Flatford Farmhouse

Flatford Lane, East Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6UN

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

A hidden gem located within the heart of ‘Constable Country’, just a short walk from Flatford Mill, Dedham Vale; the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous pictures.

A quiet and quaint spot, situated within the grounds of an old working farm, footpaths run adjacent to the field leading you straight to ‘The Mill’. Walking distance to a local bistro pub serving up homemade food and local ales.

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Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging

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2 acres

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Postcode:
CO7 6UN
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GPS:
Lat 51.966128 / Lon 1.023758
OS field ref:
TM078340
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Colchester, Ipswich
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A proper traditional CL site

We have been coming here for over 17 years now not far from where we live so makes a nice weekend getaway I find it quite sad that people moan about the uneven ground and never seeing the owner I thought this was why we went on CLs !! There are fantastic circular walks that can be taken from the caravan . You can walk from Flatford Mill across the Dedham and have a pint in the pub and still be back in time for tea. Probably the most tranquil site we have been on sitting here now listening to all the songbirds .

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Peaceful but disappointing

A beautiful certified location spoilt by lack of love. Very peaceful area with excellent walks and a local play area. Unfortunately the site itself needs some love. A very uneven ground to start with but the grass needed a good cut which made it difficult to see this. Weeds covered the fresh water tap and chemical disposal points making access difficult. Old signage either faded or covered by weeds. Pitches not marked out just blue buckets covering the electrical hook ups which kept on tripping. Owner only seen once to pay and had no idea of how long we were staying. A very messy barn next to the pitches. One of the more expensive sites. Although the owner was quick to respond by email before booking. We won't be rushing back which is a shame because this site in its location could be a gem.
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lovely site

We went to this site a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Very quiet and restful. Owners very pleasant. We will definitely visit on a regular basis. Hope to book a couple of days this week while weather is still good.
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Very disappointing, run down, unkempt and uncared for, never saw the owner. Eventually found someone to pay but he was quite rude.

We arrived on site, although nearly missed it as the site plaque was covered over by weeds as was the faded British Tourist board notice obviously from years gone by. The driveway was very uneven and in a poor state of repair. No-one around to tell us where to go, apparently there is a sign on a gate, but the gate was open already open and held back by overgrown weeds. The field was in a poor state, grass was rather long and there were lines of mown grass just left lying around so made a mess in the caravan and car everytime you went out. We looked for the electrics to eventually discover them covered by old blue plastic barrels. Pitching was not easy as the field was sloping and very uneven Made even more difficult by being unable to see the dips because of the length of the grass. We set up in the flattest part of the field we could find but were then overshadowed by overgrown trees. To get to the facilities, we had to walk past a dilapidated barn, which appeared to be used as a dumping ground for old furniture and general rubbish. The chemical disposal facility was at a good height but was difficult to access as nettles had been left to grow high all around the four sides. There were also nettles growing around the water supply. We were there for a full week and not once did we see an owner, I went up to the house a number of times to pay but there appeared to be no one about. On our final night, I went up later and did get a reply. I asked if I could pay our dues and the conversation went virtually, 'How many nights have you been here?'. I replied 7'. He said 'that's £15 pound a night'. I replied, '£105' as I offered the money. He said, 'Yes, thank you' and closed the door. Never asked if everything was ok, or anything. We were both so disappointed with the site and the state of neglect. This is the most expensive site we have been on and sad to say this is the first time we have had such a bad and disappointing experience and this is the first negative review we have ever put up in eleven years. I notice a review last year also mentioned it being in need of some TLC but sadly, nothing appears to have been done. I did take photos but unfortunately I cannot post them on here. This could have been a lovely site with just a bit of care in a beautiful part of the country.

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So nice & helpful

Been to this site several times and can hand on heart say nothing is to much trouble for the owners Paul is very approachable and always helps with what ever he can DEFO WORTH A VISIT
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