The Cottage

Mersea Island, Essex (Ref. 952088)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Drummond

    “Lovely cottage really enjoyed ...”

    Lovely cottage really enjoyed Mersea Island Lovely people food pubs cafes we never go back to a place thats the only reason we would not book this cottage again but highly recommened it

    Lovely cottage really enjoyed Mersea Island Lovely people food pubs cafes we never go back to a place thats the only reason we would not book this cottage again but highly recommened it


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This pretty end-terrace cottage is situated in West Mersea, within easy reach of the local amenities and beaches, and is a perfect bolthole for couples wanting a romantic break on Mersea Island.

Cottage stairs lead straight into a delightful bedroom boasting a comfortable double bed and an en-suite bathroom, ideal for a long soak after a day on the beach.

On the ground floor there is a cosy sitting room, with a comfortable sofa and woodburning stove, which leads through to a well-equipped galley kitchen.

A conservatory at the rear is a lovely peaceful place to relax and enjoy your home-cooked meals whilst discussing your plans for the following day, and during summer months you can even dine alfresco in the enclosed patio garden.

The western main hub of Mersea Island has a fantastic selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants, all within walking distance of your cottage and you can marvel at the rainbow-coloured huts on the beach.

Remember not to leave the island before sampling the famous Mersea oysters from the famous Company Shed.

For watersport enthusiasts there is a wide selection of activities available including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and kitesurfing, and for those preferring a slower pace of life there are plenty of fishing and crabbing opportunities to be enjoyed.

The island is also ideal for those with a keen interest in the outdoors, with wonderful wildlife, walking and cycling to be enjoyed and if you’ve forgotten to bring your bike with you, then you can always hire one locally.

From the east of the island, during peak times, you can catch a ferry to Brightlingsea to sample some of the famous fish and chips on offer.

With so much to do on this beautiful island, The Cottage is a perfect retreat which will have you wanting to return time and again, and will leave you with many happy holiday memories.


One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Conservatory with dining area.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, logs for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 5 mins walk, pubs 1 mile
  • Beach 10 mins walk.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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