Brookcroft

The Avenue, Great Oakley, Essex, CO12 5BL

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Only 6 miles, 15 minutes from the ferry to Holland, Brookcroft is open from 1st March until the end of October. It is a quiet site where adults, children and dogs all find an equal welcome, since Covid19 we have moved two pitches into the adjoining field to give plenty of space around caravans/motorhomes, so large pitches, and a dog exercise wooded trail for that, first thing in the morning/last thing at night, all important walkies. 

Set in the beautiful North Essex countryside, this acre plus site is ideally situated to explore the wonderful, unspoilt, sandy beaches of Dovercourt, Walton-on-Naze, Frinton and of course there is Clacton-on-Sea for those who prefer the fun of the rides and the slot machines.

Harwich old town lies just five miles to the east, with it's Napoleonic Fort (The Redoubt) and with it's many Naval links, Nelson lived here and the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from here on the Mayflower to start a new life in America. It is also the basin of the Stour and Orwell rivers, with Felixstowe Container Port just over the river, and the Hook of Holland Ferry Terminal at Parkston Quay.

Nine miles to the west is the oldest recorded town in Britain, Colchester, with it's Roman remains and Castle which houses a museum well worth visiting. Colchester has a very busy shopping High Street with most of the usual high street chain stores, plus many unique only to Colchester.

For those who enjoy the beauty of the countryside, over the bustle of the towns, there is the wonders of the Constable countryside, with Dedham and Flatford, with it's famous Mill and Willy Lots Cottage made so famous by the paintings of John Constable. Here you can hire boats or paddle boards and row up river through the peaceful Suffolk fields.

Our waste is collected by a Commercial Waste Carrier who sort all recycling from the waste and what can't be recycled is incinerated to produce electricity, so nothing goes to land fill. However we do ask that all glass bottles and jars are put into the bins provided as they go to the Bottle Bank.

So all-in-all a CL well worth a visit.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
CO12 5BL
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GPS:
Lat 51.90032 / Lon 1.17755
OS field ref:
TM196272
OS map ref:
168

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Harwich and Colchester
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Harwich

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Tennis Referring Break

Brookcroft
Stayed here for 7 nights .Husband is a Tennis Referee and we needed somewhere close to Frinton on Sea where he was refereeing the tournament. Lovey site very peaceful and relaxing. Jean and Rodger were very welcoming. Definitely recommend.

PierreRoulement

Reviewed on 26/06/2021 20:36

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Just returned from a 2 night stay. Lovely site, very peaceful. Made very welcome by owners. The pitches have been increased in size because of current covid situation. Although it seemed there would be more than enough room in one field for 5 pitches, they are now divided between two adjacent fields so huge amounts of space for everyone. The only noise was from the birds and an occasional car. The church and graveyard down the lane really beautiful. Lots of good walking and places to visit. Definitely recommend and likely to return some time.

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Reviewed on 18/05/2021 11:58

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Weekend to meet sister

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Excellent place to stay very welcoming and helpful We were meeting up with my sister who lives in Suffolk so midway Due to Covid track and trace details given as expected good space between vans and very clean toilet and separate shower room with outside light for the dark evenings. Information room and books to borrow or replace what a great idea for those who like to sit and chill in the glorious sunshine we had Will definitely recommend to family and friends

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Reviewed on 13/09/2020 14:55

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Our first ever CL - excellent!

Brookcroft
This was our first stay on a CL, and it exceeded all expectations right from the moment we arrived. Roger was extremely helpful, the field is spacious and facilities very clean. We walked into the local village and had a lovely afternoon at the Maybush Inn - a collaborative pub which was saved by 130 of the local community, who now run it themselves. There’s a There But Not There soldier in the beer garden - I’ve always wanted to see one of these for real. We highly recommend this CL, which is so well located for the Harwich ferry... and have already booked our next stay.

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Reviewed on 23/06/2019 10:40

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We stayed here over the bank holiday weekend, it all started ok, being met upon arrival and shown to our pitch. Wasn't very level pitch but was ok.. Was surprised to see more than 5 caravans / motorhomes over the weekend even though some were in the 'rally field' as its called.. It was not really a problem... the facilities were good and kept clean and tidy even though there were extra people using them. There was some work going on close-by and it would of nice to of been told / warned of some possible noise. Then on Sunday the noise became a lot closer and louder, with the noise of a mini-digger and a dumper all day ( till 6pm ) not to mention people shouting above the noise of the machinery.... not really what you want on a Sunday afternoon, especially when no warning was given.... On top of that the owners dogs were constantly yapping / barking and I think because of the noise they making they were un aware of this.. or didn't care !

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Reviewed on 06/05/2019 21:06

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