Lonton South Farm

Middleton-In-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 0PL

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

The site is situated in a very rural setting between the villages of Middleton on Teesdale and Mickleton, both of which have a local public house serving food and within walking distance.

The site is next to an old railway track which can be used for walking or cycling the seven miles into Barnard Castle.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Lawned site

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Postcode:
DL12 0PL
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Lat 54.616077 / Lon -2.072087
OS field ref:
NY954244
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Barnard castle, Darlington
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Excellent Location

Lovely views from the site and the easy access to the disused railway track meant we didn't have to move our van all the time we were there. Middleton in Teesdale is a lovely little town with an excellent butcher, a really useful hardwear store and a friendly café. We had some fabulous and varied walks direct from the site. The dogs did not bother us and we stay on CLs not expecting to have any facilities or be bothered about the noise of a farm so previous comments did not put us off. A noisy pheasant woke us early one morning but, hey, this is the countryside!

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Beautiful Countryside and Dog Walks on the Doorstep

We stayed here at the end of July 2020. The views are spectacular and it is a lovely 10 minute walk on footpaths through fields to the village of Middleton in Teesdale. The site is situated on the old railway track which eventually leads to Barnard Castle. This is one of the highlights of the site for us as we have a dog and got straight onto this walk which leads to Mickleton and Romaldskirk, which both have nice pubs that you can stop off at. The village of Middleton In Teesdale has several pubs, a very busy fish and chip shop and several cafes. This is a working farm and the sounds and sights of the sheep being herded up was a joy to watch. We were on a slope and so did need our chocks but it wasnt too much of an issue. There wasn't a toilet facility and we thought the site was too expensive as we had 2 family members staying in our awning for which we were charged an extra £35. Therefore the total cost was £80 with E/HU for 3 nights for a motorhome with an awning. This is double the price that we have paid at other CL sites for exactly the same. Would we return - Yes due to the location but not the price
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Oh Dear!

As the previous review stated, this is one of the worst (but not THE worst) CL we have ever stayed on, and we have been caravanning on CL’s for 25 years! The site is accessed through a horse paddock via two gates, although the horses did not bother us at all. The owner visited us shortly after our arrival and we never saw anyone again in the 6 nights we were there. We have one of the larger caravans at 7m in length and we struggled to find a pitch level enough, even with the huge number of levelling blocks my OH insists on carrying. We had three goes at pitching up and if there had been another longer unit on site there would not have been a suitable level pitch. Perhaps a smaller caravan would have more success in pitching, and there were two very much smaller units when we were there. The hardstanding pitches are very narrow and nowhere near level and the whole site is on a slope. The CDP was very basic, especially when the previous user had not properly flushed the waste away. Perhaps we should have been ready for this as the site does not have a photo on the web site. At £14 per night it is overpriced. This does include EHU, but as we had to pitch up opposite the hardstandings, we required our extension lead to reach the sockets. On the plus side the bins were emptied regularly and the water tap was central to the site. The views were lovely with easy walks along the old railway track accessed directly from site and Middleton in Teesdale was about 15 minutes walk across fields. The town has a Co-op, pubs, a fish and chip shop and really all you need. We wouldn’t stay on this site again, which is a shame as it is a lovely area to visit and in our opinion the Tees valley is under-rated as a destination. I dislike leaving bad reviews, but honestly we really couldn’t believe it.
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I can not believe how bad a site could be

A beautiful view, great location for walking and car trips. Fabulous wild life. The site it’s self is not fit for purpose, The grass was long, the hard standing can only be describe as hard core. The bays are no where near level front to back or side to side. Part bare earth and hard core. Chemical waste was quite primitive and the dogs do bark and bark etc.

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Lovely rural farm site

This is a site with excellent panoramic views. It has direct access to the Tees railway walking path. You will need levelling blocks on some of the pitches. Clean, well kept and a great welcome
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