Potters Resorts Five Lakes
All Inclusive Short Breaks In The Essex Countryside

Immerse yourself in 320 acres of beautiful Essex countryside at Potters Resorts Five Lakes.

Our award-winning Resort combines peaceful countryside surroundings, exclusive activities and amazing All Inclusive value. Come and experience our second five-star destination for a break you won’t forget.

Choose from 4 Night Midweek and 3 Night Weekend breaks, designed exclusively for adults all year round. Enjoy West End quality performances in The Glade Theatre, reconnect with friends in the Garden Bar, row, row, row your boat on the boating lake, swing into action with golf, get your heart pumping on rally karts, set your mind racing with a VR experience or enjoy a variety of quizzes, crafts and live entertainment. There’s something for everyone at Potters Resorts.

Come and discover why we topped the Which? Readers’ Survey to find the Best UK Holiday Parks & Resorts. Join us for your next All Inclusive holiday in the Essex Countryside at Potters Resorts Five Lakes.

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Amazing holiday resort

This is a fantastic experience and a great staycation place. Suites are the best and the other hotel rooms are pretty good and extremely comfortable. The food is good and the service is excellent. Staff are above amazing. On now to the evening entertainment and be prepared to be amazed. It is better than many West End shows we have seen. Difficult to put into words as we went expecting holiday camp type shows. We could not have been more wrong. Beyond any expectations.

John D - TripAdvisor Review, March 2024

No hidden costs, just great value!
There’s so much included at Potters Resorts Five Lakes…

Delicious full board dining
With a different menu each day providing a varied selection fit for all appetites, you’ll find plenty to tickle your tastebuds.

Comfortable accommodation
From Village rooms set in the stunning grounds to Hotel rooms surrounding the central facilities, your perfect accommodation is waiting.

Sports, leisure and facilities
Stretch your legs and your mind with par 3 golf, row boats, VR experience and superb leisure facilities.

West End quality entertainment
Enjoy fabulous entertainment featuring live music and quizzes in the day and culminating in West End quality shows in the evenings.

Drinks included throughout your stay
Don’t worry about dipping into your pocket every time someone’s thirsty, your drinks are on us, with a great selection to choose from.

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There is so much value packed into your All Inclusive short break

At Potters, we bring five-star quality to everything we offer so that when we say “All Inclusive” we mean numerous activities, West End quality entertainment, delicious food and branded drinks, unlike what you may have encountered elsewhere.

With Potters, seeing is believing

As the UK’s only All-Inclusive Resorts, we offer something you can’t find anywhere else. One simple price that includes EVERYTHING you need to enjoy your precious time away. No add-ons, passes, tickets or bills; just a jam-packed break built for fun, entertainment, relaxation and great memories!

If you haven’t been before, it’s not always easy to imagine the value, friendliness and award-winning service that awaits you on your first visit. So don’t just take our word for it, and take a look at the below tour of our All Inclusive Breaks…

Absolutely brilliant

The whole experience was amazing. From the ultra comfortable beds to the phenomenonal entertainment, delicious food and wonderful staff. So much to do, the only difficulty was chosing which activities to take part in. I can not fault anything.

Bernadette K - TripAdvisor Review, February 2024

Golf at Five Lakes

The Lakes Course at Potters Resorts Five Lakes is one of the finest golf courses in Essex. Designed by European Tour legend Neil Coles, this 18-hole course guarantees to be a golfing experience to remember when added to your All-Inclusive Short Break.

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The Spa At Five Lakes

Indulge yourself on your next short break at Five Lakes with a visit to our Spa. Offering a range of treatments covering massage, facials, pedicures, manicures, wraps and alternative therapies, it’s the perfect treat for a loved one or yourself.

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Special Interests

While each of our short breaks are filled with fun activities and plenty of entertainment to take part in throughout your stay, a selection of dates also feature additional and inclusive special interests for you to enjoy amongst like minded guests.

The Number One Choice For
UK Bowls Breaks

Since hosting the World Indoor Bowls Championships in 1999, Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea has become a beacon for bowls enthusiasts. This tradition thrives at Five Lakes, our five-star Essex resort, a short journey from the Blackwater Estuary and historic charms of Tiptree and Colchester. Featuring five top-tier Dales rinks and a variety of bowls breaks including Indoor Pairs, Triples, Fours, and Pro Coaching, Five Lakes is the ideal setting for both competitive and leisurely bowls. Experience the camaraderie and sport the Potters way, perfect for friends and clubs alike.

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Duplicate Bridge With Fun Bowls Breaks

We’re delighted to offer Bridge with Fun Bowls Breaks, hosted by renowned EBU Bridge Director Eddie Williams and wife Kathy on selected dates at Potters Resorts Five Lakes. These midweek friendly breaks feature afternoon and evening bridge tournaments with the opportunity to take part in daily fun bowls sessions.

Designed for bridge enthusiasts of all levels, from seasoned players to those new to the game, these breaks offer the perfect blend of competition and leisure. Join us for an unforgettable experience that combines your love for bridge and bowls in one fantastic setting.

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Join us in the heart of Essex

Potters Resorts Five Lakes, is located between Maldon and Colchester, next to the village of Tolleshunt Knights.

It’s just a 20 minute drive from Colchester and 40 minutes from Chelmsford.

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Hopton-on-Sea Sandy Beach, Norfolk

Would you prefer a Norfolk getaway instead?

Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea
Feel the fresh sea breeze on the Norfolk Coast

Located on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, just a short drive from the popular coastal towns of Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea has set the bar in the UK holiday industry for over 100 years. Synonymous with the sport of bowls, it hosts the World Indoor Bowls Championships every January.

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Since opening in 1920, The Potter Family have repeatedly broken the norm, reinventing and reinvesting in the Resort’s facilities to develop an inclusive product that guests continue to experience today, while offering award-winning service and delivering hospitality in the truest sense of the word.

With a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, sports, leisure facilities and flexible accommodation, Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea offers All Inclusive breaks Exclusively For Adults year-round. During school holidays, breaks become fun-filled getaway for every generation.

Your break can be as active or relaxed as you want it to be, and with a number of popular sights and attractions nearby, our coastal Resort in the village of Hopton-on-Sea is the perfect place for your UK short break.

The best holiday ever

This place is amazing, worth every penny. The food is lovely so much choice for every meal. We came as a family of 11 and everyone said they thoroughly enjoyed their time here, so much to do. We all want to come again.

Jean C - TripAdvisor Review, September 23

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The All Exclusive Podcast

The All Exclusive Podcast

Join Jack Jenkins and Henry Patterson as they chat with your favourite team members and take a light hearted look at the world around them. From what makes the perfect short break to random chats about nothing, they'll keep you entertained (maybe) with their unique perspectives. So tune in for some good laughs!

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The Potters Blog

Pop over to our blog for a cosy catch-up on all things Potters Resorts! From tasty tips on our dining experiences to tales of adventure around the resort, there's always something new to read about. So, grab a coffee, get comfy, and stay ‘in the know’ with resort news and entertainment updates; we love sharing these snippets with you between your visits.

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