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The Gables Pod Camping

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General

  • Peaceful retreat for couples, just outside the village of Escomb
  • Within walking distance of Kynren, the 'Epic Tale of England'
  • Barbecues, kitchenettes, outdoor seating and a hot tub on site

Escape to Escomb… The Gables Pod Camping is a petite and peaceful site just outside the little County Durham village, in a top spot for rural breaks.

Bring your walking shoes along, for there’s much to explore on foot around these parts – take a walk around Escomb lake, or try to spy kingfishers along the banks of the River Wear river. You may also fancy an energetic ramble around Hamsterley Forest, a hike to High Force waterfall or just making the 10-minute stroll up to the village for pint in the cosy local pub.

Lest you should worry you’ll be stuck right out in the sticks here, it’s worth noting that access here is really rather easy: the site is but a couple of miles from the townie amenities of Bishop Auckland (and its handsome castle), and around 20 minutes from the A1.

Select a stay here to live in a handmade wooden pod kitted out with its own kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Each one has a heater to keep things cosy on chillier days, and a barbecue and outdoor seating for when the weather decrees alfresco eating to be a possibility. For the ultimate combo of fresh air and warmth, take yourself over to the the site’s hot tub for an evening bubbling away as the sun sets (glass of something optional but highly recommended).

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

We only allow dogs up to 12kg.

Guests under the age of 5 are not allowed on site.

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

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

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

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

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 4 or more people are not permitted.

If you wish to use the hot tub, please book a chargeable one-hour slot between 11am and 9.30pm.

Please note, there is a weight restriction of 107kg for the Z-beds.

Smoking is not allowed at all on-site. Anyone caught smoking will be fined £75.


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10.0

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Immaculate site, grounds were beautiful. Very friendly and welcoming.08/10/2020

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

  • The Clocktower cabin (adults only)
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    Fabulous site it was immaculate. Sue was great and nothing was a problem with her hospitality. Cant reccomend this site enough. We will definitely be returning!!

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    Nothing it was perfect!!

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Staff were soo friendly and welcoming08/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Raby camping pod (adults only)
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    Eveything was amazing

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    Nothing at all

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Excellent site, clean facilities lovely staff and felt very wel08/05/2020

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

  • Raby camping pod (adults only)
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    How lovely and friendly the people were who owned it.
    How beautiful the area was and how it was all set out.
    How clean and safe the area was.
    How lovely the cabins are the hot tub was.

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Outstanding site, superb locality, the customer service was excellent07/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Raby camping pod (adults only)
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    Absolutely... this definitely has the Wow factor, you are so taken aback at the beautiful, idyllic setting and quirkiness. Such a lot of energy, love and thought has gone into this place. Its truly remarkable and so are the owners!!!

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Great layout, very clean with friendly staff02/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAidan N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Auckland camping pod (adults only)
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    Great layout, very clean with friendly staff

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the pod was really nice and cozy, and the hot …02/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeonardo P.Confirmed

  • Barnard camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, maximum 2 adults)
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    the pod was really nice and cozy, and the hot tub was great, also the owner was real nice, she gave us a lift to the bus station and made the experience great

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Everything !! Couldn’t fault it has an amazing stay .01/05/2020

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

  • The Clocktower cabin (adults only)
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    Everything !! Couldn’t fault it has an amazing stay .

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It was a pleasure to meet you both and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Thanks for booking with us.

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Fabulous place with lots to do in the local area.12/30/2019

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

  • Barnard camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, maximum 2 adults)
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    Everything!
    We have stayed in quite a few different pods at various sites but this has been the the best by far!
    Gorgeous place that is looked after and owned by Sue who does an amazing job.
    Would definitely recommend.

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    Nothing

From the manager...

It was great to meet you all. Glad you had a great time. Will be great to see you all again soon. Thank you for leaving a review, its really appreciated. Xx

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Such a lovely site! Perfect for a peaceful get away! …11/25/2019

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

  • Barnard camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, maximum 2 adults)
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    Such a lovely site! Perfect for a peaceful get away! Pods so cosy and warm! Hot tub was a added bonus! Definitely will be coming back! Host so welcoming!

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It was lovely to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again next year.
Thanks for booking with us

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

No cash accepted on site

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

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

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

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

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Three Lane Ends, Escomb, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England, DL14 7SR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6590°N 1.7136°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bishop Auckland Bus Station — 2.5 kilometres
Durham Bus Station — 15.7 kilometres
Sedgefield: Black Lion Coach Stop — 17.0 kilometres
Train stations
Bishop Auckland Rail Station — 2.3 kilometres
Bishop Auckland Rail Station — 2.3 kilometres
Shildon Rail Station — 6.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 32.4 kilometres
Transporter Bridge North Side — 32.5 kilometres
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 40.8 kilometres
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 24.5 kilometres
Newcastle International Airport — 42.1 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

If you like a grand building or three, you’re in the right place – there’s a splendid triptych of castles within a half-hour drive of The Gables. Start just up the road at Auckland Castle, a medieval bishops' palace and deer park in Bishop Auckland, then spread your wings a little further to take in the horse-drawn carriage collection at Raby Castle and the gorgeous gorge views from 12th-century Barnard Castle.

A strong historical appetite is recommended round here, for there’s also the Bowes Museum, Binchester Roman Fort and the excellent Beamish Open Air Museum to consider. Come along in the summer months for epic evenings at Kynren, a spectacular open-air show tracing 2,000 years of English history.

Those who prefer to seek out natural wonders can walk or cycle in Hamsterley Forest, hike to High Force waterfall (both 45 minutes away by car), or go birdwatching 10 minutes away at Low Barns Nature Reserve.

Must see

  • Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon (5.8 kilometres)
  • Durham Cathedral (15.4 kilometres)
  • Durham Castle (15.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Moulton Hall (26.5 kilometres)
  • Gibside (29.0 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Gables Pod Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

84 - 43 days before arrival : 50% of the balance will be retained.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Dec. 22, 2020.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. The Gables Pod Camping will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £75,00 (R1 598,83) 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.

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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American Express
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MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Gables Pod Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Gables Pod Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near The Gables Pod Camping? If you like a grand building or three, you’re in the right place – there’s a splendid triptych of castles within a half-hour drive of The Gables. Start just up the road … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Gables Pod Camping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Gables Pod Camping? From R1 137,92 (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 25 or over.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Dec. 22, 2020.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Admission
Guests under the age of 5 are not allowed on site.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £75,00 (R1 598,83) 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.

Reception
If the reception is closed on arrival, please check in at the Greeted by host.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

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

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

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between midnight and 8 a.m..

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 4 or more people are not permitted.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Quiet hours must be respected between 8 p.m. and midnight.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

General
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.

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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Dogs
We only allow dogs up to 12kg.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50,00 (R1 065,88) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

If you wish to use the hot tub, please book a chargeable one-hour slot between 11am and 9.30pm.

For health and safety reasons, you are required to use footwear to walk to the hot tub.

While children are welcome in the family pod, there are no facilities on site for children.

Please note, there is a weight restriction of 107kg for the Z-beds.

Smoking is not allowed at all on-site. Anyone caught smoking will be fined £75.

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