Thorpe Farm Centre8
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Thorpe Farm Centre is in a peaceful area around our pond and is perfect to keep kids entertained!
The 18th-century Peel House is home to our farm shop, a café, gift shop and a reclamation barn.
We welcome caravans, motorhomes and tents, with or without electric hookup.
Dogs are more than welcome but must be kept on leads.
We have toilet and shower blocks with disabled facilities. We also have fresh water and a chemical disposal unit.
Try our breakfasts or Sunday lunch in the café or buy fresh local produce from our farm shop, including bread, milk, bacon, sausages and eggs.
We are ideally located in County Durham, bordering North Yorkshire on the A66.
We are only nine miles west of Scotch Corner in the beautiful countryside of Teesdale, just ten minutes' drive from the historic market town of Barnard Castle and 15 miles from Richmond in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
We have a series of walking paths starting right here and a shortcut to the A66 giving you access to many walking and cycling paths. A map is available from the shop for those who are interested.
Barnard Castle has a variety of interesting shops, pubs/restaurants and attractions such as Bowes Museum and, set on high rock above the River Tees, the castle. We are just around the corner from Rokeby Park, a seventeenth-century country house.
Raby Castle, Eggleston Hall, High Force Waterfall – England’s highest waterfall - and other towns such as Richmond and Middleton in Teesdale are also located within driving distance.
|Striking 17th-c country house hotel popular for weddings and the like; properly pubby bar with big windsor armchairs and sturdy oak settles around traditional cast-iron-framed tables, open fires and remarkable 1946 mural of Dickensian characters by J T Y Gilroy (known for Guinness advertisements), big windows looking on to extensive lawn, Thwaites Major Morritt (brewed for them) and Timothy Taylors Landlord, 19 wines by the glass from extensive list, good tasty food, friendly knowledgeable staff, restaurant; background music; children welcome, dogs allowed in bar and bedrooms, attractively laid-out garden with teak tables and play area, open all day||Morritt Arms
|Cosy little one-room village local, simple and unspoilt with welcoming landlord (in same family for over 70 years), no bar counter, kitchen or real ales, but unusually a full cocktail menu, interesting collection of miniatures; outside gents; open from 7pm (noon Sun)||Milbank Arms
- The Bowes Museum (3.2 miles)
- Barnard Castle (4.0 miles)
- Easby Abbey (EH) (8.7 miles)
- Moulton Hall (10.4 miles)
- Braithwaite Hall (17.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Brignall Banks - Brignall Mill - Greta Bridge – Brignall
- Egglestone Abbey - Greta Bridge - Brignall (2.4 miles)
- Barnard Castle, Green Lane and Mount Eff Lane. (3.4 miles)
- Egglestone Abbey - Greta Bridge - Brignall (2.4 miles)
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85% would recommend this site to a friend.
82% would stay here again.
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Time at thorpe Farm 5 Aug 2014
john_t28 (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
overall 23 Apr 2014
lynn_h1 (Mature couple, 1 review) Confirmed
Loved,loved,loved Thorpe Farm Centre...will definitely be going back 23 Apr 2014
joanne_w9 (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
Other than the A66.. Thorpe Farm will be missed 8 Oct 2013
iandowson316 (Young couple, 1 review, 1 photo)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Tourer storage facilitiesMax. motorhome length: 12.0 metres
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Barnard Castle: Galgate Coach Stop — 3.6mi
3.6mi Scotch Corner Services A1: Coach Stop — 9.0mi
9.0mi Darlington: Feethams opp Town Hall Coach Stop — 12.2mi
- Train stations
Shildon Rail Station — 11.9mi
11.9mi North Road Rail Station — 12.3mi
12.3mi Bishop Auckland Rail Station — 12.4mi
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 25.7mi
25.7mi Transporter Bridge North Side — 25.8mi
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 17.0mi
The site is nine miles west of Scotch Corner on the side of the A66 near Greta Bridge, ideally located for people travelling to or from Scotland or the Lake District.
From Barnard Castle
Leave the A67 / Market Place towards Kings Court. At the roundabout, take the first exit on to Newgate and proceed for one mile. Turn right towards the A66/The Street and continue for three miles. Look out for our campsite on the left.
From Scotch Corner
Leave Middleton Tyas Lane towards Scotch Corner. At roundabout, take the third exit on to A66 and continue for nine miles. Look out for our campsite on the right. If you reach Green Lane, you have gone too far.
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