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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 spot on the whole farm as the glamping site – Tey Brook Orchard. Tucked away in peaceful seclusion between apple trees and 20 acres of woodland, this is a place where you can truly feel as if the stresses of everyday life are a million miles away – even though you are less than an hour away from the centre of London by train! Not only does the meadow feel fantastically isolated hidden away between the trees, it is also an excellent sun trap, well sheltered from the breeze, for those days when the sun does grace us with its presence.

With so much room to run and explore – and hopefully build a few dens of their own – Tey Brook Orchard is the ideal spot 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 up to four people, with a double bed and two single beds 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? And if the weather does put a dampener on your children’s explorations of the woods and the farm beyond, we are well stocked with games such as table tennis and table football to keep them entertained.


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, for example, the farm has two of the cosiest and most unique accommodation options you could ever find – a shepherd’s hut which belonged to the brother’s grandfather and an old grain silo. Both have been fully refurbished and tastefully kitted out with beds, furniture and wood burners. They are also located in their own little spots away from the main camping area – a snug a hideaway just for two as you could hope for.


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. Call now on 07818852882, email or use our online calendar to book now and come see for yourself.


On-Site Kitchen

We have a complete kitchen on site with a small awning for dining undercover if the weather is bad and a communal bbq (each dwelling has it’s own fire bowl/bbq also).


We have three hot showers and three flushing toilets on the site


We have an impressive marquee onsite for additional undercover space to cope with the unpredictable British weather.


In our undercover area, we have a tennis table and football table to keep our guests entertained if the weather takes a turn for the worse.


Pots, pans, cutlery, plates are all provided so all you need to bring is food, drinks and some relaxed vibes. We sell bags of chopped logs for £3 p/bag.


Dogs are welcome, provided we are notified in advance, they are well behaved, and any mess is cleared up after them so as not to disturb other guests.

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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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