Romantic Weekend Getaway in a Boutique Armadilla on a Farm in Essex

Essex, England (United Kingdom)
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3 units
6 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Pets allowed · Private Jacuzzi/Hot Tub · Private Barbecue

These unique Armadillas on a farm in Essex, United Kingdom, can accommodate two guests per Armadilla and are perfect for a romantic weekend getaway with a difference. Located in a peaceful area away from the main farm, the Armadillas are strictly for adults, ensuring the utmost privacy and tranquillity. Cozy and snug inside, the Armadilla has all of the amenities guests would expect in a boutique hotel including underfloor heating, an iPod dock, a Bluetooth surround system, and mood lighting. The bench seats can convert into a double bed or two single beds and guests are asked to state their preference when booking. Guests can cook in the small kitchen area with a sink, a kettle, a toaster, a fridge, and a microwave. There is also cutlery and crockery for two people. The Armadilla also features an internal toilet and shower and plenty of storage space for clothes and other belongings.

Outside, guests will find a private deck with seating, which is great for relaxing on during a summers evening. Glampers can cook up a feast on the barbecue or snuggle around the fire pit while enjoying the picturesque surroundings. Guests can soak the evening away in their own private two-person, log-fired hot tub for an additional cost.

One dog is allowed for an additional cost of £10 per booking. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Firewood additional charge
  • Heating
  • Linens additional charge
  • Private Barbecue
  • Dining table
  • Toiletries
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Fire pit
  • Television
  • BR/DVD player
  • Sound system

The site has stabling for around 12 horses, which should keep equine enthusiasts entertained. If fishing is more appealing, guests can enjoy a peaceful afternoon casting off at the on-site fishing reservoir. Guests also have access to a free pass for the neighboring Essex Wildlife Trust Colne Point Nature Reserve, and the road beyond the property leads directly to the reserve.

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Guest Services

Thanks to this property being a potato farm before branching out to the world of glamping, guests are able to purchase a sack of potatoes during or at the end of their stay.

Linens and towels are not provided at the glamping accommodations, but for guests' convenience, there is the option to choose a bedding and towel package at a cost of £24.99.

On-site, guests can purchase a bag of logs for the fire pit for £6, as well as a barbecue starter kit for £9.99, which includes a five-kilo bag of charcoal, a pack of firelighters, and a box of large matches. These both must be ordered in advance; they cannot be ordered upon arrival. Read More

Location + Surroundings

Located in the north Essex town of St Osyth's, this property is perfect for those seeking an alternative staycation. It's less than half an hour to the historic town of Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England, and its Roman wall is still visible in some parts. Furthermore, it's just over an hour's train journey to London for a day of sightseeing in the capital. Read More

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Fishing

The county’s gently rolling landscapes speckled with picturesque towns and villages have inspired a range of well-known artists, for example, Constable who is famous for his paintings of Dedham which is not far from St Osyth, and Wivenhoe, a quaint village nearby which offers beautiful views and is home to some beautiful pottery artists.

Vibrant seaside towns, such as Frinton and Walton, merge with quiet, isolated beaches that in turn become networks of tidal inlets and estuaries—rich in wildlife and perfect for a relaxing day out. The towns of Brightlingsea and Mersea offer lovely day trips, where guests can watch the local boats racing on a Sunday at Brightlingsea. They can also take a trip across the Strood to Mersea (watch out for high tide!) and go for a walk along the beach, all before enjoying some delicious fresh seafood from The Company Shed restaurant.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 02:00 p.m.
    early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
    late check-out allowed additional charge
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed

Cancellation policy

  • It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.
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Additional Information

Up to two well-behaved dogs are permitted at the cottages, and one dog is allowed in each glamping accommodation. The hosts must provide prior approval, including information on the breed(s). Additionally, the hosts reserve the right to charge guests (taken from the security deposit) for any damages caused by the dog or any waste or mess from the dog that is not cleaned up.

In accordance with the Dangerous Dog Act of 1991, this property cannot accept any dog known as a Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Argentino, Fila Braziliero, any dog used for fighting, or any dog that has the appearance of a dog used for fighting or that must legally wear a muzzle.

This property cannot accommodate large groups or anyone under the age of 25 without a parent or guardian. Proof of age may be requested.

Bags of kiln dried logs are available for the additional cost of £6.99 per bag, this is to be paid to the host upon arrival. Read More

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