Alma Meadow Glamping

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Glamping pod with a balcony (added by manager 23 Aug 2023)
Views from the pod balcony (added by manager 23 aug 2023)
Wooden pods with balconies (added by manager 23 aug 2023)
Play area (added by manager 23 aug 2023)

  • Glamping pods five minutes’ drive from the Coast to Coast cycle path
  • A five-minute drive from Beamish, the Living Museum of the North
  • Family friendly and well maintained; walk to the pub, shop or bus stop
As tempting as it is just to let your eyes wander over pics of the stunning glamping pods at Alma Meadow Glamping, don’t get carried away for too long. There’s much more you need to know about these well-maintained, family-friendly glamping pods… To start, they're just five minutes’ drive away from the Coast to Coast cycle path, a fabulous trail running through the local (and faraway) countryside. Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, is also five minutes’ drive away. Its reconstructed village, town and farm venues bring life in the northeast between the 1820s and 1950s back to life for visitors. Country pubs are something that go happily hand-in-hand with laidback lodge holidays, and handily there are lots within a short walking or driving distance of the site, including one half an hour’s walk away in High Hold. If you don’t fancy switching on the car engine too often, it's good to know there’s a bus stop on the main road under 10 minutes’ walk away from the lodges. There’s also a small shop and a golf course within five minutes’ walk of the lodges. The word 'pretty' might not quite cut it for the accommodation at Alma Meadow Glamping – these dog-friendly pods are set in stunning countryside and each one has a wooden front balcony where you can soak up the scenery. Inside, each pod has an ensuite bathroom and a mini kitchen, with a TV, bed linen and towels all provided. There’s a play area in the grounds with swings and a slide for the kids’ play times.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 5
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • No gas barbecues allowed.
  • No charcoal barbecues allowed.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Dec 2023 to

Open from Sun, 29 Dec 2024 to

Reviews

100%

would recommend this site to a friend

100%

would stay here again

Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent place to stay!

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

Camping pod

Liked: Location was great, convenient for everything. Facilities were perfect, everything we required. Hosts were outstanding and so welcoming

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nice quiet place with everything you need in the pod.

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
Andrew A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Camping pod

Liked: The site is relatively small, very tidy, some distance between the pods. The electric shower was a bonus. I was offered to check out a bit later if needed to if we wanted to. The owners were nice and friendly. Would go back. Free netflix on the TV but you need to provide your own WiFi.

Disliked: The lighting in the pod was too bright. I would suggest a dimmer switch, a lamp or lampshade.

Recommend to friends Visit again


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 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

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby Restaurant nearby

Location

Alma Meadow Glamping

Stone Row

West Pelton

Stanley

Co. Durham

England

DH9 6SY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.86881°N
-1.64154°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.7 mi South Burns Stand K
4.8 mi Washington (T&W): Galleries Bus Stn
6.6 mi Gateshead: Metro Interchange
Rail
2.7 mi Chester-le-Street Rail Station
5.6 mi Dunston Rail Station
6.3 mi Metrocentre Rail Station
Ferry
11.5 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
12 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
12.2 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
Airport
12 mi Newcastle International Airport
26.1 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

Which city first: Durham or Newcastle upon Tyne? In Durham (15 minutes’ drive), there’s a stunning cathedral, castle and botanic gardens. That’s not to mention the riverside park and cricket grounds in the city and at Durham Cricket (10 minutes) a little closer to the site. In Newcastle upon Tyne (25 minutes), track down remnants of Hadrian’s Wall or preoccupy yourself with ogling over the Newcastle Story exhibit and the 34-metre steampowered ship in the Discovery Museum (half an hour). Over the river, the easily recognisable Sage Gateshead (half an hour), with its steel roof, hosts a number of shows. You don’t come across too many opportunities to have a go at driving a real-life digger in everyday life, so make the most of the activities at Diggerland Durham (15 minutes) while you're in the area. Classic car events take place opposite Car Barn Beamish (10 minutes) throughout the year, so check out the schedule before you arrive to check if there’s anything happening during your visit.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Roker - Sunderland 11.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seaburn - Sunderland 11.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seaham Hall Beach 12 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Seaham Beach 12.2 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent
South Shields 12.9 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

The Angel of the North 3.8 mi

Gibside 5.1 mi

WWT Washington Wetland Centre 6.6 mi

Durham Castle 6.9 mi

The Sage Gateshead 7 mi

National Trust

Gibside 5.1 mi

Washington Old Hall 5.4 mi

Holy Jesus Hospital 7.2 mi

Cherryburn 11.4 mi

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas 13 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Waldridge Fell 2.2 mi

Beamish Woods - Causey Arch and Railway - Beamish 2.8 mi

Lumley Park and Castle (Chester-le-Street) 3.3 mi

LUMLEY CASTLE 3.8 mi

LAMBTON CASTLE 4 mi

Local events

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

    Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham 22.9 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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Co. Durham?

  • Does Alma Meadow Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Alma Meadow Glamping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Alma Meadow Glamping? Which city first: Durham or Newcastle upon Tyne? In Durham (15 minutes’ drive), there’s a stunning cathedral, castle and botanic gardens. That’s not to mention the riverside park and cricket grounds in … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Alma Meadow Glamping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Alma Meadow Glamping? From £110 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.