Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Peace Haven is a tranquil Victorian Fisherman's Cottage, in the centre of a beautiful seaside village The cottage is an easy one minute walk from Leigh-on-Sea centre with its boutique shops, cafes, bars, deli's and resturants. And a five minute walk to the "Old Town" a locally renouned centre for old pubs and the cockle sheds where you can sample the delights of the sea to eat with your beer. Leigh On Sea is steeped in history, and legend. Close by, Southend is up-and-coming as a cultral centre with many Art Galleries, bookshops, museums and fantastic Theatres, the Cliffs Pavillion and The Palace.
Peace Haven is only a five minute walk to London rail links, (45 mins train to Fenchurch Street). Also within a short walk you can reach the picturesque fishing port, birdwatching hydes of one of the best birdwatching sites in the UK, and the historic Hadleigh Castle and Hadleigh Country Park. If you wish to bring windsurfs, or kayaks, these can be launched for free from Two Tree Island, which is very close.
Anyone travelling from or to London Southend Airport, could stay a weekend to extend their trip and take in some Traditional English Seaside.
Peace Haven is a perfect Summer House, with the secluded suntrap garden and outdoor eating area. But how about an out of season visit? The cottage is fully central heated but there is also a woodburning stove* in the dining room to give the ambience a warm and snug feeling for winter months. We can offer Christmas packages, just stay to visit family or friends or have your entire Christmas dinner at the cottage, the table can comfortably seat 6 adults and we can tastefully decorate for you for Christmas.
On Site Ayurvedic Massage, Reflexology, or Meditation Classes or Supper can be arranged when you book, also bike hire, and guided walks can be arranged in advance. You may hire our MIFI for free, you just pay your own top up.
* If you wish to use the woodburning stove, slow buring kiln dried logs are available, £6.00 per sack.
Please note that our stairs are quite steep as this is a traditional seaside cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Jocelyns Beach, Chalkwell Beach, Westcliff and Sou 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southend 3 km, Nearest railway: Leigh On Sea|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
The South East England region
The region has the highest UK temperatures and the lowest rainfall......and the lowest amont of tourists......um.....? Yeah it beats me too. Now we have the Airport only 3 miles away we might start to see a few more, but it makes for a fantastic place to visit becasue things are not aimed only at the tourist, You get to experience the real area, its also very peaceful and friendly.
Leigh On Sea is an Old Fishing village which is steeped in history, and folklore. Stories of Witches, Smugglers, and the Cockleshell Heroes abound, just find a friendly fisherman or fishmonger to hear the legends. There are many new books featuring Leigh, including "the Drowning Pool" by Syd More
There are many creative people living and working in Leigh, with galleries and pottery studios, we have a wonderfully rich Leigh Art Trail every year in June. Music is another great thing to experience in Leigh, and with many venues offerring live music and club nights there is a nightlife for everyone.
For gastronomes we have many Fine Dining resturants including "The Boatyard" in Old Leigh at the high price range, great Tai resturants, and fish restuants offerring mid range prices, and plenty of cafes offerring health foods to fish and chips at the lower range. A great place to have lunch is our favourite cafe/bakery Birdwood just a few moments walk from Peace Haven. A little further walk (5 mins) brings you into "Old Leigh" which has many traditional pubs offerring real ales and pub food or you can sit outside at the pub watching the sun setting where you can enjoy a pint of prawns or cockles with your Beer. Peace Haven has a lovely kitchen so you can also bring food home from the Deli's and fish mongers to cook up your own delights!
Birdwatchers, and nature photographers will be thrilled by Two Tree Island, which plays host to thousands of migratory birds and has many Hides from where you can veiw these stunning creatures as they wade in the Estuary inlets.
Taking a walk along the cliffs to the West of Peace Haven, you will reach the majestic Hadleigh Castle, immortalised by John Constable, the ruined castle looks out over the Country park, which offers further exploration, and contains a Bronze aged roundhouse exhibit, and the birthplace of the Salvation army, which has a rare breeds visiting farm, and an excellent cafe where you can see right across the estuary and parkland as you sip your coffee.
To the East of Peace Haven you can take the coast road or promenade right into Southend, where you can find the "Golden Mile" with its amusement arcades and kiss me quick shops, cafes and Adventure Island, which is a free admission adventure park. Of cousre, no visit to the area should miss the famous mile long Southend Pier, which is now home to a newly constructed arts centre and Jamie Oliver Ice Cream Parlour at its end.
Recently as some roadworks were underway, near to the very ancient Priory in Prittlewell, the oldest part of Southend, they uncovered the grave of a Saxon Warrior. Nicknamed the "King Of Bling" by locals because of the extensive hoard of gold that was buried alongside him, it is an interesting place to visit as is the old Priory and Priory Park, which aslo has a bandstand and many music events during the Summer Holidays.
If you are into Antique Hunting, Leigh is a very good place to visit, as is Battlesbridge, just a 20 minute drive from Peace Haven.
Water Sporting activities can be booked ahead of your visit, at the Southend Marine Activities Centre.
There are free tennis courts at the end of the road, Cycles may be available if you enquire at the time of booking. and there is a nearby swimming pool.
Just a few minures walk from Peace Haven is Belfairs Woods, which is a great place to lose yourself for a few hours, and has another wonderful resturant and cafe and a public golf course.
We love the cottage, the area is full of happy people and places, and we know you will simply love your stay in our blissful cottage.
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17 Sep 2014
Great place to stay and relax after our busy few days of training with our customer. Location was ideal for our needs and quiet although the front bedroom has a streetlight right outside so was a rather bright at night. WiFi would have been a good addition as there wasn't any.
Thanks for the cheese and wine when we arrived after a long journey from Devon.
Sorry you didn't find the Wifi John, we have a mobile Wifi, which was on the dresser. Also thanks for the heads up about the street lamp, no other guest has commented so I didn't know it was an issue. I will fit some blackout blinds to the new window that is just about to be fitted.
Once again, thanks for being super guests. Kindset regards
22 Apr 2014
"Just what we needed!"
Cosy, relaxing and perfectly situated! Easy access to Leigh train station meant that we went to London twice. Local shopping and takeaways were great. We were also lucky to have excellent weather!… More
Thanks for the review, I am so glad your family enjoyed their stay. Yes what fabulous weather you had! A real Bonus!
12 Apr 2014
"Lives up to its name!"
This is a lovely home and the Owner is very kind and helpful. The house has everything you need, the location amazing and it is so quiet on the street. The Owner can also arrange Ayurvedic massages wh… More
Great, so glad you enjoyed your stay and the massage!
9 Apr 2014
"A great place to stay"
Peace Haven is certainly a clean, tidy place. It is located in a quite area but walking distance to the shops and cafes. It has a quaint garden, but spent most of our time in the dinning room chatting up on the family gossip with a bottle of wine or two.
Relaxing and a comfortable place to stay.
Thank you Sarah
Yes the amount of people that just love our dining room. Even our own home doesn't have such a big table for big family gatherings!!! thanks for the review xx
12 Jan 2014
"What a great xmas hide away"
After experiencing a few warm asian christmas day's the family wanted a traditional english christmas, cold dark and wet. Being from essex ourselves we want to find a base to work from but need b… More
We totally loved having you guys to stay, welcome back any time, and thanks for the great review. If you were thinking of coming for the Summer, you know we are getting a bit booked up already, I have just listed 2015 so you could book for then if you have missed out xxx
30 Oct 2013
"A Perfect Stay"
Our stay at Peace Haven cottage was so lovely we didn't want to leave! The cottage had a lovely warm homely feel to it and a lovely atmosphere. The cottage was very clean and tidy and the beds w… More
Thank you for your lovely review! We are charmed with our beaches even in the winter the kids love them! You and your lovely family are always welcome. I am so glad that your kids enjoyed Peace Haven, and it was warm and cosy. Hope to see you again soon :)
16 Sep 2013
"Characterful and Spacious Cottage in an Ideal Location"
Peace Haven is full of character, clean, spacious and very peaceful. It is within walking distance of the many wonderful amenities on offer in Leigh and also the beach and Old Leigh.We had a good week… More
Thanks and you would be most welcome again, just a shame that the weather turned during your stay :(
9 Sep 2013
"a beautiful getaway in the heart of leigh-on-sea"
Peace Haven is located in the centre of leigh-on-sea within walking distance to everything you could ever need, including parks, the high street, restaurants, the train station and the estuary. It has… More
Thank you we would love to welcome you and your beautiful family again next year. Should you wish to come at Christmas we can offer to decorate the house, and bring some wood for the woodburner, it is so cosy in winter!
3 Aug 2013
What a lovely holiday we all had in this lovely charming seaside cottage. Cottage was very clean throughout with very comfortable beds. Despite the very warm temperatures, the cottage was very cool wi… More
So glad you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. thank you for being such fantastic guests :)
26 Jul 2013
flying over from Germany I stayed at Peace Haven with my wife and daughter (11 years old) from 20th June - 3rd July. The cottage was great, very clean, unique in style, full of harmony (including the … More
It was a pleasure to accomodate your lovely family, so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you all again next year. Perhaps next year you can visit some of the beautiful nearby Essex villages, thank you very much for your gifts too!
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