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Quirky Accommodation

Delve into a secret world and escape from your normal life for a night or a weekend off the beaten track in one of our wonderful Secret Escapes. Discover our quirky accommodation, from our epic log cabins, Water Lily Lodge and Kingfishers Nest to luxury camping, designed to provide you with a break from modern life in a secret corner of the countryside hidden away from the rest of the world. A place where you can get lost, surround yourself in silence and truly escape from it all. Enjoy all of this in complete comfort – after all, who said escaping to the countryside couldn’t be luxurious?

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Choose Your Accommodation

We have two options to choose from when you are looking for a secret escape, whether for a night, a weekend or longer. Choose whichever option takes your fancy.


Water Lily Lodge

Nothing beats staying in an epic log cabin for the ideal quirky getaway. Travel down a country track to the end of a hidden lake deep in the Colne Valley, and surround yourself with stunning views, picturesque woodland and complete peace.


Water Lily Lodge is located right in the heart of the Essex countryside, but you won’t be far from Colchester if you fancy a trip to town to explore its attractions. There’s even a pub only a couple of miles away. Enjoy complete comfort in our cosy, picturesque log cabin – and bring your dog along too!


Kingfishers Nest

As with Water Lily Lodge, you can’t beat this incredible, newly built quirky cabin, offering the perfect stay for a couples retreat. Kingfishers Nest is also accessed by a country track, also tucked away next to a hidden lake deep in the Colne Valley.


Kingfishers Nest is a hidden gem in the Essex countryside, despite being a quick drive from Colchester, you will arrive feeling as though you are miles from the land of the living.


American School Bus

As with our cabins, you can’t beat this incredible, newly renovated quirky bus, offering the perfect stay for either a couples retreat or a a small group. The bus is also accessed by a country track, also tucked away next to a hidden lake deep in the Colne Valley.


American School Bus is a hidden gem in the Essex countryside, despite being a quick drive from Colchester, you will arrive feeling as though you are miles from the land of the living.


Luxury Camping

Camping has never been more glamorous, and our specially built glamping site is the perfect place to escape from it all and enjoy the glamping experience without sacrificing your comfort. Hidden away in the heart of the countryside on beautiful Tey Brook Farm, our cosy hideaway provides the best quirky accommodation far away from anything.


This is camping, but not as you know it – it’s glamping!. Enjoy a full on-site kitchen, hot showers, flushing toilets, marquee and an undercover area in case it rains. All cooking equipment is provided, just bring along food and drink.


From Family Trips to Team Building

Our secret escapes are perfect for any situation. Perhaps you want a romantic weekend far away from anything, or maybe you’re looking for a family break where there is fun for all in a unique setting. We have two of the best log cabins Essex has to offer, hidden treasures that will help you relax and unwind in a picturesque setting.


We also host team-building events for companies looking for quirky accommodation so you can get the whole team out into the countryside and strengthen bonds in a way that only a natural setting can provide.


Whatever type of trip you have in mind, we would love to help you escape!


Find Out More About Our Secret Escapes

So how about it? Want to get lost in the countryside for a weekend and forget about the rest of the world? Looking for some quirky accommodation in the country? We’d love to hear from you! Call us today on 07866 483 027 / 07980 836 985, or book your stay directly via our website. We can’t wait to see you!


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.

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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