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Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite

9.5

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General

  • Laidback pop-up site on a coastal Essex farm
  • Five minutes' drive from Mistley and 15 minutes from Harwich
  • Direct beach access; a few minutes' walk from the Essex Way

Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite is a relaxed nine-acre farm site on the peaceful east coast, located between Wrabness and Mistley. With direct beach access and stonking sea views, there's a lot about this place to lead one to believe that truly, the only way is Essex…

The farm actually owns the stretch of beach adjacent to the pitches, and the waters of the Stour are splendid for bathing at high tide; with its gentle gradient, it's easy to always stay within your depth. Because of the stony sea bed, you'd do well to pack a pair of jelly shoes or flip flops if wading out here.

This site is off-grid, but high-end mobile loos are available in a trailer that's subject to thorough and regular cleaning. There's also a shower trailer where you can scrub up after dips in the sea. Barbecues are allowed at Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite (on the paving slab provided), and there's a mains cold water supply that guests can access (the site also has a bowser for non-drinking purposes, and sells bottled water in five-litre bottles).

This pretty part of the coast doesn't get quite as much press as its Suffolk counterpart on the other side of the River Stour estuary, but strolling along the nearby Essex Way (a few minutes' walk from site) is a great way to explore these quieter beaches, marshes and well-preserved seafront villages (like Mistley, which is five minutes' drive away) and towns (like Manningtree, which is 10).


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9.5

Overall rating based on 66 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

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2nd stay here23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSheila l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Perfect to just xhill

    Disliked: 

    Toilet was blocked/overflowing at night

From the manager...

Hi Sheila, we're glad your enjoyed your stay.
Apologies for the toilet, when we investigated it turned out that unfortunately somebody had accidently dropped an iPhone down there and that was causing the issues.
Hopefully we'll see you next year 😊

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Excellent site with clean facilities & beautiful scenery next to river22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Position of the site is second to none. Right next to the river. Toilets and showers superb.

    Disliked: 

    Ground a bit hard!!

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Excellent site, very well-maintained facilities22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: ItalyAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Space, situation, washing facilities, food van

    Disliked: 

    Difficult signage from main road

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Fantastic little site, great views and a handy burger van21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNiall C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic little site, great views and a handy burger van

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Anonymous user

Great facilities, clean too!21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great facilities, clean too!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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It was easy and well run. I got more than …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    It was easy and well run. I got more than i expected from a basic campsite and was extremely happy.

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    nothing

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The views were amazing. And the burger van was excellent. …20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views were amazing. And the burger van was excellent. Toilets very clean

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Very friendly camping site with excellent access to the river20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Wonderful location by the water.
    Excellent burger van.
    Very clean facilities.
    Very friendly staff.

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We hope to be able to come back next year!20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElesha P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We absolutely loved it here!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Amazing location, beautiful views. Good provisions20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Amazing location, beautiful views. Good provisions

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Shore Lane, Bradfield, Essex, England, CO11 2UP
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9393°N 1.1189°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Capel St Mary (Suffolk) Coach Stop — 8.3 kilometres
Alresford (Essex): Main Rd Coach Stop — 12.2 kilometres
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop — 12.5 kilometres
Train stations
Mistley Rail Station — 2.6 kilometres
Wrabness Rail Station — 3.6 kilometres
Manningtree Rail Station — 5.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 9.3 kilometres
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 11.0 kilometres
Shotley Point Marina Ferry Landing — 11.0 kilometres
Airports
London Southend Airport — 50.2 kilometres

Directions


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 attractions and amenities include:

- The Essex Way: a few minutes' walk from site

- Mistley Towers: five minutes' drive

- Wrabness Nature Reserve: 10 minutes

- Mayflower Heritage Centre: 15 minutes

- Harwich Redoubt Fort: 15 minutes

- Harwich Harbour Ferry: 15 minutes

- Flatford Mill (National Trust property): 20 minutes

- Colchester Zoo: 30 minutes

- Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park: 30 minutes

Must see

  • Christchurch Mansion (13.7 kilometres)
  • firstsite (15.8 kilometres)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (15.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (7.1 kilometres)
  • Thorington Hall (13.7 kilometres)

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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite? Local attractions and amenities include: - The Essex Way: a few minutes' walk from site - Mistley Towers: five minutes' drive - Wrabness Nature Reserve: 10 minutes - Mayflower Heritage Centre: 15 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ragmarsh Farm Pop-up Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

General
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.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Reception is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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