Teesdale, in the Durham Dales, is one of my favourite valleys of the country. Beautiful walks, beautiful waterfalls and peaks, all well away from the busier national parks. It is in an official AONB and Doe Park Caravan Site is a wonderful spot to explore it all from.
Of course, some of you may remember, especially from social media, that I actually stayed here quiet a while last summer in the motorhome. Doe Park is predominantly a touring site but now they have their very own quirky T@B teardrop caravan, that you can book to stay in for your stay.
A wonderful little caravan that is absolutely perfect for 1 or 2 people, plus with the very spacious awning there is more than plenty of seating area or room for your pets.
I had seen these quirky teardrop caravans about but never seen inside so it was a pleasure to get a full long weekend in one.
Immediately upon arrival it was gorgeously set up and feeling like a home from home. Ready for a weekend of walks and coming back to wind down.
OK, let us take a bigger look inside..
Firstly there is an extremely comfortable fixed double bed. I am normally dubious about some beds on my travels but my fitbit here went into overdrive at awarding me high sleep scores.
The bed uses the space wonderfully and explains to me how they use that teardrop space. The bed fits perfectly into the shallow end and thus when in the caravan you can stand very easily, wherever you need to.
At the other end is a neatly fitting table and mini sofa area. Easily enough room for meals or for evenings sharing a bottle of wine etc.
The cleverness at placing all the other things you need between is apparent when you see it. Clever use of all space for storage. Plus a hob, gas heater, sink, and not forgetting the washroom/toilet room too.
Doe Park add a lot more to this themselves of course. Spring flowers adorned the table, all bedding, cutlery, pots, pans, mugs etc and washing up items are already there so you can just turn up and enjoy. You can even add the option to have a hamper awaiting you for when you arrive, or the basic essentials. The scones were amazing.
Then outside you have an awning that doubles the indoor walking space. With table and garden furniture.
Any sign of rain or drizzle this area was great for the dogs. And when warm you can sit here and enjoy the great scenery around.
In fact talking of scenery. The dark skies here are magical. Just pop your head out of the caravan in the evening and look up to the stars.
What a quirky, stylish and beautiful caravan and in a peaceful and beautiful part of the country. In fact I never used the car again all weekend. You can literally walk straight out of the caravan and within a few minutes be walking beside the River Tees, with walking paths in all directions.
If you want your own little glamping adventure in a teardrop caravan, within outstandingly beautiful countryside then highly recommend checking out here at Doe Park. I shall be back here for more myself that is for sure! 🙂