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Island Cottage, Horsey Island

Island cottage
31 reviews
Island cottage
Causeway and jetty at low tide
View of Island cottage
Friendly neighbours
Wildlife on the saltings
Lake on the island
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, England
Our island location gives you a rare opportunity to experience total peace and tranquility - isolation if you so choose! Horsey Island is set in the beautiful Hamford Water National Nature Reserve, an ideal place for coastal walks, bird watching, seal spotting and fishing. We are a 300 acre working livestock farm, and a designated SSSI site, SPA and an internationally important wetland area for birds (RAMSAR). The natural surroundings and beautiful wildlife make this a wonderfully peaceful retreat. This unique island offers year-round spectacular bird-watching, the winter and spring migrations being particularly special. In winter, you can expect to see some 1500+ brents landing within metres of the house. The drive across the causeway offers the keen photographer ideal opportunities for close-ups of the waders and geese. In the spring, w... Read more
About the Owner, Victoria B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 31 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL138182
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English first
Basildon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We had a most wonderful stay at Island cottage. The cottage had everything you could wish for a comfortable stay. Vicky and family were so friendly and helpful. We loved watching the sheep dog herding his flock. We were so lucky with the weather and the views from our bedroom window were outstanding. Two of our party went fishing boxing...

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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Finding somewhere quite so lovely near to where we all live for a surprise for one of our dear friends was really amazing. The information provided by Vicky prior to our arrival was thorough and very accurate. The exciting journey over to the island on the first night in pitch darkness was breathtaking ...the sides of the causeway appeared to...

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed in Island Cottage on Horsey Island with our two young sons (4 and 6). The owners were super helpful and friendly before (I skim read the directions and then had a slight navigational drama en route), during and after our stay. Our kids loved meeting Superman the horse who was hanging out in the paddock next to the...

  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
Additional amenities & feature info
Electricity is provided by a wind turbine on Horsey Island so electricity is at a premium! <BR><BR>There is a good selection of board games and jigsaw puzzles, a few toys for little ones, and also a small library of family friendly dvds and books. <BR>Linen and towels supplied <BR>Store cupboard essentials <BR>Wood for stove <BR>Outdoor furniture <BR>Travel cot and highchair available on request <BR>Beach towels not provided
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
24 Jun 2017 -
27 Jul 2017
Summer 2017
3 nights
28 Jul 2017 -
15 Sep 2017
Summer 2017
7 nights --
16 Sep 2017 -
8 Dec 2017
Autumn 2017
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Weekly guests to arrive on a Saturday, then depart on a Friday. Time varies according to tide times.

Deposit of £100.00 required to secure the booking.
Balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.
Security deposit of £100.00 required, to be paid with the balance. This will be refunded within seven days of departure provided the house has been left in good order throughout..
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About the neighbourhood
Frinton on Sea is home to the Frinton Summer Theatre Season at the McGrigor Hall every summer. Started in 1937 by the Cambridge Academic T P Hoar for his own amusement whilst he was studying corrosion, it quickly developed a life of its own. Employing many famous actors at the start of their careers - Michael Dennison, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Asher, David Suchet, Gary Oldman, Owen Teale, Linda Bellingham and Jack Klaff to name but a few. For many years it was run by the British actor Jack Watling with his son Giles and son-in-law Seymour Matthews. His daughters Debbie and Dilys often appeared on stage, as did 'Allo-'Allo star John D Collins. It is now run by the actor Edward Max.<BR><BR>The Frinton Literary Society offer a great program of events throughout the year. T... more
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How to get there
Airport: Stansted: 82.0 km
Railway: Frinton-on-Sea: 2.0 km
Ferry: Harwich: 20.0 km
Airport - Stansted<BR>Ferry - Port of Harwich<BR>Train Station - Frinton-on-Sea<BR><BR>Travelling by road - From the M25 take junction 28, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit merging onto the A12 towards Chelmsford/Harwich. Leave the A12 at junction 29, merging onto the A120 towards Harwich. After 6 miles branch left merging onto the A133 to Clacton. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the B1033 towards Frinton on Sea/Walton on the Naze. Take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout towards Walton on the Naze. Once you have driven through the village of Thorpe le Soken, turn left down Sneating Hall Lane, signposted to Walton on the Naze. Carry on through the village of Kirby le Soken, until you reach the 3rd turning on the left after the Ship Inn, which is I... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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