Cottage In a quiet lane a stones throw from the sea with an enclosed garden.
E L Jordan
About E L Jordan
I was born on Mersea Island and moved away with my family when my father got a job in Kent where I still live. I married my Irish husband after meeting at a sailing event in Scotland and passed on my love of the island and sailing on the River Blackwater - he thinks that the water gets clearer every year he visits! We have three children who enjoy their holidays in different ways, dingy sailing, fishing and crabbing being at the top of the list as well as cycling (do bring bikes if you can, we try to park and cycle the whole time we're here). We have two dogs who love the beach and the sea wall, it's possible if you are keen walkers to walk around the whole island, it's 13 miles.
E L Jordan purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why E L Jordan chose Colchester
The Cabin is in the perfect location as it is on a very quiet Lane with minimal traffic with the sea lapping on to the road at the bottom at high tide. The Dabchicks Dinghy Club is also at the bottom of The Lane, the Yacht Club is 3 minutes walk.The Company Shed which is either eat in or take away seafood (3 minutes walk). The Coast Inn offering morning coffee and homemade cakes, lunches, afternoon cream teas or evening dinner (6 minutes walk). The Victory Inn has traditional pub food in a waterfront setting (8 mins walk), The Oyster Bar serves quality fish, shellfish and oysters (also 8 mins). There is also 'The Art Cafe' in the village which does a great breakfast and I believe lunches also, coffee and cake, this is a longer walk, probably 15 minutes? Tesco's Local is also 15 minutes walk although we usually cycle.
What makes this Cottage unique
For a small fee you can have use of the two man kayak but please bring your own wetsuits and life jackets. I am a painter and have work in the cottage which is available to buy as a Mersea momento.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect holiday house
This is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The house is so comfortable, well equipped, cosy and welcoming. Extra touches for dogs were much appreciated too. It's location is great - a couple of minutes from the waterfront for walks and seafood. We loved it and hope to return.
Met all our expectations great little cottage 2 adult 2 teenage girls room enough for all heating warm shower great
Perfect location with parking. Home-from-home comforts.
Lovely coastal town - great walks and fab seafood
Great place to stay for a week. Very peaceful and the cabin had everything we needed. It was warm and cosy and great place to chill after a long walk along the beach. Back entrance to garden and hosepipe ideal for washing down sandy dogs before taking them inside. West Mersea is lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our daily walk along the beach. The Lane is a great location as very quiet yet only 2 mins from the sea front and the only a few more minutes walk to lovely pub/seafood cafe....The Coast Inn and both seafood cafes along the front are fab but my favourite was Mehalahs - a 5 min drive from the Cabin - where the seafood was the best I’ve ever had. A truly relaxing break :-)
Delightful cottage in lovely location
Well appointed cottage in good location for the seafood restaurants and walks along the estuary. Added bonus of enjoying owner’s paintings. Thank you.
I booked this house for two nights with my three kids. The house is very well presented, tastefully decorated with everything you need supplied. It also has a small garden which catches the sun. The best thing about this house is the location, it is situated on an old lane with ancient cottages that gives it so much charm. It’s a stone’s throw from the waterfront marina which has many fantastic seafood restaurants and a great pub, The Coast Inn.
We booked a private kayaking lesson with Mark from Mercy Island watersports, it was great fun kayaking around saltmarshes.
We also hired bicycles and cycled around the island which is the best way of seeing the area.
We also had picnics on the beach which was lovely. The beach is clean and does not get too busy. There are also some beach huts which you can hire.
All in all it was great short break on Mersea Island and can’t wait to go back.
Thank you for your lovely review, I’m glad that you enjoyed the house and the area as much as we do! Please come back soon.....
Walking through Colchester is a walk through 2000 years of Britain’s eventful past. If history’s your thing then it’s easy to discover the people, places and finds which make Colchester the place it is today.
But it’s not all heritage. The mix of long history, art, artists and architecture plus a cosmopolitan range of cafés, bars and restaurants in and around the town means there’s more than enough things to do for three or four days.
And there’s serious money being spent on making your visit even better than ever before. The town boasts one of the top 50 museum collections in the country as well as one of the country’s leading contemporary art galleries at Firstsite. The award-winning Castle Museum is an absolute must-see, there’s the town’s much-loved department store, Williams & Griffin, and Castle Park provides a perfect escape just off the High Street.
Why not take a lesson from the Romans and make Colchester your base for a longer stay? And with a great range of accommodation you'll be ideally placed for exploring the surrounding picturesque villages and wide skies of East Anglia, walking in the footsteps of John Constable and enjoying the fruits of the sea on Mersea Island.