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Island Cottage, Horsey Island – Home 138182 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Island Cottage, Horsey Island – Home 138182

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 37 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Victoria B.
Average reply time:
1 hour 54 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
10 Mar 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Sep 2010. Located in Frinton-On-Sea, it has 37 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £700 to £950.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Mar 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 37 reviews Excellent
37 reviews

Very Good

“A peaceful, restoring and memorable holiday”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2012

We all really needed a restful October half term break and we wanted to find somewhere fairly close to home where we could have complete peace and quiet, read, sleep, walk and cook! The island cottage couldn't have been a more beautiful getaway . We and our kids (13 and 17) loved the cottage which is spacious, comfortable, and had been filled with flowers and candles by Vicky and enjoyed walking around the island and seeing the fantastic bird life. We felt incredibly welcomed by Vicky and her family and it was lovely to have the freedom to roam the island freely. Our old VW estate was perfectly happy crossing the causeway.and we would definitely like to return next summer.

“Our best Christmas ever!”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2012

We were so excited about spending Christmas in the cottage and it exceeded all expectations. Vicky and her family could not have been more welcoming and friendly and we spent 4 wonderful days splashing about in mud (LOTS of mud), canoeing, walking and feeding the various animals that roam around on the island (beautiful horses, pigs, sheep) and of course, getting cosy around the woodburner. The scenery is spectacular (very flat with huge skies) and the birdlife amazing. We would go back just to do some birdwatching with more books! (we are not normally interested in birds so it was a bit wasted on us). All round fantastic. The kids loved it (1 yr, 3, 5 and 13). but with no washing machine we would takes lots more pairs of trousers for them all next time. Highly recommended.

“Heaven on earth! We all adored our week! Can't wait to go back!”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2011

We have come back to Horsey after staying 3 nights in July. Everything was even more beautiful than we remembered. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need. The island is stunning, ever changing with the tide and the skies, with wonderful walks amongst the sheep and horses! The wildlife is mesmerising and fantastic to explore even more so from the sea in a canoe watching the adorable and inquisitive seals. The causeway is easy to access at low tide and it gives a sense of magic to be isolated from the mainland. Most importantly, what makes this such a unique and special place, is the warm welcome and generosity from the Backhouse family. They loved to share their world with you and we were so sad to leave. Thank you for everything, we are booking to go back, before anybody else does.


Reviewed 21 Sep 2011

The causeway was a bit off-putting. Full of holes. But once we were on the island it was wonderful to be cut off from the rest of the world. Walking round the island felt like exploring as a 10 year old - except at 50+ more tiring. Only went off the island for one day and it was probably the least enjoyable day of the week. If you can bring enough food and beer would recommend staying put for the week. (Clacton is certainly NOT worth a visit) The island is so quiet and beautiful. Full of wildlife and birds. Would love to own it myself.

“The most spectacular scenery coupled with a cosy cottage”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2011

I read Swallows and Amazons 'Secret Water' before I went and on arrival was not suprised that it inspired a classic book. Just getting onto the island across the wade is a great adventure - either by foot (bring welly boots), boat or a slow drive in the car. What we loved on the island was the isolation, the scenery, birds, private beach and the fact you could get off and visit the local beaches and traditional sea-side life if you craved more hustle and bustle. Best of both worlds. It is amazing that we got there in two hours from London. Normally we'd have to drive a lot further afield to find such a beautiful setting all to ourselves. The cottage is charming and been done up to a high spec with wooden floors and everything you need for self-catering. It was great to relax there in the evening after some hard walking. We made full use of the canoes on offer and saw seals basking on the mudflats. Vicky and Joseph Backhouse could not have been kinder - even lending us welly boots when we stupidly forgot ours. Vicky showed us where we could collect mussels and oysters and we ate like kings on a couple of nights for free! It is a great place to go if you fancy birdwatching, walking, beautiful scenery and just to get away from it all and feel wonderfully refreshed. There is a working farm, so lots of sheep and horses. Great for the kids to go cold turkey from all their gadgets and get back to nature. Great for us to relax. If I was younger and single I could also imagine it being very romantic!

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