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Layer Marney Tower, Colchester, Essex

In the hot tub at Layer Marney Tower.In the hot tub at Layer Marney Tower.
Tractor rides at Layer Marney Tower.Tractor rides at Layer Marney Tower.
Canvas tent with hot tub at Layer Marney Tower.Canvas tent with hot tub at Layer Marney Tower.
Main entrance to Layer Marney Tower.Main entrance to Layer Marney Tower.

Nestled in the woodland of a country estate near Colchester, you will find a collection of luxury canvas tents complete with shower and wood burning stove (hot tubs an optional extra when booking).

Layer Marney Tower is a popular choice amongst families where you can to combine a family camping holiday (with little added luxuries), woodland walks, nearby market towns and of course the beach, which is only a 20-minute drive away. You can pre-order a breakfast hamper or farmers stew. Plus little ones are well taken care of with cots, highchairs and even a playpen, whilst the older kids can roam free in the woodlands, the play park, or jump on a tractor ride when the farmer does his rounds.

What to Expect:
  • Hot tub
  • Self catering
  • Beach easy drive
  • Camping
  • Cots
  • Farm animals
  • Great for babies
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for toddlers
  • Outdoor play area


6 tents.

Canvas Lodge sleeps up to 6 people (5 adults and 1 child up to 12yrs) in master double bedroom, bunk bed room and cupboard bed (for 2 kids or one adult), with toilet and cooking stove. All cooking equipment, plates, cutlery, etc. Cook chest also provided in the tent. Picnic table.

Canvas Frills Lodge with en-suite bathroom also available. Hot tubs available.


Cots, high chairs and playpen available on site.

Outdoor play area.

Private chicken coop.

Honesty shop.

Farmers stew (ingredients and utencils provided; extra cost).

Farm tour plus free access to the tower.

Bike rental (extra cost).

Tractor rides.

Wood-fired pizza oven.

Barn for communal meal times.

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Layer Marney Tower is located approximately a 90-minute drive from London and 20-minutes from Colchester.

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