When complete contentment is on your must-have list, make tracks to the stunning Five Lakes Resort and bid farewell to all of life’s stresses and strains. Surrounded by 320 acres of picturesque Essex parkland, this is a retreat that will relax, refresh and rejuvenate you from the first moment right through to the last.
There’s plenty to see and do in the local area, including a relaxing stroll through the Dengie National Nature Reserve. Spend a little time at the world-famous Colchester Zoo, and be sure to check out the Roman history in Colchester itself. You’ll also be within easy reach of a number of celebrated waterfront locations, such as Clacton-on-Sea and Burnham-on-Crouch.
Five Lakes is the perfect venue for overnight stays that tick all the right boxes. It boasts a gorgeous spa, a superb gym and more than 190 blissfully comfortable bedrooms. There are two excellent golf courses here, not to mention a number of bars and restaurants to bring you that all-important refreshment when you need it most.
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Colchester Zoo, Colchester Castle, Tiptree Jam Factory and Maldon Promenade
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Two 18 hole golf courses
Outdoor tennis courts
Free weights gym
18 conference rooms
3 indoor squash courts
Flood lit driving range
Full size outdoor football pitch
Chipping and practice area
You can escape from the world around you with ease at the stunning spa here in the Essex countryside. Whether you’re looking be energised or relaxed or a combination of both, you will find what you need right here.
With 12 supremely luxurious treatment rooms and a diverse selection of treatments to tempt you, this really is a must-visit. From a single massage to a complex set of therapies, everything you want is right here.
You’ll find an extremely well-equipped fitness centre at the Five Lakes Resort. Whether you need a gentle jog or a full-on workout, the equipment and the atmosphere will delight you from the first moment.
If you’re the sporty type, why not give the tennis and badminton courts a little of your time? And when you’re done with all the exertion, be sure to unwind in the heated indoor swimming pool.
Amazing spa day and afternoon tea! Such a lovely day, had a great massage and facial. Staff were so friendly and helpful. So relaxing and a delicious afternoon tea. 10/10 would recommend to a friend!
Kimberley Elms, Chelmsford
Spa Treat for my birthday.
Five Lakes is such an amazing location if you want to feel pampered and relaxed. I bought a package through SpaSeekers, mini facial, mini pedicure and back/shoulder/neck massage and afternoon tea was also included! I want to thank Laura at Five Lakes who looked after me I gave me my treatments, always making me feel comfortable and explaining her steps along the way such as telling me what treatments she used for my face and what area she would work best on for my massage! The relaxation room was nice, cosy and warm the perfect way to chill out before the treatments! All the staff I came across were friendly and helpful and all of the facilities were fresh and clean, and I was especially happy with them providing the robe, towel and slippers! The afternoon tea was lovely too, everything was full of flavour and I didn’t have to wait long to be served. I had such a great time here, I will defo be returning and I have non stop been telling my friends and family about Five Lakes Resort!
Rebecca Wilkins , Witham
Really relaxing visit
Great and friendly staff made the visit very relaxing. The afternoon tea has improved since we visited a couple of years ago and a vegetarian option was far easier to come by.
Cam Hardman, Kent
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The new Potters resort in Essex
Arrived with friends for a four night break . We were a little disappointed to find it wasn't finished , the first evening meal was not great, they run out of carvery and our alternative choice was......Read more
Lovely place and lovely staff
What a lovely place, lovely members of staff!
Every member of staff was smiling and very helpful.
The activities and entertainment were out of this world
Can't wait to come again in August!
The only......Read more
Don’t be put off by previous reviews
Potters holidays have taken over five lakes resorts on the 1st of May 2022
We have found this centre to be excellent
excellent friendly staff......Read more