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Good Stopover near Bishop Auckland

Nothing to complain about after a short stopover at this reasonably priced CL (£12 per night). We rang the owner who confirmed the price and gave me the code for the chain lock and also confirmed the approach to the CL. The SD describes it well. The first of two gates is the one that is locked and very large outfits may find themselves protruding into the road whilst they unlock the gate. The road doesn't have a heavy traffic load but is still quite well used. Quiet at night. After relocking the gate trundle down a dirt track, no big potholes, to the second, passing the livery en route. Through the second gate you then have 5 pitches on hardstanding accessed via the entry road. Note that the photos supplied by the CL on the website appear to be old and do not show the H/S. There is a slight front to back tilt but most pitches seem to be nearly level side to side. EHU points are adjacent and there are 2 water points. The waste bins include recycling and these are found along with the CDP around the back of the portacabin in a neat area. The p/cabin is open and contains a book library and a pool table for guests use (bring your own chalk but cues supplied). Some general info is also found here but most appears out of date. Owners live in the village and will call if needed but ask that fees are left in an envelope, supplied, and put into the box in the p/cabin. A bus stops right outside heading towards Darlington and you will find another going the other way in the village about 100 yards away plus a recommended pub (not used by us on this visit).Supermarkets can be found in the local town of Newton Aycliffe and Bishop Auckland. The CL contains a variety of interesting wildlife plus the local horses and goats. A dog can be excercised on public footpaths close to the CL and there is a large grass area behind the pitches. Thd A1 is close by and this would make an excellent stopover. Local attractions include Raby Castle, Barnard Castle and Durham. All in all an excellent CL for a short stay.
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