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The Island Cottage on Coast

from £35 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

2 reviews

from £35 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

The cottage is by the water - see boat in picture

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This lovely fisherman's cottage is charming and dates back to the early 1800's. It has a delightful, sunny, beach-house feel, a comfortable sitting room, dining area, well -equipped kitchen (washing machine, new cooker, microwave) and bathroom, all downstairs. Upstairs there are two bedrooms - a good sized double and a twin (2' 6" beds). It is in a perfect situation just across the road from the beach, 2 minutes from the village shops and a short stroll along the coast to the waterside restaurants e.g. The Company Shed (renowned as one of the best fresh fish restaurants in the UK) and the Oyster Bar and Restaurant.Also there is a large garden which is enclosed with sunny sitting out area and TV with Freeview digital channels.Elizabeth said"We enjoyed a lovely stay at Island Cottage. It was beautifully clean and tidy on our arrival. The cottage is ideally located. Walking distance to the village and just a stones throw from the beach! My children particularly enjoyed the large garden. We will definitely book again."

If you want to travel off this peaceful island you are near to Constable Country (Dedham, Flatford Mill), Wivenhoe (lovely riverside location), Mistley, Malden, Colchester and lots of delightful villages in the countryside.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Across the road 300 m
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stansted, Nearest railway: Colchester
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Large garden with fence making it secure. Seating outside for 4 with a table. The terrace is a sun trap on a sunny day.

Parking is available where permissable on the road by the cottage. There is one double bedroom with a double bed and a twin room with two 2' 6" beds.

The TV has digital Freeview channels

Changeover day is on FRIDAY unless by special arrangement

Prices range from £240 to £600 per week depending on the week, no booking fee, please look under prices for latest prices.

Further details

Changeover day is on SATURDAY unless by special arrangement

Short breaks (2/3 nights) are available on request.

Text or call for fast answers 07733 102433. Very happy for you to contact me via my personal email - this will ensure I can get back to you quickly as emails will come to my Blackberry directly. If you e mail me via Holiday Lettings your enquiry will sit in my inbox until I return home.

On booking a 25% deposit will be required and the balance 8 weeks before arrival. A returnable security deposit will be required 2 weeks before arrival.

The Essex region

This lovely island is quiet and peaceful and perfect for a relaxing break.

The cottage is in a perfect position by the beach and sea but also a short stroll from the grocers, deli, newsagent and small supermarket.

Visitors to the cottage return year after year once they find Mersea Island and West Mersea.

Many people visit to enjoy lunch at The Company Shed, Coast Road, West Mersea or the Oyster Bar and Restaurant. Another popular place to visit is the Mersea Island Vineyard, East Mersea where they make both wine and beer.

The small West Mersea Village is home to a number of small specialist shops and one small supermarket so all your needs can be catered for without getting in the car.

This area is popular for sailing and also for beach holidays

For exploring you are only a short drive from Colchester, Malden, Wivenhoe and Constable country in Essex and Suffolk.. Villages and interesting towns are everywhere.

There are some interesting villages for old guildhalls and overhanging cottages, numerous gastro pubs and restaurants also foodie destination like Tiptree where they make the jam, have a museum and a good tea room.

Mersea Island

West Mersea is ideal for walking, sailing, birdwatching and beachside activities. East Mersea has its own vineyard and brewery!

The popular restaurant The Company Shed , West Mersea serves oysters, clams, prawns, lobster, mussels and more depending on time of year.

The island has a strood which gets covered in sea water occasionally cutting the island off - this last for about an hour and tide timetables are available on the web for checking before travelling.

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23 Mar 2013


"Lovely quirky place to stay"

Clean & tidy, really quirky & cosy, good location near the beach front (2 minute walk), lots of character to the property, shame no wi-fi

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    Diane W.

    • 3 Years listed

    85% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English
    +44 (0) 7733 102433

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