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- 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.
Open from 03/15/2019 to 11/03/2019
Open from 03/13/2020 to 11/01/2020
Tourist board rating
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
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Electric optional grass pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Pitch size: Max 8.0m width x 4.0m depth (26.2ft width x 13.1ft depth) Calculated area: 32.0m² (344.4ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Excellent site, great location, clean facilities with friendly staff
Kerry T. Confirmed
Excellent site very well maintained to the highest standards.
Ian A. Confirmed
excellent and friendly site with fantastic facilities
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Propane/gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horseback riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 sites)
- Coach stations
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop
— 6.5 kilometres
6.5 kilometres St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 6.6 kilometres
6.6 kilometres St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 6.8 kilometres
- Train stations
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station
— 7.1 kilometres
7.1 kilometres Wivenhoe Rail Station — 7.6 kilometres
7.6 kilometres Great Bentley Rail Station — 8.8 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing
— 2.9 kilometres
2.9 kilometres Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 3.2 kilometres
3.2 kilometres Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 21.7 kilometres
London Southend Airport
— 31.4 kilometres
Take the B1025 to Mersea Island. Take the left fork to East Mersea and follow the road to the Dog & Pheasant public house. Take the first turning on the right after the pub on to Moore Lane and this will lead you to Fen Farm.
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.
- firstsite (12.3 kilometres)
- Colchester Castle Museum (12.5 kilometres)
- Colchester Zoo (13.1 kilometres)
- Bourne Mill (10.8 kilometres)
- Flatford: Bridge Cottage (18.9 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa