Severals CL

Severals Farm, Arkesden, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4EY

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Our CL is on a 350 acre farm which is a working arable farm but run with wildlife and horses in mind. We have a family of four sons one of whom is eventing full time hence the equestrian facilities including a cross country course which is available for hire.

The CL site is located next to the horse dressage area in a quiet, small grass field enclosed by hedges. There are 5 hard standing pitches all with their own electric (16 amp) and water supplies. Pitches 1 and 2 are extra large and level and suitable for RV's and/or caravans. Each pitch is wide enough for your awning to be on the hard standing.

Adults, children and pets are all welcome (although please do not allow dogs to roam the woods as there are nesting birds). There is access to toilets in the Farm Buildings. All waste disposal and rubbish disposal is available in the corner of the site next to the recycling bin by the entrance to the field. It is sometimes possible to bring horses or ponies by prior arrangement.

We are in a very quiet area (designated as an 'area of outstanding natural beauty') just outside the village of Arkesden. We are half way between junctions 8 and 10 of the M11 (there is no junction off at 9!) very close to the market town of Saffron Walden and Audley End House. The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is 15 mins away. There  are several public golf courses nearby and trout and coarse fishing available in the village.

The Axe and Compass pub in the village is extremely popular and very good, has been run by the same family for the last 20 years, and is a 10 minute walk from the farm. There are numerous other good pubs locally including a Thai pub in the next village. Booking is recommended for all of them particularly at weekends.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
CB11 4EY
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Lat 51.985888 / Lon 0.168074
OS field ref:
TL490343
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden

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Relaxing getaway

We have just returned from a couple of nights at this CL, having experienced a relaxing short-break on the borders of Herts, Essex & Cambs. The all-hardstanding pitches are almost perfectly level, so no messing with levelling blocks - what a bonus ! The availability of mains electric & water on each pitch is a real bonus. We were the only unit on the field for the 2 days we were there, so it is difficult to comment on the size of the pitches. Although previous reviews have said that they are too close, my impression was that they were no closer than the Club site at Ashridge Farm, where we store our van. The owner, Michael Payne, was very welcoming and gave us useful local information (takeaway fish & chips on Tuesday evening from the Axe & Compass for £6.50 - delicious !) We have taken to trying to have a 2-night getaway every month in our caravan, since joining the Club just over 12 months ago. In this time, I have favoured CL's rather than Club or Commercial sites for their peace & tranquility. At a distance of less than 20 miles from the storage facility this was a real gem. Whilst it is one of the more expensive CL's we have visited so far, our view is the avoidance of regular refilling of Aquarolls because of the mains water, is worth the minimal cost ! If you are a particularly light-sleeper, the flight path from Stanstead, if they are taking off to the west, may cause you a slight problem. For those of us well used to living near to airports, it was hardly noticeable. If you stay on Tuesday, Saffron Walden market is wort a visit - not the biggest outdoor market, but the town dates back to the 1100's and is very quaint. Access into & out of the farm is via an electric gate which should sense your vehicle appraoching . . . . . . if it doesn't and refuses to open, then . . . . . go to the faded red switch in the yellow housing on the side of the gates nearest to the barns & inside the farm and . . . . turn it off & on again. This classic electrical-device-fix worked perfectly for us !! A lovely area to visit with lots of delightful villages and thatched cottages - will definitely return.

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A great base

We loved this site. Took our 2 dogs, footpaths easily accessible. Electric and water serviced. A beautiful rolling landscape countryside all around. We went on a footpath walk, free map provided on site. We have had to buy at other sites! Very welcoming owner, who helped us leave when our mover wouldn't work! Can recommend walking at Audley End. Arkesden is pretty and is only a very short walk from site. Saffron Walden market on a Saturday is a must. Best market around. We will certainly be back. :-)

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Lovely peaceful site

We've just returned home from this lovely site in rural Essex. We found it very easily following the owner's directions (SatNav wanted to take us off the main road earlier, but we resisted!) The entrance to the site is up a very straight, tree lined road with automatic gates at the top. The pitches are well spaced out with plenty of room and all pretty level. The pitches are all electric (of course) but each one has its own water supply, which is wonderful. There are stunning views from the site and it's really peaceful, with just the pheasants to break the quiet. We will definitely return. Motorhomers from Kent

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Hidden gem

We loved this site and spent the weekend on our own there....and don't know why more people aren't going! There was a review which said the pitches were close together; we did not find this to be the case at all and hope others haven't been put off by this. They are all serviced with water and electric and the owners were friendly and welcoming, allowing us to walk in their fields at this time of year (June). Local pub walking distance and good, with lots of other choices locally too. Plenty to do and see locally, no complaints at all and hope to be going back soon!

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Great new CL

Really nice new site but still needs some 'bedding in' in places which will come with a little time. Great to have taps on each pitch, although as somebody else has mentioned, some pitches are a little close together and some also slope off a little. The Axe and Compasses is in walking distance and serves great food with an extensive menu. Arkesden is a very pretty village as is the larger town of Saffron Walden nearby. Speedy connections into London too, with two mainline stations only a few miles away with parking available at each. Very welcoming and helpful owners too and will definitely return to this site throughout the year. 
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