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Glamping Essex

The Browning Brothers have been building dens around Tey Brook Farm since they could escape the grasp of their mum Lucy and get out and about exploring for themselves. From the woods to the open fields, in bushes and long grass up to the very tops of the Poplar trees, they spent a childhood experimenting with hideouts, lairs and bases of all shapes and sizes. Now, mixing youthful enthusiasm with an entrepreneurial spirit, they have turned their childhood love for unusual outdoor accommodation into a business. Guests are invited to share their passion for cosy little hideaways in the countryside with a range of luxury glamping options for all the family.

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To capture all the magic of living it up outdoors, the brothers have even chosen their favourite spots on the whole farm as the glamping sites – Tey Brook Orchard and Chalkney Water Meadows. Tucked away in peaceful seclusion between acres of woodland and meadows, these are places where you can truly feel as if the stresses of everyday life are a million miles away – even though you are just an hour away from London!


With so much room to run and explore – and hopefully build a few dens of their own – Tey Brook Orchard and Chalkney Water Meadows are the ideal sites to come glamping with kids. Let them revel in the thrill of sleeping outside in a tent or, even more exotic, a Mongolian yurt while still enjoying the home comforts of real beds. Our luxury bell tents and handcrafted yurts all sleep from 4-6 people, with a double bed and up to four single mattresses each.


To add to the sense of adventure, each tent and yurt comes with its own fire pit and BBQ in addition to the communal indoor kitchen facilities – what can be better than cooking and eating outdoors on a fine evening as the sun sets and the stars start to twinkle?


While the Browning Brothers are proud to make Tey Brook Farm very much a family-friendly luxury camping destination, your hosts extend a warm welcome to all guests. If you are a couple looking for an out-of-the-ordinary romantic getaway, then both sites have more private accommodation just for you!


For those of you looking for something a little different from a family holiday or a short getaway, for those of you with a sense of adventure and a free spirit, our aim is to provide the very best glamping Essex has to offer. Email or use our online calendar to book now and come see for yourself.


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Why Choose Browning Bros.?

Based at Tey Brook Farm, just 6 miles South-West of Colchester, Essex in the village of Great Tey, Browning Bros. provide luxury glamping accommodation, alternative wild weddings, corporate & team building events, and much more. Looking or something out of the ordinary? You've come to the right place.



"Literally there is everything you could possibly need here. It’s so well equipped and in a stunning location. The worst part is that you have to leave. We hired out the whole venue for the weekend to have a family get together and it was absolutely perfect! Can not recommend the place and the owners highly enough. If you want a chilled out space to relax and enjoy yourselves then this is THE place to be. Only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. Awesome. Created some wonderful memories."

Debbie Burtenshaw

"Absolutely loved our time at a Teybrook Orchard. Facilities were perfect. The marquee and awning is a fantastic space for a large group to be together and still feel spacious and not on top of each other. Every member of our party was so thrilled with the accommodation, it was a fantastic weekend. Thank you so much, will definitely recommend you and will certainly be coming back!"

Gemma Logan

"Chalkney Water Meadows was such a fantastic venue for our festival-style corporate event! It’s such a beautiful spot in the countryside but with all the amenities for a really great party, regardless of the weather. Helen was really helpful, putting us in contact with suppliers and discreetly being on hand for the big event. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for what turned out to be a fabulous day."

Mansfield Monk

"Just wanted to say thank you once more! Everything was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have wished for a more beautiful place for our wedding to take place! You have been really helpful, responsive and flexible around our (many!) questions and queries so we really appreciate it :)"

Elodie Domenge & Anthony Guidici

"We just wanted to email to say the biggest thankyou from us both for yesterday. We had an absolutely amazing day and we are so so happy that we were able to celebrate at your venue with all our family and friends. They all loved the site. Your help from the beginning has been fantastic and a real pleasure to work with you guys."

Eleanor Knight

"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you on behalf of Tom and I for a truly magical day. We had an absolutely amazing time, I honestly don't think that it could have gone better. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts. The log cabin was amazing, we were so sad to leave there yesterday, but alas all good things have to come to an end."

Karen Foot & Tom Pratt

“What heroes Nat and Arch were. Thank you so much for giving our party such snazzy boogie shoes- you handled all the drunken 50 year olds brilliantly with the increasingly slurred requests. The sound system was fab and the lights really made the party glow and twinkle. Everybody loved it! Thank you so much guys.”

Tristan Davies

“Walked in, shown around the most beautiful place ever! Then followed by Dan proposing. Best start to a holiday. Such a beautiful setting. Well laid out and very well equipped, brilliant service. Archie is lovely, very polite and accommodating. Thank you!”


“Archie and Nat were amazing. We have had the best weekend. Wow what a beautiful place. We will back again and would highly recommend. The showers were fab and hot. The toilet facilities were super too. Kitchen is amazing with everything you need. Thanks to you both.”

Michelle and Anthony. Nottingham

“Still keep thinking about our amazing day. I know we’re biased but it was seriously the best wedding we’ve ever been to. This is the thoughts of all our guests too. Cant thank you enough for making it such a success!”

Steve Vandenberg

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