The owners of a Lake District holiday park, which featured in a BBC comedy starring Johnny Vegas, have been given a special thank you by their trade association.

Skiddaw View Holiday Park, near Bassenthwaite Lake, was the setting for Home From Home, which was filmed on location.

The holiday park is owned by Philip and Barbara Carr, who have been awarded a certificate for their enterprise and loyalty by the British Holiday & Home Parks Association.

The association is marking its 70th anniversary this year, and is celebrating its longest-serving members who have helped pioneer park holidays in Britain.

Skiddaw View has now recorded almost 30 years of active membership under Mr and Mrs Carr.

Philip said that the staycation trend of recent years has seen a big surge in the popularity of holidays in the Lake District, and north Cumbria had especially benefited.

He added: “We like to think of this area as being especially attractive to true connoisseurs of Lakeland, not least because of its beautiful tranquil character.

“It’s wonderful being able to live and work in this unspoiled part of Cumbria, and to help other tourism providers by bringing visitors to the region.

“We have always supported our trade association and all the help it gives to smaller businesses like ours, so it’s great to have them saying thanks to use in this way.”

Philip and Barbara have always been keen to run their park along sustainable lines, and are long-time holders of the David Bellamy Conservation Award at its top gold level.

The couple have created many valuable habitats for birds and animals in their 20-acre grounds, and re-established a spring-fed wildlife pond on the park

They have also planted over 4,000 native trees and shrubs, and encouraged wild flowers.