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Swallows Field Glamping Pods

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  • Adults-only glamping pods in a landscaped paddock with valley views
  • A 10-minute drive from Colchester in the village of Fordham Heath
  • Units have kitchenettes with ovens, double beds and private gardens

Re-energise yourself in Essex on a quiet break away at Swallows Field Glamping Pods about a 10-minute drive west of Colchester. The slick adults-only units at this park sit in a lovely landscaped paddock overlooking the Colne valley, with views of green countryside and ancient woodland…

Admire the scenery for hours from the enclosed garden in front of your pod with a meal made in your kitchenette using the full-size oven, two ceramic hobs and fridge with a freezer compartment. A tether point on the patio keeps the pup safely next to you while you dine beside the warmth of your personal firepit if you’ve decided to bring them along for the trip.

If the dog’s itching for a walk, take him or her off to the nearest village of Fordham Heath a few steps away for 26 acres’ worth of heathland and woodland walks. Or get them snuffling out the local footpaths… The Essex Way following a part of the River Colne between West Bergholt and Great Tey is within a five-minute drive and the Woodland Trust’s Fordham Hall Estate is also the same distance for masses of forest.

Brought the bike rather than a four-legged friend? The site’s on National Cycle Network Route 13 and is a 15-minute ride from Colchester Bike Park. If you’re needing sustenance pre-cycling or walking, a local pub’s about a 10-minute stroll from the park; spa treatments can be had in your pod after stretching the legs if you’re craving some serious unwinding time...

Hot tubs can be hired (subject to availability) too while you're on site: please let the team know if you'd like to book one, using the contact details in your booking confirmation email.


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Fishing

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Playground

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Bath available

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Laundromat

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Parent & baby washroom

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

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Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

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

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Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

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Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Location

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  • 6 Heath Cottages, Heath Road, Fordham Heath, Colchester, Essex, England, CO3 9TN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9025°N 0.8177°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stanwell Street — 6.0 kilometres
Valley Road — 9.1 kilometres
Valley Road — 9.1 kilometres
Train stations
Marks Tey Rail Station — 3.4 kilometres
Chappel & Wakes Colne Rail Station — 4.8 kilometres
Colchester Rail Station — 5.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 17.9 kilometres
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 17.9 kilometres
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 30.4 kilometres
Airports
London Southend Airport — 38.0 kilometres
London Stansted Airport — 38.4 kilometres

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Local attractions

The Borough of Colchester covers over 135 square miles of Essex coast and countryside, with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around Dedham about 20 minutes away known locally as Flatford and Constable Country after the famed painter. It leads to the River Stour estuary and into the ocean if you’re after a coastal wander...

Closer by is Colchester for city times: Britain’s oldest recorded Roman town has a big Norman keep built on top of the ruins of a Roman temple and a museum with exhibits dating back to up to 2,500 years ago.

Like your history a little more recent? Amble over to see the artefacts at Hollytrees Museum, a Georgian townhouse with three centuries’ worth of clothing, clocks and artworks.

Must see

  • Colchester Zoo (4.5 kilometres)
  • East Anglian Railway Museum (4.9 kilometres)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (5.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (7.0 kilometres)
  • Coggeshall Grange Barn (10.0 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.

  • Does Swallows Field Glamping Pods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Swallows Field Glamping Pods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Swallows Field Glamping Pods? The Borough of Colchester covers over 135 square miles of Essex coast and countryside, with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around Dedham about 20 minutes away known locally as Flatford and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Swallows Field Glamping Pods?
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    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 42 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £100.00 ($195.36) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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