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Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site

9.9
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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.

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.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 103 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

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Can’t fault it! perfect place to start the caravanIng adventure11/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This was our first time caravanIng and Fen Farm was the best site we could of gone to. The staff were fantastic! They were friendly and always there to help making everything stress free. The pitch’s are big making it easy for the inexperienced driver to park and giving us loads of room to muddle through setting up awnings etc ( eventually completed thanks to the common sense advice offered from one of the rangers). The site itself was immaculate, the toilet and shower facilities were the cleanest I’ve ever seen. The surroundings themselves were beautiful, the beach a few minutes walk and the country park just along the coast line. I can’t describe the magic of this place but technology was abandoned by my screen addicted grandchildren ( 9 and 11yrs) and they ran free. They played as kids used to play, they made full use of the play area made friends and even talked to each other! They occupied themselves for hours along the beach exploring searching for sharks teeth etc ( we did find a tiny one). There was a storm most of Saturday but we spent a lovely afternoon in our caravan just watching out as the wind fought with the sea, just chilling, chatting and playing card games which to be honest was priceless!
    It was unfortunate that the weather during our weekend wasn’t great, there was so much more we could of done but I guess that gives us all the more reason to return!

    Disliked: 

    Just a personal thing really and not a fault with the place at all. But there was a radio station played in the toilet/shower block which was great during the day. Having a overactive imagination however it did make me feel a little vulnerable when I had to go during the night in the sense of not being able to hear anything above the sound of it or be heard if need be.

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Anonymous user

Super clean, friendly, amazing views and walks.11/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Everythin

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    Nothing

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Will definitely be going back, just what we needed. Thanks Fen Farm11/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLindsey W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lots of space, clean facilities, friendly staff and great location

    Disliked: 

    Could do with an undercover area for washing up dishes incase of rain and more sinks for that.

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Great base for exploring Essex.11/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth M.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly wardens. Well maintained grounds. Large, clean toilet and shower block - lovely hot showers! Very quiet. Close to the beach. Nice little playground.

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Great site with level pitches, clean facilities & good for dogs too!10/29/2020

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

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

    Proximity to beach
    Cleanliness & Covid-19 protection
    Friendly & helpful wardens
    Dog walk & hot dog wash excellent
    Close to pub
    Short drive to West Mersea

    Disliked: 

    No shop or bar on site

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How well kept the site is. The staff were friendly …10/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGill W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    How well kept the site is. The staff were friendly and helpful. Close to the beach and across the road to a dog friendly pub.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, superb staff10/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon S.Confirmed

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

    Everything, the friendly, helpful staff. The clean caravan park. The laundrette. The clean showers and toilets, (cleaned as per Covid rules). The layout of the site, the short walk to the beach. The shop on site, the lovely wardens, especially Dawn and John, who are just lovely. The owner Margaret who made sure my stay was going well in person.

    Sometimes things go wrong, and this shows the strength of the staff. When faced with a problem, the staff dealt with it with no judgment or fuss, and were able to resolve it in a short time.

    It is the little personal touches that put this caravan site ahead of any I have ever visited before. Thank you to all the staff. xx

    Disliked: 

    Nothing XX

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Anonymous user

Good for dog walking clean showers ,close to the beach10/22/2020

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  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Good for dog walking clean showers ,close to the beach

    Disliked: 

    It says in write up its ten minutes to west mersea were no way possible as its four mile .

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Would recommend and will be back.10/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Well kept site, very clean toilet block, helpful staff. Conveniently located for walks to the beach in one direction and the pub in another!

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Wonderful site. The ranger was very helpful and made us very welcome.10/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHazel W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Everything. Little gem of a site. So much so we have booked for next year. So peaceful and relaxing. Large pitches were great. Nearby pub very welcoming despite covid restrictions food there looked lovely too. Looking forward to staying again.

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Train stations
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Wivenhoe Rail Station — 4.7 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 1.8 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 19.5 miles

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' drive), telling the tale of local fishing, oystercatching and boat building.

Must see

  • firstsite (7.7 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (7.8 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (8.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (6.7 miles)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (11.7 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:  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.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site? From €21.32 (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 leads 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 hen/stag 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 by the pitch. 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 site 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 behaviour 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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