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Glamping in Essex

General

  • Peaceful rural site a mile and a half from the village of Witham
  • Five fishing lakes with 100+ pegs and carp up to 22lb
  • Tackle shop and licensed bar-restaurant on site

To Essex! And to angling followed by dining in a waterside restaurant… take your tackle to Coleman's Cottage Fishery to get hooked on these green and serene surrounds.

There are five fishing lakes on this lush Essex site, home of over 100 pegs and stuffed with specimens of roach, bream, barbel, rudd and carp of up to 22lb. Fishing is via day tickets bought from the Colemans Cottage tackle shop, where you can also top up your kit, buy bait, or swap tales of whoppers and fishing tips with the expert staff.

And if you're not a fishing sort? Also sorted: Colemans is a mile and a half from the village of Witham, from which you can reach Colchester in 15 minutes' drive in one direction and Chelmsford in 25 minutes in the other for days of shopping and sightseeing. Maldon and Mersea Island are within easy reach too, as is Southend for days at the Essex coast.

Whatever your plans for the day, there's a warm welcome at the site's Waterside licensed bar and restaurant, where the menu offers up full breakfasts, homemade lunches and desserts, seasonal dishes and afternoon tea, along with drinks to raise a glass to the catch of the day.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Facilities/activities including Fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Group bookings of 5 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.

No bookings accepted from booking holders under 24 years old. Proof of age might be requested.

Coronavirus update: Please respect social distancing rules as laid out by the government. Please note that the restaurant is not currently serving meals, but can provide breakfast on request.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 33 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  90% described as Peaceful ?

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We done a stopover here on our way to Canterbury. Lovely hosts. Loved09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGerry B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peace and tranquility.

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Lovely owners; friendly and helpful09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fabulous warm and friendly welcome from Jane and Gerry.
    Owners very helpful.
    Location by some lovely fishing lakes.
    On-site café serving a great breakfast.
    "Welcome" hour when bar in café open for drinks and a chance to meet other campers - weekends only.
    Facilities on site, whilst quite basic, were very clean. Plenty of hot water.
    Walking distance into Witham (about 30 mins).
    Bus stop nearby to Colchester and Chelmsford.

    Disliked: 

    Some road noise from A12 nearby.

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Lovely little spot only 30-40 minutes away from London well equipped09/14/2020

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

  • Pheasant camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What a charming little place to be for the weekend thanks Gerry & Jayne we will be back we liked all of it, the pod was well equipped and cosy there was a bbq you could use outside and the grounds/lakes are lovely we didn’t fish just had a relaxing weekend Whitham was also very nice we ate in a very nice Turkish restaurant!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing I can think of

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Nice and safe place for a weekend away09/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDoris F.Confirmed

  • Owl camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed in the owl pod for two nights and felt very comfortable. It was clean, tidy, modern and had all amenities we needed. All pods are facing the fishing lake, which gives it a relaxing atmosphere. The owners are friendly and welcoming. We'll come again sometime :)

    Disliked: 

    You may hear some traffic noise as it's located close to the A12.

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Large grounds, small amount of camping units, lovely owners09/08/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved the rural setting and the lakes, it's a beautiful setting. Liked that there are only a few campers at a time, for 1 night I was lucky enough to have the whole area to myself. Loved the fact its adults only as I was on a solo break away from 5 young children. I had breakfast there one morning, the service was brilliant and the food was lovely. There was only 1 shower and 2 toilets but they were always clean and the shower was lovely and hot. Adored the wild kittens in the tree and it was lovely to watch them being fed by the owners. The owners were very welcoming and even offered to help me set up, although I was fine to do this myself , the offer of help was very kind. Thank you for having me, I really enjoyed my stay.

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Lovely quiet site. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.09/01/2020

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

  • Owl camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely quiet site. Pod was excellent, cosy and with everything we needed. Great to have our own shower and toilet, particularly at the moment.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely little site with friendly owners09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJodi S.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really lovely little campsite, room for about 6 campervans, all with electric hookup. The pods looked very well equipped and had the pride of position against one of the fishing lakes.

    This was a relaxing stay, we're not into fishing but just to be able to walk around the whole site with it's numerous lakes and see the amount of fish, was a bonus.

    The owners were very friendly and the restaurant and bar were open and they cooked up a fantastic full English breakfast.

    It's about a 20 mins walk into Witham with its facilities however the nicer walk is in the opposite direction to Little Braxted.

    Disliked: 

    Just needed a hand sanitiser outside of the toilets/shower however as I always carry some now, this wasn't too much of a problem. They had hand sanitisers inside the restaurant and at it's exit.

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Nice small tidy site09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve P.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Was our first time in our camper van. Small site and quiet ish. Could hear the A12 behind the tree's but not intrusive.. Clean toilets and shower. facilities for waste and water. Restaurant was closed but we went into Whitham for a meal and drink. Taxi was £4. Owners friendly and helpful. Very enjoyable and easy to get to off A12.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really

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Lovely hosts, clean toilets, level pitches08/31/2020

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything
    Lovely hosts, Good Fishing, Nice roomy pitch

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Excellent site, friendly, level pitches, clean08/31/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    What a gem of a place, beautiful surroundings, great breakfast, we enjoyed our stay here so much we didnt want to leave, Gerry and Jayne saw that despite the horrible weather our stay was awesome, great knowledge if the surrounding area, we are definately coming back soon, didnt fish this time but im looking forward to this next time, the lakes are beautiful, site and facilities (toilet & shower) are clean and well kept, a beautiful and peaceful site, see you soon G & J x

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Staggered showering times

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Colemans Cottage, Little Braxted Lane, Witham, Essex, England, CM8 3EX
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.8042°N 0.6563°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Witham (Essex): Newland Street Coach Stop — 1.3 kilometres
Braintree: Rail Station Coach Stop — 10.5 kilometres
Marks Tey: Rail Station Coach Stop — 12.1 kilometres
Train stations
Witham (Essex) Rail Station — 1.2 kilometres
Kelvedon Rail Station — 5.2 kilometres
Hatfield Peverel Rail Station — 5.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 22.3 kilometres
Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 22.9 kilometres
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 25.2 kilometres
Airports
London Southend Airport — 26.4 kilometres
London Stansted Airport — 28.9 kilometres

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

Local village Witham is a short stroll from the River Blackwater: take the river walk for three and half miles through town for nature spotting and birdwatching. The town's also home to a golf and country club as well as a leisure centre with pool and is on National Cycle Route 1.

Going further afield, book coach trips for shows, day trips and theatre evenings at Witham Public Hall, or head into London for the day on the 45-minute journey from Witham station to Liverpool Street. Boat trips are also bookable at Maldon, 15 minutes' drive away, a market and estuary town popular for its riverside walks.

Constable country at Dedham is 25 minutes' drive away. You could also have days out at Braintree (20 minutes), Mersea Island (30 minutes) and Southend (40 minutes).

Must see

  • Colchester Zoo (13.9 kilometres)
  • East Anglian Railway Museum (15.0 kilometres)
  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall (16.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Coggeshall Grange Barn (7.1 kilometres)
  • Paycocke's (7.6 kilometres)

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:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Latest check-in time is 7pm; please contact the site to make arrangements if you will be arriving after this time.

Colemans Cottage Fishery cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £5,00 (R106,08) fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

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. Colemans Cottage Fishery will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50,00 (R1 060,76) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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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  • Does Colemans Cottage Fishery have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Colemans Cottage Fishery dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Colemans Cottage Fishery? Local village Witham is a short stroll from the River Blackwater: take the river walk for three and half miles through town for nature spotting and birdwatching. The town's also home to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Colemans Cottage Fishery?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Latest check-in time is 7pm; please contact the site to make arrangements if you will be arriving after this time.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Colemans Cottage Fishery? From R487,53 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Coronavirus
All onsite food and drink establishments are closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Admission
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50,00 (R1 060,76) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £5,00 (R106,08) fee.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from to between 01/01 et 31/12.
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.

General
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.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

General
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

No bookings accepted from booking holders under 24 years old. Proof of age might be requested.

Day fishing tickets are priced at £12 per person.

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