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Navigation Cottage is a listed weather boarded building set back from a sea lock at the mouth of the Blackwater Estuary. Restored London barges and yachts of different sizes and countries come and go every day creating a cosmopolitan environment along the Essex coastline. The back of the cottage opens out to unspoiled marshland and is a pit stop for migrating birds on their way to Africa,Scandinavia or Maldon, depending on their inclination and size.....
The cottage has been modernised to offer a well equipped kitchen. Ingredients from Jacobs farm shop, less than a mile away, sell a great choice of locally produced organic vegetables - supermarkets wait in the wings should you need something more exotic or mass produced. Two shower rooms have been designed to revive you once you have enjoyed a day trip out on the boat, or walk along the sea wall or returned home from the many local attractions. In winter you can unwind in front of a fire or should you wish to stay in touch with the world internet and a Smart TV are at hand.
Navigation cottage was originally built in the late C18th and housed the foremen who worked on the canal. Thanks to their hard work, tonnes of cargo made its way along the waterway developing trade whilst creating an outlet for adventure. The world was everyone's oyster back then and we hope that spirit of exploration and escapism will be revived during your stay at this beautiful pearl of a cottage.