This is a Certificated Site (CS). These select sites are small, privately run campsites that operates under the Club’s jurisdiction and can only accommodate up to 5 caravans or motorhomes and up to 10 trailer tents or tents, unless express permission has been given by the Club to accommodate more. They range from secluded Hideaways to fully facilitated family friendly sites, and are often found in locations where larger commercial sites are prohibited so you could be camping close to a beach or in the National Park, for example.
Big Sites Book Reference: 081/004
This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2015.
0.5 acres. Gentle slope. Bkg ad.
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has the following facilities on or around the site.
What a brilliant find and a refreshing change to the other large campsites in the area. Caroline was really friendly and welcoming and very relaxed. She tolerated our 2 wee girls pestering her to 'stroke the horses' with enormous patience and grace :) there's no shower here so we, having no shower in our caravan, couldn't really stay too long. However, the toilet was spotless, the information point was really helpful and if we'd had a shower we'd have stayed for a week! There's only room for 5 hook ups so this is the most tranquil of sites. Rolling countryside, beach close by (view of sea from the sight) and perfectly placed for the main towns and sights in Northumberland. It goes without saying we are planning the next trip to Longbank already. Loved it!!!!
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Situated at the rear of farm buildings, the site is spacious, and the horses, sheep and geese in the surrounding fields keep you entertained. Caroline Chrisp will give you a warm friendly welcome. There's a toilet and information kiosk on site, though no shower if that's important to you. Otherwise, if you like peace and quiet, this would suit you. With views of the sea in distance, surrounded by fields, and the nearby towns within easy travelling distance include Alnwick, Amble, Warkworth, Seahouses and Alnmouth. Slightly further up the coast is Lindisfarne (Holy Island). A great location, we used it as a base for exploring.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
The owner/manager, Caroline Chrisp, is very welcoming, helpful, and easily contactable by...
Carol, Graham, & dog Henry (Club Member)
stayed Apr 2014
This review is for Longbank Farm
The owner/manager, Caroline Chrisp, is very welcoming, helpful, and easily contactable by mobile. Access to the site is good, via a wide, flat concrete track from the road, running straight past a couple of barns to the original barn yard, entering at the lower right hand corner of the yard.
The yard is the hard-standing area, covered in crushed dark grey/black stone. Behind to one's left on entering is the rear of various farm buildings. To the left, the black painted wall of a barn. To the right, a wide grass verge, which runs forward to the small grass area beyond. On said grass verge stands a wooden hut divided in two, which contains in one side the loo and washbasin with cold water tap; and in its other side, the excellent information booth. Ahead, through an open gateway flanked by original stone gate posts is the grassed area which slopes gently upwards.
The site is totally open and exposed, with the sea visible in the distance.Two sides are enclosed by very low stone walls; the other two by higher rail fencing. In the surrounding paddocks, horses graze, and come up to the fence/walls occasionally. A small flock of geese is in residence and sometimes wanders through. The ground is clay and in some areas after heavy rain, kit risks sinkage and car wheels can spin. However, grass seems firmer on the side by the hut.
Hook-up stanchions are on the hard-standing area. However it is possible to pitch on the grass and still hook-up over the low wall if wanted.
The loo was always spotlessly clean; ditto the handbasin and hand towel.
Plenty to see in the area.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Excellent site to visit the surrounding areas of castles and attractions etc. 5 miles approx to Alnwick , approx 25 to bamburgh . Coastal route is very good, loads of stop off places. Nothing much in longhoughton , if you want a meal or a few pub drinks you have to drive really otherwise it's a very good walk and once you get a few hundred yards from the centre of any of the rural villages there are no footpaths.
The site is very clean and tidy. Caroline looks after it very well. On arrival there is a note saying pitch anywhere available. The toilet block is a wooden garden shed but very nicely done. It's split in 2. One side is a toilet with sink, other is an information section. As mentioned by previous poster, the only gripe which we all found annoying was the light timer . You have to press a switch by the door for the lights, but after 30 seconds it turns off. You have to press it again. But if your sat on the throne and the light goes off you can't reach the switch without getting off. So basically your on and off. Needs setting to 2 mins. I nearly knocked a star off for the timer but haven't got the heart to do that over a timer, can't fault the site apart from that. You get a farm feel if you like that sort of thing. Geese are roaming around , horses are just over the fence. There is an RAF base few hundred metres away and I think it's the air rescue that flies over the site pretty regular and quite low sometimes. Kids loved it. Was some noise but it was mainly during the day. It was a like for us. Would visit again.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break
The fees for Longbank Farm were last updated in 2014.
The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.
The fee for staying on site for one night is :
£15.00 - £17.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children plus 1 Unit
£15.00 - £17.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit including Hook-up
* Please note the site open dates are 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016