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Reviews of Brockalee Farm Certificated Site

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Brockalee Farm Certificated Site
Bardon Mill
Hexham
Northumberland   (Browse area)
NE47 7JT
Tel: 01434 344427  or  07580300303
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Pitches: 5 Members Only
Open: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 39 Reviews
                10/10 from 39 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Club Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <10 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept caravans or motorhomes and usually tents. This is a club member only site - you can usually join on site

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Date of Visit: October 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Kevink 1 review from this member

 Brilliant nice and quiet spotless toilets and shower.

Excellent location for walking and access to Hadrian's wall.

Fantastic host the site is well maintained. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: PJWhit27 1 review from this member

 The site is easy to find and very accessible from the main road (the A69). All 7 pitches are hard standings with grey waste drain and electric hook ups.

There is a small toilet block with two toilets and a shower. There is an Elsender point, a washing up area and two drinking water points.

The site is secure, well maintained and quiet. There is road noise and you are exposed to wind but the owners of the site are helpful and friendly. The amenities are clean and modern.

If you want an escape from the weekís work routine itís just the ticket with views and walks on the doorstep. 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Barbar 1 review from this member

 We cannot express how good this site was. From the great host, Geoff who was available seemingly 24/7, nothing was too much trouble.

He was friendly, chatty, informative and helpful. Just a phone call away. He worked with his staff just about every aspect of the running of the site and constantly made sure you were satisfied every step of the way.

The site holds about 12 units, tents, caravans, motorhomes and site is kept immaculately. If he is not helping clean the toilets, emptying the bins he is waving as he rides by on the mower. He is accommodating with children with his farm, donkeys, goats (including pygmy), chickens and welcomes you with a half dozen eggs. Brilliant stay.

It is rural, on a hill and therefore exposed to windy weather but we thought it was fabulous. Walking distance of Bardon Mill where they have the best Roast Dinners at the Bowes Hotel and a very welcoming crew there.

The Mill itself is a must see. There is a bus we noticed that runs through the village No. 685 which runs from Carlisle to Newcastle. We are definitely going to give that a go next time. Easy access to Roman ruins 2 miles up the road.

Hilly for cycling so a bit challenging for us oldies but we would definitely recommend this site. We will be back ! 


Date of Visit: December 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 608 reviews from this member

 Great little site, easily accessible from the A69.

Large flat pitches with electricity. Nice toilet and shower facilities.

Good base for Hadrianís Wall and canoeing on the North and South Tyne.

Really friendly owners. 
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Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Big Frank 32 reviews from this member

 Very difficult to add to what has already been said. This is one of the best CS Sites we have stayed on.

Big hardstanding pitches a very warm welcome from Jeff and an absolutely spotless little toilet block.

Brilliant and lots to do in the area 
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Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Adamedwardsteather 37 reviews from this member

 This is a little gem of a site. Just off the A69 (which has a couple of issues, see below) and within walking distance (uphill!) of Vindolanda, probably the most significant Roman Fort in the UK.

The site is entered via locked gates so you need to phone for the code. The site is a grass shelf facing south looking out over the South Tyne valley towards the moors above Alston. Tents go at the west end next to the donkeys (who like the long seedy grass from the camping site edges). There are no specific facilities for children.

Facilties are new and excellent. One shower and one toilet plus an additonal wheelchair accessible toilet and shower room, thee sort where you can run the wheelchair right under the shower. There is a kitchen sink at the rear of the block, lots of local info and recycling into lots of different bins. A minor minor gripe would be the need for a mirror in the shower space and for shelves for wash bags. Everything was cleaned and kept spotless.

Friendly welcome from the owber who delivered fresh eggs to all the units on site, which was a nice bonus. Despite the two small tents we were charged as a single big tent so paid £12. 00 per might (we'd paid £15. 00 per night at Wylam for 1 loo and no shower, so excellent value for money. )

Bardon Mill is the nearest village with a good small shop and cafe (fab cakes) and the Bardon Mill pottery, where you can walk inside an industrial size kiln/museum. You can walk down to the river footbridge to watch the fish. The hotel in the village does evening meals Wednesday to Saturday plus Sunday lunch which was annoying as we arrived Sunday afternoon and left on Tuesday! However, up the hill near Hadrian's Wall is the Twice Brewed Inn which does good pub food and their own beers.

We chose the site as it is just off national cycle route 72 Hadrian's Cycleway and so as to visit Vindolanda and Housetead forts, a hard cycle ride/push up hill but 2 miles of no pedalling after dinner at Twice Brewed pub. Haltwhistle is a 10 min drive away and has takeway indian, chinese and fish and chips.

The only snag with the site is the proximity of the A69 (the main Carlisle - Newcastle trunk road) which is well screened with trees but can be heard, although we found you tend to block out the traffic noise as background and it didn't disturb our sleep (unlike the airplanes at Wylam and the sheep at Banks!) The other snag is that to get to the village you either walk the long way round approximately 1 mile to get under the road at a bridge or have to cross it on the flat, which is possible, but you are crossing a 60 mph 2 lane road so wait for gaps carefully. A real shame there's no footbridge. On the A69 if you cross is a Starbucks "Services" which we didn't use, but might be handy. The petrol station on the same side of the road as the campsite is being redeveloped, so if that gains a shop or cafe, then that would be easily accessed.

Don't let that last bit put you off. This was the best site of the four we stayed at on our cycling holiday and we would definitely stay again. Highly recommended. 


Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: ChristopherH 5 reviews from this member

 We could not fault this site. Jeff the owner is still working yet maintains the site very well.

The grass is neatly cut, and everything is clean. Jeff welcomed us with a box of eggs and told us everything we wanted to know.

He also came and said goodbye before we left.

A brilliant site 


Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: BJzos 1 review from this member

 We had the pleasure of staying here for 4 nights from 15th - 19th May.

Getting to the site is straight forward, put the postcode in the SatNav and it will take you directly to the site, (well it did for us). Come off the A69 where directed, take the next left after about 20 yards (I'm old school), and then directly left again after about 5 yards, this will bring you to the gate of the site. Jeff should have already given you the gate code to get in.

First impressions were good, recently cut grass nice and short with the 5 hard standing pitches laid out to your right. There are 3, then the amenities block, and then another 2 pitches. The pitches are perfectly level with good views out over the valley, they are also a good size, long enough to get your caravan in with your car parked across the front.

After setting up you phone Jeff or Sheila to say you've arrived and then it's a matter of kettle on and chairs out. The sun shone constantly the 4 days we were there. There is some road noise from the A69 during the day with the occasional train going past on the other side of the road, but this was not off putting at all for us in any way. You can still hear the birds tweeting in the trees around you. It is perfectly quiet during the night.

4G phone reception is good, as is the TV reception.

Jeff will turn up at some point to collect the site fees, which is currently £19 per night, this is inclusive of your EHU and awning. I was also grateful for the free half dozen eggs that were devoured the very next morning. Very nice touch.

Jeff is a very friendly guy, he is a mine of information about the local landscape and things to do. He gave us directions for a walk to Vindolanda roman fort about a mile across the fields. Jeff can talk the hind legs off a donkey, which is handy as he has 2 on site, also a Billie Goat, sheep and lambs, and a pony/miniature horse.

The amenities block is very compact but very well laid out, it comprises of a single toilet, a single shower, a family/disabled room with shower and toilet, and always perfectly clean. There is a dish washing area to the right with the fresh water tap. To the left of the building is the grey water and blue water disposal points and the recycling bins. Toilets are unisex.

The site is open 12 months of the year and is a good location for visiting the many attractions around you. I will happily stay here again. Thanks for a perfectly relaxing stay Jeff and Sheila. 


Date of Visit: November 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 608 reviews from this member

 Excellent little site, well located for Hadrianís Wall and Hexham.

Friendly welcome and free eggs provided!

Nice little shower block for campers.

There is some noise from the A69, but it didnít cause too much disturbance. 


Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Fiznlil 41 reviews from this member

 Excellent site for exploring Hadrian's Wall.

We visited Corbridge, Housesteads and Chesters all free to English Heritage members.

Vindolanda is also close by but we didn't visit because of really heavy rain.

Very easy to find, lovely views and really nothing else to add to earlier comments regarding good facilities and friendly welcome.

There isn't anything much for children to do actually on the campsite, but lots to keep them entertained in the surrounding area.

Yes, there is some road noise but that would not stop us from returning, especially at only £16 per night with EHU.

Site owner doesn't charge any extras for awnings etc which is refreshing! 


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