Proctor's Stead
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Proctor's Stead

Proctor Steads Dunstan Village, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TF England
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4.5
#1 of 2 campsites in Craster
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Family run caravan park situated one mile from Craster and the coast. Ideal location for enjoying a quiet break and for visiting the area. Lovely walks from the site along public footpaths and beaches.
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Great View
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NJonz wrote a review Aug 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a lovely stay at this site, we were advised at time of booking that due to the current situation the toilets & shower blocks would be closed for our stay, which wasn’t a problem for us (they are due to be opened from 1.9.20).
When we arrived there was plenty of signage with regard to Covid and the sites new procedures, it was refreshing to see that everyone was adhering to them.
Check in was very easy, we paid our £10 security deposit for the gate fob and we were then greeted by Ian who showed us to our pitch, which was huge, he filled us in on any extra information we may need and had a general pleasant chat until he had to scoot of to greet the next guests.
The site was full for the duration of our stay, but I have to say that it has to be one of the most relaxed and quiet sites we stay on.
Superb location for visiting the area, a walk to Embleton Beach is a must - it’s so picturesque and quiet, then continue on towards the castle and into Craster, the views are amazing!!!

Looking forward to our next visit already!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gary T wrote a review Sept 2020
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Late booking due to ending of lock down, we stayed for two weeks in late August with touring caravan and awning. Very well kept and managed site in a great location one mile from Craster and a 2 mile walk from a lovely sandy beach. Facilities were closed due to covid but this did not spoil our holiday. Good reception area which also had a small shop for bread, milk etc. Scaled back from excellent as they did not permit children to play with balls or use a child's popup tent, otherwise would highly recommend. Excellent TV signal but poor mobile signal, could not even get 4G network signal. However owners do provide limited free WiFi (OK for emails and some browsing). Would use again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elaine wrote a review Oct 2020
Lancashire, United Kingdom38 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our 5 th visit to the proctors stead caravan park this year , we love it , the site is clean , well laid out and the facilities are good , the family who own the park are really friendly and nothing is to much trouble . The location is great with just a short walk to a stunning view point of the castle and beach , and the village of craster . We have definitely found a little gem and can’t wait to return .
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anna D wrote a review Aug 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you have children don't book this site! We arrived with our 7 and 9 year old children in our campervan. We were shown to our pitch by a man who immediately told us the kids were not allowed to play football or ride their bikes on the grass, near any pitches, by the toilets or anywhere other than the little road way. He then said they looked boisterous and that wouldn't be tolerated. At this point neither child had even stepped foot out of the camper, let alone been boisterous!!

A bit later on I asked the man if they had a play park for the kids. His reply was no and that "they are not exactly a child friendly site". At this point we decided to head to the village pub for dinner (which was very nice). We then returned for the night and packed up the next day and left.

My husband attempted to have a shower in the morning, which you have to pay for, but the choice was either scalding hot or freezing cold. There were ancient mats left in the showers with hair stuck in them. The site itself is very flat but there's nothing between the pitches in terms of partitions so they really pack people in, just like sites from 20 years ago, which is in line with the state of the facilities! We did speak to reception the next day as we left but they refused to refund our second night and frankly couldn't care less!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Deborrrrrrah wrote a review Jul 2021
Haxby, United Kingdom68 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely kept site. Neat grass and hardstanding pitches. Friendly staff. Peaceful and quiet as near by road is local traffic only. Dogs have to be exercised off site. Strictly no ball games which is understandable as lots of expensive caravans about. Nice 2 mile walk along a Concrete path (so wheelchair friendly) to a cracking beach at embleton. Toilets are basic but clean and for a shower you need a 10p but that lasts for ages. Good recycling section. Security barrier on entry and £10 deposit needed for card. Would definitely come again as we had a super stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jim B wrote a review Sept 2020
Macclesfield, United Kingdom14 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This site has 60 pitches many of which are far too close together. There is no grey water disposal other than one very slow draining manhole which is shared by motorhomes that have to park over it. Shower facilities are basic coin operated time limited. Chemical disposal point adapted from mains sewer pipe with permanent open access. Hook up points in second field fed from trailed hook up leads that are interlaced between wooden fencing slats. Water supply in this field not drained creating mud. Seemingly good value pitch tariffs increased by normally included items e.g. £4 per night for car towed on an A frame so no trailer to park, awnings and dogs also attract charges. Motorhomes charged at same rate as car and caravan but not including towcar as this is classed as an extra car!
Now for some good news : Just one mile from Craster village and excellent walking country especially towards Dunstanburgh Castle and Embleton Beach.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Chesterfield wrote a review Jul 2021
Chesterfield, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an excellently run campsite. It was recommended to us the previous year so decided to try it. The facilities were kept spotlessly clean the whole time despite the fact that the campsite was very busy. The owners very cheerful and helpful re. Local information. If I had one gripe it would be the lack of a mobile signal in the whole area, obviously nothing to do with the site. Perhaps canvassing BT for a payphone on the site might be a good idea.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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happygolucky2004 wrote a review Aug 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom77 contributions60 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As many have said a clean , well maintained site in a good location but...
As motor home owners and keen hikers we have a small pop up storage pod that we use to hang out wet clothes, muddy boots etc. It’s sited behind our vehicle , too small to stand up in, too small to sleep in and is totally unobtrusive.We were told in no uncertain terms to take it down as it was a free standing tent and this was not allowed.Looking around the site there were motorhomes with huge drive away free standing awnings that were being slept in , free standing inflatable windbreaks not attached to vehicles that were housing dogs, permanent plastic storage units and a multitude of garish plastic windbreaks. No other site has ever asked us to remove the pod - and we found the attitude here illogical, unfriendly and petty so be warned!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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mongo2482 wrote a review Sept 2023
Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom25 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first every trip away in our caravan, after speaking with the site and quoted a price when we finally arrived we had been over charged over the phone. The girl sorted this out and we were shown to our pitch (as a party of 9) we got lead to the far end of the site, felt a bit out of place right away! after getting set up we had to try and entertain the kids, which with all the rules about no ball games was quite hard for the 5 of them. The shower blocks were right at the other end for us which wasnt ideal having to take all our bits and bobs and the kids right over site. but they were clean enough but a bit dated, outdoor style. On the 2nd day we had a ticking off about our 2 small puppies (toy poodles) which we didnt have tethered up all the time as they tend to just stay very closes to the adults. Also on that day we had to go out and buy a new carpet for the awning, so the ladies took the dogs and the children for a walk, they thought they could get off site at the top end, but once walked up found they couldnt so then walked back to the main entrance. Another ticking off for us as your not allowed to "exercise" your dogs on site. As far as a site goes, it would be ideal for a adult night away but wouldnt advise if you were going as a family. Friendly people on site and an ideal base location for walking so close to the beautiful Northumberland coast but those 2 bad points stick with me and thats all i can say about this site.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Debbie G wrote a review May 2022
32 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful caravan site, very welcoming & friendly owners - Ian showed us right to our pitch on his electric bike & explained where all facilities were. Very clean & well maintained. We walked to Craster one day (lunch at The Jolly Fisherman) and cycled the next (Shoreline Cafe for breakfast). There is also a cycle route to Emberton & the beach. Highly recommend Proctors Stead & would definitely book again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elaine wrote a tip Aug 2023
Lancashire, United Kingdom38 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Busy during school holidays . Proctors Stead is still very peaceful because of the location but more people about during school holidays"
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Angela B wrote a tip Jul 2023
Oldham, United Kingdom19 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Really good for adults"
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Lyn M wrote a tip Jun 2023
Bower, United Kingdom55 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Brilliant site near Craster"
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Paul M wrote a tip Jun 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book and enjoy yourselves"
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Steve R wrote a tip Sept 2021
Gateshead, United Kingdom20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Last check in is 7 pm"
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United KingdomEnglandNorthumberlandAlnwickCraster
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70
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Is parking available at Proctor's Stead?
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Are pets allowed at Proctor's Stead?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.