Shepherds Hut with Hot Tub

Back in Thyme

Great Horkesley, Essex
From £200 Per Night

Shepherds Hut with Hot Tub

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.

Back in Thyme is featured here on The Tourist Trail.

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This is a self contained newly opened shepherds hut, with patio area, hot tub and parking located in the grounds of a 23 acre rural farm with alpacas, horses, Pygmy goats, chickens and peacocks situated right beside Essex Way.

Unfortunately this is not one of our properties that is suitable for pets or children.

Guests are welcome to walk around the farm but we ask them NOT to enter paddocks that are padlocked. We also ask the guest not to feed the horses or donkeys due to strict diets. However we do have an honesty box full of other animal food and fresh farm eggs.

Smoking is allowed in garden area please use the ashtray provided.

Please DO NOT wear fake tan if you are planning to use the hot tub during your stay. We understand this is Essex and we love looking glamorous and sun kissed, but the hot tubs will be damaged. If the water is discoloured/green after your stay, you will be charged £80 for the inconvenience caused and for the hot tub to be professionally cleaned. Thank you for your understanding.

No parties allowed or groups of people. Music must be kept to a minimum as we have animals/other guests staying on the farm grounds. This will not be tolerated.

Our check in time is usually 4pm as we give ourselves a larger window to rectify any hot tub or property issues from the previous guests.

Our check out time is 10am unless otherwise arranged.

Amenities & Services

  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Bed Linen
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kettle & Toaster
  • BBQ Utensils
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Small Vacuum 
  • Garden
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Fire Pit
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Logs and marshmallow toasting packs available (charges apply)
  • Hire Robe & Disposable Slippers (charges apply)
  • Bathrobe & Slippers hire | £14 per hire
  • Bathrobe & Slippers hire for 2 | £25 per hire
  • Bottle of Prosecco | £14 per stay
  • Farm Animal Tour | £25 per stay
  • Rose Petals & Swan Towels | £7 per stay
  • Balloons (10) | £22 per stay
  • Red Heart Balloons (10) | £24 per stay
  • 2 Number Balloons | £28
  • Occasions Banner | £6.50
  • Treat Box | £28
  • 20 Flickering Candles (hire) | £11
  • Red Rose Garland (hire) | £6.50
  • Red Heart Hanging Decorations | £6.50
  • Fire Pit, Logs and Toasting Marshmallows | £20 per stay

Guest Reviews

Great secluded property with high tech features and a massive hot tub. There are loads of animals on the farm with peacocks roaming freely which is lovely. Would definitely recommend staying here.


Oh we love staying here. Such a great spot. Love the animals. The stables is always clean and cosy. So many lovely extras. Just a fab relaxing break.


Had a really lovely stay at the stables. Was so relaxing/peaceful. Enjoyed every minute being there. Was able to walk around explore and feed all the animals during the day, then chill out in the massive hot tub of a night. The staff were very welcoming and happy to help you with anything you want or need. Will definitely be going back there 100%.


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