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Fen Farm Caravan Site

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Moore Lane, East Mersea, Mersea Island, Essex, East of England. CO5 8FE

Information

Opening Times:
16 March - 27 October

Prices:
From £19.00 (6 adults, pitch, electric)

Ratings

Tourist Board Rating 4

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 113 Reviews

  • Adult only: No
  • Bar: No
  • Bus service nearby: No
  • Chemical disposal point: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Drying: Yes
  • Electrical hook-ups: Yes
  • Entertainment: No
  • Farm produce: No
  • Fishing: No
  • Fully Serviced: No
  • Games Room: No
  • Gas: Yes
  • Indoor swimming pool: No
  • Laundry: Yes
  • Motorhome Waste Empty Point: Yes
  • Online Booking: No
  • Outdoor swimming pool: No
  • Park open all year: No
  • Parking beside pitches: Yes
  • Rail station nearby: No
  • Restaurant: No
  • Shop: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Storage facilities: No
  • Takeaway on site: Yes
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Wheelchairs: Yes
  • Wi-fi: Yes
  • Caravan 65
  • Motorhome 65
  • Seasonal Pitch 30
  • Tent 65
A rural campsite, set in 20 acres, protected by well-established trees and hedges. On-site there is a superb large, very modern toilet block (winner Loo of the Year Award), with solar energy for the hot water and recycling of grey water, plus excellent laundry, dishwashing, disabled facilities and shop. There are only three hardstandings but the well-mown land is firm and suitable for even the heaviest vans. There are 90 pitches in total, 60 with 10 amp electric hook-up and 30 seasonal pitches. A short walk from the campsite takes you to the beach, plus a local pub is within walking distance.

Fen Farm is easily found with an impressive drive leading to the reception and information room. There is a fenced lily pond with many koi carp and a tinkling waterfall, plus there are two modern, colourful children’s play areas and an open field for dog walks.

The Farm has been owned by the family since 1918, and the first tents were pitched in 1923, so the campsite has grown rather than been developed. The close Essex marshes give a unique tranquil atmosphere, with the presence of many birds and wildlife making you aware that you are in the heart of the countryside.

In fact, their commitment to protect the environment has resulted in the David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award annually since 1999. With this in mind, the toilet block has solar-powered water heating, and sun pipes provide light in dull weather. The toilet block was also awarded a five-star rating in the Loo of the Year awards 2010. The awards don't stop there either, in 2017 the site was market sector winner, along with their Platinum award.

With no pool or clubhouse, a favourite occupation for children is crabbing in the creeks or marshes, or enjoying the beach and sea a few yards from the campsite. In fact, they are spoiled here, for not only is there a large modern play area, but two open fields for ball games and kite flying – not usually allowed on caravan sites.

The short walk down to the beach leads to a large grassed conservation area, with beautiful wild flowers in the Spring, and leads on to a long stretch of unspoiled beach, where you can walk undisturbed for miles in either direction.

Cudmore Grove Country Park is a short walk, where an abundance of wildlife can be seen, and eight miles away is Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. Mersea Island Vineyard and Brewery is just three miles away, too, where local wines can be sampled – and bought!

Close by is a foot ferry to Brightlingsea which is popular with visitors. Under an hour's drive takes you to Walton on the Naze, Frinton and Clacton, where many tourist attractions can be found, or take a trip to the busy town of Colchester, with its famous Zoo and sixteenth century Castle ruins, but you do not need to go far to enjoy a holiday on this lovely site as there are several pubs serving good food in close proximity. This site is ideal for the nature lover, wanting a peaceful and tranquil holiday.

Latitude: 51.7900

Longitude: 0.9846

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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
Almost perfect 15/07/2018

4

We have just returned from camping at Fen Farm for the weekend. Lovely site with electric hook up and plenty of space. Toilet/shower block is keep very clean and tidy. Wardens are friendly and...

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Amazing 11/06/2018

5

We had a lovely time at Fenn farm! There was so much space and the toilet/washing up area was so clean and the site was well looked after! The kids loved the beach walks to Cudmore grove! We will...

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Brilliant staff, clean and friendly, excellant location for beach. 04/06/2018

4

Have just returned from a half term visit. The site was really lovely and had almost everything you needed. There is a shop at the next door site but we found it very expensive (£3.00 for a pack of...

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