We decided to head out for a couple of days and normally stay near seahouses but the site we use was closed so we headed north as I realised Ord House is open all year. Arrived at 6 pm so it was nearly dark. Found the office and a nice couple said we could stay in area E on any pitch. The pitch had its own water supply and waste point and the showers were just over the road as we were near the entrance. Have to say we had a great time at Ord House. The walk into Berwick is an easy 20 minute stroll and the town is steeped in history and has great walks around the walls of the fort. We found the club house closed but the local pub is worth a visit The Salmon we had a meal here on the second night. Highly recommended. We took a walk around the site and found more touring areas so its got a pitch to suit all tastes and we would be back this year. The caravan Shop was open and the people who run it are very nice and helpful. I imagine its a great atmosphere when all the full timers are on site and the club is open. All in all we loved Ord house, good location well run by nice people. I would say its a good site for kids if you have any as good play parks etc etc.
Stayed for 4 nights as a last minute get away for the season. The site is situated just on the outskirts of Berwick-Upon-Tweed which is a lovely old town.
The site is a large commercial site, predominantly for static caravans. I would estimate around 80% of the site is for statics, around 15% is for fairly permanent seasonal pitches (caravans aligned inch perfect to decking areas etc), and only around 5% for touring. However this focus on more residential holidays does bring with it significant facilities.
We were in the walled garden (or Orchard as some people have named it here). It contains 12 good sized super pitches, with own water, drainage and decent hedging between pitches. The walled garden has a nice feel to it, and somewhat tucked away from the rest of the site. Note though that there was some road noise from in the walled garden as it is right next to the road that runs alongside the site.
Whilst the pitches were spacious, ours was not particularly level side to side. I didn't spot this until we'd pitched up so spent the weekend slightly off level. It would be worth using a ramp on one side. Some of the other pitches (not in the walled garden) were very sloping (front to back).
The toilets are quite dated but spotlessly clean. How much of that was because it was so quiet I don't know. In the 4 nights we were there, there were only 4 touring caravans / motorhomes on site at any time and sometimes less.
There are good recycling facilities and bins, however there are no dog poo bins. Given there is an excellent dog walk on site, the lack of poo bins seemed a bit of an oversight. The dog walk circuits much of the site and cuts in between sections, through gates in the walled garden, down the back of trees etc - it is well done.
Note that the site advertises that is has free Wifi. I scanned for it numerous times and never once found it. At reception they confirmed that it wasn't very reliable.
There are many camping pods, a fabulous looking play area that includes crazy golf and giant draughts, a separate football pitch. There is also a bar & restaurant on site (Maguires) but we didn't use either as there wasn't a single vegetarian dish on the menu.
We did eat at the Magna Indian in Berwick and the food was up to its usual high standard.
Berwick is a lovely town and well worth visiting. There is an almost 100% complete town wall that can be walked, there was a Christmas market on the Sunday with lots of local delicacies, there is Spital promenade, there are good facilities such as a Tesco, Morrisons and so on. It is also not far from Bamburgh which has a fabulous long beach well worth walking.
We generally try to go for adult only quiet sites, but this is a challenge at this time of year. We had a great time here and would definitely return, but only at a similar time of year - any more in season this site would be heaving with kids and people - not for us.
Stopped in a wishbone pod at ord house country park in Northumberland and had a fantastic time. Toilets very clean, staff very friendly especially vivinne the domestic cleaner. Meals in the pub are gorgeous especially the 2 steaks for twenty pounds WOOW!
Everything was to a very high standard and they definitely deserve the 'the best green park award'
The play park is really good and the kids loved the soft play in the pub.
The walk around the park is absolutely beautiful as well.
Sadly arrived here on Friday afternoon, booked in, went to spot, it's not level you need a jack and breeze blocks to level. The electric kept tripping out. Showers are clean but dated. Our pitch was dark on the evening time. There was no reception for tv or satellite due to surrounding trees and buildings. The club house is fine but it's an hours wait for frozen food. The site is nice however avoid pitches. E. And F unless you carry high lift jacks. We will not return to this site because at £25 per night I would have expected a lot more. And there is no discount for mentioning UKCampsite. Co. Uk
We are just back today after a 6 night stay at the brilliant Ord House with our touring caravan. We were lucky to have a serviced pitch in the area of the park called the Orchard - if you are booking then it is worth asking if a pitch there is available - lovely secluded and spacious pitches with a great grassy area at the back for use by the vans - a real sheltered sun trap, we caught the sun right up until about 8pm and could sit out on our chairs on the grassy area. If you've got children (our 2 aged 11 and 13 were with us) then this area is perfect; secluded but near enough to the park. Some of the other pitches for tourers on the site looked a wee bit cramped and haphazard.
Here are the things that really make this site special:
Beautiful grounds: well maintained, brilliant for bike rides, a great walk for dogs or humans around the perimeter of this park. Fantastic playpark for the kids including giant table tennis, crazy golf etc. Bring your own bats, golf clubs etc if you can.
Great location: just outside Berwick Upon Tweed, 2 min drive from a Tesco, 5 min from Morrisons, 10 mins from Asda. Great base for touring and visiting this particular area of Northumberland. We went to Alnwick Castle, Bambrough, Holy Isle, etc and enjoyed it all (Alnwick is VERY expensive in our opinion though - an eye watering £65 for 2 adults and 2 children to enter the Castle and the Gardens).
Nice wee bar with pool, soft play area etc on site, not too busy and reasonable prices for the drinks - food is ok, nothing special, if you want a really nice bar meal try the Salmon Inn about 10 minute walk away from the site into East Ord, booking essential but lovely food.
Couple of things that could be improved upon to make this site totally amazing:
Loos and showers are a real hike from the Orchard area and are a bit dated although very clean - never had to queue for a shower and the water was always hot - showers are the old push button type (grr, my personal hate)but they were adequate. You pay a £10 returnable deposit for 1 loo key which is a bit of a scutter - sharing 1 loo key between 4 is a nuisance. I think that they should just do away with the keys for the loos and showers, there are barriers to the park to stop random people coming in and I've seen the 'open door' option work so well at loads of other sites so not sure why they still insist on locked loos and showers - a bit of a palaver. One really good thing about the loos and showers is that they did not close for an hour or so every day for cleaning, the cleaner was in and out at regular intervals during the day. Found this to be really a good idea. They could do with a bit of an upgrade though and are a wee bit dated.
All in all a fantastic site though, despite the wee niggles we have already booked to go back there next summer on the same pitch, so I guess that speaks for itself. Totally recommended.
Brilliant brilliant brilliant. Kids had a Great time, toilets/showers very clean. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here highly recommended. I fact the children keep asking when they can go back I think it was the huge playpark that made it for them hours of endless fun! We will definitely returning. Wardens always visible even late t night patrolling stopping any unwanted behaviour. Sandpit and big recreational field. Even though the site is large it didn't appear congested.
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