About this listing
Try one of our comfy camping pods in N Yorkshire. The Small Pod is ideal for 2 people, but you can fit in a child & dog too. Bring everything you would camping - apart from the tent! There are no beds, but we hire out airbeds for £3 each.
This is Stang Pod, which is situated in the corner of the 'Poddery' and looks out towards the Stang Forest.
Hillcrest Park is our 6 acre, holiday location in the northernmost of the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale. Surrounded by farmland, it offers peace, tranquillity and beautiful views of Teesdale – yet is only 10mins from the A66. It is ideal for walkers, cyclists and dog owners (we have a dog walking field onsite) and is close to Richmond, Barnard Castle, High Force Waterfall, Raby Castle and a host of other Dales attractions.
Camping Pods are solidly built, insulated wooden huts with good headroom and a carpeted interior floor area, with lights, a heater and an electric socket to power mobile phones, laptops and travel devices for that little bit of extra comfort. There is timber decking providing somewhere to sun-bathe, prepare food or hang your wet gear. The window and lockable French doors are double glazed and the Cumbrian sheep's wool insulation and fitted heater means that the Pod really is a year-round option.
There is a cycle storage area on site and we also hire out camping stoves and mattresses if you require and can provide a breakfast pack with advance notice. You will have full use of our centrally heated amenity block with free showers, loos, hairdryer, hot water for dishwashing, fridge, kettle, microwave and hob plus a coin operated laundry.
There are picnic tables/benches provided for each pod as well as hardstanding for barbeques.
If you don't want to cook outside for yourself, there is a good pub a mile and a half up the road in Caldwell (the Brownlow Arms) which serves food in the evenings. But if you fancy a good walking destination, you can wander down to Winston Gate (15mins walk away) and take the Teesdale Way along the river Tees towards Whorlton and have lunch at The Bridge, which is open from 10am until 11pm and is also dog friendly. Alternatively, you can head into Staindrop and have brunch on the green at the Laurels cafe.
All in all, the Pod really is 21st Century Camping. So why not revisit those fun childhood holidays, but this time with grown-up comforts.
Guests have access to our centrally heated amenity block with free showers, loos and campers' kitchen, and also our 3 acre field, ideal for exercising both children and dogs!
Interaction with Guests
We're here to help all our guests if they need it. But also happy to let them enjoy their break in peace!
Other Things to Note
Remember staying in a camping pod is very much a camping experience - just in more comfort - so bring all your camping kit!
Hillcrest Park is a peaceful location, and people visit us to have a quiet break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We therefore do not accept group bookings or bookings of more than two adults per pod (children and dogs are, of course, very welcome to accompany their adults!). We live here too, and ask that our visitors are quiet after nightfall, do not play loud music and there is no noise after midnight.
We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay in the camping pod. The site had lovely views and was very peaceful. All the amenities were very clean and we were made to feel very welcome by Kate and Ed. There was lots to discover in the surrounding area, high force being a highlight for ourselves. So thanks again.
Rachel and Joe
I enjoyed our stay in the camping pod. There was an extra charge for an airbed and they only had two singles which was a shame but it was only a few pounds each rental.
Facilities were clean and hosts pleasant and helpful.
I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you also for your feedback - I have tried to make it a bit clearer on the airbnb site about what exactly to expect regarding the airbeds. Much as I love airbnb, we don't quite fit neatly into their description parameters, so I hope I have managed to get the message across a bit better now. Hope to see you again, Kate
Absolutely beautiful place, I will definitely be visiting again. Lovely peaceful area. Very clean and tidy and a friendly atmosphere.
Lovely place to stay! The pod was very cosy and we had the luxury of an upgrade to a larger pod when we arrived. Ed was very informative and showed us where everything was and recommended some nice places to eat. The pod had the luxury of a heater aswell which was nice and the views were amazing!
The camping pod was fantastic. The pods were laid out well to achieve a nice amount of privacy. The little heater a lovely bonus. I was especially impressed with the hot showers and kitchen area, shared but clean and never busy. Kate was a perfect host, filled us in on the local area and available if help was needed. The field for dog walking was a huge bonus. Made first and last walks easy. Would highly recommend
Our camping Pod was excellent. A really unique 'glamping' experience. Good facilities, clean and well thought out. Kate and Ed were friendly and helpful.
We were made to feel very welcome on arrival. The Pod was very clean and cosy. The views over the farmland are fantastic and the facilities at the campsite are very good. would definitely recommend staying there.
This host has 12 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Kate
Me and my husband, Ed, run Hillcrest Park, which is a small holiday destination in Teesdale - one of the Northernmost of the Yorkshire Dales. It's our home as well as our business, so we like to make sure people feel welcome, whether they're staying in one of our cottages, pods or bringing their own motorhome or caravan.