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:
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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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Cycling, Geocaching, Peace and Quiet.

Severals CL
I stayed for 5 nights at this very peaceful CL during August 2021 in a large 8.5 metre motorhome. Access to the site is nice and easy up a lovely tree lined drive with an electric gate at the top for added security. When I arrived there was only one other unit on site (coincidentally I knew the couple!). I chose pitch 1 which was wide enough and long enough for my motorhome and very level. Not sure I would want to be on either pitches 4 or 5 as they are quite a bit smaller and on a slope. Nicely sheltered from the wind by the hedge, there is plenty of space either side of the pitches for tables, chairs, awnings etc. The site is clean and tidy with well cut grass. I received a warm welcome from the owner, Michael, who told me of some local eateries, walks and cycle routes. I cycled, (and geocached) for miles every day, through quiet country lanes and quaint villages. A very quiet site, no road noise, just the occasional plane going over, but I barely noticed them. I happily whiled away an hour or two, sat in the sun watching Kites and Buzzards soaring overhead and Partridges trotting through the site. I had a lovely evening meal at the nearby Axe and Compass pub (not dog friendly inside unfortunately) but plenty of outdoor seating, much of it covered, where dogs can probably go. I didn’t use any of the on-site facilities such as the kitchen or loo, so can’t comment on those, it’s a shame the wifi can’t be extended for use on the pitches and not just the kitchen area. At £20 per night, it is more than I would usually pay, and I would expect more facilities for that price (wifi at the pitches, shower/toilet block), but the location and tranquility was worth it for me. I would definitely revisit Severals CL and recommend it for a quite stay.

Firefox3

Motorhomer from West Yorkshire

Reviewed on 29/08/2021 14:46

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just had a week there and was well chuffed. lovely drive up to the site,,,,but beware the cattle grid halfway up, i didn't see it for looking at the trees. quiet as you like except for 9 to 10 at night when planes seem to aim for the site overhead...but only then. strange, but it was no matter, i would heartily recommend this site.

whytony

Reviewed on 20/04/2021 07:45

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We stayed for a long weekend at the end of October/early Nov. In common with many older folk we are staying on CLs rather late in the year using our Covid secure accommodation. The hard standings are fully serviced and the larger ones particulalry useful for keeping footwear clean. The site is on a bit of a slope and was somewhat chewed up by people staying late in the season like us! But the hard standings themselves are nice and level The owner Michael was very welcoming and is intending to lay some matting to aid access to the hard standings. He was very helpful when we needed to be flexible over departure date. We did get a little disturbed by some Stansted (we assume) night flights but it wasn't a major problem. Toilets and wifi in the barn kitchen really useful too.

Snellybob

Reviewed on 04/11/2020 17:25

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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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Severals CL
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. :-)

mrsmandm

Reviewed on 12/09/2016 10:28

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