Glamping Holidays in Essex
The ultimate camping experience is Glamping (glamour camping) Layer Marney Tower is part of Featherdown Farms where guests can enjoy a luxurious break in the peace and calm of the countryside.
The glamping site is now closed until 31st March for the winter but you can make a booking for 2017 click here to go to the Featherdown Farms web site
Bikes can be hired from Outdoor Hire Centres either to be delivered to Layer Marney Tower or you can pick them up in Dedham or Colchester and follow bike trails. Canoes and Kayaks can also be hired from Sudbury. Please quote LMT when booking.
There are six tented encampments in the grounds of Layer Marney Tower each named after one of the wives of Henry VIII.
Each encampment has a main tent sleeping up to 6 people in comfortable beds, there is a plumbed in loo, cold running water to the kitchen sink, and battery operated lights. A comfortable sofa and large table and a wooden floor running throughout and onto a large veranda, that adds 1/3 to the living space. There is an indoor and outdoor cooking stove fuelled by logs that are provided. There is a private shower. Three of the encampments have hot tubs (book them through Featherdown)
There is a small shop that will supply items you might have forgotten and we can order food in for you.
A relaxing break from the fast pace of every day life. TIme spent making fires, food and drinks as a family away from screens was priceless!
Layer Marney Tower was perfect for our big group who were looking for a high end glamping but good value break, out of London. The tents were even better than the pictures and were extremely comfortable with soft bedding and sheets as well as hot showers. Nick ahd his team are very helpful and accommodating and i highly recommend it as a place to take family/friends expecially with Mersea Island so close by
We came for the first time to celebrate our 10th wedding annivarsary and had a fantastic time! Right in the nature, the kids kept getting in and out of the hot tub all day long, we built a den and saw baby deer. I wouldn’t for the world have spent that time in a 5 star hotel!
We had a lovely realxing time, despite some rain. Our 2 year old loved being in the open air and heling to get logs for the stove. Christine made us feel very welcome.
We had a lovely time! The heat generated by that stove was fantastic! Cooking was really quick too. Beds were really warm. The boys loved their ‘cupboard’ bed. We will definitely be back! Layer Marney Tower is a wonderful building.
A fabulous much needed, get away from it all break. Nicholas was so realxed, friendly and helpful. The children loved the hot tub (and very friendly dogs) Thoroughly recommend.