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- Browning bros offers a range of quirky accommodation in a secluded countryside setting, perfect for a break with the kids, or to relax with friends around the campfire
- This luxury glamping site is located at Tey Brook, a 400 acre working farm sat between an apple orchard and woodland, the ideal place for a peaceful getaway
- Larger dwellings are great for families and friends, whereas the Grain Silo and Shepherds Hut make for a romantic hideaway for couples
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Your Destination —
There are some lovely local pubs and great things to see, especially in the Colne Valley only a short bike ride away. Bikes for hire at £10 each.
The site is a wonderfully secluded spot tucked away between an apple orchard and 20 acres of woodland with acres of space to roam free. It is a fantastic spot to bring the children for a weekend in the countryside, or to relax with a few friends around a campfire. Just 50 minutes outside of London, by train, yet nestled peacefully in a tranquil rural setting.
Great Tey is a small country village based in the heart of Colchester, Essex. The Village has a strong community feel and striving business services.
Some of the most important events in British history have taken place in and around Colchester over the past 2000 years. The Romans, Saxons, Normans and Victorians have all left their mark here which you can discover today. But it’s not just history. Colchester today is a modern and fast growing town with many award-winning places to visit and eat. People love the shopping here too with its excellent range of small, specialist shops alongside all the big-name stores in a compact town centre bordered by the most complete Roman wall in the country.
A visit to Colchester Castle is now bigger, brighter and better than ever before, with brand new interactive displays. Explore the Roman vaults, have a go at building a Norman archway, or try your hand at excavating a Roman doctor’s grave (and much more besides!).
The Farm —
The farm is not only host to livestock, vegetables and wildlife but also boasts 7 listed buildings which include a 15th century farmhouse, a granary, wagon lodge and large thatched barn which forms part of a medieval hamlet.
The Colchester Archaeological Trust has previously excavated a Bronze Age burial site amongst other ancient remains in several of the fields.
Richard Browning is the 4th generation of his family to run the farm and began conversion to organic farming in the year 2000. His sons, Nat and Archie started up their own business in 2011; BrowningBros. who provide equipment for the events industry and host wild weddings and glamping from the farm.
There is an exciting range of quirky accommodation available to guests, ranging from impressive Tipis from North America to a beautiful hand crafted Mongolian Yurt.
The larger dwellings are perfect for families and friends, whilst the refurbished Grain Silo and Shepherd’s Hut both make for particularly romantic abodes for couples. All accommodation comes with a private firepit/BBQ grill, table and chairs. Inside you will find a cosy double bed, furnishings and bedding. Additional single mattresses are provided in some accommodation allowing space for up to four people to sleep comfortably under the stars.
- Complete kitchen
- Communal BBQ
- 3 hot showers
- 3 toilets
- Tennis table
- Football table
- Complimentary bag of firewood
- Dogs welcome
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Please note: this offer is non-refundable
Your Tent —
This offer is based on a Yurt or Bell Tent (allocated on arrival), Grain Silo or Shepherds Hut.
Grain Silo / Shepherds Hut
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These dwellings are positioned at the far end of the site. If you are keen to enjoy your own company and have a little more privacy, whilst listening to the brook meander past, then this will be perfect.
The olive colour of the canvas makes it blend in beautifully to its surroundings in the meadow and the interior will take your breath away. The sky light allows you to truly fall asleep under the stars.
The Shepherd’s Hut was bought by the Brownings' great grandfather about sixty years ago and until last summer has sat looking rather sad in an incredibly decrepit state. It has the least space of all accommodation but is certainly the snuggest with its own little wood burner. It sits in the far right corner of the meadow under an oak tree with a woven grape vine heart hanging beneath it. The loos and showers can be seen across the meadow a short walk away.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a self-catering stay.
There is a complete kitchen on site with an awning for dining undercover if the weather is bad and a communal bbq.
Pots, pans, cutlery, plates and a complimentary bag of firewood are all provided so all you need to bring is food, drinks and some relaxed vibes!
Your Journey —
Transport is not included in this offer.
Tey Brook Farm,
Great Tey, Colchester,