Greenacres Farm

Vernons Road, Chappel, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DL

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Our CL site is in the small village of Chappel which sits on the River Colne. Chappel is famous for its Victorian viaduct which is one of the largest brick built structures in England.

Matt and Jenny run the CL site. We love meeting new members and hearing about your travelling adventures. We have also listened to members’ feed-back relating to what would make their ultimate CL site. During this last year we have made some radical improvements to the site to make your stay with us more enjoyable.

Although we can’t guarantee sunny dry weather all year round, the two new hard-standings should help keep your feet nice and clean whatever the weather has in store.

During the winter months we ask motor home users to take advantage of these hard-standings to prevent any risk of getting stuck.

The CL field is level and drains nicely and we like to keep the grass short too.

We have splendid views from our CL over our own pastures and the surrounding countryside.

The Farm is not a working farm. There are no smelly muck heaps or noisy machinery operating to compromise your stay here. We do love our dogs and have a few of our own. We love to see  members with their dogs, but do ask that dogs be kept on leads at all times unless being exercised in the designated Dog Field.

There is an outside seating area and communal BBQ that you are very welcome to enjoy. We often have extended families making block bookings to celebrate important events. The site has plenty of room for such gatherings and we love to see families enjoying quality time on the farm. 

We are motor home users, and understand that limited space can be a factor at times, especially whilst in the kitchen. As a result we have provided a vegetable preparation area, washing up area and a coin drop laundry for your convenience, as well as an information room.

The village has a pub dating back to the 13th century as well as a post office and a general store all within a short walk away. There is a bus stop at the end of the road and also close by is a play area and playing fields.

Chappel and Wakes Colne is a fantastic area to explore on foot. With its undulating countryside including the River Colne, Chalkney Woods and parts of the Essex Way. We have made maps for you to borrow with different distance walks to explore the surrounding areas.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass, hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
CO6 2DL
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GPS:
Lat 51.921281 / Lon 0.766014
OS field ref:
TL903284
OS map ref:
168

Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (32 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Chappel

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Lovely site

This was our first stay on CL site and we wasn’t disappointed. Greenacres Farm is a lovely relaxing site with good facilities and good phone and tv signal (if it bothers you). The pitches were spacious, quite and the whole demeanour of the site was relaxed. Wardens were lovely, made us feel welcome and let us be. My children loved the site to run around and have fun. I will be returning.
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Well kept spacious site

Stayed for one night to test our ‘new to us’ van. Beautiful grass site with an additional 2 hardstandings. Spacious pitches all facing the sun with shade provided by shrubs. lovely small off- lead dog walk, and 3 laminated walks straight from site available to borrow, easy walk to a pub and village store.Toilet Shower well kept and clean and the games room is a lovely touch for families to enjoy. Meter elecric was not a problem - it cost us only £1 for 24 hours. A friendly welcome from the owner and definitely a highly recommended CL.

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Lovely Stay!

A lovely bank holiday weekend spent at this pretty CL site. Very peaceful area and friendly owners Matt and Jenny. Jenny lent our daughter some dog agility jumps to use as she just loves playing horse games!! Our Springer Spaniel enjoyed them too!! We had a spacious sunny grass pitch. Large well kept lawn area with a BBQ, pergola and a picnic bench. Brilliant games room with pool, football table and puzzle room. The kids loved it. Recycling and bin area, modern waste disposal, clean shower and toilet room, information room with maps, leaflets and free WiFi, coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer and a large sink area/food prep. Two additional hard standing pitches, dog waste disposal bin, fresh water taps and everything you need for a perfect weekend. Local shop and play park recommended. Our only slightly concern was the coin operated electric hook up as we thought that this could be expensive however we spent just under £3 for our 3 night stay. This included having lights on at night, the tv, charging phones and iPads and the heating on electric one night as we woke up a little chilly. So overall a good deal. We will definitely be returning. Our favourite CL so far!
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Take plenty of £1 coins!

Unfortunately, we were most disappointed by our stay at this site. Although it was tidy and well kept and Jenny was a lovely lady, the facilities totally let this site down. The hook up and showers are a £1 a time. There is only 1 shower and it is housed in a shed with the toilet next to it. We went at a fairly wet cold time in March. There is no heating in the shower room. No hot water at the sink and when we used the room the door wouldn't even close let alone lock due probably to the wet conditions it being wooden. On the plus side there is a nice little information room where the free WiFi is, that is well set out with some nice little touch's. This is where the free WiFi is, though you have to be in the room to use it. It is also in a fairly quiet pretty area, though there were some dogs barking and some coming and goings with people parking their Campers & Caravans in the field at the bottom of the site. We won't be going to this site again but hope that our constructive criticism helps them with the facilities in the future.

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Just returned after two nights at this excellent CL. Owner Jenny is very friendly and welcoming. Very peaceful. Hookup and showers are coin operated so bring some one pound coins.
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