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Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
This beautiful Grade II listed cottage built in 1600 boasts all of its original features, so its jam packed with history. At the same time the decor has been updated to allow a fresh, coastal feel but retaining the coziness of a low ceiling-ed, exposed beamed cottage. If you are above 6ft 3' you will not fit into this cottage as its ceilings in the main living area are very low, but we feel it adds to its charm. The kitchen and master bedroom in contrast are later additions to the house and so have full height ceilings. This is a house that has evolved over the years and has a story to tell if only walls could talk! With a fully equipped modern kitchen and bathrooms you will not have to suffer the inconveniences of period living but instead get a taste for the life of a fisherman that wou...This beautiful Grade II listed cottage built in 1600 boasts all of its original features, so its jam packed with history. At the same time the decor has been updated to allow a fresh, coastal feel but retaining the coziness of a low ceiling-ed, exposed beamed cottage. If you are above 6ft 3' you will not fit into this cottage as its ceilings in the main living area are very low, but we feel it adds to its charm. The kitchen and master bedroom in contrast are later additions to the house and so have full height ceilings. This is a house that has evolved over the years and has a story to tell if only walls could talk! With a fully equipped modern kitchen and bathrooms you will not have to suffer the inconveniences of period living but instead get a taste for the life of a fisherman that would have fished on the island hundreds of years ago, with all the modern day comforts! The house has a large rear garden with beautiful views out towards the estuary and a small jetty where at high tide access can be gained to the water, for watersports. At the front there is a large driveway with parking for several cars. The house is situated at the end of a long private driveway servicing just 5 houses all tucked away in the 'Old City' part of the village also known as The Anchorage due to the Sailing/Yacht Clubs and Chandlers. This means that although the position is very secluded, quiet and peaceful you are never more than a few minutes walk from places to eat the lovely seafood on offer or drink in the local pubs. A few more minutes walk will take you to the centre of the village where you will find everything you need. With a top quality butchers, post office, bank, shops and supermarkets, it means that once you have arrived, you'll never need to leave the Island again till its time to go home! Mersea Island is rapidly growing a reputation as a 'foody haven', and just a few moments walk from Crabtree Cottage you will find the famous Company Shed. From this small 'shed' by the waters edge you can eat freshly caught seafood moments out of the water. People trek from London to this unpretentious eatery each weekend to experience the fresh seafood on offer, its reputation is spreading so wide. There are plenty of other high quality, again unpretentious venues to eat the local seafood or other foody delights on offer, all accessed just a few minutes walk directly from the house. No need to take the car, just walk and have as many drinks as you like! Maybe sample each of the Mersea Island Breweries beers or Mersea Vineyard wines!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Well behaved pets are allowed, subject to a fee of £50 and by prior arrangement. Bed Linens and towels are not provided, please bring along your own. Tea towels and bath mats are provided.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Vanessa R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020

We loved our long weekend stay at Crabtree Cottage. A quirky beautifully located cottage dating from the 1600s with lovely original features, but beautifully renovated and so well equipped, comfortable, cosy and peaceful. And a lovely garden with amazing views out to the estuary and...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Kazbar6645
Reviewed 17 February 2020

The setting of Crabtree Cottage is truly beautiful with fantastic views of the sea and boats. The cottage itself is so comfortable and welcoming, with spacious living area, well stocked kitchen and a really special view from the master bedroom. Situated on The Lane, the...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Philippa V
nessonthemove, VR Owner at Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Its always lovely to hear of guests who really enjoy their stay in our home. It makes the sacrifice worth the while! We look forward to seeing you guys again Phillipa.

Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

Our family stayed here for New Years Eve. It was the perfect way to spend it. The cottage is idyllic! The views are simply stunning & the cottage itself was simply magnificent. It’s bursting with character & quirkiness. We found our stay extremely comfortable, in...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank NicolaTurnbul
nessonthemove, VR Owner at Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

That's so leaving to hear Nicola, I am so pleased you really enjoyed your New Years break. We'd be happy to have you back any time.

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Reviewed 30 December 2018

Date of stay: December 2018
nessonthemove, VR Owner at Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful stay in Crabtree Cottage on Mersea Island! The cottage was cosy with wood burners, quirky but spacious bedrooms, a kitchen with pretty much anything you could possibly need to feed a family, or even entertain, and a gorgeous, well kept...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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nessonthemove, VR Owner at Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Another happy guest, it is so good to hear! I am pleased our guests enjoy the use of our home in what we feel is a very special place. I am glad to see others feel the same as we do. Many thanks Angie, we...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

The cottage is reached down a tree lined lane . It's picture postcard pretty and has a secure parking place for two cars. Once inside the white beams make the place light and inviting.A woodburner for those cold nights in winter as well as central...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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nessonthemove, VR Owner at Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

It is lovely to hear of another happy set of visitors to Crabtree Cottage. It is so satisfying to know that our guests enjoy our home as much as we do. Thank you Peter.

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Wonderful location and very well equipped. You can tell you are living in someone's home and not just a rental.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank BoardingPass740183
nessonthemove, VR Owner at Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Its always good to hear someone has enjoyed their stay at our home. The house is very well equipped because it was set up as our second home and not just set up as a business. I am pleased it shows!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Whilst the cottage was a very lovely quirky rustic place to stay, I was very disappointed and felt that our stay was not worth the £600 we paid for the 3 nights. The cottage was dusty and very cobwebby. the fridge was very dirty i...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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nessonthemove, VR Owner at Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

To begin I would say the fact that we have received an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars on both our HomeAway and AirBnB listings speaks for itself. Deborah’s is the first review posted on TripAdvisor as we have only just started advertising with...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
West Mersea is a sailing community with its two Sailing/Yacht clubs at its heart. Crabtree cottage is situated in the Anchorage area; the heart of the sailing community. You'll find all amenities for the sport within moments of the cottage. Its an ideal spot for a sailing holiday or simply a base for visiting Mersea's famous Regatta week in August. The Estuary is visible at the bottom of the garden where you can take walks along the sea wall, all the way round the Island if you so wish! Both East & West Mersea boast beaches. West Mersea's Monkey Beach is only a few minutes walk from the cottage along the waters edge, past the pubs and eateries and a 5 min drive to Cudmore Grove provides access to the beaches & Mini Cliffs of East Mersea.
Getting around
Mersea island is situated just 8 miles from Colchester which is easily accessed from all areas on the A12. Colchester has a mainline Railway Station direct from London Liverpool Street. Taxis can be taken from Colchester or there is a firm on the Island.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage

Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Grade II Listed Coastal View Cottage must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.