The Armadilla itself was amazing. Fully fitted out with everything you could want for a short break. The hot tub was not a success however. Maybe ...
The Armadilla itself was amazing. Fully fitted out with everything you could want for a short break. The h...
Romantic Weekend Getaway in a Boutique Armadilla on a Farm in EssexEssex, England (United Kingdom) view map
Description of Glamping Units
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
- Dining table
- Double bed
- DVD player
- Fire pit
- Private hot tub
- Radio/Stereo system
- Running water
- Twin/Single Bed
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.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
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.
- Bird watching
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, or take a trip across the Strood to Mersea, (watch out for high tide!) and go for a walk along the beach before enjoying some delicious fresh seafood from The Company Shed restaurant.
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
The site welcomes well-behaved canine campers. Unfortunately, the hosts cannot accommodate large groups or anyone under the age of 25 without a parent or guardian. Proof of age may be requested.
For more details, please inquire with the host before booking. Guests should also bring their own charcoal for the BBQ and, for glampers convenience, there is the option to choose a bedding and towel package at a cost of £19.99. Those wanting to bring along their furry friends are welcome to bring one small and well-behaved dog in the pod. Read More