The Crown at Mickleton CL

The Crown, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 0JZ

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Pub on site
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

The Crown CL is adult only and has 5 large pitches suitable for your car, caravan and awning. Each pitch is serviced with hookup water and electricity and has beautiful views of the surrounding hills.

There is a designated shower room / toilet for CL use only. The Crown is open Friday to Monday, please check our Facebook page for weekly updates.

We are surrounded by excellent walking country with Middleton In Teesdale only 3 miles away via the railway walk. Barnard Castle with the famous Bowes Museum a famous market town is 7 miles away which has a lovely scenic golf course too.

We also have the very popular High and Low Force falls and various river walks. Dogs are welcome to our site.

We have the facility of a Micro Barn which sleeps 2 if you have friends who may wish to meet up with you on your stay - details on our website.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Battery charging
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Information room
  • Pub
  • Restaurant
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Confusing site overpriced

The Crown at Mickleton CL
I am really confused about reviewing this site… it does without doubt have lovely flat hard standing pitches and the views are superb however and this is where my confusion occurs… because although we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay I wouldn’t return… now some people have reviewed that only one toilet/shower for 5 vans is not acceptable.. I think this is perfectly normal for a CL however what isn’t acceptable is staying on a site for 5 days and the toilet/shower room not being cleaned once! And no cleaning materials left to be able to clean ourselves… it is May but it isn’t warm and it’s cold and wet yet no heating in the shower room.. and tbh I’m not overly happy about having to wander through a pub beer garden to find the shower room.. there was no welcome on arrival and saw no one the whole time.. the pub opened for one day. (Food is excellent) it’s a strange place… not worth £30 a night

PhilJoh2512

Caravanner

Reviewed on 29/05/2024 18:18

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Lovely spot, declining facilities.

The Crown at Mickleton CL
This is no doubt a lovely spot. Right next to rolling hills and dozens of walks both up hill and flat along the old railway line, and very quiet (I assume unless a late night event at pub). The plots are huge and incredibly level, each one with its own water and EHU - we were set up in half hour. Waste and bin station right by site but neatly fenced off. Access ok - bit tight through pub carpark but just go slow. On the down side the 5 plots share one toilet / shower room and it’s not cleaned daily or looks very well maintained. The toilet was leaking out across floor and a dirty old mop stuck in corner. If you’re an early riser I imagine a bit of a wait. The shower is good and powerful and the room heated and warm but the flooring is plastic matting that needs a good clean underneath (I always take flip flops) and the toilet not cleaned for few days and bins not emptied. No chair or stool in shower area meaning everything has to go on dirty floor which annoys me. Made it rather unpleasant when everyone on site uses one toilet for days without cleaning. Door code had broken and extractor falling off. The pub only opens Fri - Sun for a few hours a day and the caravanning side just felt rather forgotten. There’s a pub over road that’s open and does some nice pizzas. The site needs an extra toilet. It could be delightful and perfect for us, and we’d probably return but we’ve had much nicer facilities for same money. I also don’t understand why check out is 11 and check in 1. You lose a whole day and nothing is done in that time it just stands empty. The dark skies are also obliterated by the great big white flood light that shines across the caravan plots. Such shame. There’s no contact at check in which tbh means it’s quick and easy which we like though some ppl won’t (but I received 9 emails in the 36 hours before we arrived with demands for money and check in details). Big sign at entrance saying check in at bar but all emails say don’t check in just go straight to plot. I did like that fact when you book you pick your plot too - all sites should do this it makes arrival much quicker and easier!

JHoll

Reviewed on 28/04/2024 14:01

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Not really a five star site I'm afraid!

The Crown at Mickleton CL
£30 per night did seem a bit steep and also the requirement of paying the whole balance of your stay a week before arrival seems to be a common thing now since covid I'm afraid. Never saw the owner or was greeted on arrival, so can only really give a 1/5! The pictures above are quite old as the greenery is very much higher than these show. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. One good thing to say is the toilet chemical disposal and recycling facilities were very clear and easily located. Here are perhaps the not so good things..... The close proximity of a housing estate means quite alot of noise from cars revving the start and end of the day and even one evening clay pigeon shooting. The fact that one day the site had a power cut and nothing was relayed to the people staying on the site at anytime by the owner was also poor. The dedicated toilet and shower (I add not the easiest to find as not signposted!) was blocked for at least two days during our stay and even though there is a polite sign in the room, asking for any problems to contact The Crown, the fact that this was closed for most of the week and no telephone number provided made this a bit difficult! It was often left with paper and toilet roll dispensers empty with supplies stacked in another area - suggesting that this was not serviced that often! The owner does not seem to be able to count the number of pitches either as on one night, there were all five pitches occupied and yet another motorhome clearly pitched up just outside the gate. This was clearly evident as the same motorhome then came onto one of the vacant pitches the following day! 5 actually means 6 when it comes to taking money on this site! The pitches do have their own water and electric points, but not waste water disposal - this still requires a wastemaster so don't forget to pack this!!! Being honest, so much more could be done with this site by the owner for example - a warm greeting goes along way and perhaps information about what was around locally too. Missed opportunities which in time will mean there will not be repeat guests, we unfortunately will not be returning.

adria542dt

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Reviewed on 04/06/2023 21:38

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Our go to site.

The Crown at Mickleton CL
Our go to site, never disappoints. Large pitches, fully serviced, gorgeous views. Feel close to nature, dark skies great walks. The Crown is closed but watch out for pop up Crown Outdoor events in the lovely garden. The Blacksmiths Arms is close by good pizzas. Love this site.

Swissball

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Reviewed on 14/06/2022 14:39

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The Crown at Mickleton CL
great site.the most spacious I have come across. cannot comment on toilets etc as didn't use them. adjacent to village with walks and a pub, the blacksmith's arms (no idea why or for how long the Crown inn is closed for). the only let down was the floodlight shining all night. I expect I am not alone, being someone that enjoys stargazing in the dark skies of the countryside but the floodlight spoils this. it stayed on all night and although the sky was clear was unable to view. at least turn it off at 11. £30 is pricey, esp with no wifi, but if people are willing to pay for the above then charge them. supply and demand.

westphalian

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Reviewed on 05/02/2022 09:44

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