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Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site

9.7
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General

  • Family-run since 1923
  • On Mersea Island near Colchester
  • Close to the beach and with a pub a few minutes' walk away

There are many special things about Fen Farm; we have beautiful fields filled with wildlife, a sandy beach with clean sea close by, superb toilet facilities, and peace and quiet. We don’t have a clubhouse, so if you are looking to get away from it all then you have found the right place.

Our pitches are very spacious and there’s plenty of electric hook-ups, wifi, and enough space for you to pitch with friends or have your own privacy.

Family-run Fen Farm is ideal for people looking for a quiet family retreat. We have two play areas and a field ready for a game of rounders or cricket, plus a woodland area that is great for hide and seek, not to mention the beach, the sea and the country park next door There’s so much to do, you won’t be bored at Fen Farm.

You'll find a pub just a few minutes' walk away and a shop next door. Larger shops, takeaways and famous seafood restaurants are only a short drive away in West Mersea.

Come to Fen Farm to discover a hidden gem on the East Anglian coast.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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9.7

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99% would stay here again.

 

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As usual a totally relaxing long weekend at Fen Farm, ... 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    As usual a totally relaxing long weekend at Fen Farm, plenty of space to relax, staff very helpful, great place.

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Excellent site. Clean, tidy, quite and really friendly. 5 star site! 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wendy P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Everything about this site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Very friendly and facilities were spotless 12/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sharon B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    All of it

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    None of it

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Excellent site clean facilities friendly staff nice quiet site 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kathleen-maree_e Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Cant fault this site had a fantastic time can see why toilet and shower block has won platinum awards so clean we liked that music played throughout the night the Wardens were so friendly and helpful couldn’t do enough to help can’t wait to go again

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Visit this site if you want a really great relaxing break. 26/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom cliff B. Confirmed

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

    Very large pitches. Quiet and close to the sea. Beautiful toilets and showers. Close to a nice pub with good food.

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    Nothing at all.

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Last weekend was our first stay at Fen Farm and ... 24/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Victoria W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Last weekend was our first stay at Fen Farm and what a fabulous weekend we had. The site is in a beautiful location and provides the perfect place for a restful retreat. It's just a 5 minutes walk to the beach from where you can walk for miles!! We turned left at the beach and walked towards Cudmore Country Park and then took the elevated path to East Mersea point, it was wonderful with stunning views of the sea and nearby seaside towns across the estuary. The site is very well maintained and the staff are extremely friendly and very helpful, the toilet and shower block are the cleanest I have EVER SEEN!! They even have an outside shower for muddy dogs and children, brilliant idea. We loved the place so much, we decided to sign up to reserve our pitch for the whole season, can't wait to return this weekend.

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Cleanliness, friendly. Asked for sea view & wasn’t disappointed. Convenient ... 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rita_p149512 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Cleanliness, friendly.
    Asked for sea view & wasn’t disappointed.
    Convenient enjoyable stay.

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Excellent site 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hanna B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Brilliant site, wardens we're really helpful. It was our first time taking our caravan out and to this site. Everyone was really helpful, helping us with putting up awnings, telling us where things were. Few mins from the beach, a little shop next door for essentials and a play ground for the kids. The facilities were really clean. We would definately be going back

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Camp site, toilets and showers were lovely and clean. We ... 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cathy C. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Camp site, toilets and showers were lovely and clean. We was all spaced out so no cramped camping.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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nice tidy site very welcoming nice walk to the beach ... 20/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mike R. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    nice tidy site very welcoming nice walk to the beach and the local pub

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    Noise from the firing range.

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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

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Moore Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, England, CO5 8FE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7903°N 0.9842°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Train stations
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Wivenhoe Rail Station — 4.7 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 1.8 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 19.5 miles

Directions


Take the B1025 to Mersea Island. Take the left fork to East Mersea and follow the road to the Dog & Pheasant public house. Take the first turning on the right after the pub on to Moore Lane and this will lead you to Fen Farm.

Our nearest train station is Colchester.

Buses run frequently to West Mersea about 3 miles away.

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

Visit Cudmore Grove Country Park, located at the eastern end of Mersea Island. The park features a sandy beach and a grassland area for fun family days out in the sunshine.

Take a trip to the Mersea Island vineyard and brewery where you can take a tour of the family owned vineyard and taste the delicious wines and ales they produce

The Mersea Island museum has exhibitions covering the traditional local activities of fishing, oystering, wild fowling and boat building over the years. Colchester Zoo can be reached in 30 minutes by car.

You can also catch the foot ferry which runs across to Brightlingsea from East Mersea.

Must see

  • firstsite (7.7 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (7.8 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (8.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (6.7 miles)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (11.7 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:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.

Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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. Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site will debit the balance from your card 5 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 5 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
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.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

All electrical connections must be safe and compatible.

Keep at least 20 feet away from other pitches and follow management directives when pitching your tent.

Ensure all pegs are removed.

Please do not remove the wood on site.

No jet skis allowed on site

The play areas are open from 8.30am to 9.30pm. Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children. Children must be supervised after 10pm. No children near the workshop or barrier area. Be aware of moving vehicles around the workshop area.

Late departures (maximum 5pm) are subject to pitch availability and must be agreed and approved with staff on site prior to departure day.

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