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Visitor Reviews - Derwent Park Caravan And Camping Site

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Derwent Park Caravan And Camping Site
Rowlands Gill
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear   (Browse area)
NE39 1LG   See Map
Tel: 01207 543383
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Pitches: 25
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 42 Reviews
                8/10 from 42 Reviews

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

Reviews:  42 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Sid8 Camping 1 review from this member

Great location and could be a great camp site but severely let down by service levels and apathetic staff.

Arrived mid afternoon, Reception building shut and no indication of when anyone might return. Can't access the site because of security barrier. Rang the phone number and left a message. Tried the mobile number - 'This number is not accepting calls at this time. Press 1 to leave a text message'.

We were waiting in the car park to access the site for over an hour before a young man appeared to enter the reception building. Went to find him and he was on the phone and would be back to me in a minute. Ended up talking to him in his kitchen. Had no record of my booking and looked surprised that we wanted a space. Initial impressions were we'd be going elsewhere. After checking he said we could take a pitch for the 2 nights we wanted and he took our money. No receipt or paperwork and had to pay a deposit for the barrier and toilet keys.

It's a small site, mixed between statics, seasonal vans and tourers. Park is well kept and very private, located next to a public park by the river. Notice board has the site rules which seemed to suggest children weren't allowed on site which was contrary to the large number of them that were actually there. Bit odd.

Toilets are clean with ample loo paper but the showers are cramped and unsavoury looking. Facilities would benefit from a complete overhaul and refit. Water is very hot, ideal for washing up in the dedicated area.

Since it's a small site, it is quiet and reasonably distant from road noise. Location wise, it's difficult to beat. Right next door to NT Gibside, 20 minutes from Beamish and just down the road is the C2C cycle path.

It wouldn't take much to elevate this to Premier Park level. Completely refurbish the facilities block and have a manned reception. The local shops are within easy walking distance and there's lots of dog walking potential in the immediate area.

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Fatbird 9 reviews from this member

This is a lovely site run by a father and son who were so friendly, welcoming and helpful. We stayed here as we were visiting Beamish Museum. If you have small children it is perfect as there is a really nice park with a fantastic play area with a huge variety of play equipment. We walked to a great dog friendly pub called The Red Kite and got the bus back which stops right outside the site. We then got fish and chips from Maguires Fish Bar at the top of the hill which was delicious. We will definitely use this site again if we visit Beamish again.

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: 3Scotties 9 reviews from this member

This is a handy site for those calling at TVMH or NEMHR to drop off their vans as it is open all year round and feels secure with the park managers situated just outside the gate, cctv in operation. It was snowing with some roads in the area quite difficult to pass yesterday, however access to this site was not an issue, via good road from the A1. The site is situated in a hollow down at river level so peaceful. Unless the public areas are busy.

You are made very welcomed and shown to the available pitches by the manager. The hard standing pitches are quite narrow to access without going over the grass. At this time of year, the grass was soft and muddy.

This was our first time visiting at the site, we had visited it previously on a busy Sunny day a few years ago and the play park and recreation areas plus public Carpark was really busy with members of the public, which put us off considering this site on that visits. We found a quiet farm site instead.

On this occasion, it fitted the bill, met expectations and it was very quiet. The Wx was very wet, snow at higher levels. Just past Easter!

This is a beautiful part of the country. The site is situated in a valley and ideally situated for touring the area or accessing the various paths for walks and cycling.

Whilst he park was well maintained, I agree with others the toilet/shower block could probably do with a facelift, but it was clean and serviceable with hand soap and hand drier provided. There was ample hot water on demand to the basins and showers. The washing up area was outside under cover and clean.

The advantage of this site is that it has easy access and in a village with a Tesco, Chinese takeaway, fish and chip shop, Italian restaurant, pub and 2 ATM's within a short distance.

The park rules are common sense and common courtesy to other site users, perhaps established when full with lots of families where parents were not supervising their kids. This is no different to other sites, the sites we usually visit are usually quieter or less busy, through choice.

Would I use this site again, YES, but perhaps not during busy school holidays as we have found quieter locations nearby, further up and down and up and down th glens, which suit us better if we are staying a few days.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Gaga1 1 review from this member

Excellent site, very well looked after. Our granddaughter loved the park, and the ice creams! Friendly staff to greet us, Kevin met us and showed us our pitch, he was very helpful. We will return, thank you.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Toontino 1 review from this member

Great little site with excellent staff and great facilities.

The lovely Joan checked us in and gave all the information we needed to start a few days break with the grand kids 1, 6 and a 7 yr old

Kevin directed us to our motorhome pitch and again he is a lovely fella who goes out of his way to help.

The motorhome pitches are hard standing and are well looked after so no worries there.

The toilet blocks although dated are kept very clean and have a good supply of hot water, in fact all of the facilities are obviously well taken care of and all worked as they should.

There are a few rules in place but this helps to keep the sight user friendly for a peaceful holiday(no banging music and late night rowdiness)

There are a couple of parks just outside the sight gates and our kids absolutely loved it sand, swings, slides and water great fun had by all.

The sight has a little cafe/shop which comes in very handy even though just up the hill is a small village with a good selection of shops Tesco, Londis etc a chippy(top of the hill) and also a couple of restaurants along with a social club.

This is a nice quiet sight in a great location with excellent staff and all at a good price. Many thanks see you again soon

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Happy Hobos 14 reviews from this member

I'm not sure that I'm on the same Derwent Park as the previous reviews as I found that at 25 a night this site did not meet my expectations. The pitch that we were allocated was that close to the caravan at the side of us it was impossible for them to hitch up without manually pushing their caravan to an angle. The pitch itself was so uneven that even with full air-suspension we could not get level! The showers were not clean and the shower curtain in the gents was covered in black mould. The water pressure was non existent and an air of seediness permeated the whole camp-site.

The only positives I could find were that there was a good bus service to Gateshead/Newcastle outside the site and the Red Kites were a pleasure to watch.

This site is not worth 25 per night.

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