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Visitor Reviews - The Barn At Beal

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The Barn At Beal
Beal
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland   (Browse area)
TD15 2PB   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01289 540044

Facilities:  (Key)
            

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Pitches: 12 tent and 9+ caravan/motorhome
Open: 360 Days Of The Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 13 Reviews
              8/10 from 13 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

Reviews:  13 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lizzy1 4 reviews from this member

On arrival, I went into the restaurant to register, as instructed. I was asked to leave a 10. 00 deposit for the key to open the electric hook up which would be returned when I returned the key at the end of our 2 night stay. I was not given any information on what to do next or where any facilities were.

The 'campsite' is actually in a large car park where a bus drop off point is situated. The 'campsite' was used regularly by people in cars either turning around or parking up - 1 person stayed parked up for over 8 hours, just sitting in the car.

The hard standings were level but very small, we have a short wheel base van and only just fit on.

The fresh water tap is very close to the chemical disposal point and there is no hose on the chemical disposal point tap - this made cleaning the area extremely difficult.

The showers and toilets were clean, however, there is only one toilet / shower for women and 1 for men. The shower and toilet are in the same room which could be difficult when the site is busy. There was plenty of free hot water, a little too hot at times with no way of regulating the temperature. There was nowhere to put toiletries other than the floor and no shower curtain to prevent the water splashing through into the toilet area.

The worst part was that a bikers rally was being held in the barn next to the 'campsite' and they belted out heavy metal music from 8 pm until 1 am on both nights we were there - needless to say we didn't benefit from the peace and quite we had expected and sleep was rather difficult. If the owners had informed us of the rally at the time of booking or even upon arrival, we would not have booked or stayed. I would recommend anyone considering staying here to check in advance whether they are hosting a rally or concert - the noise was so loud we could hear it on the Causeway!

Overall, I feel 20. 00 per night is too much to pay for this site. I do not feel the owners have any real interest in their campsite or their camping guests.

The views of Holy Island were lovely, the cycle paths were good and we enjoyed some lovely coastal walks from the site. Coffee and cakes were acceptable but not great.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 407 reviews from this member

This is a great, newly refurbished site.

Location

Stunning views over Holy Island and a great base for exploring the area. Closest site to the causeway.

Facilities

On site there is a cafe, gift shop and restaurant - all of very good quality, with nice outdoor seating. Only one shower and toilet for each sex but they were of a very high standard.

Great site!

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