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General

  • Fully-equipped heated pods with lake views, 1.5 miles from Witham
  • Five fishing lakes with 100+ pegs and carp up to 22lb
  • Tackle shop, licensed bar-restaurant, and outdoor deck on each pod

To Essex! And to angling, and waterside pods, and a waterside restaurant... take your tackle to Coleman's Cottage Fishery to get hooked on these green and serene surrounds.

There are five fishing lakes on this lush Essex site, home of over 100 pegs and stuffed with specimens of roach, bream, barbel, rudd and carp of up to 22lb. Fishing is via day tickets bought from the Colemans Cottage tackle shop, where you can also top up your kit, buy bait, or swap tales of whoppers and fishing tips with the expert staff.

And if you're not a fishing sort? Sorted: Colemans is a mile and a half from the village of Witham, from which you can reach Chelmsford eight miles away in one direction and Colchester 13 in the other for days of shopping and sightseeing. Maldon and Mersea Island are within easy reach too, as is Southend for days at the Essex coast.

When returning to base, guests can settle down for the night in one of the Colemans heated lakeside pods, all with beds made up, towels provided, ensuite toilet and shower, TV and wifi, and a kitchen corner kitted out with kettle, crockery, toaster, fridge and microwave. There's a roomy decking area on each with table and chairs on each too, for an evening of wine sipping and stargazing.

Also by one of the lakes is the Waterside licensed bar and restaurant, for meals and snacks all day long including full breakfasts, homemade lunches and desserts, seasonal dishes and afternoon tea.

Please note

Facilities/activities including Fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

No bookings accepted from booking holders under 24 years old. Proof of age might be requested.


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Excellent site, great fishing, friendly owners and staff. Fab pods 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul D. Confirmed

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    Pods are fab - every conceivable thing you need and spotlessly clean. Owners have thought of everything and lots of attention to detail. Plenty of storage, kettle, microwave, toaster, TV. Bathroom and kitchen very well equipped. Pods are really well insulated and quiet inside. There is nothing I could find fault with or feel they had overlooked. I have stayed in caravans etc, where there are no washing-up, or toilet cleaning implements etc. but not the case at Coleman's. I went to 'get away from it all' and site is very picturesque and lovely and quiet. Cafe looked good and was always busy, although I didn't eat in there, as I preferred to cook for myself outside. Jayne the owner is lovely and is there if you need anything, but equally the owners leave you to it. I went to fish and spent my time on the Cottage lake which is just across the road from the entrance and was great. a really nice venue and during my stay there were never more than 5 others fishing it. At times I had it to myself. I would definitely recommend Colemans, both as a getaway and a fishing venue. The Cottage lake has plenty of fish over 10 lbs, some in stunning condition and the other lakes on-site are clearly popular for match-fishing and pleasure anglers. Grounds are spotless and very well maintained, CCTV across the site and gates locked after 7pm so car felt secure in the car park (which is a stone's throw from he accommodation anyway). Location is also excellent as it is just 1 minute off the A12. I will definitely return.

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    Nothing - can't fault it.

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We stayed in the partridge pod. It was so lovely ... 28/08/2018

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

  • Partridge camping pod
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    We stayed in the partridge pod. It was so lovely inside and it was everything we didn’t expect. We cooked breakfast and enjoyed the view from the pod. It was honestly the nicest quietest weekend away we’ve ever been on and we will definitely be going back again. Highly recommended!

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Lovely relaxing break away. My husband enjoyed fishing the lakes, ... 11/08/2018

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

  • Duck camping pod
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    Lovely relaxing break away. My husband enjoyed fishing the lakes, he gained a personal best too! The pod was lovely and well equipped. Will definitely be back

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Lovely weekend away for our wedding anniversary very peaceful and ... 27/07/2018

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    Lovely weekend away for our wedding anniversary very peaceful and site is run by the most friendly couple nothing was too much trouble for them. Plenty of places nearby to visit had a lovely meal at the Cross Keys at Noteley.
    Highly reccomended for a relaxing weekend or even a week away.

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Peaceful location. Nice wildlife. Friendly hosts. 10/06/2018

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    Peaceful location. Nice wildlife. Friendly hosts.

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Everything was great!The company and atmosphere was excellent. The views/surroundings ... 31/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Crysstal R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Duck camping pod
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    Everything was great!The company and atmosphere was excellent. The views/surroundings were amazing and the pods were very clean.

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Fabulous pod with all confort necessary. Beautiful area. Lovely hosts. ... 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Margaux C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Kingfisher camping pod
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    Fabulous pod with all confort necessary. Beautiful area. Lovely hosts. BBQ available. Very calm and relaxing.

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    A bit expensive but we had a lovely stay and we don't cry our money back after this lovely experience.

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Lovely relaxing and nice people 28/05/2018

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    Everyone was very nice and helpful lovely views and a lot to go around

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Great place for couples gateway to countryside ! 09/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom George P. Confirmed

  • Owl camping pod
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    Liked just about everything ! Beautiful location, pods are really near the ponds so the view in the morning is glorious. There is loads of birds in the pond . The pod itself is very well equipped , better then some hotels i stayed in. The shower in the pod is a real bonus , and the water pressure is better then any hotel. Water heats up really fast as well. They provide a little outdoor bbq but i would suggest to bring all of your own gear just in case someone else might be using the bbq . We had some disposable bbqs which worked a treat, and we also brought a gass stove and a pan, both of which were used to make breakfast outdoors . There is garden furniture, really nice for sitting dow for a meal or tanning . The hosts are really lovely and pleasant people , very helpful and advised on our trip to the beach. Frinton on sea is a short drive from the glamping location and makes a wonderful day trip. Sleeping at night was very restful. They provide all duvets pillows and the bed is already made and smells so lovely like candy floss :) in case you are cold they have a heater installed in the room, but in all honesty it was not cold in may. The area is very safe and covered by cctv, we were comfortable to enjoy late night dinners outdoors :) i did not want to go home . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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    There was nothing i disliked at all. Maybe perhaps the fact that we couldnt gonon wifi, but im sure the hosts would have helped us if we asked :)

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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

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Colemans Cottage, Little Braxted Lane, Witham, Essex, England, CM8 3EX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.8052°N 0.6569°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Witham (Essex): Newland Street Coach Stop — 0.9 miles
Braintree: Rail Station Coach Stop — 6.5 miles
Marks Tey: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.5 miles
Train stations
Witham (Essex) Rail Station — 0.8 miles
Kelvedon Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Hatfield Peverel Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Ferry ports
Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 13.9 miles
Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 14.3 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 15.6 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 16.5 miles
London Stansted Airport — 18.0 miles

Directions


From the A12 leave at Junction 22 at Colemans Bridge and follow the sign either on the bridge across the A12 (Colemans Bridge) or the first turning left on the slip road at Junction 22 400 yards down Little Braxted Lane.

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

Local village Witham is a short stroll from the River Blackwater: take the river walk for three and half miles through town for nature spotting and birdwatching. The town's also home to a golf and country club as well as a leisure centre with pool and is on National Cycle Route 1.

Going further afield, book coach trips for shows, day trips and theatre evenings at Witham Public Hall, or head into London for the day on the 45-minute journey from Witham station to Liverpool Street. Boat trips are also bookable at Maldon, 15 minutes' drive away, a market and estuary town popular for its riverside walks.

Constable country at Dedham is 25 minutes' drive away. You could also have days out at Braintree (20 minutes), Mersea Island (30 minutes) and Southend (40 minutes).

Must see

  • Colchester Zoo (8.6 miles)
  • East Anglian Railway Museum (9.3 miles)
  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall (10.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Coggeshall Grange Barn (4.4 miles)
  • Paycocke's (4.6 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Colemans Cottage Fishery cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

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. Colemans Cottage Fishery will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

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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.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 02/01 and 23/12.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 5 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
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 7 p.m..

Additional terms

No bookings accepted from booking holders under 24 years old. Proof of age might be requested.

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