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Sharpley Camping

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Wood-fired hot tubs with the glamping pods

General

  • Four-acre Co Durham site close to Coast to Coast cycle route
  • A 10-minute drive from Seaham and 20 minutes from Durham
  • Campfires allowed; kids' pedal go-karts available to borrow

As cracking Co Durham locations go, Sharpley Camping has surely managed to bag one of the finest spots: this spacious rural site is in a particularly nifty location between Durham (20 minutes’ drive) and the seaside at Seaham (10 minutes). In fact, you can even spot the sea from various points around the site, to whet your appetite for coastal outings.

So that’s city and coast sorted, but this is a fine spot for fresh-air jaunts into the countryside too: it’s close to lots of local – and the Coast to Coast bike route if you’re feeling more energetic/ambitious.

Alternatively, you could simply settle in to soak up the fresh air and fine views on site instead: there should be plenty of space for such things around the four-acre field. Campfires are allowed to keep you warm of an evening, and there’s space for kids to play well away from the flames too (with free go-karts to pedal if they’re after a bit of extra entertainment).

Facilities at this laidback site are fairly minimal, but all the basics are covered, including a washing-up area, showers and toilets. There's a pub in the village of Seaton (five minutes' drive) and supermarkets within a similar length of drive.

Please note

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

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

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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).


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9.7

Overall rating based on 106 reviews

 

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99% would stay here again.

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Excellent pod with friendly staff and amazing hot tub10/26/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, hot tub, maximum 2 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Amazing stay, owners were very helpful and friendly! Beautiful pod, very clean and amazing hot tub.

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Level field fir pitching. Facilities were adequate.10/21/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ease of access to site.
    Large pitch.
    Welcoming/polite manager.
    I love wind turbines, to see and hear them close up was a bonus for me - therapeutic.

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Simple site very friendly and clean. Good location.10/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Owners were very helpful and friendly. Clean simple site with sea view.

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Excellent site, the cabins/pods and hot tub was so perfect!10/19/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, hot tub, maximum 2 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    Everything!, the cabin/huts and the hot tub was amazing specially in the cold nights, being in that hot tub was perfect I could of stayed there all night, the owners was so friendly, the toilets am very clean. Everything here was amazing I’m definitely 100% coming back again

    Disliked: 

    Going home

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The site is Quiet and spacious10/05/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    The site is Quiet and spacious

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Clean well organised facilities, friendly host.10/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Nice quiet site on a farm setting

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Great place to stay. Owners very friendly and welcoming.09/30/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Very peaceful and spacious site. Could see the sea.

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A good value back to basics site. No gimmicks. Will definitely return.09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkaren h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Good level pitches, friendly helpful owner, lots of space and lovely hens.

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The owner was fab and offered us a windbreak to …09/28/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The owner was fab and offered us a windbreak to help with the wind which really helped as it was a much windier day than expected. We also hired a fire pit and the toilets were clean. The shower was also nice and hot

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Lovely quiet site for a nice family break.09/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Openness of campsite, quiet location and campers, fire pits available. Flat and dry ground.

    Disliked: 

    Other campers not following COVID guidelines. Hot water for washing dishes would be useful. Toilet facilities basic, but clean. Perhaps insufficient if site was busier.

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Salters Lane, Seaton, Co. Durham, England, SR7 0NN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.8371°N 1.4159°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sunderland: Park Lane Transport Interchange — 4.7 miles
Washington (Tyne & Wear): Galleries Bus Station — 6.4 miles
Chester-le-Street: South Burns Coach Stop — 6.5 miles
Train stations
Seaham Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Sunderland Rail Station — 4.9 miles
St Peters Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 10.8 miles
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 11.1 miles
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 11.6 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 18.1 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 22.6 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

If you’ve come along with an eye on getting active, there’s plenty to keep you moving nearby: a golf course and fly fishing area are within a five-minute drive, as are a go-kart track and a paintballing centre for those with something a bit more adrenaline-fuelled in mind.

For more of a recce of your rural surrounds, take the nippers off to Down At The Farm (five minutes’ drive) for all sorts of animal encounters including pig washing, bunny cuddling and lamb feeding. Wilder beasts can often be spotted flitting about at Rainton Meadows nature reserve (15 minutes).

Being so close to the coast you won’t want to miss a stroll around the seaside town of Seaham (10 minutes), taking in its heritage centre and seeking out the World War I tribute sculpture known fondly as Tommy… and then hitting the beach of course.

And you won’t want to miss a day trip to Durham either – a 20-minute drive should get you up there to visit the cathedral, castle and botanic gardens and take a ramble by the river. Beamish (the Living Museum of the North) is 25 minutes away if you fancy coming face to face with a bit more history.

Must see

  • Durham Coast (4.7 miles)
  • WWT Washington Wetland Centre (5.3 miles)
  • National Glass Centre (5.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Washington Old Hall (6.1 miles)
  • Souter Lighthouse and The Leas (9.4 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:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Sharpley Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

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

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. Sharpley Camping will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 (€55.02) 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.

The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.

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

Bank transfer
Cash
American Express
Visa
MasterCard

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Sharpley Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sharpley Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sharpley Camping? If you’ve come along with an eye on getting active, there’s plenty to keep you moving nearby: a golf course and fly fishing area are within a five-minute drive, as are a … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sharpley Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Sharpley Camping? From €13.28 (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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 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.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 (€55.02) 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.

Safety
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on 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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Hired accommodation
The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.

General
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.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
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).

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

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

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £25.00 (€27.51) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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