Short Break to Potters 2023

Short Break to Potters 2023

Demand for space has been exceptional. At present, all Hotel Rooms are taken but we still have some Premier Standard rooms reserved in the Village. This also allows for one more room with single occupancy (with supplement).
Potters Resorts is a family-run concern. It has been operating very successfully from its base in Hopton-on-Sea for several years and has a very good reputation. Their Five Lakes resort in Essex is newly opened and we have an opportunity for a 4 nights/5 days visit in March. All meals and most drinks are included in the package.

Date/Time: Monday, 20th March 2023 - Friday, 24th March 2023

Location: Potters Resorts Five Lakes, Colchester Road, Essex, CM9 8HX

Price: From £459 per person (details below)

Event Organiser: David Sparrow

Although we have considered going to Potters before as an alternative to Warners we chose not to as they seemed a little too remote, being near Great Yarmouth. However, they have now opened a new resort near Colchester and Mersea in Essex and are giving us an opportunity to experience it at lower than normal rates early in 2023. The week on offer also includes a free-to-enter bowls competition on their lovely indoor rinks. Their website is Potters Five Lakes Resort and this is their latest promotional video.

The offer we have for you is detailed below and we hope it will appeal. We reserved 50 places but these were all taken within 15 hours of our recent mailshot.  However, we have managed to secure a few more rooms and bookings for these will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis, with deposits of £50 per person required by 6th October 2022 latest.

The main difference from Warners is that this is full board and drinks inclusive* with the opportunity to take a packed lunch out with you if you choose to go exploring on any day.
(*This includes the majority of well-known wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks, coffee, tea, etc, with certain higher-rated brands also available on a Premier list at extra charge if preferred).

The offer includes:

  • 5 days (4 nights) from Monday 20th March 2023
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus late supper, if you can make it!)
  • Drinks inclusive, as described above
  • Numerous activities, quizzes, etc
  • 9- and 18-hole golf courses*
  • A free-to-enter bowls competition
  • Lovely spa
  • Nightly entertainment

(*18-hole course is an extra charge as it is run by the local Golf Club)

Accommodation and Prices

Note: All prices are per person.
We have reserved 33 rooms, 13 @ £459 and 20 @ £499, in the hotel and adjacent village:

 

Location Room Type Price
Hotel Standard Premier double £459
Hotel Premier Plus double £499
Hotel Premier Plus twin £499
Hotel De Luxe double-double
(These rooms have two double beds and a walk-in shower)
£499
Village Premier Plus with zip & link bed
(Configurable as either double or twin)
£499
Village Standard Premier Rooms with zip & link bed
(Configurable as either double or twin and with walk-in shower)
£459

Three of the Standard Premier rooms can be single occupancy which incurs a supplementary cost of £100 (usually £200).

Most rooms have a shower over the bath; some also have walk-in showers, as listed above.

All the above prices include a £5 per person Cancellation Protection Cover for each guest as outlined in Potters Groups Terms and Conditions. It is a requirement that the whole group takes out Cancellation Protection at this price. This allows name changes without charge. Where a cancellation is made due to illness, bereavement or redundancy and a valid claim form is received, Potters Resorts will refund all monies paid, retaining just £5 per person; deposit payments are therefore also covered.

These prices are around £100 pp less than Potters’ normal charges for a 5-day, full board, drinks inclusive break.

For those trying to compare this offer with a similar Warners holiday at the same time, the rate per person is around £40-£50 higher but provides full- instead of half-board, drinks inclusive* and has many activities available too, so we think it’s a great opportunity to experience something similar yet also very different!

Want to join us? Then please complete the booking form and send it to David Sparrow with your deposit at the latest by 6th October 2022.

Warning! Our holidays always sell out very quickly, so if you are interested, act Now! We strongly recommend online booking to give you the best chance of securing your preferences. We also prefer online payment but if required we can take cheques.

We will take bookings and allocate requested rooms on a first-come-first-served basis. If your request cannot be met, we will contact you to offer an alternative if one is available.

The booking and payment options available for this event are:

  • Book online using the form below and pay online when requested
  • Book online using the form below and post a cheque to the event organiser
  • Post a paper booking form to the event organiser and pay online when requested
  • Post a paper booking form with your cheque to the event organiser

Event Booking

Demand for space has been exceptional. At present, all Hotel Rooms are taken but we still have some Premier Standard rooms reserved in the Village. This also allows for one more room with single occupancy (with supplement).
Please note that all bookings are subject to our Event Booking Rules.  The printable event information and booking sheet is available here: More info and booking
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Potters Five Lakes Essex 2023

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