Rated 5 Stars by VisitEngland
At the entrance of the stunning upper Teesdale Valley.
Nearby towns; Barnard Castle, Darlington
Each home is purposefully situated on a series of wooded terraces so that you can see views overlooking the River Tees at the entrance over to the stunning upper Teesdale Valley.
The site is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is just outside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which makes it a perfect base for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits as well as peace and quiet.
We are open 12 months of the year, so you can come enjoy every season with us ! Commanding superb views over the town and the surrounding countryside, this is a relaxing, peaceful base for a rural family holiday any time of the year.
Barnard Castle is one of the most historically and architecturally important towns in Great Britain and is known as the Gateway to Teesdale. It is a friendly market town that offers traditional small specialist shops and inns as well as many of the well known high street chains.
The County of Durham is often described as one of the most beautiful counties in England. This part of England has a rich heritage with a wealth of interesting attractions and activities close by and a lot of variety.
It is beautiful from its western boundary high in the Pennine Hills to the limestone cliffs of its North Sea coastline. County Durham is also an excellent touring base for Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Scottish Borders.
Make River View Leisure Park your base to explore the natural wonders of the North East.
Things you'll love about River View
Own a holiday home at River View
The County of Durham is often described as one of the most beautiful counties in England. This part of England has a rich heritage with a wealth of interesting attractions and activities close by and a lot of variety. It is beautiful from its western boundary high in the Pennine Hills to the limestone cliffs of its North Sea coastline.
County Durham is also an excellent touring base for Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Scottish Borders. Make River View Leisure Park your base to explore the natural wonders of the North East.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are open all year round.
Yes, the Park is extremely dog friendly with many walks in the local area.
Yes as an owner at River View Leisure Park you are entitled to fish on a stretch of river adjacent to the park. Full details are available in the Sales Office.
No. We respect the privacy and wishes of our owners who prefer not to see different neighbours each week, although Family and friends are welcome. This helps to retain the sense of community within the park.
We have our own onsite Tavern which has a varied entertainments program with live music/acts most weekends.
Yes, we have a Children’s Retreat area which is located next to the Children’s Playground. This includes a variety of children’s arcade games such as Air Hockey, Whacker Mole, Pokemon etc.
Send us a message
Feel free to drop us a message if you have any questions, queries or would like to book a visit.
The landscape of the Park varies from relatively flat areas to steep banks. All pitches have car parking spaces alongside the holiday homes. There are one or more steps to access the holiday homes with many having some decking to the side and front, depending on location, currently we have three that are specifically set up for wheelchair access. Dogs are allowed on the Park but should be kept on a lead.
Roads & Paths
Access around the Park is via tarmac roads which have a number of speed bumps and a speed limit of 5 m.p.h. Access from the road to the holiday homes varies according to location.
The Park Managers do stay on Park during their working week and are available to contact during their working hours. If the emergency services are required please call 999. If you need to see a doctor or nurse urgently and your GP surgery is closed, ring the 111 service. Mobile phone reception is good depending on which supplier is used.
There are steps to the Park Reception and access can be gained by the entrance of The Tavern. The Washroom, Dog Wash, Laundrette, Children’s Retreat and The Tavern are all accessible by wheelchair there is also a disabled washroom in the Tavern. There is no shop on the Park although just 1mile away is the town Barnard Castle which has a Morrisons store, butchers, bakery, newsagent, restaurants and many others. There is no public bus service from the Park. There is a central collection point for refuse.
We sell new and preowned holiday homes, but do not rent, the design of holiday homes varies enormously, they are rarely designed for specific disabilities. Some do have wider doorways, hallways and spaces around the beds which would make wheelchair use a possibility although it is likely that further adaptation would be necessary, however some manufacturers offer new holiday homes made specifically for wheelchair use. All holiday homes are connected to electricity, gas (propane), water and drainage.
At Riverview Leisure Park our objective is to ensure that all our customers, visitors and staff enjoy a safe and healthy environment. We will minimise any impact on the environment by using sound methods and practices in all we do.
Our Aims and Objectives
Work to develop wild areas to support native animals, birds, insects, etc.
Work to improve the information to pass on to our customers about the wildlife to be seen on the park.
Help our customers to enjoy and respect the wildlife and participate in it’s conservation.
Help our customers to do their bit for the environment by reducing the energy, water and raw materials they use and recycle where possible.
Train employees in environmental matters, to encourage them to take a lead on environmental improvement projects; enabling them to pass on information to visitors.
Reduce the pollution and waste produced by our park operations.
Work as a good neighbour in our locality by supporting our local community and economy.
Comply with the relevant environmental legislation and approved codes of practice.