Alan Rogers Review
The Lamb family will make you very welcome and personally take you to your pitch at Doe Park. The camping fields have a lovely open aspect with wonderful views and the 70 pitches are spacious with well mown grass, all with 10A electricity, 60 with hardstanding. This is Hannah Hauxwell country and the Dales, less frequented than other upland areas, provide wonderful walking country; indeed part of the Pennine Way runs near this peaceful site. The park’s reception is a new wooden cabin at the entrance to the pitch area and is well stocked with tourist information guides.
The farm and park are close to where the River Balder joins the Tees at Cotherstone and the ancient oak wood beside the river is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) for its insects and flowers, but is also a haven for birdwatchers. The farmhouse, formerly Leadgard Hall, is a mellow three storey, Grade II listed building with a history of its own. A bus service passes the park from Barnard Castle to Middleton and the village of Cotherstone is only half a mile with a post office and a restaurant serving bar meals – a pleasant walk by road or river bank.
With toilet facilities at the farmhouse, two well kept blocks are closer to the pitches. Built in local stone, these are fully tiled with the newest one heated. Washbasins in cabins and adjustable showers. Well appointed unisex unit for disabled visitors. Small laundry. Eggs and milk are available from the farmhouse, plus gas supplies and battery charging. No play area but a large grass area in front of some of the pitches can be used for ball games. River fishing on site. Notify park prior to arrival if taking pets. WiFi being considered.
- Bicycle Hire Nearby
- American Motor Homes
- Bar Nearby
- Fishing on Site
- Golf Nearby
- Facilities for disabled visitors
- Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
- Riding Nearby
- Shop Nearby
- Shop on Site
- Takeaway Food
- Pets allowed
- Small Site
Follow B6277 from Barnard Castle towards Middleton in Teesdale. The farm is signed on the left just after Cotherstone village (there is no need to go into Barnard Castle).
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