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- Peaceful retreat for couples, just outside the village of Escomb
- Within walking distance of Kynren, the 'Epic Tale of England'
- Barbecues, kitchenettes and outdoor seating on site
Escape to Escomb… The Gables Pod Camping is a petite and peaceful site just outside the little County Durham village, in a top spot for rural breaks.
Bring your walking shoes along, for there’s much to explore on foot around these parts – take a walk around Escomb lake, or try to spy kingfishers along the banks of the River Wear river. You may also fancy an energetic ramble around Hamsterley Forest, a hike to High Force waterfall or just making the 10-minute stroll up to the village for pint in the cosy local pub.
Lest you should worry you’ll be stuck right out in the sticks here, it’s worth noting that access here is really rather easy: the site is but a couple of miles from the townie amenities of Bishop Auckland (and its handsome castle), and around 20 minutes from the A1.
Select a stay here to live in a handmade wooden pod kitted out with its own kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Each one has a heater to keep things cosy on chillier days, and a barbecue and outdoor seating for when the weather decrees alfresco eating to be a possibility.
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Check-in: contactless (in person)
Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit
Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Hand sanitizing stations
Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities
Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area
No cash accepted on site
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Public transportation nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 15.7 kilometres
15.7 kilometres Dolphin Centre — 18.3 kilometres
18.3 kilometres South Burns Stand K — 24.0 kilometres
- Train stations
Bishop Auckland Rail Station
— 2.3 kilometres
2.3 kilometres Shildon Rail Station — 6.2 kilometres
6.2 kilometres Newton Aycliffe Rail Station — 9.5 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 32.4 kilometres
32.4 kilometres Transporter Bridge North Side — 32.5 kilometres
32.5 kilometres Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 40.8 kilometres
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 24.5 kilometres
24.5 kilometres Newcastle International Airport — 42.1 kilometres
If you like a grand building or three, you’re in the right place – there’s a splendid triptych of castles within a half-hour drive of The Gables. Start just up the road at Auckland Castle, a medieval bishops' palace and deer park in Bishop Auckland, then spread your wings a little further to take in the horse-drawn carriage collection at Raby Castle and the gorgeous gorge views from 12th-century Barnard Castle.
A strong historical appetite is recommended round here, for there’s also the Bowes Museum, Binchester Roman Fort and the excellent Beamish Open Air Museum to consider. Come along in the summer months for epic evenings at Kynren, a spectacular open-air show tracing 2,000 years of English history.
Those who prefer to seek out natural wonders can walk or cycle in Hamsterley Forest, hike to High Force waterfall (both 45 minutes away by car), or go birdwatching 10 minutes away at Low Barns Nature Reserve.
- Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon (5.8 kilometres)
- Durham Cathedral (15.4 kilometres)
- Durham Castle (15.6 kilometres)
- Moulton Hall (26.5 kilometres)
- Gibside (29.0 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Does The Gables Pod Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Gables Pod Camping dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near The Gables Pod Camping? If you like a grand building or three, you’re in the right place – there’s a splendid triptych of castles within a half-hour drive of The Gables. Start just up the road … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Gables Pod Camping?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.