C5 Camping & Caravan Club - Electric

UK England East Anglia Essex Maldon Chigborough Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 5 children)
A grass pitch with electrical hookup situated on our 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 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  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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Rated ★★★★★ over 51 reviews


We stayed at the woodpecker and it was amazing

The Woodpecker was so comfortable and had everything you could need. We had friends staying in a tent onsite and they spent all their time with us on our veranda, making use of the gas BBQ! Great place to have a family get together and our dogs loved it. The staff at the site were very helpful and excellent customer service. Such a lovely place for our 9yr old to run around and play in a safe environment and make new friends.

Beautiful site, lovely stay!

We had a lovely few days at the site, the location was peaceful and beautiful surrounded by lakes, a maze, horses and other wildlife, idyllic! Check in/check out was simple and efficient, the on site facilities are brilliant with hot showers, a kitchen, games room and free electricity. The site is also only a 30 min walk from the nearest seaside town where there’s a number of lovely pubs, would particularly recommend the Jolly Sailor. Thanks for a great visit, look forward to coming back soon!
Jul 10, 2021 by Asher Watts Verified Review

Lovely simple campsite next to nature

We had a lovely couple of nights in our campervan; the electric plugin helped us keep the fridge on! It was a bit rainy, but we still managed to enjoy the Maze, the playground for my 6-year-old, and walks around the beautiful lakes. We saw starling murmurations on both evenings we were there, lots of rabbits and birds. The local cafe on-site does great burgers and lobster. Maldon was great for a visit as was Burnham on Crouch.
Jul 5, 2021 by Loverlache Verified Review

Family friendly weekend

We had a wonderful stay this weekend at the campsite. The local fishing ponds are beautiful and the campsite was quiet, clean and perfect for our weekend with 2x families and 3 little kids under 5 years old. The facilities were clean and tidy and we had everything we needed. The little play park was great for the kids and they loved splashing in the water in the beach nearby. In general everyone had a lovely time. The only point I would make for families of young children is that we walked down to the beach along the road and found that the road was really busy and there wasn't very much space for walking at the side of the road. Unfortunately I would probably recommend driving to the water side for road safety. Apart from that it was a simple but spot on camp site :)
Jun 29, 2021 by Louise

Wonderful tranquil campsite

I stayed here for 1 night last year passing through, loved it and booked again for longer this year. We've just come back from a wonderful 3 night mid-week stay. There is lots of space and everything is simple and clean. It feels like you are surrounded by nature and birdsong. We stayed on the Willow campsite and sitting outside our tent in the evening watching the sunset and starling murmurations was magic.
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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).