Bessacarr by Design

Bessacarr by Design

Bessacarr Caravans can trace their origins to just after the Second World War and were originally called Albert Skepper & Son of Rotherham. Mr Skepper lived just outside Rotherham in Bessacarr and based one of his new models of caravan on his beloved home village. The Arnold Laver Group bought the Company in 1957 and formed Bessacarr Caravans. They remained in operation until the Company was put up for sale late in 1995. In 1996, the Swift Group took over Bessacarr and they are today manufactured at their factory in Cottingham.

In 2008, Swift announced they were to stop making Bessacarr Caravans. Peter Coupland of Couplands of Louth entered an arrangement with the Swift Group that they should continue to make a batch of Swift Conqueror-based specials but badged and fitted out as Bessacarrs. Today, Louth is the home of the Bessacarr touring caravans, though these models are now based on the Swift Elegance range and are heavily design-influenced by Couplands and are known as Bessacarr by Design.

The Bessacarr by Design caravan range has achieved amazing success at our Caravan Design Awards winning 8 awards since 2015, this year saw the Company add a further two awards to their trophy cabinet with the Bessacarr by Design 495 winning the Two Berth Dealer Special Caravan class and the 835 winning the Three or Four Berth Dealer Specials.

Bessacarr By Design 495

"The MTPLM can be upgraded to 1750kg, giving a payload of 299kg."

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Bessacarr By Design 835

"160kg payload, great storage."

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Bessacarr by Design 560

"Sumptuous finish, smart design. A lovely caravan."

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Bessacarr by Design 835

"Large middle washroom."

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Bessacarr by Design 495

"Fantastic 2-berth with plenty of useful, extra sockets. "

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Bessacarr by Design 845

"Everything you need and more."

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Bessacarr By Design 650

"A gorgeous caravan with an uplifting ambience."

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