About this listing
Try 21st century camping in a comfy camping pod, which is ideal for 2 adults and 3 children. They have a heater, lights & electric, but no beds. Just bring everything you would camping - apart from the tent! We hire out single airbeds for £3.
Located on a 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.
We have 10 timber Camping Pods for hire on a nightly basis.. Camping Pods are insulated timber huts. They have good headroom, a carpeted interior floor area with lights, heater and an electric socket for mobile phones, laptops and travel devices. 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 breakfast packs can be provided with advance notice You will have full use of our centrally heated amenity block with free showers, loos and hairdryer.
There is also a small indoor campers' kitchen, with fridge (with freezer section for your ice blocks), kettle, toaster, microwave and basic hob.
Wi-Fi is also available on site, for a small charge.
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 building with free showers, loos, coin operated laundry and our campers' kitchen, as well as our 3 acre field - ideal for exercising both children and dogs!
Interaction with Guests
We live on site, so are always around to help our guests if they need it. But equally happy to let them enjoy their break in peace!
The friendliness of the people, and the stunning, long-ranging views.
People visit us for the peace and tranquillity of the site and to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Therefore we ask our guests to be mindful of noise after nightfall, and quiet after midnight.
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.