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Gosfield Lake Resort

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Lakeside site surrounded by trees

General

  • 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. It's 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 appreciate 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 it for more active thrills, like waterskiing and banana boat rides (book ahead, everyone wants a go).

Please note

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

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.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Facilities/activities including Water-sking and banana rides are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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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8.6

Overall rating based on 54 reviews

 

80% would recommend this park to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

  72% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Lovely stat09/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSilvija S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful lake, nice countryside walks nearby, playground for kids. We were lucky to have a corner plot, it was quiet and away from others.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Really friendly staff and great atmosphere.09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views round the lake.

    Disliked: 

    Shower units , eg.cleaner , and more of them.

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Excellent site Very helpful & friendly staff08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPauline O.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location great Weather amazing for a bank holiday Excellent staff

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Beautiful setting by the lake (if a little pongy in ...08/27/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting by the lake (if a little pongy in the hot sun) and great play area for the kids.

    Disliked: 

    The site was so noisy! People were so inconsiderate of others late at night - playing loud music, shouting and generally making lots of noise - when some of the younger kids are trying to get to sleep. A water point in the camping area would have been much more helpful than just one all the way over by the toilet block. The snack shack had run out of food by 10am. There were also rats by the tents which didn’t bother me too much but may put others off.

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Lake views and setting. Clean facilities.08/27/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lake views and setting. Clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Long walk to toilet/ facilities. No signal on phones and wi fi expensive. Tents cramped together on Bank Holiday weekend.

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Amazing site beautiful views ..clean friendly and quiet ⛺️08/26/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the views & calmness so much we are returning next week :)

    Disliked: 

    Shower facilities

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Modern campsite with good facilities.08/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAllan S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing spot. Well maintained. Playpark for kids.

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Loved my stay, it was my1st time camping & we def chose the right camp08/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How quiet and relaxing the campsite is and the childrens play area is lovely

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This was our 3rd stay here. It's so beautiful. Clean and friendly!08/24/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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Lovely little site if you want a few days away08/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly service, simple little site but had everything we needed for a short stay. Highly recommend the Snack Shack on site.

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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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Location

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  • Church Road, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex, England, CO9 1UD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9338°N 0.5823°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Braintree: Rail Station Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Marks Tey: Rail Station Coach Stop — 9.3 miles
Witham (Essex): Newland Street Coach Stop — 9.6 miles
Train stations
Braintree Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Braintree Freeport Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Cressing Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 20.9 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 20.9 miles
Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
Airports
London Stansted Airport — 14.1 miles
London Southend Airport — 25.8 miles
Cambridge Airport — 25.8 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

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 good eastern county has to offer, from thick forests to river valleys, old churchyards and leafy lanes.

Between the villages of Bures (30 mins) and Manningtree (50 minutes), you'll also find Dedham Vale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along 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 beach side laughs. Jellied eels on the pier, rides on the funfair, poking round the rockpools with a net on a stick... old-school seaside shenanigans that are still a hoot in these glitzy modern times.

Must see

  • East Anglian Railway Museum (7.4 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (11.8 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Paycocke's (6.0 miles)
  • Coggeshall Grange Barn (6.4 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:  noon –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Gosfield Lake Resort cancelation 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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

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 ($63.95) 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.

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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Extras
Facilities/activities including Water-sking and banana rides are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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 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.

Reception
Reception is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between 03/30 and 09/30.
Reception is unmanned after 5:30 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.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
Sites: a £50.00 ($63.95) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 8:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

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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