The Crown at Mickleton CL

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Disappointed

We have been regular visitors to this CL since it opened. We enjoy the local walks and the pub. It has now increased its price by 25% with no improvement in facilities. Still only one toilet. There is no Motor home waste disposal point and no WiFi on site. What has really annoyed us is the fact they have put an extra Motor home on the site which is clearly only regestired as a CL for 5 pitches, two motorhomes are sharing one pitch tonight which has happened in the past. Not sure if we'll return.
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Christmas time visit

Just returned from this site 30/12/2019 , could not fault any practical aspects of the facility , location and excellent time we had . There is a great pub in the village called The Blacksmiths Arms very friendly which is more than I can say regarding the Crown , where the manager really needs to attend a customer relations course . No information was given to us other than a card for the password to shower room all other exchanges were as if we were something on her shoe Food quality in her pub was excellent put the price very expensive . Eat elsewhere on the Sunday Despite the great location would never go again and the low mark is entirely self inflicted otherwise it would have been 100% 5 stars
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Great site but you need to be aware of its limitations.

Let's be clear this is a very good well maintained CL with large well serviced hardstanding pitches st in a lovely location supported by a warm welcome. It's what you might be expecting but is not available you need to be aware of. Electric hookup is on every pitch BUT only 10amp which in my opinion is not made clear enough on the site information. There was no WiFi available on the site (nor any sign of antenna for it) during our stay. It was available inside the Crown when open which brings me too my last niggle Winter opening hours were in force during our stay and apply from 1st September to 31st May, are 11am to close (food served 11am till 9pm) Thursday to Saturday and 12 till close (food from 12pm till 4pm) on Sundays and Bank HHolidays. It is very popular so if you wish to eat in the Crown my advice would be to book well before your arrival date. If the lack of wifi, 10amp electrics and reduced pub opening are not an issue for you it's great site.
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Great base for exploring

A well maintained site with good size pitches which are nice and level. Some excellent walking from the site, Middleton in Teesdale is a fairly easy 2 mile walk along the railway path, you can explore Middleton, have tea and cake before walking back. The Crown closes on a Monday but The Blacksmiths Arms along the road is a cosy little pub serving drinks, local ales etc. Shower and WC are wet room style and are clean, pressure not great in the shower but it’s ok. I feel bad marking this CL down on peace and tranquility but it’s worth a mention that the site is close to a children’s play park. The park is not owned by the CL, it’s used by the local children, we like children, don’t get me wrong,the issue we had is that the park has a zip wire which is rather noisy, our dog was disturbed by it, growling and grumbling on, it’s popular so be prepared if you plan on spending quiet time during the day at the site. I only mention this as this is an adult only CL. Evenings were very peaceful and we slept well.
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Excellent

Just returned from a 4 night stay and wish we'd booked to stay longer. We stayed on pitch 4 with a view over a paddock and hills beyond. The surrounding area is outstanding to visit by car or just walk from the pub . Facilities are spotless and the pitch sizes are large enough for awnings and car to give privacy to this all adult site. During our stay we relaxed and chilled out each afternoon with no noise from anyone as all the other residents seemed to want the same and was easy to forget we were at a pub as we were private from the car park. If you want a quiet peaceful location with top notch facilities book it.. we are planning to return as I can see it will be one of our favourites in the future.
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Fabulous CL

Probably one of the Best CL's we've ever stayed on, Pitches are all hardstandings and huge. we could have easily fitted an awning and two cars, all the pitches are the same, there is a water point and electric point at every pitch (2 of each on pitch No1) the site is very well laid out, the CDP and waste water disposal are screened and access to them is very good. They don't seem to segregate general waste and recycling so there is just one large 'bin'. Access can be a bit tight through the Pub car park if some of the visitors to the pub have parked less than considerately, but I'm sure they would be quick to move them for you if needed. There is a code locked Shower/WC room for CL use only, it is very modern and clean with a heated towel rail. the keypad doesn't always lock when you close the door so a few key 'pokes' are required. The is a 'vacant/Engaged' slider on the entrance post to the site to save you the short walk if its occupied. The views of the Dales around are lovely and there is a nice little circular walk off site using the Teesdale railway walk of less than a mile for your pooches. The Pub serves excellent food and is usually quite busy. its not the cheapest site, but represents good value as the standard of the CL is so high. It will certainly be the number one choice for us when we re-visit the area.
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A little gem.

Have just had two nights here, absolutely perfect. 5 huge hard standings all with hook up and water. Loads of space with views over the surrounding countryside. Located at the back of the Crown Public House, which is lovely, great food and beer, with a beer garden at the rear. Dogs welcome in the pub also. A friendly welcome from the owners, easy access in and out and a lovely clean and pleasant toilet and shower. The Tees Valley railway walk is just behind the site and a pleasant stroll to Romaldkirk one way and Middleton Teasdale the other. This is a perfect CL, will definitely visit again.

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A fabulous little site

Stayed 3 nights in freezing cold weather but a lovely warm welcome from the landlady/owner on arrival, and indeed every time we met. Huge gravel pitches with own water and electricity, enabling you to pitch your unit for the best view. Added bonus is the pub food and ambience. We had a fabulous meal Saturday night and drinks in front of a roaring log fire another night. Mickleton is easily accessible from the A1 and within a few miles of some lovely places. We went to Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum for the Christmas market (south of Mickleton) and also had a walk from Low Force to High Force waterfalls, north of Mickleton with parking at Bowlees Visitor Centre, or car park next to High Force Hotel if preferred, with a 2 mile, easy riverside walk between them. A short but lovely stay at this site. We shall return.

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Super CL, beautiful walks and surroundings with the bonus of being a pub serving excellent food and beers

Stayed at this fabulous CL for 5 nights, early October. The site is located at the rear of the pub car park which is enclosed by a dry stone wall with gated entrance. The pitches are really large hard standing areas, separated by grass which is cut every week and each having electric and water supplies. A shower and toilet attached to the pub with outside access exclusive to the CL users. Dog walking in the village and then down the nearby disused railway is very good. We ate at the pub on a number of occasions where the food and choice is excellent. Would I stay here again? already planning the next trip.
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Great little find

Lovely CL at the rear of a fabulous pub serving specialty beers, good wines and great food. Gets very busy so book. The site is far enough away from any pub noise, easy enough access to extra large hard standings. Water and electric to each pitch with wonderful rural views on three sides. Well maintained grounds with grass areas for sitting on during good weather. Large bin for rubbish and well constructed toilet sluice and area for grey waste disposal which doesn't involve trying to lift a full container as on some sites. This area is well screened from the rest of the site and not just an afterthought. Plenty of dog friendly pubs in the area the Moorcock Inn at Eggleston is one but many more. Great to stay in the summer months but would be very good in winter months because the access and pitches are well drained. Pitch 5 has the largest grass area, pitch one the least. Will definitely be here again.
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