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

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Elizabeth Montague-Black.

Speaks English
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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

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
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Elizabeth Montague-Black.

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2009
Speaks English
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Lee over Sands, United Kingdom

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Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 46 reviews
business
Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p733662
Lee over Sands Essex
5

wonderful

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
because there are so many wonderful reviews on here it is rather difficult to write anything different! the holiday was a treat for my 60th birthday I must have spent nearly all day looking for somewhere to stay, but every time I would come back to the beach house I was drawn to it and it certainly exceeded all my expectations.it is isolated just how we love it wonderful sea views just how we love it .
the description of the property cant do it justice until you have been there.when we got there the place was spotless with a homely feeling.the customer service was brilliant the owner couldn't do enough to make you feel welcome.its the little extras like the packet of biscuits the milk in the fridge the facilities dab radio ipad dock the binoculars everything you could possibly need in the kitchen equipment the spare wellies we took our own ,the games books dvds tourist information all there.
would I recommend ,of course I would its the best place I have ever stayed in.it was a dream short break everything I could ask for.
just like to thank the owner for letting other people enjoy the house and its surroundings and the wonderful customer service she provided
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p733662
Lee over Sands Essex
5

Fantastic house; amazing location.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
This was exactly what we were looking for - a characterful and most unusual house in a fantastic isolated wild location - who knew such places existed in Essex ? The weather just added to the atmosphere. Again many thanks for making all the arrangements so easy.
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It is incredible that the house is in the 'middle of nowhere' but so close to London. Let's hope that the Essex Sunshine Coast lives up to its name for your next stay! Thank you again and all good wishes.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p733662
Lee over Sands Essex
5

A wonderful week at the beach house

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
The beach house is incredible. The surrounding area is breath-taking.

The family stayed for one week and enjoyed exploring, catching crabs, bird-watching and generally enjoying nature.

We'll definitely be coming back next year - we can't wait!
Owner's Response: Dear Daniel and family, Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. You were a pleasure to deal with and I genuinely look forward to your stay next year. All the very best and thank you again.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p733662
Lee over Sands Essex
5

Great and absolutely unique

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
We had a wonderful holiday in this quiet and peaceful beach house. Great times at the beach which we had all for ourselves, paddling up and down the creek and absolutely stunning views. Loved to have breakfast on the terrace with a great view to the creek and behind it the sea shore.

We love it and hope to spend our holidays here again next year.

The Z. family from Dueren, Germany
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p733662
Lee over Sands Essex
5

Lovely beach house getaway

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
We had a lovely time at the Beach House and Safe House, which we booked together for a group of 10 (including a six-year old). It's a superb setting. The weather was fantastic, and a few of us even went for a chilly dip in the sea! On walks near the beach, we saw lizards, Corn Buntings, Avocets, and (for me at least) the first Swallows of the year. Rowing in the tidal creek in the little row-boat was also a highlight.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

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

Rental rates for this holiday house in Lee over Sands, Essex

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Easter
19 Apr 2014 - 2 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
3 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
31 May 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
Standard Tariff
1 Sep 2014 - 22 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
£520
for 4 nights
From
£125
£620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
January Offer
3 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£75
£420
£1,020
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linens per room £20.00

Cancellation Policy

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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:
  • 100 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Bottled Water
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Hob
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
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 at present but we intend to get one eventually so please check back if you require a bath.
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.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Video Library
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Decking
  • Boat ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Garden
  • Deck Chairs
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • churches
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
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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