Southey Creek Glamping

UK England East Anglia Essex Maldon

  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Adults-only glamping pods on a 500-acre farm beside the beautiful Blackwater Estuary

The Binder family have been cultivating pods at their farm on the Essex coast for a long time. But, until now, you couldn’t stay in one. While the two luxury glamping pods they are offering to guests are new, this farming family has been growing peas, and other arable crops, on their 500-acre farm here for three generations. It makes for an ever-changing and peaceful patchwork of fields that will be much enjoyed and little disturbed by the grown-up glampers it aims to attract.

This image of rural bliss is only half the story though and the clue to the rest is in the name; Southey Creek Glamping. It’s just a short walk across the fields until you can see the peaceful waters of Southey Creek and the Blackwater Estuary on the east Essex coast. Watch for a while and you’ll see the rusty red sails of old Thames Barges plying the waterways. If you follow the seawall for a couple of miles, you’ll reach the nearby town of Maldon; rich with maritime history and home to pubs and independent shops and eateries where you can refuel before meandering back to site.

The two glamping pods at Southey Creek Glamping have identical facilities like, well, two peas in a pod. Each is self contained with an en-suite shower and toilet, a little equipped kitchenette and a made-up bed with linen and towels provided. They are neat little glamping units with all the facilities of a self-catering cottage in miniature. They're insulated and heated, so as to provide a cosy cocoon when it’s cold, but it’s what’s outdoors that sets them apart and there’s seating and a barbecue provided to help you enjoy it.

There’s plenty of birdlife on the farm and in the wider area with pheasants, kestrels, woodpeckers, cuckoos and owls often seen on the site and wading birds out in the estuary. Guests are welcome to explore the farm on private, marked footpaths and public byways. The walk into Maldon is a must and, if you’ve got your sea legs, a trip on a Thame Barge is highly recommended. If not, just watch them sail by while enjoying a glass of something refreshing at the quayside Queen’s Head. It was at this pub that the tradition of the town’s most-famous event, the Maldon Mud Race where contenders sprint, slip and slide across 500-metres of the river bed, was born. Further afield (but not far) are more genteel attractions: the New Hall Vineyard, the Tiptree Jam Museum and the RHS gardens at Hyde Hall. Grown-up and peaceful attractions for grown-up glampers.

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Our farm has lovely views across the fields towards the Blackwater Estuary and the famous old Thames Barges and boats. With private access for our visitors, take a walk along the side of the fields and head along the Sea Wall into the town of Maldon with bars, restaurants and shops (45 minute walk/5 minute drive). Walk the other way and you will find the village of Mundon which has a quaint wood, Grade I listed church, petrified oak forest and a cosy pub.

Take a walk, take in the scenery and wildlife or go and explore all the local activities. Shops, restaurants, There are many interesting things to see and do in the nearby historical town of Maldon, Mundon and local villages, including some very nice pubs, restaurants, local shops, museums, vineyards, breweries, boat trips and much more... !

There are many events throughout the year including local Regattas, Oyster and Beer Festivals, Farming events and the infamous Maldon Mud Race.

Come and see for yourself what goes on during each season on our arable farm, whether it’s time to plant crops or harvest them there is lots to enjoy.

Escape from the noise and bustle and enjoy the abundance of birds, animals, flower and fauna our farm has to offer. You may even meet our resident Pheasants, Kestrel, Woodpecker and Barn Owl or hear the Cuckoo. Why not bring your camera and take some great photos.

The stars are waiting for you...

Suitable For

Catch up with a good friend, take your loved one for a romantic holiday or honeymoon; or just relax, escape and enjoy the scenery. Escape from the noise and bustle and enjoy the abundance of birds, animals, flower and fauna our farm has to offer.

Sit back and enjoy nature’s song. Take in the stunning sunrise and sunsets and a sky full of stars! Why not bring your camera and take some great photos or go for a walking, running or cycling adventure.

Nearby

It is a wonderful place to sit and relax whilst watching the world go by, take in the fresh sea air and experience all the lovely things that are just on our doorstep. There is so much to see and do in the local area or just relax and read a book with a glass of wine if you wish to.

We love our farm and we hope you'll love being here too!

Food & Drink

There are many good local pubs and restaurants nearby. The Bell (Purleigh) has a wonderful atmosphere as well as very tasty food! You can easily walk or drive to Mundon, which has The White Horse pub - great for drinks and food. Walk into Maldon along the sea wall or drive to find many pubs in Maldon town and The Hythe Quay. The Queens Head is one of our favourite pubs in Maldon as it is a lovely place to sit and watch the Thames Barges and boats whilst enjoying the local beers and food. There are many more pubs in Maldon Town centre, including OakHouse Bar and Restaurant, Farmers Yard (micro pub - locally brewed beer), Mighty Oak micro pub - locally brewed beer).

There is a large choice of restaurants and takeaways too in Maldon from Chinese (The House of Delight is fantastic for Chinese food), Italian, Mediterranean (Sark), Curry (Maldon Tandoori is lovely) plus much more. During the day there are many tea rooms and coffee bars to enjoy too.

For a little wine tasting there are local vineyards (including Newhall Vineyard - Purleigh) as well as breweries to try the local beer.

Around the local area you will find much more.

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Our family run 500 acre arable farm is located in Mundon, Essex. The farm has been in the family for 3 generations. We grow many different crops though mainly Wheat, Peas and Oil Seed Rape. During the Spring and Summer there are patchworks of colours spread across the fields to enjoy.

Our 2 beautiful wooden Glamping Pods (Oyster Catcher and Marsh Harrier), open from Friday 2nd April 2021 are nestled on our farm in the Essex countryside, we are taking booking NOW! Our pods sleep 2 adults. They are fully equipped with everything you need for a fantastic holiday all year round, including a large cosy bed, kitchenette and an outside BBQ. You have your own en-suite private shower and toilet facilities.

Take in the views over the farm and go for a short walk to watch the famous old Thames Barges and boats sailing along the River Blackwater. Sit and relax whilst watching the world go by and experience all the lovely things that are just on our doorstep.

Only 2.5 miles away from the market town of Maldon and 11 miles away from bustling Chelmsford.

Accommodation

Two luxury, en-suite glamping pods, each sleeping two people.

Oyster Catcher pod

Pod Sleeps 2
Our Oyster Catcher pod sleeps 2. Has beautiful farm views towards the River Blackwater. Enjoy the peace and tranquility.

Marsh Harrier pod

Pod Sleeps 2
Our Marsh Harrier pod sleeps 2. Has beautiful farm views towards the River Blackwater. Enjoy the peace and tranquility.

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Location

Contact Southey Creek Glamping, Bramble Hall, Mundon Road, Mundon, Maldon, Essex CM9 6PN

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Getting There

From Chelmsford, take the A414 towards Maldon. After about nine miles, on the outskirts of Maldon, at the roundabout take the third exit on to the B1018, Limebrook Way. Go straight over at the next roundabout and take the third exit at the next one on to Mundon Road. After about a mile, look out for Bramble Hall on the right.

The closest railway station is at Hatfield Peverel which is connected to Chelmsford (six minutes away), London Liverpool Street (40 minutes away) and Ipswich (40 minutes away). From there, it’s advisable to book a taxi for the onward journey as there’s no direct public transport route. There is a bus stop a few hundred metres from the driveway which links with Maldon and Chelmsford, via the number 31 bus by First Group.

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