Cottage rentals in West Mersea, Essex, England

Mersea Island is a sleepy coastal location in north Essex with a beach where people go to spend a few lesiuredly hours and to sail. It is Britain’s most easterly, populated island and offers holidaymakers five square miles of unique natural beauty. Rows of bright beach huts back the deep sandy beach. Toilets, car parking and other favilities are on Victoria Esplanade. Additional free car parking is available near the beach. The island tends to be divided into east and West Mersea, the eastern part is mainly agricultural.


Facts about what West Mersea offers for Self-Catering Holidays

Mersea is a relaxing location for a self catering cottage holiday. It is an unspoiled backwater, popular with the sailing fraternity and visitors eager to enjoy a good fish meal. There is a well-known fishmongers and eatery called the Company Shed that people visit, bringing their own wine and accompaniments to freshly caught oysters and sea food. Oyster beds run along this stretch of the Essex coastline. Seals can sometimes be spotted lazing on the shores. For self caterers on holiday, there is good organic local produce available, including locally-reared meat, fruit and vegetables, wine from the vineyard, beer from the micro-brewery and a fresh bread and cakes from the traditional bakers.

There is planty of sailing on the Essex coast and in common with many other coastal Essex towns, Mersea has its own yacht club and regatta. There are many water-filled landscapes in this part of north Essex. Mersea Island sits separated from the mainland by the Pyefleet Channel and in between the estuaries of the Rivers Colne and Blackwater. The only way to Mersea Island is across the historic Strood, a 1,300 year old causeway that is sometimes flooded at high tide. Boats bob up an ddown or sink into the mud at low tide in all the convoluted creeks and channels around Mersea Island. Fascinating villages and towns to visit nearby are Tollesbury where there are more boats and sailing, Brightlingsea with another yacht club to the east and a most pleasant waterfront area with a beach and family friendly facilities.

Abberton Reservoir, 5 km inland from Mersea island, is a nature reserve where people go to spot waders and a multitude of other birds.

Mersea Island is a good family self catering holiday destination, the sort of place one arrives equipped with fishing nets and crabbing buckets for the children and expects hours of simple fun outdoors.

Colchester is the nearest large town and offers everything that anyone might need during a self catering holiday. The splendid zoo is good for a family day out, there is a leisure centre with a swimming pool, enormous soft play centre, an intriguing narrow laned shopping area, a castle with plenty of hands-on interactive exhibits for children. The profile of Essex has been raised since the television programme 'the only way is Essex' was aired and it come highly recommended as a good place for a family holiday.

Rent a houseboat, apartment or holiday cottage in Mersea or Essex for a fun filled and relaxing self catering break with never a dull moment.

Featured Self catering country cottages near West Mersea, Essex, England:

Wakes Hall Lodges, Colchester, Essex, England

1 bedroom Lodges, Colne Valley.

High quality wooden clad holiday lodges set in the stunning Colne Valley close to the Essex/Suffolk border and Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £715 to £1208 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 01 July 2019 to 03 July 2019; from 06 July 2019 to 12 July 2019; from 15 July 2019 to 26 July 2019;

The Wobbin, Tollesbury, Essex, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, East Anglia.

Secluded pet-friendly country cottage near Tollesbury with distant sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £556 to £966 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 19 June 2019 to 21 June 2019; from 23 June 2019 to 01 July 2019; from 11 July 2019 to 01 August 2019;

The Tallow Factory, Dedham, Essex, England

4 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, Constable Country .

Unique 4 bedroom spacious country cottage that is a converted Tudor candle factory, in the heart of the idyllic village of Dedham in one the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Essex/Suffolk border.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1680 to £2595 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 19 June 2019 to 21 June 2019; from 24 June 2019 to 12 July 2019; from 17 July 2019 to 23 July 2019;

Lovejoys, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, East Anglia.

Unique Essex holiday home for two which with a king-size bed and exposed wooden beams and a location within the parklands of Belchamp Hall is ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £399 to £659 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

The Lovejoy Studio, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Famous for where scenes were filmed for the popular TV series ‘Lovejoy’, this stunning luxury holiday cottage with it’s large airy spaces and contemporary furnishings has been beautifully converted from a stable block dating back to the 18th century and has a woodburning stove, large pond and walled garden as well as access to a tennis court that guests are free to use.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £495 to £791 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: (4)

We have no cottages within West Mersea itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of West Mersea. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England