Golden Grove Caravan Park

The sun is shining and it feels just a little warmer than it has done recently, only just a little bit though! And we’ve found a great place for our second trip in the motorhome. We’re at Golden Grove Caravan Park, just west of Braintree in Essex.

We were planning to go to Dorset for a few days, but as we have various issues with the motorhome that need sorting we’re staying near the dealer we bought it from.

Lisa found Golden Grove on the ukcampsite website. There are just 9 pitches in 6 acres with hook-up and water for £15 per night, it sounded great. When it came to paying on the first evening we were made to feel very welcome.

All the pitches are on gravel and set around the top edge of a field – everyone has nice view. There is only one toilet, but it is probably the nicest I’ve seen on any campsite. There is also a small room with a sink and lots of local info and magazines. To the side there’s a drain for black water and a recycling point. The only thing missing is a shower, but that is stated on their website and it means we get to test our shower for the first time!

As it was such a beautiful afternoon we strolled up the road to the village of Great Saling to look at the church. The oldest part dates back to the 14th century, but it was mostly restored in the 19th Century. Looking up at the tower I spotted a gargoyle. Keen to look inside, Lisa turned the handle on the large wooden door and we were pleased to find it was open. It was fairly plain inside, but the stained glass looked great with the low afternoon sun coming through.

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