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The Barn At Beal
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland   (Browse area)
TD15 2PB   See Map
Tel: 01289 540044
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Pitches: 12 tent and 9+ caravan/motorhome
Open: 360 Days Of The Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 15 Reviews
                8/10 from 15 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  15 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: January 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ashbash 2 reviews from this member

Lovely location with fantastic views from every pitch and excellent shower facilities. However, we would only visit in low season as we felt it would feel very claustrophobic if the site was full. The pitches are far too close to each other and you would struggle to get an awning up on most of them. Your pitch is allocated so if you want to face onto Lindisfarne ask for pitches 11-14. When we arrived on a Thursday afternoon the place was empty, so it was fabulous. However, on Friday afternoon another three units arrived and we were all allocated pitches alongside each other so were all on top of each other. There are 14 pitches in total and it would be much better if there were only 10, with more space between them. Or even if the layout was changed. The footprint is massive but all the pitches are crammed together with a huge space in the middle.

If this doesn't bother you then you'll be more than happy with the site as we had nothing else to complain about!

Date of Visit: January 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Chris5448 31 reviews from this member

Spent a few days here. Lovely campsite with fab views (weather permitting). The Barn does lovely food but isnít dog friendly. The Bothy Bar is but only open at weekends this time of year. It looks a lovely bar though. The site is spotless and the staff friendly. We will be back.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andrewr85 2 reviews from this member

Spent a week here. The location is great - looking out over the causeway to Holy Island and it makes an ideal base for visiting the rest of the Northumberland coast / Berwick.

The site itself is relatively small - only space for a dozen tents - which we like. We had a good size pitch though with electric hookup and plenty of space around us even with a large tent. Some of the other pitches were much smaller and clearly aimed at small tents. Being on a slope the site is well drained, even though it rained all week and it was good that cars were not allowed on the camping field except to load / unload.

Having the restaurant / bar on site is convenient. We had a good meal one evening and it was nice to be able to grab a coffee / pint if needed. The down side of this is that the car park is busy with visitors during the day, and the toilet block / washing up facilities / children's play area are across the car park. Not ideal with a young family. It would have been nice if there was a bit more open space for the children to just run around or kick a ball.

The toilet block was clean and not too busy, although the shower cubicle design was not the best I've ever seen - hard not to get mud in the showers or water on your dry clothes.

The staff in the restaurant dealt with arrivals etc. They were very friendly and helpful, but there was not usually anyone actually on the campsite, and no-one around if you arrived late.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Adamedwardsteather 20 reviews from this member

This is a really good site. Just don't book the same weekend as the Lindisfarne Festival as it will keep you awake until 2am with thudding music! I am going to ignore that for the review as unfair to the owners, who did sympathise with our plight and did help find a room somewhere for a family with young children who were finding the noise distressing.

The location is stunning with a superb view of Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle. Our tent pitch looked out over this. Indeed the tent spaces have the better view than the vans get.

Facilities were modern and well kept. All are behind keypads to ensure only campers have access. On site is a pub restaurant with posh dining and bar meals. We booked for tent and breakfast (at 09:00) which was served on the sunny terrace with view of the sea and Holy Island.

National Cycle Route 1 is right outside the front gate, off road parallel to the road to Holy Island. We were able to do an evening trip across the causeway as the tide was out.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: MAKEMBABE 12 reviews from this member

Lovely site marvellous views over to Holy Island, lovely track down to the causeway which is scooter friendly except for when you first go to get through the gate coming of the road quiet a big drop from kerb. This is our 2nd visit they have enlarged it now have 14 motorhome/caravan sites lovely planted area in middle, looks as though they might be making some more improvements which hopefully will be separate toilets and shower curtains would not come a miss to stop drying area becoming wet. Would be nice if it was possible to have a walking map from the site as we noticed some people were walking down the farmers field and round and any other walks in the area, so you know the farmer would be alright with you on his land. Had a meal in the Bothy Bar 1st time we came very good this time we booked for the restaurant and had our own SCARLETT from am a celebrity get me out of here look alike, the staff were all very friendly and helpful hope to be back some time soon.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Lupinlupin 3 reviews from this member

Stayed one night. I liked the choice of whether or not to have hookup; we did as it was a little chilly but wouldn't bother later in the year. (£10 deposit for key to unlock the ehu).

Hard standing was fine for our campervans, others were bigger and needed for motor homes with awnings. Staff helpful and explained that the gate is shut at night but not locked if we were going out. Shower block lovely and warm but fixed at an odd angle so it sprays the toilet area. There are also new showers which I didn't use.

We were there Saturday and booked a meal, restaurant is very popular and we saw 4or 5 lots of people turned away who hadn't booked, not just campers. Interesting menu and a friendly helpful waitress.

Easy to cycle to Lindisfarne and Berwick (on a cycle path).

Would certainly use again.

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