Baines Wilson advise Stuart Family on sale of popular campsites

Posted by Hazel Duhy on in Sector Group News, Business Support Group, Member News.

North Lakes campsites Scotgate and Braithwate Bridges, which have been owned by the Stuart family for 65 years, have been sold to the Camping and Caravanning Club, with legal advice being provided by Baines Wilson (a BECBC member).  This takes the total number of campsites in the Lake District owned by the Camping and Caravanning club to eight.

The holiday parks, which have been run and developed by three generations of the Stuart family, cover 18 acres and enjoy dramatic views towards Skiddaw and the northern fells.

Andrew Hill from Baines Wilson said “The Stuart family have created two outstanding holiday parks which will greatly enhance the Camping and Caravanning club’s portfolio of campsites in the Lakes.  Established over decades and passed down through the generations, family businesses are unique and therefore require specialist legal advice. We were delighted to advise the Stuart family and know that in the hands of the Camping and Caravanning club both sites will continue to thrive.”

Martin Stuart, owner of Scotgate Holiday Park, said: “We are grateful to Baines Wilson for their in-depth knowledge and specialist advice – all of which enabled this transaction to go through as smoothly as it did.  As a family business we appreciated the support they provided, ensuring that our parks were handed over in the best possible way.”