Monkey Island Estate Introduces The Shepherd’s Hideaway- The Ultimate Romantic Island Retreat

The team at Monkey Island  in Bray on the River Thames,have transformed one of the estate’s handcrafted Shepherd’s Huts into a cosy retreat, ideal for couples looking to spend quality time together, to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday or even for those looking for the perfect backdrop for a proposal with a difference. The Shepherd’s Hideaway is also the ideal retreat for newlyweds who tie the knot at Monkey Island and want to take time out of celebrations, for just a few moments of calm to take in their big day.

Nestled in the estate’s beautiful country gardens with stunning views over the Thames, the Shepherd’s Hideaway is stylishly furnished with snug blankets and a warming wood burner, sure to keep guests cosy even in the winter months. Twinkling candles and a chilled bottle of Champagne welcome couples to the Shepherd’s Hideaway, where they can relax and enjoy each other’s company for the ultimate romantic afternoon or evening together.

Guests can personalise their Shepherd’s Hideaway experience to create a romantic surprise to suit their sweetheart, whatever their tastes. Choose to enjoy delicious cocktails and canapes before indulging in drinks and dinner at The Monkey Brasserie or a treatment on the Floating Spa Barge. Alternatively, once the sun goes down, take a seat by the Shepherd’s Hideaway’s fire pit with a warming boozy hot spiced chocolate, while toasting marshmallows and stargaze on a clear night.


Couples looking to share this magical experience can do so with an intimate group of up to six family or friends. Small groups can opt for a classic British Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Shepherd’s Hideaway or in warmer months, a summer barbeque with a private chef. Couples can invite their nearest and dearest to join them after a few hours alone together, the ideal option for those wanting to pop the question in private, before toasting to a new engagement and celebrating with loved ones.

The Shepherd’s Hideaway can be booked as an add on to an overnight stay at Monkey Island Estate, or in addition to a reservation at The Monkey Brasserie or Floating Spa Barge. Bookings start from £250 and include a bottle of Champagne and exclusive use of the Shepherd’s Hideaway for three hours. Cocktails and canapes, hot chocolate, marshmallows and stargazing, afternoon tea and barbeques can be added to the Shepherd’s Hideaway experience,

Monkey Island Estate
Bray-on-Thames, Berkshire

In the culinary heart of the UK, Monkey Island Estate’s relaxed brasserie – with its impressive wine wall and striking open-kitchen – offers the perfect setting for a long lunch, quintessential English Afternoon Tea or an exquisite dinner. The Monkey Bar is elegant and relaxed, offering a delicious all-day menu and classic cocktails, Champagnes and wines from the cellar. Moored on the banks of the island is The Floating Spa, a unique spa experience based completely on the water. The bespoke crafted English Canal Boat comprises three indulgent treatment rooms, an airy and bright wheelhouse reception and an Elixir Bar. Featuring charming event spaces, all with natural daylight, this iconic property provides a memorable venue to host corporate gatherings, special occasions or the perfect wedding, only 40 minutes from London.

Monkey Island is represented by GP Associates.  Contact Janine for more information