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Secluded & Picturesque Holiday Cottage on Mersea Island for short & long breaks

Phil & Carol Torr

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Phil & Carol Torr

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2015
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Secluded & Picturesque Holiday Cottage on Mersea Island for short & long breaks

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Mersea Island - High Hoe

Romantic holiday retreat, suitable for couples and young families.

Phil & Carol invite couples & young families to stay at their romantic holiday retreat for short and long breaks. Lying only 1 hours drive from the M25, ‘High-Hoe’ in the East of Mersea Island is the perfect escape from the stresses of the modern world.

A very old dwelling that almost fell down, it has been rescued, lovingly restored and modernised. Essentially a thatched cottage in a wood it dates back some 500 years when it started life as a tiny medieval hall.

If you’re looking to escape a hectic life or want a romantic break or perhaps just to get away from it all, ‘High Hoe’ is waiting for you!

Chances are you’ll be amazed at the sight of a hunting barn owl or one of the newly introduced red squirrels, see no one other than the occasional walker and be woken only by the wind in the trees or the sounds of nature.

This is secret Essex, remote but accessible and remarkably a range of beaches, shops, pubs and restaurants including the world famous Company Shed, are all within 5 to 15 mins drive.

High Hoe is suitable for up to 3 adults and 2 younger children. A highchair is available on request. There are 2 upstairs bedrooms which have a white washed loft feel and a single bedroom downstairs which has french doors to the lawn. There is one small downstairs wet room. An open plan kitchen and dinning area with double french doors to the garden, gives on to a beamed sitting room and inner hall. Outside is a very private garden and parking for two vehicles.

‘High Hoe’ Cottage is situated at the far end of Shop Lane, the final approach is an passable unmade road adding to the sense of seclusion. The cottage is only 200 metres from the coastal path and Cudmore Grove Country Park lies a further mile along the path.

For further details visit the 'High Hoe' website at www.highhoe-mersea.co.uk

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil & Carol Torr (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2015

About Phil & Carol Torr

Phil is retired with a lifelong interest in antiques, period property and gardens. Carol is a professional artist and teacher. They live in Essex with their 3 children.

Phil & Carol Torr purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Phil & Carol Torr chose Mersea Island

Having lived in Essex for most of our lives we had long been in love with Mersea and it's unique atmosphere and attractions. We were delighted to have a chance to acquire such a beautiful property in one of our favourite places.

What makes this cottage unique

'High Hoe' is at the same time easily accessible and wonderfully secluded. Even at the height of the holiday season it resists the rush and stress of the modern world. You feel so close to nature and the sea and yet only a few minutes walk or drive from all the amenities the island has to offer. High Hoe is suitable both for couples and young families.

Why HomeAway

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Secluded & Picturesque Holiday Cottage on Mersea Island for short & long breaks
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
4

Lovely place to get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at High Hoe Cottage. We found the place to be cosy, clean and well equipped for our needs with a cot and high chair supplied on request. Staying at High Hoe made us feel we were 'away from it all' but with the added benefit of being 5 minutes drive to the centre of town. We particularly enjoyed our daily visit from a gang of grouse? partridge? who would wander around the garden at about 6 o'clock every day and we were lucky enough to see a red squirrel on our last day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed a very lazy 3 nights at Hi Hoe which was very comfortable and well equipped and we will certainly return again in the future

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautifully presented & wonderfully located.

  • 5 of 5

We know Mersea pretty well but never discovered this little gem before. You feel as if you are at worlds end but are only a few minutes from everything. We love all the bustle of West Mersea Hard, The Victory, The Company Shed and all that but within minutes you are totally private with your own quiet space. High Hoe had everything we needed, a dreamy double bed and the kids loved their story book bedroom. The Red Squirrel in the garden was the icing on the cake!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Stansted
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dog & Pheasant Pub
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Brightlingsea foot ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Five Lakes
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Wivenhoe
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
A12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mehalah's Oysters & Ale
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Sea Wall/Coastal path
Car: recommended

200 meters from coastal path, good food in local pub 1 mile away.

Great wine from Mersea Island vineyard and fantastic seafood all within easy reach.

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Prices & Availability

From £92 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mersea Island, Essex

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter/Early Spring
4 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£545
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£595
 
 
Early Summer
23 May 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£625
 
 
High Season Summer
18 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£695
 
 
Late Summer
5 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£595
 
 
Low Season Autumn
1 Oct 2015 - 22 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£545
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£695
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes All payment must be made by cheque or bank transfer
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking.
Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival and to include a refundable good house keeping deposit of £100.
For bookings made less than 7 weeks before arrival the total cost is due immediately.
All payment must be made by cheque or bank transfer
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking.
Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival and to include a refundable good house keeping deposit of £100.
For bookings made less than 7 weeks before arrival the total cost is due immediately.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mersea Island in Essex

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - One small downstairs wet room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sloping ceiling, loft feel
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Downstairs study/bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed , Sloping ceiling, loft feel, for children only.
  • 3 Bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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