Holiday cottage self catering accommodation by the beach and sea on the Coast, West Mersea, Mersea Island!

Mersea Island Cottage (with private parking) is situated just yards from the beach/ sea and a stroll from the fabulous famous waterside fish restaurants in West Mersea. It is a delightful location for a weekend away or self-catering holiday with wifi included.

This charming late 17th century fisherman’s cottage is light and airy with a lovely beach-house feel being just yards from the West Mersea waterfront. Enjoy views of the salt marshes, beach, houseboats and boats at anchor from the bedrooms or sit in the large garden enjoying the quiet of the peaceful location of West Mersea.

Mersea Island is ideal for sailing, bird-watching, walking and watersports and is reached by the strood.  Mersea is famous for its seafood – Dukes Seafood  and The Company Shed have very good reputations with diners travelling miles for the fresh fish, oysters and lobsters. If wanting to stay at home there are delis, shops, farm shops and supermarkets within walking distance. Pubs such as The Victory and White Hart serve tasty food within a short walk.

If wishing to travel off the island there are many wonderful places to visit including Malden, Colchester, Wivenhoe, Constable Country (Flatford Mill/Dedham) and the beautiful countryside in Essex and Suffolk. You can drive to Southwold and Aldeborough and back in a day if you want to see some of Suffolk. The nearby country club offers golf, swimming and a health spa.  There is free parking at the property.

Mersea Island Holiday Cottages description

Well equipped with double oven cooker, fridge, washing machine and microwave leading to patio or garden. Bathroom with bath and shower over. Dining room has a table and chairs for four leading into a comfortable, sunny sitting room with TV including Freeview and Netflix (with your login). A few steep cottage stairs lead to two bedrooms – one double and one twin (2’6” beds). Linen for beds and towels included. Parking on property . Large garden. Patio for furniture.

Free Wi-Fi  included.

Free parking included on the property grounds.

Unsuitable for the infirm, no pets, no parties and no smoking or  candles inside. 

Mersea Island Coastal Location

West Mersea and East Mersea are on the East coast of Essex just 25 minutes from the old Roman town of Colchester. Mersea is known for its oysters and seafood which are farmed locally on the Blackwater Estuary  East Mersea has its own vineyard and brewery creating West Mersea Wine and Beer.

Mersea Island seafood and other restaurants 

Enjoy the seafood at The Company Shed near the boat hard and anchorage, the West Mersea Oyster Bar, Dukes Seafood, Seafood at Dawn, East Mersea and The Coast Inn.  The Victory pub is only a short walk from Island Cottage.  Estuary and beach walks are all around the island. Newly opened The White Hart and established Art Cafe are in the village.

Festivals and Regattas

West Mersea holds Mersea Week and West Mersea Regatta every year normally in August.  East Mersea holds the Food and Drink festival

Other seaside properties

The owner has other seaside properties in France and the Isle of Wight if you would like to check availability at these places go to:

South of France  oyster and mussel waterside port (like Mersea but warmer):

or in Seaview village, IOW

or text Diane 07733102433 or email for availability.