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.

You can make a booking for 2017 click here to go to the Featherdown Farms web site or telephone them on 01420 80804

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.

Glamping Information

Glamping Essex

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.

How to Book

Interested in booking a glamping break or holiday at Layer Marney Tower? Booking is through Featherdown Farms.

Book via their website

We loved it, it was a real hit with the children.  The tent was fabulous with fun sleeping areas for the girls, electricity, warmish shower and lots of cooking areas.  It was great fun making pizzas with the owners on the Saturday night.

Mrs D – Glamper

Provides a collection of fabulous family and friend memories.  An adventure for all.

Mrs M – Glamper

What can I say, what an experience.  We had a great time at Layer Marney Tower.  Lord Nick (as we called him) was an absoulte super star nothing was too much for him.  Our party had organised a murder mystery dinner party and due to the cold weather he even heated the Long Gallery (which was a great setting for the event) i the Tower for us to use.  We will definitely be going back better prepared.  Would be great for children in the safe environment.

Miss M – Glamper

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.

Mrs K – Glamper

Our Featherdown Glamping at Layer Marney Tower exceeded all expectations.  Our hosts Nick and Sheila couldn’t have been more welcoming.  Sitting in the hot tub and stargazing and looking after our personal chickens and eating the freshly laid eggs for breakfast were the highlights fo our kids.  We all enjoyed cookng the ‘Cowboy Supper’ and wood-fired pizzas and thoroughly realaxed and enjoyed the comfort of the glamping experience in a stunning location.  We felt like we’d had a week away after just two nights are are already planning another trip.

Mrs M – Glamper

Relaxed and enjoyable, loved the den building, hammock swinging, paella cooking, bike riding and of course, the fire pit.

Mrs P – Glamper Summer 2017