Greenacres Farm

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

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  • Dogs
  • 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.

All bookings are now online through our website www.greenacresfarm.net

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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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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Superb site

I have used this site on several occasions since July. The site is very clean, tidy and in a super location. The facilities are kept in a spotless condition. The owner Matt and Jenny are kind, considerate and generous people who went out of their way to make my time there happy. Their attention to detail was very impressive and they take much pride in their campsite. The pitches are a good size, with electric hook-ups and are in a spacious field. A great location for visits to some of the most beautiful villages in North Essex and Suffolk. Very highly recommended! Thank you
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Good location and within walking distance of a lovely pub and a local shop.As winter visitors we felt the fees could have been a bit less than the £15 a night especially as you pay an additional cost for electricity and shower. There is no heating in the only shower/ toilet which is very basic; no rubbish bin, no stool to put belongings on( although there are hooks) and loo roll wasn’t replenished during our 2 night stay which led us to believe the facility hadn’t been checked daily. Having said that we would return , the site is very neat.

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A fine CL

A good location with excellent facilities and a warm welcome from both Matt and Jenny. Good sized pitches each with 240v hookup. We will be back.
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This site offers every thing you need. Excellent welcome from Jenny and Matt who keep the site in tip top condition shower and loos perfectly cleaned loo rolls topped up regularly, grass kept short with clippings collected, recycling bins emptied regularly and every pitch gets sun. The only thing that we had worries about was the electric meters. We definitely surprised how little we spent and averaged 68p per night that was with some chilly nights when we put on the electric blown air heating. Fabulous site definitely recommend staying.
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Greenacres farm CL is a stunning site, Matt and Jenny make you feel welcome from the start, they are at hand if you have a question or seek advice, On site is a games room and a well equipped information room with laundry facilities, all pitches have all day sun and offer pleasant views . A truly lovely site, obviously run by Club members that know what members want. We WILL definitely return again and again. Thanks Matt and Jenny, lovely Bob &Gill
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