really rather special.

AIRSTREAM & Company, the Tebay-based manufacturer of the iconic silver bullet travel trailers, and the multi-award-winning Holgates Hollins Farm camping and caravan site in Silverdale, have got together to offer a limited number of journalists a one-off opportunity to stay in the ALL NEW Airstream 604 in one of the most acclaimed caravan parks in the UK.

While Cumbria has no shortage of beautiful hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses, this is a unique opportunity to visit the county and enjoy the same level of luxury, yet in something completely different – a design icon.

Designed and fitted out just up the road in Tebay, European Airstreams are slightly narrower, shorter and lighter than their American cousins, to suit European homologation specifications. The stunning aluminium shells, which take 240 man-hours to build, are shipped in from the US and completed at AIRSTREAM & Company’s Cumbrian HQ before hitting the road and their clever use of space and overall desirability has led to a string of top industry awards.

Unlike other caravans, Airstreams have built an enviable reputation over their 82year history for being built to last – so much so that 65-70% of all Airstreams ever built are still on the road today. As well as featuring in numerous Hollywood films and being owned by countless A-Listers, JFK used an Airstream as a mobile office and in 1969 Neil Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 were quarantined in one for three weeks after returning from the moon.

Meanwhile at Holgates’ AA award-winning Hollins Farm, in Silverdale, where the Airstream will be sited just for a limited number of press stays, the pace of life is a little more peaceful. The park’s picturesque location has fantastic views of the Lake District fells from its cliff top position and overlooks the endless skies of Morecambe Bay. Hollins Farm has always been described as a ‘proper’ campsite, it boasts a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award, a five star rating from VisitBritain and has recently been awarded the prestigious AA’s Roger Almond Campsite of the Year 2013 award.

Hollins is the perfect place to relax, a place where you can immerse yourself in the landscape, a place where you can truly unwind and get back to nature. The site boasts abundant wildlife, rich ground flora of herbs, relic limestone grassland, cliff tops and dappled shady woodland. It is the ideal base for romantic strolls and guests can explore some magnificent cliff top walks or perhaps take in the Cumbria Coastal Path, with the magnificent Lakeland panoramas offered by Arnside Knott.

With this combination of accommodation and site, an English touring holiday has never been so luxurious or cool and the innovative 604 comfortably fulfils the requirements of a family of three with a double bedroom and additional bed-space in the lounge.

The new model is a smaller, lighter twin axle European-specification Airstream that can be towed by the latest eco-friendly 4x4s. Offering many of the features of the larger Airstreams in the range, it includes leather upholstery, an en-suite bathroom with full shower and full size larder fridge/ freezer in the kitchen area as well as digital TV and sound system.