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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.

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.

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).


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9.5

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99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

 

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Very clean site well tended boarders, beds, pitches, lovely amenities. 20/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom diane_r200535 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Very clean site well tended boarders, beds, pitches, lovely amenities.

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excellent place very clean and friendly 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan g. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    i love this place this was our second year here we brought our dogs this time, and they were all very well behaved. it is clean, near to the beach, toilet block very clean, and staff very nice and polite. will definitely be coming back.

    Disliked: 

    nothing really.

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Sehr gepflegt, sehr ruhig, sehr freundlich, Top-Campingplatz - gerne wieder. 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany Peter D. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Sehr gepflegt, sehr ruhig, sehr freundlich, Top-Campingplatz - gerne wieder.

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!!!!! 12/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James R. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    !!!!!

    Disliked: 

    Never went we had to cancel at the last minute due to family matters.

    We emailed them,but to our surplice we did not receive one back...quick to tea e the booking but not at all quick to return a email ....A bit poor show!!

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Lovely site, spoilt by large groups. 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Celia H. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Absolutely superb site which is in excellent condition and kept immaculate by the owners. It has the potential to be a very peaceful and tranquil spot.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately large groups arrived with tents which spoilt the site. Children playing outside and screaming while being completely unruly up until 10.30pm during dark September nights! I understand that quiet time is 11pm but this is wholly unacceptable for us to experience.

    Another tent also had a constant yappy and barking dogs!!

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We loved it, once on site you could have been ... 10/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard T. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    We loved it, once on site you could have been any where. We lived locally but it was an excellent holiday. The shower and toilet block were some of the best we've used. The site was immaculate and well presented.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Would return and recommend to others. 10/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    The service provided by the staff was excellent.
    So glad that we where not on the next site up. !!! Only went the once that was enough

    Disliked: 

    Not having there own convenience store on site.

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Friendly staff, safe, peaceful and a nice little beach within ... 06/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Antonia K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Friendly staff, safe, peaceful and a nice little beach within a 2 minute walk.

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A very happy and successful camping trip enjoyed by all. 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Our pitch. Very spacious and hedge-lined. Nice and dark at night. Extremely quiet from 9pm all through the night. Clean toilet and shower block. My 4 year old loved the play park. Very friendly and helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    The local beach (we all got covered in thick clay-like mud)

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Very clean and tidy not on top of each other ... 26/08/2017

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Very clean and tidy not on top of each other and friendly staff good facilities

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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 30 days 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 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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