Acacia House

Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Sarah & Stuart would like to welcome you to our unique friendly CL. Please see our pictures of some of the facilities we have to offer. We have a large games room area with pool table and cinema with WiFi available. This is a new adventure for our family and hope to soon have even more facilities for all to enjoy. We look forward to meeting/greeting you.

On our site you will have wonderful views over the creek as you watch the tide edd and flow on the Colne Estuary. Your gaze will also be met with the Thorrington Tide Mill (03330 138156) a fully restored tidal mill built in 1831. It is now owned by Essex County Council and opened as a museum between April and September on the last Sunday of every month including some bank holidays and special mill open days. If you venture down to the mill and beyond by foot, there's glorious bird watching along the Colne Estuary, with footpaths leading directly down to the water. Enjoy the sandy beaches around Brightlingsea - lined with beach huts and backed by a long promenade. This environment attracts a lot of wildlife, the site offers an excellent base for bird watching and scenic walks.

Nearby are coastal towns such as Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Manningtree, Frinton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze, each with plenty of attractions. Take a day out to nearby Essex Wildlife Trust sites such as Fingringhoe, Walton-on-the-Naze and Abberton Reservoir or head inland to Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town (20 minutes in the car). The village of Dedham is also a particular joy, in the heart of Constable country (25 minutes by car). It was here that Britain's greatest landscape artist went to school and today the main street is lined with attractive Georgian houses, old inns and a large art/crafts centre.

There are supermarkets in nearby Brightlingsea, while Thorrington itself, offers a local store for basic supplies and a great local pub, The Red Lion (01206 252001).

The nearest railway station is Alresford, exactly 2.5 miles away. From here you'll have to grab a taxi. Try Nwc Taxis (01206 302491) or V P Cars (01206 825001).

Check in is from 1pm and departure is by 10am.

Our family love spending time in the local area. Here are some of our favourites.

Things to do:

  • Brightlingsea walk (approximately 7 miles) - This attractive coastal town is located in the Tendring district of Essex. There are some lovely walking trails along the Colne Estuary to enjoy here.
  • Wivenhoe Trail (approximately 5 miles) - Head north from the town and you can visit Wivenhoe. Here you can pick up the Wivenhoe Trail and follow it into Colchester.
  • The Rosebud Pub & Seafood Restaurant
  • Brightlingsea Museum
  • Mersea Island
  • Colchester Zoo
  • Clacton Pier
  • Lady Grace Boat Trips
  • Colchester Natural History Museum
  • Abberton Resevoir Nature Reserve
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Brightlingsea Regatta
  • Brightlingsea Music Festival
  • Cudmore Grove Mersea Island
  • Firstsite - Visual arts
  • The Minories Art Gallery & Cafe

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Lawned site

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Postcode:
CO7 8JJ
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GPS:
Lat 51.835105 / Lon 1.024648
OS field ref:
TM084194
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Brightlingsea, Colchester
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (16 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Alresford
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Acacia House
We have just spent four days at Acacia House and this is by far the best Certified Location we have ever visited. The pitches were generous with mains water adjacent to each plot; the location was idyllic with lovely views of the rolling countryside; and our hosts Stuart and Sarah went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. And if that wasn’t enough; there was a bus stop on our doorstep, an adjacent walk out into the countryside; and a nearby cycle route down to the estuary. If all certified locations were like this, and if all hosts were as warm and friendly as Stuart and Sarah, then the world would be a better place.

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Reviewed on 15/07/2021 09:51

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We arrived here for just an overnight stop, after visiting family in the area. Stuart couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. My son was blown away by the games room with the snooker, table football and table tennis. Stuart even offered to put a film on for us to watch in the games room. He has plans to install electricity and toilets/showers, so I'm sure the site will be overrun then. We will definitely be back, thanks for making us feel so welcome. We can't really comment on the area, or local attractions, as we left early the next morning, but we did take a footpath and a short walk down to the mill. We also noticed a bus stop and Stuart told us that would take us to Colchester or Brightlingsea, so lots of opportunities.

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Reviewed on 29/06/2021 13:35

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On arrival at Acacia House we had a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The site was a joy to find and one we will be returning to. Very tranquil with glorious views and a big bonus was a bus stop right outside. Highly recommended.

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This is a new site and beautifully set up. Lovely views, constant birdsong, pretty cows in adjacent hilly field. Spacious pitches (no hook-up yet), wild flowers, good facilities- with added extras like children’s play area. A beautiful space for families, birdwatchers and those (like us) who only want to chill and paint. A short drive (or regular bus) to Brightlingsea, with loads to offer (including the only publicly accessible lido in Essex @brightlido). Thanks Stu and Sarah for sharing your space with strangers!

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Sarah and Stuart have put a lot of thought and hard work into this CL. Its lovely, well laid out with large pitches nicely separated with wild flowers and grasses and its own tap. We enjoyed watching the local wildlife, the baby bulls in the next field, the buzzards display and the pigs in the field below. Neighbouring Brightlingsea is a pleasant small town with lido, shops, pubs and restaurants and we would also like to recommend Winkies fish and chip shop! Thorrington is pretty and there are many walks from the site. Our daughter lives a short drive away so we will definitely return. Well done you two, we had a great weekend thank you.

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Reviewed on 01/06/2021 15:47

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