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Hill Top Huts
53 reviews
· Middleton In Teesdale, England
1 acre
12 units
12 Glamping
Scenic, simple glamping pods set beside a welcoming Pennines pub
Head out back at The Moorcock Inn in Teesdale and you’re guaranteed to see Red Grouse, Black Grouse, Pheasant and Snipe. We’re talking, of course, about the neat little glamping pods that have sprung up in the backyard – not the moorland birds they’re named after. We can’t quite guarantee sightings of those, though if you pull on your walking boots and head out into the surrounding fells there’s a pretty good chance that they’ll be springing up too. There are 12 pods in all at Hill Top Huts, with the likes of Dales Pony, Highland and Beef Shorthorn completing the roll call. More than just a nod to the area’s animals, the names link this new glamping site with its owners, the Souters, who have farmed the area for more than 30 years. And best of all, the meat from their award-wining cattle (the Beef Shorthorn) is available on the mouthwatering menu at The Moorcock Inn. The food miles are low with just three miles separating pasture from pub (and pods) or ‘from gate to plate’, as the Souters like to say. The pleasing green credentials aren’t the only thing that help you rest easy here. The pods have comfy fixed beds, a solid roof and an electricity supply while there’s a kettle, lights and plug sockets should you require them. It’s camping for glampers, and glamping for campers. Perfect for those who love the great outdoors but find little joy in the pitching of tents, inflating of air beds and the slow boiling of kettles on wobbly camp stoves. If you like the self-catering side of camp life, you can pick up some of that locally-reared meat to barbecue from the on-site shop but, of course, a hearty pub dinner is only ever a few steps away. It’s easy to keep it local in other ways too. These well-named Hill Top Huts offer panoramic views and great walking with both the Teesdale and Pennine Ways not far from site. The pub and its pods sit within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and, one of the area’s must-see sights, High Force – England’s biggest waterfall – is just seven miles away. And, as it’s located on the road linking the riverside market towns of Middleton-in-Teesdale and Barnard Castle, it’s also a great base from which to discover both.
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Middleton In Teesdale, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Hilltop H.Joined in October 2019
47 Ratings · 53 reviews
Heather H.recommends
August 3, 2022
Medium Pod
The views are beautiful and the site is very well maintained
Adam T.recommends
August 3, 2022
Medium Pod
Pod camping
Great camping pods and nice scenic quiet are for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids 14 & 11) and a dog. Plenty of space and nice and clean
Ria W.recommends
August 2, 2022
Medium Pod
Huts galore!!
The huts were absolutely fantastic! Myself my husband and our three year old son stayed for two nights and we wish it was longer! We will definitely book again, the huts, grounds and toilet/ shower facilities are so clean and keep tidy it was great! Couldn’t recommend more and waking up to cows isn’t he fields my son loved! Thank you Hiltop!
Adele P.recommends
August 2, 2022
Small Pod
Amazing location, beautiful surroundings, facilities were good, staff friendly and helpful. We had a lovely week
Louise S.recommends
July 28, 2022
Medium Pod
Camping huts
Could not recommend this place enough and will 100% be returning. The camping huts were so cosy and clean inside. They came with kettle, microwave/ fridge and toaster. Fridge was quite small so we were glad we didn’t come with lots of food needing to be kept cool. If you decide not to pay for sheets for beds etc then make sure you bring you’re duvet too as they weren’t included. The toilet and shower area was exceptionally clean throughout our stay. There is hot water and a sink to clean dishes too! Staff were friendly and helpful. There is a pub on site as well as a little farm shop, as well as a beautiful park with lots for children to play on only 2 minute walk down the road.
Tracy S.recommends
June 14, 2022
Large Pod
Wonderfully clean and spacious pod on a well managed and friendly site. Amenities were immaculate. Would definitely book again.
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Scenic, simple glamping pods set beside a welcoming Pennines pub in picturesque Teesdale
Nearby attractions
The village playground, Eggleston Play Park, is just 200-metres away and will keep younger kids happy with its zip wires, swings and slides. For longer walks, you’re spoilt for choice. The Teesdale Way passes close by the site and offers a route down to the river. The site is also only about 4 miles from the Pennine Way – with Middleton-in-Teesdale a handy place to join it. The site is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty and it’s about 7 miles to the Bowlees Visitor Centre (01833 622145) where you can find out about the area or set off on a walk to England’s biggest waterfall, High Force (01833 622336) its little sister, Low Force, or to the Moorhouse Nature Reserve (01833 622374). The historic market town of Barnard Castle, named after the 12th century fortress (01833 638212) at its heart is also about 7 miles from site. As well as the castle, the town is home to the Bowes Museum (01833 690606) and lots of independent shops and eateries. Another popular place to visit is Hamsterley Forest - famous for its walking, mountain biking and Gruffalo trails.
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