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74 Reviews
Excellent! 4.6/5
Free cancellation until60 days before check-in

Property # 8167027

Four hundred year old cottage with original features and modern conveniences

Property overview

About this rental

  • Cottage
    • 1238 sq. ft
  • 3 bedrooms
    • 3 beds
    • Sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
    • 2 full baths
  • Spaces
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Terrace

Secluded position, backing onto the water with Estuary views.

Rooms and beds

Bedrooms: 3(People: 6)

Master bedroom


Bedroom Two


Bedroom Three


Bathrooms: 2


Toilet · Bath

Shower Room

Toilet · Shower


  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Terrace
  • Dining
    Seating for 6 people
  • Garden
  • Outdoor play area



  • Internet
  • Pets Welcome
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Children Welcome
  • Parking
  • No Smoking
  • Heater

Safety features

  • Smoke detectorBoth floors
  • Exterior lighting
  • Carbon-monoxide detectorKitchen
  • First-aid kitKitchen
  • Fenced garden
  • Deadbolt lock

Location Type

  • village
  • near the sea
  • Rural
  • waterfront
  • beach


  • HeatingFull central heating and a woodburner
  • Wood stoveWoodburner
  • Hair dryer
  • FireplaceWoodburner
  • Basic soaps
  • ParkingOnsite parking for up to 3 cars
  • Iron & board
  • Toilet roll
  • Washing machine
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes dryer
  • Kitchen roll


  • Microwave
  • Dining table
  • Coffee makerCafetierres
  • Pantry itemsBasic pantry items including tea, coffee, sugar.
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & utensilsFully stocked kitchen with all dishes and utensils to cook any meal.
  • Barbecue
  • Hob
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • GamesBoard games
  • Books
  • Television
  • StereoLine in available to play your own devices & a Sonos Speaker
  • Books for kids


  • BoatWest Mersea is a prominent Sailing Community with two Sailing Clubs and easy access to the water for boats of all sizes.
  • Kayak/canoeAvailable to hire locally.
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • GolfWest Mersea is situated in close proximity to many Golf courses. The closest being Five Lakes Golf & Country Club (Crowne Plaza Resort) situated just 8 miles away at Tolleshunt Knights. There are at least three other courses situated at Colchester just 10 miles away, including a Driving Range.
  • Water sports equipmentAvailable to hire locally.
  • BicyclesAvailable to hire locally.


  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • Crabtree Cottage is our second home, we use it as our escape from London on weekends. But we decided its such a special place we should share it when we are not there, its a shame to have it sit empty! Whilst we have decorated it to our taste, we have tried to leave as many of the original features in tact as we can, to retain its history. As such we feel its not had its heart ripped out; instead sympathetically restored to make a cosy, comfy cottage which is a pleasure to spend some quality time in whilst on the Island. Expect characterful quirks, cozy evenings by the wood burner, or star gazing on the rear deck with easy access to all the Island's amenities and most of all an enjoyable stay on Mersea Island! Outside: There is a large private rear garden with a large deck area, with a BBQ and table and chairs for alfresco meals. In the summer we eat most of our meals out on the deck. From the garden are stunning views of the Blackwater Estuary. You can hear many types of sea birds day and night, and the tinkling of the Sail Boat's halliards during windy times, all wonderful coastal sounds right from the back garden! At the front of the property is a large driveway with parking for several cars. Cleaning / Towels / Bed Linens: We ask that you bring your own bed linens and towels, but we do provide bedding. A full set of duvets for all weathers is available, along with pillows. We provide tea towels and bath mats.


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
  • 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
  • No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
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Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.

House Rules

  • Check in after 4:00 PM

  • Check out before 10:00 AM

  • Maximum overnight guests: 6

  • Minimum age to rent: 18

  • Children allowed: ages 0-17At travellers own risk.

  • Pets allowed: Up to 2 dogs of any sizeBy prior arrangement £50 fee applies.

  • No events allowed

  • No smoking allowed

Cleaning practices

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC

  • Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact

  • Cleaned with disinfectant


West Mersea, Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Detailed location provided after booking

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