|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Sandy Ridge at Holland-on-Sea is a detached, well-furnished, spacious holiday house, located in a quiet road opposite the beach. A perfect setting for a family holiday by the sea. With its own splendid private outdoor swimming pool and hot tub (available from 1st May 2017), which is surrounded by a patio with garden area giving it a Mediterranean feel on warm summer evenings as the sun sets in the west. There is also a large landscaped lawned garden at the far end of the pool to take in the last rays of the setting sun while enjoying your favourite drink or meal at a large family sized table.Within the property, the living/dining room is complemented by an Edwardian fireplace with coal effect gas fire, original 1920 oak herring bone parquet flooring and French doors. The second family living room is ideal for children as it also has an independent Sky TV box and Playstation3 with a selection of PS3 games. The kitchen enjoys a breakfast table, overlooking the alfresco dining area with patio table and chairs next to the pool. On the first floor, the two master bedrooms both have exceptional sea views from their Juliette balconies, and are fitted with super king size beds and Freeview TVs. There are also two twin bedrooms, one with a superb pool view and the other with far reaching views towards Holland Haven Country Park.To the front of the property, it boasts 180 degrees of breathtaking panoramic sea views from the Juliette balconies to both master bedrooms. The property has south-facing sea views from the dining room and second family room, and also has BT Infinity with unlimited free downloads. Only 55 yards from the front gate you will find a slope to the promenade with beach-side cafe, leading onto an award-winning beach. From there you have far reaching views over the North Sea while looking towards Holland, you may even see on a clear day in the distance Gunfleet Sands Offshore Windfarm which is about 4½ miles out at sea. Very close by is Holland Haven Country Park which is excellent for bird watchers as it is a bird refuge, used by rare migrating birds and is recognised by the RSPB where many twitchers meet to photograph rare species while ambling along numerous footpaths for walkers or hikers.Sandy Ridge is set a comfortable equidistant walk along the promenade, between the seaside towns of vibrant Clacton or the more exclusive Frinton, or stroll along the glorious sandy beaches studded with Victorian style beach huts. Both have a good range of shops and restaurants. Entry to Clacton pier is free, and is just over 2 miles away. The Clacton Air Show is held on Thursday and Friday before the Bank Holiday week in August, the Clacton Triathlon (swim, bike and run) is also running in September and the start/finish line is at Holland Haven. There are two local links golf courses to enjoy, including The Royal Frinton Club. Alternatively the pier at Walton-on-the-Naze is where you can try your hand at sea fishing from the country’s third longest pier. Here you can enjoy a 2-hour guided wildlife boat trip to encounter a breeding population of about 70 harbour seals and grey seals. Step aboard the "Karina" at Foundry Slip in Walton and sail the Hamford Water Nature Reserve as seen on TV (twice daily tides permitting). There are two horse riding schools within 5 miles both offering lessons. The historic medieval town of Colchester with its zoo, castle and excellent shopping, is an easy drive through Essex countryside on the A133, passing the famous Beth Chatto’s Gardens with its own tea room.Sandy Ridge is also situated to enjoy the hidden delights further afield, such as the quaint villages of Lavenham, walk or row from Dedham along the River Stour, or visit picturesque Flatford Mill (Constable Country). Other places of interest include Harwich, 15 miles, Colchester, 18 miles, or Ips...
Absolutely overalled by the spectacular sea views at this house...We was met by the gracious owner, who showed us around and you could see why he was so proud of he's home, it is beautiful inside. The main lounge not only overlooks the sea at the the front, the other end of this large lounge overlooks the swimming and hot tub with a fabulous garden at the end of the pool. There are 2 very large master bedrooms at the front with superking beds, and 2 twin bedrooms...there is a second large lounge with a play station and seperate Sky box, which was great for the kids...In all a fantastic time and would highly recommend this beautiful sea fronting holiday house.
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