Welcome to The Sweetshop Cottage on Osea Island - only an hour drive from London. Coastal retreat for 2 (families/kids/1 dog). Featuring 1BR, living area, 1 bathroom + kitchen/diner with amenities. Step out of your front door + walk to the beach, wrapping 4.4 miles around the island. An unspoilt English country village surrounded by rustic gardens/orchards/meadows/ beaches + salt marsh. Take a dip in the pool, have a BBQ or peddle around the Island - Osea will recharge + refresh you.
Welcome to the enchanting Osea Island - the UK’s best kept secret. An idyllic haven of peace and tranquillity basking serenely on the Blackwater Estuary, yet remarkably, an hour’s drive from the city! There are 19 properties across the island, and The Sweetshop is one of our cottages. Step out of your front door and walk a few hundred metres to the beach, wrapping 4.4 miles around the whole island it is the perfect coastal retreat. Accessed via our tidal causeway, Osea Island offers unparalleled privacy and solace. Only 90 minutes outside of London, there is nowhere that could offer a greater sense of escape. Please see below for a full breakdown of what is in the rooms:
1 x double beds
All beds are dressed in hotel-quality linen
Bathroom 1 - Shower
Towels are provided
Comfortable living room with TV
The cosy family kitchen/diner is fully equipped.The kitchen has a hob, oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and cooking equipment.
Please note that Osea Island is entirely self catered with no access to shops or restaurants, therefore please bring lots of food, snacks and drinking water (please note that you will be provided with bottled water)
Free parking is available
1 dog allowed, please note that you will need to bring with you anything your dog requires
Please note that there is Wifi available on the Island and in the communal areas, however this can be temperamental. We think that this is Ideal for switching off and relaxing. Additionally, water pressure can be low at times if there is multiple usage.
On Osea Island you may be forgiven for thinking the 20th Century hasn’t quite yet arrived as access to the island is via an ancient causeway built by the Romans. The enigmatic tidal road opens at every low tide for a period of 3 hours when cars can be driven across. At high tide, there is a river taxi service from the mainland, the boat journey taking about 10 minute. These times change on a daily basis. Upon booking our team will contact you with further information regarding your tidal access window.
OUT AND ABOUT
There are bikes scattered across the island which are free to use on a first come first served basis, as well as a pool table and table football tables that can be found in The Clubhouse. Exploring the island is one of the primary activities our guests enjoy, as it is a fascinating place to get out and about. Other activities such as sailing can be booked in advance upon request, please get in touch if this is something you are interested in. At the centre of the village is the “Clubhouse”, a colonial style former chapel complete with games room, lounge, café and bar facilities which can be booked for family occasions or private dining. The “Clubhouse” also doubles up as a social hub where you can pick up a fishing rod or take a bicycle to go off and explore the far corners of the island. It backs onto large gardens with a heated swimming pool but still remains only a stones’ throw from the beaches and coastline.
Just 13 miles from Chelmsford city centre lies an enchanting island where you can wander miles of private beaches and enjoy the breath-taking scenery. The island, a mile to the east of Northey Island and linked to the mainland by a causeway which is covered at high tide, with 4.5 miles of private beaches, no street lights, traffic and aircraft noise.
The island of today is the best kept secret location if you want to escape from it all. As you travel towards the centre of the island, you come to the village, which has a variety of cottages and 17th century farm buildings, giving you ample choice of accommodation for your stay. From the luxury offered by the large Edwardian Manor House, overlooking the estuary, to cosy cottages further inland located around the charming village centre.
Osea Island is secluded but don't make the mistake of thinking you are all alone. While the milkman doesn't include the island in his round, the postman does, albeit only according to the tide. Rabbits abound, as do butterflies and birds, including every type of British owl. Several thousand dark-bellied Brent geese make a pit-stop here each year. Osea is a heaven for wildlife. For the more active there is a tennis court, a saltwater swimming pool and you can even borrow a bike to cycle around the island. The estuary is also ideal for sailing or fishing, sea bass is especially abound.
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