The Grebes nest

UK England East Anglia Essex Chigborough Farm

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
Floating Pod for 2 - fully furnished

The Owner Says

A unique pod floating on the edge of a 15 acre trout lake. The Grebes nest has a king sized bed with bedding and towels provided. There is a kitchen area with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, BBQ. Crockery, cutlery and utensils are provided. Facilities are nearby on the Campsite or in the Fishing lodge and include toilets and showers, games room with pool and table tennis, pizza oven, freezer and washing machine. Tea rooms and a la Carte restaurant also on site. Also a farm shop, furniture and gift shop, fishing, pottery painting, yoga, Pilates, massage, pedallo’s and boat hire, stand up paddle boarding. 

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Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, glampers, kids, dogs – yes.

Nearby

The farm itself is a treasure trove. Along with the food and drink options, there's the Terajola Furniture & Gifts Shop (01621852048), fly fishing for trout, carp fishing in the main coarse lakes (07702244440) and a Pottery and Painting Studio (01621852048). There's also a converted space called The Lotus Room, where you can try pilates, yoga and complimentary therapies (07812213042). There's easy access on foot or bike to the sea wall by the beautiful Blackwater Estuary. Elsewhere, it's a 10-minute drive to the supermarkets and pubs at Maldon, where Maldon Promenade Park has a 'splash park' (watery fun for kids in summer) and crazy golf, rollerskating, bowling and soft play. Colchester Zoo is 25 minutes away. Tiptree Jam Factory (01621 815407) and Museum is about 15 minutes away. Pedallo’s, rowing boats and kayaks can be used on site on Home Water Lake from 1st July to 31st August. Either hire from us or bring your own. 

Food & Drink

Michelin-recommended Rubino's Restaurant (01621 855579) is located on the farm and there is also the excellent. Chigborough Barns Tearoom serving Breakfast, Lunch, Cakes and Drinks (07563 252902) Delicatessen selling on site smokehouse Lambton and Jackson smoked salmon and cheese and other local goodies. Down the lane and along the sea wall to Heybridge Basin where there’s a choice of two pubs and The Lock Tearooms. 
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Location

Chigborough Farm is located at Chigborough Farm, Chigbourgh Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4RE

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Getting There

From the A12 from London exit at Hatfield Peverel. Follow signs to Maldon, then Goldhanger and Tolleshunt D’Arcy on the B1026. Chigborough Road is a small left hand turn as you leave Heybridge after Heybridge Basin (if you get to the Mill Beach pub on your right you've gone too far). Go down Chigborough Road and take the first gateway on the left, signposted campsite only, or, alternately, continue along Chigborough Road a little further and you will see the main courtyard of Chigborough Farm on your left hand side. Take the train to either Witham or Hatfield Peverel stations and get a taxi to the campsite (the taxi costs around £10).