Greenacres Farm

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Please note: facilities will remain closed for all of 2021

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:
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Transport links

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

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A lovely 3 nights .

Greenacres Farm
Spent 3 nights here while visiting family in Colchester . Stayed on the field , plenty of room etc. Meet there owner , all good . Local villages to cycle too , a visit to St Stephen's chapel at Bures is a must. All round nice Cl owned by nice folk .

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Reviewed on 13/07/2021 14:58

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Greenacres Farm
Stayed here last weekend. In essence this site appears to be a plot of land that the owners have set up pitches and then left the visitors to their own devices. There are 5 pitches in a decent flat field and two hardstandings. We were glad we didn't opt for the hardstandings as they faced a stark looking fence. We never had any human contact from the owners - the booking was all on-line and upon arrival the message was very much 'look after yourself'. This lack of on-site 'supervision' meant that the pitch next to us had a load of their family visit for the day - which in this current climate is not allowed. I did let the owners know about this but had no response. The toilet is a bit odd - it reminded me of the 'Cooler' in 'The Great Escape'. They had tried to make it look like a bathroom inside which included a hand towel. In this current climate?! So there was this solitary unisex bathroom - to serve 7 pitches. The door into the toilet was a barn door with gaps - when drying yourself by the door you really didn't feel it was very private. On the plus side we took our road bikes and had a nice afternoon riding in the north Essex countryside and on another day caught the bus to Earls Colne. The bus stop was 2 mins walk down the lane and they go every 30 mins, The local pub (10-15 mins walk away) was lovely and you have the viaduct as the backdrop. This wasn't a bad site - it just lacked a bit on the facilities and 'owner interaction'

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Reviewed on 24/09/2020 09:21

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Lovely Site - with video

Greenacres Farm
Spent a few very nice days here. Large open site with plenty of room to set up. The site is flat and very secure with decent facilities. The local village very pleasant with a handy little shop and nice play area under the viaduct. Short walk to the bus stop for buses into colchester. https://youtu.be/cwW60qvUWxM

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Reviewed on 11/09/2020 09:48

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Greenacres Farm
Had a lovely stay and will come back if we are in the area. The padlock on the gate is rather fiddly but not a huge problem. Jenny and Matt are very accommodating. Thank you for a lovely stay.

misselainei

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Reviewed on 29/07/2020 20:24

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Greenacres Farm
Having had 4 holidays cancelled due to covid- I was feeling very tentative about this break but equally desperate to get away!!!! Communication from Greenacres during lockdown was easy and I was responded to quickly despite the site gaving no more real knowledge if when they were opening. However the 4th was booked long before the pandemic so when release was given- yippee. We stayed here for two nights as we were touring. There was a toilet and a shower- coin operated shower which were very clean £1 for 10 mins was also more than enough. We also had to use coins for the electricity ehu - once again very cheap and no bother. The site was lovely quiet peaceful. The village of Chappel with the viaduct was fab. There were some lovely walks of which we completed one. The site was very quiet and well maintained. Many thanks and thoroughly recommended

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Reviewed on 20/07/2020 15:37

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