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Northey Island Essex

Bedrooms 5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 10

Northey Island is in the Blackwater Estuary - 2 miles by road from Maldon and a mile at high tide from Heybridge - a fun excursion to the pubs by either sailing or rowing dinghy. The island is approached by car across a causeway - the site of the Battle of Maldon in 991 commemorated in the famous poem. This causeway is covered by sea for four hours out of every twelve.

There are only two houses on the island; the caretakers' cottage and the house which is available for holiday letting. This is an unusual house built by a previous owner, Sir Norman Angell, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, in the 1920's who was great uncle to the present tenants. Sir Norman's nephew gave the island to the National Trust in 1975 to be preserved as a Grade 1 Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the family retains the use of the house also making it available for chosen lets.

The house is built like a tower. Northey Island is totally secluded being about 60 acres at high tide and 400 acres at low tide. Access by the general public is limited, being only by appointment to those whose interests are scientific or educational. Apart from the house and grounds, the 60 acres comprise farmland. The rest is saltmarsh with masses of bird life (Brent Geese from Siberia over winter on the island). There are walks around the sea walls and in the creeks at low tide, the latter being excitingly muddy for the young!

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Alice Everard
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Maldon in Essex

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 5 twins
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Northey Island Essex
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Northey Island - a unique and magical place

  • 5 of 5

As you take the road towards the island, you have no idea what to expect and then driving over the sea wall you see the causeway rising up from the estuary.

The house is quiet magical, with it's magnificent tower where you can see views from every side. When the tide's high, the little white boats zigzag across the channel and elegant barges with their dark red sails move slowly down the estuary.

We got together with old friends, amazed to be staying surrounded by water for the weekend. Lovely walks, good food and great chats - all ended too soon, sad to say goodbye to this very special place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Broadstairs, Kent

Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

I have holidayed at Northey Island with family many times over the past 12 years and would recommend it time and again, we all love it and have a wonderful time. The house has a wonderful olde world relaxed feeling, steeped in history and has always been spotlessly cleaned. What it lacks in the glamour of holidays abroad it more than makes up for in total relaxation and peace. From the moment you reach the causeway, you can literally hear the silence broken only by the sound of the native wildlife. The island is a paradise for children young or older, my 23yr old niece still loves it. They can explore and 'imagine' to their hearts content. When the tide is in you experience a wonderful isolation and freedom to sit and watch the world go by at the waters edge or go sailing/rowing in boats provided. When the tide is out you can completely walk round the island or venture off to do shopping or site seeing, various attractions are within easy reach. Night time brings excitement to the patient - bat watching, fantastic. If you never holiday anywhere else you really should go to Northey Island.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Maldon, Essex

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

NOTE: From January 1 2017 the following rates have been agreed. For Bank Holidays and Easter (4 nights) from Friday p.m. to Monday a.m. £1200. Peak Season from 1 July to 12 September only week lettings accepted from Friday p.m. to following Thursday a.m. £1500. Christmas and New Year (five nights) £1800. All other times weekends from Friday p.m. to Monday a.m. £900. Flexibility always considered: please contact Alice Everard (01279 722272; alicegeverard@talktalk.net).

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