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On the Map: Unusual Escapes in Essex

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12/05/2019 On the Map: Unusual Escapes in Essex


We'll admit to having a soft spot for Essex. For starters, we're based in Leigh-on-Sea, which was crowned the UK's Happiest Place to Live in 2018.

But it's not just happiness you'll find in Essex. This is an extremely diverse county that's home to windswept coastal havens, soothing rural retreats, and adventurous escapes filled with fun!
 
(The Clockwork Hotel includes a thrilling escape game as part of your stay, while on the private and unique Osea Island you can revel in unsurpassed nature...whilst taking advantage of the onsite recording studios that have hosted celebrities from Jessie J to Tinie Tempah).

Convenience rates high on the list, too. Being so close to London, Essex is an easily-accessible antidote to the standard city bustle, yet you'll feel as though you've been spirited to another world.

So if you're ready to have your expectations good and challenged, simply head for Essex and enjoy a truly unforgettable break.

Main image: Lushna Suites at Lee Wick Farm, St Osyth

Osea Island

Osea Island

A blissfully exclusive private island retreat in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex with a range of onsite amenities.   For the opportunity to completely escape busy life, you can't get much more exclusive than a private island!  Stunning Osea Island, on the Blackwater Estuary, can only be accessed by an ancient causeway, providing complete seclusion at high tide. …

Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Glamping

Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Glamping

A petite and pretty glamping site featuring Megapods, a CargoPod, Armadillas and two farm cottages with glorious countryside and estuary views. If you love getting away from it all but prefer to keep off the beaten track, Lee Wick Farm is waiting for you. This petite yet pretty site in the north Essex countryside offers a variety of cute, cosy, and rather unusual accommodation on a…

Browning Bros Teybrook Orchard

Browning Bros Teybrook Orchard

Take your pick of unforgettable glamping in the heavenly Teybrook Orchard, tucked away in rural North Essex. This gorgeous glamping spot, nestled between an apple orchard and sprawling woodland on the owners' family farm, is home to a variety of very special dwellings - perfect for anyone from a single glamper to a whole family. Every dwelling in Teybrook Orchard has been specially…

Browning Bros Log Cabin

Browning Bros Log Cabin

Hidden away in Colne Valley, at the end of a country track, is the Log Cabin - a wonderful hot tub lakeside holiday retreat oozing style, class and total luxury.Recently featured on BBC's 'Gone Fishing', The Log Cabin is a stunning creation by the Browning Bros. who, between them, have created a series of sensational dwellings on the family's organic farm, just 6 miles south-east from Colchester.…

Little Thatch

Little Thatch

Take a break to the Essex seaside and stay in this cute and romantic thatched cottage near the thriving coastal town of Walton-on-the-Naze. With a privileged and convenient setting just a few minutes' walk from the golden sands of Walton beach, Little Thatch certainly packs a punch on the character front, with a stylish black panelled exterior, delightful nautical themed interior and, of…

Bures Showman's Wagon

Bures Showman's Wagon

Spend some serious holiday time in an Essex country wagon imbued with all the peace and tranquility of nature. Essex isn't just all about ‘bling' accessories!  Set within 150 acres of woodland and wildflower meadows, Bures Showman's Wagon naturally showcases the county's more peaceful side, with some of the most scenic country views you'll see in this area. Lovingly and…

Tatters Barn

Tatters Barn

Holiday in an historic potato barn, stunningly converted to provide luxurious accommodation on a scenic working farm in Essex.  Set on a friendly working farm in the Essex countryside of Withies Green, this stylish and detached barn conversion is ideal for those seeking a rural break with a touch of the idyllic. The name ‘Tatters Barn' was inspired by the cottage's former…

Lushna Suites at Lee Wick Farm

Lushna Suites at Lee Wick Farm

Eco-friendly glamping on a working potato farm... complete with spectacular sea views. Endlessly charming and gloriously unique, you'll discover the friendly and welcoming Lee Wick Farm just south of St. Osyth village.   Close to the Essex and Suffolk coastline, and with a nature reserve literally just down the road, this is the perfect location if natureful beachside breaks are your…

Creeksea Place Barns

Creeksea Place Barns

Six luxurious barns, peacefully set on a scenic, family-friendly Essex farm complete with gym, spa, café and adventure. Ideal for families, couples and group breaks alike, Creeksea Place Barns effortlessly combines beautiful accommodation with the most picturesque farm-and-riverside setting you could hope for. Perfectly set close to the coastal town of Burnham-on-Crouch, London is a mere…

The Clockwork Hotel

The Clockwork Hotel

An enchanting group experience that combines puzzle-solving adventure with an exclusive boutique hotel stay in Essex. Celebrating something special? If you've got a group of your favourite friends, family or colleagues in tow, you're going to need something more unique and memorable than the average break. The Clockwork Hotel, enticingly secluded in the Essex yachting capital of…

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