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.
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
25,000sq ft of showrooms with 40 Caravans inside, in our four individual showrooms.
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 & Repairs
After recent extensive expansion and developement the service department includes a 12 bay workshop, a dedicated parts department and reception area.
White Arches also boasts one of the best awning display facilities in the country showing up to 25 awnings from major manufacturers.
Our large well stocked accessories shop provides everything you will need for your caravan holiday.
Collection Date: 21/05/2016
Excellent from start to finish, the best selection of caravans we have seen. Excellent facilities and very friendly helpful staff.
Collection Date: 12/01/2016
Best attitude from sales staff that I have ever encountered. Great handover with enormous amount of knowledge which they were willing to share.
Collection Date: 18/07/2016
All in all a very good experience, even though we changed some things that we wanted & also the date we wanted the caravan to be ready by nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
Collection Date: 03/03/2016
Everything went very smoothly, we are first timers and we were well looked after, even in the accessories shop, where Paul took us under his wing, Thank you to all.
Collection Date: 19/12/2015
This was our third caravan from White Arches. Matthew did a fab job, we recommended WA to Paul parents earlier in the year and they were also very impressed when purchasing their caravan with both Matthew and the company. Keep up the good work.
Collection Date: 08/07/2016
Our Salesman was excellent and a very nice lad. we do like White Arches and have bought 2 other vans from them in the past. It is quite a long way from where we live but they are worth the trip.
Collection Date: 10/05/2016
Don't even consider looking elsewhere. White Arches offer excellent value and a seriously huge selection of caravans...and customer service is second to none. Our salesman Rob Taylor is to be commended for his attention to detail and professionalism.
Collection Date: 26/05/2016
Danny was great from start to finish not pushy at all just very helpful / knowledgeable/ patient! and extremely nice
James did a Stirling job. Very pleased with the Van and the phone calls after. The Wife and Are well Pleased. We have a photo of the delivery on the Day with White Arches Caravans in the Background.
Collection Date: 16/06/2016
This is the 4th caravan I have purchased from white arches service always excellent Your salesman James Riley is excellent a credit to your company, Very polite very helpful nothing to much trouble.