Glamping pods set in a welcoming Pennines pub

UK England North East England County Durham Middleton in Teesdale Hill Top Huts

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Scenic, simple glamping pods set in a welcoming Pennines pub
  • Fully insulated and double glazed windows
  • Picnic table and decked BBQ area
  • Equipped with a fridge, kettle, microwave and toaster

Features & Facilities

There’s an undercover washing-up area and laundry area as well as 7 toilets and 5 showers - including an accessible wet room, toilet and baby change. The pods come in three different sizes, sleeping between 3 and 5 people each. 2 pods are wheelchair accessible. All of the pods have electric hook-up for lights and power sockets and are kitted out with a small fridge, kettle, microwave and toaster. They have fixed and folding beds. Outside each pod is a little decked area with a canopy/porch area and a boot box. There’s also a picnic table and a paving slab where guests can use disposable BBQs - available to buy from the on-site shop. Bedding, crockery and cutlery are available to hire on request -at an extra cost. There’s free WiFi throughout site. Campfires are not allowed.

Activities

The village playground, Eggleston Play Park, is just 200-metres away and will keep younger kids happy with its zip wires, swings and slides. For longer walks, you’re spoilt for choice. The Teesdale Way passes close by the site and offers a route down to the river. The site is also only about 4 miles from the Pennine Way – with Middleton-in-Teesdale a handy place to join it. The site is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty and it’s about 7 miles to the Bowlees Visitor Centre (01833 622145) where you can find out about the area or set off on a walk to England’s biggest waterfall, High Force (01833 622336) its little sister, Low Force, or to the Moorhouse Nature Reserve (01833 622374). The historic market town of Barnard Castle, named after the 12th century fortress (01833 638212) at its heart is also about 7 miles from site. As well as the castle, the town is home to the Bowes Museum (01833 690606) and lots of independent shops and eateries. Another popular place to visit is Hamsterley Forest - famous for its walking, mountain biking and Gruffalo trails.

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Getting There

From Barnard Castle, take the A67 north towards Stainton Grove for a couple of hundred metres before turning left on to the B6278/Harmire Road. Follow this road for 5 miles and continue when it merges with the B6282 for half a mile. When you reach a triangular island in the road, turn right to return to the B6278 towards Eggleston. After a further 800 metres The Moorcock in is on the right with Hill Top Huts behind.

The closest railway station is at Bishop Auckland, 19 miles away. From there you can take a bus to Barnard Castle with a connection to Middleton-in-Teesdale. The bus stop is half-a-mile from site.