Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Camping

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  • 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.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 5
Motorhome pitches 5
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 20
Open all year

Languages spoken

English

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet 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

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Remote location Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby Indoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Camping

Lee Wick Lane

St Osyth

Essex

England

CO16 8ES

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.78669°N
1.05247°W

Route 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.

Nearest transport

Coach
1.4 mi Colchester Road
1.4 mi Colchester Road
2.1 mi Oaklands
Rail
4.4 mi Clacton-on-Sea Rail Station
4.5 mi Great Bentley Rail Station
5.2 mi Alresford (Essex) Rail Station
Ferry
1.7 mi Point Clear Ferry Landing
1.8 mi Brightlingsea Ferry Landing
14.1 mi Harwich International Ferry Terminal
Airport
21.3 mi London Southend Airport

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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Brightlingsea 2.2 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Jaywick 2.8 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Clacton Beach Martello Tower 3.8 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Clacton 5.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
West Mersea 5.3 mi Sea N/A Good N/A N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

firstsite 9.5 mi

Colchester Castle Museum 9.7 mi

Colchester Zoo 10.7 mi

East Anglian Railway Museum 15.8 mi

Christchurch Mansion 19.4 mi

National Trust

Bourne Mill 8.7 mi

Flatford: Bridge Cottage 12 mi

Thorington Hall 14.4 mi

Coggeshall Grange Barn 16.7 mi

Paycocke's 16.9 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

St Osyth - Beach - Lee-over-Sands - Creek - St Osyth 1.4 mi

ST OSYTH'S PRIORY 1.5 mi

Brightlingsea 1.9 mi

Cudmore Country Park - East and West Mersea - Cudmore 2.5 mi

Hollybush Hill - Brightlingsea - River Colne - Hollybush 2.8 mi

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.

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  • Does Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Camping? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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