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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.
Inside Wigeon
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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lcchiriac
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very nice location”
Reviewed June 7, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

very good location, by a lake in the essex countryside with walks along the coast. Accommodation very good with all the facilities and clean. Owner very nice organizing a local food hamper

Easily reachable by Car from London

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at The Shepherds Hide.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chris S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Peace and tranquility by the mill pnd”
Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We have stayed in other luxury shepherd huts.The shepherds hide is equal to the best in our experience but the shepherds hide will be difficult to beat for location. Anyone wanting to get closer to nature but enjoy a little luxury at the same time will be hard pushed to find anything better. My wife and I are what we regard to be wildlife enthusiasts. The location of the shepherds hide was perfect for us. Lots of waders, water fowl, birds of prey and many more within close proximity. Not to mention the farm yard characters, chickens, ducks and geese.
No tv and no wifi was a bonus.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
May 3, 2016
Thank you Chris for your kind review. We are so pleased you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us and all it has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are soiled you enjoyed all The Shepherds Hide has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
DulwichDa...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just wonderful”
Reviewed March 5, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Absolutely wonderful stay at the Shepherds Hide for our wedding anniversary/babymoon. Beautiful and serene setting and being the only hut for guests to stay in it's extremely peaceful and private. Polly and Mark were great hosts and the breakfast they provided for the first morning was delicious - highly recommend their homemade strawberry jam! The hut itself was tremendous - clean, comfortable, spacious, warm and provided everything you need for self-catering. Loved the chickens, ducks guinea-fowl and goose that greeted us each morning plus all the wildlife spotted from the hut.

Take a book or two - it's the first time I've been able to read in ages and I loved it!

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Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Mar 7, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your satisfaction. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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John R
1 review
“Relaxing weekend”
Reviewed February 29, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My wife and I came for a relaxed weekend, which we got. Without a TV or radio it's a great place to switch off. We toke a pleasant walk recommended by Polly, to Thorrington for lunch. Highly recommended and would return.

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Management Response
Mar 7, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are glad you found your stay relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Tumblie
Thorrington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A perfect bubble of relaxation”
Reviewed February 14, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Having read the existing reviews on The Shepherds Hide, my wife and I had high expectations. Well, what can I say? It exceeded them in every way.
Our visit coincided with 'Storm Imogen' and we must admit we did wonder how the first night would be. The underfloor heating, log burner, and VERY comfortable bed meant we were nice and cosy, and actually had the best night's sleep we've had in a really long time!
One of the things that really makes it special, is that the owners have added some truly lovely touches to the Hide. Waiting for us in the kitchen was a basket of local produce which included some homemade jam, bread, juice and eggs. They'd also thoughtfully provided tea, coffee, sugar, milk and butter. The kitchen is very well stocked with pans, crockery cutlery and cooking utensils, so if you feel so inclined, you can cook a proper meal on the stove and oven. The Hide is spotlessly clean, organised and most importantly (at least to us) is set in peaceful and quiet surroundings. It was just what we needed, the perfect retreat.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 15, 2016
Thank you for your review and so glad we exceeded your expectations! We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Reviewed January 9, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 10, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your new year stay with us and enjoyed the farm and local towns. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Happy 2016.
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