Caravan and Motorhome Club CL info
2019 is the 17th year of running our beautiful CL and already the Booking Diary is filling up fast. Our new rate is £12.50 per night, which includes electric hook-up, awning, car, dogs.. and we don’ t charge anything for the shower and toilet! If you`d like to book, please either phone us (leave a message if I`m not at home and I`ll return your call as soon as possible) or send an e-mail. We much prefer the personal touch of being able to chat with you and answer any questions you may have or just get to know you a little before your arrival!
As we’re increasingly busy throughout the summer months, we politely ask that you adhere to the midday arrival/departure times. If you’d like to arrive earlier or leave later, please have a chat with me beforehand and you’ll be able to park near the CL entrance on the grass by the Information Room. I try to mow vacated pitches before new arrivals, but it’s difficult with back-to-back bookings!
Our new ride-on mower has already made an enormous difference to the grass on the CL field and with twice-weekly mowing and cuttings collected, it looks wonderful (and is lots of fun to use!)
2018 was even busier than previous years and we were delighted to welcome so many new visitors to our farm, many of whom made repeat visits back to the CL during the year and have booked for 2019. It`s always heart-warming to welcome lots of familiar faces back to the farm; it`s just like having friends coming to stay! Since opening in 2003, occupancy has steadily increased. July 2018 was 97% full and August 2018 was 98% full.
We have a Facebook page for our CL. Do have a look if you get a moment and please add any photos of our farm from your visits! It's listed as 'Burnham Wick Farm CL' https://www.facebook.com/Burnham-Wick-Farm-CL-19317524503 (click on the black link)
The nightly fee of £12.50 includes a 10amp hook-up, a fresh water tap on the site, use of the toilet and free hot water electric shower (no tokens needed!) an awning, car and a maximum of 3 dogs.This rate is for 2 adults and 2 children; extra adults are £1 per night and children 50p per night. A small one-man pup tent is allowed but we charge £5 per night for this.
There is a MAXIMUM of 4 adults allowed per pitch and ONE car per pitch
Please be aware that you must be a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club to stay on our CL.
BOOKING INFO - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
A deposit is required, to be sent within ONE week of making the booking and this is to ensure that once a booking has been made, it is honoured. As we`re becoming increasingly booked up, we`re sure you`ll appreciate why we need to do this.
Please note that deposits are mostly non-refundable and non-transferable but partial or full refunds may be made if the booking is for a long way ahead. Balance is due on arrival or soon after and any nights booked will be charged for unless cancelled well in advance of arrival and I`m able to re-let them. Deposits may be made via online banking (BACS) or cheque
Our relaxed approach seems popular as we don`t specify exactly which pitch you have to park on. As long as you park with the pitch number in line with the MIDDLE of your caravan or motorhome, we don`t mind if you park end on or parallel to the trees or wooden railings..it`s your choice!
Whilst we`re more than happy for you to have visitors whilst you’re staying on our farm, please ensure that any children visiting are under careful supervision, noise is kept to a minimum if you’re sitting outside and extra cars are parked off-site by the CL entrance.
Our Information Room has an abundance of up-to-date info about the farm and surrounding areas and you are invited to read our guidelines about the farm as soon as you can after arriving on the site.
When arriving in Burnham, ignore your sat-nav which will take you through a housing estate. Follow the directions in the book and just stay on the High St down to the Victoria Inn.
When leaving, we recommend you use Riverside Rd (second left once in Orchard Rd) as it is wider than Western Rd. Your sat-nav may take you another way, but our route is simpler!
Please note that we do not allow the use of fireworks or sky-lanterns at any time on our farm. With straw stacks, hay bales and wooden barns nearby,the fire risk is enormous.
We warmly welcome well-behaved dogs and encourage you to explore the many footpaths, bridleways and the seawall with your dog .There is a shingle beach a short walk along the seawall, which is perfect for dogs and picnics. Kayakers and canoeists can launch from the Town jetty along the front and explore the River Crouch and nearby waterways and islands. Walkers and cyclists have a huge variety of routes to follow and as our farm is exceedingly flat, none of it is too strenuous!
Visitors` comments .......
`This CL really is a gem and a credit to its owners..`
`Once again, another fabulously relaxing week on your beautiful site and farm. We really cannot recommend you highly enough!`
`..wish you were open all year`
'... your website is excellent, informative and with fab photos, but most importantly for us, it is the welcoming tone of your website which draws you in and invites you to stay'
`Our favourite CL site-this site is one you will visit again and again..`
` This site is just wonderful. It ticks every box for facilities, views, friendly owners, walks and things to do. We sat yesterday evening watching the horses and as dusk fell we were entertained by the young owls learning to fly.`
`If you like quietude and nature then this place has to be high on your list. Highly recommended.`
`In the evening, you couldn`t hear a thing, not even the gentle hum of distant traffic and that`s quite an achievement in England!`
`This is a site to savour, to enjoy. Do not go here if you do not appreciate the bird song, the environment, and a small quiet friendly site. The site is packed with peace and stillness and the fullness of nature. £10 you get more than what it says on the tin; the peace is priceless.Great local information on walks, cycles, history and conservation. This is heaven`
`Oh how peaceful - one of the quietest sites we`ve stayed on, being at the end of a lane about 3/4 mile outside of the village. The friendly owners were a mine of information...`
`We loved their approach to the environment; the abundance of wildlife is amazing`
'...thank you for a scenic and restful stay on your farm.We very much look forward to returning next year...here's to your continued CL success!'
`Just to say thank you very much for the use of your site.It suited us excellently and we really enjoyed the area. The unique feature for us was the high population of hares; never seen so many or so frequently.Hope to see you again some day..`
'Wick Farm is a really good CL. The site is totally flat and free-draining, even though we stayed on the wettest August Bank Holiday! We will definitely return to this site'
`What is outstanding is the care the owners have taken to make you feel welcome`
`Nice to see the owners make a fuss of the campers.Thank you and well done`
`It was just perfect`
`....A fantastic site for relaxing and the best value for money of any site we have visited`
`....If it`s peace and quiet you want, then this hits the nail, but do book in advance because its getting more and more popular with only limited spaces.We will be back..`
`.. am a single person and had my two dogs with me and felt completely safe. As soon as I arrived Adrienne made me feel welcome..`
`...Lovely quiet site in perfect surroundings, just right for long solitary walks along the estuary or countryside...`
`....A yearly pilgrimage for us`
`....This is a site we will gladly revisit - if only because our dogs were clearly depressed at having to leave it!`
We look forward to welcoming you to our CL
View of part of the CL (pic 1) and grass cuttings collected after mowing (pic 2)
Review from Sharon Brown, Summer 2018 MMM magazine