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Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!

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Quirky but comfy house over the sea wall on Essex Sunshine Coast
Large and light ground floor
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1 of 18Quirky but comfy house over the sea wall on Essex Sunshine Coast
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
The Beach House is situated on the Essex Sunshine Coast next to a Nature Reserve right on the bank of a tidal creek with stunning views of the sea in front and the river behind. The huge, usually empty, beach is just over the creek so you can wade over (bring wellies!) at low tide or walk down to the end of Beach Road to the nature reserve and through to the beach. Or you can stroll through the reserve, along the beach and back along the sea wall or stop and bird-watch from the hides or the sun deck. A booklet is in the house along with binoculars and bird books if you don't know a plover from a pigeon. We have a list of birds spotted (34 in one weekend including Marsh harrier, linnets, Reed buntings, oystercatchers and kestrel) and can email it to you if you ask. Jaywick is about 20 mi...The Beach House is situated on the Essex Sunshine Coast next to a Nature Reserve right on the bank of a tidal creek with stunning views of the sea in front and the river behind. The huge, usually empty, beach is just over the creek so you can wade over (bring wellies!) at low tide or walk down to the end of Beach Road to the nature reserve and through to the beach. Or you can stroll through the reserve, along the beach and back along the sea wall or stop and bird-watch from the hides or the sun deck. A booklet is in the house along with binoculars and bird books if you don't know a plover from a pigeon. We have a list of birds spotted (34 in one weekend including Marsh harrier, linnets, Reed buntings, oystercatchers and kestrel) and can email it to you if you ask. Jaywick is about 20 minutes walk along the sea wall (about 30 minutes along the beach) where you will find pubs, shops and amusements. The Beach House is in the tiny hamlet of Lee-Over-Sands which is about three miles from St Osyth and about five miles from Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. There are three bedrooms (two doubles with washbasins and one with single size bunk beds), a large living room with integral kitchen and an upper sun room and deck with wrap-around views of the sea and river. The house is clean and comfortable and the Seventies-style shower won't be winning any design awards but is actually very efficient. There's parking for two or three cars along the side of the house and a slipway into the creek for the nautically-minded. The real joy is the sheer tranquility, waking up in the morning to flocks of geese and sitting in the sun room or on the deck gaping at the views over the creek, sea, river and marsh. At night sit in the nautically-themed sun room and watch the ships' twinkling lights or gaze at the spectacular night sky including the occasional shooting star. We are very flexible (except on the check-in and out times!), depending on prior bookings, extremely friendly and we genuinely want others to share this unique spot so just ask. Most things are possible!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Our rates include everything except linens and towels. You are more than welcome to bring your own or we can provide professionally-laundered linens for £20 for double bed linens and two sets of towels and £10 for a single and one set of towels.A household pack of shower mat, hand towel for the shower room and two tea towels is available for £10.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Elizabeth M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2019
MissLondonLady, VR Owner at Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

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Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

I booked the beach house on my husband’s criteria- “quirky and remote “- it certainly was both! I was expecting it to be special by the photographs and reviews, but nothing could have prepared me for just how special it was. The photographs do not...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 April 2019

What an amazing place to stay, so quirky as close to being on a house boat as it’s possible without floating! The directions from Elizabeth were perfect and the beautiful beach views from every window made it very special. The silence at night was magical...More

Date of stay: February 2019
1  Thank Snork09
Reviewed 3 April 2019

We stayed here for a last-minute weekend on a whim because of the excellent reviews and the intriguing position over the sea wall but we weren’t really expecting that much, to be honest. The house is in the middle of nowhere and is a 10...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank AndrewPAF1
MissLondonLady, VR Owner at Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

What a lovely review! Thank you so much; it was a pleasure to 'converse' with you and I am delighted that you are planning to return in September. I look forward very much to being in touch again with you both. My kindest regards Elizabeth

Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Beach House gave us the chance to enjoy nature and stillness from a fully equipped, warm and cozy retreat. I spent my time just watching the weather, the birds and the tides from the windows and was endlessly fascinated by the play of light...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Kay W
MissLondonLady, VR Owner at Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

'Watching the weather' is a wonderful and very apt description; thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. With my best wishes Elizabeth

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Reviewed 20 September 2018

In the middle of almost nowhere, with only one neighbouring property, The Beach House is a wonderful getaway. It is in an Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserve, where the surrounding salt marshes flood at the highest tides every month. We saw 27 bird species around...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank ebreeveld
MissLondonLady, VR Owner at Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

Thank you kindly for taking the time and trouble to leave us a review. It is truly appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you again. You would be more than welcome. Warm wishes Elizabeth

Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you are looking for a wild night life this is not the place for you. If you are looking for an away from it all break then this is the one. Yes it is quite remote and yes you only have one neighbour within...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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MissLondonLady, VR Owner at Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

Thank you so much for your review. It is not a good place for wild nightlife but it IS a very good place for night (& day) wildlife! Please come back one day - you would be more than welcome Best wishes Elizabeth

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The Beach House is perfectly located to take in the wildlife and is a beautiful and cosy retreat. The bird life of the marshes is right outside your window, with walks from the door you can spend your time car free. The house is well...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank SheppeyLaurie
MissLondonLady, VR Owner at Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We look forward to your return. Warm wishes Elizabeth

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the Beach House for 4 nights with my mum and 2 small children. It was so beautiful in quite a secluded area even though there are other houses around. The weather was perfect for April...bright sunshine, blue skies but a cool breeze....More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank lauraamcfadden
MissLondonLady, VR Owner at Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Laura, Thank you sincerely for the lovely review. You and the family would be welcome back anytime at all. Warmest wishes, Elizabeth

Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you want something different this is the place to go. The only sounds to be heard were the birds, the wind and the sea. The house was very well equipped and the only thing we needed to take was food. Enjoyed it so much...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank RegW123
MissLondonLady, VR Owner at Glorious isolation 2 hrs from London. Just you and wildlife!, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Reg, Thank you sincerely for the lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back later this year! Warmest wishes, Elizabeth

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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