Teal

UK England East Anglia Essex The Shepherds Hide

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

  • Bed Linen Not Included
A wonderfully equipped beautiful shepherds hut for two in a very peaceful and unique location. It has a king sized bed, fully fitted kitchen and en-suite shower room which is kitted out to the highest of standards with mains power and water. Upon arrival you'll be welcomed by a local goods basket!
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

The Owner Says

"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

Suitable For

The shepherd's huts sleep 2 each. Adults only. Pets are not permitted.

Nearby

The farm is home to the only fully restored water mill in Essex, Thorrington Tide Mill (03330 138156). It's now owned by Essex County Council and opened as a museum between April and September on the last Sunday of every month, some bank holidays and special mill open days. It's just a short stroll from the shepherd's hut. If you fancy venturing further afield by foot, there's glorious bird watching along the Colne Estuary, with footpaths leading directly down to the water from the site. Enjoy the sandy beaches around Brightlingsea – lined with beach huts and backed by a long promenade – or head inland to Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town (20-minutes in the car). The village of Dedham is also a particular joy, in the heart of Constable country (25 minutes by car). It was here that Britain's greatest landscape artist went to school and today the main street is lined with attractive Georgian houses, old inns and a large art/crafts centre.

Food & Drink

On arrival you'll be welcomed with a "local goods basket". After that, there are supermarkets in nearby Brightlingsea, while Thorrington itself, offers a local store for basic supplies and a great local pub, The Red Lion (01206 252001). During the Summer – late May and mid July (season length is subject to the weather) – the farm also opens for pick your own strawberries. The Shepherds Hide is located away from this busy hub but it means you can conveniently stroll around the corner to pick and taste their amazing, fresh strawberries!
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Location

The Shepherds Hide is located at The Granary, Mill Farm, Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington, Colchester, Essex CO7 8JJ

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Getting There

The postcode when put into the sat nav, CO7 8JJ will bring you to the centre of Brightlingsea Road. Keep travelling along the road and on the right hand side you will notice the houses stop and there is a hedge line. You will then see signs for Mill Farm, Thorrington Tide Mill and Hill Farm Landscapes on your right hand side. Turn right into the driveway and follow it all the way down to the bottom. Drive round past the Mill through the metal gate (not over the bridge and through the wooden gates), keeping the mill pond to your left hand side and The Granary (converted farm buildings) to your right. Drive on into the farm yard and park on the left, next to the green container. You will see a small green trailer for you to transport your belongings. The huts are located down a short track that starts just to the right of the chicken run. Mark and Polly can be found in The Granary converted Barns.
The nearest railway station is Alresford, exactly 2½ miles away. From here you'll have to grab a taxi. Try NwC Taxis (01206 302491) or V P Cars (01206 825001).