Welcome to Greenacres Farm
Hardstanding and field pitches
We will be closing from the 1st of October
Due to the current pandemic, we have decided to close from October until further notice.
We now take online bookings! October 2019
To provide a more efficient service to our campers we now take all bookings online. You can check availability 24/7 and book your chosen pitch. Check out the videos on the Booking page to view/book individual pitches.
Our CL site is in the small village of Chappel which sits on the River Colne. Chappel is famous for its Victorian viaduct which is one of the largest brick built structures in England.
Matt and Jenny run the CL site. We love meeting new members and hearing about your travelling adventures. We have also listened to members’ feed-back relating to what would make their ultimate CL site. During 2015 we made some radical improvements to the site to make your stay with us more enjoyable.
Although we can’t guarantee sunny dry weather all year round, the two new hard-standings should help keep your feet nice and clean whatever the weather has in store.
During the winter months we ask motor home users to take advantage of these hard-standings to prevent any risk of getting stuck.
The CL field is level and drains nicely and we like to keep the grass short too.
We have splendid views from our CL over our own pastures and the surrounding countryside.
The Farm is not a working farm. There are no smelly muck heaps or noisy machinery operating to compromise your stay here. We do love our dogs and have a few of our own. We love to see members with their dogs, but do ask that dogs be kept on leads at all times unless being exercised in the designated Dog Exercise area.
There is an outside seating area and communal BBQ that you are very welcome to enjoy. We often have extended families making block bookings to celebrate important events. The site has plenty of room for such gatherings and we love to see families enjoying quality time on the farm.
We are motor home users, and understand that limited space can be a factor at times, especially whilst in the kitchen. As a result we have provided a vegetable preparation area, washing up area and a coin drop laundry for your convenience.
The village has a pub dating back to the 13th century as well as a post office and a general store all within a short walk away. There is a bus stop at the end of the road and also close by is a play area and playing fields.
Chappel and Wakes Colne is a fantastic area to explore on foot. With its undulating countryside including the River Colne, Chalkney Woods and parts of the Essex Way. We have maps for you to borrow with different distance walks to explore the surrounding areas.
Matt and Jenny
Latest news at Greenacres
We now have electric coin drop meters on the pitches. January 2018
Our new meters only accept the new £1 and £2 coins.
They are set at 18 pence per unit and they count down how much money you have left in.
We decided to install the meters due to increased costs of electricity and the ever increasing electric demands of modern caravans and motorhomes. Unfortunately some campers in the past have exploited the 'reasonable' electric usage. Multiple fan heaters left on 24 hours a day in awnings makes running a CL unfeasible.
Instead of raising our nightly pitch fee (something which we have not done for 4 years), and to make it fair for those campers who use a reasonable amount of electric, we installed the meters.
How much will it cost you?
Well to get technical, the unit price is 18 pence per unit. 18p/Kwh
We have found in the months January, February and March campers spend as little as 38p per 24hrs, and others have used up to £4.50p. June and July on average 50/60p per night.
If you wish to calculate your electric usage, it can be done by adding up your high power devices (electric space heaters, water heaters, hair dryer, electric kettle, electric oven.) See pictures below of our toastie maker!
One device that is on full power and is rated a 1000 watts, will use 1 unit of electric per hour.
We have created a games room! November 2017
We now have a pool table, football table and a jigsaw puzzle room!
Our new chemical disposal point has arrived! June 2017
The new chemical disposal point is now situated between the toilet and information room.
We have upgraded our hard-standings! Feb 2016
What was used for each hard standing:
20 tones of hard core
10 tones of MOT type 1
40 square meters ECODRIVE
4 tones of 10mm gravel
Check out the gallery for more pictures!