The Old Oak

The Old Oak

Nestled in the boughs of an ancient oak, with stunning views across farm and country, a magical place to rest and rejuvenate.

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About The Old Oak

Built within a 500 year old oak tree The Old Oak is a magical place. What better way to enjoy nature than nestled in among its branches?

Soak in the double bathtub or relax on the veranda while you take in the view. Up close a pond and fields where deer often gather in the morning light, beyond that miles of Essex countryside disappear into the distance.

Inside you share the space with the tree itself, hear it whisper, feel its heartbeat. There are two storeys, with a king size bed, sofa, dining table, a double bath, toilet and cooking facilities. Outside a veranda complete with hammocks, perfect for idling away an afternoon. But as lovely as all of this is, the facilities are not what make this special – the tree is the star of the show.

If you want to explore you can head off on the trails that lead all the way to Epping and Ongar. Or if it’s a pint you’re after then make the 15-minute walk to Toot Hill and stop at The Green Man for a locally brewed beer. Brothers Tim and Pete can point you in the direction of the area’s attractions, but are just as happy to leave you to yourselves, to relax and enjoy the quiet of the countryside as much as they do.

Useful Information

Covid-19 Information

Our sites are set in 200 acres of farmland and woodland. We provide a remote check-in/check-out service so that, other than sheep, you should not need to be in contact with anyone. We remain on hand if you need any practical help, although we ask that you respect social distancing.

The cleanliness of each site is important to us. During this pandemic we have adopted a deep cleaning protocol following each stay.

Check in / Check out

The key to The Old Oak will be in the door upon arrival. When checking out please leave the key in the door. The Old Oak is available from 3.00pm and should be vacated prior to 11.00am on your departure day.

Should you need any flexibility around these times please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Accommodation

Sleeping:
There is a king-size bed at The Old Oak. We provide bed linen.

Eating:
The Old Oak has a twin ring electric induction hob, a fridge, and an induction top kettle. Usual kitchen utensils including pots, pans, cutlery, plates, teapot and cafetiere are also provided.

Washing:
Facilities include a large bath with shower attachment, WC and sink. We provide towels, dressing gown, shampoo, conditioner and handwash.

Outdoor:
The upper deck has a balcony with two hammocks. There is a pond immediately in front of the Old Oak.

Heating and Cooling:
An air conditioning unit provides both heating and cooling.

Power:
Mains electric for power and lighting.

Food and Drink

We provide complimentary milk, coffee and tea as well as the boring cooking staples (salt, pepper, cooking oil) and bottled water. Each hideaway has a small fridge and cooking facilities.

For buying-in, take-aways or eating out there is a country pub within walking distance, plus plenty of options for food shops, take-aways, pubs and restaurants within a short drive. 

Things to do

Things to do

Most of our guests come to escape the noise and bustle of City life, and so typically while away their time enjoying nature in relaxed seclusion. For those feeling more active we have left at The Old Oak details of local walks, trails and cycle rides for you to experience during your time with us.

We are near to Epping Forest which has some lovely spots, and National Trust and other attractions, including the Gibberd Garden. Old fashioned Epping High Street is also worth an amble if you need to shop.

We also invite you to explore our farm, set over 200 acres of ancient farmland, including traditional hedgerows and notable trees and even a babbling brook. We ask that you do not walk across the fields though – we are still a working farm. There are details of tracks across the farm in The Old Oak.

THE COOP

The Coop is the perfect bolthole for a weekend of switching off.

About The Coop

It’s a simple, calm space, with a wood-burner to keep it cosy and a big bed flanked by a long window that gives you meadow views without lifting your head off the pillow.

Sit on the deck for woodland views one way, fields (and often sheep) another. Or for a more luxurious vantage point take a soak in your private hot tub. Colemans Farm is an open farm, allowing wildlife to flourish, including the local deer herd, who might wander by if you’re quiet.

There are also a couple of beehives on the path from where you park, so take care, but also keep your eye out for local honey!

There’s a firebowl and a big BBQ outside, but gas hobs and a modern bathroom inside, so you can live as wild or as indulgently as you like.

Useful Information

Covid-19 Information

Our sites are set in 200 acres of farmland and woodland. We provide a remote check-in/check-out service so that, other than sheep, you should not need to be in contact with anyone. We remain on hand if you need any practical help, although we ask that you respect social distancing.

The cleanliness of each site is important to us. During this pandemic we have adopted a deep cleaning protocol following each stay.

Check in / Check out

The key to The Coop will be in the door upon arrival. When checking out please leave the key in the door. The Coop is available from 3.00pm and should be vacated prior to 11.00am on your departure day.

Should you need any flexibility around these times please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Accommodation

Sleeping:
There is a double bed at The Coop. We provide bed linen.

Eating:
The Coop has a small fridge, a single gas hob and stove top kettle. Usual kitchen utensils including pots, pans, cutlery, plates, tea pot and cafetiere are also provided.

Washing:
The bathroom includes a shower, WC and sink. We provide towels and handwash.

Outdoor:
Decking, chairs, table and firepit with BBQ: coals and cooking utensils are available.

Power:
Mains electric for power and lighting.

Hot Tub

The hot tub by the decking is fired by a wood burner. See instructions under “Wood Burner” for how to get the wood burner going. Note that upon first lighting it may take between 2 to 2.5hrs to heat the tub. Following days will be quicker, so take care not to overheat the water!

Please note that for the hot tub wood burner you will need to build a big/roaring fire and keep this going strong before the water in the hot tub will get warm. It is important to stir the water in the hot tub with the wooden oar on the top of the tub to mix the warm water at the top with the colder water at the bottom.

Wood Burner

There are two wood burners at The Coop, one for heating the cabin and the other to heat the hot tub. There is a wood store next to The Coop, or you are welcome to bring firewood with you. Where you use wood from the store we charge a flat fee of £10 per night of your stay – we supply firelighters at no extra charge. Payment should be made prior to your departure.

The following YouTube video provides useful instructions on how to get the wood burner going:  https://youtu.be/62VGn3fsEek. Please let us know if you are struggling to light any of the wood burners as we will be happy to help.

Food and Drink

We provide complimentary milk, coffee and tea as well as the boring cooking staples (salt, pepper, cooking oil) and bottled water. Each hideaway has a small fridge and cooking facilities. The Coop also has BBQ utensils, an outdoor grill and wood provided.

For buying-in, take-aways or eating out there is a country pub within walking distance, plus plenty of options for food shops, take-aways, pubs and restaurants within a short drive.

Things to do

Things to do

Most of our guests come to escape the noise and bustle of City life, and so typically while away their time enjoying nature in relaxed seclusion. For those feeling more active we have left at The Old Oak details of local walks, trails and cycle rides for you to experience during your time with us.

We are near to Epping Forest which has some lovely spots, and National Trust and other attractions, including the Gibberd Garden. Old fashioned Epping High Street is also worth an amble if you need to shop.

We also invite you to explore our farm, set over 200 acres of ancient farmland, including traditional hedgerows and notable trees and even a babbling brook. We ask that you do not walk across the fields though – we are still a working farm. There are details of tracks across the farm in The Old Oak.

The Nook

Set in 3 acres of its own farmland and woodland, all to yourself for your stay.

About The Nook

Our first hideaway, The Nook was designed and built by Pete, with a little bit of help from family and friends! It’s set on top of one of our Grandfather’s old trailer wheels, and the kitchen is made with wood sourced from the farm.

Rich wood tones and simple style blend this tiny house and its hot tub into several acres of carefully preserved land just an hour from London. Secluded next to your own private pond, and hidden away from the rest of the farm, you won’t be disturbed. The compact space features ladders at either end that take you up to mezzanine bunks whose height draws the heat from the wood burner into their cosy corners. A restful retreat for a couple or snug nest for a group of close friends.

The en-suite shower room has hot running water and a toilet, with the small kitchenette featuring an electric hob and mini-fridge for rustling up simple meals. Alternatively, you can light a fire in the fire bowl on the decking and cook under the open skies.

The Nook can sleep four comfortably, although our recommendation is to enjoy the space and stick to two. The beauty of The Nook is its location, overlooking the old scrape, which has now been filled with rainwater.

Useful Information

Covid-19 Information

Our sites are set in 200 acres of farmland and woodland. We provide a remote check-in/check-out service so that, other than sheep, you should not need to be in contact with anyone. We remain on hand if you need any practical help, although we ask that you respect social distancing.

The cleanliness of each site is important to us. During this pandemic we have adopted a deep cleaning protocol following each stay.

Check in / Check out

The key to The Nook will be in the door upon arrival. When checking out please leave the key in the door. The Nook is available from 3.00pm and should be vacated prior to 11.00am on your departure day.

Should you need any flexibility around these times please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Eat | Sleep | Wash

The Nook has a kitchen with sink, fridge with small freezer, an electric induction hob and stove top kettle. All kitchen utensils including pots, pans, cutlery, plates, tea pot and cafetiere are also provided. There is no dishwasher but washing-up gloves are available!

There are two mezzanine beds each accessed by a ladder (one double and one king size) each accessed by a ladder. We provide bed linen. Please let us know if you would like the second double bed made up and we will be happy to do this for you.

The bathroom includes a shower, WC and sink. Towels and handwash are provided.

Hot Tub

The hot tub by the decking is fired by a wood burner. See instructions under “Wood Burner” for how to get the wood burner going. Note that upon first lighting it may take between 2 to 2.5hrs to heat the tub. Following days will be quicker, so take care not to overheat the water!

Please note that for the hot tub wood burner you will need to build a big/roaring fire and keep this going strong before the water in the hot tub will get warm. It is important to stir the water in the hot tub with the wooden oar on the top of the tub to mix the warm water at the top with the colder water at the bottom.

Wood Burner

There are two wood burners at The Nook, one for heating the cabin and the other to heat the hot tub. There is a wood store next to The Nook, or you are welcome to bring firewood with you. Where you use wood from the store we charge a flat fee of £10 per night of your stay – we supply firelighters at no extra charge. Payment should be made prior to your departure.

The following YouTube video provides useful instructions on how to get the wood burner going:  https://youtu.be/62VGn3fsEek. Please let us know if you are struggling to light any of the wood burners as we will be happy to help.

Food and Drink

We provide complimentary milk, coffee and tea as well as the boring cooking staples (salt, pepper, cooking oil) and bottled water. Each hideaway has a small fridge and cooking facilities. The Nook also has BBQ utensils, an outdoor grill and wood provided.

For buying-in, take-aways or eating out there is a country pub within walking distance, plus plenty of options for food shops, take-aways, pubs and restaurants within a short drive.

Things to do

Things to do

Most of our guests come to escape the noise and bustle of City life, and so typically while away their time enjoying nature in relaxed seclusion. For those feeling more active we have left at The Old Oak details of local walks, trails and cycle rides for you to experience during your time with us.

We are near to Epping Forest which has some lovely spots, and National Trust and other attractions, including the Gibberd Garden. Old fashioned Epping High Street is also worth an amble if you need to shop.

We also invite you to explore our farm, set over 200 acres of ancient farmland, including traditional hedgerows and notable trees and even a babbling brook. We ask that you do not walk across the fields though – we are still a working farm. There are details of tracks across the farm in The Old Oak.

Dogs

The Nook is dog friendly and the perimeter of the 3 acre setting is fenced. We would ask that you clean up after your dog, and be sensitive about other guests, as well as the animals that roam the farm.

If you bring your dog please make sure you keep the gate to the field closed.

The Trap

A bath sunk into the deck outside and spectacular views through the transparent ceiling.

About The Trap

Enjoy nature from a new perspective in this innovative and stylish cabin, just an hour from London.

Lie back and look up – with the see-through roof you can stargaze from the comfort of the king-size bed. Or relax in the outside double bathtub, sunk down to ground level so you can enjoy the views across the fields as you soak away the rush of modern life.

The kitchen and loo are housed on the deck, and there’s a wood-fired BBQ if you want to up your cooking game from the gas hobs. As you look out over the fields of the working farm you might see tractors during the harvest, but won’t see anyone else from your private spot in the trees. Parking is 20 yards behind you too, so it’s easy to roll up and settle straight in.

If you somehow manage to get tired of bathing and napping you can head off on the trails from your door that lead all the way to Epping and Ongar (if you’re feeling energetic). The latter is your best bet for a local shop, but if it’s a pint you’re after then make the 15-minute walk to Toot Hill and stop at The Green Man for a fine traditional ale.

Brothers Tim and Pete can point you in the direction of the area’s many attractions, but they’re also happy to leave you to yourselves. All they want is for you to relax and enjoy the quiet of the countryside as much as they do.

Useful Information

Covid-19 Information

Our sites are set in 200 acres of farmland and woodland. We provide a remote check-in/check-out service so that, other than sheep, you should not need to be in contact with anyone. We remain on hand if you need any practical help, although we ask that you respect social distancing.

The cleanliness of each site is important to us. During this pandemic we have adopted a deep cleaning protocol following each stay.

Check in / Check out

The key to The Trap will be in the door upon arrival. When checking out please leave the key in the door. The Trap is available from 3.00pm and should be vacated prior to 11.00am on your departure day.

Should you need any flexibility around these times please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Accommodation

Sleeping:
There is a double bed at The Trap. We provide bed linen.

Eating:
The Trap has a wood fired BBQ on the outside decking. In the kitchen is a fridge, a gas burner and a stove top kettle. Usual kitchen utensils including pots, pans, cutlery, plates, teapot and cafetiere are also provided.

Washing:
The bathroom includes a WC and sink. We also have an outdoor shower. We provide towels, shampoo, conditioner and handwash.

Outdoor:
Decking, chairs, table and firepit with BBQ: coals and cooking utensils are available. Outdoor double bath sunk into the decking overlooking dozens of acres of farmland. The bath has a shower attachment.

Heating and Cooling:
There is a gas heater in The Trap which will keep you warm at night should you need. There is also a Dyson Cool fan should you need it.

Power:
Mains electric for power and lighting.

Firewood

There is a wood store next to The Trap, or you are welcome to bring firewood with you. Where you use wood from the store we charge a flat fee of £5 per night of your stay – we supply firelighters at no extra charge. Payment should be made prior to your departure.

Food and Drink

We provide complimentary milk, coffee and tea as well as the boring cooking staples (salt, pepper, cooking oil) and bottled water. Each hideaway has a small fridge and cooking facilities. The Trap also has BBQ utensils, an outdoor grill and wood provided.

For buying-in, take-aways or eating out there is a country pub within walking distance, plus plenty of options for food shops, take-aways, pubs and restaurants within a short drive.

Things to do

Things to do

Most of our guests come to escape the noise and bustle of City life, and so typically while away their time enjoying nature in relaxed seclusion. For those feeling more active we have left at The Old Oak details of local walks, trails and cycle rides for you to experience during your time with us.

We are near to Epping Forest which has some lovely spots, and National Trust and other attractions, including the Gibberd Garden. Old fashioned Epping High Street is also worth an amble if you need to shop.

We also invite you to explore our farm, set over 200 acres of ancient farmland, including traditional hedgerows and notable trees and even a babbling brook. We ask that you do not walk across the fields though – we are still a working farm. There are details of tracks across the farm in The Old Oak.

From

£155.00

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