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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A brilliant CL in Farm Location

Lonton South Farm
Always a warm welcome from Mrs Watson who maintains the site to an exceptional standard. A part sloping site with levelled hard standing pitches, all with good views. Experienced caravanners and even motor home users have no problem accessing the pitches. I must admit there are some obviously inexperienced drivers of motor homes who arrive expecting club site tarmac roadways and facilities. This is a great location and site and we visit in springtime every year

Newthorpe

Caravanner from Nottinghamshire

Reviewed on 03/06/2021 21:57

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Lonton South Farm
The area is beautiful, with a railway path adjacent and a lovely riverside walk into Middleton. The site however is one of the worst, I am sorry to say. The field is quite small, and not only does it slope but undulates as well. There are two electric posts each with two hookups, so four in all. The fifth pitch is non-electric. Four 'hard-standings' have been dug out, but not leveled correctly, and what looks like recycled road surfacing has been thrown down, which has not been compacted, so the whole effect is a total mess. The hard-standings are not wide enough, so outside the caravan door is about a foot of this lumpy stone and then grass which is a higher level, so when it rains a muddy puddle collects outside our door. There is one water tap which is behind one of the pitches, so a privacy issue for the people on that pitch, and the waste disposal is unspeakable. This was the most expensive site of the three during our holiday, and by far the poorest value.

Aggie Pirate

Caravanner

Reviewed on 21/05/2021 20:00

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Excellent Location

Lonton South Farm
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!

BurtnJoyce

Reviewed on 25/08/2020 20:43

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Beautiful Countryside and Dog Walks on the Doorstep

Lonton South Farm
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

Dave and Shaz

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Reviewed on 25/08/2020 17:09

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Lonton South Farm
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.

Winebird

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Reviewed on 16/07/2019 15:46

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