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Reviews of The Crown At Mickleton Certificated Location

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The Crown At Mickleton Certificated Location
Barnard Castle
Co Durham   (Browse area)
DL12 0JZ
Tel: 01833 640381
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Pitches: 5 CAMC Members Only
Open: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 23 Reviews
                9/10 from 23 Reviews

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

This is a Caravan and Motorhome Club Certificated Location, which accepts just five caravans or motorhomes and is for Club Members only.

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Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Yvonne 1 review from this member

 We liked everything about this site. We went straight to it from picking our new caravan up!

Loved it so much we went back again and loved that too. We tried to get booked for Christmas, but was already booked up. And would more than likely be cancelled with covid.

BUT! We can't wait to come for our next visit. 
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Date of Visit: December 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Sj1963 1 review from this member

 Fabulous site - large pitches and very quiet with scenic views. Excellent food and hospitality at The Crown itself.

Only criticism is that the shower was temperamental- hot one minute - freezing cold the next. 
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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 11 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Phishing 26 reviews from this member

 Superb site. Access from wide road, all roads gravel and in good order. Site has 5 huge hardcore pitches all with water and hookup. Pitches would take any type of unit, plus awning and a couple of vehicles.

Site is behind beer garden with views over the surrounding hills. Walking/cycling opportunities are endless with trails tracks and roads. The roads are astonishingly quiet.

Facilities (toilet and shower) were on the back of the pub and were of high quality and always clean. The pub is open Thur to Sun and serves excellent food with a good selection of beers. The bar is dog friendly. There is another pub over the road, did not try this one.

Shops and services, chippy, and restaurants a few miles away in Middleton-in-Teesdale. Many places to visit, beautiful area, like the lake district but no crowds!

Warm friendly staff, very enjoyable stay, no hesitation in recommending. 

Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Broko 4 reviews from this member

 Update. Having previously posted a review on here I thought I should update. Site is still the same but the pub was closed the full time we were here. Was on the website but tucked away in the small print. The sign outside still says open all day every day. Site seems to be a bit neglected from the last visit. Bins overflowing from day we came to when we left. Weeds coming through the gravel.

Price now 25.

Still a great location for walking and there is another pub in the village.

Just looks a bit tired. 
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Date of Visit: November 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Lady of the lakes 31 reviews from this member

 We normally stay at Teesdale Barnard Castle club site but we had to go up in the closed season, so we needed to find an alternative close by. We booked this site after reading other reviews and weren't disappointed.

The Crown was closed on the two nights we stayed, (we we knew it would be ahead of time), but they emailed us the location and shower code details ahead of time so we felt well looked after. It was very peaceful.

As others have said, the pitches are really big and there's fresh water at each pitch.

The site is in a lovely spot - even on a miserable November day the walking round about for the dog was great, and the views in good weather must be fantastic.

The shower/WC was spotless and very warm in the evening too, which was a nice surprise given how cold it was outside.

For those who don't like to park the motorhome up in town there's a bus service between Middleton in Tees and Barnard Castle which stops on the main road very close to the site - some buses to Barnard Castle go to Middleton first and then to Barny by a different route, so it is worth checking before you go or you might think you are going the wrong way. I'm told the other route is just 10 minutes longer. We might just make it our preferred site all year round now! 


Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Broko 4 reviews from this member

 Everyone seems to have covered all the main plus points of this site and it was due to these reviews that we booked. I can say it is probably the best CL I have stayed at.

Pitches are massive (we were going on to Scotland with our motorhome towing a Smart car and did not have to unhitch it!), beautifully presented, there is nice walks around the area (reservoirs and High and Low force).

Pub serves great food and has great beer.

Great views, great walks, very helpful and very friendly.

Was 20 per night but is better than a club site, therefore I feel real value for money.

The playground next door looks to be the village playground. We were next to it but it was hardly used.

Will return. 

Date of Visit: February 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Ymac 13 reviews from this member

 What a find! We arrived here on the off chance after another booked site was too dirty to stay at. Glad we moved. Pitches are huge, we went on sideways to get best of the views. Own water and electricity on each. Shared toilet/shower between the 5 pitches. Spotless and a sign on gate to let others know when the bathroom is occupied. The food, atmosphere and service in the Crown were all great. Walk along old railway line get you to Middleton On Tees where you can get shops and pubs. Mickleton is lovely and views all around are stunning. We stayed two nights and will certainly go back again. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Bluebell17 1 review from this member

 We recently stayed at this CL and the first thing you notice is the massive pitches. You could easily fit a caravan, awning and a car and still have space to sit out. There is also a tap on each pitch.

There is a pub next to the site which serves excellent food and according to my husband good beer as well.

It is just behind the Teesdale Railway Walk which we cycled to Middleton on Teesdale along. Very pleasant.

There is one shower and toilet combined - very clean and plenty of room for all your stuff.

The only downside is that it is right next to a children's play area. Along with all the normal swings etc. There is some kind of zip wire ride which had the kids screaming for a few hours. Not what you expect when you book adults only for peace and quiet. But if that doesn't bother you then this really is a very nice site. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Chrisjwilcox 6 reviews from this member

 We have just returned from a 4 night stay on this superb site. Perfectly placed for exploring Teesdale, brilliant food in the adjacent pub should you wish to treat yourselves, which we did ! The staff in the pub are extremely friendly and helpful.

The 5 hard standing pitches are the biggest you will find, each with its own water tap. There is a very good loo and shower if you need it, solely for the campsite use.

Adult only site, which means it's nice and quiet even during the school holidays.

Our first visit, but we will be back ASAP.

All credit to the pub owners who have diversified and created this gem of a site. 

Date of Visit: November 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Yachty 19 reviews from this member

 A very well maintained site with huge pitches in an ideal location or exploring, the pub serves food which is ok but quite expensive. My only criticism would be that the electric shower was very unpredictable. At 20. 00 a night it's not cheap for a CL but you do get a large hard standing pitch with its own tap, the use of a shower and toilet ( one shower and one toilet unisex) the shower/ toilet was kept immaculate. Definitely a site we will use again, especially for the walking and cycling. 

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