Water Lily Lodge
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Water Lily Lodge was completed in 2016 is approached down a country track and offers epic accommodation right on the edge of one of our hidden lakes in the Colne Valley, surrounded by woodland offering wonderful views in a peaceful location.
Situated close to Colchester with thriving high street and a stunning castle, the property is in the heart of the Essex countryside. Take a trip on the Colne Valley Stream Railway, or visit Colchester Zoo, Layer Marney Tower, and the gate house to what would have been Henry VIII royal residence. No trip to Essex would be complete without a trip to the coast, Frinton on Sea, Clacton or cross the strood to Mersea Island famous for Rock Oysters, great seafood restaurants and sailing. For shopping head to Colchester and Freeport at Braintree. Leisure facilities: fishing is available by arrangement with the owner.
The accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin on the ground floor, and 1 twin on the mezzanine level.
Shower room: with shower, WC and washing machine.
Lounge/kitchen/diner: with TV.
Kitchen area, with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Outside: decked area with garden furniture and hot tub.
Amenities: off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, electric heating included.
No smoking. 2 small dogs welcome. Dogs are charged per dog at £20.00 per dog.
Additional info: please note the property is situated on an unfenced lake so care should be taken at all times.
Location: pub and shop 2 miles.
We ask for a 20% non-refundable deposit with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to your stay. For any bookings made within 30 days we ask for full payment to be made on booking. We only accept payment via our online booking system or by BACS. Please note that we ask for full payment to book the cabin at Christmas.
Once the holiday is booked the Guest has entered into a legally binding contract. Our 20% deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
We kindly ask for the full balance to be settled 30 days prior to your arrival at which point we are unable to offer a refund. Therefore in order to cover unforeseen circumstances, we would strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance to cover any spent cost should you have to cancel for any reason outside your control.
Browning Bros. are not liable for refunds or expenses you incur in the event they are prevented from fulfilling your booking as a result of circumstances beyond their control. Such circumstances shall include (but not be limited to) war, terrorism, riots or civil unrest, industrial action, flooding, natural disaster, epidemics, health risks or such similar events (“Force Majeure”). We recommend that you have adequate holiday insurance in place to cover this.
Pets – Dogs & Cats
Pets are allowed with prior approval. There is a £20 charge p/pet p/stay. Pets are allowed in the property at your own risk but please ensure they are clean before they enter. You will be responsible for any damage or mess that may be caused by them.
Damages & Breakages
A holding deposit of £200 will be taken at the time of booking for any damage to the property, including when it is left in an unsatisfactory state and also any noise disturbance, so please ensure noise levels are kept to a sensible level. Please note that this deposit will be returned to you after your stay, providing there has been no damage or noise complaints. Any items left behind must be claimed within two weeks of departure. If relevant, postage and packing charges for the return of goods will apply. Please notify us of any damage or mess to the property or its contents before your departure.
Please make use of the recycling facilities provided. We have recycling bins for glass & general waste. Please note that our general waste is collected by CSH Environmental who have a state-of-the-art recycling centre where all your general waste is sorted and recycled. For more information: https://www.cshenvironmental.co.uk/recycling-centre/
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."
"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!"
"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."
"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 :)"
"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."
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”