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Bonners Lodge: View from the back of the park

General

  • Friendly site with rural views 15 minutes' drive from Consett
  • A short walk from the Waskerley Way trail for walking and cycling
  • Spacious pitches with access to heated shower block

A warm welcome awaits at Bonners Lodge, where chief of staff Raffi the cat oversees a small team of humans, dogs, horses, pygmy goats, alpacas, a donkey and a Shetland pony at this friendly family-run site. Officially it’s Ken and Michelle that own the place, but there’s always a helping hand from canine pals Sam, Bess and Charlie…

Make the five-minute drive from the A68 and settle yourself in for a hefty dose of peace and quiet: pitches have splendid views over the surrounding farmland and woods, all part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The plots have been deliberately well spaced to give you plenty of room, so it may be that your nearest ‘neigh’bours will be horses Rosie and Rusty in their paddock.

Well-behaved dogs and human folk are invited to explore the miles of walking paths that lie beyond; you need only amble across the adjacent field to join the Waskerley Way. Kids need not even stray very far to let off steam, as they can just wander over to the site’s play area for a bit of swing and slide action.

Everything you need for a comfy stay has been supplied here – a cosy, heated and modern shower block includes useful bits and bobs like hairdryers to keep the travelling barnet in check.

Please note

Facilities/activities including Washing machine & tumble dryer are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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

Tents are not accepted at this park.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 109 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  89% described as Peaceful ?

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Very nice site indeed for very many reasons24/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very peaceful, very friendly, very helpful. We liked it so much we extended our stay.

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Excellent site for peace & quiet with friendly staff, clean facilities19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnn K.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Bonners Lodge is an amazing campsite on top of a hill, peace and quiet all around. Facilities are very good, shower room was spotless and they also have a full working kitchen for everyone to use including fridge and freezer, we used the fridge a lot as the fridge in our van was not the best. BBQ's are allowed but not fires. They also have a games room with pool table, table tennis, football table and large tv, also lots of games, video's and books . The welcome we received by Lynn was exceptional she also ran us to tesco to save us using the van once we had settled in.

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A beautiful stay as always we loved our stay as …19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarla T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A beautiful stay as always we loved our stay as always didnt want to leave. A clean and immaculate site with great immenities and lots to do for the children who love it here as do we. Thank you to Michelle and Ken the owners who always make it most a pleasant stay thank you xx

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Excellent facilities and very friendly17/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicky B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful settings, lots of lovely animals that are very pampered

    Disliked: 

    Not a lot around apart from countryside and local walks not obvious

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Will stay agin.17/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly, quiet and wonderful views.

    Disliked: 

    A bit windy sometimes.

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Definitely stay again.10/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomgraham s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything about the stay and the area. Very friendly owners a d staff.

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    Could of done with a disabled toilet but not the end of the world.

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Staying on top of the world, high quality with homemade charm05/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLoraine E.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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    We’re do I start, this was our first of six sites on a tour of Northumberland, we stayed here two nights to visit Durham, and we we’re spoilt. This is the best site we have stayed on, great welcome on arrival from Ken & Michelle, VERY dog friendly, with a small holding of animals, goats, horses and alpacas and there own dogs. The site is high up with stunning views all around, a wind location at times but good advice from Ken on setting up. The site had everything we needed, fab TV games room, full kitchen available for cooking if needed, lovely showers etc. We booked this though Pitch Up and the photo’s did not do show the site well. Would definitely book this site again and stay longer next time. Ken and Michelle are wonderful hosts with great Irish charm, nothing too much trouble and always ready to help.

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Lovely clean bathrooms and friendly hosts03/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean bathrooms and friendly hosts

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    Other campers arriving late (1.30am) crashing around and talking which wakened us up. Should have policy that late arrivals stay the other side of the gate.

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Excellent Site02/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJanet H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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    A fabulous site with magnificent views. Toilet and showers whilst limited were like a home from home. There was a room for socialising and also it had a sink cooker and oven and fridge and freezer which we were able to use had we wanted to. The hosts were super friendly. We shall return

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Pleasant place for a good-value stopover30/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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    Clean. Friendly. Interesting. Nice location.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking 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

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Waskerley, Consett, Co. Durham, England, DH8 9HW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8015°N 1.8960°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Durham Bus Station — 12.7 miles
Corbridge (Northumberland): Angel Inn Bus Stop — 12.8 miles
Bishop Auckland Bus Station — 13.0 miles
Train stations
Wolsingham Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Frosterley Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Stanhope Rail Station — 5.9 miles
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 22.2 miles
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 22.7 miles
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 22.8 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 17.9 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.3 miles

Directions


When you turn off the A68 follow the road until you see a stone house in front of you. Follow the road around to the left and the site is 300 yards on the right.

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

Make the most of your rural location by getting your walking boots on or taking to your bike to hit the trails that crisscross this scenic area. Getting to the Waskerley Way requires you only to cross one adjacent field, and then you can join this route across the moors, past the Waskerley and Smiddy Shore reservoirs and to Hownsgill Viaduct, towering 46 metres above the woodland canopy.

Other fab walks can be had around Derwent Reservoir, 20 minutes away; you can dangle a rod into the water here too, to see if you can snag one of the lake’s trout (rumour has it they can weigh up to 20lb). Cyclists, meanwhile, can find some top routes at Hamsterley Forest 25 minutes away, or get their pulses racing on the downhill tracks at Descend Bike Park (25 minutes).

For family-friendly attractions, head to Hall Hill Farm 15 minutes away, for lots of furry adventures riding the donkeys, feeding the llamas and watching the sheep race, or take a trip on the steam trains of Weardale Railway, 25 minutes away. Within the same distance is the famed Beamish open air museum: bag 25% discount tickets for this before setting off from the Bonners Lodge team.

Also 25 minutes away is Diggerland Durham, where kids of all ages (even ones who sometimes claim to be grownups) can drive lots of different vehicles… and take lots of pics of them doing so too.

Must see

  • Gibside (10.4 miles)
  • Prudhoe Castle (11.4 miles)
  • George Stephenson's Birthplace (12.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Gibside (10.4 miles)
  • Cherryburn (10.8 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:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Bonners Lodge cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Bonners Lodge will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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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Cash
Maestro
MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Bonners Lodge have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bonners Lodge dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bonners Lodge? Make the most of your rural location by getting your walking boots on or taking to your bike to hit the trails that crisscross this scenic area. Getting to the Waskerley Way … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bonners Lodge?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bonners Lodge? From £29 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Dogs
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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Facilities/activities including Washing machine & tumble dryer are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/06 and 31/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/03 - 31/05 and 01/09 - 31/10.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
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.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

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