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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

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!

More Details
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
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 51 reviews
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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
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: 05-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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 house, next to sea, views of birds and sky

  • 5 out 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: 03-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning sea views on the Essex Sunshine Coast under two hours from London!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p733662
Lee over Sands Essex
4

Wonderfully peaceful and homely

  • 4 out 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: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 very relaxing stay

  • 5 out of 5
The Beach house is great to stay in. We felt immediately at home in the cosy atmosphere. The kitchen provided everything we needed and we loved to cuddle up in the sun room which has stunning views. We also enjoyed our walks on the beach. Thank you for providing such a great holiday home. We definitely will come back.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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

Stunningly Beautiful....

  • 5 out of 5
The Beach House was all it said on the tin...and more! A wonderfully equipped and clean beach house with stunning views and complete silence except for the amazing variety of sea birds. We were lucky to have brilliant sunshine all week, we paddled across the creek to the deserted beach, collected shells, and lay on the sand just relaxing the time away...A great place to come to get away from it all, read some books and do nothing!
If you want to venture out (I doubt you will!) Battlesbridge Antique Centre is less than an hour away and good for a browse, also the Museum of Power at Langford is interesting.
Elizabeth the manager and Ottilie the owner were extremely helpful before and during our stay.
I heartily recommend the Beach House to anybody, you wont be disappointed!

The Carters
  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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
  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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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Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£600
 
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
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
£1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
30 May 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
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

Facilities

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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
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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