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 ...

  • 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

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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Brilliant CL

Acacia House
Stayed here in September, what a brilliant site water & electric on all pitches, large open area with seating ,table tennis table, games table &large tv. Also children's area with swing & slide. All in All a well kept CL,owners Stuart & Sarah have put alot of work into this CL. All our best wishes to them both for the future. (Sorry for the delay for the review) Richard & Patricia. We will be back.

TRICKYDICKY

Reviewed on 31/10/2021 10:00

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What a discovery! Beautiful site. We will return.

Acacia House
We stayed here for 3 nights in our campervan. We were so pleased to have found this lovely new site, with large grass plots each having water & EHU, in a natural setting. We did need to use levellers. Delightful walks along the creek. Friendly and helpful owners. We will be back.

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Reviewed on 24/09/2021 09:58

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Fab little site

Acacia House
Great little site. Table tennis and tv. Fairly level grass but we did need levellers. Ehu and water to all pitches. Swings for kids. Great walk into Brightlingsea and back along the estuary. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed on 16/09/2021 18:58

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Totally impressed

Acacia House
What a lovely site, we were pleasantly surprised to find mains points and water tap on every pitch which puts it up among the best we have visited. The hosts are very friendly and are often around for advice or a chat. Stuart must have put so much work into creating this site and its facilities. A huge open sided lounge/ play area gives plenty of room to get together or play games sheltered from any rain, and there is plenty for children to do with swings, slides and a big tree house. We used the bus to get into Brightlingsea then walked back along the old railway track beside the river Colne (about 5 miles walk). You can walk towards Wivenhoe or on to Colchester along the sea wall too. We don’t live far away and chose this site so we could go to a food festival in Brightlingsea. I think there is a good chance we will be enjoying this site again in the future.

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Reviewed on 30/08/2021 17:57

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A real gem

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A real find. The site is well kept but maintains the feel of being out in the countryside. The large, spacious pitches are separated by sections of wild grass and flowers rather than the usual shrubs or trees which adds to the peaceful country feel. All pitches now have electric hook up and fresh water. There is plenty to do nearby either by foot, bike, public transport or car. The hosts are very welcoming and full of information. We cannt fault anything. We absolutely loved this site and will definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 21/08/2021 10:25

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