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- Lakeside site in rural Essex; with watersports and terrace café
- Waterskiing and banana boat rides; playground and picnic areas
- 30 mins from Dedham Vale AONB and Clacton beach
Laze by the lake or launch yourself on the water. Options aplenty at this luscious leisure park.
Gosfield Lake Resort is a private, family-run leisure park in rural Essex. It's surrounded by fields and woods and set up for families to enjoy themselves in the outdoors. In the evenings, as the sun sets over the 68-acre lake a fabulous array of bird life can be seen feeding and settling down for the night. Who needs a tv?
They keep it relatively simple on the site; there's a laundry, washing-up area, loos and hot showers, just what you need and minimum fuss. If you're staying with kids you'll appreciate the playground and sand-pit and the parent-child washrooms. 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 on-site café, overlooking the water.
It's up to you how much you want to do here, and how fast. Gaze at the changing light on the water over a long summer picnic, or take a stroll around the lake. Head onto it for more active thrills, like waterskiing and banana boat rides (book ahead, everyone wants a go).
Open from 30/03/2018 to 30/09/2018
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.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Check availability at Gosfield Lake Resort…
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Non-electric grass tent pitch
Max. persons: 8 x
Pitch dimensions: Min 6.0m width x 5.0m depth (19.7ft width x 16.4ft depth) Calculated area: 30.0m² (322.9ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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From the manager...
Thank-you for your review, our bathrooms are cleaned daily, but obviously they are only as clean as the people who used them before you. I will put a monitoring system in place to hopefully combat this issue.
From the manager...
Thank you for taking the time to review, sorry about the cold shower, we did have a problem
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Braintree: Rail Station Coach Stop
— 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Marks Tey: Rail Station Coach Stop — 9.3 miles
9.3 miles Witham (Essex): Newland Street Coach Stop — 9.6 miles
- Train stations
Braintree Rail Station
— 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Braintree Freeport Rail Station — 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Cressing Rail Station — 5.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing
— 20.9 miles
20.9 miles Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 20.9 miles
20.9 miles Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
London Stansted Airport
— 14.1 miles
14.1 miles London Southend Airport — 25.8 miles
25.8 miles Cambridge Airport — 25.8 miles
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 wild flowers, 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 good eastern county has to offer, from thick forests to river valleys, old churchyards and leafy lanes. Between the villages of Bures (30 mins) and Manningtree (50 minutes) you'll also find the Dedham Vale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along 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 half an hour to Clacton-upon-Sea for traditional beach side laughs. Jellied eels on the pier, rides on the funfair, poking round the rock pools with a net on a stick; it's full of simple seaside pleasures that never lose their appeal.
- East Anglian Railway Museum (7.4 miles)
- Colchester Zoo (11.8 miles)
- Colchester Castle Museum (13.9 miles)
- Paycocke's (6.0 miles)
- Coggeshall Grange Barn (6.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
Gosfield Lake Resort cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week 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.
Pitches: a £50.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro