Welcome To Oaksbrook

Welcome To Oaksbrook

Welcome To Oaksbrook

Retreat Into Nature 

Oaksbrook is a nature and animal inspired retreat. Based at Brook Farm, a rural gem in the heart of the Essex Countryside. Boasting a Self Catering holiday barn, luxury Shepherd hut Glamping, courses and workshops.

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Welcome To Oaksbrook

Welcome To Oaksbrook

Welcome To Oaksbrook

Retreat Into Nature 

Oaksbrook is a nature and animal inspired retreat. Based at Brook Farm, a rural gem in the heart of the Essex Countryside. Boasting a Self Catering holiday barn, luxury Shepherd hut Glamping, courses and workshops.

OAKSBROOK GLAMPING

The Shepherds Belle

The semi off-grid glamping site offers guests a chance to escape the humdrum and busy pace of life, making time to enjoy a unique glamping experience, just one hour from London. The beautiful accommodation - including a glorious lotus belle and tent and your very own croft hut - offers all the facilities you need for a romantic break away. All electricity is supplied by Solar power, this beautiful site is the perfect place to escape.

Woodland Champions Club CERTIFIED

Woodland Champions Club was established in 2017 to help landowners create and manage woodland and open them up for members of the pubic to use. Their commitment is to plant trees with the help of the woodland trust and site members.

The Shepherds Belle and Croft Hut

OAKSBROOK GLAMPING

Ryeland Shepherd Hut

Ryeland Shepherd Hut is an off-grid eco hut nestled in 20 acres of idyllic rural farmland. This beautiful oak-clad hut offers a unique glamping experience with a luxurious selection of home comforts including a cosy wood-burning stove, functional kitchen, en-suite hot shower and even your own tv, yet is completely self-contained.

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ACCOMMODATION

The Herdsman

The Herdsman barn is a spacious one bedroom barn conversion with open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room. Primarily aimed at adults wanting to get away from it all for a relaxing break or those wishing to explore the surrounding areas and attractions. The farm is a haven for wildlife with regular sightings of Owls, Buzzards and Red Kites and is home to many animals both wild and domestic.

3 dogs welcome at The Herdsman (Please advise if large breed dogs)

Free WiFi included

Local Nature Walks

Off-road parking for 2 cars

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine

lockable barn for bikes, a dedicated

wash down area for bikes

Jane is an Advanced member of the BFVEA and works with Flower and Vibrational Essences from around the world to support people and animals through their life’s ups and downs. Jane has many qualifications to create an integrative and holistic approach. She also facilitates some of the craft classes and workshops held at Brook Farm and her affinity with animals and love of nature reflects in many aspects you will experience at the farm.

Jane particularly likes to help people and animals with confidence issues and anxiety. She can help with trauma release and overcoming limiting beliefs. She is available for consultations and offers different levels of packages for those that need more support and space for their healing journey. Equine Assisted Learning sessions will also soon be available.

Special Experience

Jane is the perfect host and makes you feel so welcome. She always goes that extra mile to make the learning experience special! – Sharon Stewart

Just What I Needed

Thank you so much for this mornings Meditation with Horses Jane. I was on the edge of consiousness and so relaxed, just what I needed – Sarah Letchford

The Shepherds Belle and Croft Hut

LUXURY GLAMPING IN COLCHESTER, ESSEX

The semi off-grid glamping site offers guests a chance to escape the humdrum and busy pace of life, making time to enjoy a unique glamping experience, just one hour from London. The beautiful accommodation - including a glorious lotus belle and tent and your very own croft hut - offers all the facilities you need for a romantic break away.

OUR STORY

Oaksbrook is a nature inspired, wellness retreat at Brook Farm in the North Essex countryside. Brook Farm is home to Steve and Jane Gilbey, their two Golden Retrievers Jack and Barley, Janes horses and pet sheep, chickens and cats. Our dog friendly, “Herdsman” self catering barn, boasts spacious open plan living with a separate king size bedroom and ensuite, its own enclosed small courtyard garden and on site walks on our beautiful 20 acre farm.

The horses at Brook Farm and the other animals are the centre of Jane and Steves lives. Our lifestyle and our business are inspired by them. Our love of nature has also shaped the way Brook Farm has evolved in the last 12 years since we have lived here. We have created so much habitat for wildlife and that has been so gratifying as we now are seeing so many species of Flora and Forna at the farm.

Jane Gilbey

THE FARM

The broader farm opens up to attractive grassland paddocks flanked with native trees and hedging, a walk along the boundary grassy track reveals a bee hive and there may be sheep or horses grazing in the summer months. Beyond the path at the far end is a 4 acre field, again this is rich meadow land with native trees dotted in amongst the grasses and a mowed track winding through it, a pond is nestled in the bottom corner, the mowed track continues through our sheep’s paddock which is next to a Brook. At the bottom of the field is a gate which leads to ether a short walk through a small wooded area next to the broom with a large Oak marking the entrance to the trail which takes you back to the pedestrian gate to the Glamp site or foot bridge a cross the broom to the public footpath or you can turn right up the gravelled track leading past the stables and equestrian facilities to the car park. A small shop is also on site adjacent our Herdsman Barn within the Courtyard by the car park. We have a range of gift items and our own branded food items such as preserves, BBQ relish, picnic pickles and chutneys, cereals, crisps, snacks and Belvoir Presse bottled drinks, BBQ coal and other items. We are constantly revising and adding to our range.

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