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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GPS:
Lat 54.616077 / Lon -2.072087
OS field ref:
NY954244
OS map ref:
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Transport links

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

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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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lovely site

Just returned from bank holiday 3 night stay. Yes we paid on arrival so what, it saves you looking for the owner later. The owner was friendly and helpful. Yes we heard dogs ? the horses never came anywhere near us when empting toilet. Yes the site is basic its a CL if you want more maybe a club site would suit better. the site was very clean and well kept, bins emptied daily. it was perfect for walks , the Teesdale walk was straight from the site and beautiful views from the site. We will definitely be returning. Well done Mrs Watson
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Disappointed with this site facilities, the CDP is abysmal

The CDP is abysmal. It is an open domestic toilet in a field. My son in law who has a disability could not lift his wastewater up onto it. For £14 a night it was disgusting What is a very scenic site is spoilt by a lack of investment A small building with shower and proper disposal facilities would then justify the high nightly charge which is demanded in full on arrival.
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