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Northumberland Nook

9.9

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General

  • Dog-friendly farm site in the Northumberland countryside
  • A 10-minute drive from Matfen Hall; cycling and walking routes nearby
  • On-site alpacas: barbecues permitted; farm produce available

With curious alpacas, dog-friendly pitches and cycle-friendly landscapes nearby, Northumberland Nook has quite the outdoorsy stay in store. This site has a family-run set-up on a farm in the scenic Northumberland countryside where you can unwind and then get down to (or get high, rather) on the treetop ropes courses over at Matfen Hall, 10 minutes’ drive away.

Those of you who are keen on clocking in some miles on your bicycle will be well-set from here, as there are routes long and short from outside the site – all the way to the Scottish border if you wish – and cycling-friendly tearooms 10 minutes’ drive away.

New neighbours… curious alpacas graze in the next meadow and birds (and their pretty songs) are regulars here too. At night, the dark skies often reveal stars, satellites and planets. You may also bring company in the form of well-behaved dogs here.

It’s a basic set-up at this site, as it's in a remote area 20 minutes’ drive away from Ponteland and Corbridge. You’ll have access to a drinking water tap and toilet facilities. Barbecues are permitted and handily, there’s farm produce available too.

Having lived here most of their lives, the family are happy to point you around the local area, as there’s much to keep you occupied around and about once you’re done relaxing on site. Top foodie spots include local tearooms, cafés, pubs, a brewery and shops within 10 minutes’ drive of the site.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

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We had a wonderful time at Northumberland Nook. Our hosts, …06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCara-Mae M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We had a wonderful time at Northumberland Nook. Our hosts, Hannah and Tom are so welcoming and happy to help with anything you need. We loved the Alpacas and chickens and sunrise in the morning was absolutely gorgeous! We’ll definitely be back!

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Highly recommended, will be back05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVanessa T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The hosts Hannah and Tom were friendly, helpful and made our stay extra special. The pitches are basic but functional and had everything we needed. The alpacas in the field were an added bonus, and Stanley's Shop provided an excellent service!

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Thanks for the review we're so glad you had a good time here! Hannah

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Site clean, owners make you feel very welcome not over crowded06/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    How friendly & helpful the owners are. That the site is clean & no cars are allowed to drive we’re tents are

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Great place and great couple that run site.02/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJeff M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Thanks Jeff, it was lovely to meet you all. Hope to see you again! Hannah

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Owners are really friendly & helpful, clean site01/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    That vehicles are only allowed in car park not allowed on pitch which makes it safer for kids and dogs to play

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We're so glad you guys had a good time, we loved the set up you had! Hannah

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Highly Recommended31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKye S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Me and my partner booked up last minute having never camped before with our kids and we had an amazing family experience at a site that was ran by an amazing family, Hannah and Tom went out of there way to help with any thing we needed and we met the owner of the tuck shop who was happy to take our order for us. We loved every second and we will 100% be back and we're excited to see what Hannah and Tom do with the site in the future.

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It was so great to meet you guys and also to see you come back again this weekend! We have loved having you here and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Hannah

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Toilets are very clean, lovely family.31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNikki S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Amazing family and very welcoming making sure we had a good stay. We traveled with family and we took up 3 pitches and made our own little village whilst we were there. We can’t wait to book up and return.

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You guys were so well organised, it was an awesome little village! So glad you had a good time, we loved meeting you all and look forward to seeing you here again. Hannah

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A lovely quiet site in a beautiful location. Brilliant hosts, …30/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    A lovely quiet site in a beautiful location. Brilliant hosts, Tom and Hannah could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Selling essentials and treats was a lovely extra touch. The fire pits were brilliant. We loved the chilled out alpaca. Porterloos were kept clean and stocked up regularly. We would highly recommend a stay a Northumberland Nook and will be visiting again ourselves.

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I'm glad you enjoyed the site and thank you so much for your lovely review! We loved meeting you both and we really hope to see you again. Hannah

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Small site,really easy to find. Owners really friendly and happy …25/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Small site,really easy to find. Owners really friendly and happy to help. There are no shower blocks just port-a-loo which were clean enough. A water tap for cold water. Any bits you may have forgot they sell. We hired the fire pit to keep warm on the night kids loved it to roast marshmallows over. Will use again as ideal as a base if visiting places in the area.
    Nothing we disliked maybe build a wee tip of shed/unit to be able to wash dishes at..

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Hi Leanne, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review. As we're a pop-up site this year we didn't get a chance to build a little washing-up area but it is something we have noticed is needed, so this has been added to our plans for the future. Thanks for the advice! Hannah

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Brilliant campsite and very friendly, helpful owners17/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Brilliant campsite. We only stayed one night, but would definitely stay again longer in the future. The couple that own it were so friendly and helpful and checked in on us. There was a little tuck shop which the kids and myself thought was a great idea. Would well recommend

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Hi Amanda, thanks for your lovely review and we hope to see you again in the future! Hannah

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

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

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Location

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  • Tongues Farm, Kirkheaton, Northumberland, England, NE19 2DJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.0851°N 1.9489°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Road end — 3.1 miles
The Arcade — 4.4 miles
The Arcade — 4.4 miles
Train stations
Corbridge Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Prudhoe Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Wylam Rail Station — 9.3 miles
Ferry ports
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 20.8 miles
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 20.8 miles
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 21.1 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 10.1 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Belsay Shooting Ground (clay pigeon shooting): five minutes’ drive

- Golf course: 10 minutes

- Go Ape Matfen (treetop course with zipwires and axe throwing activity): 10 minutes

- Paintballing centre: 10 minutes

- Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (heritage site with a Regency-style country house): 15 minutes

- Kirkharle Courtyard (the once-home of Capability Brown with country walks, historic buildings and a playground): 15 minutes

- Wallington (National Trust country house and gardens): 15 minutes

- Corbridge (market town): 20 minutes

- Hexham (market town): 25 minutes

- Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort (National Trust site with a Roman wall, fort and walks following the wall): half an hour

- Morpeth (market town): half an hour

- Newcastle upon Tyne: 35 minutes

- Northumberland coast (beaches and castles): 45 minutes

- Scottish border: 45 minutes

- Alnwick (market town with a castle): 55 minutes.

Must see

  • Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (3.6 miles)
  • Chesters Roman Fort (8.5 miles)
  • Prudhoe Castle (9.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Wallington (4.7 miles)
  • Cherryburn (9.1 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:  12 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Northumberland Nook cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. Northumberland Nook 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.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Northumberland Nook have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Northumberland Nook dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Northumberland Nook? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Belsay Shooting Ground (clay pigeon shooting): five minutes’ drive - Golf course: 10 minutes - Go Ape Matfen (treetop course with zipwires and axe throwing activity): … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Northumberland Nook?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
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
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 6 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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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