Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me about the construction of these homes

Our holiday homes are furnished and include features such as PVCu Double Glazed windows and doors and gas central heating.

How much can I expect to pay for either a new or a second hand holiday home?

Our holiday homes range in price from approximately £6,000 up to the most expensive at over £60,000.

Our local dealerships, Lake Coast and Dale, Westfield Caravans and New Statics have a wide selection of holiday homes on display.

Either ourselves or one of our preferred dealerships will be happy to quote for you for the holiday home of your choice and this will include delivery to the Park, siting, connections, TV aerial, gas stand with a changeover value and 2x 47KG gas bottles.

How long can I keep my holiday home on Merlewood before it has to be replaced?

Owning a holiday home here gives you the freedom when to visit and for aslong as you like – not just for a two week annual break.

No other holiday gives you this much freedom of choice.

Each holiday home benefits two FREE weekend memeberships to the superb Acresfield Health Club & Spa which is just 10 minutes drive away. Guest and children’s passes are also available.

Enjoy the fabulous swimming pool, play badminton or enjoy a meal or just a drink at the bistro or why not pamper yourself.

What are the advantages of owning a holiday home on Merlewood?

The review date for each Park may be different. The precise date will appear within the Park Agreement. The review process is strictly regulated. In general pitch fees are reviewed annually and increase or decrease in line with the Retail Prices Index.

What services are provided?

A 20amp or 25amp electricity supply is available to every pitch. The electricity is available throughout the season and is charged on a non-profit basis.

Each year we charge an annual Electrical Infrastructure and Administration Charge (Standing Charge).

The charge for the 2021 season is £112.80 including VAT.

Merlewood Country Park has complimentary WiFi Hot Spot

Just imagine internet access from the comfort of your armchair. More and more people now rely on email and the internet as a way of communicating and staying in touch with family and friends.

What outgoings can I expect?

The pitch fee invoices are sent out during October each year and payment is due by the 1st of February.

We offer a discount for payments received by 30th November and we also offer an eight-monthly installment payment scheme commencing on the 1st of December each year.

The Pitch Fee for the 2023 season is £3,450 including VAT.

The general and water rates are billed in May each year and the electricity which is individually metered to each holiday home is billed for in May and October each Season.

Is insurance available?

We are able to offer insurance through the Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Scheme.

M W Estates Limited is an appointed representative of Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: Spectrum Building 7th Floor, 55 Blysthwood Street, Glasgow, G2 7AT. Registered in Scotland. Company Number: SC108909.

Do you allow pets?

Yes, of course. We are pet lovers ourselves, holiday home owners are allowed to bring a maximum of two dogs onto the Park.

We ask that whilst outside a holiday home that dogs are kept on a lead at all times and are walked off the Park. Riverside walks are available nearby.

Can I live on Merlewood?

Merlewood is liscensed as a holiday park and not as a residential park and as such it is not permitted to use your holiday home as a permanent residence.

If you are looking for a permanent residential home, have you considered one of our residential parks which are located nearby in Garstang and in Padiham near Burnley?

Please head to the Residential Park’s website for further information. You are also welcome to visit our Parks.

As seasons have become longer and holiday homes more comfortable, you will naturally want to make more use of your holiday home during your leisure time.

To be able to escape from urban living and relax in the country at Merlewood you are required to own or have a permanent home elsewhere and you must be on the electoral role at that address.

This is the address you would normally use for all your personal and business mail.

No post can be accepted at the Park.



  • 01995 670317
    01995 604975 – Extension 3
    07557 988827
  • 10am – 4pm Monday to Sunday

  • The Office
    Merlewood Country Park
    Cartford Lane
    Little Eccleston
    PR3 0YP
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