St Elmo cottage close to safe family friendly beach and water sports

St Elmo, 35 Melrose Road, West Mersea, Essex

Bedrooms - 3

Sleeps - 5

Bathrooms - 2

Pets welcome - 1

St Elmo
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St Elmo self catering for 5
family sandy beach at St Elmo

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St Elmo Cottage in West Mersea, Essex - 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5

We offer a discount for 2 guests booking to rent the house for a week or more - please enquire. Self-catering prices for 2024 are £550-850. No children under 5.

St Elmo is situated 10 miles from Colchester in the centre of West Mersea on the unique Mersea Island. Mersea Island is only 60-90 minutes away from the North Sea crossing ports of Harwich and Felixstowe and the same time heading south to the Channel Tunnel. Day trips to London are only 45 minutes by train from Colchester and the renown shopping centres of Lakeside and Bluewater (50 and 60 miles) are well within reach. The famous University city of Cambridge is approximately 1 hours drive.

The safe, secure, low crime locality is coupled with high sunshine and low rainfall figures to provide you with the chance to explore this protected area of outstanding natural beauty in the Blackwater estuary.

A safe, sandy beach is family friendly and water sports are abundant. The small Mersea fishing fleet, added to the world-famous oysters, prove the perfect introduction to the 'Company Shed', featured on many TV programmes by famous chefs.

A true Roman town, Colchester is the oldest on record in the UK with its Norman castle and respected museums good enough for any sightseer. The Mercury Theatre, cinemas, swimming pools, roller skating and much, much more are all on offer here. This multi-cultural University town has an abundance of restaurants and eateries offering food from around the World.

Only 30 minutes drive away is Dedham/Flatford Mill in Beautiful Constable Country. Other visitor attractions include Colchester Zoo, Town Museum and Leisureworld only 15 minutes away. The famous holiday resort of Clacton-on-Sea is worth a visit (30 miles)and nearer to hand is the Five Lakes Hotel, Golf and Country Club, ideal for a round of golf and followed by some relaxation. This lovely Essex self-catering accommodation is ideally situated to explore East Anglia as well as enjoy day trips to London - perfect for an English holiday


This self-catering chalet bungalow has a block paved drive and fully enclosed rear garden. The interior has been newly refurbished with high quality furnishings. There is a large and spacious kitchen with a separate dining area which has French doors out onto the patio. The comfortable sitting room and the twin bedroom are also on the ground floor along with the cloakroom/WC. Upstairs is a double bedroom with ensuite showeroom, a single bedroom and the family bathroom.

Please note that this property is unsuitable for disabled and those with restricted mobility

What's included

Heating and electricity are included in the rental price. All bed linen and towels are provided. One dog allowed free, additional with a small charge.


Take the A12 to Colchester then the B1025 to West Mersea. St Elmo is situated in the centre of the village.

This Essex holiday accommodation is available for rent all year. Change over day is Friday, check in time after 4pm and check out by 10am. Short breaks are available and there is a reduction for 2 people.

To book this very comfortable East Anglian holiday home, select your start date and click the enquiry button to check availability

Self-catering features

  • Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single)
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2 (1 ensuite)
  • Flat-Screen TV, DVD, Stereo
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Full gas central heating
  • Newly refurbished interior
  • High quality furnishings
  • Full enclosed rear garden
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • No smoking
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Dogs welcome (1 dog allowed free, additional dogs with a small charge)
  • Colchester 10 miles
  • Stanstead Airport - 40 miles
  • Nearest station - Colchester 12 miles
  • Pubs and restaurants within half a mile
  • Golf Courses - 5 miles
  • Local shops
  • Country Park
  • Bird sanctuaries
  • Beaches
  • Clacton-on-Sea - 30 miles
  • Horse riding - local
  • Colchester Zoo

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