Best Places To Go Glamping in Essex

Considering looking for somewhere to go glamping, Essex is a county situated north-east of London, in the south-east of England. Let’s be honest, Essex doesn’t always get the best press, but there is so much more to this home county than fake tan and reality TV.

Did you know that with more than 350 miles of shore Essex has the longest coastline of any English county? Within this shoreline are the immensely popular seaside resorts of Clacton and Southend.

Essex also has a rich history, in fact, Essex held the first recorded competition in England. The Flitch Trials, which is said to date back to 1104, is, let’s say, an unusual competition!  Married couples are invited to compete to prove they are the most devoted to each other. Each couple must convince the judges that they haven’t regretted their marriage once in the past year. The winners are rewarded with a ‘flitch of bacon’ (the side of a side of pig!). You will be thrilled to know that this tradition still takes place today!

Without further ado, lets check out the best places for Glamping Essex has to choose from

Best Glamping Essex Has To Offer

Lily Lake Yurt

Lakeland Fishery, Wickham Bishop Road, Hatfield Peverel, Essex, CM3 2JL

Lily Lake Yurt is the ideal destination for a romantic break away. Offering all the comforts of home, plus some luxurious little extras, the yurt has been meticulously furnished to ensure your absolute comfort.

The yurt sleeps two in a king size bed and has a beautiful log burner to ensure you remain toasty and comfortable whatever the weather. There is use of a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom area. 

Outside the yurt presents a magical private area featuring a hot tub and stunning views overlooking the tranquil fishing lake, as well as a BBQ.  However, if you don’t feel like cooking after a hard day fishing or exploring, then the yurts are just a short distance away from some outstanding restaurants.

For more information visit Lily Lake Yurt

Dovercourt Holiday Park

Low Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3TZ

Dovercourt Holiday Park enjoys a stunning location, just a short walk from popular blue flag beach. A stay here offers something unique – all the benefits and features of staying at a Park holiday venue but the option of experiencing a glamping pod instead of the stress of erecting a tent or driving a caravan.

The glamping pods on offer are Timber-built and well insulated, so can be enjoyed all year round whatever the British weather decides to do! The pods are ideal for families, sleeping up to 4 (maximum 2 adults), with heating and electricity.

As park guests you get to enjoy all the wonderful facilities on offer including a brand new indoor heated swimming pool, children’s play areas, evening entertainment and restaurants.

There is so much to do there will be something for everyone and after a hard day of fun and adventure you can retreat to your cosy pod for a good night’s sleep! Its worth noting there are no cooking/ washing/ toilet facilities within the pods but there are facilities very near the pod site. There is also use of a laundrette.

For more information visit Dovercourt Holiday Park

Layer Marney Tower

Essex, Colchester, CO5 9US

Featherdown Layer Marney enjoys a fabulous location at a historical Tudor site, which is a short drive from the extremely popular seaside destination Mersea Island. Each glamping tent offers views of the stunning brickwork of the tower itself which apparently dates to Henry VIII’s rule. 

The spacious tents, which can sleep up to 6 guests, feature private shower and fire pits, and some offer the luxury of outdoor hot tubs, which can be booked as an extra. There is a well-equipped kitchen area in your tent, plus a cosy wood burning stove for those chillier evenings, and the outdoor area features a BBQ.  

During their stay guests are invited to the farmyard to meet the various farm animals, take a tractor ride, plus there is a children playground to please the little ones.

For more information visit Featherdown Layer Marney Glamping

Kelvedon Hatch

Warren Lane, Doddinghurst, Essex, CM15 0JG

Kelvedon Hatch has the best of both worlds, as it is conveniently located close to the town of Brentwood, and close to beautiful blue flag beaches. The site itself is nicely secluded ensuring visitors get the opportunity to relax and unwind.

All forms of camping are catered for, but we are specifically interested in the glamping tents. The tents comfortably sleep up to 6 guests and feature well equipped kitchen and dining area including a fridge freezer, a gas hob and a microwave. Plus, guests can make use of the campsite washing and toilet facilities.

The campsite is also fortunate to be close to some excellent restaurants if you don’t fancy cooking. On-site facilities include a children’s playground, a laundry area, a small shop providing camping essentials, and Wi-Fi.

For more information visit Kelvedon Hatch

Swallows Field Glamping Pods

6 Heath Cottages, Heath Road, Fordham Heath, Colchester, CO3 9TN

Modern life, particularly as a parent, can be exhausting. It is wonderful, and rewarding and none of us would change it, but it can be tiring, and everyone deserves a break away to recharge and reconnect with their partner.

The adult-only glamping pods at Swallows Field are the perfect destination for doing just that. The pods are located in a field surrounded by far reaching views of the Essex countryside. There are three pods in all, and each accommodate up to 4 (adult) guests.

They are very well designed and feature everything you could possibly need for a weekend away. The kitchen is very well-equipped and there is an en-suite shower/toilet. There is a TV and electric sockets as well as WI-FI.

The outside area features a BBQ and a fire pit and for that extra bit of luxury hot tubs are available to hire. The pods are designed to welcome guests throughout the year so a insulated and heated, and your fur babies are welcome to enjoy the fenced in private garden area.

For more information visit Swallows Field Glamping

Rockinghams Farm

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Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9UL

There are two glamping pods available at Rockinghams Farm. One is nestled in a woodland area and the other enjoys views of the surrounding countryside as it resides in a large field.

The site offers plenty of rural walking routes from its doorstep, as well as offering four main fishing lakes throughout the farm itself which can be utilised by the pod guests. The pods are very well equipped and furnished to ensure you enjoy the perfect break away in comfort and style.

The pods sleep two, offer a modest kitchen area and there are washing, and toilet facilities located nearby. Dogs are welcome, but it is requested that they are kept on leads due to the resident farm animals. Colchester Zoo is just a four-mile drive away, and Mersea seaside eight miles.

For more information visit Rockinghams Farm

Woodchests Glamping

Hunts Hall, Pebmarsh Road, Pebmarsh, CO9 2QE

At Woodchests you can combine glamping and fishing on this beautiful 2-acre site. The safari tents sleep up to 6 guests with the sleeping arrangements consisting of a king size bedroom, a bunk bedroom, and a cosy cabin bed.

The tents feature private shower and toilet facilities. Other furnishings include a well-equipped kitchen area, charging points, a small fridge (which rumour has it can hold 12 bottles of wine, just saying).

Outside the tent features a decking area with dining facilities, and an outdoor grill, pizza oven and firepit! Everything you need for a cosy evening under the stars.

With the on site fishing, plenty of walking and cycling trails locally, plus the site being just a short drive from Colchester Zoo and other local attractions, means there is plenty for everyone to do at Woodchests.

For more information visit Woodchests Glamping

Lee Wick Farm

Lee Wick Lane, St Osyth, Essex, CO16 8ES

Lee Wick Farm offers the perfect rural retreat with family or friends, where you can really get back to nature and reconnect with each other. Offering breaks-away all year round the farm is beautifully located on the Essex coast.

There are different cabins available each varying in size and luxury level! The cabins sleep either 2 adults, or 2 adults and up to 3 children, depending on the type you choose. Each variety of cabin is designed and furnished differently so it is important to make sure you book the one that will best accommodate your needs.

Some of the wooden glamping cabins feature floor to ceiling glass ensuring that you truly get the feeling of being at one with nature. Each offers a shower and toilet area, and a small kitchen comprising of a fridge, toaster kettle and cooking hob.

The spacious outdoor areas feature a BBQ, dining area and a fire pit, ideal for toasting marshmallows under the stars.

For more information visit Lee Wick Farm

Looking for Glamping in a different location, check out Glamping Norfolk and Glamping Suffolk