Summer Breaks

A peaceful summer retreat, just for adults

All Inclusive Summer Holidays in the Essex Countryside

Make the most of those long sunny days at Five Lakes; our Five Star All Inclusive Resort in the Essex countryside and the perfect backdrop to a memorable summer getaway with friends, exclusively for adults.

Every break at Potters Resorts includes everything in one simple price, so rather than worry about the purse strings, simply relax and enjoy what holidays are meant for; quality time together.

Full board means breakfast, lunch & dinner, plus a late night dish too

Entertainment day and night, including West End quality productions

Endless choice of activities all day, every day

Outstanding sports and leisure facilities

A wide and unlimited selection of drinks

Choice of comfortable accommodation

With 320 acres of glorious countryside to explore this summer, experience the UK’s Best Holiday Resorts according to Which? readers, and the UK’s only All Inclusive short breaks for a great value, award-winning experience you simply won’t find anywhere else.

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As relaxing or as fun-filled as you like

Our group ranges from ages 20 to 90 years. There are so many activities to do for everyone, or just chill in the pool and bars. Hotel rooms are spacious and lovely. The staff are impeccable and go above and beyond. We love it and for the price it is amazing! We have re-booked and can't wait to be pampered for a few days again. Great food & drink selection, more than enough entertainment. I must say whoever does the hiring does an incredible job as we are all made to feel special.

Adele E - TripAdvisor Review, March 23

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 and reviews of our All Inclusive Breaks…

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Jam-packed Activities

At Potters Resorts Five Lakes, you have an impressive 320 acres of outdoor space to explore, offering a wide range of exciting activities that cater to all interests and energy levels.

Take aim with traditional archery, try your hand at laser clay shooting, or enjoy a round of disc golf and air rifle shooting. For those looking for a new challenge, why not experience our brand-new Clout Archery? If you prefer something more relaxing, take a peaceful row on our boating lake (weather dependent), or if you’re feeling adventurous, an adrenaline-filled ride on our karts might be just the thing.

We've introduced several thrilling activities this year, including a Mini Drone Adventure, Pro Scalextric, and Fun Axe Throwing which are sure to bring out the competitor in you.

Additionally, you can release your inner child with a game of Giant Jenga or Giant Connect 4. For those who enjoy solving puzzles, our Treasure Hunt offers a delightful way to explore the grounds, and our Traditional Street Fayre provides wonderful nostalgia.

There’s so much to do at Potters Resorts Five Lakes – the perfect setting for unforgettable outdoor fun!

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Delicious Food

All-Inclusive at Potters Resorts means delicious food on a full board basis, and the stylish Eden Restaurant at Five Lakes is the perfect setting. A hearty breakfast will prepare you for the morning and a tasty 3-course lunch for a busy afternoon. A superb night of entertainment awaits in The Glade Theatre, but not before a 3-course dinner where you can enjoy time to reflect on the day’s highlights. There’s even a midnight dish to see you through to the early hours!

Choose from a dedicated and varied menu, fit for all appetites and dietary needs, while dining at your allocated table. Our friendly restaurant team will take care of everything, and with no reservations to worry about or bills to split, you can simply relax and take your time over delicious food with great company.

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Our chefs cater for most dietary requirements, so please feel free to discuss this with our friendly team at time of booking.

West End Quality Entertainment

Throughout fun-filled days in the sun, enjoy laughter, music, games and memorable moments from a larger than life Entertainment Team. With a bustling daytime programme, there’s something happening all day long this summer and across multiple venues including our outdoor Garden Terrace; the perfect spot to unwind with your favourite drink in hand.

Come the evening, take your seats in The Glade Theatre as our stage comes alive with stunning West End quality performances from the Potters Theatre Company. Complemented by heart-warming comedy, a different production awaits you each night including the brand new Spotlight; a heartfelt tribute to the mesmerising world of West End and Broadway musicals. With late night live music in The Garden Bar too, those summer nights have never felt so good!

Inclusive Drinks

At Potters the rounds simply don’t add up, so you can kick back throughout fun-filled days in the summer sun with a refreshing drink, however the mood takes you. And in the evenings, enjoy your favourite tipple over dinner and superb live entertainment.

With a wide selection of branded beers, wines, spirits, zero alcohol alternatives, soft drinks and all your coffee shop favourites included, it’s easy to relax when you can forget about the purse strings.

Our welcoming bars provide the perfect spots in the company of friends and entertainment, while in our Lake View Lounge you can enjoy stunning sunsets over the Essex countryside. Here at Five Lakes, with your favourite drink in hand, even simple moments can provide the fondest of memories.

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Comfortable Accommodation

With Premier rooms as standard, a quality and comfy room awaits you for a great night’s sleep. Perfect for friends and couples, Five Lakes offers twin and double bedded accommodation in either the peaceful Village a short walk from the main Resort, or the Hotel close to the main facilities. With upgrades also available offering beautiful views of the countryside, even your room at Five Lakes will be a holiday highlight this summer.

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Amazing holiday resort

This is a fantastic experience and a great staycation place. The food is good and the service is excellent. Staff are above amazing. On 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, beyond any expectations. Daytime activities are plentiful from crafts to quizzes. Four meals daily with drinks included in the price. The place is spotlessly clean. You have to go and try this place to believe it.

John D - TripAdvisor Review, March 24

Superb golf this summer

As the days grow longer, there’s nothing like getting outdoors and enjoying some top class golf. With continued investment in our facilities at Five Lakes, we proudly offer one of Essex’s premium golfing experiences on the championship Lakes Course, available to add to your break at heavily reduced green fees. And don’t worry about missing lunch, we’ve got you covered with a packed lunch to tuck into as you navigate 18-holes over 6,267 yards within the stunning Essex countryside.

Call us on 0333 3207 422 to add a round of the Lakes Course on your next break with your exclusive saving.

Alternatively, our 9-Hole Par 3 course is included within your break price, and perfect for some fun, friendly competition or short game practice.

Join us in the glorious Essex countryside

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.

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

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