Demesne Farm Camping and Bunkhouse

campsiteOne late night in 1972 the local Bellingham bobby was confronted with yet another pair of Pennine Way walkers with nowhere to stay.

Instead of sending the duo to the nearest pub, this resourceful constable decided to try and negotiate a permanent solution to the lack of camping facilities in the village by approaching the owner of The Demesne Farm and discussing the possibility of sitting a permanent camp site on one of the farms flat, grassy fields.

And so the Demesne Farm Campsite was born!

Today the campsite boasts 30 all grass pitches of which 13 have 10amp electricity hook-ups. There are clean & modern ladies and gents toilet and hot shower blocks imaginatively developed within one of the traditional stone buildings and surrounded by a quaint cobble yard. Dishwashing facilities and a wide range of local attraction information are situated in the blocks which are located on the outskirts of the working farm buildings.

Free Range HensBeing situated on a working farm gives the visitor the chance to observe the daily goings-on on the farm, meet the farmer (ask any questions you want - he's used to it!) and see some of the animals. Our flock of free-range hens are ever inquisitive and a big favourite with visitors old and young alike.

The campsite is located around 100 metres from the village centre, although you'd never realize it as the place has a tranquility all of its own. This central location means that you are never very far from local shops, pubs, tourist information centres and tea-rooms meaning walkers and cyclists following the Pennine Way or the Reiver Coast to Coast routes have somewhere to fuel up on their doorstep.

Dogs are welcome on the site but we would ask all owners to be responsible and in control of their pets at all time.

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