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Bobby Shafto Caravan Park

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General

  • Secluded location with countryside views
  • A mile from the C2C cycle route
  • Bar, shop, gated access and CCTV

Have a bumptious time in Beamish at Bobby Shafto Caravan Park, set deep in peaceful Co Durham countryside but only a few miles from many topping Durham and Northumberland attractions. Bring your bike too: the park is only a mile from the C2C cycle route.

Bobby Shafto is family run, by a team with years of experience in sorting out what all sorts of customers might want and in helping them have a peaceful time in the Durham countryside. Many a feature assists in this, like a licensed bar, gated access and exit via personalised swipe cards, CCTV to keep everyone feeling safe, and a shop and reception area selling caravan accessories, camping gas, ice cream, sweets and groceries.

The site's amenities building is centrally heated, with coin-operated showers alongside hairdryers, hand dryers and shaving points. Other facilities include a dishwashing and veg prep area, a chemical disposal point, water points and a launderette with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron.

Disabled access is available for loos, showers, the bar, the play area and other facilities.

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Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

A charge of £0.25 applies for the use of shower.


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7.6

Overall rating based on 89 reviews

 

73% would recommend this site to a friend.

72% would stay here again.

 

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The site is in a pleasant rural setting 19/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kathryn B. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site is in a pleasant rural setting

    Disliked: 

    Showers - had to pay by token which, thanks to other reviewers, we bought in advance. The shower room was cold because the windows were always open to let condensation out as there are no fans.

    Had to put a deposit down for two key fobs, one for the toilet block and one the barrier. On our day of departure the shop wasn't open when we left, so we had to push them through the letter box and hope our debit card will be refunded.

    No recycling points

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A great site 03/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Symone M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Was lovely to be in the middle of nowhere yet so close to newcastle. The park was very clean and the staff were very friendly and approachable.

    Disliked: 

    Showers took tokens which you had to buy from the shop, that wasn’t always open. So I couldn’t use the showers. Our van has its own shower so it wasn’t the end of the world, I know for next time!

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. Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitch 31/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Owen N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent, tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful peaceful place recommended to the highest.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Lovely and quiet 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent, tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely and quiet

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A good site but could be improved. 28/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom steven_b291448 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good location, level pitches and not crowded.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and shower facilities limited. Electronic door entry and tokens. Charges for Wi-fi. Pitch backed onto central children’s play area. Refuse and recycling area needs better organising.

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Clean and well laid out site, facilities modern and clean ... 16/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom keith_m795993 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and well laid out site, facilities modern and clean although only two showers each for male and female.
    Liked the set up of facilities, individual water supply as well as grey water disposal for each pitch. Level gravel pitch, mixed in with residential owners, very pleasant

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The site was very pretty and well maintained. The pod ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kathryn c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was very pretty and well maintained. The pod was lovely, our first stay in a pod and a great success! Toilets convenient and shower facilities all fine.
    Looking forward to staying again as we only managed a short stay. Would like to explore more and have more time in Beamish which is so convenient.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike but wish it had been clearer that I could get my shower token when I booked in as we had to wait for the shop opening in the morning which was a little inconvenient- would be helpful to ask if we wanted any when we checked in.

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See above 14/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly helpful and clean site. Definitely coming back😎

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Worst site I've been on this year 13/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john_d123468 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Rude and unfriendly owner the worst unlevel site we've been on access very poor. Disabled shower broken floor tiles ripped and mouldy shower curtain. Stood on shower tray and it flipped up because it fell in drain. Was told rudely to take lights down when our neighbours had lights up. spoke to reception in morning and they said it was the owner probably in a bad mood. Would definitely not recommend.

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Superb site, staff and location. 12/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jack W. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The cleanliness of the site, the layout of the pitches and the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff we had contact with.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet block would benefit from a large extractor fan because when ever some had just showered the whole of the block (gents & ladies) were wet with condensation.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Cranberry Plantation Beamish, Co. Durham, England, DH9 0RY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.8837°N 1.6418°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chester-le-Street: South Burns Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
Washington (Tyne & Wear): Galleries Bus Station — 4.4 miles
Gateshead: Metro Interchange Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Train stations
Chester-le-Street Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Dunston Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Metrocentre Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 10.7 miles
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 11.2 miles
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 11.4 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 11.0 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.1 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Bobby Shafto Caravan Park's setting in Beamish has it surrounded by small country pubs and up to date restaurants to sort out all guests' tipples and teas whatever their budget. Horse riding, fishing and cycling are available nearby and the C2C cycle path is a mile away.

Beamish is a comely little town, well known for its North of England Open Air Museum, which does exactly what it says on the tin in its aim of preserving the industrial history of England's north east in the twentieth century. (It's a lot more thrilling than it sounds, and has won plentiful awards: we thoroughly recommend a trip.)

Also get to Durham for the day, home of one of the country's most splendid cathedrals, and to Newcastle and Sunderland, all within easy driving distance.

Going east, sand fans can investigate the coastal town of South Shields, former home of saga storyteller Catherine Cookson and one of the most popular seaside resorts on this part of coast. Have a look at the museum and art gallery, the South Shields lighthouses, the reconstructed Roman fort and excavations at Arbeia, and the rather ornate town hall.

Must see

  • The Angel of the North (3.0 miles)
  • Gibside (4.4 miles)
  • The Sage Gateshead (6.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Gibside (4.4 miles)
  • Washington Old Hall (5.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Bobby Shafto Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Pitches: a £20.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
A charge of £0.25 applies for the use of shower.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/03 and 31/10.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 01/03 and 31/10.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £20.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Pitches: a £20.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/03 and 31/10.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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