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Planning a relaxing trip to Essex? Essex has the perfect landscape for glamping, and my list of the top 5 Glamping Essex spots will match you with your perfect pad…

Camping in the United Kingdom is widely available and affordable for most visitors to the country. One of the most popular camping destinations is Essex. Essex is a prime destination for those looking for both seaside and countryside getaway, especially during the summer. 

If the idea of camping in a tent in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a blanket on your back sounds like a nightmare, then glamping is the perfect solution for you. The word glamping is a portmanteau of “glamorous camping” and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Luxury camping. Glamping offers everything you need for a luxurious stay in one place, so you don’t have to worry about camping gear.

It is a new movement that is catching on quickly with those who love the outdoors yet want more than just regular camping. Essex is a great place to relax, rest and recharge, and there is no better way to do that than glamping. Essex is full of amazing glamping opportunities just waiting to be discovered. 

Top 5 Glamping Essex Spots

Keep scrolling and I’m sure you will find the glamping Essex destination of your dreams.

1. Unplugged Cabins, NR Audley End

Essex is a great romantic destination year-round, and this remote cabin promises a relaxing, peaceful and cozy getaway for the couples. The property owners offer a three day detox in this stunning place surrounded by amazing forest just an hour away from London. 

The cabin is self-contained with a cosy bed, kitchen and a bathroom. If you’re not up to cooking, there are plenty of pubs in walking distance. The place is dog-friendly and did I mention that your phone will be taken and stored in a safety box during your stay? It might be challenging at first, but it helps you focus on the beauty of ‘now’.

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2. Sparrow’s Campsite, Halstead

Sparrow’s Campsite is an off-grid dog-friendly campsite in rural Essex. The campsite offers stays in lovely bell tents and can accommodate large groups up to 24 people. Each bell tent sleeps up to 4 people and is furnished.

Shared toilets and showers and cooking/dining areas are easily accessible from the tents. As well, there are wild camping pitches on the site, each with its own private campfire and picnic table. You can play some outdoor games, go hiking, visit the local nature reserve, and more.

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3. Lee Wick Farm Glamping, ST Osyth

Lee Wick Farm offers the perfect setting to reset, rest, reset and rejuvenate yourself in an amazing location. The farm has a wide range of glamping accommodation, including pods, lodges and cottages.

MegaPods and CargoPods sleep 2 adults and 2 children and come with a double bed, sofa bed,  toilet, shower room, kitchenette, BBQ, outdoor seating and deck area, and a firepit. CargoPods have a log fired hot tub.

Armadillas sleep 2 in double or twin beds and are equipped with a toilet and shower room, small kitchen area, underfloor heating, mood lighting, BBQ, outdoor seating and private deck, fire pit and a log-fired hot tub.  

Cart Lodge sleeps 10-12 people in 4 bedrooms (2 ensuite bedrooms) and features a main bathroom, open plan kitchen, a lounge area with sea views and a courtyard garden with BBQ.

Stable Cottage sleeps 7 in a family bedroom and a twin bedroom (both ensuite) and features a double sofa bed, open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, log burner and a garden with lounge area and BBQ.

The site has easy access to the beach and you can spend your time swimming, fishing, cycling, hiking and more. The local area is known for its rich historic architecture and the Farm is a great base for exploring Essex.

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4. Browning Bros Glamping, Great Tey, Colchester

Browning Bros. is a family owned organic farm with a wide range of glamping accommodation just 6 miles away from Colchester. They offer unique glamping experiences at 2 locations – at Tey Brook Orchard and at Chalkney Water Meadows.

Tey Brook Orchard is a secluded glamping spot located between an apple orchard and 20 acres of woodland. The stays are offered in quirky accommodation units, ranging from Bell Tents and Shepherd’s Huts to Mongolian Yurts and Grain Silo.

Chalkney Water Meadows is a beautiful glamping spot located on the edge of a tree-lined lake and surrounded by woodland. The accommodation is offered in Nomadic Bell Tents for up to 5 people per each tent.

All accommodation units come with cosy double beds, furnishings and bedding, a private fire pit, BBQ grill and picnic tables. 

The sites are great for weekend getaway in the countryside. Both locations are just 50 minutes aways from London, but located in a peaceful rural setting. 

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5. Tatters Barn, Braintree

Tatters Barn is a beautifully converted barn located in the countryside of Withies Green, Essex. 

Ideal for couples and families trips where relaxing in nature is the goal, the 125 acre scenic farm feels like your home away from home. 

A stay here includes 2 king size bedrooms, an open space living area, kitchen, bathroom, underfloor heating and a courtyard garden with lounge area and gas BBQ. There’s a historical village of Coggeshall nearby as well as the town of Braintree full of bars, shops and restaurants. Colchester, Britain’s oldest town with museums, castle and Roman remains, is not too far away.

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Have you visited any of the glamping Essex spots? Is there a glamping spot that should be included in this list? Let me know in the comments.



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