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Traditional 1930s cottage, sleeps up to 7 + cot

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom 1930s cottage, sleeps up to 7 + cot, large garden with boat storage

Sunrays is a lovely traditional cottage situated in a quiet avenue location close to all local amenities including shops, restaurants, the anchorage and the beach.

The property is a single storey 2 bedroom cottage built in the early 1930s, keeping most of its original features including dark wood panelling and stripped floorboards.

While keeping its most original features, we have recently renovated it with all new furniture, a brand new kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, new bedding etc etc.

Clean linen and towels are provided, which means you don't need to bring your own bedding and towels! High chair and cot can also be provided. All free of charge!

Free wifi is provided!

Pets are welcome!

Bedroom 1: Original double bed (with new mattress) with spare pull out single bed beneath, travel cot, wardrobe space and chest of drawers

Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe space and French doors leading to rear garden

Lounge: two 3 seater settees, 1 double bed settee, 40” TV with built in Freeview, DVD player with a choice of CDs and DVDs

Kitchen/Diner: Large dining room table and chairs (seats 8), washing machine, dishwasher, free standing electric fan oven, 50/50 fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board.

Bathroom: The property has a small bathroom which has a W/C, basin , a bath, and in-bath shower.

The cottage also has on display local art work which is available for purchase.


The property boasts a large garden with mature trees. It has a charcoal BBQ, garden table and chairs, parasol, deck chairs and a washing line.

There is adequate boat storage at the front of the property.

checkin time: 4PM, checkout time: 10AM.

More Details

Property Manager
Crispin /Jennifer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Chinese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 January, 2017


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Traditional 1930s cottage, sleeps up to 7 + cot
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

long weekend in Essex with family

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on this unusual island. We liked the proximity to the shops and eating places. The cottage was comfortable and warm but could do with a new mattress in the master bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, good to hear you enjoyed the stay, and sorry to hear about the mattress, I am happy to get this replaced straight away - apologies, this is the first I have heard of this issue, everything in the house is new as of last year, but obviously the mattress has not fared well, so no trouble at all to replace it, Kind regards, Crispin and Jennifer
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Lovely stay in chaming cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Sunrays, which is charming and well equipped. Thanks to Shelley, the manager, for her attentiveness and quick support when required. Garden could be really lovely with a bit of work, but this was only a very minor downside to a fantastic week. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sunrays! The garden is very big so is tricky to manage, but we hear what you say and are organising for professional gardeners to come in this week to really take it to the next level!
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Traditional cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5 including two teenagers and have just returned from a week staying in sun rays.

The cottage was very well equipped they seemed to have thought of everything ! We found it spotlessly clean and all bedding and towels were very clean and there were plenty of them . The cottage is in a great location for exploring the island in a lovely tree lined road.

My only negative point would be the exterior it needs a little TLC and the garden seemed a little neglected could be beautiful as its a lovely size and has some great fruit trees but not much else.

We had a very enjoyable stay and would love to return next year .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place, spotlessly clean, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 3 night stay in this characterful house. The beds and linen are comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, and the whole place was spotlessly clean. The garden area could be smartened up a bit but why hang around in the garden when the gorgeous West Mersea quayside is just 10 minutes walk away?

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, cosy and homely. It has everything you could possibly need. We stayed there with our 3 children. They thoroughly enjoyed their stay and there was plenty of room for the whole family. It is a perfect and beautiful place to stay on this enchanting island.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we really love the fact that you and your family had a wonderful time at Sunrays
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Great times were had by all!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to stay on the atmospheric Mersea Island. We ate delicious fresh seafood at the West Mersea oyster bar and Company Shed, enjoyed drinks at the Victory pub and even managed a day trip to clacton. The cottage is well positioned and well stocked, a very comfortable place to stay. Many thanks for a great weekend away!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a great stay!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mersea Island


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20
Cleaning £10

longer term rental is welcome. Please contact us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Colchester in East of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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