Ord House Country Park Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, North of England, TD15 2NS (Location map)
Open all year
Ord House in Northumberland won the 'Best campsite in North-East England' category in the Top 100 Sites Awards 2014. This annual award scheme asks readers of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines and Caravan Sitefinder to rate their favourite campsites in the UK, then counts up the votes to find the national and regional winners each year. Ord House Country Park and campsite was also a finalist in 2013, proving that its high standards are consistently excellent.
The 44-acre five-star country park is home primarily to static holiday lodges for sale, static caravans for sale and camping pods for hire.
Three areas at Ord House Country Park are set aside exclusively for tourers in caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and tents. All pitches are of a good size and have electric hook-up, including tent pitches. It is a wonderful campsite for family holidays in Northumberland and it is open all year round.
Site facilities are impressive, including an award-winning centrally heated washroom that includes baths, free hot showers, free hairdryers, family shower and bathroom suites, disabled facilities, a dish washing and vegetable preparation area and a launderette. You'll also find a shop that stocks all the essentials.
Maguire's Bar offers good bar meals, wines, beers and other drinks. You can choose to eat either in the family area or the lounge, with views of Ord House's gardens and the Country Park and countryside beyond.
If you need any camping equipment, there's a camping accessories shop on site to cater for all you might need.
There's also a woodland dog walk that takes in just a small part of the beautiful surroundings in the park, following the perimeter of the park for 1.5 miles.
Children will enjoy the large playground at Ord House Country Park, and there's outdoor seating here, so parents can keep an eye on their children in comfort. Families might also enjoy the Crazy Golf, Table Tennis and Sand Pit.
Ball games are allowed, so Ord House is a great campsite for family holidays with teens. There's a football pitch sized area for you to have a kick around with your children, ideal for active, sporty families.
Ord Country Park has its own Ord Manor House, which now houses the park family lounge. Here you can enjoy a tasty reasonable priced bar meal and a drink with your children. The family lounge provides various activities to keep the children entertained, including a soft ball area, pool tables and several computer based games.
Here are some of the comments from Practical Caravan, Practical Motorhome and Caravan Sitefinder's readers, who voted Ord House into the top spot as the best campsite in North-East England in 2014.
The first reader said: "The play park is really good, and the kids loved the soft play area in the pub. The walk around the park is absolutely beautiful, too. Ord House Country Park is well worth a visit - we'll definitely be going again."
Another reader said: "We spent an extremely enjoyable three nights at Ord House Country Park. It has excellent facilities, especially for anyone with a disability, which both my husband and I have. The pitch was superb, with electric hook-up and water supply and drain, it made life really simple."
If you don't have your own tent, caravan or motorhome, or you fancy a quick break with no setting up or towing, you can also hire one of the 10 new Wishbone Lodges at Ord House for your camping holiday. These cute little camping pods, which look like wooden wigwams, would suit a small family or a couple and are sited in Ord House Country Park, between mature trees and hedges. Each pod has double glazing, lights and plugs, plus its own veranda. It's heated by a low wattage electric heater and offers bunk beds and two camp beds, a kettle and simple wooden furniture.
Perhaps the best thing about Ord House, though, is its location. From here you can visit Alnwick Castle, where Harry Potter was filmed. You can see Bamburgh Castle, watch baby seals at the Farne Islands, spend a day exploring Lindisfarne and visit the award winning coastline with its spectacular beaches.
Active families might also enjoy going to the local Speedway, Berwick Bandits at Shielfield Park a short walk from the campsite.
For golfing holidays in Northumberland, Ord House is well situated for a few local golf clubs. There's Magdalene Fields Golf Club, Goswick Golf Club, Eyemouth Golf Club and Duns Golf Club.
Numerous historic castles and houses in north Northumberland including Alnwick Castle where the Harry Potter films were made and iconic Bamburgh Castle. Ford and Etal Estates. A miniature steam railway runs around Heatherslaw, with its working mill and museum to the picturesque village of Etal with its thatched cottages. Holy Island and the Maltings Arts Theatre. You can also visit Hadrian's Wall from Ord House Country Park.
Read Practical Caravan's Guide to Caravan Holidays in Northumberland for more ideas of places to go and things to do in Northumberland. http://www.practicalcaravan.com/caravan-travel-guides/29741-northumberland
Berwick Rangers FC Scottish 3rd div team, play at nearby Shielfield Park.
In the summer Berwick Bandits speedway at the same venue.
Based on 14 review(s)
north yorkshire 07 Oct 2014
What a fab place, only wish we could of stayed longer, great facilities although the restaurant & bar was closed on the night we stayed... berwick has a few drcent places to eat so we ate there before we got to ord house, Free Parking in berwick with amble room foirt our motorhome was a bonus too, can't wait to return ....
East Lothian 19 Aug 2014
We live an hour up the road and chose here to try out the awning we bought for the caravan and do a shakedown for the season. We had stayed here before many years ago and were keen to see what had changed. It still is a fantastically clean site with great play park for kids. Touring pitches are mostly hard standing and its refreshing to see tourers near the Clubhouse not pushed to the back of the statics like allot of other sites. Good dog walk and plenty of room for the kids. The onsite bar and restaurant is lovely with entertainment at weekends. Food is decent pub grub and good portions and reasonable prices. Berwick is only 5 mins drive away, it is walk-able in 30 mins There was an onsite camping shop when we were there that was thinking of closing down. I hope it didn't as the staff were brilliant at helping me get the spares I needed for the season ahead. I got all the gas fittings for the Propane and awning spares that were missing. Staff at the Maguires reception were very helpfull
Angus 11 Aug 2014
This is the second year running we have spent a week at Ord House with our tourer. Our 2 children love the site and within minutes have made new buddies; they love the freedom to go off and play and the space to play football. The site itself is beautifully kept, the grounds are immaculate. Hats off to,the grounds staff. Staff at reception are welcoming, you are provided with a useful and informative welcome pack. We opted to stay in the Orchard area. The pitches are fairly spacious, you have just room for your van, awning and car. The benefit to this area is that it is really sheltered, close enough to the play facilities but secluded from the rest of the tourer areas. TV reception is mixed and access to the free wifi provided on the site is pretty limited. Maguires, the club house on site, is pretty decent, friendly staff, the food is pretty good, reasonably priced. We ate there a couple of times, and although we were really lucky with the weather, on the odd occasion it was raining the family appreciated the pool area as a wet weather alternative to playing outdoors. What we did notice was a slight deterioration in the cleanliness of the toilet and shower block from last year. It's still "ok" given the volume of people who use it, but it is looking a bit tired. There was never any water in the mop and bucket so a few times we went for a shower and you could see that the cubicles had not been cleaned since they were last used. I suspect that this block will need upgraded before long. On the whole though, this is a great site and we would happily return. There is loads to do in the area and if you get the weather then you have such a fantastic time.
england 30 Oct 2013
Stopped in a wishbone pod at ord house country park in Northumberland and had a fantastic time. toilets very clean, staff very friendly especially vivinne the domestic cleaner. meals in the pub are gorgeous especially the 2 steaks for twenty pounds WOOW!! Everything was to a very high standard and they definitely deserve the "the best green park award" the play park is really good and the kids loved the soft play in the pub. the walk around the park is absolutely beautiful as well. well worth a visit definitely going again
Property manager response (06 Nov 2013)
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our park. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.
west lothian 30 Sep 2013
An extremely enjoyable 3 nights at Ord House Country Park. Excellent facitlies especially for anyone with a disability, which both my husband and I have. The pitch was excellent with electric hook up and water supply and drain made life really simple. The staff were all very friendly and helpful in all departments. Superb chef preparing meals that were delightful and reasonably priced, waitresses and bar staff very friendly. Great walks for our 2 small dogs. The site was very well laid out and very clean. Shower and toilet block near to our pitch were spotless, showers were walk in suitable for older people and disabled people. Plenty play areas for children. Definitely going to become regular visitors to this site.
Property manager response (01 Oct 2013)
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Ord House. we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
Fife 21 Aug 2011
Fantastic site, staff and facilities. Toilets were always spotless. Staff were always helpful. Site was always clean and tidy. Pitches are good size and reasonably priced. Would recommend this site to anyone.
northumberland 29 Mar 2011
we have visited this site alot in the past couple of years. it is a friendly welcoming site with everything you need. the toilet and shower blocks are spotless although the showers could do with updating (more powerfull). but the family bathrooms are fantastic when you have young children. all in all a great place to visit with a bar on site, a shop and food available for more stress free tea times. if i have to choose some negatives about this site it would be that it can get very busy in peak season so if you are wanting a more relaxed time this would not be our first choice. the t.v reception is poor but should be better in 2012 and although there are security cameras alot of the public come and go so not 100% safe and secure.
Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire 22 Aug 2009
Myself and my family visited this site for a 10 day visit with our tourer, we found the park it self to be beautifully maintained with always someone somewhere working on tidying up the grassed or shrubbed area`s. Toilet facilities very clean and the added bonus of bath`s which our two young boys enjoyed. The bar area was excellent for meals and the odd tipple while the location of the soft play allowed you to relax while still being able you keep an eye on the kids. All staff around the park were extermely friendly and helpful and would take time to speak to you or answer any queries you may have from places to visit or even on the types of flowers and shrubs in the gardens. Overall a 5 star service from a deserving 5 star park and would gladly recommend this site to anyone considering a break in the area. Ord House Country Park, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
NORTHUMBERLAND 25 Jul 2008
Ord House Country Park in Northumberland. Enjoyed a weekend with young baby what a beautiful site spotless toliets amazing music playing grass like it been vacumed loads of things around area to do plenty on site to had 1 night stay wish been more doing this a few years prob 1 of the best eva
durham 21 Jul 2008
We are a family with a 4 year old daughter, we've just returned from a very enjoyable weekend at Ord House. It was our first experienc e of camping and we picked a good site to try it out. The site is very clean and tidy, the toilet blocks are very clean with plenty of hot water and the staff are very helpful. Our pitch was right next to the playground, great during the day but difficult to get my daughter to sleep before 10pm! These this happen though. A five star campsite and well recommended.
borders 26 May 2008
Stayed at Ord House to try our tourer. This was an excellent first experience and a super park, so clean with brilliant toilet and shower block. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Will definately return.
Scotland 31 Mar 2008
was at this site on 28th march 4 a wk end...... really enjoyed this site plenty 4 the kids to do ....... the orchard is the best place for tourer's if u can get in book in advance to avoid disappointment ...... the toilet's are first class clean tidy radio playing in them,shower room's plenty room to move around in hot water also a bath as well...... the staff are very friendly and helpful ......the only down side was there was no shop on site...planing on going back this year again with the kid's
West Lothian 21 Feb 2008
My family and I started going to Ord in 2003 with an old tourer, we found the park to be very clean, with curteous friendly staff and are still there to date, having upgraded to a static van. Ord House is a family friendly site, the owners (Billy & Julie) are very nice as are the staff. the park is well kept and certainly deserves all of its awards, the washrooms are always kept spotless(thanks Viv), the clubhouse is fab (we frequent it regularly) and we have made many friends some of whom will be lifelong friends. All in all a child friendly welcoming park well worth a visit or longer stay. I give this park a 5* rating but would like to give it 10.
Tyne & Wear 20 Feb 2008
Having visited Ord House on many occasions. The standards have always been superb, staff are very welcoming and friendly. pitches fully serviced with 16 amps and spacious and within easy reach of the facilities. The toilet facilities are spotless, warm and cater for all our requirements. Club serves great great meals and is very comfotable and friendly. All in all our stays at Ord have been excellent and we have met some wonderful people and would reccommend highly to anyone touring in the area.
Property manager response (20 Feb 2008)
Thank you very much for your kind comments we hope to see you many more times in the future. Please feel free to recommend us to your friends.
The Past 13 Sep 2003
** This review was originally posted by John Boyle from Midlothian. ** A great welcome to a park of fine standing. Wishing all the best to the new owner and staff who must keep up the best tradition of the park to return again as we have for the last 15 years.... all the best!
The Past 22 May 2003
** This review was originally posted by Mags from Livingston West Lothian. ** excellent park,facillities are the best bar none, park is clean, well kept and the staff are so helpfull and very friendly. would recommend it to anyone.