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Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site

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Hedges separating the pitches on the touring and camping field

General

  • Quiet family-friendly Mersea Island site, family-run since 1923
  • Wildlife haven, woodland walks, games field and two play areas
  • Close to the beach and with a pub a few minutes' walk away

There are many special things about award-wining Fen Farm, points out its friendly family team... and you'll see just how many when you arrive to pitch up.

This peaceful and family-friendly site on Essex's Mersea Island is five minutes' walk from the beach and surrounded by scenic fields making up a wildlife haven for local critters and plants. Pitches are properly spacious and there's loads of room to spread out with your kit, whether you're pitching up with friends or just want your own privacy.

Fen Farm is a place for those who shudder at the thought of noisy and flashy clubhouses and who are looking for a quiet retreat in the countryside. It has two play areas, a field for rounders and cricket, and a woodland area for hide and seek to keep you entertained.... or you could go wildlife watching with the kids around the site, at the country park next door, or at the nature reserve within a mile and a half.

A pub is a few minutes' walk away and a shop is next to the site. Bigger shops as well as takeaways and famed seafood restaurants are 10 minutes' walk away in West Mersea.

Please note

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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10

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

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Lovely grounds and friendly staff. Excellent location for beach and …25/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarlton G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Lovely grounds and friendly staff. Excellent location for beach and pub. Great cycle ride to west mersea across fields away from traffic. Husband got in some paddle boarding in sea but could have used boating lake up the road had tide been out. Will definitely be back.

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    Nothing

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Fantastic, would definitely visit again25/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsti B.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything was great - the exercise area for the dogs was particularly lovely!

    Disliked: 

    Personally I would prefer it if the push tap in the showers stayed on a little longer, but that's honestly the only small criticism (if you can even call it that!)

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Loved this site everything was perfect. Showers were outstanding and …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Loved this site everything was perfect. Showers were outstanding and the beach was within walking distance along with country park with a brilliant park for my children. I will definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Reception by warden Pitch size and position Cleanliness of all …19/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeigh O.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Reception by warden
    Pitch size and position
    Cleanliness of all facilities
    Proximity to beach and nearby pub

    Disliked: 

    WiFi was weak and unreliable

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Very friendly & clean site & facilities.18/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaula H.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The welcome was very friendly, the information given was great. Nothing was too much trouble. The toilet & shower facilities were very well kept.
    The pub was very close !

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    No dislikes, it was all very enjoyable.

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Friendly atmosphere and cleanlinness17/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCelia C.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Friendly atmosphere and cleanlinness

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Location Excellent toilet and shower block Well maintained Large Pitch …15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWilliam O.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Excellent toilet and shower block
    Well maintained
    Large Pitch size

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great site, clean, quiet, spacious pitches and lovely beach and walks12/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    everything

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Excellent guiet site. Very clean.10/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Safe, clean, well maintained site. Staff great. Empty beach 5 minutes walk. Lovely hot showers.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing.

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What a lovely place to stay !! Nice and Quiet …10/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomanthony r.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    What a lovely place to stay !! Nice and Quiet and peaceful. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and standard of the toilets and shower cubicles. The grounds are very well kept. Only a short walk from the seafront. This is our second visit and stayed for 2 nights. You would not be disappointed staying at this delightful camping site. We give this site 5 stars.

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    Nothing to dislike.

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Features

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

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Moore Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, Essex, England, CO5 8FE
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7903°N 0.9842°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop — 6.5 kilometres
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 6.6 kilometres
St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 6.8 kilometres
Train stations
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 7.1 kilometres
Wivenhoe Rail Station — 7.6 kilometres
Great Bentley Rail Station — 8.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 2.9 kilometres
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 3.2 kilometres
Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 21.7 kilometres
Airports
London Southend Airport — 31.4 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

Mersea Island's a spectacular little place to roam around and to use as a base for venturing around the Essex and East Anglican coast: spend your whole hol here or alternative beach and nature days with sightseeing in Colchester 25 minutes' drive north.

The country park next door is Cudmore Grove, on Mersea's eastern side. This a top spot for family days, with a beach, grassland, meadows and a coastal-themed play area all on a 102-acre site that's crammed with history too: look out for World War II pillboxes and gun emplacements as well as the remains of the 16th-century fort.

And did you know, vino fans, that Mersea has a vineyard? Have a tour of the family-owned vineyard and brewery in Rewshall's Lane on the east of the island, before a taster of its wines and ales then a cream tea, lunch or another wine/ale at the tearoom.

Round off your stay with a look at the history of this handsome and ancient isle at the Mersea Island Museum (15 minutes), telling the tale of local fishing, oystercatching and boat building.

Must see

  • firstsite (12.3 kilometres)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (12.5 kilometres)
  • Colchester Zoo (13.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (10.8 kilometres)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (18.9 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:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 weeks 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. Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site will debit the balance from your card 5 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 5 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 Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site? Mersea Island's a spectacular little place to roam around and to use as a base for venturing around the Essex and East Anglican coast: spend your whole hol here or alternative beach … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site? From $34.25 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

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

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

All electrical connections must be safe and compatible.

Keep at least 20 feet away from other pitches and follow management directives when pitching your tent.

Ensure all pegs are removed.

Please do not remove the wood on site.

No jet skis allowed on site.

The play areas are open from 8.30am to 9.30pm. Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children. Children must be supervised after 10pm. No children near the workshop or barrier area. Be aware of moving vehicles around the workshop area.

Late departures (maximum 5pm) are subject to pitch availability and must be agreed and approved with staff on site prior to departure day.

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