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“A very enjoyable stay in a picturesque spot”
Island cottage
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Island cottage
Causeway and jetty at low tide
View of Island cottage
Friendly neighbours
Wildlife on the saltings
Lake at the west end of the island.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, England

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Henry1812
Holt
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A very enjoyable stay in a picturesque spot”
Reviewed May 9, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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The five of us spent an excellent weekend here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house is well-equipped, comfortable and set in a splendid location. For a quiet, peaceful and secluded weekend - or longer stay - it's an ideal spot, although one has to be aware of the tide timings. (The owners are very helpful with this, as in all other matters.) Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The setting
Liked least: Not applicable!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 5, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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Liked best: Welcoming hosts, horses, pigs and sheep, canoeing, space and freedom
Liked least: Can't think of anything really. Even the causeway was an adventure!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Nellynood...
Redhill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A real escape......and a special place”
Reviewed January 3, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
1
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We stayed at the cottage over the New Year weekend with two other couples, my 10 year old and an 18mth old. We wanted a cosy getaway for relaxing, eating and the odd walk.....and we got it!
The cottage is lovely with a wood burning stove, simple and tasteful decor and great views over the countryside. The layout was great, good sized hall (flagstone floor) large enough for all our wellies and coats; good kitchen with everything you could be need; a lovely dining room with a big wooden table easily large enough for 8 people! The lounge is also a good size with a wood burning stove and lots of DVDs, games and books. Upstairs are 3 good sized rooms and a large bathroom, having the one toilet may be a problem for some people but it didn't seem to bother us.
The causeway is a bit daunting but with the sun just risen it looked magical driving on what is the sea bed with the sun glistening off the water pools. The island has that east coast bleakness to it and is a bit rough and ready, but that added to its charm.
Waking up to sheep in our "back garden" was wonderful and the walks around the island helped with the New Year hangover! Vicky and her family were very welcoming and even left us a couple of bottles of bubbles for New Year , which was so thoughtful.
Remember to take all you need for your trip if you don't want to leave the island, you can only drive across at low tide. But again this added to the magic of it all. My 10 year old wants to go back every year she had so much fun running around, jumping in puddles and playing with the dogs!

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Liked best: The cosy feel of the cottage.
Liked least: The mattress, could feel the springs. I always take my memory foam topper which helped.
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London
Reviewed October 29, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 21, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: The surroundings
Liked least: the causeway
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 21, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Liked best: scenery, birds, outdoors, isolation, walking
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Sirbalius
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Island isolation- perfect for birdwatchers”
Reviewed July 27, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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We stayed for a weekend in February and came back for our main holiday in July as we loved it so much. The island is a peaceful retreat, very isolated, yet it's in Essex! It's a proper island, access is restricted to low tide and driving across is a real adventure. We spent our time walking, watching birds (including owls, harriers, waders and geese), enjoying the scenery and just chilling out. Oh and we did some Kayaking too! I can't recommend it enough if you want to get away from it all and are happy without easy access to a pub or shops! However it won't suit everyone, read the details on the web site and/or contact the owner before booking.

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Liked best: Total isolation. Amazing birds.
Liked least: We loved everything & have been twice. It gets quite muddy!
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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