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Finchingfield Camping

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General

  • Eco-friendly, off-grid site on a working lavender farm
  • A 25-minute drive from Audley End; an hour's drive from London
  • Pitches cut into a wildflower meadow; a mile from Finchingfield's pubs

You won’t be able to avoid stopping to smell the flowers at Finchingfield Camping (and nor will you want to) – this peaceful site is on a nine-acre working lavender farm in the Essex countryside, one and a half acres of which are given over to growing the hand-planted blooms. The remainder has been left to self-seed and now flourishes with native wildflowers, including poppies, cornflowers and wild orchids.

Cut into the grasses and meadows of this pretty place are pathways leading to the spacious marked pitches and site facilities. The owners are keen to ensure this spot is a refuge for relaxing and appreciating the simple things in life, so they’ve made it an off-grid site (although they do provide a fridge to store your fresh goodies and an area to charge mobile phones).

All around are further eco-friendly touches: recycling bins are provided for glass, food waste and cardboard, the hot showers are powered by gas, and the toilets are of the composting variety. Guests are encouraged to support local shops and cut down on plastic-wrapped goods, and you’ll be given a list of recommended local butchers and greengrocers to make this a doddle.

Perhaps you’d also like to do your bit to support the local pubs and tearooms? It’s a fine idea as there are three of each a mile away in the village – they’re rather popular, so book ahead if you’re planning an evening meal out.


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Amazing absolutely great experience. 10/1010/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoyce L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Daisy primitive grass tent site
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    Everything! The site is amazing there’s, wood to buy, hot water bottles, private toilet and showers and fridge for food and chargers for phones. The lady who ran the site was super helpful and would check up on us. 10/10 would go again!

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Lovely site great facilities for eco/wild camping. Owners are very …09/21/2020

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

  • Lavender primitive grass tent site
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    Lovely site great facilities for eco/wild camping. Owners are very accommodating and friendly. It’s a winner !

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Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

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

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

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Howe Street, Finchingfield, Essex, England, CM7 4JB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.9809°N 0.4644°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Tesco Store — 8.5 miles
Coach Station — 10.7 miles
Coach Station — 10.7 miles
Train stations
Braintree Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Braintree Freeport Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Cressing Rail Station — 10.1 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 26.8 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 26.8 miles
Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 28.5 miles
Airports
London Stansted Airport — 10.7 miles
Cambridge Airport — 20.1 miles

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Local attractions

Wholesome country activities are abundant near the site, from meeting and feeding the animals at Boydells Dairy Farm (10 minutes’ drive) to voyaging on the vintage Colne Valley Railway train line (15 minutes).

Continue with typically rural activities by trotting around the Great Notley Country Park (20 minutes), which has walking trails and a climbing forest, or amble in Audley End’s English Heritage site with its stables, gardens and miniature railway (25 minutes).

After pursuits that are a little less virtuous? Tour the English Spirit Distillery (10 minutes), a small-batch rum producer in a Grade II-listed barn in the grounds of the 200-year-old Great Yeldham Hall.

Bring a tad more history into your adventures by hightailing it to Hedingham Castle (20 minutes) next before eyeing up the handsome colleges of Cambridge (50 minutes). Once you’re done with staring at stunning buildings, wind down with a bit of punting along the River Cam.

Must see

  • Audley End House and Gardens (10.7 miles)
  • East Anglian Railway Museum (13.0 miles)
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford (16.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Paycocke's (11.9 miles)
  • Coggeshall Grange Barn (12.3 miles)

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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.

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  • What attractions are near Finchingfield Camping? Wholesome country activities are abundant near the site, from meeting and feeding the animals at Boydells Dairy Farm (10 minutes’ drive) to voyaging on the vintage Colne Valley Railway train line (15 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Finchingfield Camping?
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    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 10 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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

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