Potash Wood CL (formerly The Lawn)

Hall Road, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS4 1PJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Potash Wood is a peaceful site set in a rural oasis alongside ancient woodland, with lots of wildlife.

Easy off-road access, with hardened approach to pitches, electrical hook-up, water and waste disposal. Excellent TV reception.

The site is in an area of much variety, activity and interest. 5 miles south there are miles of sandy beaches, some Blue Flag; the longest pier in the UK, with an RNLI rescue craft and new Culture Centre.  Southend has live theatres, cinemas and Regional shopping. To the North is yachting and river fishing on the River Crouch and Roach, and the historic marshes provide a natural habitat for sea birds. To the West lies Hadleigh Castle, with its park; the venue for the Olympic mountain bike track trail.

Within 5 minutes' walk The Cock Inn welcomes you to traditional pub food, Rochford Golf Club is a 5 minute drive and there are two big Sports Centres nearby. 

A gentle rest or walk in idyllic surroundings, but if you want activity the decision is yours.

White satellite dishes maximum 2 feet. Clay pigeon shooting on Wednesdays 10am to mid afternoon and alternate Saturdays only. Please enquire when booking, if this is of concern. 

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 13

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Postcode:
SS4 1PJ
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Lat 51.584918 / Lon 0.672699
OS field ref:
TQ851907
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Southend, Rayleigh
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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A wonderful week

Potash Wood CL (formerly The Lawn)
My wife and I booked this site as our first Caravan holiday after lockdown in April 21. We were visiting our son and his partner who live in the area. First of all a big thanks to Catriona who was immensely helpful to us during the booking process. We travelled all the way from Newcastle and Catriona gave us detailed advice about precisely where the site was and how to enter it using the gate code etc which made it so easy. Everything was as she described and we easily accessed a beautiful grassy clearing adjacent to Potash wood. It was extremely peaceful throughout our stay and we enjoyed seeing the horses in the adjacent paddock and the cycling event on the Sunday. There is an excellent footpath all the way along the road outside into Hawkwell and Hockley passing the excellent Potash garden centre. This enabled us to meet up with our family in their garden and we also had some lovely meals and a bbq on-site and walked to the Bull for an outdoor engagement celebration. Many thanks to Catriona and Mr Keddie. We hope to return very soon! Paul and Christine Crossling

bdylan

Reviewed on 01/05/2021 12:30

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A quiet few nights

Potash Wood CL (formerly The Lawn)
We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting friends and relatives nearby. Booking was straightforward, and a deposit was paid by card, but the owner is not always present, so you get a gate code. However, no-one told us about the button at the bottom of the lock which was frustrating, particularly as it was raining at the time, and my outfit was sticking out into the road a little. Approaching from the Rochford side, it is very easy to miss the entrance, so, once you are past The Lawns, take it gently. The site has a slight slope which looked (in the rain) as if it might have been a little too steep to get my Bessie 550 GL level, so we parked at the far end and were very happy. There is a main road by the entrance, but right up the far end it was very quiet. I would probably return again if we are visiting friends in the area.

FarmerTerry

Caravanner from Derbyshire

Reviewed on 19/08/2020 15:37

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weeks stay 😊

Potash Wood CL (formerly The Lawn)
Loved it didn't want to come home ..it was lovely and peaceful...yes there was clay pigeon shooting but it didn't bother me nor my dogs who at home wouldn't like loud noises normally ..my dogs were so relaxed as well ..didn't experience the paint balling while there ..lovely view to wake up to ..everyone we spoke to on the phone were so friendly and helpful ..cant wait to go back tbh.. It i admit not easy when leaving to get out ..but i put that down to selfish driver's who didn't want to slow down to stop and let us out ..

jayandshazza

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Reviewed on 21/06/2019 17:25

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wont be returning

Potash Wood CL (formerly The Lawn)
We stayed at this site in February, and unfortunately it is just a muddy strip of land with electric hook up and water with a combination lock on the gate, we arrived on the Saturday having already booked and paid in full, we were sent an email prior to our arrival with the gate code,finding the site is no problem and there is no problem with access, the pitches are not marked out so basically you can pitch anywhere, we did not see the owners or hear from them until we had been there 4 days, we have been using CL's for the past 20 years and I can honestly say this is the worst we have ever been to,it's so bad that we were prepared to lose our money and tried to find another site on the second day but were unable to so we stuck it out until day 4 of our seven day break and came home.

sean17sean

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Reviewed on 14/03/2018 19:52

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Potash Wood CL (formerly The Lawn)
We had difficulty finding the site as the CC sat nav still gives the Lawn CL and the position is still for the Lawn, when we did find the site it was a different name “Potash CL”! If travailing north there is no sign to CL The sign there is hidden by a large tree and can only be seen when travailing south they gave is the code for the padlock but did not say you have to find a button on the bottom to unlock the lock. The hard standing area is not very Motorhome friendly as is sloping also there is no drive up water tap which is situated by soft grass . Lots of traffic noise and a very short drive between a busy road and the locked gate. Over priced for a basic CL

adhple

Motorhomer from Dorset

Reviewed on 27/02/2018 15:00

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Please only follow the directions shown here on the website- do not use the directions in the Sites Directory and Handbook. Do not take the main carriage drive to the Mansion House where important functions such as weddings are taking place and you could cause a disturbance.