Swallows Field Glamping Pods


Situated to the West of Colchester our three Luxury Adult Only Pods stand on our landscaped paddock, overlooking the Colne Valley. With far reaching views of the Essex countryside and ancient woodland, the outlook from each pod is simply beautiful.

Designed to accommodate guests all year round, the pods are dog friendly and have enclosed gardens so that everyone can enjoy their time away from home. If you are looking for the perfect location for a short break or a luxury Glamping base, from which to explore East Anglia, you will be made most welcome at Swallows Field.

Large Pod measuring 7m x 4.5m

Kitchen Facilities
• Full-size convection oven
• Two ring ceramic hob
• Integrated 108-litre fridge plus 14-litre freezer compartment
• 4 Person Stoneware Tableware set & cutlery
• 4 Tumbler glasses & 4 Wine glasses
• Knife set & chopping board
• Saucepans, frying pan, baking tray, roasting tray & oven gloves
• Mixing bowl, metal colander & many kitchen utensils including a corkscrew & tin opener
• BBQ Tools
• Kettle
• 4 slice toaster
• Cafetiere
Living Area
• Comfortable 3 seater premium Futon with pocket sprung core (which is also a second double bed)
• 4ft 6’’ Double bed with memory foam mattress (fully enclosed in mattress protectors)
• Fold away dining table & chairs
• Two thermostatically controlled electric radiators
• Storage for clothes
• Ensuite walk-in shower, toilet & basin
• Heated towel rail in the shower room
• Two Velux windows
• USB Charging sockets
• Wall mounted flat screen television
• LED lighting throughout
• Individual reading lights and bedside recesses
• Bed linen & towels available to hire
• Covered decking area with two large boot boxes for storage, also providing seating
• LED lighting for darker evenings
• Enclosed, secure gardens for our four-legged friends
• Patio area with privacy fencing
• Wooden picnic table
• Two comfortable garden chairs for reclining
• BBQ/Firepit
• By prior arrangement, it is possible to hire your own private hot tubs (Include on booking or contact us directly)
• One car parking space next to your Pod
Welcome Pack- included for use during your stay
• Tea, coffee & sugar
• Washing up Liquid, sponge pad & dish cloth
• 2 x tea towels
• Liquid hand wash
• Shower mat
• 2 x toilet rolls

With splendid, far reaching views of the pretty countryside, and a truly peaceful location, Swallows Field Glamping Pods offer a wonderful place to relax and unwind. These three luxurious, adult only, glamping pods are designed to accommodate guests all-year-round, and are fitted with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Each pod comes with its own enclosed garden space - ideal if you’re bringing a dog - as well as covered decking area and an outdoor dining spot. And with the option of hiring a private hot tub, there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy the summer sunshine. However, inside, the pods don’t let you down. Each have stylish, pretty interiors, with plenty of exposed wood, comfy furnishings, and modern, nicely equipped kitchens.

Designed for couples looking to escape to the country, there’s easily enough space for you to rest up and enjoy a romantic rural retreat. Cook up a lovely dinner on your modern, fitted kitchen, and dine al fresco in the warm summer air, or on the indoor dining table.

Each pod is heated using two thermostatically controlled radiators, and there are also heated towel rails in the shower room. The living area also has a wall-mounted TV, so you can spend evenings curled up on the sofa with a nice glass of wine.

Outside, however, you have so much marvellous countryside that you’ll want to head out and explore. The pods sit on a landscaped paddock that looks out over the Colne Valley, and offers far reaching views of the Essex countryside. Swallows Field Glamping Pods therefore offer a nice base from which to explore East Anglia.

You have some delightful towns and villages nearby, that are home to some lovely pubs and restaurants. Plus, Colchester is only four miles away and was the first city and capital in Roman Britain. The Castle Museum is well worth a visit, and there are plenty of other historic sites around the town. Guests can also spend time on some lovely country walks, and there are also opportunities nearby for horse riding, golf, gliding, and fishing.

The pods are equipped with everything you may need for a self catering holiday. Full size oven, fridge, 2* ceramic hobs. Firepit/BBQ and outdoor furniture provided.
Fixed double bed and en-suite shower rooms

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Swallows Field£520.00 per unit per week

*Prices from £180 for 2 nights (Oct-March)
From £300 for 3 nights (April-September)
£520 per week



  • Electric car charging point


  • Barbecue

Cooking Facilities

  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker
  • Oven

COVID-19 Response

  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire
  • Free WIFI
  • Secure cycle storage

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen for hire


  • Car Charging
  • Free Parking on Site
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Pet Friendly
  • Television available
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Adult Exclusive

Map & Directions


Road Directions

Situated just 4 miles from the centre of Colchester, Swallows Field is easy to find using the Sat Nav: CO3 9TN

Swallows Field Glamping Pods


6 Heath Cottages, Heath Road, Fordham Heath, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9TN

Tel: 01206 240626

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)


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