A luxuriously tranquil retreat with four magical, adults-only hideaways, nestled on a much-loved family farm that’s just an hour from bustling central London.
  • Sleeps: 2 or 4
  • Bedrooms: 1 per unit
  • Bathrooms: 1 per unit
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Comprising 200 picture-perfect acres just outside of London, Colemans Farm is a dreamlike setting that feels blissfully untouched by time. Proudly owned and carefully tended by four generations of the same family, this is a much-loved place where heritage and conservation reign supreme.

It’s also where you’ll discover four adults-only hideaways; each one boasting rich natural luxury and unique elements, to help you relax and breathe easy as you reconnect with the Great Outdoors.

Perfect for reliving those carefree childhood days, The Old Oak is an enchanting treetop haven, expertly crafted within a whispering 500-year-old oak tree.

Two generous storeys are home to a kingsize sleeping space, a squishy sofa, cooking facilities, and even a double bath and toilet, while the expansive veranda is ideal for gazing across the pond and fields (where deer often gather in the mornings) to the lush Essex countryside beyond.

Perfect for switching off in style, The Coop is a relaxed, pared-down space that feels irresistibly cosy… especially when you light the wood-burner and open a well-deserved bottle of wine.

Choose your deck-views from soothing woodland or stirring sheep-dotted fields, as you savour a sizzling barbecue supper by sunset… or take an indulgent dip in the sunken al fresco double bath. Back inside, there’s a downy bed flanked by viewing windows, so you won’t have to miss a moment of wildlife-watching.

The Nook, meanwhile, is the farm’s first hideaway: a ‘Tiny House’ designed and built by owner Pete himself (with a little help from family and friends!)

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At a glance

  • Four magical, adults-only hideaways secluded on a scenic, 200-acre family farm in Ongar, an hour away from central London.
  • The Old Oak, The Coop, and The Trap each sleep up to 2 guests. The Nook sleeps up to 4 guests with one well-behaved dog also welcome.
  • Each retreat boasts full self-contained facilities. The Coop and The Trap each feature a sunken outdoor bath.
  • Wander the farm’s extensive trails, all the way to Epping and Ongar if you’re in an energetic mood! The local food-serving pub is a 15-minute stroll away.


  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly


The Old Oak (2 guests): kingsize bed, twin-ring electric induction hob, fridge, induction top kettle, large bath with shower attachment, WC, sink, dressing gowns, upper deck with balcony and 2 hammocks, air conditioning, mains electricity.

The Coop (2 guests): wood-burner, double bed, small fridge, single gas hob, stove top kettle, shower, WC, sink, mains electricity, outdoor decking with table, chairs, firepit with barbecue, sunken bath.

The Nook (4 guests, 1 dog): wood-burner, kitchen with sink, fridge with small freezer, electric induction hob, stove top kettle, two mezzanine beds (one double, one kingsize) accessed by a ladder. Bathroom with shower, WC, sink. Outdoor grill on deck. 3 private fenced acres.

The Trap (2 guests): double bed, transparent stargazing roof, gas heater, cool fan, mains electricity, wood-fired barbecue on furnished deck, kitchen with fridge, gas burner, stove top kettle, sink and WC, sunken bath with shower attachment, firepit.

All retreats: soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels and bed linen, blankets, pillows, washing-up liquid, cooking essentials, tea and coffee, milk. Firewood is provided at a small extra cost.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, picnic spots, local pubs, shops, historic sites.

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Set atop a trailer wheel once used by Pete’s grandfather, and boasting a handmade kitchen crafted from farm-sourced wood, this is a true labour of love that sleeps up to four guests in cosy, cleverly-designed mezzanine beds. The surrounding three acres – including a shimmering private pond – are all yours to enjoy too, with one well-behaved dog also welcome to stay.

Last but by no means least, The Trap is perfect for those who like to keep an eye on the ever-changing sky, with a gleaming transparent roof that means you can stargaze right from your comfy bed.

Take an energising dip in your sunken outdoor bath, or rustle up a romantic supper on the barbecue, gazing across serene open fields without a single care in the world.

What to do once you’ve settled in? Pete and his brother Tim will happily furnish you with local suggestions should you need them, but they’re equally mindful of the fact that most guests come to relax and immerse themselves in the charms of the countryside. So if that’s all you feel like doing, don’t worry. It’s only to be expected!

If you do feel like exploring, you’re welcome to wander the farm trails and see which animals you can spot. You can head all the way to Epping and Ongar if you’re in the mood…

…or simply take a 15-minute stroll to Toot Hill and reward yourselves with locally-brewed beer and a delicious meal at The Green Man pub, before enjoying another beautiful sunset back at your chosen Colemans Farm hideaway.

Things to note

Minimum two-night stay (1 night stays available on Tuesday nights). Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am. The site is adults only, though babes in arms are also welcome with the owners’ prior permission.

Where you'll be staying

Ongar, Essex

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