Billy Jeans Campsite8.9
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- Rural location in the heart of County Durham
- A working sheep farm
- Free use of picnic rugs in the beautiful picnic 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. On Humble Knowle Farm in Fishburn, there are several child-friendly things to do and ample room for parking the car or taking a walk in the oak woodland.
The campsite has picnic tables and offers free use of picnic rugs in the beautiful picnic field. There are cooking facilities on site, as well as a temporary toilet/shower area with a washing-up sink.
The campsite 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.
- Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (7.7 miles)
- Durham Coast (8.8 miles)
- Durham Cathedral (9.3 miles)
- Ormesby Hall (13.1 miles)
- Washington Old Hall (15.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
I left after seeing large group drinking beer and no onsite supervisio 15/09/2015
mary_l311766 (Mature couple, 6 reviews) Confirmed
From the manager...
Thank you for taking the time to write a comment about billyjeans.
Your booking on pitch up was booked for the weekend of the 12th September and not the weekend that you arrived (5th sept). As all parties had arrived that were booked in for that day, the farmer and myself had both gone for dinner. As you are aware I did try to return your calls immediatly after you had phoned me but you did not answer, hence why I then text you.
The only groups that were onsite that weekend were 3 groups of families and friends. All adults are more than welcome to drink alcohol on site provided they are sensible. One of the families has also left a review for this day (dated 8th sept) and no one that did stay with us this weekend complained of noise.
We do not have any construction trailers, but the farmer and her family do currently live in several caravans next to the site, while they build their family home. We feel this provides adaquate site supervision.
We are a new campsite and have only been open for approx. 8 weeks when you attempted to stay with us. While we are aware of the obvious problems with the drive way and that we only have 1 permenent toilet is place is not ideal, we do not currently wish to spend around 60k on services until we are sure that we would be able to recoup this money. We beleive that the 'lack' of permanent services is reflected in the price and that if you had decided to stay with us that you would of had a nice camping experience.
We are very proud of what we have managed to achieve in such a short space of time, but we have certainly made some mistakes. On this occasion we feel that your comments are not justified, while I am greatful for all feedback, I do not feel that you are best suited to give feedback on any of our services when you have failed to use them.
Billyjeans is a back to basics campsite on a working farm and we will continue to be this, but we will be getting some permanet services in the New Year. WIFI will still be off the menu.
Great site, awesome hire fire pit 06/09/2015
jemma_d153992 (With friends, 1 review) Confirmed
good site friendly staff 15/01/2016
robbie_b1 (Family with young children, 2 reviews) Confirmed
Excellent site with friendly staff. 02/09/2015
stephen_b24 (Family with young children, 2 reviews)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
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- Coach stations
Sedgefield: Black Lion Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Billingham on Tees: Wolviston Rd Coach Stop — 6.5 miles
6.5 miles Hartlepool: Stockton Street Coach Stop — 7.6 miles
- Train stations
Billingham Rail Station — 7.3 miles
7.3 miles Hartlepool Rail Station — 7.7 miles
7.7 miles Seaton Carew Rail Station — 8.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge North Side — 9.8 miles
9.8 miles Transporter Bridge South Side — 9.8 miles
9.8 miles Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 21.4 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 12.1 miles
12.1 miles Newcastle International Airport — 27.3 miles
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