Cross Vale Farm

Long Road West, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6ER

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Quiet, sheltered and peaceful half an acre site within pasture in Constable Country. Adjacent to Dedham Vale AONB and close to Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. Access to Harwich International Port for the Continent.

Plenty of birdlife on site including owls and buzzards. Five minutes drive or 25 minutes walk to local pubs and cafes in Dedham with scenic views and walks. Near Munnings Museum, Beth Chatto's garden, Flatford Mill and Willy Lot's House, and Prettyfield's Vineyard. Between Colchester and Ipswich, and close to Manningtree, all historic towns.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

Latest departure time: 2:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
CO7 6ER
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Lat 51.943374 / Lon 0.989852
OS field ref:
TM055314
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Dedham
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (15 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Manningtree
  • Park and ride goes to Colchester Town Centre
  • Park and ride within 5 miles
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A wonderful five day stay.

Cross Vale Farm
What a piece of good luck finding this great site. Booked for three nights without seeing any reviews and have been blessed with one of the loveliest sites we have stayed on. The peacefulness of the site has ensured that our sleep has been unbroken. It is well placed for visiting this lovely part of Essex and South Suffolk, that so inspired John Constable. Having travelled up from Cornwall it is unlikely that we will be back this way any time but we can highly recommend this site to anyone who enjoys nature in all its splendour (it is May and the birdsong and blossom are both stunning) and to enjoy Constable country. We have ended up staying five nights and to be honest were loathe to leave. Owner was welcoming and helpful. Nearby town of Dedham is delightful and offers museum, arts and craft centre, pubs, tearooms, pharmacy and a Co-op for all essentials including cash machine. Coffee at the Kitchen on the river just outside with riverside walking is a must.

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Reviewed on 16/05/2022 19:34

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Just returned from a 3 night Easter break . We were blessed with great sunny warm weather . The CL is a large wild meadow a bike ride or walk just outside the lovely village of Dedham. It was quite and peaceful 2 hook up pitches and a large area of non hook up we had I night non and 2 nights with hook up . Owners were very pleasant and obviously know the area very well . We would highly recommend and will return .

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Reviewed on 19/04/2022 14:02

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This was my first stay on any site as a CMHC member. The owner Nigel was very welcoming and helpful. The CL is set in beautiful countryside with easy access to many areas of interest locally. I was not disappointed and will certainly book to stay again.

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A great site in a rural location with plenty of great walks

Cross Vale Farm
My wife and I stayed here in January, the weather had not been good and Nigel very kindly put us on the hard standing. We had a great weekend and if you like walking this is a beautiful location for walks into the historic Dedham where there are plenty of places to eat and drink. I would recommend the Dedham Boathouse, the Old Bakery Cafe. Take the time to explore this historic village there is some evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman presence in the vicinity, By the end of the fifteenth century, when wealthy clothiers financed the building of the present church, Dedham had become a thriving industrial town. During the seventeenth century the wool trade was in serious decline but the town's importance as a centre for local trade was increased by its ecclesiastical significance. A lectureship had been set up around 1577 to preach the 'pure' word of God in this Puritan area and the lecture coinciding with the weekly market drew audiences from miles around. The Grammar School, where the celebrated painter John Constable was later a pupil, was founded at about the same time. Nigel could not be more helpful and added to the enjoyment of our weekend.

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First outing this year, new years day 2022. Cross Vale Farm, a lovely CL Site. Nigel and his wife are very welcoming, had a lovely chat with them on arrival. Beautiful walks into Dedham, stopped at Boat House Cafe for coffee and cake. Will be going back, actually already booked in for March. kate & Mark

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Reviewed on 02/01/2022 20:52

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