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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.

Please note

Facilities/activities including fishing (£25 fishing pass deposit) are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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.

You must be over 25 to make a booking at this campsite. Any under 25s must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or responsible over-25 year old. Proof of age may be requested.


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9.7

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Excellent site 23/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amy N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • CargoPod 1 bedroom camping pod
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    Lovely views, nice clean cargo pod with plenty of space. Nice relaxing break.

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We had a lovely time in the pod. The boys ... 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jamie c. Confirmed

  • CargoPod 1 bedroom camping pod
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    We had a lovely time in the pod. The boys loved the freedom and the hot tub. It was clean and a great little place to stay. We was really lucky with the weather. I'm not sure what we would have done without the sunshine though. I think it would be nice if there was maybe some kind of play ground for the kids to play on.

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Excellent stay. Would go again. 10/08/2017

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  • Armadilla camping pod
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    Location , customer service and accommodation all perfect.

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Fantastic location with beautiful views. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bekki S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • MegaPod-S camping pod
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    Fantastic peaceful location staying in a mega pod. Pod was indeed 'mega', very clean, tidy and everything needed for a wonderful stay. All accommodation spread out and not crammed in which was great. Beautiful walks right on the doorstep.

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    Nothing to dislike!!

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Brilliant location. Lovely surroundings. 14/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gary M. Confirmed

  • MegaPod-S camping pod
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    Brilliant location. Lovely surroundings.

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Absolutely loved it and can't wait to return 11/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jade L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Armadilla camping pod
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    Modern facilities
    Bluetooth speaker and witless charging
    Spacious patio
    Bbq
    Little garden
    How the pods have everything you needed but didn't feel cramped

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    Nothing to dislike!

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5 stars all round 08/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Grant D. Confirmed

  • MegaPod camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Everything lovely little farm with everything needed inside the pod can't wait to go back

    Disliked: 

    Could do with wifi as my phone signal was not great but I am just trying to find something

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Excellent site and pod facilities are great 24/04/2017

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  • MegaPod camping pod
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    Great facilities the shower shed was amazing and the inside toilet great as this is the first pod i have stayed in with one.

    Its very private with lots of space between the pods. very close to the beach which was nice for walking.

    Would definitely stay again

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing i disliked really the only thing i wasn't sure about was the wind which made the pod rock but that is an uncontrollable element for the owners so nothing can be done about it. by the second night i was used to it.

    Overall, fabulous site and would highly recommend

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Great peaceful weekend, clean, facilities were great. 04/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom phil_o199804 Confirmed

  • CargoPod 1 bedroom camping pod
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    It was brilliant, lovely little break and keeping the kids away from ipads, games consoles etc was brilliant.
    My wife thought it was excellent too.
    We stayed in the cargo pod and we will definitely book again.....

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    The shower kept going freezing cold after about a minute.

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Peaceful, nice living space 01/04/2017

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    Peaceful, nice living space

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    The loo/shower room was tiny - think small toilet cubicle with a shower head and sink in it too.

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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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Blackwater Farm, Lee Wick Lane St Osyth, Essex, England, CO16 8ES
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   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


Directions by road:

From the north or east: take the A14 to Ipswich and join the A12 heading towards Colchester.

From London and the west: take the A12 towards Ipswich.

Thereafter, on approaching Colchester take the A120 towards Harwich, then take the A133 exit to Clacton on Sea. At the roundabout take the A133 towards Clacton on Sea.

Take the first right turn to Great Bentley. At the next T-junction turn right, and then take the immediate left. Stay on this road out of Great Bentley and continue for a further 2.5 miles until you reach the next T-junction (B1027). Turn left here. Continue for a further 1.5 miles then take the turning right into St Osyth (Colchester Road).

At the crossroads in the centre of St Osyth, take the right turn onto "The Bury". Stay on this road passing the Priory on the right, then the recreation ground on the left and cross the causeway by the boatyard.

At the top of the hill there is a sharp right hand corner; Lee Wick Lane is 200 yards after this corner (don’t take the lane on the bend).

Turn into Lee Wick Lane and continue down the lane for about half a mile, passing the farm at the top, until you reach Lee Wick Farm yard. After you bounce over the first speed bump, you will see Stable Cottage on your right after about 40 yards. Turn in next to Stable Cottage between the two white posts (look for the camping and caravanning club sign) and drive down the gravel track where you will see the Pod and the tourer site beyond. For pod bookings please park beside the pod. The keys for the Pod are located in the small grey key safe on the post nearest the first step up onto the decking.

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:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Camping cancellation policy

Customers are liable for the payment of balance. A refund will be offered only if the campsite is able to re-let the unit.

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

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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Terms and conditions

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

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.

Extras
Facilities/activities including fishing (£25 fishing pass deposit) are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Fireworks 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.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

You must be over 25 to make a booking at this campsite. Any under 25s must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or responsible over-25 year old. Proof of age may be requested.

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 hot tub is subject to availability and subject to extra charges, please use the contact details on your booking confirmation to arrange with the site after booking.

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