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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 visitors at Bonners Lodge, where chief of staff Luna the cat oversees a small team of humans, dogs and horses 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 Billy and Charlie.

Make the five-minute drive from the A68 and settle yourself into this rural spot 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 out to give you plenty of room to breathe, 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 join the party on site and explore the miles of walking paths that lie beyond; you need only amble across the adjacent field to join the Waskerley Way railway path, and there are plenty of other places to stretch your legs nearby too. 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 – each pitch has an electrical hook-up and a TV aerial, and there’s a chemical disposal point close by. A cosy heated shower block was installed in 2017 and includes useful bits and bobs like hairdryers to keep the travelling barnet in check.

If the British weather decrees it possible, you’re welcome to light up a barbie on your pitch, and eat outdoors at the garden table. Should it be less than clement, you may prefer to pile in the car and head out for eats – there’s a country pub serving up traditional fare 10 minutes away, or you could continue on to Consett, 15 minutes away, for an array of pubs, restaurants and takeaway options.

Consett’s also the place to go for stocking up on essentials at the supermarket; for local treats head over to the farm shop in Knitsley, 10 minutes away, to get your paws on all manner of foodie faves including homemade pies and cakes along with top-quality meat, dairy and veg.

The site is next door to the Beamish open-air museum – with 25% off for Bonners Lodge guests.

Please note

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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


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9.8

Overall rating based on 59 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 

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Everything... fabulous amenities, rec room and kitchenette, nicely appointed showers ... 05/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David H. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed touring pitch
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    Everything... fabulous amenities, rec room and kitchenette, nicely appointed showers and toilets. Highly recommended. Ken and Michelle were fabulous hosts.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Top of the list of places to stay. 29/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Colin P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Quality of shower block facilities and rural setting. Useful communal area for all to use.

    Disliked: 

    Unevenness of ground when walking across the field at night. Lack of WiFi.

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Fantastic site, great hosts :) 23/09/2018

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    Amazing little site, only seven pitches. We were met by Michelle our cheery host who showed us to our pitch. Because we had smalls with us she allocated us near the games room which was fabulous. I got a quick tour of the facilities whilst hubby got the legs down. Showers and toilets were well appointed and perfectly clean.

    Great views from all the pitches and Ken (Michelle's husband) let the children feed and brush the ponies on our first morning. There is tonnes to do in the area but we opted for a walk around nearby Tunstall reservoir.

    We can't wait to return :)

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    Nothing its perfect.

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A perfect getaway from it all location. 10/09/2018

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

  • Electric mixed touring pitch
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    Loved this site. So welcoming, so clean, the facilities were second to none. The showers were amazing, and private.

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Small site in peaceful location. 07/09/2018

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  • Electric mixed touring pitch
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    Very friendly. Excellent facilities

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Voted our favourite caravan site by us all 😍 05/09/2018

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

  • Electric mixed touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful remote location, lovely views, Shetland Pony (Rusty) and dappled grey horse (Rosie), Games room, 5* shower/toilet facilities, playground, wood sculptures and last but not least a friendly welcome by Michelle.

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    Going home! 😄

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Excellent Site with very clean and fresh facilities 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael B. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed touring pitch
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    Superb Toilets and Showers, the site was very peaceful and the owners very helpful in explaining the facilities. We would recommend this site

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Excellent site with level pitches, great facilities & welcoming owners 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Darren P. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    There is an absolutely fantastic kids and adults play area with table tennis table, table football and pool table all of which are in as new condition. There are also numerous games, a comprehensive file of local interest brochures and a well equipped campers kitchen. The owners Ken and Michelle have pt a lot of effort into this family friendly site and we were made to feel very welcome with our kids allowed to brush and walk with their 2 horses whilst we walked our dog over miles of open ground.
    We would definitely return here for a peaceful relaxing stay knowing that there are great facilities for whatever the weather

    Disliked: 

    We had no dislikes at all however as the site is a little rural just be aware that you need to be well stocked up with food for longer stays.Perhaps wifi might be an option in the future?

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Great little peaceful site. Owners have provided lots for guests 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katharine S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed touring pitch
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    Peace and quiet. Shower blocks we're immaculate and warm, like being at home. Games room with table football, pool table and table tennis plus games, TV and fridge, freezer and microwave a great addition for those in tents or with kids. Received a warm welcome.

    Disliked: 

    The wind! We hadn't appreciated quite how high up on the moors the area is, not much shelter from it on site. Grotty weekend of weather though.

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Excellent site, would definetly recommend to freinds & family 24/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric mixed touring pitch
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    Ken & Michelle made us feel very welcome as did the 2 Billy's (dogs). The site is great for families with young children as you can let the children have a bit of freedom knowing that you have full view of them from any of the pitches. There is also a useful family room with some nice toys for the little ones and pool and table tennis tables for the older ones, we avoid sites with club houses, preferring a quieter site, so this was just a nice touch which also included a fridge,freezer, toaster and kettle for all to use. Michelle very kindly let the children meet the resident Shetland pony, Rusty. It was a lovely site and my two grandchildren want to know when they can go back. Really lovely place where we could make precious family memories.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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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

Hard standings

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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 jumping on your bike to hit the trails that criss-cross this beaut 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 the imposing Hownsgill Viaduct, towering 46 metres above the woodland canopy.

Other fab walks can be had around Derwent Reservoir, 20 minutes away, and 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 great woodland routes at Hamsterley Forest, 50 minutes away, or get their pulses racing on the downhill tracks at Descend Bike Park, a 25-minute drive away.

There are tons of family-friendly attractions around here, too. You could head to Hall Hill Farm, 15 minutes away, for lots of furry fun riding the donkeys, feeding the llamas and watching the sheep race, or you could take a trip on the steam trains of Weardale Railway, 25 minutes away. 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 fun vehicles including go-karts, 4x4s and of course the diggers themselves.

Take a step back in time at Beamish Museum, half an hour away – the open-air living museum been set up as a recreation of an early 20th-century town complete with tramway, shops and a colliery to explore. Another half-hour drive from the site takes you to Auckland Castle, where you can wander around the deer park, see traditional skills in action and maybe catch one of the spectacular historical shows that are held in the open-air theatre on summer nights.

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Bonners Lodge cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

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

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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 2 day(s) of arrival.

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.

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.

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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