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Bobby Shafto Caravan Park

7.7

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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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Reviews

7.7

Overall rating based on 97 reviews

 

74% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

  64% described as Peaceful ?

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

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • 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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Anonymous user

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

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Toilet Facilities/Showers.
    Location.
    Staff Friendliness

    Disliked: 

    Handful of loud chavs.

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8
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lovely site08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDORNE H.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
  • 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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We had a lovely pitch in a corner but did …07/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarie F.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a lovely pitch in a corner but did think they were small. People all friendly.
    Fantastic toilet and shower facilities

    Disliked: 

    The road to the site very narrow. We were travelling with friends but were not near each other. Their pitch was on a hill. I would recommend though that you need a motor mover for alot of the pitches to make it easier for you to back yr caravan onto the pitches.
    Could have done with more places to put yr rubbish.

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Anonymous user

Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches07/27/2020

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  • 2 bedroom mobile home
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The caravan site and the club on site was easy to check in and enjoy our stay

    Disliked: 

    No food takeaways or restaurants on site

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Great site with good facilities, friendly helpful staff07/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLynne W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely non electric pitch with great views, new shower block is fab

    Disliked: 

    The tractor in another field making a racket at 7am Sunday mirnibg

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Anonymous user

Pod was clean also toilets and shower area07/20/2020

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The park and the kids loved it.

    Disliked: 

    The owner was really rude and had a attitude towards the children making them upset.

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Calm and peaceful, with lovely surroundings.07/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjanet w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I stayed in the Shepherd's Hut which was basic and cosy, perfect for me as I was out all day with friends. The facilities were clean well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    I think the bed would be two small if there were 2 people.

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Anonymous user

Would return and recommended others.07/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean and well maintained site.

    Disliked: 

    Drains by outside taps were blocked up.
    Prices in bar seemed expensive.

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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

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

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

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store 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

FHU sites

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

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
Chester-le-Street: South Burns Coach Stop — 5.1 kilometres
Washington (Tyne & Wear): Galleries Bus Station — 7.1 kilometres
Gateshead: Metro Interchange Coach Stop — 9.0 kilometres
Train stations
Chester-le-Street Rail Station — 5.2 kilometres
Dunston Rail Station — 7.4 kilometres
Metrocentre Rail Station — 8.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 17.3 kilometres
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 18.1 kilometres
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 18.4 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 17.6 kilometres
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 43.6 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

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 (4.8 kilometres)
  • Gibside (7.1 kilometres)
  • The Sage Gateshead (9.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Gibside (7.1 kilometres)
  • Washington Old Hall (8.2 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Bobby Shafto Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

If cancelled more than 10 days before arrival, one night's price will be retained.

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. Bobby Shafto Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Pitches: a £20,00 (R465,89) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys

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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Visa
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Bobby Shafto Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bobby Shafto Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • 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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

Extras
A charge of £0,25 (R5,84) applies for the use of the shower.

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.

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 are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/03 and 31/10.

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.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
Pitches: a £20,00 (R465,89) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/03 and 31/10.
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/pitch.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
The grocery shop is open between 01/03 et 31/10.
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 site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £20,00 (R466,89) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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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