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Tawny Owl Bell Tent

UK England East Anglia Essex Maldon Chigborough Farm

  • Sleeps 16 (max 16 adults, 15 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Pet Friendly
Furnished Bell Tent - furnished to a similar standard to the other bell tents with double bed, 2 x single camp beds (bedding and towels provided), bean bags, bbq bowl etc. Situated on the edge of the maze field next to Oyster Catcher Bell Tent. This is a brand new tent so we don't have photos of it yet, it is exactly the same as Oyster Catcher but it is made of cream canvas. On the map it is marked as 'Teal'

The Owner Says

Just under an hour from London, but feeling like a million miles away, Chigborough Farm is a tranquil and picturesque rural oasis on the North of the River Blackwater estuary near Maldon in Essex. The camping and glamping area is nestled in amongst 130 acres of arable land and fishing lakes, there are permissive footpaths throughout. It is just a short walk from the sea wall and the local coastal village of Heybridge Basin where there are pubs and a Wilkins and Sons tearoom. On site we have toilets, showers, games room, communal dining area with brick pizza oven, log cabin style fishing lodge over looking the lake, Rubino's restaurant, The barn at Chigborough Smoke house shop and deli, pottery painting studio, Terajola furniture and gift shop, yoga and pilates and complimentary therapies.
Our 2 acre site is a perfect space to either bring your tent, caravan or motorhome. We have fire bowls available to hire with a bag of logs and you're welcome to bring your dog at a charge of £2.50 a night.

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About Chigborough Farm

Suitable For

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


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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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).