Discover the hotel’s private nature reserve, take a walk beyond the ornamental pond located behind the swimming pool and you will find one of the 2 entrance gates, explore Essex countryside the way nature intended it.
Our nature reserve is an area of outstanding natural beauty & biodiversity, home to an ever-expanding range of local & migratory wildlife, no hunting or trapping, legal or otherwise has been allowed in our reserve for over 35 years. Once inside, you will see evidence of the great storm of 1987 in the form of felled trees, resting where the storm left them! You will also see our natural lake, established for over 100 years & home to a thriving eco-system.
Please note, that once inside the nature reserve, you will be in a wild environment with natural hazards i.e. the occasional falling branch, naturally formed bodies of water etc, we suggest that you exercise caution and stick to the paths denoted by orange striped logs and be especially careful around the lake periphery whilst inside.
Please enjoy the beautiful surroundings in our nature reserve – but enjoy this area safely, we suggest that you take a fully charged mobile phone with you on your visit in the unlikely event that you may need assistance in any way.
Our Nature Reserve area is free to visit, please collect and sign for the key from reception.