W7 Non Members Grass Pitch

UK England East Anglia Essex Maldon Chigborough Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 5 children)
A grass pitch situated on a 2 acre field with plenty of space and activities to take part in. On site we have toilets, showers, games room, communal dining area with brick pizza oven and a log cabin style fishing lodge over looking the lake. Create a unique gift in our pottery barn in painted fired ceramic or decopatch.

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 fly fishing for trout, carp fishing in the main coarse lakes (please use the red ‘book now’ Button) and a Pottery and Painting Studio  There's also a converted space called ‘Yogiswari’ where you can try pilates, yoga and complimentary therapies. 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 14th September. Either hire from us or bring your own. 

Food & Drink

Michelin-recommended Rubino's Restaurant (01621 855579) is located on the farm and also The Black Pig Farm Cafe. A short walk down the lane and along the sea wall to Heybridge Basin, there’s a choice of two pubs The Jolly Sailor and Old Ship,  and The Lock Tearooms. 
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Rated ★★★★★ over 56 reviews


Lovely weekend camping in a tranquil setting

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Chigborough Farm, camping in Willow Camp which was tranquil and open. The farm has a great cafe, and Fish stall which we visited - excellent sea-food platters and all sorts of amazing fish. The facilities were generally good, although more toilets would have been useful. Overall it was a lovely experience and I would highly recommend

Lovely campsite couple of improvements would make it a 5 star

Great location near to Heybridge basin lovely walks along the river. Lake at campsite was great for paddle boards very picturesque and peaceful. Couple of minor details would score as 5 star. Not quite enough w/c facilities on site for number of pitches and by Sunday no Loo Roll available. We stayed when site was not particularly busy but bins area was over spilling which was a shame. Apart from that overall campsite was lovely and would return

Beautiful spot with everything you need!

We absolutely loved our trip here! The Bell Tent was beautiful as were the tent pitches next to the maze of maize! The facilities were great with a games room, kitchen, delicious farm cafe, kayaks and boat for rent! What more could you ask for - thank you for having us!
Aug 31, 2021 by Sarah Jones Verified Review


We came to chill after a tough year. And that’s exactly what Chigborough Farm did for us……… totally relaxed after our stay. The owners were friendly and helpful, our pitch was excellent. The facilities spot on, and oh that lake. We sat by it and watched the wildlife, go by. We paddle boarded, and had the lake to ourselves. We would highly recommend Chigborough farm to anyone and everyone as a go to place to chill. Thank you

Response from Chigborough Farm

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. 

Pleasant site

, Reasonable cost, CCC, CS pitch, Good size
Aug 15, 2021 by Robert Ellis Verified Review

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
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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). Arrow Taxis are our local firm.