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, 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 opposite, 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
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

Prices

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:30 AM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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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:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Harwich and Colchester
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (5 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Harwich
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Lovely site.

Brookcroft
Exactly as advertised. Clean and tidy with friendly, helpful and informative owners. Perfect for our needs and fairly priced. Superb community run CAMRA pub just a 10 minute walk.

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Reviewed on 22/05/2024 11:04

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A very peaceful site with good amenities

Brookcroft
We had a 3 night stay on this site and found it to be a very peaceful site with very good amenities. The shower and toilet were fine, the bins well positioned and the water easily accessible. Several people used the site for a 1 night stop over before heading to the ferry, but Mr Taylor positions them nearest to the entrance/exit of the site and those of us staying longer further in, therefore no one is inconvenienced by early morning departures. The site is ideal for visiting Harwich and Dovercourt, and has a community owned pub a short hop away. We felt this site to be very good value for money at £20/night including the toilet and shower (there is an honesty box for the shower with a suggestion of 50p per shower). Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed on 12/07/2023 21:50

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Well located CL for Essex Coastal Towns and Harwich Ferry

Brookcroft
This is a very good CL with a very helpful owner who greeted us on arrival and advised on a suitable pitch for our stay. For those travelling to Holland by Ferry this is an excellent location for overnight stay either before or after your trip because Harwich (Parkstone) Ferry Port is only 5 miles away from the CL. It does, however, mean that there are quite a few pitches that are occupied for single nights with early morning departures. Such is the peacefulness of the site that we didn't notice the comings and goings other than by the occupied and then empty pitches. There is a single Toilet and Shower but even when all pitches were full we never experienced either being occupied when we wanted to use the facilities. There are good facilities for water, grey water and Chemical Disposal together with bins in which to sort other rubbish. Walton-On-The Naze and Frinton-On-Sea are within easy reach of the site for quiet beach visits or the is also Claction-On-Sea if you want something more 'Upbeat'. Landguard Fort (Felixtowe) is well worth a visit and is easily reached using the Harwich Harbour Ferry Service (foot or bicycle) from the Ha'penny pier in Harwich. We had an excellent stay here and would certainly us the site if we visit the area again.

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Reviewed on 30/06/2023 09:50

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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.

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Reviewed on 26/06/2021 20:36

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Brookcroft
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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