The Shepherds Hide

16th September, 2015 | Article By The Shepherds Hide

The Shepherds Hide is a luxurious new and unique self catering shepherds hut, tucked away on the Essex coast just outside Colchester. It is perfect for short breaks, romantic getaways, a rural retreat or for longer self-catering holidays in the countryside with excellent bird watching and walking on site and a range of tourist attractions nearby.

Our shepherds hut for two people is located on our family farm, hidden away in a wooded area adjacent to the mill pond, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surround yourself in nature, forget the outside world and relax and enjoy this hidden gem. We can offer you a really unique setting and the best glamping experience all year round.

The Shepherds Hide is a brand new spacious 20ft x 8ft luxury shepherds hut which has a king size bed, fully fitted kitchen and bathroom, kitted out to the highest of standards with mains power and water. There is no television or internet access ensuring peace, relaxation and tranquility in this beautiful setting.

What is inside The Shepherds Hide?

Comfortable king size bed
Dining area
Electric underfloor heating for those seasonal changes in temperature
Log burner
Plenty of storage
Electric cooker with hob
Kettle & toaster
Insulated and double glazed
Basic Earth Botanicals toiletries (containing the finest of additives, biodegradable contents and fragrant with a citrus blend of Eucalyptus and Lemon Myrtle) including shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
Bio D fully biodegradeable hand wash
“Local breakfast basket” for your first morning
On your arrival you will be welcomed by a “local breakfast basket” for a perfect start to your first morning at The Shepherds Hide. Just relax and enjoy your break and not have to worry about leaving for the shops when you wake.
There is no wifi at The Shepherds Hide. 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 the fevered rhythm of the modern world.

What is outside The Shepherds Hide?

Arrive and park in the farm yard in the allocated area, and transport your belongings by wheel barrow past the mill pond, through the trees to the Shepherds Hide. Once in and unpacked, you can step down onto the patio, enjoy a glass of wine, watch the sun set 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.

If you venture further afield by foot, you can enjoy glorious bird watching along the Colne Estuary, walking the many footpaths direct from The Shepherds Hide.

The farm has the only fully restored water mill in Essex located within its heart, Thorrington Tide Mill. This is now owned by Essex County Council and is open as a museum between April and September on the last Sunday of every month, some bank holidays and special mill open days.

Enjoy our menagerie of tame ducks, chickens, guinea fowl and our two Dartmoor ponies, Rosie and Faye.

To book The Shepherds Hide please call us on + 44 (0) 1206 302964

Or visit our website

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