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Canvey Island, Essex (Ref. 1074706)

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Settled on the delightful civil parish of Canvey Island, just off the coast of Essex, is this remarkable detached house, Maisonwyck.

Set over three floors and sleeping up to fourteen guests, Maisonwyck is an exquisite retreat for any group looking to explore Canvey Island and its surrounding area, with the large town of Basildon and the resort of Southend-on-Sea easily accessible.

As you approach the property, you will find an ample forecourt with parking for a minimum of five cars, before unloading your bags and stepping into the grand entrance lobby to begin your holiday.

Revel in relaxation in the large and elegant sitting room, as you sit back on the generous corner suite to watch your favourite film on the Smart TV, comforted by the warmth of the open fire.

There will be a battle to be the designated chef in the contemporary kitchen, with everything you could need to prepare delicious home-cooked meals that will be sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Your group has the option to settle down for meals in the kitchen, or gather around the long table in the tasteful dining room to toast to a wonderful holiday in the most beautiful setting.

Your party can enjoy a nightcap and continue the evening in the well-appointed games room with a full-size snooker table, a Smart TV for those not playing, and a bar area where you can sit and enjoy your favourite tipple with friends.

When sleep calls, travel to the first floor where you will discover five bedrooms, four of which have their own private en-suite, and each one as beautifully decorated as the next in a rich monochrome palette.

Completing the first floor is the bathroom where you can pour in the bubbles and unwind before joining your party for an evening of fun and games.

Following the stairs up the second floor, you will find the final bedroom, a double with its own en-suite in a partial loft conversion, perfect for those looking for a little more privacy.

Back on the ground-floor, walk through the middle garden that has patio area and seating and enjoy a few lengths in the heated indoor pool, or enjoying the warm bubbles of the neighbouring jacuzzi.

Step outside to the social hub of the property, the generous garden where you can enjoy a morning sun bathe on the sun loungers, enjoy your morning coffee at the outside dining table, put your favourite song on the outdoor speakers and relax, and if you start to feel peckish, there is a convenient outdoor kitchen with barbecue where you and your guests can rustle up a snack.

Maisonwyck is ideally located so no amenity is too far, walk the short distance to the Sak’s Bar where you and your group can enjoy well-priced drinks, good music and a good atmosphere among the locals, or continue past where you will find a good selection of eateries to suit any taste and budget.

Grab the kids buckets and spades and take the short stroll to the small, yet beautiful beach of Thorney Bay, which provides impressive views across to the Kent coast and sights of boats coming into the Thames Estuary and where children can enjoy making sandcastles, a paddle, or the delights of the play park to the rear of the beach.

Spend a fun-filled day at the nearby seafront amusement park of Fantasy Island, where you can test your luck on the penny slots, challenge the little ones to a round of crazy golf, or soak in the captivating views across the water from the traditional carousel ride.

For any transport enthusiasts, a trip to the Canvey Island Transport Museum is an excellent spot, where you can view an array of vehicles from years gone by, as well as artefacts and the museums very own functioning model railway layout.

For fun-filled family days out, the Stay and Splash at the Paddocks Community Centre will be a sure hit with its lido, climbing frame and on-site restaurant serving delicious snacks, or the Leisure Island Fun Park which sits near to the Canvey Seafront and offers a variety of fairground rides, go-karts and trampolines.

For a change of scenery, take the short drive to the large town of Basildon, home to beautiful parks perfect for those who enjoy scenic walks, its own golf club and the popular Festival Wakeboard and Aqua Park where you can take part in wakeboarding, knee boarding or enjoy the delights of the Aqua Park.

For more beach action the resort town of Southend-on-Sea has much to offer with its 1.33-mile historical Southend Pier, where you can enjoy a coffee whilst enjoying the expansive seaside views.

Treat the kids and the big kids to the rides and thrills of the Adventure Island theme park, one of Southend-on-Sea’s longest running seaside attractions.

Venture a little further to the large town of Grays, where you can delve into the local history at the Thurrock Museum, learn about the history of the Essex fire service at The Essex Fire Museum, or wander the picturesque Grays Chalk Quarry Nature Reserve, with its lakes and lush woodlands, a perfect picnic spot!

Maisonwyck is an extraordinary setting for your trip to the Essex Coast, which will leave you wanting to return year after year.


  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 3 x double, bath, shower, basin and WC, TV 1 x double, with en-suite shower, basin and WC, TV, 1 x double, 1 bedroom - 2 x bunkbeds with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x cloakrooms with basins and WCs
  • Kitchen with table to seat 4
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Dining room with table to seat 10
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Games room
  • Pool room
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with decking, lawn, patio, seating and barbecue
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: No pets on furniture

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location


Basildon 8 miles, Southend-on-Sea 10 miles, Grays 17 miles

Just off the coast of Essex, nestled in the Thames Estuary is the low-lying island of Canvey Island, home to the beautiful Thorney Bay Beach which provides impressive views across to the Kent coast, the Canvey Island Heritage Centre and Museum and a fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. Transport enthusiasts can pay a visit to the Canvey Island Transport Museum which looks back at vehicles from times gone by and has its very own functioning model railway layout. Kids and big kids can enjoy a water-filled day at Stay and Splash at the Paddocks Community Centre, with its lido, climbing frame and on-site restaurant. Not to be missed is the Leisure Island Fun Park located near to the Canvey Seafront, which boats a variety of fairground rides, go karts and trampolines, promising a host of fun for all the family. Just a short walk from the Fun Park is the original Labworth Café, stemming from the 1930’s and an original reminder of the town’s development into a seaside resort.

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