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General

  • 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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Excellent Pods and great service.04/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Barnard camping pod
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    Very friendly welcome, Sue and Mike couldn't do enough for us and went out if their way to make our stay very comfortable. The hot tub was brilliant. We had a gorgeous afternoon tea and some great tips for where to walk nearby. Would certainly recommend it.

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Come away for my partners birthday and a little break, …16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJamie A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Auckland camping pod
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    Come away for my partners birthday and a little break, by far the best experience we’ve had. Would recommend this break to anyone. Amazing service, friendly and a very opening welcome. Just got back and already booking our next visit!

    Owners sue and mike offer so much, they couldn’t make their business any better. Thank you so much for our amazing few days break!

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Amazing experience and great for escaping the stress of everyday life14/09/2020

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

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    The hosts were amazing and very friendly! Was very clean and comfortable, felt very homely and was just what we needed to escape for a couple of days and relax.

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We loved everything about the Gables. Attention to detail for …11/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJon L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Raby camping pod
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    We loved everything about the Gables. Attention to detail for the whole place is second to none. Gorgeous setting, pods really clean and finished to a excellent specification. Fantastic hosts and a lovely setting in the teepee for breakfast.

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    Nothing

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The host was really friendly and made us feel welcome. …10/09/2020

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

  • Barnard camping pod
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    The host was really friendly and made us feel welcome. The camping pods were on a lovely site and we loved the tipee where we had breakfast.

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Wonderful place and a lovely relaxing break.05/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMATTHEW L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Wonderful and friendly host (Sue). Beautiful location and the site was done so well. Lovely pods, clean, warm & cosy but still plenty of space. The gardens were kept beautifully and the breakfast served in the Tipi was gorgeous.

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I liked everything about my stay, the breakfast was a …04/09/2020

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  • Auckland camping pod
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    I liked everything about my stay, the breakfast was a nice surprise

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The Gables is a lovely little site, Sue is a …28/08/2020

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  • Barnard camping pod
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    The Gables is a lovely little site, Sue is a wonderful host, nothing is too much trouble.

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Beautiful site with a very helpful and accomodating host26/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilippa B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Barnard camping pod
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    Pods were spotlessly clean, the grounds were very well maintained and beautiful. Sue was very helpful and accomodating, the continental breakfast served in the tipi was gorgeous (also an added bonus as I didn't realise this was included in our stay). The whole place is just gorgeous, we had such a lovely time. Close by to a local park and pub, nice little walk with the kids as horses along the way.
    I have a 2 year old and a 10 month old and we fit a travel cot in the pod, there is a microwave and fridge, kettle, cutlery etc.
    We loved it, thank you Sue.

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    The only thing I would change slightly is the hot tub setting. As you are quite close to other glampers you can hear conversations when sat in your hot tub of others are also using thiers. Would also benefit from some little towel hooks or somewhere to stand your drinks on..very minor improvements that's all.

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Sue owner makes you extremely welcome nothing is a bother.25/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Raby camping pod
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    Everything about the gables camping pod

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

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Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Outdoor pool nearby

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Location

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  • Three Lane Ends, Escomb, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England, DL14 7SR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6590°N 1.7136°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 15.7 kilometres
Dolphin Centre — 18.3 kilometres
South Burns Stand K — 24.0 kilometres
Train stations
Bishop Auckland Rail Station — 2.3 kilometres
Shildon Rail Station — 6.2 kilometres
Newton Aycliffe Rail Station — 9.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 32.4 kilometres
Transporter Bridge North Side — 32.5 kilometres
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 40.8 kilometres
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 24.5 kilometres
Newcastle International Airport — 42.1 kilometres

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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

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.

Must see

  • Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon (5.8 kilometres)
  • Durham Cathedral (15.4 kilometres)
  • Durham Castle (15.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Moulton Hall (26.5 kilometres)
  • Gibside (29.0 kilometres)

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.

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  • 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?
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    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Admission
Guests under the age of 21 are not allowed on site.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £75.00 ($137.14) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Greeted by host.

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.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between midnight and 8 a.m..

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 4 or more people are not permitted.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Pool
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
The park only allows dogs up to 12kg.
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.

General
This is a quiet park: no music is allowed.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 ($91.42) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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