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Reviews of The Bungalow Certificated Location

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The Bungalow Certificated Location
Hartside
Durham
Co Durham   (Browse area)
DH1 5RF
Tel: 0191 3867332
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Pitches: 5 CAMC Members Only
Open: 01/03/2020 to 31/10/2020
           01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 3 Reviews
                6/10 from 3 Reviews

 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Club Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 No Shop   No Bar   No Restaurant   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   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 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Maggie and Craig 1 review from this member

 We stayed for 5 nights, yes there is road noise its on a busy road, but the hedges have grown and its not a problem.

I wanted to write an updated review as we had already booked when I read the previous reviews and was worried about the noise.

Its handy for park and ride, Beemish and Seaham, also the bus passes the site if you don't want to use car. Owner friendly. 


Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: TonyofYorks 1 review from this member

 It seems nothing has changed since the last review. We visited as it was convenient for a family event, and so were there for 3 days, but it was noticeable that others stayed for only one night.

The A691 next to the site is very noisy all day and night due to the speed of traffic on it, which makes slowing on the road to get into the narrow drive a bit hazardous. It needs advance warning on the road so you can slow down - going past it and having to come back seems the norm.

The barking dog next door starts at 5:50 and goes on all day!

We were met on arrival and quickly given instructions, but more signs around would be good - never did find the toilets or bins!

We were told that hardstandings cannot be booked and there are some marks of skidding tyres on the grass due to this appalling summer. It would be better if booking were allowed as our motorhome is so poor on grass that we would have had to turn away if we hadn't managed to get onto hardstandings.

Good points are that it is fairly level, and the bus stops nearby for Durham 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Hulltrucker 14 reviews from this member

 Small CL just on the outskirts of Durham. Durham itself is very beautiful, and seemed to have a relaxed atmosphere - Both the castle and cathedral are worth a visit. The site has good views over the village of Bearpark where hot air balloons can be seen taking off. There is no real local shop, but there is a Sainsburys and indeed a whole retail park at a place called Pity Me which is about a mile from the site.

As the site is right on a main road there is a fair bit of road noise to consider, and the access isn't great as you have to stop on said main road to open a gate into the site. Dog noise also seemed to be a problem - The owner's own (guard?) dog barked and howled most of the daytime (although not at night) which seemed to set off anyone else's dogs on the site.

The basic facilities were clean but not always operational (I didn't manage to work out why) I would have liked the owner to have more of a presence as no one seemed to be enforcing the rules about dogs on leads or indeed making sure the facilities were working.

Overall, not a bad CL for visiting Durham perhaps a litlle more attention from the owner and a bit less noise would make it better. 



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