Our ‘Property of the Week’ Tey Brook Orchard is a perfect site for group glamping Essex. It was developed with socialising in mind.
The beautiful and unique glamping site nestled in the Essex countryside 7.7 miles from Colchester offers an eclectic array of fabulous structures guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get any celebration off to a flying start.
6 Mongolian yurts, 2 bell tents, 1 shepherd’s hut and 1 grain silo provide quirky accommodation for up to 40 guests group glamping Essex. Whether you want to mark a milestone birthday, jubilate at a cosy wedding or share any communal jollification Tey brook Orchard is sure to tick a lot of your boxes.
The rambling old orchard filled with rolling meadow and gnarled apple trees stands on the site of a Bronze Age burial site backed by its very own woodland on one side and the confluence of Roman river and Tey Brook mere on the other. Each abode stands alone in its own space amongst the trees and the cool, communal, chill out teepee provides space for convivial get togethers.
The characterful, thatched, timber framed Barn Brasseri just down the road in Great Tey is an informal family friendly venue and can accommodate large groups. An ideal place when you don’t feel like self catering. It is open all day from breakfast until supper time.
Ancient Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain and was a most important settlement during Roman times. Discover the Fenwick Hoard, a Roman treasure trove of silver and gold coins and jewellery on display in Colchester Castle. There are other fascinating museums worth visiting too.
Christchurch Mansion, a beautiful Tudor building is filled with period rooms, Tudor kitchen, a sumptuous Georgian saloon and a Victorian wing. Hollytrees Museum glimpses the lives of rich and poor characters of the past. Ipswich Museum and Gallery explores the town’s past from wooly mammoth to a lofty giraffe and other natural curiosities. Colchester is a vibrant arts and cultural centre with three theatres and several art galleries. An eclectic mix of small independent traders and big chain stores line Colchester’s historic lanes, streets and arcades.
Get up close and personal with a huge assortment of animals at award winning Colchester Zoo set in 60 acres of glorious parkland and lakes. There is a rolling programme of events throughout the year. Educational group sessions include Looking After Animals, Seasonal Nature, Saving Endangered Animals and Wildlife Forensics.
The 7 square mile, tidal, Mersea Island, 17 miles away, is filled with old world charm. It is an unusual island landscape based on the Blackwater and Colne estuaries. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood, Maria’s Vintage Tearoom at Mersea Island Vineyard and the local museum. Lady Grace Boat Trips and Essex Sea Fishing trips leave from Mersea Island. For those keen on watersports Stand Up Paddle Boarding, dinghy sailing, kayaking and windsurfing are available on the island too.
Coolpedals conveniently located between Colchester and Ipswich offer day bike hire with carefully researched cycling trails to follow. An ideal way to explore the flat Essex countryside.
As for Whacky Orbzorbing in Bradfield, 21 miles away, Cath remarked on Trip Advisor “What a great experience. If you enjoy trying mad and exciting things then you need to give this a go”.
Visitors of all ages with a variety of interests between them are sure to find a variety of exciting activities and attractions within easy reach of Tey Brook Orchard. A great choice for group glamping Essex.