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Bolbec Manor Campsite

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Scenery

General

  • Spectacular views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • A five-min drive from Derwent Reservoir; 30 from Durham and Newcastle
  • Barbecues and campfires allowed; pub and restaurant right next door

No need to go far to conjure up magical views from Northumberland’s Bolbec Manor Campsite: it overlooks Muggleswick Moor and is on the north-eastern edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a wildlife and walking haven making up the second biggest AONB in the country.

As you’d expect, outdoor adventuring is all around here, from moorland hikes over the North Pennines and further west around the Yorkshire Dales National Park, to roaming the paths of Muggleswick woods to the south. The Derwent Reservoir, one of England’s biggest inland waterways, is five minutes’ drive away for sailing, windsurfing and lakeside cycling; fishing and golf are close by, and city days are easily sorted at Durham and Newcastle, each 30 minutes’ drive away.

Bolbec Manor has toilets, a washing-up area, chemical disposal and a drying room. Barbecues and campfires are allowed; the nearest shops are at Shotley Bridge five minutes’ drive away and Consett within 10.

As a peaceful site, no loud music is allowed (the soundtrack here will be provided by the hens that scratch about on site).

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.

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.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 123 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  76% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Nice quiet site allows barbecue and camp fires08/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice quiet site allows barbecue and camp fires

    Disliked: 

    No hot water to wash hands or dishes

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Excellent friendly site, great views, level pitches, very clean loos08/14/2020

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

  • Electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views, size and layout of camp site, clarity of pitch boundary, landscaping, pub at the end of the site, cleanliness of toilet facilities, covid-19 prep and care, friendliness and helpfulness of site management. Small, very well run site. Highly recommend. Looking to book for next year. Can recommend Sunday lunch at the pub!

    Disliked: 

    Little information on this newish site yet of availability of local providers of eggs, bread, milk etc camp staples. Perhaps arrange local deliveries as so few shops around? Also availability of local cafes, restaurants. Found a gorgeous one (white monk)in Blanchland I would recommend, together with the takeaway at the Allendale park.

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Nice site, well spaced Level pitches , Amazing views clean facilities08/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDawn H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch (maximum 6 metres)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and surroundings, good size pitch friendly and responsive staff

    Disliked: 

    The site is in the process of being totally finished so toilet block is usable but still has plasterboard in toilets, showers weren’t working

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All good will be returning08/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    All good. Very nice location with lovely views. Friendly owner who let you get on with things. Facilities very good and clean and a ice relaxed quiet site. Which also felt safe. Will be returning soon.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great little site, wonderful views.08/11/2020

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

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Views

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Everything! Clean, friendly and fantastic location.08/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch (maximum 6 metres)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! Clean, friendly and fantastic location.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Very clean site with great views and lovely, friendly owners.08/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEve A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch (maximum 6 metres)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful, peaceful campsite with incredible views and sunsets. The owners are so helpful and friendly and will help you with anything at all you need. They have put so much effort in to this site and it shows. The COVID safety measures they have put in place are excellent and the site was immaculate. There is a lovely walk to the Derwent reservoir right from the site which takes about half an hour.

    There is also a pub right next to the site which does meals which you can either sit in to eat or takeaway. The beer garden views here are incredible!

    We had a thoroughly lovely time with fires and sunsets and felt truly relaxed by the time we left. We will definitely be back-thank you!

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Great little campsite that has just started up08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Stunning views, stars were amazing, simplicity and not over crowded

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Everything. Gem of a site - great pitches, well thought …08/06/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch (maximum 6 metres)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything. Gem of a site - great pitches, well thought out layout, spotless facilities, STUNNING views... lovely welcome.

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Quite, which is ideal during these difficult times08/06/2020

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

  • Electric gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quite, which is ideal during these difficult times

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

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

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

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Location

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  • Carterway Heads, Shotley Bridge, Northumberland, England, DH8 9LX
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.8651°N 1.9355°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Corbridge (Northumberland): Angel Inn Bus Stop — 13.2 kilometres
Hexham Bus Station — 15.7 kilometres
Heddon on the Wall: Three Tuns Bus Stop — 17.3 kilometres
Train stations
Stocksfield Rail Station — 9.2 kilometres
Riding Mill Rail Station — 9.6 kilometres
Prudhoe Rail Station — 12.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 34.2 kilometres
South Shields Ferry Terminal — 35.0 kilometres
North Shields Ferry Terminal — 35.0 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 24.0 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

An easy – and recommended – first stopoff is Derwent Reservoir, in a handsome setting a few miles from Bolbec Manor. Take a hike (or stroll) on the well-maintained paths to Pow Hill Country Park on the south shore or Millshield picnic area on the north, or take the longer bike route around the reservoir covering some local roads as well. Drop into the visitor centre for info, the key to the bird hide on Derwent’s western edge, or a fishing permit: Derwent is a popular pick for Co Durham trout fishing.

Around the North Pennines AONB, it’s well worth the 45-minute drive to Ninebanks near Hexham to access Isaac’s Tea Trail, a circular 37-mile route from there to Alston via Allendale and Nenthead. The same distance to the south and also well worth the drive is the famed waterfall of High Force, where the entire River Tees plunges 21 feet over a cliff; get to the waterfall via the Pennine Way stretch crossing the Moor House Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve.

Also to the south, the market town of Bishop Auckland is home to Auckland Castle and its 800 acres of parkland, and to Binchester Roman Fort (this is Hadrian’s Wall land), a Roman fortress on the banks of the River Wear. Somewhat more modern history is at Durham and its must-see stunning cathedral.

Must see

  • Prudhoe Castle (12.2 kilometres)
  • Gibside (14.2 kilometres)
  • George Stephenson's Birthplace (15.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Cherryburn (10.8 kilometres)
  • Gibside (14.3 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:  1:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Bolbec Manor Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks 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. Bolbec Manor Campsite will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks 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 Bolbec Manor Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bolbec Manor Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bolbec Manor Campsite? An easy – and recommended – first stopoff is Derwent Reservoir, in a handsome setting a few miles from Bolbec Manor. Take a hike (or stroll) on the well-maintained paths to Pow … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bolbec Manor Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bolbec Manor Campsite? From R364,13 (for 1 night, 6 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 must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

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.

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.

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.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 2 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.

Coronavirus
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

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

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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