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Birds Farm - 5 smaller lodges

Birds Farm has been the home of five holiday cottages for many years and they have been welcoming guests since 2008. Although Birds Farm is no longer a working farm, its farming heritage is evident throughout the accommodation. All of our cottages have wooden beams, which hint at its earlier use.

One of their cottages is within the main barn, as is the reception and games room. At the rear of the barn is a communal courtyard, surrounded by the other cottages, all of which are on ground level.  All benefit from having double glazing and thermostatically controlled electric heating.

A perfect location

We are in a semi-rural location, 4 miles from Colchester and 2 miles from the university. Our location means, that we are only a 20 minute drive from the coast. The Essex and Suffolk countryside and estuaries are also nearby.





Robin (1 bedroom, sleeps 2)


Swallow (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)

Partridge (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)

Plover (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4)

Pheasant (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)


Updated Nov 2018

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Terms and Conditions

All single items found are the finders, the exception is treasure/ hoard and gold coins which are split 50/50 finder and farmer. The finder has first refusal to own the item in both disclaimed treasure/hoard or gold coins. All upheld treasure/hoard are split 50/50 with farmer and finder by law.

Colchestertreasurehunting has NO vestige interest in any finds or hoards/treasures found and the FULL 50% is paid to the finder, the other 50% is paid to the landowner.



Payments made to secure the rental of the Barn are non refundable as the owner is paid in full on booking. If you are unfit prior to you holiday booking you must find an alternative member to fill you slot to get the refund.

Colchestertreasurehunting exercises every care possible. We can assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity in connection with the hunts of any airplane, automobile, motor coach or any other conveyance used in carrying out this tour or for the acts or defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangement of the tour. We cannot accept any responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay in air or other services, sickness, bad weather, strike, war, quarantine, acts of God or other causes beyond our control and reserve the right to make such alterations to the itinerary as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the tour. By forwarding the payment, the passenger certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical or any other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other passengers. Baggage is the owner's risk entirely. Tour participants understand the hazards of traveling by foot over rural terrain and plowed fields and accept the responsibility and risks of this activity. In consideration of and as part payment for the right to participate in such tour, the participant agrees to assume all of the above risks and agrees that such payment shall also constitute consent to all provisions contained herein. In addition, it is understood that Colchestertreasurehunting makes no guarantee, explicit or implied, as to the number or value of artifacts, coins or jewelry which the participant might recover, but will endeavor to provide the very best locations and sites available to them to insure the continued success of their hunts.

Important note: By sending a payment you agree to the terms and conditions on this site, treasure Act and correct exporting of finds. NO find over 50 years old can be taken home without an approved export license. All transportation to and from sites, museum visits, trip to the shops are all free and not included in the price of your trip. You can be using multiple vehicles during your stay, taxi hire, private hire from the airport, saloon car to the museum and even the farmer can drive you around his land. No exchange of money for any trip must be made as they are all free. Giving any driver of any vehicle a tip other then a registered taxi can invalidate the insurance as it now becomes for hire and reward.