We are very excited to announce the arrival of our second luxury shepherds hut for self catering breaks for two people throughout the year. "Teal" is available to be booked now and promises the same unique and quiet break that Wigeon offers. No sharing of facilities and still the same sense of seclusion. Teal is perfectly set up for that winter break with underfloor heating, a log burner and double glazing. There is no chance of feeling the cold in this shepherds hut. Just watch it outside from the comfort of this amazing accommodation.


"Teal" is a  spacious 20ft x 8ft luxury shepherds hut which has a king size bed, fully fitted kitchen ensuite 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 for true enjoyment of this beautiful setting.

What is inside The Shepherds Hide?

  • Spacious king size bed
  • Snug sofa and table
  • Log burner
  • Under-floor heating
  • Plenty of storage
  • Fridge
  • Electric cooker and induction hob
  • Kettle & toaster
  • Ensuite shower room and toilet
  • Complimentary toiletries including shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
  • Welcome basket

On your arrival you will be welcomed by a "local breakfast basket" for a perfect start to your first morning in "Teal". Just relax and enjoy your break and not have to worry about leaving for the shops on your first morning.

There is no wifi at The Shepherds Hide huts. We hope you will enjoy the break from your busy lives and re-connect with yourselves and surrounding nature.

 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 huts. 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 is home to 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, geese, chickens and guinea fowl!

During the Summer between late May and mid July (season length is subject to the weather) the farm opens for pick your own strawberries. This is a busy time of year for the farm but the Shepherds Hide is located away from this busy hub. If you do choose to have a go at picking your own strawberries, we promise you will not have picked and tasted such amazing strawberries. They are truly wonderful. We have been growing strawberries here for over 37 years and grow varieties chosen for their flavour - a world away from supermarket varieties!

The Shepherds Hide owners, Mark and Polly Baines live on the farm and are available to ask any questions you may have during your stay here.


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