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9.9

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General

  • Friendly site with rural views 15 minutes' drive from Consett
  • A short walk from the Waskerley Way trail for walking and cycling
  • Spacious pitches with access to heated shower block

A warm welcome awaits at Bonners Lodge, where chief of staff Raffi the cat oversees a small team of humans, dogs and horses at this friendly family-run site. Officially it’s Ken and Michelle that own the place, but there’s always a helping hand from canine pals Billy and Charlie....

Make the five-minute drive from the A68 and settle yourself in for a hefty dose of peace and quiet: pitches have splendid views over the surrounding farmland and woods, all part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The plots have been deliberately well spaced to give you plenty of room, so it may be that your nearest ‘neigh’bours will be horses Rosie and Rusty in their paddock.

Well-behaved dogs and human folk are invited to explore the miles of walking paths that lie beyond; you need only amble across the adjacent field to join the Waskerley Way. Kids need not even stray very far to let off steam, as they can just wander over to the site’s play area for a bit of swing and slide action.

Everything you need for a comfy stay has been supplied here – a cosy, heated and modern shower block includes useful bits and bobs like hairdryers to keep the travelling barnet in check.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 63 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Excellent friendly family owned site08/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter R.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location is beautiful. Ken the site owner was very welcoming and walked us to the pitch. Stunning sculptures from the trunks of old trees added a great sense of personality. The pitches was well separated and each has its own picnic table.

    Spectacular views of the countryside and goats, horse and donkey on site for kids to pet.

    Family / games room with cooking facilities, TV DVD, pool table, table tennis, books! A great resource and with lots of children's toys.

    Showers were clean and tidy. Water was hot and shower mats were provided. It was a very friendly, safe and quiet site.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - this is a great place

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10/10 fabulous site highly rate, owners very helpful08/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    So friendly, clean , helpful, amazing views and countryside.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Exceptional small site great walks and very friendly staff08/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly owners beautiful well thought site with everything needed for all needs. Shower block immaculate. Ray the donkey was gorgeous.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Superb facilities very well kept site, excellent host's08/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Superb facilities very well kept site, excellent host's

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Would stay again08/02/2020

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

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The peace and quiet and the facilities

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Lovely site in great location.08/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane W.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely location with great views of surrounding countryside. Great, friendly hosts, and lovely animals to meet. Site and facilities well cared for and very clean. We really enjoyed our stay here.

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Lovely place to stay views are amazing, just pure peace …07/31/2020

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

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely place to stay views are amazing, just pure peace and quiet.

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We loved our stay here. Michelle and Ken are wonderful hosts a07/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful setting with warm welcoming hosts. We loved the animals, donkey cuddles and rides, playing with the goats, the fairy garden, kids play area, the wood carvings, the immaculately clean and beautifully presented facilities, the games room, the space, the C2C path in the door step. Oh and the AMAZING breakfast with fresh homemade bread, booked a day in advance Everything about Bonners Lodge was wonderful. Michelle and Ken put so much thought, care and hard work into making this a lovely place to stay. Would highly recommend.

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    Nothing.

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Really friendly. Immaculate bathroom and washing up facilities. Really convenient …07/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEd D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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    Really friendly. Immaculate bathroom and washing up facilities. Really convenient for dog walks.

    Disliked: 

    None.

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Every think cracking place cracking people spot less toilets and …07/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
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    Every think cracking place cracking people spot less toilets and showers owners work very hard and very friendly

    Disliked: 

    Nowt

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Playground

Recreation room/arcade

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Amenities on park

Bath available

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Composting toilet

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Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

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Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

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Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

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Horseback riding nearby

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Location

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  • Waskerley, Consett, Co. Durham, England, DH8 9HW
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8015°N 1.8960°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Durham Bus Station — 20.4 kilometres
Corbridge (Northumberland): Angel Inn Bus Stop — 20.7 kilometres
Bishop Auckland Bus Station — 20.9 kilometres
Train stations
Wolsingham Rail Station — 8.4 kilometres
Frosterley Rail Station — 9.4 kilometres
Stanhope Rail Station — 9.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 35.7 kilometres
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 36.5 kilometres
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 36.7 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 28.8 kilometres
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 44.0 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

Make the most of your rural location by getting your walking boots on or taking to your bike to hit the trails that crisscross this scenic area. Getting to the Waskerley Way requires you only to cross one adjacent field, and then you can join this route across the moors, past the Waskerley and Smiddy Shore reservoirs and to Hownsgill Viaduct, towering 46 metres above the woodland canopy.

Other fab walks can be had around Derwent Reservoir 20 minutes away; you can dangle a rod into the water here too, to see if you can snag one of the lake’s trout (rumour has it they can weigh up to 20lb). Cyclists, meanwhile, can find some top routes at Hamsterley Forest 25 minutes away, or get their pulses racing on the downhill tracks at Descend Bike Park (25 minutes).

For family-friendly attractions, head to Hall Hill Farm 15 minutes away, for lots of furry adventures riding the donkeys, feeding the llamas and watching the sheep race, or take a trip on the steam trains of Weardale Railway, 25 minutes away. Within the same distance is the famed Beamish open air museum: bag 25% discount tickets for this before setting off from the Bonners Lodge team.

Also 25 minutes away is Diggerland Durham, where kids of all ages (even ones who sometimes claim to be grownups) can drive lots of different vehicles.... and take lots of pics of them doing so too.

Must see

  • Gibside (16.7 kilometres)
  • Prudhoe Castle (18.4 kilometres)
  • George Stephenson's Birthplace (20.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Gibside (16.8 kilometres)
  • Cherryburn (17.4 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:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Bonners Lodge cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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. Bonners Lodge 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.

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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Bonners Lodge have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bonners Lodge dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bonners Lodge? Make the most of your rural location by getting your walking boots on or taking to your bike to hit the trails that crisscross this scenic area. Getting to the Waskerley Way … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bonners Lodge?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 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.

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 7 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.

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

Extras
Facilities/activities including Washing machine & tumble dryer are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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.

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

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
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 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/06 and 31/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/03 - 31/05 and 01/09 - 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.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

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.

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

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

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