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Come & Experience Life, Right On The Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Beachfront Chalet On Colne Point Just 2 Hours From Central London.

If you are looking to get away from it all, this might be just what you are looking for!

A self-catering holiday at The Safe House offers you clean, comfortable and suitably appointed accommodation at a remote and private beach front location * with uninterrupted sea views, complete peace and tranquility, stunning skyscapes and nature all around you.

It offers guests a solitude that is becoming increasingly harder to find without significant travel cost and effort, only 2 hours from Central London on the Essex sunshine coast.

A stroll along the deserted beach, watching a stunning sunset, listening to the birds settling in for the night can give you the feeling that you are the only people on the planet and it will leave you with unforgetable memories.

After dark on clear nights, the milky way is clearly visible to the naked eye given the low level of light pollution in the area. If you are lucky to be there during an astral event such as a meteor shower, it can be spectacular.

It is quite simply wonderful, if you appreciate the finer things in life.

A real tonic for the mind, body and soul!

The property was built on the highest point on Beach Road, Lee-Over-Sands, level with the top of the sea wall, by a past honorary coast guard. It was built as a shelter for sailors cast ashore on local beaches by shallows, difficult tides and weather conditions, who had no idea where they had come ashore due to its remoteness. It became known locally as The Safe House.

The Safe House is situated in a unique location which will appeal to people who love nature or are simply seeking solitude and tranquillity, away from the madding crowd. It is next to the Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserve on Colne Point which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Access to the beaches and the wildlife reserve is restricted to residents both permanent and temporary (so our guests are welcome) and members of the EWT, so could be described as an exclusive experience. The beaches are a mix of sand banks and shingle. Beachcombers find plenty to interest them, fisherman occasionally cast from the shore and bird watchers marvel at the rich diversity of bird life.

Rush hour here occurs twice a day when the tide ebbs and flows!

Come and imbibe ...

* Access to the property can be temporarily restricted for a couple of hours either side of the very highest tides, during the new & full moon lunar cycles.

More Details

Property Manager
Lynne Pickup
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017

What makes this chalet unique

Beachfront location with uninterrupted sea views

Stunning sky scapes, sunrises and sunsets

Isolation, solitude, complete peace and quiet

Nature & wildlife literally on the doorstep

2 miles of (often) deserted beach




Guestbook comments from the manager

Jaywick, Essex

Thank you.

Had a lovely stay. Everything perfect. Loved the peace and quiet.

Lovely sunrise and stormy night.

Will stay again xxx
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Lee-over-Sands in Saint Osyth

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Double Wardrobe, Chest of Drawers, Bedside Cabinet, Z-Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Walk in wardrobe, Chest of drawers, Bedside cabinet
  • All quoted prices are for up to 4 guests plus the use of a travel cot for a baby, if required. The use of the z-bed is for child use only and will incur an additional charge of £25.00 GBP per stay.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Come & Experience Life, Right On The Beach!
average rating of 4.5 based on 37 reviews

A stunning view

  • 4 of 5

Very nice the view.And the weather was nice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for leaving us a review :-) We are always delighted to receive news that our guests have enjoyed their Safe House experience, particularly in good light. This part of the country is officially the driest part of the UK and has some of the highest hours of sunshine annually. Thank you for staying at our little beach retreat. We hope to welcome you back soon. With best wishes Lynne & Paul
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  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the peace and quiet at the safe house unfortunately we had a very wet week and found the decking could be slippery but overall we found everything satisfactory. We did find the pot holes a pain they could do with filling in, hope to go again when the sun shines.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick Thank you very much for your review. We were very sorry to hear you had such poor weather during your stay. Historically, Lee-Over-Sands has been one of the driest places in the UK with some of the highest sunshine hours annually but, it has been very wet this year, possibly as a result of the El Nino effect. Those guests who have received our recent newsletter will be aware of our plans to replace the existing deck with a durable and sustainable recycled composite one shortly. These new materials are designed to be tough, durable and to significantly reduce slip hazard in wet conditions, not to mention their eco- credentials. The unsurfaced track, particularly on the beach side, has deteriorated recently as a result of tidal activity and increased traffic due to the construction of 101 Beach Road. Now that construction is complete, the 'Beach Roaders' are planning remedial work to improve the surface. We hope you will return again and see The Safe House in full sunshine, with a new deck, accessed by a less bumpy road. We will naturally keep you and all our past guests posted of developments in future newsletters. With best wishes Lynne & Paul
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I spent two nights at the Safe House, while visiting our Grandchildren in Clacton. The Safe House was our idyllic haven, manna from heaven. Lynne and Paul have made sure that you have everything you could possibly need, and everything was spotlessly clean. The description of the property is exact. We only saw one other person around making it one of the most peaceful places we have ever stayed. The weather wasn't the best but that did not detract from our time spent there.

I have to admit on the drive down beach road I did wonder where we were going, as it is not one of the most picturesque roads, but on arriving and entering The Safe House , then opening the sittingroom door , we both let out a gasp at the view. To get up to that view every morning was a tonic for the soul. Sitting on the deck at all times of the day and watching the different birds was wonderful, for which the binoculars and bird books you supplied came in very useful.

Thank you so very much Lynne and Paul for allowing us the privilege of spending time in your amazing home. We will be returning, and hopefully very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen Thank you so much for your amazing review and for looking after our little beach retreat. We are always delighted when the place meets with such warm approval. The description of your feelings and experience is exactly how we feel. The approach road once you get over the sea wall gives you no clues as to what treasures and pleasures lie ahead. I am hoping to join the 'Beach Roaders' road crew later on in the year to work on the approach road. It won't make it much more picturesque but will make access more comfortable along our bumpy track. We are sorry you didn't have the best weather during your stay and hope you get some 'sparklers' when you return. Lynne & I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Our warmest wishes and thanks to you both!
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Excellent, not to be missed. Beautiful quiet location in a lovely beech house

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for a short break but will definitely be booking for longer next time. The house is well looked after and we really enjoyed spending time looking at the sailing boats and birds with binoculars and looking up the different birds in the bird book (which was in the safe house) we had lovely weather and it really felt like we were abroad. The owners (Paul and Lynne) were excellent with correspondence before we left and nothing was too much trouble. We have a young daughter and the travel cot and high chair were out ready for us on our arrival and everything was very clean. Thank you Paul and Lynne for a excellent stay

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katherine Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Lynne & I were delighted that you enjoyed your short break at The Safe House and the weather was so good while you were there. We know that being abroad feeling well. On those 'sparklers' as we call them, where the sunlight is bouncing off the sea it gives you that feeling. We have often thought on such days, if there were palm trees at the top of the beach you could be in the Caribbean! It is quite wonderful. We are really glad you used and enjoyed the reference books. We also have books on flora that will help you identify the rather unusual plant life out there and some astronomy books for star gazing on clear nights. The Milky Way is visible to the human eye in staggering detail on clear nights because of the lack of light pollution. Maybe something for your return ... Thank you for enjoying and looking after our little place. We look forward to welcoming you back. With best wishes Paul & Lynne
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Beautiful, Magical, Amazing, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet is very clean, warm, well furnished, the kitchen is well stocked, all essentials are there. The views are amazing, totally uninterrupted from all angles and never the same twice. We enjoyed exploring the beach and this unique area. So peaceful here, we came home totally refreshed.....and are planning our next visit already! Highly recommend if, like us, you go away to "get away from it all", have quality quiet time together and un-wind.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tolle aussergewöhnliche Lokation in einem noch unberührten Fleckchen

  • 4 of 5

Liebevoll hergerichtete FeWo in einem Naturschutzgebiet. Ausstattung bestens -die Betten sind 1 A und die Einrichtung lässt kaum Wünsche übrig. wer Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit liebt und gerne Teil der Natur sein möchte ist hier gut aufgehoben..

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martin & Christa Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Safe House Experience. Lynne & I were delighted you had a great time there and had some lovely weather during your stay. We look forward to your return, to continue your exploration of the area or simply stay put any enjoy the peace and tranquility on the nature reserve. Our thanks and best wishes to both of you. Lynne & Paul
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St Osyth
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Clacton Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Great Bentley
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
St. Osyth
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Water Ski
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Lee-over-Sands, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017 & New Year 2018
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

(1) All prices quoted include all service and utility costs (council tax, housekeeping, electricity, water, and sewerage) plus, the provision of bed linen for 1 x double bed and up to 2 x single beds, plus, a bath mat, a hand towel for each guest and a tea towel, for up to 4 guests plus, a baby. (our standard occupancy)
(2) We can provide a travel cot but, we do not provide cot linens.
(3) There is a Z-bed at the property that can accommodate 1 additional child for which there is an additional charge of GBP £25.00 per stay to cover the provision of bedding and additional laundry cost.

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