The Gables Pod Camping is a lovely peaceful retreat site and has been described as a "secret garden retreat".

Situated just outside the little County Durham village of Escomb, it is fantastic place to settle for a bit of rural relaxation.

Our Pods all sleep 2 adults and all pods are well equipped with  en-suite bathrooms, selection of toiletries, kitchenette with mini fridge kettle and microwave; sockets, heaters, bedding, towels  and individual BBQ/firepit and seating areas.

Continental breakfast is included in your stay served in our lovely Tipi and is served between 9.30-10.30am each morning (can be earlier on request)

Please advise in advance of any dietary requirements or allergens


To stay in one of our lovely pods is £90 per night for 2 people in each pod and that includes all towels, bed linen, toiletries and a continental breakfast served in the Tipi.

All our Pods have an exclusive wood fired hot tub available and fired up nice and warm ready for you to use on arrival (there may be exceptional circumstances that could prevent them being up to temperature on arrival from time to time - but these are very rare), at an additional cost of £55 for the duration of a 2 night stay and we will tend to the hot tub for the duration of your stay.  Additional days use of the hot tub beyond the 2 nights will cost an additional £10 per day. The hot tubs can be added as an additional item when making your booking.

An Afternoon Tea Experience can be booked in advance and is served in our beautiful Tipi (2 hour experience)

Stone-baked pizzas are individually prepared and cooked in our wood fired pizza oven and are available to pre-order at booking or in advance along with other tasty food (These can be added as an additional item when making your booking)

We are a licensed premise and have a horsebox bar onsite that can be opened for our guests.

Our well equipped pods are named Raby, Auckland and Barnard after local castles which you can visit whilst you stay with us.

We also have the clock tower cabin  available to book.

The clock tower cabin has a minimum 2 night stay for 2 people at £90 per night and is equipped with a double bunk bed (weight restriction applies - 200kg max), a romantic snug seating area under the bed, a kettle, microwave, tea\coffee, heater and en-suite toilet, sink and shower.

The Clocktower cabin now also has its own private wood fired hot tub available to book

We also now have our lovely serenity area with a pond and a bridge over to the new serenity room where you can relax, dine and listen to the waterfall in the pond.

We are currently waiting for the delivery of a Sauna as the latest addition to complete the whole relaxing retreat getaway experience.