Potash Wood CL (formerly The Lawn)

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families

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. Possible paintball games 100 yards (this will cease in September).

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  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 13

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Postcode:
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Lat 51.584918 / Lon 0.672699
OS field ref:
TQ851907
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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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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 ..
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wont be returning

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.
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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
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This was a lovely peaceful sight.

Nice site, but it is right next to a paintballing wood. We had no problems at all with noise as we stayed mid week. Not sure about weekends though. The site was very difficult to find, but after a couple of calls to the excellent "Terry", we found it, or rather he came and found us at the Lawns manor house next door! We personally think it is overpriced at £15.00 low season for one night. We arrived at 5.p.m and had arranged to open the gate which has a combination lock. If you are going to arrive after 3.30 when the office closes , it would be advisable to ring in long before this so that you get hold of Terry's number and the combination number.

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Peaceful - it is not.

We stayed on this site for 2 weeks. Unfortunately the details given are not quite as it seems. It is anything but 'peaceful'. It sits just off an extremely busy road that has constant traffic with very often emergency services 'screaming by. There is I'm afraid the drone of cars passing at just about all times. It actually is quite difficult to join the road as the site entrance sits on a bend and it isn't always easy to see each way before pulling out - particularly with the caravan on tow, when you need a bit extra time to get across the road. The paintball in truth wasn't really a problem and took place in the woods just behind where the caravan pitches are. The thing that became a nuisance was when on many days the 'clay pigeon' shooting took place. One the Saturday during our stay it went on for over 4 hours until we just had to go out to get away from the banging sounds. Another thing that was disappointing was that again during the middle of our stay there were in fact 6 vans on this site. Had we needed or wanted to move on we were unable as we were blocked in by a trailer tent. The estates manager did confirm later that he had noticed more than 5 vans but didn't do anything about it - so all a bit disappointing really. The local area though we loved having never been to Essex before -so we would return but sadly not to this particular site.
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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.