Cottage rental on Coast Road, West Mersea, Mersea Island

Mersea Island Cottage Accommodation 


Mersea Island Cottage is situated on the Coast Road in West Mersea just yards from the beach, sea, boats, yachts and fabulous famous fish restaurants. It is a delightful location for a weekend away or self-catering holiday.  This charming 17th century fisherman’s cottage is light and airy with a lovely beach-house feel as it is just yards from the Mersea waterfront. Enjoy views of the salt marshes, beach, houseboats and boats at anchor from the bedrooms or sit in the large garden enjoying the quiet of the peaceful location of West Mersea. Mersea Island is ideal for bird-watching, walking and watersports and is reached by the strood.  Mersea is popular for sailing and famous for its seafood – The Company Shed has a very good reputation with diners travelling miles for its fresh fish, oysters and lobsters. If wanting to stay at home there are delis, shops, farm shops and supermarkets within walking distance. Pubs such as The Victory serve tasty food within a short walk.


If wishing to travel off the island there are many wonderful places to visit including Colchester, Wivenhoe, Constable Country (Flatford Mill/Dedham) and the beautiful countryside in Essex and Suffolk. You can drive to Southwold and Aldeborough and back in a day if you want to see some of Suffolk. The nearby country club offers golf, swimming and a health spa.


Mersea Island Cottage description

Well equipped kitchen with double oven cooker, fridge, washing machine and microwave leading to patio and large enclosed garden. Bathroom with bath and shower over. Dining room with table and chairs for four leading into a comfortable, sunny sitting room with TV including Freeview. A few steep cottage stairs lead to two bedrooms – one double and one twin (2’6” beds). Linen for beds and towels included. Roadside parking. Fully fenced garden. Patio for furniture.

Unsuitable for the infirm, no pets and no smoking.

Mersea Island Location

West Mersea and East Mersea are on the East coast of Essex just 25 minutes from the old Roman town of Colchester. Mersea is known for its oysters and seafood which are farmed locally on the Blackwater Estuary  East Mersea has its own vineyard and brewery creating West Mersea Wine and Beer.

Enjoy the seafood at The Company Shed near the boat hard and anchorage, the West Mersea Oyster Bar and restaurant, Mahalahs, East Mersea and The Coast Inn.  The Victory pub is only a short walk from Island Cottage.  Estuary and beach walks are all around the island.

Festivals and Regattas

West Mersea holds Mersea Week and West Mersea Regatta every year.  East Mersea holds the Food and Drink festival