Woodcroft Farm

From £99 For 1 night, 4 adults 10 43 reviews
View of the cabins (added by manager 25 Oct 2022)
Firepit and picnic table (added by manager 25 oct 2022)
Private cabins (added by manager 09 oct 2022)
Kitchen area with electric hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge freezer, kettle and toaster (added by manager 09 oct 2022)

  • Luxury cabins featured on Robson Green's Weekend Escapes
  • Hamsterley Forest 20 minutes’ drive; Durham 35 minutes
  • Firepit, fully equipped kitchen and ensuite shower room
For a taste of a simpler life (but not so simple that you’d have to forgo any luxuries, of course…), you can take yourself on a glamping break to Woodcroft Farm, a five-minute drive from the County Durham villages of Frosterley and Stanhope, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At this traditional hill livestock farm (run by the same family since 1947), you’ll be staying in a luxury cabin with a blond-wood interior that gives it a modern and clean Scandinavian vibe. Cosy and cleverly designed, the accommodation has a comfy bed and ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated towel rail. (By the way, there’s no need to weigh yourself down with bed linen and towels either, as you can hire them on site.) The kitchenette comes with all you might need to keep your family fed. Alternatively, you can start the firepit (provided) and devour your meals alfresco. Having said that, though, you’re meant to be on holiday, right? So you might just want to hit one of several local pubs for a home-made meal. The site owners will be happy to help with suggestions on the best walks, starting with the Weardale Way, which passes right through the farm. Or you can drive to Slitt Wood (15 minutes’ drive), a former mining area that’s now been given over to nature, with small waterfalls and wooded trails where you might spot redstarts and dippers. For those who are into angling, the site has its own stretch of private fishing on the River Wear (a licence is required), and there are also several well-stocked lakes in the vicinity, such as Derwent Reservoir Fisheries (20 minutes).

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely peaceful location with a well equipped glamping pod. Ideal location for…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Oak camping pod (no pets)

Liked: Lovely peaceful location with a well equipped glamping pod. Ideal location for exploring.

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Excellent cabin holiday for family's or couples with beautiful views

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Emmy S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Elder camping pod (no pets)

Liked: We loved the cabin! It was warm, beautifully equipped and in a gorgeous location. All the appliances and furniture were like new and very clean the water was hot and shower was excellent, we have a 5 and 8 year old and they were over the moon to find the complimentary swing ball and boules balls to keep them entertained. One of the farm owners, Sarah, was incredibly welcoming, she even invited the boys to come over to the barn and meet all of the new baby lambs! I would recommend in a heart beat

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Wonderful pod in a wonderful location

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
David M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Elder camping pod (no pets)

Liked: My self and my partner loved how cosy, spacious and well equipped the Elder Pod was, it had everything we needed for our stay. It is situated on a working farm but is in a private/quiet location overlooking the sheep fields. We made use of the fire pit during our stay, it's very dark on a night at this location and on one night it was really clear allowing us to see the stars. Sarah and her family are really friendly and welcoming, allowing us to look around there shed and see their newborn lambs, we even got to see one being born! As it was spring there lambs everywhere which was lovely to see. We can't wait to return!

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Just returned from an amazing two night stay in Hazel. The pod…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Hazel camping pod (pet friendly)

Liked: Just returned from an amazing two night stay in Hazel. The pod was really well equipped and the scenery absolutely beautiful. Such a lovely place to stay. We will definitely return.

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A lovely cabin…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Oak camping pod (no pets)

Liked: A lovely cabin

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Excellent 👌

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Oak camping pod (no pets)

Liked: Great stay!! Beautiful views and very quiet relaxing place. Warm and cosy very comfy inside the wooden cabin every clean. Nice and kind owners. We definitely came back again!!

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Loved our stay cannot wait to return

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Natasha C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Hazel camping pod (pet friendly)

Liked: Absolutely loved this place Great location short walk into Stanhope….. Clean, warm and everything You could possibly need available. Beautiful View of Sunrise which made our stay. Stars at Night were just amazing ❤️

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Beautiful location overlooking a farmers field with sheep and a stunning sun…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Lloyd J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Oak camping pod (no pets)

Liked: Beautiful location overlooking a farmers field with sheep and a stunning sun rise to wake up to. Cabins very well presented and some fun outdoor games provided for kids. The fire pit with bbq grill was a very nice touch. Nice walk to the river, which my son loved throwing rocks into.

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Amazing site and owners were very lovely left some whisky as it…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Leah P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Hazel camping pod (pet friendly)

Liked: Amazing site and owners were very lovely left some whisky as it was mt partners birthday which was an amazing touch. Great location to just get away for the night which wasn't too far away from us. For being parents which is rare to get alone time it was great we carved pumpkins and just sat by the fire.

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The cabin was wonderful. Had great amenities and was just beautiful. The…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Elder camping pod (no pets)

Liked: The cabin was wonderful. Had great amenities and was just beautiful. The children enjoyed playing outside and loved the fire pit. Sarah was really helpful and brought the fire pack as soon as we arrived.

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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

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

Portable toilet

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

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Woodcroft Farm

Frosterley

Co. Durham

England

DL13 2TQ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.73026°N
-1.98692°W

Nearest transport

Coach
16.5 mi Bus Station
18.7 mi South Burns Stand K
21.6 mi Washington (T&W): Galleries Bus Stn
Rail
0.9 mi Frosterley Rail Station
1.1 mi Stanhope Rail Station
4.1 mi Wolsingham Rail Station
Ferry
28.1 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
28.6 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
28.7 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
Airport
23.9 mi Newcastle International Airport
26.9 mi Durham Tees Valley Airport

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

If you’re itching to hurl yourself down a hill on your mountain bike, Hamsterley Forest (20 minutes’ drive) is the place to go and get muddy. There are routes for most abilities here, from (relatively) gentle off-road tracks for less experienced riders to technically demanding black trails. The North Pennines have dark sky status, and you can make the most of the night sky at Grassholme Observatory (half an hour). This facility on the banks of Grassholme Reservoir holds regular events that start with an informative talk and conclude with a look through powerful telescopes. Stretching along the River Wear, the university city of Durham (35 minutes) is known for its medieval cathedral, home to splendid stained-glass windows and Harry Potter filming locations. For a breather with a scenic view of the cathedral, head to Crook Hall Gardens.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Seaham Hall Beach 27 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Seaham Beach 27.1 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent
Roker - Sunderland 28.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seaburn - Sunderland 28.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crimdon 29.5 mi Sea Good Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

High Force Waterfall 9.6 mi

Barnard Castle 12.3 mi

The Bowes Museum 13.3 mi

Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon 15.5 mi

Gibside 16.5 mi

National Trust

Cherryburn 16.3 mi

Gibside 16.5 mi

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge 21.3 mi

Washington Old Hall 22.1 mi

Holy Jesus Hospital 22.4 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Stanhope - Stanhope Dene - Stanhope Burn Mine 1.4 mi

Stanhope - Crookledy Crag - Stanhope 1.5 mi

Circular Walk by Wolsingham 4 mi

Wolsingham and Tunstall Reservoir 4.1 mi

Tunstall Reservoir 4.2 mi

Local events

  • Festival of Thrift (Saturday 21 September 2024 – Saturday 21 September 2024)

    Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham 22.5 mi

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.

Want to know more about camping in Co. Durham?

  • Does Woodcroft Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Woodcroft Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Woodcroft Farm? If you’re itching to hurl yourself down a hill on your mountain bike, Hamsterley Forest (20 minutes’ drive) is the place to go and get muddy. There are routes for most abilities … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Woodcroft Farm?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Woodcroft Farm? From £99 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.