Canfield Bury

Bury Farm, Church End, Great Canfield, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1JS

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Situated on our working family farm in Great Canfield Essex not far from the M11.

The C.L is in a field next to water meadows of the River Roding which are grazed by our herd of traditional Redpoll cattle the "East Anglian breed".

Footpaths criss cross the farm where you can walk your dog. A rich variety of birdlife can be seen including Buzzards, Egrets and Skylarks. We are also trying to encourage Barn Owls and have put up several boxes with periodic success!

On site we have electrical hookups and a flat pitch you can find all you need to know about the area in "Dylans"our information hut. Great Dunmow is 5 miles away home to the "Dunmow Flitch". It has a wide range of shops and restaurants to suit all tastes.

For days out we are 50 minutes from London  the same to Cambridge and Duxford Air Museum.To take the train Bishops Stortford is a 15 minute drive away. Anyone travelling to or from the continent we are an hour from Harwich.

Closer to home Hatfield Forest is only 3 miles away. If  you feel like exploring hidden Essex the picturesque villages of Finchingfield and Thaxted are worth a look. For horse lovers the new racecourse at Chelmsford is not far away.

Anyone feeling active you can join the Flitch way which is across the fields as well as the national cycle network at the end of the road. Or you may feel like just relaxing here! Either way we look forward to meeting you.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Canfield Bury
We stayed here twice in September - once at the start of our holiday and the second time when heading home - when we had the CL to ourselves. We arrived and set up near the fence line as the sun was already casting shadows over the hedges. Fortunately our cable was long enough. Later in the afternoon Jonathon, the owner, and his little dog Betsy walked over the fields and welcomed us. He could see we were busy setting up so left us to our own devices, but made a point of coming over to chat with us the next day. He did the same on our second visit. He was very relaxed about the method of payment and happy for us to put the cash in an envelope and post in the box in his information shelter. The CL is a great place to access the Flitch Way cycle path (though the Braintree direction from Dunmow isn't well signposted and not well maintained in parts, so we ended up ditching the idea of cycling all the way to the end). The National Cycle Network can also be accessed from the end of the farm road. We cycled everywhere - Finchingfield, Thaxted, two thirds of the Flitch Way, Felsted, and Hatfield Forest and we had the cycle path round Stansted airport to ourselves. As motorhomers we rely on our bikes for getting around, so this CL was ideal for us. We have never stayed over in Essex before so we were very pleasantly surprised - lovely little villages and beautiful cottages. The highlight of the CL for us was the visit of a red kite on the first afternoon of our second stay. It was circling over the adjoining field and at one stage circled over our motorhome. Lovely to see. Word of warning - make sure you don't run out of provisions - local shops are few and far between. Reading a previous review that Great Dunmow has a 24 hour Tesco the reviewer couldn't understand why - well I think it is possibly due to the lack of village stores. We needed milk and returning from a bike ride asked a lady we passed where the nearest shop was - the Rodings was her reply - about 5 miles away. It wasn't until we reached Leaden Roding that we found the local convenience store. Don't rely on the sat nav either to get you to the CL - it may well take you into the picturesque hamlet of Church End (like ours did)!

Carolee

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Reviewed on 03/10/2021 09:08

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If you are looking for peace & tranquility….

Canfield Bury
A beautiful place to stop especially if you want peace & quiet with lovely walks & an abundance of nature…

RAG13

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Reviewed on 30/08/2021 20:33

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Canfield Bury
This CL is such as lovely peaceful site in surrounding countryside with wild life such as deer in the fields. The owners are friendly, helpful nothing is too much trouble and very genuine people. You can really relax at the site and unwind and enjoy the peace visit historic Great Dunmow, Finchingfield one of the most picturesque villages in the Essex also the old town Saffron Walden where ever you chose there is plenty to see and do. We will defiantly be back to visit in the summer. Thank you

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Reviewed on 19/01/2019 08:32

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A rural gem.

Canfield Bury
We love this place so much. Well off the beaten track and peace and quiet in abundance. Good for wildlife, we have seen Barn Owl and Little Owl recently along with all the other song birds etc. Nice little village at High Roding with excellent tea room and a real ale pub that serves decent food. Only nag is.. approach road is very narrow, and in summertime the foliage is overhanging somewhat and marks the side of the van, that results in lots of work getting the marks off and slight scratches out. Go slow and take your time on the approach road (farm track).

chigman

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Reviewed on 09/07/2018 09:38

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Peaceful haven but well hidden.

Canfield Bury
As described by others this is a lovely peaceful site deep in countryside. It is, however, not very well signed and we managed to drive by. The lanes are narrow and the reversing to turn around quite difficult. One kind farmer allowed us to pull into his yard. Once the entrance off the road is found then the farm track is smooth but very narrow indeed. It is about a mile long. Once at the farm buildings there was no signage so one of us got out and peered around the farm buildings to find the entrance to the site. This is turn right through the farm yard and round to the left. It did not spoil our stay but would be nice of signs were clearer.

chrisandpat

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Reviewed on 17/09/2017 13:34

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