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Ivy Cottage

(Ref. 1141167)

Mersea Island, Essex Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden patio with furniture and small pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.4 miles
  • Note: Steep staircase, not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There is a pond in the garden, children must be supervised

The property

Ivy Cottage is a detached cottage, dating back to the 19th century, tucked away on the picturesque Mersea Island, Essex. This traditional cottage boasts off-road parking for two cars, a well-maintained garden, patio with small pond and is situated just 150 meters from the waterfront.

This delightful property sleeps six guests in three bedrooms, making it an ideal base for families or groups of friends seeking a coastal holiday on Mersea Island.

After exploring local attractions, make yourself comfortable in the lounge, flicking on the TV and Amazon Fire stick, easing into the evening.

Take over the kitchen and prepare a hearty home-cooked dish, whilst the dining room offers a place to enjoy meals together.

Venture upstairs and discover the bedrooms, offering a double with toilet and wash basin, and two twins.

A shower room sits on the ground-floor.

There is also a utility room with a washing machine and tumble drier, a freezer and additional fridge.

Enjoy fresh mornings from the rear garden, offering a set of table and chairs for alfresco breakfasts before you explore this beautiful island.

Known for its unspoiled landscapes, Mersea Island boasts stunning stretches of coastline on the River Blackwater Estuary, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, including beaches, marshes, and mudflats.

This location is therefore ideal for nature lovers and birdwatchers, as well as picnics on the beach, crabbing on the jetty, and all manner of water sports with hire facilities available.

Mersea is a true Island with one road to the mainland that can be cut off at high tide.

The cottage is situated in the old part of the village in the west of the island, close to eateries serving local seafood, including the world-famous Native oysters.

There are also cafés and pubs all within walking distance of the cottage.

At East Mersea there is a vineyard and a country park with an adventure play area.

A little further afield are the villages of Flatford and Dedham set in Constable Country, perfect for a stroll across the meadows or rowing on the River Stour.

Take a day trip to Colchester, where you can immerse yourself in local history at the 11th century Colchester Castle, St John’s Abbey and St Botolph’s Priory.

Head to the bustling city of Ipswich, where you can shop 'til you drop at the bustling Butter Market or take a stroll through Holywells Park and admire the beautiful gardens and abundance of wildlife.

Break away from everyday life and uncover this hidden gem, Ivy Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Colchester 9 miles; Ipswich 25 miles.

Around seven miles square, beautiful Mersea Island is one of the most easterly islands in the UK. The island enjoys an abundance of wildlife and is ideal for walkers, bird watchers and watersports lovers alike. The east of the island offers unspoiled, remote locations, filled to the brim with wildlife and home to lovely beaches, whilst the west enjoys a wide selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and watersports opportunities. The island is famous for its oysters, to be bought from huts or enjoyed in the local restaurants and is situated just nine miles from Colchester, a lovely town offering a castle, museums, a zoo, excellent sports and leisure facilities, a cinema, great shopping and good restaurants. A little further afield is Ipswich, with an excellent shopping centre and interesting places, including Christchurch Mansion, museums, galleries, and the trendy Waterfront marina with wine bars, restaurants and river boat trips. A fabulous Island, ideal for a holiday to remember.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas