check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

By the sea and surrounded by fields, ideal for those who want to escape reality

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

Description

Lee-over-Sands Chalet Rental Photos and Description

A comfortable holiday home, 2/3 bedrooms, all mod cons and no added extras.

Our family have owned Humperdink, our cottage, since 1965 and we have recently brought it into the 21st century, retaining its charm and character while adding some new creature comforts, including gas central heating with radiators and running hot water (which is a first for us never having this luxury at our cottage before!) to make any stay a memorable and pleasurable whatever the weather, or time of year.

We have no hidden extras with our home, bed linen, towels, tea towel and cleaning are all included in the price. All pillows and mattresses have protector covers.

The surrounding area is fields, however the river, sea and beach are just over the sea wall, where you can walk and enjoy the views, swim in the summer or you can stay at our cottage, sit in the front garden watching the sheep in the field opposite or sit on the patio on the comfy rattan chairs at the back of the property and listen to the wildlife right on your doorstep, away from the hustle and bustle of reality.

The cottage has two bedrooms upstairs, one with a wooden Kingsize bed that has views to the sea and a second bedroom with a wooden double bed, as well as a single bed, so this room can actually sleep three. This room has spectacular views across the fields and also to the sea, where you can see the Wind Turbines near Clacton.

There is a room downstairs, at the back of the property, that can either be a bedroom or a playroom. This room has french doors which open out onto a decking area, complete with rattan chairs and a table, all ready for you to enjoy your meal or drink a la fresco. In the summer you wake on a lovely sunny morning with the sun streaming in, encouraging you to open the patio doors and take in the peace and solitude of the area.

Our cottage has a delightful open living space where you can cook, eat and socialize. There is a new fitted, fully equipped kitchen, with a washing machine, electric oven and hob, slow cooker, George Foreman Grill and microwave. In the living space there is a TV/DVD player/ radio in the comfy sitting area and a dining room table and 7 chairs. The bathroom, again, has been completely revamped with a shower over the bath.

There is 4 G connectivity via a dongle, however, this is not suitable for games playing or for downloading films.

The unique location on the Essex coast, which incidentally is one of the driest places in the UK, is adjacent to the Essex Wildlife Trust EWT (www.essexwt.org.uk) reserve on Colne Point which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) affording habitat for many different birds both resident and migratory. As a guest you are allowed access to the beaches and wildlife reserve, which could be described a very exclusive experience as only members and residents are usually allowed.

London is only 2 hours away by car and there is a main train station at Colchester which is approximately 20 mins away from Humperdink. However, there are smaller train stations at Gt Bentley and Clacton.

The nearest village is St Osyth and it's only about an hour away by foot or ten minutes by car. Clacton, Frinton, Walton, Brightlingsea and Colchester are all, at the most, thirty minutes away by car offering you a variety of amusements and shops or different beaches.

Escape to our comfy and welcoming Cottage and have a holiday you will always remember, away from the hustle and bustle of reality. The sea air will help you to also have a really good night's sleep.

Don't forget your wellies or binoculars!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Simon Wakefield
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016

About Simon Wakefield

This photo shows quite a few members of my family. We're sitting on the sea wall watching a really really high tide, a memorable experience in April and October with the moon and tide cycles.

Simon Wakefield purchased this chalet in 1965

Why Simon Wakefield chose Essex

The Cottage, as we call it or HUMPERDINK to give it its proper name, has been in our family since the sixties. Four generations have enjoyed many a happy summer holiday, or lazy weekend here. The property has a welcoming charm about it and a very homely atmosphere, away from it all just ready for you to turn back the clock, unwind and be together.

What makes this chalet unique

Beautiful countryside with teaming bird and wildlife. Then over the sea wall is a river that at very high tides floods the marshes giving the area a totally different perspective and the sea, which at low tide reveals the mussel beds. You can enjoy views across to Mersea Island or Bradwell, on a clear day, and watch the various boats out on the Blackwater. Also, the sunsets are spectacular and the clear night skies are full of stars due to the lack of light pollution.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

By the sea and surrounded by fields, ideal for those who want to escape reality
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
4

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Although I used this property for work purposes, I had a lovely stay. The house is in a quite spot not far from the sea. I would recommend this property for a family holiday. I won't forget the stunning sunsets.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree, we stayed with the family last weekend and the sky was as though it was on fire, truly spectacular!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely short break in humperdinck.the cottage was very clean and comfortable. Perfect for seeing wildlife.we saw a barn owl,grass snake and lots of kestrels.lovely walks for the family and our little dog.A muddy walk to the beach after tide had come in,but my grand daughter just took her shoes off and walked through the mud.A little bit of care is needed on the stairs if you are a bit wobbly on your feet.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A quiet, peaceful location very near to a lovely beach. Clean and well eqipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house is very well equipped and was very clean. Communication with the owners was good and they were helpful. The best thing for us was the location right near a beach. The beach was really good. We think it's essentially a private beach for the local houses so it was almost empty and we had it to ourselves. We'd advise you to take old shoes for the walk to the beach because the high tide comes over the path so it gets a bit muddy. We'd recommend this property to anyone who wanted a quiet, peaceful break.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Norwich, Norfolk
5

Cosy cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice in the last year, we love it so much. The house is clean and cosy, and provides all you will need for your stay. Lots of beautiful walks from the house. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. So glad you and the family had an enjoyable stay, the weather was certainly lovely. We're looking forward to spending a few days there with our family in April.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect rural retreat for a quite reliant weekend .

Home fully equipped with everthing you need .

Would like to go back in the summer

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really happy you enjoyed your weekend. You would be very welcome back as during the summer it is just lovely. You would then be able to enjoy it at its full potential!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Beautiful, relaxing weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Humperdink is a gorgeous home away from home! Plenty of space for 5 adults! The house is minutes away from the sea and a short drive into the town where we enjoyed a lovely pub lunch followed by afternoon tea at the local tea shop! We had a wonderful weekend away and Simon and Diana made everything so easy for us from start to finish. Thank you! Definitely recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing break with beautiful surroundings! (Put in the postcode when driving down as it takes you directly there don't worry if you think you've gone too far - you haven't!!)

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It brings a smile to our faces when people enjoy Humperdink as much as we do. Best wishes Diana
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Stanstead
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Red Lion in St Osyth
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Harwich
Nearest Golf
5.3 Miles
Clacton on Sea
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Clacton on Sea or Gt Bentley
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A120
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
St Osyth
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Ray Creek
Car: necessary

There is a Nisa convenience store located on the road to Point Clear. At the junction of Lee Wick Lane turn left and the store can be found about 500 yards on the left hand side. They sell just about everything and the prices are very keen too. If you need major supermarkets you can find them all in either Clacton or Colchester. Clacton has a safe, sandy beach, Pier, cinema, restaurants and nightlife. Frinton also has a lovely sandy beach and is much quieter. Colchester is more cultural with a Castle, old city wall, theatre, Zoo, swimming complex and Spa as well as shops and nightlife. However, Humperdink and it's surroundings has a lot to offer such as walks, peaceful surroundings for you to unwind in and just enjoy, recharge your batteries and forget about the outside world! Gt Bentley is the best train station to use to reach the Cottage.

Rates & Availability

Lee-over-Sands Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$126
From
$151
Fri,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$151
From
$189
Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
Chrismas holidays
Dec 28 2016 - Dec 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$126
From
$151
Fri
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$151
From
$220
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Half term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$138
From
$164
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter holidays
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$138
From
$164
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$176
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
May Bank Holiday
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$176
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer half term
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
From
$176
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
summer holidays
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
From
$176
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
August Bank holiday
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$151
From
$176
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$126
From
$151
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $189

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Lee-over-Sands Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new bathroom downstairs with shower.
  • White bath with shower and screen, corner basin, eco flushing toilet with soft closing lid, large ladder towel rail which is heated when heating on.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 3/ Playroom - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed provides a comfortable double bed.
  • Main bedroom with King Size bed, bedside cabinets and lamps, hanging space and chest of drawers, Second bedroom double bed and large pine single bed, bedside cabinets and chest of drawers. Downstairs in the back room, as we call it, there is a sofa bed. Travel cot is also available. Spectacular views of the surrounding coast and farm land to both front, side and rear.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
At the top of Lee Wick Lane turn left and 500 metres on the same side you will come to a Nisa convenience store. They sell most things and at good prices. However the village of St Osyth with two pubs, Indian, Boots, post office, coffee shop is only 10 mins away by car. If you want major supermarkets they can be found in Clacton or Colchester. A Train station with connections to Colchester and London is at Bentley, 15 mins away by car.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties