Back in Thyme | Blackbrook Lodges

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Shepherds Hut with Hot Tub

Sleeps 2 | Bedrooms 1 | Pets No | Hot Tub Yes

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Back in Thyme

Whether you are planning an upcoming birthday celebration or looking for a last-minute holiday, Back in Thyme is perfect for a romantic Essex weekend break. This cosy shepherd hut at Blackbrook Lodges has its own private hot tub.

Whilst relaxing on your weekend break, enjoy a countryside walk or explore the farm and meet the animals. You will find alpacas, donkeys, ponies and chickens and a resident cat.


  • Double bed
  • Shower room
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Small kitchen area
  • Electric/log burner
  • Private Hot Tub

The accommodation is beautifully arranged with the luxurious hot tub located just a few steps away from the door. There’s also a chiminea outside for a crackling fire to enjoy in the evening.

Check in: 4pm | Check out: 10am

Guests are requested to keep music volume to a minimum as we have animals/other guests staying on the farm.

In the Local Area within walking distance, you can reach 2 pubs. If you need some self-catering supplies there’s also a local shop. Blackbrook Lodges is situated on The Essex Way, a long-distance footpath 81 miles long. The trail starts in Epping in the southwest, crosses Dedham Vale and Constable country to finish at the port of Harwich on the Stour estuary.

Extras payable upon check-in.

🧖‍♀️Hot Tub Robes and Slippers £30 for 2 people.
The robes are hired, and the slippers are disposable

🎁Birthday Package
A Bottle of Prosecco £15
1 x Birthday Banner £10
10 x Air Balloons £25

🔥Fire Pit Kit, £25 and includes:
Marshmallows and Chocolate

❤️Romance Package
1 x Bottle of Prosecco £15
Red Rose Petals and Swan Towels £12
1 x Romance Banner £10
20 x Flickering Battery Candles £15
Red Rose Garland £10
Red Heart Hanging Decorations £10

🥓Breakfast package, £15 for 2 people and includes:
4 x Sausages
4 x Rashers of Bacon
Eggs from our very own farm

🍫🧀 Sweet or savoury box for £25

💆🏻‍♀️ Massage Package
Swedish back massage (60 mins) £65
Back, Neck & Shoulder area (30 mins) £45
Indian head massage Treatment (45 mins) £40

🦙 Animal tour £25 for a group of 2 to 3 person
(Please note that this will only be done from 9am to 11am)

(We may be able to adapt a package to suit your specific needs)

If any of these are of interest to you and you would like more information/price list on anything in particular please do not hesitate to contact me.

*please note we need 48 hours notice to put these packages into place. These packages are an extra service.

We also have Animal feed on site at a cost of £1 per bag. You can purchase the food and have a walk around the farm and feed the animals. Each bag is labelled up for each set of animals.
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Blackbrook Stud Farm, Ivy Lodge Rd
Great Horkesley

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