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The Barn at Easington

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The Barn at Easington: Visitor image of view of our pitch

General

  • Small peaceful site on a 30-acre farm on the Durham Heritage Coast
  • Sea and wood views, 10 minutes' walk to the beach via a wooded dene
  • Barbecues and campfires encouraged; firepits and wood available

If you're after something a bit different down Durham way, you'll find it in spades at The Barn at Easington. Part of an outdoor educational centre that doubles as a venue for music, drama, arts and family events, this fab little place is designed for outdoorsy holidays with as much – or as little – luxury as you want, all in a easygoing setting with the emphasis on serenely simple stuff, from sitting round the campfire to roaming about the meadows and woods.

The Barn is within a 30-acre farm on the coast of the Durham Magnesian Limestone Plateau, in an Area of Outstanding Beauty on the edge of Hawthorn Dene. It's a couple of miles from local village Easington and four from Peterlee, and a short and scenic walk across fields and through the dene to Hawthorn Hive's small beach and the Durham Heritage Coast; when it's stormy, you'll be able to hear the sea from the site.

Wherever you're staying on site, you're welcome to wander around the fields – look out for the farm chickens, horses and (sometimes) pigs – or you can opt to idle around the farm in your own secret spot, or trundle along to see if any events are on during your stay. Then time to get cooking: barbecues and campfires are enthusiastically encouraged, and firepits and firewood are available on request.

For eating out and other supplies, although you'll feel you're in the middle of nowhere here, you're really rather well placed indeed: the A19 is 10 minutes' drive away; Seaham is within 15 minutes' drive or about 45 minutes' walk, and Durham is reachable in half an hour. Newcastle is 40 minutes from the farm.

Please note

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (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.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This is an eco-friendly site, so please be sensitive to all inhabitants, including the feathered and four-footed ones. Separating waste and recycling is expected. Guests clearing rubbish from the beach on their walks is fine, but please be aware that the site cannot recycle rubber or industrial waste. If you want to pick up such items please take them home with you.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 124 reviews

 

98% would recommend this park to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  93% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and stunning view10/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkrissanne z.Confirmed

  • Skylark 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This place is beautiful and the owners are lovely -- The caravan had everything and was absolutely clean! The location is amazing - less than 20 min hike to the sea and field and woodland trails all around. Quick drive to the seafront villages which have a lot to offer. We are definitely returning :)

    Disliked: 

    No wi-fi

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Excellent site, location and set up. Highly recommend09/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGrant R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A great location. Facilities are exactly what we were looking for and give us a great mix of outdoor amenities without the ‘at home luxuries’.

    Being just a short walk away from a small beach also made the experience thoroughly enjoyable.

    We had hired the tent pitches and the workshop/kitchen area to host a Men’s Day for 10 individuals.

    Whilst it did rain, the workshop area provided us the cover we needed and the day for us ran smoothly and was a great success.

    Having logs available on site kept our fires and BBQ’s going and the use of the space meant we had a ‘base’ to be uninterrupted.

    A great location, venue and facility. We will be back again in the future!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Clean facilities09/26/2022

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

  • Powered grass campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place to stay gentleman that owns it was very friendly and helpful the beach through the woods was a hidden little gem can't recommend it enough

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Cannot reccommend the place enough and have been telling people09/26/2022

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic setting with plenty walks to do. Very very very cleaned toilets & showers. Firewood sold at reasonable price. Fantastic hosts how are on hand and very helpful. Hidden gem of a place, this was my 4th visit and just love it

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Lovely and quiet with clean facilities and great customer service, …09/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely and quiet with clean facilities and great customer service, will definitely be returning in my micro camper.

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A great place to sit outside next to the fire pit.09/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDeborah P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Skylark 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Our second stay in Skylark caravan. Very clean and well equipped.
    A very peaceful site with lovely views and walks.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent stay. Clean, Private area for each pod/peaceful09/05/2022

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean, well organised, peaceful and beautiful surroundings

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Excellent09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJon C.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great small campsite. Generous pitch sizes, nicley spaced out. Great toilets and showers and campfires!
    It has its owb 'private' beach a short 20 minute walk away.
    Perfect get away on the Durham coast.
    Very helpful and attentive owers

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    Wifi...? I don't think there is any. But I got good 5G reception

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Really lovely campsite. Owners were considerate of our request to …09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatasha L.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Really lovely campsite. Owners were considerate of our request to be on the edge of the campsite due to our large and friendly (but very intimidating to small children/dogs) dog.

    The beach is only a short walk away and very peaceful. Being able to explore the rockpools kept my son entertained for hours.

    We particularly liked the fact that the showerheads weren't in a fixed position. It seems a small thing but trying to wash down littles who hate getting their face wet can be an arduous task when showerheads are bolted in place. Particularly after a visit to a beach!

    Very happy campers here and we'd love to visit again in the future.

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Favourite campsite, perfect hidden gem.09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRyan O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Microlodge (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Perfect hidden location, with a quiet, secluded beach within walking distance.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Microlodges

Themes

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Thorpe Lea East Farm, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, Co. Durham, England, SR8 3UT
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8019°N 1.3251°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sunderland: Park Lane, Transport Interchange — 11.8 kilometers
Interchange Stand 1 — 14.9 kilometers
Interchange Stand 2 — 14.9 kilometers
Train stations
Seaham Rail Station — 4.4 kilometers
Sunderland Rail Station — 12.1 kilometers
St Peters Rail Station — 12.8 kilometers
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 22.7 kilometers
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 23.0 kilometers
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 23.7 kilometers
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 33.1 kilometers
Newcastle International Airport — 36.0 kilometers

Directions


The site is down a fairly long farm track. From the top of the track, follow the yellow signs for Thorpe Lea East Farm. Drive slowly; there are passing places at intervals. It is not advisable to follow a satnav as it sometimes sends people down the wrong track.

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

Heritage is all around here: local village Easington is home to an ancient church famed as a sailor's landmark, and is a former mining town with colliery remnants including a pit cage and pit wheel monuments at the nature reserve on the old pit site. More old mining bits and bobs can be picked up on the local beaches, including sea coal and sea glass.

Walk through the woods and along the coastal path to the seaside town of Seaham, its beaches and harbour; the area around the farm is a wildlife haven too, so the quiet of foot might see deer and badger setts along the way. Like most the beaches along this stretch of Durham coast, those at Seaham are popular for sea fishing, particularly from the Featherbed rocks to Ryhope Dene.

Hartlepool (25 minutes) has the HMS Trincomalee and the Maritime Experience on its quayside; at Durham, meander along the river for viewsome looks at the spectacular cathedral and castle.

Must see

  • Durham Coast (0.6 kilometers)
  • National Glass Centre (12.8 kilometers)
  • Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (14.5 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Washington Old Hall (16.7 kilometers)
  • Souter Lighthouse and The Leas (18.9 kilometers)

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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

The Barn at Easington cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Barn at Easington 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Barn at Easington have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Barn at Easington dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Barn at Easington? Heritage is all around here: local village Easington is home to an ancient church famed as a sailor's landmark, and is a former mining town with colliery remnants including a pit cage … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Barn at Easington?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Barn at Easington? From $38.55 (for 1 night, 3 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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