Middridge Meadows Livery

Middridge, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 7JQ

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Middridge Meadows is a quiet, tranquil site, set on a small livery yard on the outskirts of Middridge Village, County Durham. The site has plenty of open space with level grass and hard-standing pitches available and these are suitable for both caravans and motorhomes. Easy access to the site is obtained via a wide, good quality hard-surfaced track. We encourage waste recycling and have separate bins for general waste, cardboard, metal and glass. The pitches have electrical hook-ups and space for awnings is also included.

The site is on a bus route and there is a bus stop a short walk away in Middridge village (timetables are available in our information hut). There are also two train stations nearby in Newton Aycliffe and Shildon which are both approximately 2 miles away. Visitors to the site will be able to see plenty of horses, birds and other wildlife in the surrounding countryside and our land adjoins a local nature reserve. For keen walkers there is a network of public footpaths surrounding the site with a detailed Ordnance Survey map available in our information hut along with loads of ideas for places to visit during your stay. There is also coarse/ game fishing and golf within 5 miles of the site.

Our CL site is an ideal base for exploring the North East of England, with good links to the A1 from which you can visit Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Weardale which are all within an hour's drive. There is a very popular village pub serving good quality food all day within walking distance of the site (about 500 metres) and The Shildon Railway Museum (with free entry) is less than 2 miles away. There is a local shop about 2 miles away and large supermarkets in Newton Aycliffe and Shildon which are about 3 miles away.

Whilst staying on our site we would recommend that you take the opportunity to visit some of the many attractions available in the North East. In our information hut/pool table room we have provided plenty of ideas to inspire you. From the beautiful cathedral city of Durham, Hartlepool's Historic Quayside and Marina, Beamish Museum, Archers Jersey Ice Cream, The Metro Centre, Hamsterley Forest and Butterfly World at Preston Park  to name but a few, there is sure to be plenty of choice to suit all tastes.

We look forward to welcoming you to our CL site soon. Please visit our Website for further information.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Lat 54.629597 / Lon -1.603941
OS field ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Darlington
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Newton Aycliffe
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Good Stopover near Bishop Auckland

Nothing to complain about after a short stopover at this reasonably priced CL (£12 per night). We rang the owner who confirmed the price and gave me the code for the chain lock and also confirmed the approach to the CL. The SD describes it well. The first of two gates is the one that is locked and very large outfits may find themselves protruding into the road whilst they unlock the gate. The road doesn't have a heavy traffic load but is still quite well used. Quiet at night. After relocking the gate trundle down a dirt track, no big potholes, to the second, passing the livery en route. Through the second gate you then have 5 pitches on hardstanding accessed via the entry road. Note that the photos supplied by the CL on the website appear to be old and do not show the H/S. There is a slight front to back tilt but most pitches seem to be nearly level side to side. EHU points are adjacent and there are 2 water points. The waste bins include recycling and these are found along with the CDP around the back of the portacabin in a neat area. The p/cabin is open and contains a book library and a pool table for guests use (bring your own chalk but cues supplied). Some general info is also found here but most appears out of date. Owners live in the village and will call if needed but ask that fees are left in an envelope, supplied, and put into the box in the p/cabin. A bus stops right outside heading towards Darlington and you will find another going the other way in the village about 100 yards away plus a recommended pub (not used by us on this visit).Supermarkets can be found in the local town of Newton Aycliffe and Bishop Auckland. The CL contains a variety of interesting wildlife plus the local horses and goats. A dog can be excercised on public footpaths close to the CL and there is a large grass area behind the pitches. Thd A1 is close by and this would make an excellent stopover. Local attractions include Raby Castle, Barnard Castle and Durham. All in all an excellent CL for a short stay.
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Great long weekend

Fantastic site, we had a great weekend with our grandchildren, the site being very secure, the hard standing was very level, the whole site was very quiet, nice to watch the horses and goats, very good recycling facility and a very well designed waste disposal point, will be stopping here again, well done to owners for providing an excellent CL
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A great spot to stop.

We wanted a site near to our destination at "Beamish". This site fit the bill and enabled a stop a the nearby Shildon Railway Museum. The site is very secure down a well made private driveway, ( 'entrance is locked with coded lock which is shared when booking.) The usual five CL pitches well made hard standing with grass well kept. EHU and a useful information cabin which has a liberal supply of information about the area, books, DVDs and a pool table. We did not need the recycling and waste facilities so I can't accurately comment, but saw them being used by others on the site with no apparent issues . Very quiet despite some noise from the main road and the horses from the livery were quiet but added a pleasant rural feel.
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A Piece of Heaven

Middridge Meadows is a haven for wildlife, pure tranquility and fabulous place to stay. We come here regularly because it's a great getaway. The owners are fantastic and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is everything you could wish for. We had a breakdown with the caravan on our last visit and the owners of the site couldn't have done any more to assist us over the period of a weekend. They were fabulous and we cannot thank them enough.

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Middridge is lovely

This site is ideal for nature lovers and a quiet peaceful place to be. We thoroughly enjoyed going to say hello to the horses and asked horse owners if they were allowed the occasional sugar lump. The area is pleasant too and the local pub cooks very nice meals at reasonable prices. We can recommend this place and its very easy to find
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