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General

  • Back-to-basics family-friendly stays on a working sheep farm
  • Beaches, castles, manor houses and shopping within half an hour
  • An hour from rambling Yorkshire's Moors, Dales and the North Pennines

Moonwalk your way to thriller hols at Billy Jeans Campsite, a family-friendly site on a working sheep farm five minutes’ drive from the village of Fishburn in the north-eastern county of Durham – and don’t forget your walking boots either…

This is a prime spot for lengthy rambling explores: start by following the routes around Escomb lake, 30 minutes away, then wander further for strolls at Hamsterley Forest and tramping around North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, all within about an hour of site.

If you prefer to use your legs for more wheely pursuits, stick around Hamsterley Forest for stunningly scenic mountain biking trails (rent a bike at Hamsterley if you don’t have your own). The kids will be happy here too, with horses to ride and a Gruffalo orienteering course to bring some magic back to the woods.

That should get the whole family pretty well tuckered out, not to mention craving some grub, so head back to site to get dinner grilling on the barbecue (supplies from Sedgefield, 10 minutes away) or have a night out with pub or restaurant eats in one of the nearby villages. Settle in next to the campfire for the rest of the evening while keeping an eye on the kids as they play in the open field, then turn in with nothing to disturb your sleep but the wind in the trees...

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 45 reviews

 

82% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

 

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Perfect 31/08/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Enjoyed every minute

    Disliked: 

    There's nothing to dislike

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It is what it says. Back to basics. Just what we wanted. 28/08/2018

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved our stay. Nice clean site very friendly owners who go out there way to welcome you. Even visit your tent daily to make sure everything is ok and even delivered our fire wood to our tent. Will definatly be going back.

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Every think was fantastic and will be going again 27/08/2018

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

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    Every think was fantastic and will be going again

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A lovely stay, friendly and good for the kids 27/08/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Level ground, friendly staff, peaceful site, can see the kids wherever they play due to the field size.

    Disliked: 

    No sink in the toilet to wash hands (although gel is provided), fire pit was huge and so took a lot more logs to get a good effect out of.

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Large open space and very helpful and friendly owners. 24/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peaceful location and very spacious. Large central area for ball games etc.Like being able to have a fire pit.

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All in all a really good family campsite, owners always helpful 20/08/2018

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    Everything

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Friendly family ran campsite. Clean toilet, wash area, lovely views 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very clean and friendly

    Disliked: 

    Very basic, no play park for kids

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Absolutely love this site! Owners are amazing & care for guests & site 19/08/2018

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    Absolutely fantastic! Myself and my friends cannot thank the lovely couple who run the site. The campsite is immaculate and well cared for, good utilities/toilets, but most of all, what makes this place my all time favourite site is the owners, who despite having rules in place (which many would have an issue over) they are more than willing to accommodate your needs and go the extra mile (well probably further for us tehe) but they would never see you stuck! This was our second visit and I look forward to returning again very soon.
    Thank you both so much, you are amazing!

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Thank you for your review. We consider customer service and satisfaction to be very important. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Very peaceful and also friendlu owners 17/08/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very peaceful and also friendlu owners

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Potential nice and quite 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lee Jenkins J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The fire pit

    Disliked: 

    How my children were spoke to on the first day for going over a fence which they had no idea if they were allowed or not it was the first day there so I held bk on pointing it out as I didn’t want to cause a atmosphere she screamed at them as if they were murdering some 1 unreal

    Fire pit hire and wood £18 per night extreamly expensive
    I was under impression it was £6 to hire fire pit for the stay but was then asked on 2nd night for fire pit hire money

    Not a lot for kids to do so we went and bought water balloons had a massive water fight the next day when we were leaving we were expected to go around field and pick up all balloons otherwise we could not claim back our £10 clean pitch deposit

    We were on pitch 2 the guys who were on 3 asked if they were ok to bring there little jack russle very timid calm dog I might add
    They were not told they had to have him tied up so did not have correct string/spike to do so so we’re told to rave next morn

    All In all potentially good site needs something more for children to do

    I would never recommend or visit again

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In response;
The children were shouted at for going over an exterior barrier fence because they were a long way away. It is obvious that it is not part of the campsite as it is over grown and fenced off.
You were given a good will discount for the second night's fire pit hire, even though it states 'per night' on the poster which was pointed out to you on your arrival, the booking in form which you filled in and in the leaflet I gave you to take away and read.
We would have liked you to have left your pitch and immediate area a bit cleaner and free of water balloons. Most customers leave it how they find it. Clean. We didn't ask you to clean the field.
You were also allowed to leave your tent a further 24 hours free of charge because it was raining on the morning you left.
The customers with the dog were informed upon booking that dogs must be on leads at all times. They had a leader. They were asked three times to put the dog on the leader. The safety of other campers required us to ask them to leave.

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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

Dogs allowed all year

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

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Humble Knowle Farm, Fishburn, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England, TS21 4BG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.6849°N 1.4040°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sedgefield: Black Lion Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
Billingham on Tees: Wolviston Rd Coach Stop — 6.6 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 — 21.4 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

If your tastes skew more coastal than hilly, you’re in luck round here: turn away from the dales, vales and moors and venture seaward for beach days at Crimdon or Seaham (within half an hour's drive), with sandy strolls, pony rides and explores of half-buried World War II bunkers all available.

History buffs keen for more than that will have plenty else to keep them busy, from museums to castles to stately piles all around. Start way back when with a trip around the ruins of Binchester Roman Fort, then come closer to present day at the former strongholds of Barnard and Raby castles. For something more high-society, try Moulton Hall, Crook Hall (and maze), Ormesby Hall and the ancestral home of the US’s first president George Washington at Washington Old Hall.

Get out of musty old corridors with a trip to the Beamish open-air museum, telling the tale of life in the north east during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s, or time your stay to be around for Bishop Auckland’s Kynren, an open-air show covering two thousand years of north-eastern history.

For urban days, the sights, sounds and shops of Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough are all less than half an hour from base, and well worth a visit.

Must see

  • Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (7.8 miles)
  • Durham Coast (8.8 miles)
  • Durham Cathedral (9.2 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Billy Jeans Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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.

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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 prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
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.
Your dog must be tattooed or 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.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 25/05 and 31/08.
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.
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..

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