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What's nearby in the local area

The farm is home to the only fully restored tide mill in Essex, Thorrington Tide Mill. It is in fact one of only three working tidal mills in the country. 

It is now owned by our family and opened as a museum between April and September on the last Sunday of every month, some bank holidays and special mill open days (COVID19 restrictions allowing - please check with us to avoid disappointment). It's just a short stroll from the shepherd's huts. 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). 

Other attractions

Mersea Island offers fantastic water sports opportunities, beaches and walks.

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. 

If you prefer a typical seaside experience visit Clacton-on-Sea where you can go on the rides and amusements on Clacton Pier (15 minutes by car). 

Colchester Zoo is another very popular destination for our guests, being 25 minutes away. It has recently been named a 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Winner for Attractions, ranking it among the best in the world.


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