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Water Lily Lodge

White Colne - Essex

A beautifully secluded farm location and lake views right outside - Water Lily Lodge will introduce you to the hidden countryside of the Colne Valley

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
£120-280 per night

How to book...

Water Lily Lodge is owned and managed by Nat Browning.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Nat Browning.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Wooded location with a private deck looking out over the lake
  • Private hot tub with tranquil views across the lake.
  • Open-plan living space with beautiful views through floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Just a short drive from historic Colchester and the Essex coast
  • Large enough to accommodate six guests ideal for groups and families

  You should know...

  • One dog is allowed by prior arrangement this will incur an extra charge
  • Fishing on the lake needs to be arranged in advance with the owners

  The Detail...

A short drive from Colchester, Water Lily Lodge enjoys the picturesque surroundings of the Colne Valley. This lakeside lodge is big enough for six and is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet in the south east its located amongst the woodlands of Teybrook Farm.

With a private deck extending over the waters edge, Water Lily Lodge is a fine place to spend a warm summer evening. You may even see a swan or two glide by as you relax in the lake-side hot tub. By arrangement, you can also fish on the lake, or simply wander as you please through the farms 20 acres of woodland.

Step inside through the patio doors and you have a large living area with TV and DVD, with a full view of the lake through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen forms part of this open-plan space, with a dining table large enough to accommodate everyone when its time to eat. Its equipped with a dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven and some sleek-looking storage units too.

As well as a shower room, Water Lily Lodge features three bedrooms a king-size and twin room can be found on the ground floor, with a further twin up on the mezzanine.

The stunning location will make you feel as if you are miles from anywhere, but there is plenty to see and do within the area. Your nearest pub and shop are a couple of miles away, with Colchester Britains oldest town, they say around seven miles from Water Lily Lodge. You can look into its 2000 years of history at several museums or pay a visit to Colchester Castle. There is also the zoo and the beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens to see.

Colchesters arts scene centres around the impressive golden gallery, Firstsite, while several venues provide live entertainment, including the Mercury Theatre. Around 15-20 miles away, the coastal towns of Clacton and Frinton await, and Mersea Island offers the chance to try the famed Colchester Oysters.

You wont have to travel far to eat well, though, as there are some excellent restaurants in Colchester and, nearer still, in Great Tey including the Barn Brasserie.
After a day of exploring, Water Lily Lodge will be a pleasure to return to, so why not go and discover the surprises of North Essex for yourself?


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Kite surfing
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Water Park
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

STN 25 miles/30 mins

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Low season weekday - 2nd week Sept - 3rd w/e March (excluding Fri/Sat)
Low season weekend - 2nd w/e Sept – 2nd w/e March (Fri/Sat)
High season weekday - 3rd week March - 1st w/e Sept (excluding Fri/Sat)
High season weekend - 3rd w/e March - 1st w/e Sept (Fri/Sat)
2020 & 2021 School Holiday weekdays (price as per high season weekday)
2020 & 2021 School Holiday weekends (price as per high season weekend)

School Holidays 2020

Easter: (03/04/20 - 19/04/20)
May Half term: (22/05/20 - 31/05/20)
Summer: (15/07/20 - 06/09/20)
Oct half term: (16/10/20 - 01/11/20)
Christmas: (21/12/20 - 03/01/21)

School Holidays 2021 - Based on Essex Education Authority
Feb Half term: (12/02/21 - 28/02/21)
Easter: (01/04/21 - 18/04/21)
May Half term: (28/05/21 - 06/06/21
Summer Holidays: 14/07/21 - 05/09/21


(weekday – Sunday-Thursday)
(weekend – Friday/Saturday)

LOW SEASON 1st October - 30th April (excluding school holidays)
(1 night): Up to 4 guests: £180 p/night
(2-4 nights): Up to 4 guests: £120 p/night
5-6 guests: £80 p/guest p/stay. EXAMPLE: 6 guests for 3 nights = £520

Weekend: (minimum 2 nights)
Up to 4 guests: £480 (£240 p/night)
5 - 6 guests: £80 p/person p/stay. EXAMPLE 6 guests for 2 nights = £640)

HIGH SEASON 1st May - 30th September (and school holidays)
Weekday (2 night min – Mon-Weds)
Up to guests: £320 (£160 p/night)
5 - 6 guests: £80 p/guest p/stay. EXAMPLE 6 guests for 2 nights = £440
Weekend: (minimum 3 nights)
Up to 4 guests: £680 (£260 p/night)
5 - 6 guests: £80 p/person p/stay. EXAMPLE 6 guests for 3 nights = £840

Christmas Bookings:
Minimum of 7 nights

*10% discount for 4+ nights*
*10% discount for wedding guests*


• 20% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking.
• Full balance due 30 days before arrival.
• After full balance has been paid 30 days before arrival the full amount becomes non-refundable.
• Should guests wish to move bookings after 30 days. Whether they incur any charges will up to our discretion.
• Damage deposit - £100.00. This will be refunded within ten days of the check out date, subject to a satisfactory inspection of the cabin. The deposit can only be refunded to the card used to make the initial payments.

Additional info:

For individual glamping and cabin bookings - 10% discount for 4+ nights
• £20 dog charge for glamping and cabins. Maximum of 2 dogs p/booking. NOT all dogs welcome in cabins – dependent on breed i.e dog size / will they moult?
• Complimentary firewood for cabin log burner.



Have you stayed at Water Lily Lodge?

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Sophie says...
"An absolutely beautiful location, lovely view from outdoor decking. Couldnt fault in any way! Getting another date booked soon to bring family."
(Stayed: August 2018 )

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Water Lily Lodge is owned and managed by Nat Browning.

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