Potash Wood CL (formerly The Lawn)

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Rated 3 of 5

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A quiet few nights

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.

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weeks stay 😊

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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Difficulty finding the site

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
Motorhomer from Dorset

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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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Bad site

Its hard to find, the few days we were at this site has made sure we will never go back, it is very un even which made us spend a lot of time setting up, then we had a bike race through the site not 2 or 3 kids this was a proper bike race 40 or 50 bikes, when i complained was told it only happens once a year unlike the paint balling which is every week in the little wood right behind were the caravans are parked, i have been to lots of caravan sites over the years (20) and this one is the worst i have been too
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Bluebell Wood

Had trouble finding the site as the satnav did not recognise this stretch of road as Hall Rd eventually find someone to ask directions but did not know it as Potash Wood but when I mention it was formerly the Lawns he knew and put me right. Well signed at entrance, entry via combination padlock. A bluebell wood is adjacent to the site and is used at weekends for paint ball games. (Bluebells in bloom 12 April) There is ample room to get your unit off the road in opening the entry gate. I was not able to get wi fi. Facilities were electric hookup, water supply, waste disposal (septic tank and bins for rubbish. I agree with another review that it is expensive. I was there for 2 nights and not a soul came round to greet you your left to it basically, but not a problem Bluebells currently in bloom was a bonus (April) Some noise from the road as it gets busy at time's but acceptable. Bluebell wood behind you , horse paddock in front make it more pleasing.
Motorhomer from Suffolk

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Poor

No one has yet mentioned the wifi facility which is advertised but NOT AVAILABLE! Other comments by others are valid - this is not a peaceful site & the paintballers are a pain (very noisy people!). I think the price is too high (we stay on many CLs so I think we can judge. However the location (being close to Southend) is great and ultimately why we may return.

 

Message from The Club:

Thank you for your review. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the area. We regret to hear, however, that you found the paintballers in the area a nuisance. We have discussed this with the paintballing staff and it has been agreed that the CL grounds are out of bounds to paintballers and that the games entrance area should be staffed at all times, as previously instructed.

We always do our utmost to improve the facilities for our visitors and we would welcome you to contact us directly if you wish to discuss your experience in further detail. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to experience the high standard of service we have become known for.

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Not clear I structions

Had trouble finding the actual CL site, we took turning as said in book but ended up at a not particularly nice site. After speaking to a camper, was told there are 2 sites..to go to office in house nearby. Seems we were at wrong Site. Had to go back out yo main road and further down road about another 50 yards. Site fine, but very close to busy road. Bus stop about half mile away. Footpath along the road, so no problem.
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