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The Barn at Easington: Tent area

General

  • Small peaceful site on a 30-acre farm on the Durham Heritage Coast
  • Sea and wood views, 10 minutes' walk to the beach via a wooded dene
  • Barbecues and campfires encouraged; firepits and wood available

If you're after something a bit different down Durham way, you'll find it in spades at The Barn at Easington. Part of an outdoor educational centre that doubles as a venue for music, drama, arts and family events, this fab little place is designed for outdoorsy holidays with as much – or as little – luxury as you want, all in a easygoing setting with the emphasis on serenely simple stuff, from sitting round the campfire to roaming about the meadows and woods.

The Barn is within a 30-acre farm on the coast of the Durham Magnesian Limestone Plateau, in an Area of Outstanding Beauty on the edge of Hawthorn Dene. It's a couple of miles from local village Easington and four from Peterlee, and a short and scenic walk across fields and through the dene to Hawthorn Hive's small beach and the Durham Heritage Coast; when it's stormy, you'll be able to hear the sea from the site.

Wherever you're staying on site, you're welcome to wander around the fields – look out for the farm chickens, horses and (sometimes) pigs – or you can opt to idle around the farm in your own secret spot, or trundle along to see if any events are on during your stay. Then time to get cooking: barbecues and campfires are enthusiastically encouraged, and firepits and firewood are available on request.

For eating out and other supplies, although you'll feel you're in the middle of nowhere here, you're really rather well placed indeed: the A19 is 10 minutes' drive away; Seaham is within 15 minutes' drive or about 45 minutes' walk, and Durham is reachable in half an hour. Newcastle is 40 minutes from the farm.

Please note

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This is an eco-friendly site, so please be sensitive to all inhabitants, including the feathered and four-footed ones. Separating waste and recycling is expected. Guests clearing rubbish from the beach on their walks is fine, but please be aware that the site cannot recycle rubber or industrial waste. If you want to pick up such items please take them home with you.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 82 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  92% described as Peaceful ?

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Brilliant campsite19/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Communication, wildlife, views, birdsong, firepit

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Welcoming and helpful06/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDarren W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Sea view and clean toilet facilities

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Lovely natural campsite.05/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Lovely natural campsite.

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Excellent site with clean facilities02/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location. And the pod

    Disliked: 

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Anonymous user

Location was gorgeous, clean tidy, well kept, with a cute …15/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Skylark 2 bedroom static caravan (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was gorgeous, clean tidy, well kept, with a cute vintage touch, quick walk to the beach, nice and peaceful, the horses and chickens were a hit with the children to say hello to every day. And the lovely lady called ellie who invited them to come and help her collect the eggs and feed the chickens was the highlight for them all.
    We found fabulous sea treasures at the beach. And lots of local things to do. Would stay again x

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We felt very welcome on arrival and continued to feel …14/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    We felt very welcome on arrival and continued to feel valued campers.
    The whole campsite was really well kept from the cleanliness of the facilities to lovely flower beds, spacious grassy areas and outdoor seating for the pods.
    The pod was lovely and warm and secure and just the right size for the 3 of us. It had amazing views and felt very private.
    The walk to the beach was idyllic with lots of areas to explore, trains to spot and beautiful coastal views.

    Disliked: 

    My only suggestion would be warm water at the washing up area.

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Loved02/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCassandra P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Skylark 2 bedroom static caravan (no pets)
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    Loved

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing to dislike

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Lovely experience, brilliant overall28/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The environment Really quiet
    Surroundings were beautiful
    Toilets close by
    Animals for children to see
    Beach and woods close by

    Disliked: 

    How cold it was during the night but that’s us for camping in March

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Anonymous user

Lovely site with nature right on the door step. Facilities …21/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site with nature right on the door step. Facilities available and really easy to work things out.
    Peaceful.

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Location, rural feel, nearby shops....extra bits and pieces like washing …08/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Swallow 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, rural feel, nearby shops....extra bits and pieces like washing up liquid, tin foil, loo roll etc..... It would be nice if the farm offered a welcome pack of local produce for breakfast to save you having to go shopping as soon as you arrive (For an extra charge of course)

    Disliked: 

    Farm track is definitely that, needs more maintenance, not suitable for low cars as full of potholes... Some were filled in whilst we were there which was a lot better.
    Grass path needs cutting to caravan, would save wet feet every morning.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Microlodges

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Thorpe Lea East Farm, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, Co. Durham, England, SR8 3UT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8019°N 1.3251°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sunderland: Park Lane, Transport Interchange — 7.3 miles
Interchange Stand 1 — 9.2 miles
Interchange Stand 2 — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Seaham Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Sunderland Rail Station — 7.5 miles
St Peters Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 14.1 miles
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 14.3 miles
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 14.8 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 20.6 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 22.3 miles

Directions


The site is down a fairly long farm track. From the top of the track, follow the yellow signs for Thorpe Lea East Farm. Drive slowly; there are passing places at intervals. It is not advisable to follow a satnav as it sometimes sends people down the wrong track.

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

Heritage is all around here: local village Easington is home to an ancient church famed as a sailor's landmark, and is a former mining town with colliery remnants including a pit cage and pit wheel monuments at the nature reserve on the old pit site. More old mining bits and bobs can be picked up on the local beaches, including sea coal and sea glass.

Walk through the woods and along the coastal path to the seaside town of Seaham, its beaches and harbour; the area around the farm is a wildlife haven too, so the quiet of foot might see deer and badger setts along the way. Like most the beaches along this stretch of Durham coast, those at Seaham are popular for sea fishing, particularly from the Featherbed rocks to Ryhope Dene.

Hartlepool (25 minutes) has the HMS Trincomalee and the Maritime Experience on its quayside; at Durham, meander along the river for viewsome looks at the spectacular cathedral and castle.

Must see

  • Durham Coast (0.4 miles)
  • National Glass Centre (7.9 miles)
  • Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (9.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Washington Old Hall (10.3 miles)
  • Souter Lighthouse and The Leas (11.7 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:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

The Barn at Easington cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Barn at Easington 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Barn at Easington have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Barn at Easington dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Barn at Easington? Heritage is all around here: local village Easington is home to an ancient church famed as a sailor's landmark, and is a former mining town with colliery remnants including a pit cage … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Barn at Easington?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Barn at Easington? From £30 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
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.

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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/05 and 30/09 and between 01/10 and 30/04.

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
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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