Luxury Mersea cottages

luxury mersea cottagesLuxury Mersea cottages offer the opportunity to explore this delightful corner of Essex in style. The island of Mersea, with its olde-worlde charm and oyster shacks, is one of the best-kept secrets of the English coastline. Nestling in the estuaries of the Blackwater and Colne rivers, it is connected to the mainland via a causeway which disappears at high tide. There are two distinct halves to the island – East and West Mersea – the economy of the former dependant on agriculture and the latter on tourism. There is evidence that visitors have used the island as a place to recharge their batteries since Roman times.

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However, unlike neighbouring Clacton and Southend on the mainland, the island has been careful to preserve its identity and – apart from the colourful huts on west Mersea Beach – has avoided many of the trappings normally associated with traditional seaside resorts.
Sailing is a popular pastime here, contributing to the island economy. Every August during Mersea Week, boats compete to sail around the island helped over the causeway by volunteers. There is also a food and drink festival during May which celebrates, among other things, the island’s oysters and the wines and beers produced by its family-owned vineyard and brewery.
Cudmore Grove Country Park, in East Mersea, is a popular place to stroll and take in the sea air while the island’s muddy creeks and salt marshes are popular with bird-watchers.
From luxury cottages Mersea, and its many attractions, provide the perfect antidote to stressful modern living.

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Stokers Loft West Mersea Essex Check availability Stokers Loft, West Mersea, Essex
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £359709 per week * Ref: GCG7464
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: No * Star rating: 4

Stokers Loft is located in West Mersea just 20 yards from the sea, this delightfully converted property offers fantastic views from its upstairs living area. Mersea Island have been described as the ‘New Brittany'. You can sample famous seafood in rustic family run restaurants such as the Company ...