Orchard Stables

8.2 9 reviews
Lots of room in the central pitches (added by manager 02 May 2021)

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  • Small, basic site in the grounds of a well-connected riding stables
  • Direct access to the A189; 20 minutes' drive from central Newcastle
  • Tree-lined site with farm animals; local buses nearby
When you're faced with a choice between the country and the city, this site will have you sitting pretty. Orchard Stables is a family-friendly site in a green spot that's also handily 20 minutes' drive north of central Newcastle. The stables are just off the A189, a few minutes from the A1 and A19 and a couple of minutes' walk from local buses that'll drop you off right in the centre of town. The site is surrounded by trees for a private feel, although due to its excellent road links there is some traffic noise. Orchard Stables is also home to friendly farm animals that you can spot on site (please make sure to keep a respectful distance, and don't feed or touch them). Basic facilities on site include a water supply, flushing toilet and bins (please note there is no chemical waste disposal). For easy eats, there is a wide variety of takeaways, a pub and Indian restaurants a few hundred yards from the site. This spot is close to the culture, food and sport of Newcastle, but it's also quick to get out on jaunts to Northumbrian castles, country parks and the coast. Getting a walk closer to home is also a breeze – a footpath directly opposite the site joins up with peaceful Cramlington Nature Reserve. The site is located on the main bus and road routes with a pub, takeaways and restaurants just around the corner. The local town of Cramlington has many large shops, a cinema and a train station.You will be parked in the horse riding arena, but please note that there will be some road noise. Travelling further afield? Orchard Stables is a great place to stop over on the way to Newcastle, Whitley Bay, Northumberland and its gorgeous beaches. Please note that, for the comfort of the animals and other guests on site, there should be no noise after 10pm. Because of nearby livestock, dogs are not allowed.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 5
Open all year

Languages spoken

English

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

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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 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

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 No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available No hot water Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby Golf nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Orchard Stables

Lanercist Park

Cramlington

Northumberland

England

NE23 6QU

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

55.07833°N
-1.56872°W

Route directions

Follow signs for Northumbria Hospital A & E. At the hospital roundabout do not go into the hospital, but take the road labelled Ashington (B1326). Look for the entrance 80 yards along on the left (just before the flyover/ bridge). You can see the field from the roundabout. (Don't go into a housing estate as sometimes directed by a satnav; the Pitchup location is correct and will take you straight to the site.)

Nearest transport

Coach
4.2 mi Bus station
4.2 mi Bus station
5.4 mi Whitley Bay: Maughans Shop
Rail
1.4 mi Cramlington Rail Station
6.4 mi Newcastle Airport Metro
7.4 mi Morpeth Rail Station
Ferry
7.1 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
7.6 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
7.6 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
Airport
6.3 mi Newcastle International 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

Fly through the woods on a mountain bike or take a slower woodland stroll at Plessey Wood Country Park (10 minutes' drive), a 100-acre wildlife haven with nature walks, riverside meadows and plentiful picnicking spots. There's an art-themed trail here, but those into their sculpture should make a detour to see Northumberlandia (10 minutes), a huge sculpture of a reclining female figure carved out of 1.5 million tonnes of grass and earth. Other stretches of well-maintained turf can be admired (and played on) at Arcot Hall Golf Club (10 minutes). Kids left bemused by the prospect of playing caddy for the day can instead be taken to Mr Mulligan's Newcastle (20 minutes), an indoor miniature golf course with kooky decor. Other family-friendly attractions in town include the Newcastle Discovery Museum and Great North Museum (both 20 minutes). Northumberland stately homes like Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (30 minutes) and Bamburgh Castle (an hour) are also likely to get top marks from visitors young and old, as are boat trips from Seahouses (an hour) out to the Farne Islands National Nature Reserve.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Blyth South Beach 3.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seaton Sluice 3.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Whitley Bay 5.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tynemouth Cullercoats 6.2 mi Sea Poor Poor Poor N/A
Tynemouth Long Sands North 6.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Seaton Delaval Hall 2.9 mi

Stephenson Railway Museum 5.1 mi

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum. 5.7 mi

Great North Museum: Hancock 7 mi

Biscuit Factory 7.1 mi

National Trust

Seaton Delaval Hall 2.8 mi

Holy Jesus Hospital 7.6 mi

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas 11 mi

Washington Old Hall 12.3 mi

Gibside 12.7 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

SEATON DELAVAL 2.8 mi

BLAGDON 3.7 mi

St Mary's Lighthouse - Seaton Sluice 4.6 mi

Whitley Bay - Seaton Sluice - Holywell 4.9 mi

South Gosforth - Jesmond Dene -Jesmond Vale - Quay Side 5.3 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.

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent site! Friendly owner.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Owner very friendly and welcoming. Animals all around were we pitched up.

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thanks for your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed our little pop up site 😊

Value for money and central

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 4
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 4
Faye P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: My daughter loved camping next to the animals, very easy pitch up stay for us visiting friends who lived nearby. Very basic facilities.

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From the manager: Thank you for the review. Much appreciated and glad you enjoyed your stay ☺️

Arguably more stable than campsite but still very OK

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Phil C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Friendly, attractive, working stable with pasture, horses, pigs, sheep. Very handy location near major routes. Level pitch, water. EHU, toilet.

Disliked: No chemical loo disposal. Traffic noise.

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thanks for the review. We are a small farm providing some informal pitches, not a full blown campsite. Thank you for pointing this out as it's useful for others so they know what to expect. Thanks for stopping and hope you stay again ☺️

Easy access…

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 2
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Easy access

Disliked: It was a little untidy very basic

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thanks for the review it always helps people know what to expect.. As you arrived very late unfortunately I didn't get chance to meet you in person. But you had full instructions on the site via a welcome text and we had talked on the phone about late arrival and I said that would be fine. I also said to phone again if you need anymore help. I don't think we therefore warrant a 2 for friendliness. We are a tiny (4 pitch) basic site (as described) on a small farm. I think by untidy you mean the wild flowers and plants that we allow / encourage to grow for the bees, birds and general wildlife. Our site is not for everyone and at £20 we are the cheapest in Northumberland. If you want dedicated formal pitches and facilities you need to look for a more expensive commercial campsite in future.

Great first port of call for our Journey , Very Friendly &…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
chris e. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Great first port of call for our Journey , Very Friendly & defo use again !!! Just a little quiet Farm with onsite animals chilling away , Fresh water Toilet & sink so its enough !!! if you expect the earth then not for You , We Enjoyed !!!!

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thanks so much for the review. Hope to see you again soon 😎🌻

The owner was very friendly and helpful, thank

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: The location and the lovely animals in the fields

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you so much for the review. Hope to see you again soon ☺️🚐

Lovely family run campsite, stayed just the one night but will certainly…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Tim J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Lovely family run campsite, stayed just the one night but will certainly be going back in the future.

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From the manager: Thank you for the review. It means a lot to know we are getting it right ☺️🚐. Hope to see you again soon

Dit is geen camping, meer een camperstandplaats bij de boer.

Overall 4/10
Location 4
Value for money 4
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 4
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Vriendelijke eigenaar.

Disliked: Toilet zit in een oude paardenstal. De locatie is naast een drukke weg en onder de aanvliegroute van het vliegveld.

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: I always ask if people are happy with the animals and offer parking away from them if preferred. We are not a campsite but offer basic facilities. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay on the farm.

Great nights stop over, clean tidy site. Facilities ok functional

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Alan W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch

Liked: Access to major road network.

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  • Does Orchard Stables have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Orchard Stables? Fly through the woods on a mountain bike or take a slower woodland stroll at Plessey Wood Country Park (10 minutes' drive), a 100-acre wildlife haven with nature walks, riverside meadows and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Orchard Stables?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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