At The Shepherds Hide

The Granary, Mill Farm, Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington, Colchester, Essex CO7 8JJ

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Private Bathroom

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Light the wood-burner, soak up the views and enjoy this luxurious shepherd's retreat overlooking an Essex vineyard.

  • Self-contained accommodation with log-burner, kitchenette and en suite bathroom
  • Outdoor terrace with views over newly planted Essex vineyard
  • Easy walking distance from Colne Estuary National Nature Reserve

This information was supplied by The Shepherds Hide

"Teal" is our second shepherds hut located in a very unique and peaceful farm environment. You could be miles from anywhere, even though the local shops and footpaths are only a short distance away. Enjoy walking directly from the hut along the coastal estuary, watch the birdlife and enjoy views over our newly planted vineyard from the decking whilst having a glass of wine and a BBQ.

A spacious 20ft x 8ft luxury shepherd's hut which has a king size bed, fully fitted kitchen and en-suite shower room, kitted out to the highest of standards with mains power and water. On your arrival you will be welcomed by a "local goods basket".

There is no television or internet access ensuring peace, relaxation and tranquility of this beautiful setting.  We hope you will restore yourself to the basic pleasure of a connection to the outdoors, to a sense of the seasons and time away from your busy lives.

Inside The Shepherds Hide

Inside you'll find: A spacious king size bed; A log burner; Plenty of storage; Fridge; mircrowave and hob; Kettle & toaster; Sink; Shower; Basin; Toilet; Toilettries and a fully equipped kitchen.

Outside The Shepherds Hide

Arrive and park in the farm yard in the allocated area, and transport your belongings by trolley past the mill pond, through the trees to the "Teal". Once in and unpacked, you can step down onto the raised deck, enjoy a glass of wine, watch the sun set over the newly planted vineyard and reeds and enjoy the sounds of ducks on the mill pond and surrounding birdlife. If the weather is changeable you can light the log burner, get cosy and relax in the warm and luxurious accommodation.

The Shepherds Hide is for adults only. No Pets.

  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 10am

About The Shepherds Hide

Luxury shepherds huts near the Essex coast, with beautiful, watery surroundings and a wonderfully private setting

Located on a family farm, the Shepherds Hide huts "Wigeon" and "Teal" are luxurious unique and secluded self catering shepherds huts, tucked away on the heart of the Essex coast, just outside Colchester. They are perfect for short breaks, romantic getaways or for longer self-catering holidays in the countryside with excellent bird watching and walking on site and a range of tourist attractions nearby. Mill Farm, is about 55 acres of a mixture of arable, grassland, salt marsh, tidal creeks and inland waters and is the home of the only fully restored tide mill in Essex. Reconnect with nature and yourselves at The Shepherds Hide, away from the hustle and bustle of your busy lives.

In February 2018 we were voted as one of Essex's top 10 most romantic spots by Essex Life Magazine and we are very proud to have been featured as Number 3 in Adventure Travel Magazine's round-up of the 10 most incredible winter glamping sites in the UK in October 2017. We are also proud to have been featured as Number 25 in The Daily Telegraph's Summer 2016 Top 40 Glamping Campsites in the UK and Europe.

Glamping Site Facilities

Inside, the shepherd's huts feature a king-sized bed (bedding and towels an optional extra at time of booking), a dining area and a kitchen with plenty of storage, cooking facilities, a kettle, toaster, sink and mains running water. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin and flushing loo, plus eco toiletries such as body wash and body lotion. A log burner keeps the whole place warm (with the addition of underfloor heating in Teal). Outside, you'll find a picnic bench and patio. Parking is separate but there's a wheelbarrow to easily move your things.

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