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Secluded and peaceful surrounded by nature. Reconnect with yourselves at this unique location.
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Secluded and peaceful surrounded by nature. Reconnect with yourselves at this unique location.
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Secluded and peaceful surrounded by nature. Reconnect with yourselves at this unique location.
King bed and luxury bedding
Fully fitted and equipped kitchen and log burner
Luxury bathroom and complimentary eco toiletries
Free local breakfast basket including our own eggs and homemade jam enough for two mornings.
Secluded and peaceful surrounded in nature. Reconnect with yourselves at this unique location.
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Shepherds hut -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Thorrington, Essex, England

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Rach77777
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

A wonderful two night stay for our wedding anniversary. Relaxing and restful. Polly was so helpful and recommended a great trip to Mersea Island where we then learnt to SUP (stand up paddle). We picked our own fresh strawberries each morning, which were yummy. Also we were advised to go to a wonderful beach. The hut is beautiful, so well equipped and demonstrates such craftsmanship. Will definitely be returning!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing to not like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
27 Jul 2016
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and had a restful time. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Polly
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Finette C
1 review
“Perfect!”
Reviewed 19 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My partner and I just came back from a mid-week 2 night stay here and I wish we could have stayed longer! It was just what we needed, time away together in a beautiful place in the middle of nowhere, it was so peaceful!
We loved, of an evening sitting out on the log by the pond and enjoying a glass of wine whilst watching all the wildlife around.

The hide itself is absolutely lovely and decorated beautifully. It has everything you need, even the little things that you wouldn't think to bring such as washing up liquid, oven gloves and torches! It has a lovely little kitchen with plenty of utensils to make lovely meals.

You are greeted upon arrival with a complimentary breakfast basket, which included the most amazing jam and strawberries and fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm.

If your looking for a romantic, relaxing break this is definitely the place to book, I couldn't recommend this place enough!

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Management Response
20 Jul 2016
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at The Shepherds Hide and enjoyed all it has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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sean_50pf...
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My wife and I were looking to sample 'Glamping' but without having to share a kitchen and/or bathroom with other people. Google has some weird and wonderful ideas of what 'Glamping' is and can be but this is how I stumbled across The Shepherd's Hide.

Being Essex folk ourselves, The Shepherd's Hide was perfectly situated and the TripAdvisor pictures looked amazing so we booked a 2 night stay. The price was quite high but, once you get there, it doesn't feel like you've paid enough.

The Hide itself has been decorated immaculately, with everything to a very high standard. It's more spacious than you would first think and has everything you could need for your stay, including a welcome hamper of apple juice, eggs from the chickens on the farm and locally produced jam.

The location is just off a main road, however, as soon as you get on the grounds, you can't hear anything at all. We set out on a walk to Wivenhoe, which took around an hour each way but takes you through all the countryside, with plenty of options to reward yourself with a coffee and cake once you get there.

My wife and I will definitely be going back to The Shepherd's Hide in the near future. Being able to switch off from the outside world (no TV, WiFi or phone signal... which is a good thing) is a rarity and to enjoy it in such a setting is second to none.

Basically, in short, if you're thinking about booking The Shepherd's Hide for a break away with your partner, stop thinking about it and book it. It's amazing.

Thank you for having us, Polly!

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Liked best: The whole stay.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for this fantastic review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed all it has to offer. So glad your first experience of glamping was everything you hope it would be and more. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Polly.
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daveabbot...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Peaceful, Picturesque, Perfect!!!”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

A beautiful stay in a stunning location, I would recommend the Shepherds Hide to anyone in need of some peace and quiet.

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Liked best: The personal touches and hidden location.
Liked least: One Moth attack but I quickly recovered.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
7 Jul 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back in the future. Polly.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
njr0211
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Relaxing getaway”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The Shepherd's hide is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Great location in a secluded spot on the edge of the mill pond, easy to find with the clear instructions and a warm welcome on arrival. The hut is modern and well equipped - all the small details have been thought about and the hamper with local produce is a very nice touch. We hope to visit again.

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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
23 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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