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- Lakeside site in rural Essex
- Waterskiing and banana boat rides; playground and picnic areas
- Five minutes' drive from the village and pubs of Halstead
Laze by the lake at this luscious leisure park, a private and family-run site in rural Essex. Gosfield Lake Resort, five minutes' drive from the village of Halstead, is surrounded by fields and woods and set up for families to have fine outdoor times; in the evenings, as the sun sets over the 68-acre lake a fab array of birdlife can be seen feeding and settling down for the night – who needs a TV…?
You're welcome to barbecue your bangers (as long as barbecues are off the ground and you don't harm the grass) at the many lakeside picnic spots and there's also a handsome menu on offer in the adjoining café overlooking the water. The simple but well-kept amenities on site include a laundry, a washing-up area, toilets and hot showers, and if you're staying with kids you'll no doubt note the playground, sandpit and family washrooms too.
It's up to you how much you want to do here, and how fast. Gaze at the changing light on the water over a long summer picnic, or take a stroll around the lake… or head onto the water for more active thrills, like waterskiing and banana boat rides (book ahead, everyone wants a go).
Open from 03/04/2020 to 30/09/2020
Facilities/activities including Water-sking and banana rides are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
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.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Swimming in the lake is not permitted.
The Appletree café is not owned by the site, which has no control over its opening hours.
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Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
Max. persons: 8 x
Pitch size: Min 6.0m width x 5.0m depth (19.7ft width x 16.4ft depth) Calculated area: 30.0m² (322.9ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Excellent site Very helpful & friendly staff
Lake views and setting. Clean facilities.
Amazing site beautiful views ..clean friendly and quiet ⛺️
Modern campsite with good facilities.
Loved my stay, it was my1st time camping & we def chose the right camp
This was our 3rd stay here. It's so beautiful. Clean and friendly!
Convenience store nearby
Public transportation nearby
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Propane/gas cylinders available
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Touring and motorhomes
Lake and/or mountain
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 sites)
- Coach stations
Braintree: Rail Station Coach Stop
— 6.7 kilometres
6.7 kilometres Marks Tey: Rail Station Coach Stop — 15.0 kilometres
15.0 kilometres Witham (Essex): Newland Street Coach Stop — 15.5 kilometres
- Train stations
Braintree Rail Station
— 6.7 kilometres
6.7 kilometres Braintree Freeport Rail Station — 7.2 kilometres
7.2 kilometres Cressing Rail Station — 9.1 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing
— 33.6 kilometres
33.6 kilometres Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 33.6 kilometres
33.6 kilometres Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 37.6 kilometres
London Stansted Airport
— 22.7 kilometres
22.7 kilometres London Southend Airport — 41.5 kilometres
41.5 kilometres Cambridge Airport — 41.5 kilometres
The village of Halstead is a five-minute drive away; a pretty spot with a couple of fine old pubs (and grub) and supermarkets for stocking up. Just outside the village, Broaks Wood is a fab 62-acre ancient woodland site that's been around since the last Ice Age: wander the trails spotting wildflowers, bats and newts.
You're well placed to link up with the Essex Way for bigger walks – it stretches from Epping Forest to the coast at Harwich but you're under no obligation to do the lot. Walkable sections give you a flavour of what this cracking eastern county has to offer, from thick forests to river valleys, old churchyards and leafy lanes.
Between the villages of Bures (30 minutes) and Manningtree (50 minutes), there's also Dedham Vale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the banks of the River Stour. There are excellent bike trails and footpaths through the area, and at every turn a scene that Constable could have painted.
For a contrast to all that rural peace, head an hour or so to Clacton-upon-Sea for traditional beachside jollies. Jellied eels on the pier, rides on the funfair, poking round the rockpools with a net on a stick… old-school seaside shenanigans are still a hoot in these glitzy modern times.
- East Anglian Railway Museum (12.0 kilometres)
- Colchester Zoo (19.0 kilometres)
- Colchester Castle Museum (22.4 kilometres)
- Paycocke's (9.7 kilometres)
- Coggeshall Grange Barn (10.3 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
Gosfield Lake Resort cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Gosfield Lake Resort 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.
Sites: a £50.00 ($91.03) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkPayPal