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  • Private caravan with own garden and barbecue
  • Constable Country: 1.5 miles from Dedham and close to Flatford Mill
  • Collect complimentary eggs from the laying hens and meet the horses

Just one... that's how many caravans are available at Dedham Camping near Colchester in Essex. This is scenic land, filled with paths for strolls and cycles and about half an hour from the sea at Clacton and other beaches: bag berths at the single static here to have an artistically budget break in Constable Country all to your party's very own selves.

And it's a rather nice setup on site too. Dedham Camping is family run and on the decorative grounds of a five-acre smallholding a mile and a half from the village of Dedham and close to Flatford Mill – yes, the pic with the horse that was painted by Mr Constable.

There are views of the half-acre garden and a playground for the kids, but the caravan is set in its own fenced garden area for privacy (and free use of the on-site barbecue). Off-street parking is provided for three cars and the site also has secure storage for bicycles.

Rather appropriately for a site near Flaftford Mill, there be horses here too: pony rides may sometimes be available depending on rider age, size and ability (please ask on arrival), but equine enthusiasts of all sizes are welcome to come and meet the horses under the Dedham Camping team's supervision.

That all sounds simply super to us – but there's yet more: guests can collect complimentary eggs from the smallholding's laying hens and pick from the many fruit trees in the garden when in season.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed





Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby



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  • 63 Tile Barn Lane, Lawford Colchester, Essex, England, CO11 2LT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9335°N 1.0174°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Colchester: University of Essex Bus Stop — 5.0 miles
Capel St Mary (Suffolk) Coach Stop — 5.2 miles
Alresford (Essex): Main Rd Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Train stations
Manningtree Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Mistley Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Hythe (Essex) Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 8.9 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 9.0 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 10.2 miles
London Southend Airport — 28.6 miles


From Colchester
Head north-east on the Harwich Rd/A137 toward Hazelton Road. Continue to follow the A137 and go through two roundabouts. Continue for about five miles and turn onto Tile Barn Lane. The campsite will be on your left.

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

Flatford Mill should be a first stop when in this part of Essex... the eighteenth century mill these days and its adjoining miller's cottage are both Grade I-listed and managed by the National Trust, which has added children's activity packs and regular events to the site as well as a guided four-mile walk through the landscape that inspired Constable. (There was quite a bit of it, as additional walks around Dedham and Dedham Vale will show.)

The Essex beach at Clacton-on-Sea is about half an hour's drive from Dedham Camping for seasidey days out; also stop off at neighbouring Southend to see the world's longest pleasure pier and have a ride on the Southend Cliff Railway.

Nearby ancient and Roman Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain and should have at least a couple of days devoted to it: see the castle and Castle Museum with mammoth exhibit on the Roman days and ways here, the Natural History Museum and the works at the Minories Gallery.

Must see

  • firstsite (5.7 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (5.8 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (9.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (1.7 miles)
  • Thorington Hall (4.9 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

No hen/stag parties permitted via
Single-sex bookings of 3 (under 30s) or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via

Additional terms

Please note when booking during cold weather that our accommodation is not double glazed. However, we do have a gas fire and electric radiators.

Strictly non-smoking policy at the campsite.

No access onto private farm area without prior permission.

We have three friendly dogs on site that will be free running during the day when we are at home.

Guests are free to use our main private garden at our discretion but this is our family's private garden and must be used respectfully.

Please note that there is no wifi at the campsite.