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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!

More Details

Alice Everard
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 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



This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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