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Billy Jeans Campsite

9.5

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General

  • Rural location in County Durham
  • Back to basic camping on a working sheep farm
  • Public footpaths in three directions from the accommodation field

Billy Jeans Campsite is set in a rural location in the heart of Co Durham on a working sheep farm, with a few extra animals thrown in for good measure.

There are picnic tables, a permanent toilet, temporary shower and sinks for washing and washing up on site. Please note there are no shared cooking facilitie; however, barbecues and campfires are both allowed. Firepits are available for hire and you can buy wood on site.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 8 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 
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Family run campsite-ran with pride. Very recommended 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom MISS C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    This campsite was truly amazing. Extremely well run and liked after. The family that ran the business saw to our every need and constantly checked that everything was in order. We hired a fire pit for £15, it came with the biggest bag of self lighting logs. It was clean, the field itself huge with plenty of exploring to do. There was only one communal toilet and a small shower cubicle-which we enjoyed as it was completely back to basics. No WiFi-just good old fashioned family fun. No road noise. Our daughter didn't even pick up her ipad as she was too intersTed in exploring! Well recommended for families that just need to get away. We even had Takeaway delivered! What's not to like!

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From the manager...

Thank you for your positive comments. We aim to please. We look forward to seeing you next time.

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no complaints what so ever 17/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom malcolm w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Planty of open spaces for kids to play
    Very clean toilets /showers excellent
    Dining area very clean /Colin and his family very helpful and polite will definitely book again

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Friendly Clean Toilets Communal Fridges Well maintained Quiet 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alex W. Confirmed

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

    Friendly
    Clean Toilets
    Communal Fridges
    Well maintained
    Quiet

    Disliked: 

    Wasn't a problem for us as it was quiet but I would imagine one toilet for the whole site may cause problems when its busy.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. Don't worry about crossing your legs, we hire in extra toilets for busy periods.
We look forward to seeing you again.

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Everything was excellent. 11/06/2017

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  • Liked: 

    This was our first time camping and we were welcomed straight away by a very friendly polite couple. Lovely quiet, clean, well looked after place, had everything and even more for the proper camping experience.
    We will be back!

    Disliked: 

    Only booking for one night, wish we had stayed longer.

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We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Great site with really friendly staff . 05/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Phillip R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Everyone was friendly and welcoming

    Disliked: 

    Disliked nothing

From the manager...

Thank you.

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Clean, nice staff but too pricey for back to basics 03/06/2017

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  • Liked: 

    Friendly couple running the place, happy to look after you, dispose of rubbish at the end of the stay, come and chat to you, very nice! Good location near the Durham coastline and Castle Eden walkway. A place to wash up with hot water.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities were awful. For £10 per night most campsites have much more. There were probably 20 pitches but one nice toilet and then a portaloo. The one shower is terrible, it's a portashower. They have a nice building which is a communal space in bad weather but no-one uses it, that should be shower and toilets. At the end people were asking are you planning on more and the lady just said no I think we'll keep it like this. Big mistake people won't come back if they don't improve that. Everything else lovely.

From the manager...

I'm so sad you thought our facilities were awful. They are basic, yes, but adequate, clean and functional. The shower is a month old so simply can't be described as 'terrible'. The log cabin you mention as communal space, with it's communal fridge, tables, chairs and power sockets I might add, has been well used lately for campers to eat in, charge phones, play board games and shade from the sun.
We are happy with the size of our site so wont extend or grow it. Our aim is to provide you with a clean and green space for you to make your holiday.

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Pleasant camping experience. 01/06/2017

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

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

    Fire pit hire with wood. Nice quiet location. The site was very basic but even though it was full still loads of recreational space for the kids to play. Owners were around constantly checking we were all OK and picking up rubbish etc. Good to see. Helpful and friendly owners. Local Co-op shop nearby.

    Disliked: 

    1) Having to pay £10 cash deposit on arrival. 2) Cost of pitch being almost double for me as additional charges for all kids (I do only get one wage remember).

From the manager...

Thank you for your positive comments.
Re the deposit, you do get the £10.00 back when you leave remember, as long as you don't burn the grass or leave us the equivalent of a fortnight rubbish to dispose of!
The prices are what they are I'm afraid. If children were free, we'd have couples bringing a dozen each - it's happened in the past when we didn't charge for children and it became noisy and unpleasant for other guests.

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Colin was very helpful, lovely clean campsite with two toilet ... 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lauren_w158951 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Colin was very helpful, lovely clean campsite with two toilet facilities. Will definitely visit again

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely photo.
We look forward to welcoming you again.

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Humble Knowle Farm, Fishburn Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England, TS21 4BG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6856°N 1.4039°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sedgefield: Black Lion Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
Billingham on Tees: Wolviston Rd Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Hartlepool: Stockton Street Coach Stop — 7.7 miles
Train stations
Billingham Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Hartlepool Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Seaton Carew Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge North Side — 9.9 miles
Transporter Bridge South Side — 9.9 miles
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 21.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 12.1 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 27.2 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

The site is between Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough, which are all within a 20-minute drive. Slightly further afield you have easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines.

A short drive away, or about a 45-minute walk through the Durham countryside, is the market town of Sedgefield with the infamous Dunn Cow pub which has had visitors such as Tony Blair, George Bush and Nelson Mandela.

There are also several beaches only a 45-minute drive away if you would like to go sailing or surfing.

Hamsterley Forest is a great mountain biking location, with hire available, and has attractions for the family throughout the year. If mountain biking isn't for you, it is also a great spot for a forest walk and a picnic by the river.

Alternatively, Durham has a wealth of history and attractions to see such as Durham Cathedral, Raby Castle, Beamish Museum and Bowes Museum.

Must see

  • Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (7.8 miles)
  • Durham Coast (8.8 miles)
  • Durham Cathedral (9.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Ormesby Hall (13.2 miles)
  • Washington Old Hall (15.7 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:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Please provide the campsite with your estimated arrival time by using the 'special requests' box on the booking form.

Billy Jeans Campsite cancellation policy

No penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

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. Billy Jeans Campsite 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.

Pitches: a £10.00 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.

Tax

This area is not subject to city tax.

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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

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 11 p.m. and 8 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
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Reception
Reception is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 26/05 and 04/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Additional terms

Please provide the campsite with your estimated arrival time by using the 'special requests' box on the booking form.

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