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Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site

9.9
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From £19/€21.03/A$34.69/$24.76/CA$32.67/CHF22.51/SEK216.39/DKK156.46/NOK227.69/ISK3,471/ARS1,939.35/CLP19,143/PEN89.54/NZ$36.95/ZAR401.12/PLN96.46/R$141.31/CZK574.59/RSD2,474/HUF7,682.89/RUB1,918.85/CN¥166.15 (for 1 night, 6 people)

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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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Reviews

9.9

Overall rating based on 70 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  90% described as Peaceful ?

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

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon S.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • 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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Good for dog walking clean showers ,close to the beach10/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    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

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    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

  • Power optional grass site
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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.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We had an amazing stay. No issues with any part …10/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony R.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had an amazing stay. No issues with any part of the trip, right from registering with the warden when we came in right until we left. The toilets and showers were always clean. Not forgetting the hot showers.

    Will definitely visit again and will definitely spread the word around.

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Excellent site, good facilities, clean, peaceful, relaxing and quiet. Wardens …10/12/2020

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

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent site, good facilities, clean, peaceful, relaxing and quiet.
    Wardens friendly helpful and a credit to the site

    Disliked: 

    Wi-fi weak at times.
    Could do with a second toilet/ shower block

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Great place, will be returning with grandkids soon.10/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdeborah l.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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    Fantastic site. Friendly staff. Immaculate toilet and shower facilities. Location right on the coast. Reasonable price. Walks and parks all around you. Pub at entrance and just a short drive from Colchester.

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    Found absolutely nothing I could be negative about.

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Excellent site with friendly staff, clean facilities and level pitches10/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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    Friendly welcome. Cleanliness of facilities. Quiet site. Access to the beach and beautiful walks.

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Excellent, highly recommended10/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola T.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    A very big site with lots of pitches.
    The toilets, showers and washing up facilities were immaculately clean.
    They have a freezer for freezing your freezer packs and a laundry with washing machines.
    A short walk from the nearest pub. The beach and country park are within easy walking distance.
    The Wardens were very helpful and around for most of the time if you need them.
    A small park for the kids to play in.

    Disliked: 

    Could not fault the site regarding cleanliness and location.
    I went at the end of September/October for a week and the weather was dreadful but that’s nature.
    The WiFi was next to non existent.
    No on site entertainment I.e. pool, clubhouse etc.

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Excellent site very friendly wardens clean toilets and showers10/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really

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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 drinkable water point

No hot water

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

Seasonal sites

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), 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Fen Farm Caravan and Camping Site cancelation 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 cancelations 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 at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park 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?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    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 $24.76 (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.

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

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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
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).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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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