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General

  • Essex farm site with stabling for horses
  • Fishing reservoir within five miles
  • Next to a nature reserve: free entry included in accommodation price

It’s all things great and small at Lee Wick Cottages and Camping in the north Essex countryside – the site itself is cutely dinky, but comes with pods with plenty of space.

And we bet this is the only campsite in the country where you can get a side order of spuds when you stay – the farm focused on potato production before branching out into welcoming guests, and spuds are still grown on site.

Say hi to Robert in the farm office at the top of the lane, where he’ll often be found fulfilling his role of potato merchant. You might also find him around the horse stables – Lee Wick Farm has stabling for around 18 horses, which should keep equine enthusiasts entertained.

Or maybe you’d prefer to cast off instead at the nearby fishing reservoir, or bag a free pass to the neighbouring Essex Wildlife Trust Colne Point Nature Reserve: the road beyond the farm leads directly to the reserve.

The site welcomes well-behaved canine campers too.

Open all year

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9.5

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75% would recommend this site to a friend.

75% would stay here again.

 

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Yes everything was awesome...thank s 07/05/2019

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

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An excellent little holiday for relaxing in a very pleasant place. 11/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen C. Confirmed

  • MegaPod camping pod
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    We liked the check in system which is very easy , we just drove straight to our accommodation and let ourselves in with the code provided. The site has a very laid back and relaxed feel and is very peaceful being isolated in the lovely coastal countryside. The pod we stayed in was very comfortable and cosy, having all we needed for our stay. The separate shower was brilliant with loads of room. Parking right along side our pod was a nice bonus. Got to use both the BBQ and fire pit provided.

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Very well organised great location very peaceful 11/03/2019

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    Very well organised great location very peaceful

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Clean place with own garden or play area which is good. 25/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Trevor B. Confirmed

  • Lushna Petite cabin (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Quiet area.
    It did help to have a trolley there to move your stuff from car to pod.
    All what was needed was there.
    Very clean and well maintained place.
    The hot tub is great but takes too long to heat.
    The big glass panels we excellent.
    It will be good in a few years when the trees are bigger and there are more birds close by.
    Secluded garden is a plus, you do not have the neighbors pets or wives wondering around looking for lost kids.

    Disliked: 

    Took six emails and re booking to get the booking right with all the added extras.
    Then when we arrived we got a text telling us that we were in another pod.
    We found that this pod did not have what we ordered so we went to the one on our email and found that this was the right one.
    Far to walk from car to Pod.
    Would be spot on if you could drive to your pod.
    Hot water runs out very quick.
    First night no hot tub and shower hot water runs out.
    Paid for 2 nights for a hot tub, took too long to heat the tub so landed up using it on the last night.
    Would be great if the tub was already at about 30 deg when you get there as the tub holds its heat very well.
    There is no temp wind breaker that can get used outside as we sat outside to view the night life but the heat from the fire pit was of no use so we sat inside to view through the windows.

From the manager...

Thanks for your review. We take all comments both positive and negative seriously and this less than perfect review requires a response from us.

The positive comments are gratefully received, thanks.

To respond to the disliked items, I have checked the exchange of emails and though this did run to six emails, this was to clarify the booking details and ensure that you received what you had booked. I apologise if you feel this was excessive, but I am not sure how we would change this aspect without the risk of not fully understanding what you are looking to book, or us understanding your needs. You requested additional items for the booking and this needed dealing with acurately.

My apologies over the confusion with the arrival text message which I think directed you to the wrong cabin to begin with. There was a glitch with our booking system which caused this and has now been rectified.

The walk from the car park to the last cabin is about 2 minutes. We decided to opt for a main car park option with guests making the short walk to each of the Lushna cabins to maintain the peacefulness at the units without cars alongside causing disturbance. With guests arriving at different times, we considered this a reasonable trade off.

I will get maintenance to check the water heater in Lushna 12 to ensure that it is functioning properly. There should have been plenty of water in the heater for a couple of showers etc before it will need to re-heat.

The hot tub instructions and safety documents were provided before the hot tub was booked and this explains the likely length of time to heat. Pre-heating is not practical for a number of reasons including labour costs and differing arrival times of guests.

The beauty of the floor to ceiling windows does mean that on cooler evenings, guests can still enjoy the big sky views without getting cold.

Again, we thank you for your comments and hopefully have addressed those which we are able to.

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Lee Wick Lane, St Osyth, Essex, England, CO16 8ES
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7867°N 1.0525°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 1.5 miles
St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 2.1 miles
Jaywick: Three Jays — 2.9 miles
Train stations
Clacton-on-Sea Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 1.7 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 1.8 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 14.1 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 21.3 miles

Directions


If you are using a sat nav, the postcode is CO16 8ES, but be aware that on some devices the lane is listed as Beach Road, which is incorrect and you may find yourself at St. Osyth beach and not Lee Wick.

Please bring a torch as the site is unlit.

Directions by rail:

Nearest railway stations are Colchester (14 miles), Clacton on Sea (5.7 miles) and Great Bentley (5.7 miles). Both can be accessed from London Liverpool Street. Bus services run from Colchester and Clacton on Sea. There is no bus service from Great Bentley. St Osyth Taxis 01255 820123 will collect from each.

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

Off site, there’s plenty to do in this corner of Essex, such as sailing, golfing, walking, cycling and splashing around in the nearby indoor pool. A stroll around the historic neighbouring farm village St Osyth is also recommended to see the Priory which has been looking over the village centre since the twelfth century.

Get sandy on the two beaches within two miles, walk along the seawall to seaside town Clacton-on-Sea to buy fish and chips and a Kiss Me Quick hat, or double up on the seaside by also visiting tiny and quirky Frinton-on-Sea. There are plenty of nature spotting and birdwatching opportunities in the area too, with regular local sightings of the once rare marsh harrier bird of prey.

Further afield, Colchester is a quick drive or bus ride away, and as England’s oldest recorded town there’ll be plenty of historical sights to see – have a schlep around Colchester Castle then keep the kids happy by taking them to the first-class zoo.

The famous Suffolk Heritage Coastline is also a short drive away with towns Southwold and Aldesburgh to browse around, or keep up the history theme by nosying around nearby Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea and Maldon.

Must see

  • firstsite (9.5 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (9.7 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (10.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (8.7 miles)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (12.0 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. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

A refund will be offered only if the campsite is able to re-let the unit.

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. Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Camping will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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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.
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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Fireworks, Chinese lanterns and drones are not permitted.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Additional terms

Please be aware that the walk from the paddock to the seawall footpath is by kind permission of our neighbours - please do not litter.

There are deep dykes surrounding the fields. These are dangerous and swimming is not permitted in the dykes.

The marshes beyond the seawall are muddy and boggy and potentially very dangerous, they also form part of the nature reserve, so guests must not venture onto the marshes.

The fishing pass is £10.

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