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The Luxurious Shepherds Hide huts are for two, in a unique and secluded surroundings.

We are proud to have been featured as Number 25 in The Daily Telegraph's Summer 2016 Top 40 Glamping Campsites in the UK and Europe.

The Shepherds Hide is a luxurious and secluded self-catering shepherds hut, tucked away on the Essex coast just outside Colchester.

It’s the perfect retreat for short breaks, romantic getaways, a rural escape or for longer self-catered holidays in the countryside. Boasting excellent bird watching opportunities, country walks, and a range of tourist attractions nearby – it’ll be hard to leave.

This beautifully furnished shepherds hut for two adults is located on our family farm where a warm welcome awaits you. Enjoy the serenity of this wooded area with wonderful views, adjacent to the mill pond in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surround yourself in nature and forget the outside world to relax and enjoy this hidden gem.

The Shepherds Hut offers you a wonderful glamping experience in a unique and peaceful setting.

Our farm - Mill Farm - is 55 acres of a mixture of arable, grassland, salt marsh, tidal creeks, inland waters and is the home of the only fully restored tide mill in Essex. With an abundance of wildlife and birdlife to see and hear, you'll feel more like you’ve come to a nature reserve than a farm … and it's yours to enjoy in privacy.

Whilst it’ll be hard to drag yourself away from all this serenity, we highly recommend getting out and about to sample the delights of the local areas.

Easy accessible are the coastal towns of Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Manningtree, Frinton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze … not to mention London being only 90 minutes away by rail or car.

This coastal retreat is an artists, walkers and bird watcher’s paradise.

You can often see a Marsh Harrier swooping over the mill pond – a truly magnificent sight. Not to mention the unmistakable Kingfisher who we’re lucky enough to see daily. Such a treat for bird lovers, artists and walkers alike.

The Shepherds Hide, is perfect in all seasons with its very own log burner to cosy up to with a glass of wine.

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