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“Horsey Heaven Holiday”
Island cottage
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34 reviews
Island cottage
Causeway and jetty at low tide
View of Island cottage
Friendly neighbours
Wildlife on the saltings
Lake at the west end of the island.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, England

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Excellent - based on 34 reviews
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Natalee P
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horsey Heaven Holiday”
Reviewed 15 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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2 kids (6&8) 1 husband a dog and me and we all had the best time. Victoria and Jo are the best. Vicky knocked for kids at 9am to go feed the lambs the kids best bit then off we all went on our adventures. There are loads to be had. Walking, canoing, beach combing, swimming, fishing it was all brilliant. My fav bit was watching the boys chop wood for the fire and building it up. The cottage has central heating but what the heck. The cottage was amazing, clean, all amenities top notch. Advice, take more food than you need its a hungry holiday.
We will be back!!!!! ******

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shaun b
1 review
“An amazing place to stay”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Horsey Island is a magical get-a-way.
The cottage was very homely and had everything we could possibly need during our visit. Joe and Vicky made us feel incredibly welcome and really went out of their way to make our stay relaxing and special. Cut off from the rest of the world, we were able to explore the whole island and immerse ourselves in its wonderful habitats.

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Liked best: Fantastic cottage in an idyllic setting
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Anu C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A peaceful relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 28 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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My sister, her kids, my mother and I have just spent three lovely days on Horsey Island. It's a great escape from the urban life. I feel pretty relaxed. There was plenty to do for everyone. The kids got to see friendly horses, jumping lambs and all manner of birds including geese that had come all the way from Siberia. We were made to feel very welcome. The thing I miss the most is the bed - it was the best mattress ever.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Em1ko
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hooray for Horsey Island”
Reviewed 24 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We stayed here for one week with our three children (all under 5) and we had a fantastic time.

Vicki and her family made us feel very welcome and were great hosts with a personal and friendly touch.

The whole island is their farm and is crossed via a tidal causeway which adds to the adventure and uniqueness of this location. The island is beautiful and has a little bit of everything: beaches (sandy and pebbly), ponds and fields. Our children found the farm animals and wildlife both fascinating and exciting.

The cottage is spacious and comfortable with enough books, games and DVDs to keep our children occupied on the odd rainy day. The kitchen is well equipped and clean so we could cook a range of meals from chateaubriand to nachos! The bedrooms are good sizes and with warm bedding. There is a lovely outdoor space with a pond, lots of grass and beautiful views. Our children loved the regular visitors we would get; hares in the morning and peacocks during the day. Their best friend was a handsome pony called Floyd who lived next to the garden.

Out and about, we enjoyed the natural landscape and beauty of the island. Our SUV finally got the outing it deserved instead of the streets of London! Great fun!

On the mainland, there is good local produce with an excellent butchers, greengrocer and bakers in Frinton.

We give an enthusiastic two thumbs up to Island Cottage and Vicki and her family.

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NicoAberd...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Lovely cottage in a unique place, with wonderful hosts”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Island Cottage is lovely and simple with stylish touches by Vicky - who (along with her husband Joe) are the most wonderful and welcoming hosts. Joe has lived on the island all his life and is a true English gentleman farmer and Vicky (an Aussie) is warm, friendly and fun. The island has beaches, lakes, open fields and is very beautiful. The animals are fantastic mother hens with little chicks scuttling around the place, sweet lambs everywhere (in April), two cute pigs, runner ducks and geese - all around the cottage. Plus a huge amount of birds to spot. We were very comfortable and cosy in the cottage, with a very welcoming wood burning stove perfect after a morning helping to feed the sheep.

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Liked best: The cottage was so attractive and comfortable
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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