Carpers Cabin (19 at Chigborough Farm)
A one room cabin right beside the May Water Carp Lake.
The Owner Says
Chigborough Carpers Cabin, the latest of our accommodation units, is a one room cabin for Coarse and Carp Anglers who want a little more comfort than pitching a bivvy. Aimed at Anglers who would like to be joined by their familes, It can sleep up to four in a double bed and a bunk bed. It has a gas hob and tea and coffee making facilites, out door furniture and a fire pit and logs and allows discounted fishing on Chigborough’s established and popular Carp and Coarse lakes. We have Carp to over 40lb, Catfish to 140lb and good bream, tench, roach, rudd and pike. Bedding can also be provided as optional extra. Our aim is to provide a comfortable, relaxing place to rest and stay whilst being close enough to the lake to maximise your fishing trip. Whilst the cabin is just a stones throw from the lake, it isn’t close enough to adequately supervise your rods from inside so all lines must be removed from the water unless you are sitting by them. The cabin is off grid, there is a portaloo in the car park nearby and it is a 5 minute walk from the main campsite facilities which include wet rooms, games rooms, outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, loos and showers. In the main courtyard a short walk away there is a shop, cafe and restaurant. Also on site we have a pottery painting studio and yoga and massage. The cabin is a few hundred metres from the beautiful BlackWater Estuary which is a great place to walk, cycle and visit pubs and tea rooms. The Carpers Cabin accommodation is situated next to our on-site tackle shop.
About Chigborough Farm
Suitable ForTents, campervans, caravans, glampers, kids, dogs – yes.
NearbyThe 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 & DrinkMichelin-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!
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.
, Reasonable cost, CCC, CS pitch, Good size
Response from Chigborough Farm
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
Chigborough Farm is located at Chigborough Farm, Chigbourgh Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4RE
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.