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8.2

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General

  • Perfectly situated in the Vale of Durham
  • Rural location with beautiful views
  • Ten minutes from Tindale Crescent

Meadow Farm is an outstanding camping and caravanning park very well located in the Vale of Durham. The campsite is located in a peaceful, rural location with beautiful views, close to the historic town of Bishop Auckland with its medieval Bishop's Palace, shops and cafés. Alternatively, Tindale Crescent, which offers all major supermarkets and fast food outlets, is less than ten minutes away by car.

The site is easily accessible and spacious. There are a shower and toilet block, chemical disposal point and drinking water point for guests to use

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

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8.2

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent for families 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynsey G. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Flexibility on site and the child atmosphere so we could enjoy some time while the kids played with other children but also had some quality family time playing games in the open space

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Excellent site with clean facilities, frendly staff 30/08/2016

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff were very helpful the camp was clean and tidy toilets were clean regularly

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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It was ok, but it could be better. 15/08/2016

simon_a273679 Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Pros
    * It's a nice green and open site, in a rural setting with views over the gently rolling landscape.
    * The showers were nice and hot.
    * Chickens, ducks, geese and a rabbit wander freely.
    * They have fire pits, so you can buy some logs and have a lovely open fire.

    Disliked: 

    * There were only two toilets, two tiny wash hand basins, and two showers. I believe more showers and toilets are on the way, but they're needed now.
    * There are constantly barking dogs from the nearby kennels. They're not very loud, but they are relentless.
    * The site could do with a litter pick, expecially around the hedges. It's not covered with rubbish, but the odd can and bottle hidden in the hedge does spoil the idyl.
    * They have fire pits - not everybody wants an open fire upwind of their expensive tent.

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Loved it... So peaceful with a relaxing and welcoming energy. 14/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Diane H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fire pits ... Chickens rabbits owners

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Amazing camp site amazing owners!! 02/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steph D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendliness of owners
    Fire pits

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Expensive for a uneven field with few facilities. 02/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fires (at a further cost)are excellent. Without this the site would get 1 star.

    Disliked: 

    Cost. Barking dogs can be heard from nearby shelter. No level camping pitches. Only 2 toilet and shower cubicles.

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nice tidy site, well maintained, plenty of space 02/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard h. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    relaxed atmosphere. tidy site : no litter or scruffy areas.
    toilets / shower block clean, well maintained, stocked up
    the pre-prepared mini fire pit areas are excellent to have in the evening - nice idea
    everyone camping there well behaved & considerate of others

    Disliked: 

    lack of washing up facilities - look like they are being put in to place , but at the time of staty : no sink , no hot water.

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Great stay 02/08/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fire pit
    Very open
    Very relaxed

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Great site frindly staff 01/08/2016

joao_m236584 Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Awesome site, very clean and the staff very helpful and friendly.
    Always helpful, and double checking if everything was fine. Ready to help you find shops nearby.

    We got a group of friends close to us which unfortunately were a bit to immature to be on their own, not respecting people nearby, but good site.

    Toilets where in good condition and very clean.
    Lovely farm with chickens and gooses, a few lovely puppies and a lovely rabbit just hopping around through the day (he was really cute!)

    And last but not least, there is an ice cream van that came on site! what could have been better?!

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Very friendly owner clean facilities children loved it 31/07/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The kids loved going to collect fresh layed eggs from the chickens. Owner was brilliant friendly and even though he was getting some building work done was extremely considerate of us throughout it. would love to go back and see the improvements

    Disliked: 

    Only 2 toilets which was fine for us as only a few on site but could do with more for when the site is full. Chickens roam free which i dont mind but my wife is scared of all birds. But the owner offered to let her hold one to get used to them. Not really a dislike

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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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school 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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Ramshaw Lane, Ramshaw Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England, DL14 0NB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6383°N 1.7606°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bishop Auckland Bus Station — 3.8 miles
Barnard Castle: Galgate Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Darlington: Feethams opp Town Hall Coach Stop — 11.5 miles
Train stations
Bishop Auckland Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Bishop Auckland Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Shildon Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 21.7 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 21.7 miles
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 27.5 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 15.8 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 27.7 miles

Directions


Exit Junction 58 of the A1(M) towards Shildon. Take the first exit off the roundabout onto the A68 (West Auckland Road). Continue for approximately 9 miles. Turn left at Hartbrigg Lane, continue for 0.5 miles. Take first left onto Ramshaw Lane, continue for 0.7 miles to Meadow Farm.

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

The site is perfectly situated for numerous attractions. The city of Durham, with its World Heritage Site cathedral and castle, is 12 miles away. Teesdale, the Durham and Yorkshire coasts, the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales are all within easy reach. The Lake District and Scotland are an hour and a half's drive away.

Must see

  • Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon (4.8 miles)
  • Barnard Castle (8.6 miles)
  • The Bowes Museum (9.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Moulton Hall (15.5 miles)
  • Gibside (19.5 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.

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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.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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 must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10pm and 7am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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
Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

£50 cash damage/cleanliness deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your pitch.

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