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STUNNING SEA VIEWS ON THE ESSEX SUNSHINE COAST UNDER TWO HOURS FROM LONDON!

Elizabeth Montague-Black.

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Elizabeth Montague-Black.

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
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STUNNING SEA VIEWS ON THE ESSEX SUNSHINE COAST UNDER TWO HOURS FROM LONDON!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Lee over Sands - Beach House Hideaway

Three bedroom house right across the creek from a beautiful beach.

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!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth Montague-Black. (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful stay in the Beach House and didn't want to leave! To be so close to the sea was something we have been searching for for years and now that we have found this lovely retreat we hope to return. A fantastic place with uninterrupted views in which to relax and get away from it all. What a gem!
Aug 2012
  • 1 of 16
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 54 reviews
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Had a relaxing time and look forward to coming again.

Ideal to take in the views whilst reading a good book or for exploring the nature reserve and great beach. If you want to go further afield best you don't expect much from Jaywick, Seawick or Clear Point though.

We miss the great view, birdlife and stars at night.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

NEW YEAR at the Beach House

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, we all were very lucky, that we have booked it. We booked it for one week, over New Year. In this week we have had very good weather, so that we did some walks on the beach. The house it self is very good, in all points, kitchen, sleeping-rooms, bath and last but not least the upper sunroom. We always talked about the "Captain's Deck". In the whole week we used the TV only once, for the NEW YEAR count down and our traditional "Dinner for one" film, that is original from the UK and in Germany the "must" for NEW Years evening. This was the only time, that we have used the TV, there was so much to see from the "Captains Deck". Never the less, if we were on the deck or down in the living room, there was always someone standing at the window and watching the wildlife. For this time of the Year, the house was very cosy. We were in nature.

Many thanks to to whole team for making it feel perfect, especially thanks to Belinda.

A good place to enjoy the coast of Essex.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Remote and Essex in the same heading

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at the house for a long weekend. Despite very miserable weather, the house was comfy, warm and well equipped. Plenty of opportunity to watch birds and so peaceful.. would love to come again in summer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here, and so did our young children. It was peaceful and watching the tides come and go was very relaxing. I'd thoroughly recommend it.

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

lovely house, next to sea, views of birds and sky

  • 5 of 5

The listing is really accurate, just that in reality the beach house is even better than it sounds. All the pre visit instructions and information including tide tables were really accurate & very easy to follow! Everything worked exactly as described. When we got there the house was warm and welcoming and we immediately felt relaxed and happy there. We deliberately brought everything we'd need to besiege ourselves and not have to approach the wider world until the end of our stay, albeit unfortunately on this occasion a very short stay! I will definitely be returning, and even if I stayed for longer I'd try to bring everything I needed so I wouldn't have to venture out into wider civilisation! This is a magical house where you can stand on the sun deck and watch barges with brown sails seem to effortlessly glide right past the eyeline,, , between the land and the sea . Wading over the creek to get to the huge beach is a joy...the birds are fantastic, it's as if you are a guest in their home too, whether or not you know their names. Once on the beach you can revel in rock pools, sand, shingle banks & oysters, even in October...This is an all weather house I think. Even in the rain just sitting inside there are great views from almost every window, specially the sun lounge, and it is a great place to read, or draw, or just curl up, or play scrabble. The house was really clean and welcoming when we arrived, with a tea tray laid out for us with biscuits as well. There was excellent communication before our visit, internet access was provided and I just can't think of anything that could be better.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Wonderfully peaceful and homely

  • 4 of 5

A homely, welcoming and very clean and well maintained property with real character, in a peaceful setting two miles from the main road, with beautiful marshland views and panoramic sea views from the top deck. The owner is easily contactable and is very friendly and helpful, providing very clear instructions about locating and using the property including tidetables as during particularly high tides access to the property may be briefly delayed. We loved the walks immediately from the house which is adjacent to a nature reserve and delighted in watching the bird life on the creek and exploring the neigbouring villages and small towns. For those seeking traditional seaside entertainment Clacton is only 7 miles away and it also is an efficient shopping venue, but don't bother with Retail Outlet just outside. Brighlingsea nearby has various interesting events at different times of year. We really enjoyed watching the fishing smack and sailing barge races from there to Clacton one morning. We had excellent views from our top deck with the binoculars, one of a number of thoughtful touches kindly provided by the owner. We had a really wonderful week and have enthused about it to all our friends. We want to go back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Sailor Boy
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Miller's Barn Golf Park
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Red Lion
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Water ski-ing!
Car: recommended

We think the main attraction is the walking, beach-combing, bird-watching or simply enjoying the peace and quiet. It's a pleasant 30 minute stroll along the grassed sea wall or beach to Jaywick (with its famous sands) and the same again to the typically English seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea, or you can drive in about twenty minutes. St Osyth is a charming village with unpretentious local pubs and restaurants or you can go further afield to Beth Chatto Gardens or the ancient city of Colchester with all its sights and facilities. Nearer you have the traditional seaside resort of Clacton with its pier, shops, restaurants and amusements.

Bird-watching is excellent. We know nothing yet about our feathered friends but regularly see quail, partridges (who scamper up to the house) and pheasants as well as a beautiful barn owl who comes out during the late afternoon sometimes.

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Prices & Availability

From £79 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Lee over Sands, Essex

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Special Offer
25 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£198
for 2 nights
From
£99
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Half Term
23 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
6 Jun 2015 - 24 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
25 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
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2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lee over Sands in Essex

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is compact and the shower is the original 1980 one - it is not very glamorous but actually works well. There is no bath in the house at the moment; the eventual plan is to remodel the house and add another bathroom. If you want us to let you know when the house has a bathroom as well as a shower room please get in touch now to be added to our contact list. Good-quality towels and bed linen can be provided at a cost of £20 per room as well as a household pack consisting of bath mat, hand towel and tea towels for £10 (to cover our laundering service costs).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • The two double bedrooms have washbasins and fitted wardrobes. The third bedroom has a bunk bed with two single beds and a chest of drawers and small wardrobe. There is a travel cot available as well by prior arrangement. Good-quality towels and bed linen can be provided at a cost of £20 per room as well as a household pack consisting of bath mat, hand towel and tea towels for £10 (to cover our laundering service costs).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Due to insurance stipulations, and the fact that the house is made of wood!, smoking in or anywhere near the property is banned. The house is thoroughly cleaned between stays and there is also an Essa air cleaner and dehumidifier in the house to improve the air quality (indoors - outdoors is pure sea air!). Heating is via plug-in electric radiators which are efficient at heating the house, especially with the shutters closed. The house warms up quickly as it is well-insulated but the floor is the last thing to warm up so we recommend slippers.
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