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Gosfield Lake Resort

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Gosfield Lake Resort: Lakeside site surrounded by trees

General

  • Lakeside site in rural Essex
  • Playground and picnic areas on site, plus waterside café
  • Five minutes' drive from the village and pubs of Halstead

Laze by the lake at this luscious leisure park, a private and family-run site in rural Essex. Gosfield Lake Resort, five minutes' drive from the village of Halstead, is surrounded by fields and woods and set up for families to have fine outdoor times; in the evenings, as the sun sets over the 68-acre lake a fab array of birdlife can be seen feeding and settling down for the night – who needs a TV…?

You're welcome to barbecue your bangers (as long as barbecues are off the ground and you don't harm the grass) at the many lakeside picnic spots and there's also a handsome menu on offer in the adjoining café overlooking the water. The simple but well-kept amenities on site include a laundry, a washing-up area, toilets and hot showers, and if you're staying with kids you'll no doubt note the playground, sandpit and family washrooms too.

Please note

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Facilities/activities including Water-sking and banana rides are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Swimming in the lake is not permitted.

The Appletree café is not owned by the site, which has no control over its opening hours.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  73% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Lovely place but please let us go in the lake to splash. All great.15/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEva W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Liked very much, yet in this great place it would be nice if the kids were allowed to enter the lake. It was very hot. Even a 1-2 metre designated lake area for the kids and supervising adults to enter and splash would make a difference.

    Disliked: 

    Not being able to go in the lake even to splash.

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Great views and looked after site, clean facilities, dog loved it15/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great views, as not many other people were staying we had plenty of privacy and quiet to camp with us and our dog. The facilities were great and easy to use. The check out time was not too early which was another bonus. Lovely night camping and would come back.

    Disliked: 

    Didn’t see one person at reception on arrival/leaving and when tried to call with a small query had no answer.

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We loved it in over all14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSIGITA S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean, tidy. Nice for a walk

    Disliked: 

    Toilets a bit too far and road for low cars are to bumpy, cannot swim or use our own padle boards

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Anonymous user

Fantastic stay for our teenage boys who were celebrating leaving schoo12/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The space, quiet, water sports, the lake, closeness to town. Ease of checking in. The camping site is beautiful, easy to find shade as well. Able to have campfires and BBQs.

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Very friendly and helpful staff and a nice, well looked …11/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and helpful staff and a nice, well looked after site. The pitches were right next to the lake which was lovely. Nice playground next to the lake. Lovely walk into the village which had a great playground where my kids played for hours. They both keep asking when we can go back next time!

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were really far from the tents which was a bit of an issue with young children. We’ll make sure to take a potty next time!

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The lake was beautiful, check in was simple and the …07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lake was beautiful, check in was simple and the range of activities was great.

    Disliked: 

    The toilets were so far away.... it was clear the bushes on our pitch had been used as a toilet as the smell was disgusting.
    Also, only one ladies toilet was working.

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Great family site next to beautiful lake01/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful site next to lake with ice teams and snack shack very close. Good sized pitches next to family members. Clean facilities. Friendly helpful staff. Excellent play area perfect for young children.

    Disliked: 

    Bit of a trek to the toilets.

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Excellent site, good toilets and family shower room, friendly owners29/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed midweek and it was so peaceful. Lots of birds, an owl hooting and no other noise at all as only one very quiet road on the far side of the campsite. The playground was great for my 2.5 yr old. Sand swings and slide. Perfect

    Disliked: 

    Not a problem for us but there is waterskiing on the lake until about 8pm some days so could affect small people sleeping

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Lovely25/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJENNY C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Site clean and tidy, beautiful lake views, toilet block clean

    Disliked: 

    Quite a walk to the toilets depending on your pitch

From the manager...

Thanks Jenny for your lovely review,
Linda

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Lovely place with a good pitch.16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ambiance of site and cleanliness of facilities.

    Disliked: 

    We came by bike. No where to secure bikes during the night.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Hand sanitising stations

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Church Road, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex, England, CO9 1UD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9338°N 0.5823°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Braintree: Rail Station Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Marks Tey: Rail Station Coach Stop — 9.3 miles
Witham (Essex): Newland Street Coach Stop — 9.6 miles
Train stations
Braintree Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Braintree Freeport Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Cressing Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 20.9 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 20.9 miles
Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
Airports
London Stansted Airport — 14.1 miles
London Southend Airport — 25.8 miles
Cambridge Airport — 25.8 miles

Directions


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

The village of Halstead is a five-minute drive away; a pretty spot with a couple of fine old pubs (and grub) and supermarkets for stocking up. Just outside the village, Broaks Wood is a fab 62-acre ancient woodland site that's been around since the last Ice Age: wander the trails spotting wildflowers, bats and newts.

You're well placed to link up with the Essex Way for bigger walks – it stretches from Epping Forest to the coast at Harwich but you're under no obligation to do the lot. Walkable sections give you a flavour of what this cracking eastern county has to offer, from thick forests to river valleys, old churchyards and leafy lanes.

Between the villages of Bures (30 minutes) and Manningtree (50 minutes), there's also Dedham Vale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the banks of the River Stour. There are excellent bike trails and footpaths through the area, and at every turn a scene that Constable could have painted.

For a contrast to all that rural peace, head an hour or so to Clacton-upon-Sea for traditional beachside jollies. Jellied eels on the pier, rides on the funfair, poking round the rockpools with a net on a stick… old-school seaside shenanigans are still a hoot in these glitzy modern times.

Must see

  • East Anglian Railway Museum (7.4 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (11.8 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Paycocke's (6.0 miles)
  • Coggeshall Grange Barn (6.4 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. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Gosfield Lake Resort cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Gosfield Lake Resort will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Gosfield Lake Resort have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Gosfield Lake Resort dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gosfield Lake Resort? The village of Halstead is a five-minute drive away; a pretty spot with a couple of fine old pubs (and grub) and supermarkets for stocking up. Just outside the village, Broaks Wood … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gosfield Lake Resort?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Gosfield Lake Resort? From £26 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Water-sking and banana rides are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between 03/04 and 04/10.
Reception is unmanned after 5:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Swimming in the lake is not permitted.

The Appletree café is not owned by the site, which has no control over its opening hours.

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