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General

  • Just over an hour from London and 20 minutes from Colchester
  • Many walks in the surrounding countryside
  • Within easy walking distance of the local village

Don’t get too engrossed in your book on the train if you’re farming yourself and family out to this Essex coast campsite from London: you’ll be there in a jiffy.

An hour and a quarter from Liverpool Street lands you at Thorpe-le-Soken, a miniscule quarter of a mile along a rural footpath to the acreage at Grange Farm Campsite. Arriving from elsewhere? The farm is at the end of the A133 from Colchester 20 minutes away by car, although personally we’d get someone else to drive so we could get on with our holiday reading…

Although it’s within ten minutes’ drive from the coast at Clacton, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze, the atmos at popular Grange Farm is all pretty peaceful, set deep in the Essex countryside with room galore for pitches. Horse-riding is a canterable mile away; and tennis courts, a golf course and a heated indoor pool four miles away – just in case you don’t fancy braving Essex sea waters before summer.

Walkies abound from Thorpe-le-Soken village through the rural surroundings: to the coast, to Landermere, to Beaumont Quay, to Holland Haven Country Park; for the uninitiated, to the village fish and chip shop… Speaking of fish and chips (always), a chippy, takeaways, three restaurants (Chinese, Indian, Italian), three pubs, a petrol station and a Tesco Express are at the village; all three pubs dish up nosh.

Facilities on site at Grange Farm Campsite – showers, loos, chemical disposal point – are basic but kept very clean; the loo and shower block was refurbished in 2014. There’s no laundry block on site, but a launderette is three miles away.

Barbecues are allowed on site and dogs are welcome.

Please note

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 73 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Quiet location 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom pauline_h335442 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet location

    Disliked: 

    There were no lights across to the toilets pitch black the whole site did not see anyone after arrived to check all was well shower and toilet block was cold put heating on someone turned it off

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 09/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christopher M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well maintained grass flat pitches,
    Not too busy,
    Loads of places to walk your dogs,
    Nice clean toilets,
    Really secure,
    A lot of local shops.

    Disliked: 

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Quiet well run site with back to basics amenities that ... 09/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet well run site with back to basics amenities that were spotless.
    Staff were very helpful and efficient. Local railway station only a 5 minute walk across the field to Clacton and London trains.

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overall Not a bad site 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The campsite was good . and plenty of space and friendly people

    Disliked: 

    Not enough toilets & showers

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Very good camp site 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly staff and a hassle free stay

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Excellent peaceful site with clean facilities and friendly staff 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sri S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I liked the quiet peaceful setting and everyone was very respectful of others so there was no noise in the evenings or early morning.
    The facilities were clean and the organisation of the site was great and the owners were very helpful.
    The site is a short and pleasant walk to the local village, and it is within easy reach of the beach (by car, bus or train, as the train is a short walk away)

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The space, lots of open grass to run around and ... 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kirstycalo Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The space, lots of open grass to run around and play.
    The pitches were to the edge of the field.
    Secure and safe feeling.

    Disliked: 

    Would benefit from more toilets/showers.

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Would definitely recommend 😃 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Deven S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great camping area with loads of space for the kids to fun around. Friendly staff. Well kept grounds and toilets cleaned daily. Definitely returning next year. It's basic but in some ways that's better

    Disliked: 

    Would have really liked somewhere to freeze ice packs for a cooler as had to go to the shops each day and throw what hadn't been used.

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Nice site clean facilities friendly staff 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Barry S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location peaceful nice people clean well kept nice size pitches

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers could do with more but they are in process of building new block but wouldn't stop me returning

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Nice and quiet Close to train station 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Nice and quiet
    Close to train station

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Station Road, Thorpe Le Soken Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England, CO16 0HG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8523°N 1.1597°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kirby Cross (Essex): Coach Stop — 2.6 miles
Great Holland Coach Stop — 2.7 miles
Great Clacton: Valley Rd Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
Train stations
Thorpe-le-Soken Rail Station — 0.3 miles
Weeley Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Kirby Cross Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 6.7 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 7.7 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 27.7 miles

Directions


When you are in Thorpe-le-Soken village, take the Clacton Road. At the war memorial, carry on down this road for approximately a quarter of a mile. The Grange Farm turning is on the right.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Birdwatching and beaches, seaside towns, coastal constitutions and the city of Colchester are all close to hand from Grange Farm Campsite – if you should tire of these (tsk), Orford and the Suffolk Heritage Coast await you a little further north.

The sands of Holland-on-Sea are four miles from the farm and are quieter than the main Essex seaside towns of Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea: like most of the surrounding countryside, this is birdwatching land to have twitchers all of a-flutter.

Holland Haven Country Park between Clacton and Frinton covers over 100 acres of coastal birdwatching landscape to spy migrant birds, sandpipers, warblers and the like; elsewhere, several nature reserves are around for nature ramblers including Great Holland Pits, Soken Woods, The Naze at Walton-on-the-Naze, Howlands Marsh at St Osyth and the RSPB Stour Estuary reserve at Wrabness.

The Tendring Peninsula’s biggest town is Clacton-on-Sea and hums with visitors in the summer months, who come to amuse themselves at the arcade, SeaQuarium and funfair on the pier. Boat trips depart from the pier for scenic sailings along the Thames, and many a day tripper settles down with fishing rod on Clacton Pier to hook whiting and bass – get a day fishing ticket from the office at the pier car park.

The longest pier in the world is south from Clacton at Southend-on-Sea if you fancy wandering down it eating your chips; if not, hop on the Southend Pier Railway along the mile and a third length instead.

Seaside transport of a different kind is available at the Southend Cliff Railway – yep, going upwards – and the hair-raising adventures and rollercoaster rides of Adventure Island, with free entry and a Jumping Jolly Rodgers ride. Aaarrr.

Must see

  • firstsite (11.2 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (11.4 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (9.4 miles)
  • Bourne Mill (10.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Grange Farm Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Grange Farm Campsite will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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