Leacroft

Pump Street, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 8PG

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Horndon-on-the-Hill is a lovely historic village situated in Thurrock.  Our site is peaceful, has 5 level pitches with EHU and is set in an old orchard with horse paddocks on three sides. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. Our site is kept clean and tidy and you'll find recycling bins on site. 

The village centre is a 10 minute walk via a footpath and has a convenience store, post office and a butchers. There are also two pubs, one of which is a 15th century coaching inn which serves good food and beer - and its down hill on the way back!

The site is convenient for access to the M25 and Dartford crossing for both Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres. You can also easily access London via overground trains from nearby Stanford-le-Hope or Laindon or underground trains from Upminster (12 miles). The ExCel Exhibition Centre in London Docklands is 21 miles away via the A13.

Nearby attractions include Tilbury Fort and Coalhouse Fort; Essex Wildlife Trust at Langdon, Thameside Nature Park which has a visitors centre with views of Thames estuary, and Hanningfield Resevoir which also has a visitors centre and cafe.

Days out may include RHS Hyde Hall; Battlesbridge antiques centre; Leigh-on-Sea and quaint Old Leigh. Southend-on-Sea, a traditional seaside town, has the longest pier in the world and two theatres; Chelmsford, the only city in Essex, has a Cathedral, Shire hall and museum; and Colchester is a walk through 2000 years of Britain's eventful past.

Essex has rural escapes, culture, history and 350 miles of coastline to explore.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.25 acres

Electric amperage: 8

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Postcode:
SS17 8PG
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GPS:
Lat 51.522124 / Lon 0.406977
OS field ref:
TQ672829
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Grays, Basildon, Lakeside, Asda bus
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Stanford Le Hope
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Another lovely stay at lovely Leacroft

I love this site as it is not too far from where i live for a couple of nights away (or longer if you wish) and It is in the lovely historic village of Horndon on the Hill. This is my favorite site for a short break. The owners are great. Many thanks for providing such a nice site.
Caravanner from Essex

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Village location

Just returned after 3 nights in Oct 19. Situated in a lovely field behind a row of houses in an apple orchard. Overall a nice location which was slightly marred by the traffic noise from the A13, however, our neighbour did not seem bothered! It all depends what you are used to at home.
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This is a lovely site in a lovely village with 2 pubs! Lots to do in the surrounding areas.

We stayed on this site with our 2 dogs for 2 nights. The site is not far from where we live and is ideal for a weekend away in the lovely historic village of Horndon on the Hill. There are 2 Pubs in the village, a butchers, a small village shop selling groceries and a post office. We went in The Bell pub as they allow dogs in. They serve very nice beer and food. We bought our dinner from the butchers, all very nice. A short walk from the site over a footbridge is Stanford Le Hope Station with trains to Southend on Sea, Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness and London. If you look online you will find lots of things to do in the surrounding areas. We met the owner of the site, a very nice and helpful man. There are apple trees on the site so you can make a nice apple pie or crumble while you are there! The site has a toilet and wash basin. We used the facilities in our caravan as it is easier for us, but it is handy that the site has a toilet. Really lovely site that we will be returning to, if not this year then several times next year. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Trip down memory lane

We stayed one night on this CL would have liked to have stayed longer but they were full for the next few days. My husband was brought up in Horndon as a child so it was lovely revisiting the village. The owner of the farm Mr Pratt was very welcoming. The site was in an apple orchard with horses in the fields adjoining the site. Would definitely go back again and stay for longer.
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A Good One!

A lovely CL in a village with two pubs. A narrow-ish High St with parked cars but nothing to bother about and access to the CL is OK. Pleasant view over grass/flower meadow to paddocks and everything is is good order as you would expect from a Club member! Mr Pratt was absent until the end of week's stay but was very chatty and helpful - an honesty box is available for payments which did concern me and I would have preferred to send a cheque (another 'van arrived the same time as we did and was staying for two weeks, a lot of cash could have ended up in the box). There is a toilet, very clean and tidy, and a limited amount of information (includes a village walk), with books and mags. Plenty to do in the area (a new part of the world for us) - Tilbury Fort is very interesting, Rainham Marshes great for birdwatching/walking, Essex Wildlife Trust is very close by, Southend Pier, 1.3m long, worth a walk, and London easily accessible by train from nearby Stanford station. The only slight drawback is some distant road noise which, depending on where you come from, will either be ignored as it is something you are used to or be a nuisance; it's not that bad but can be heard during the week - it wouldn't put me off returning though.

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