The Bungalow

Hartside, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5RF

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  • Dogs
  • Families

Facilities on site ...

  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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0.25 acres

Lawned site

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Postcode:
DH1 5RF
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Lat 54.800967 / Lon -1.611413
OS field ref:
NZ248451
OS map ref:
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Transport links

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

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Small Site Spoilt by Overcowding

Entering the site was difficult as the gate was closed and the rear of the caravan didn't clear the road whilst the gate was opened. The welcome was fine and we were given the option of where to park. We were the now the fifth van on site which filled the small site of a quarter of an acre site. The trouble started when a sixth van arrived the next day. The owner placed them between us and an adjacent caravan filling the gap and then asked us to move our hook up lead to another too far away for a standard lead to reach The owner didn't seem to understand that there is a five van limit and that there is a recommended distance between outfits to avoid fire risks etc. The resolution to the problem was to move the new arrival to the bottom of the site between two other camper vans to share the hook up point , but the three outfits were only a few feet apart. Having said all this, the site is conveinient to Durham and all the attractions and there is a bus stop outside the site with a 3o minute service Pity the site is not better managed and has obviously seen better days and could do with a bit of TLC.

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May break

Visited site for May weekend , pitched up on hard standing near to bottom of site, there is grass pitches too. The owner welcomed us and told us where to find everything. There's some road noise from nearby main road but it's handy for visiting places around the area and not too far away from a supermarket and Brewers fayre. Hope to visit again soon.
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Great for visiting Durham

We did an East Coast tour in May and June 2018 and this was one site l was not sure of. Easy to find but the new club sign is very missable. Seems to blend into the background unlike the red pennant. Site is as described by others. Great for visiting Beamish some 8 miles away. A fantastic centre. makes the Black Country Museum look small. The pathway out of the bottom right hand corner leads to miles of footpaths, the dog loved it. Owner and family all live in adjacent bungalows and there is always someone about. Bit of noise but not at night. Park and ride a few minutes away but Durham was a little disappointing. Perhaps because we had the dog with us and couldn't actually get into attractions. One site for next time.

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Basic sloping field by main road

Basic, sloping field right beside busy road. We visited early April 2018 and the very wet weather had made the grass area unusable. It also made it difficult to get close to the services as surrounding land was very soft. Owner was very friendly and helpful. We found some hard standing to park on with ramps and it is OK for a single night. Not sure I would use it again.
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What you would expect for nine quid

I basically agree with the other half dozen previous reviewers. Wecomed and shown where things were as soon as our wheels stopped rolling. Toilet clean, hot and cold sink in same room. Some road noise at peak times, and some dog barking, but you get that wherevever you go, especially if prowlers are likely near your property. Very handy for visiting places of interest without putting too many miles on. Good value for £9 a night.
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