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Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site

9.5
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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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

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

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


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9.5

Overall rating based on 88 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

 

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10/10 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andy c. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Outstanding as always been the last 2 years and won't go any where else , clean friendly site , beach close by lots of room , my slice of heaven xx

    Disliked: 

    Nothing ..... Coming home xx

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the facilities were good , plenty of hot water for ... 29/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul J. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    the facilities were good , plenty of hot water for the showers .
    The dog and Partridge pub food was nice and good value.

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cleanliness of park Friendliness of staff Peace & quiet Location ... 28/10/2017

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    cleanliness of park
    Friendliness of staff
    Peace & quiet
    Location
    Facilities

    Disliked: 

    not a dislike as such, but the timing of the water on the showers could be a bit longer.

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Very friendly and well kept. The facilities were great too ... 27/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom christine v. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Very friendly and well kept. The facilities were great too Showers and Toilets etc.
    The little shop was well equipped although very expensive. Paid double the price for a French stick compared to Supermarket.

    The surrounding there were a couple of fields to give the dogs a good off lead exorcise. The village, harbour and local pub was worth a visit, but apart from the pub, you needed transport. The local pub served down to earth food at a reasonable price. The only let down was dogs not allowed inside, although they are allowed in the garden area, which was fine providing the weather is good.

    Disliked: 

    No local alternative eating places that were in reach on foot.

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Overall nice relaxing site in a lovely location. 26/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom katie_b9 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Welcoming receptionist; flat touring field; very clean toilet/shower block; quiet; beach very close; good park for kids; sheltered (even when on the edge of storm Brian!); small shop on neighbouring holiday park.

    Definitely recommend :)

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike on site.

    Just worth noting that it is fairly out of it, as in if you like to be closer to a town (walking or otherwise) then this one might not be for you.

    It’s a good drive to most places, but there is more civilisation on the other side of the island with shops, cafes and restaurants etc.

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This is a really great site. Just a small stroll ... 16/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter P. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    This is a really great site. Just a small stroll to the beach. The beach and the site are dog friendly. The pitches are nicely spaced out with electric and water very handy. The toilet /shower block was immaculate. There is an area for children to play. Its really peaceful and quiet. The warden and reception staff were helpful and we had a fantastic time there. Would definitely recommend it to others. There is no club house which for us was a bonus. We will be back.

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Very good site . Friendly helpful staff. Clean facilities. 14/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wendy R. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    The area where the site was situated- near the sea and nature reserve. The facilties(toilets/ shower /laundry/ washing up) were very clean. The staff very friendly and helpful.

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Amenities on and off sight we’re really good 02/10/2017

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Amenities on and off sight we’re really good

    Disliked: 

    Water tap connectors aren’t standard fittings

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Lovely site and very clean. 26/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Eugene N. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Very clean and quiet site. Good playground for kids. Plenty of water points and a short walk to the beach. Very helpful staff, lost my van's number plate en-route and on Saturday morning they phoned around to find a place to replace it. Pitches were nice and level and lots of space. There is a pub on the main road "The Dog and Pheasant" with some of the best food I have eaten in a very long time and for only about a tenner.

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Great site on Mersea Island - these owners have cracked it! 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen b. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A really fabulous site. Friendly welcome. Excellent pitches - despite being quite busy for time of year. Great location near to the beach - great walks. Exceptionally clean. Warden to look after us all! Plenty of folk with dogs (we do not have one) - no mess whatsoever - great dog ownership. In beautiful countryside, but close to all amenities that the island (Mersea) has to offer. Certainly, would use again and again.

    Disliked: 

    You would have to be quite a grumpy old sole to find much to complain about!!!

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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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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 30 days of arrival date.

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

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

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 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days 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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