In a nutshell: Wood burning stove, four poster beds, three bathrooms, outdoor pool, gym, sauna, tennis court. This group of holiday cottages in Essex are in a truly unique setting - forming part of the old village on an exclusive private island on the River Blackwater estuary. The charms of the island are immediately apparent. Enclosed by four miles of beaches and coastline this beautiful island provides an inspirational setting, as a marine sanctuary for an abundant variety of wildlife and rare birds and the only place in England where all five species of English owl can be seen. For more information on Osea Island click here. See all of our cottages on Osea Island. Click here to see all our Essex cottages.
Osea is something special, an exclusive private island retreat situated on the Blackwater at the base of the Thames Estuary conveniently close to central London. Approached by a causeway which was built in Roman times and features in the movie ’Woman in Black’, it is accessible by car at low tide, 4 hours in every 12, there is also a river taxi (extra charges). Surrounded by four miles of beaches and coastline, this beautiful island is a marine sanctuary for an abundant variety of wildlife and rare birds. Andrew Lloyd Webber featured the island as the backdrop for filming the television show, ‘Superstar’, the ITV television show with Jason Donovan, Mel C, Amanda Holden and of course Andrew Lloyd Webber.
With its 350 acres of countryside it offers peace, tranquillity and privacy away from the hustle and bustle. This cluster of cottages, two of which are listed buildings each having its own individual sitting area, evolve around the village which dates back to the 16th century and is at the centre of the island. Osea provides beautifully appointed cottages finished to a very good standard, designed to make your stay a truly unique experience. It has the added benefits of an outdoor heated swimming pool, games room, viewing room, gym, sauna and tennis court. The management can arrange a variety of activities as well as a chef to prepare meals for you (full details on request). If visitors can tear themselves away from the comfort of the cottages a wide variety of attractions invite exploration, The picturesque town of Maldon 5 miles with its pretty quay and quaint shops, Colchester Zoo and Castle, Constable Country, Mersea Island famous for its fish and oysters and Southend for family fun are within an easy drive. Shop and pub on the mainland 3 miles.
Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet.
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