In 1972 Peter and Norma Sharpe decided to make their hobby into a business by starting to sell caravans in the gardens of their Spanish style bungalow in Irchester Road Rushden, their home giving the firm its name today, (this theme now being strongly used at their Wellingborough Road premises today).

After only three months, commercial premises were needed and the operation moved to Northampton Road where a small portable accessory shop was built and a larger display of caravans shown.

The White Arches Caravans Group celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2012/13 . With joint Managing Directors Steve Sharpe and brother in law Nick White supported by their wives Diane Sharpe and Jo White they are very proud to still be a family business.

The Company has grown over its history to become one of the best and most successful and respected Caravan and Motorhome Dealerships in the Country. The business which now employs over 70 members of staff, and has two dedicated branches the largest site and original premises being White Arches Caravans Rushden, with the dedicated Motorhome Branch; White Arches Motorhomes at Little Irchester on the A45 Wellingborough.

With superb facilities offering dedicated indoor showroom displays and extensive workshop facilities as well as "Archies" Coffee Shop and then expanding to include a fantastic dedicated Motorhome Branch, the business is a far cry from the humble beginnings in 1972.

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White Arches was the first Dealer to offer an exclusive manufacturer special edition caravan which is called the "Archway" which was initially based on the Abbey Piper range in 1982 and later made by the Swift Group and even today continues to be not only one of the best touring caravan in its price range but also enjoyed by many loyal White Arches customers.

The Archway Brand is now a prestigious UK Brand in its own right made by the Swift Group and exclusive to White Arches and is celebrated for 2012 with a special Anniversary Archway "Ruby" Range.

With the ever increasing popularity of Motorhomes as an alternative to the touring caravan and the wish of our customers to remain loyal to the business we were pleased to announce to our loyal customer base the opening in 2004 of White Arches Motorhomes on the A45 Little Irchester Nr Wellingborough. Formally a Little Chef the premises offers great access and parking with New motorhomes from Bailey Autotrail Swift Autocruise and a large choice of quality used motorhomes

Caravan Centre

Caravan Centre

25,000sq ft of showrooms with 40 Caravans inside, in our four individual showrooms.

Choice

Choice

Choose from 250 New and Used Caravans with upto 40 caravans in heated showrooms. New Caravans from the leading UK maunuacturers Swift, Bailey Sterling Sprite and Archway plus our large used sales ground with great prices to suit every pocket!

Aftersales and Repairs

Aftersales & Repairs

After recent extensive expansion and developement the service department includes a 12 bay workshop, a dedicated parts department and reception area.

Awnings

Awnings

White Arches also boasts one of the best awning display facilities in the country showing up to 25 awnings from major manufacturers.

Accessories

Accessories

Our large well stocked accessories shop provides everything you will nees for your caravan holiday.

Caravan Centre
Choice
Aftersales & Repairs
Awnings
Accessories

Mr & Mrs Murphy

Collection Date: 07/02/2015

Salesman: Robert Taylor

We hope one day to do business with you again.

 

Mr & Mrs Perkins

Collection Date: 10/05/2016

Salesman: Paul Jackson

We did have a slight problem on collecting our new caravan. This was concerning the transfer of our mover from the caravan we traded in. However, Paul was very attentive and couldn't have been more helpful. Even though we were delayed he still took the time to explain the new caravan system fully to us. Very professional.

Michael Haskell

Collection Date: 08/04/2016

Salesman: Rick Rootham

Our new Swift Conqueror 560 had a very serious leak after collection, this was no fault of White Arches because it was a badly fitted view panel as supplied by Swift. Rick from sales and James from service promptly and correctly dealt with it and arranged to it to be returned and replaced. They could not have been more helpful given the circumstances and we are very grateful for the help and speedy assistance we received and would like them to be thanked by the company for their excellent customer service. It makes us confident we chose the right dealer to do business with Our Replacement unit is going out on its first trip next week and hopefully all will be well.

Brian Foster

Collection Date: 19/01/2015

Salesman: Mick Judge

This is the 3rd caravan we have bought from you, if we weren't happy we would not have come back

John Pender

Collection Date: 29/09/2014

Salesman: Rick Rootham

I have bought many caravans from White Arches over the years and following what I feel to being poorly treated following a service mishap in 1997 I took my business elsewhere. We continued to visit your dealership over the years and bought many accessories and awnings from your accessories shop due only to the fact of how Paul treats his customers. That guy is first class and a true gent. We knew Rick from the caravan sales department but had never purchased from him and had always dealt with Steve. Rick was always very pleasant and spoke to everyone who visited the showroom. Having spoken to Rick at length last month we decided to purchase the demonstrator GT65 Verona.

I had been offered a factory fresh one by Lowdhams at £400.00 cheaper than White Arches but decided to stay with Rick and your company. It was very disappointing to get the new van home only to find that there was damage inside the front locker and having returned this van on the Thursday was very pleasantly surprised by Steve Sharpes offer of a replacement 2015 model Verona for the same price. This has restored all my faith in White Arches and can only say that all of the staff I have dealt with there have been extremely polite and pleasant. It’s always been a pleasure to visit your dealership because everyone seems so happy and nothing is too much trouble for them. Our grateful thanks to Steve for dealing with this problem head on and also our grateful thanks to Rick, Matthew and especially Paul in Accessories. Lastly when our PX was collected by your driver he too showed great respect to us and we found him to be mega pleasant and a true ambassador for your company. We would highly recommend White Arches to everyone and will do so at every opportunity.

Jan & John Pender.

Jerrard Wilson

Collection Date: 02/03/2015

Salesman: Robert Taylor

There was too much to take in at the hand over . The flowers were a pleasent surprise

 

Sue & Eddie Philips

Collection Date: 07/06/2016

Salesman: Robert Taylor

Everyone was very helpful and courtiuos and friendly.

Ken Baker

Collection Date: 03/03/2016

Salesman: Rick Rootham

Rick couldn't of been more helpful and supportive his help and advise was much appreciated as was the staff in the shop...it was good to know that we had purchased the correct awning and accessories for our new caravan a great team effort.

Mr J Smith

Collection Date: 19/12/2015

Salesman: Rick Rootham

Very helpful, pleased with my purchase; could not fault service at all. will be back for extras at accessary shop. many thanks.

Michael Dobson

Collection Date: 19/01/2015

Salesman: Rick Rootham

Thank you for all your help, and also a big thanks to the accessory shop manager, Paul I think? Who noticed we spent significantly in the shop on our collection day so offered us a good deal on our purchase. Thanks again and thoroughly recommend your company.

 

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