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Bongate Camping

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From £60/€69.99/$107.47/US$85.08/CA$107.04/CHF77.07/SEK704.62/DKK520.49/NOK718.45/ISK10,849/ARS7,611.15/CLP59,955/PEN310.64/NZ$115.36/ZAR1,237.93/PLN315.70/R$462.91/CZK1,812.19/RSD8,226/HUF25,110.14/RUB6,275.62/CN¥549.64 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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General

  • Peaceful half-acre riverside site in Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Five-minute walk from Appleby-in-Westmorland’s station, shops and pubs
  • Within 30 minutes’ drive of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

Is there anything more soothing than days spent in country-style quietness, listening to a river running by? When peaceful stays of this ilk are needed, trundle along to Bongate Camping, a family-friendly site in the Cumbria town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

The leafy half-acre site is on the banks of the River Eden, with riverside walks starting more or less precisely outside the site’s gates. For lengthier hikes and strides, the site’s well placed for forays into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Lake District National Park and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, all of which are within 20 minutes’ drive of base.

Staying put is highly recommended too, on days when rambling far and wide takes just a little too much effort. When that mood strikes, a five-minute ramble will land guests in the centre of Appleby-in-Westmorland to explore shops, tour the brewery, pick up supplies from the supermarket or butcher, and test out some local eats and drinks in the restaurants, cafés and pubs.

For nights when home-cooked meals are on the cards, private kitchenettes are on hand back on site to take care of the job. Each campervan has electric heating too, so even chillier evenings will be nice and cosy as guests soak up the views of the North Pennines.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.7

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Enjoyed staying there .01/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    V quiet site - nobody else there!
    All as advertised.
    Very handy for the town.

    Disliked: 

    Awkward drive way (especially perhaps for wide cars).
    Using the chemical closet is an 'experience' and shower space very limited.

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A place to return to again and again25/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephanie W.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Quiet, private location. Had everything needed. Caravan tidy and have amenities we needed. Mick refilled our water everyday when he changed the toilet.

    5-10mins walk into local village centre with lovely pubs and quaint shops.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Lovely couple, more than welcome back anytime, hopefully next time you’ll get some sunshine.

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good quiet peaceful location, easy access to shops, pubs etc. …20/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    good quiet peaceful location, easy access to shops, pubs etc. caravan was very clean,equipped for what we needed, bed linen, pillows and towels immaculate. Had a lovely comfortable and peaceful sleep. would definitely stay again.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Please come back anytime.

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Friendly owner18/08/2019

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    Peace and quiet of site

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Location, facilities in the caravan, the size; was a comfortable …12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicky C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Location, facilities in the caravan, the size; was a comfortable fit for two people.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your kind words.
It would be great if you could return some time, hopefully it won’t be raining.

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Very friendly people28/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilip K.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Set in its own acre of built up land with privehrsey all round.very quiet surroundings
    3 vans next to each other .all in all nice break ..the owners of the guest house was very polite nice welcome attitude will go back tho would recommend them

    Disliked: 

    Disappointing that the vans had no tv in them just to take the edge of of a long day out. The caravans was a tad close to each other, we was the only 2 there for two
    On the second night out of the 3 vans they had advertised

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind words.
We did consider putting televisions in the caravans, but decided to keep the site a relaxing and peaceful one.
If guests want to bring their own sets, power points and aerial sockets are already installed.
Hope to see you again

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

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

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

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

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Bongate House, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England, CA16 6UE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.5762°N 2.4845°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Brough (Cumbria): Bypass Coach Stop — 12.2 kilometres
Kirkby Stephen: Market Square Coach Stop — 14.4 kilometres
Penrith Bus Station — 19.9 kilometres
Train stations
Appleby Rail Station — 0.5 kilometres
Kirkby Stephen Rail Station — 15.4 kilometres
Langwathby Rail Station — 17.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 22.5 kilometres
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 24.5 kilometres
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 29.9 kilometres
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 68.4 kilometres

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

The Lake District has plenty to do for all tastes. History buffs will likely want to make tracks for Gamelands Stone Circle, Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens, Stainmore Railway Company train museum, Lowther Castle and Gardens, and Askham Hall, all within 25 minutes’ drive of base.

Boaters might be keen to pay visits to Ullswater, 25 minutes away, for trips on the famed steamer, while literary fiends can pay homage to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth with pilgrimages to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, all less than an hour from the site.

In the Yorkshire Dales, it’s visits to the ruins of Pendragon Castle (25 minutes) and drives to Cautley Spout (35 minutes) – England’s highest above-ground waterfall – that should appeal, while visitors to the North Pennines AONB may be drawn to fishing at Grassholme Reservoir (30 minutes) or hard-hat wearing excursions below ground at the Killhope Lead Mining Museum (one hour).

Explores hereabouts don’t have to be confined to national parks or AONBs either: it’s less than half an hour’s drive to view the arts, ceramics and antiques at Bowes Museum, clamber about the ruins of Egglestone Abbey, stroll around Rokeby Park (check opening dates before travelling), and visit the residents at Teesdale Alpacas. Fancy a more urban-style day? It's 40 minutes' drive to the museums, cathedral and castle in Carlisle.

Must see

  • The Rheged Centre (20.8 kilometres)
  • High Force Waterfall (21.0 kilometres)
  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (22.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (10.9 kilometres)
  • Townend (33.4 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Bongate Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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. Bongate Camping 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Bongate Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bongate Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Bongate Camping? The Lake District has plenty to do for all tastes. History buffs will likely want to make tracks for Gamelands Stone Circle, Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens, Stainmore Railway Company train museum, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bongate Camping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bongate Camping? From $107.47 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 ($97.68) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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