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Bobby Shafto Caravan Park

8

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General

  • Secluded location with countryside views
  • A mile from the C2C cycle route
  • Bar, shop, gated access and CCTV

Have a bumptious time in Beamish at Bobby Shafto Caravan Park, set deep in peaceful Co Durham countryside but only a few miles from many topping Durham and Northumberland attractions. Bring your bike too: the park is only a mile from the C2C cycle route...

Bobby Shafto is family run, by a team with years of experience in sorting out what all sorts of customers might want and in helping them have a peaceful time in the Durham countryside. Many a feature assists in this, like a licensed bar, gated access and exit via personalised swipe cards, CCTV to keep everyone feeling safe, and a shop and reception area selling caravan accessories, camping gas, ice cream, sweets and groceries.

The site's amenities building is centrally heated, with coin-operated showers alongside hairdryers, hand dryers and shaving points. Other facilities include a dishwashing and veg prep area, a chemical disposal point, water points and a launderette with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron.

Disabled access is available for toilets, showers, the bar, the play area and other facilities.

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8

Overall rating based on 92 reviews

 

77% would recommend this park to a friend.

73% would stay here again.

  62% described as Peaceful ?

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Great site.09/08/2020

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

  • FHU gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly staff, lovely new toilet and shower block

    Disliked: 

    Pitches are a bit uneven.

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Clean tidy site facilities good friendly staff pitches not level08/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good location, toilets very clean,

    Disliked: 

    Pitches too close together. Noise neighbours up till 12.30 am .

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Excellent shower and toilet facilities, perfect setting. Enjoyed the social …08/24/2020

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

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent shower and toilet facilities, perfect setting. Enjoyed the social club and even tried the bingo which in my opinion the cash prize amount for winni g was brilliant.
    Ideal for tripping off to the Beamish museum, access to the site was good and the staff were quick and efficient.
    Will be back to this site later.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes.

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The toilets were lovely and always keep clean08/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWendy F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The toilets were lovely and always keep clean

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Very clean and well organised08/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and well organised

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good site with some level pitches08/14/2020

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

  • FHU gravel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities

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Clean, very covid aware, friendly staff08/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, very covid aware, friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    pitches on small side, very busy

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Loved everything about our stay staff were all lovely and …08/05/2020

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

  • 3 bedroom mobile home (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved everything about our stay staff were all lovely and friendly. Whole site clean and well maintained

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Toilet Facilities/Showers. Location. Staff Friendliness08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Toilet Facilities/Showers.
    Location.
    Staff Friendliness

    Disliked: 

    Handful of loud chavs.

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lovely site08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDORNE H.Confirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    lovely site

    Disliked: 

    parked on a steep hill was not suitable where we where placed as had no motor mover on our caravan ,very tight spot .it would have been much better with a motor-home.as for this reason i would never go again to this site ,it was pitch 61 .and i would not recommend to anyone due to the pitch we where placed on .over priced also .

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitizing stations

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

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Gypsy wagons

Shepherd's huts

Themes

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

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Cranberry Plantation, Beamish, Co. Durham, England, DH9 0RY
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8837°N 1.6418°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
South Burns Stand K — 3.2 miles
Washington (T&W): Galleries Bus Stn — 4.5 miles
Gateshead: Metro Interchange — 5.6 miles
Train stations
Chester-le-Street Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Dunston Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Metrocentre Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 10.7 miles
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 11.2 miles
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 11.4 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 11.0 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.1 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

Bobby Shafto Caravan Park's setting in Beamish has it surrounded by small country pubs and up to date restaurants to sort out all guests' tipples and teas whatever their budget. Horse riding, fishing and cycling are available nearby and the C2C cycle path is a mile away.

Beamish is a comely little town, well known for its North of England Open Air Museum, which does exactly what it says on the tin in its aim of preserving the industrial history of England's north east in the 20th century. (It's a lot more thrilling than it sounds, and has won plentiful awards: a trip is thoroughly recommended.)

Also get to Durham for the day, home of one of the country's most splendid cathedrals, and to Newcastle and Sunderland, all within easy driving distance.

Going east, sand fans can investigate the coastal town of South Shields, former home of saga storyteller Catherine Cookson and one of the most popular seaside resorts on this part of coast. Have a look at the museum and art gallery, the South Shields lighthouses, the reconstructed Roman fort and excavations at Arbeia, and the rather ornate town hall.

Must see

  • The Angel of the North (3.0 miles)
  • Gibside (4.4 miles)
  • The Sage Gateshead (6.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Gibside (4.4 miles)
  • Washington Old Hall (5.1 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.

  • Does Bobby Shafto Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Bobby Shafto Caravan Park? Bobby Shafto Caravan Park's setting in Beamish has it surrounded by small country pubs and up to date restaurants to sort out all guests' tipples and teas whatever their budget. Horse riding, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bobby Shafto Caravan Park?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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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.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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).

Extras
A charge of £0.25 ($0.31) applies for the use of the shower.
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 03/01 and 10/31.
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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 03/01 and 10/31.
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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 ($24.56) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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.
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 03/01 and 10/31.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

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

Sites
Sites: a £20.00 ($24.67) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Entry into the on-site clubhouse and bar is free except on New Year's Eve, where a party, which is a ticketed and charged for should you wish to attend, is held.

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