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From £359 for a 2 night stay

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Layer Marney Tower

Glamping Essex with Hot Tub Essex

Glamping at Layer Marney is a farm with lambs for bottle feeding until mid May at a startling location. Come meet Peggy and Darcy the beautiful black horses, learn about the rare Castle Milk Moorit breed of sheep here that resemble goats as much as they do sheep, feed the greedy pig, or just get acquainted with Marmadook the cat. And all at the tallest Tudor gatehouse in England barely an hour from Greater London, as seen and acclaimed recently on the Four in a Bed TV series. Layer Marney even has its own separate program of activities that you are perfectly placed to join up for.

The tents nestle in a beautiful spot in the birch, ash and alder trees that you’ll share with pheasants, woodpeckers, muntjac and owls, some tents facing fields that are home to red deer. All tents come with private shower, and to indulge the senses in nature, outdoor hot tubs as a bookable extra. Rising above, the tower’s brickwork and terracotta glows in sunshine as it must have done in Henry VIII’s time when it was the tallest gatehouse yet built, and offers amazing coast views.

Layer Marney’s is quite a story, so the farm tour covers the farm, its characterful animals, like Billy the goat, and the thrills and spills that the history of the house provides. You can take off on rented bikes into the country you’ve seen from up high, and which Layer Marney has been a fixture within for so long. The honesty shop will have the stock to sustain you. Stone-oven baked pizzas with toppings chosen and laid on in what to your kids is evenly, will also hit the spot!

Local beaches, nature reserves and Colchester town’s castle, zoo and more nearby make for the ideal family holiday, and a glamping holiday to remember always.

Bed type 2 persons (2m x 1.80m)
Bed type bunk bed (two times 2m by 0.9m)
Bed type cupboard bed (2m x 1.3m) for 1 adult or 2 children
Separate warm shower
Flushing toilet
Outdoor cooker
Wooden terrace with extended canopy
Deck chairs
Bedlinen with beds made upon arrival
Eggs (from the chicken coop, when they are happy)
Running water
Cool chest
Wood for heating and cooking
Starter pack candles
Starter pack lamp oil
Kitchen Linen Package
Child’s cot, high chair and play pen available on request

Hot Tub
Private chicken coop
Horses and ponies
Farmers stew
Pizza oven
Communal dining area
Bicycle hire
Children’s play equipment
Tractor rides

PRICES from £359 for a 2 night stay
Open March through October


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