Boxted, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5QYView on map
Why stay here ...
** New for 2019 - fully renovated shower/toilet block**
The Boxted CL site is a family run site set in 5 acres of land. The caravan site itself is approximately 0.5 acres. The site is run by Ties and Kate, and we have a dog (Barney), one pony (Checky), and several chickens.
Boxed is a village located approximately 4 miles north of Colchester, North East Essex. The village is surrounded by areas of farmland. The River Stour flows through the village, providing the boundary between Essex and Suffolk. Old Boxted falls within Dedham Vale, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. See the Village Website for further details.
Close to the site is Dedham Vale Vineyard, which hosts regular events throughout the summer, and wine tasting tours. Booking in advance is essential for tours.
The site is within easy access from the A12, which provides links to London, Suffolk and Norfolk. We are also 2.7 miles from Colchester Park and Ride which offers quick access into Colchester Town Centre.
Opposite the site is McLaughlin's Fruit Farm which offers fruit picking in the summer months, and fresh local produce, including vegetables and eggs. Also in close proximity is Fillpotts Garden Centre, which has a cafe, and also sells local produce.
Within easy reach are the Essex coastline such as Mersea Island, Walton and Frinton beaches, and Southend on Sea.
Other local places of interest include: Colchester Town (which has a lot of Roman history), Beth Chatto Gardens, Dedham and Flatford (Constable country), Colchester Stadium, Colchester Zoo, Layer Marney Tower, Colchester Arts Centre, the Mercury Theatre, and Colchester Park and Castle.
The site itself provides 5 pitches on grass with electrical hook ups. Upon entry to the site, there is a padlocked gate straight ahead which leads to the caravan field. The combination for the padlock is changed regularly and will be provided upon booking. The site is open all year round and the grass is flat and rains well.
There is a shower block with two cubicles, each with shower, toilet and basin. The shower is operated by a coin meter and is £1 for 10 minutes, thought additional coins can be used if you require longer. The coin meter takes £1 coins and 20p coins. There is also recycling facilities and a chemical emptying point.
In the shower building is an information point with local maps and leaflets for local businesses/ideas for days/vouchers out etc.
Dogs are welcome on the site. There are some lovely walking routes straight from the site through farmer's fields and via country lanes or tracks.
The entrance to the site can be a tight turn, especially when coming from the Boxted Village, though access from the A12 will usually bring you from the other direction, which is advisable.
Pitches are £12 per night including electrical hook-up.
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- CO4 5QY
- Lat 51.942847 / Lon 0.907086
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Colchester
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Train station within 5 miles
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