Grove Farm

Hett, Durham, County Durham, DH6 5LW

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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1.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

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Postcode:
DH6 5LW
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Lat 54.72244 / Lon -1.562958
OS field ref:
NZ282365
OS map ref:
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  • Nearest train station: Durham

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Little gem

We tried this site as it was the first time we tried non electric pitch and we are local to the site. On arrival we were welcomed by Tom who was very friendly and informative and then Mark also came to greet us. They showed us around taking time to ensure we were happy with everything and offered any help. After looking around round we diced to pitch on the main field at the highest point and enjoyed fantastic views with piece and quiet. The toilet was cleaned every day and kept spotless, the shower is roomy, hot with good pressure and was also cleaned daily and kept spotless. I have yet to find a better value site with these facilities and felt welcomed throughout our stay. Thank you Mark and Tom, you have a lovely site and should be proud of it, hope to see you again soon.
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Great Short Stay

We have just spent 3 nights at Grove Farm and had a lovely time. Mark and Tom were very welcoming. The toilet and shower facilities were very clean. The field itself had lots of room and the views were excellent. The top corner nearest the entrance is probably the best place to pitch with a relatively level area and the highest spot in the field giving the best views. The horse in the next field was very entertaining and friendly. Hett Village itself is very pretty and we had a nice wander round the duck pond. Nearby Spennymoor has a big Asda with cheap petrol as well as a number of other shops and takeaways.

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Perfect CL site - just how they all should be!

This site is a perfect example of what a CL site should be! Tom & Mark gave us a very warm welcome and then left us to enjoy the peace and quiet that this site offers. We stayed for 8 nights and were the only campers there for 7 of the nights. The only sounds we heard were the lovely horse in the next field, a couple of cows on the farm and the occasional wood pigeon. The site has one toilet and one wet room/shower both of which were very pleasant (unlike some other CL’s we have stayed at!). The site is only 15 minutes from Durham and 20 minutes from the County Durham coast with Gateshead and Newcastle about 35-40 minutes to the north (if the traffic is behaving). It is only 5 minutes from the A1 and access is easy. There’s plenty of shop/supermarkets, take-outs and a couple of pubs within a short drive. We found the Chinese take away in Bowburn particularly good! It was our first trip camping without electric hookup and we didn’t miss it at all. With the sunny weather, the 100w solar panel kept the battery pretty much full despite using the TV most evenings. All in all, we rate this site 10/10. Mark & Tom, thank you for a lovely stay!
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Pleasant site for a couple of days

As previous visitors have stated this site is sloping and also very very lumpy, we didn't think we would ever get level, however it just seemed to drop into the right holes and we were pitched evenly.  Not the owners fault but the site was absolutely sodden, more like a quagmire, very long grass and being wet wasn't ideal for getting in and out of cars etc. Returning from Durham to our van we did get stuck in the middle of the field due to the wetness of the field. Fresh water (in my opinion) was a little too far away, I couldn't even find it! walking around the large field the other caravanner on site didn't even bother to mention to me where it was and according to the owner Tom they come all the time, obviously not all caravanners are helpful (btw it was at the entrance of the site where all the facilities were) and I had to drag it up a hill.  Site is in a good spot for the area. Owner Tom was very nice and 'let us get on with it' which we prefer.  Only trouble is the weekend was ruined by heavy rain and winds all Easter weekend so will have to re-visit when the weather gets better but at £8 a night was a bargain. Tom informed us that they cut the grass in June/July so most of the time I suppose it will be left long, so if you like well manicured lawn type sites I would give this one a miss. 

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Wonderful CL

Stayed here in a motorhome in July. A warm welcome from Mark and a pleasant 2 nights here. So peaceful yet easy to get to Durham. Very clean toilet and shower.  Couldn't fault it. Great value for money.

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