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Island Cottage, Horsey Island

Cottage -
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
Listing #HL138182
About the Owner
Victoria B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2010
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We stayed for a week in late August with some kids aged 3 to 14. The colours of the grasses, the changing shapes of the wetlands, the fields spotted with sheep, wild geese, a couple of horses and the friendly sheep dog called Scooby totally...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Philip I
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We had a very magical few days in this gorgeous cottage. It is brilliantly equipped and spotlessly clean with lovely extras such as fantastic reference books, fiction books for all ages, beautiful fresh eggs and a supply of logs for the wood burner. Our children...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Annaisleofwight
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The trip across the causeway sets the scene for the rest of your stay; a slow and relaxed approach to the crossing gives you time to admire the scenery and bird life and to begin the relaxing process that will continue throughout your holiday! The...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Resort766862
  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • 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 solar and wind power on Horsey Island so electricity is at a premium!
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.
Linen and towels supplied.
Store cupboard essentials.
Wood for stove.
Outdoor furniture.
Beach towels not provided.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
8 Dec 2018 -
11 Jan 2019
3 nights
12 Jan 2019 -
1 Mar 2019
3 nights
2 Mar 2019 -
19 Apr 2019
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
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.

The Frinton Literary Society offer a great program of events throughout the year. Their Literary Fest...
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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
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 Island Lane. At the end of the lane go up and over the sea wall and you will see the causeway ahead. We will have arranged a crossing t... 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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