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The Barn at Easington

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General

  • Small peaceful site on a 30-acre farm on the Durham Heritage Coast
  • Sea and wood views, 10 minutes' walk to the beach via a wooded dene
  • Barbecues and campfires encouraged; firepits and wood available

If you're after something a bit different down Durham way, you'll find it in spades at The Barn at Easington. Part of an outdoor educational centre that doubles as a venue for music, drama, arts and family events, this fab little place is designed for outdoorsy holidays with as much – or as little – luxury as you want, all in a easygoing setting with the emphasis on serenely simple stuff, from sitting round the campfire to roaming about the meadows and woods.

The Barn is within a 30-acre farm on the coast of the Durham Magnesian Limestone Plateau, in an Area of Outstanding Beauty on the edge of Hawthorn Dene. It's a couple of miles from local village Easington and four from Peterlee, and a short and scenic walk across fields and through the dene to Hawthorn Hive's small beach and the Durham Heritage Coast; when it's stormy, you'll be able to hear the sea from the site.

Wherever you're staying on site, you're welcome to wander around the fields – look out for the farm chickens, horses and (sometimes) pigs – or you can opt to idle around the farm in your own secret spot, or trundle along to see if any events are on during your stay. Then time to get cooking: barbecues and campfires are enthusiastically encouraged, and firepits and firewood are available on request.

For eating out and other supplies, although you'll feel you're in the middle of nowhere here, you're really rather well placed indeed: the A19 is 10 minutes' drive away; Seaham is within 15 minutes' drive or about 45 minutes' walk, and Durham is reachable in half an hour. Newcastle is 40 minutes from the farm.

Please note

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

This is an eco-friendly site, so please be sensitive to all inhabitants, including the feathered and four-footed ones. Separating waste and recycling is expected. Guests clearing rubbish from the beach on their walks is fine, but please be aware that the site cannot recycle rubber or industrial waste. If you want to pick up such items please take them home with you.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 84 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  93% described as Peaceful ?

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100% recommended for a wonderful stay08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamuel P.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What an amazing location. A wonderful place. A beautiful vibe. We Loved it

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Thank you for your hospitality.03/23/2020

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

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

    Had a great peaceful night at the barn, the owner was lovely, I was greeted on arrival and showed around. The wood supplied for the fire pit was more than enough, the short walk through woodland to the coast was lovely, the toilets and washroom was clean and well decorated, the views were just perfect. I have no complaints at all, I'll definitely be visiting again and definitely recommending this campsite.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Everything my favourite place03/23/2020

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, family)
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    Everything my favourite place

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Excellent location. Great view. The place was very clean.03/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent location. Great view. The place was very clean.

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Beautiful camping, peaceful. Always have an amazing stay03/09/2020

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

  • Skylark 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
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    Loved

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The pod (microlodge) was great and the kids loved it! …11/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKim S.Confirmed

  • Microlodge (no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    The pod (microlodge) was great and the kids loved it! We stayed during October half term and it was warm and cosy. It has everything you need, including it's own bathroom and kitchen facilities. You can walk to the beach and Durham is only 30 minutes by car. We really enjoyed our stay.

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We will be back despite our minor issues as we liked the location etc10/31/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan R.Confirmed

  • Skylark 2 bedroom mobile home (no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    Great price and location. Nice and peaceful. Nice welcome when we arrived and fresh farm eggs were given to us. Lovely views from our caravan. Good facilities/amenities. Everything we needed was there it was well equipped. Enjoyed a lovely walk with our children down through the fields/woods to the beach which they enjoyed.

    Disliked: 

    We felt the caravan could have benefited from a more thorough clean. We found a good few cobwebs and lots of dead flies. Also when we opened the boiler cupboard lots of flies flew out. Most of the vents around the kitchen and bathroom were dirty and require a good clean.

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Everything, the warm welcome as soon as we arrived. The …10/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen B.Confirmed

  • Microlodge (no pets)
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    Everything, the warm welcome as soon as we arrived. The Micro lodge was spotlessly clean and has everything we needed.

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Good location, in good countryside.10/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The location: it was sited in a good position for access to Durham, Tyneside, Teesside
    The view of the sea was good.
    The farmer was very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    The weather (we probably chose the wrong time of year)
    Showers were small.
    The roads leading up to the farms were very rough.

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Had the most lovely stay over the weekend. Relaxing. Peaceful.10/14/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Wonderful stay on 12th October. The barn. Washing and toilet facilities. Semi-private beach nearby.

    Disliked: 

    Whole setup was brilliant. No issues.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Microlodges

Location

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  • Thorpe Lea East Farm, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, Co. Durham, England, SR8 3UT
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8019°N 1.3251°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sunderland: Park Lane Transport Interchange — 11.8 kilometres
Hartlepool: Stockton Street Coach Stop — 15.0 kilometres
Durham Bus Station — 16.8 kilometres
Train stations
Seaham Rail Station — 4.4 kilometres
Sunderland Rail Station — 12.1 kilometres
St Peters Rail Station — 12.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 22.7 kilometres
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 23.0 kilometres
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 23.7 kilometres
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 33.1 kilometres
Newcastle International Airport — 36.0 kilometres

Directions


The site is down a fairly long farm track. From the top of the track, follow the yellow signs for Thorpe Lea East Farm. Drive slowly; there are passing places at intervals. It is not advisable to follow a satnav as it sometimes sends people down the wrong track.

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

Heritage is all around here: local village Easington is home to an ancient church famed as a sailor's landmark, and is a former mining town with colliery remnants including a pit cage and pit wheel monuments at the nature reserve on the old pit site. More old mining bits and bobs can be picked up on the local beaches, including sea coal and sea glass.

Walk through the woods and along the coastal path to the seaside town of Seaham, its beaches and harbour; the area around the farm is a wildlife haven too, so the quiet of foot might see deer and badger setts along the way. Like most the beaches along this stretch of Durham coast, those at Seaham are popular for sea fishing, particularly from the Featherbed rocks to Ryhope Dene.

Hartlepool (25 minutes) has the HMS Trincomalee and the Maritime Experience on its quayside; at Durham, meander along the river for viewsome looks at the spectacular cathedral and castle.

Must see

  • Durham Coast (0.6 kilometres)
  • National Glass Centre (12.8 kilometres)
  • Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (14.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Washington Old Hall (16.7 kilometres)
  • Souter Lighthouse and The Leas (18.9 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:  noon –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Barn at Easington cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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 Barn at Easington 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

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Barn at Easington have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Barn at Easington dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Barn at Easington? Heritage is all around here: local village Easington is home to an ancient church famed as a sailor's landmark, and is a former mining town with colliery remnants including a pit cage … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Barn at Easington?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Barn at Easington? From R1 034,64 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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.

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

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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.

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 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 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 noon to 9 p.m. between 01/05 and 30/09 and between 01/10 and 30/04.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

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

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

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