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 also have a large pergola to enjoy along with free WIFI over the whole site. 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 ...

  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
CO7 8JJ
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Lat 51.835105 / Lon 1.024648
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TM084194
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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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The lost creek

Acacia House
Stuart and Sarah are very welcoming there was only one downside in my opinion which was I was looking forward to having a view over the creek and unless you have a very tall ladder you will not see it. After saying that though we will be back

boo hoo

Reviewed on 27/07/2022 20:47

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Fantastic new CL site

Acacia House
We stayed at Acacia House CL for three nights in July 2022 and were blown away by the effort that Stuart and Sarah (who are really very friendly) have put into the site which had only been running for a little over a year at the time. The pitches are very spacious and nicely marked out with strips of tall grass and wild flowers. There is a fresh water tap on each pitch along with 10amp electrics but perhaps most impressive of all is the large covered pergola area with comfortable table and chairs. There's also some children's play equipment along with a chairs and table. There is a toilet on site adjacent to a games room with pool table, air hockey and foosball table. The toilet was functional but still being built out during our stay and will have a shower added. Based on the quality of the rest of the site I expect it will be very nice once completed. As usual I've made a film of the site which can give you a better impression of it than I can in words. https://youtu.be/14QF282pGDk

DavyVan

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Reviewed on 09/07/2022 08:32

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Can’t wait to come back

Acacia House
We had only just picked up our campervan, completely new to us. We booked a local CL site for one night. Firstly the site was easy to find, just go a little slow in the main road leading to it and put the indicators on early as it is a fast road. We pulled in and filled up with water, with ease, very clean and tidy. We found a pitch, all of them large. Views spectacular, easy to hookup with our 15m cable. Stewart greeted us and he was super friendly and informed us of all the things we could do in the surrounding area, which is a lot. I went running in the morning and was fantastic taking in countryside, slight hilly. We needed to be off by 10 but there was no rush by the owners to get off. We left at 1030. Already excited for our return with my son, who will love the treehouse, pool table and games room. Defo worth a visit. Thanks Sarah & Stewart you have created a beautiful destination x

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Reviewed on 05/07/2022 12:07

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Brilliant CL

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We've been coming to stay in Britlingsea for many years and stayed at a few other CL sites the area but none are as good as this. Stuart & Sarah were very welcoming and attentive during our stay. They have put a great deal of effort in developing this outstanding CL. The grass pitches are huge and well defined with water and electric on each pitch. A shower is soon to be added to the existing toilet. The site description and local areas of interest indicated are of enormous help to those new to the location and a lot of other CL's would benefit from this detailed approach. The evening sunsets are amazing! We originally booked 5 nights and enjoyed it so much we stayed on an extra couple of nights. We'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 04/07/2022 18:46

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One of the best!

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Sarah and Stuart have put a lot of thought and hard work into this site. They are very friendly and really could not have done more for us. There is plenty of space, there's electric and water on each pitch, the access is easy, and they are planning to install a shower in the near future (there's already a toilet) We both loved Brightlingsea, particularly the small beach and a Lido (we had a heatwave our week!) and there are a number of small friendly shops including a butcher. I really liked the unpretentious nature of the place. We will be back!

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Reviewed on 21/06/2022 20:58

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