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.
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.
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.
A fantastic break, all the qualities of camping but with the luxuries of a hotel! Set in stunning grounds of Tower Marney we were lavished with spectacualr views and wildlife surrounding us. The chickens were a welcome extra as were their delicious eggs! The staff were so friendly and helpful and couldn’t do enough for us…even in the pouring rain, giving a tour on arrival and starting our wood burner, our spirits weren’t dampened. The fruit and veg on arrival was plentiful (over ordered by accident – worth noting it’s not per person!) All round lovely break with our young children. Well done Tower Marney!
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
Relaxed and enjoyable, loved the den building, hammock swinging, paella cooking, bike riding and of course, the fire pit.
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.
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.