Bolam West Houses Farm

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Escape before lockdown Mk2!

Very friendly welcome from Mr Charlton who was always happy to chat and help out if necessary. Good site, lovely views. Facilities all very convenient and easy to use. Good centre for visiting a number of local attractions. Despite torrential rain during night(s) we had no trouble at all getting on or off the site. We parked our car on the entrance driveway to avoid damaging the grass and to avoid potential problems. Our 5 night stay during storm Aidan and just before the 2nd Covid lockdown was most relaxing.
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A great site for a peaceful holiday

We stayed for 7 nights at the end of August (2020). We had a friendly welcome from the site owner who was very helpful in every aspect of our stay. The site is very clean and well kept. It is surrounded by lovely countryside with some great National Trust properties to visit nearby. Overall, it is a great site for a peaceful holiday. We really enjoyed our stay and recommend this site for a countryside holiday.

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Great site

Stayed for 5 nights after the site was reopened after the lockdown, very friendly welcome and the site was in good condition. Relaxing time with easy access to Bolam Lake, (just a 2 min drive) and great for walking the dog
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A beautiful CL

Our stay 11/8/2020 to 19/8/2020. Good roads on approach to the site easy access onto site well sign posted. On arrival a great reception from John who made us most welcome. John and family very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. The site is reasonable flat, easy to pitch, grass well maintained, drains quite well after a few down pours. Gate and taps cleaned daily. Bins emptied every day. No issues with electric, never tripped out. Chemical waste point located on the field with easy access and all on one level. Definitely recommend a stay here. We will certainly be back at some point in the future.

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Slightly disappointed

We recently spent 8 nights on this site and unfortunately it didn't quite live up to our expectations after reading other reviews. Despite the site being approx an acre in size the pitches were all along one side which was also the lowest point and after a days rain the area behind our van resembled a quagmire. The grass although cut was still long enough to cover our shoes and not that tidy. Added to this we were unfortunate enough to have a family of 7 , yes seven, in one caravan on the pitch next to us over the weekend. By the time they left both my wife and I and our dog were left traumatised by the experience so peaceful and tranquil it was not. On the plus side the site is fairly well situated for visiting either the Northumberland countryside or the coast.
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Lovely CL

Spacious and tidy CL in a well maintained field. Warm welcome from Mr Charlton who helped us (3 children aged 7, 5 and 3 and 2 adults) discover more of the fantastic local area. When we stayed it was very wet so we had slight difficulty getting off site. Only slight gripe, a but expensive for no wc. Would still stay here again if back in area.
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Very friendly welcome to site, flat pitches and easy access to local attractions. It's a shame the coffee shop recommended by other visitors no longer exists.

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Exactly whate CL's should be like.

The title says it all really ….. a fantastic CL run by a lovely friendly family. This CL has so much appeal!! The site is well kept with the grass always kept neat. The coffee shop adds a dimension and it is nice to see the cyclists and other visitors pull up for their well earned refreshments . The pitches are a good size and the amenities are adequate. John run's the booking system very well and always responds to enquiries. This site will be busy on many weekends because as well as being a great CL it is situated close to the fantastic NT Wallington Hall (take your bikes if you have kids) and Bolam Lake. If you are not local to the North East then the site is an ideal spot to visit Newcastle, Alnwick or anywhere in the North East really. One area that could be improved is the chemical disposal point . It is adequate but a bit close to the coffee shop. I am sure this could be done relatively easily. We have visited twice this year already and we will definitely return again as I said this is what a CL should be like and many CL owners would do well to take a look and follow the example of this CL Thanks John and Kathleen and we will see you again Jim and Isabel Hall
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A Little Gem

Lovely CL, very warm welcome from John & Louise, who are always on-hand to help or ask any advice or questions ref the beautiful local area/walks etc. Spacious, easy to level pitches and good amenities on site. The Stables coffee shop on site is a delight and well-used by cyclists, walkers and returners. We have returned 3 times over the last 12 months and will continue again & again & again. A little piece of relaxing and exploring heaven to us! Thank you.

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A piece of heaven in Northumberland

We have just returned from a two week stay at this site, the second time we have been there. We cannot rate this site highly enough, being a very pleasant rural CL with wonderful views over the Northumberland hills and yet quite close to all the amenities you may need (( a very comprehensively stocked shop is only two miles away). The grass is kept well cut and the field is more level than most CL's I have been on with no problem in finding a level area to pitch on. We enjoy all the walking that can be done straight from the site as well as visiting a National Trust house less than three miles away. John and his family make you feel very welcome, nothing is too much trouble, and to cap it all, at weekends, there is a fantastic coffee shop on site!

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