At Mersea you can stay in heated cabins, our residential centre or enjoy an authentic summer camp experience in tents! We have 220 beds in indoor accommodation, with tents available for up to 300.
Ingram Lodge, our purpose-built residential centre can accommodate up to 48 people at a time with 5 bunk rooms sleeping 8 in each and 2 en suite staff bedrooms accommodating 4 in each. The centre is totally self-contained and has its own fully equipped, modern self-catering facilities as well as wheelchair-accessible toilets and showers.
There is a flexible communal living space to use for teaching, eating or relaxing, which includes all of the IT infrastructure you would expect of any modern classroom: digital projector and integrated sound and vision, plus Wi-Fi internet access.
Our popular Blackwater Village can accommodate 54 people in 9 cabins with three sets of bunk beds in each, all with disabled access. Laid out in a quadrangle, they are usually booked out as one unit. These cosy cabins benefit from heating for those chilly nights!
Colne camping pods
Our modern and comfortable Colne cabins are the latest addition to our accommodation and comprise of 11 camping pods with a total of 64-bed spaces; 7 cabins with 8 beds and 4 cabins with 2 beds.
Large log cabins
Our 5 large log cabins can sleep up to 10 people in each. Two cabins sleep 8 in bunks with 2 single beds. The other three cabins sleep 8 in bunks on one side, with 2 single beds on the other, with separate entrances. These cabins can be booked out individually.
These cabins are not en-suite, however, excellent toilet and shower facilities are available at the centre of the site, with dedicated wheelchair-accessible facilities.
We can accommodate up to 300 people in our own hardy patrol tents, which can be combined with our cabin accommodation to suit your needs. Each can sleep 6 to 8 people and a mattress is provided per person.
When booking our groups of cabins, pods and tents we can often allocate a nearby marquee for your group use so you can create the perfect camp!
Bedding is not provided with our accommodation options as standard but can be arranged on request at an additional charge.
Our Mersea site isn’t a touring campsite, however, we welcome bookings from organised groups of campers with their own tents for DofE expeditions, rallies or weekend gatherings, by prior arrangement. We also have some dates available for family camping during the summer holidays.