WELCOME TO OUR PIECE OF HEAVEN. Featured in August's addition of Good Homes magazine and channel 4 programme Homes by the sea.
Located on the sea wall, Millbeach , Heybridge, Essex, only a couple of miles from the historic town of Maldon. This is a unique beach hut,1 of 6, it is in effect a small bungalow, sitting on stilts over the tidal river Blackwater.
Access is gained by walking along the concrete sea wall footpath. It is the first bungalow you come to.
It has a south facing sea view balcony, which is secluded from landside, sitting over the water (tide in) on which are 4 adjustable wooden seats and small dining area. The balcony is sheltered yet open, so even in the winter if the sun is out it is still warm.
Inside it has 2 double bedrooms both with ensuite shower,-eco toilet and freeview tv. One bedroom can be changed from kingsize to twin. ) sleeping 4 adults. A Travel cot is available at no extra charge.
It has a open plan vaulted sitting/dining room/kitchen, with windows to either side and windows french doors to balcony.
The sitting room has a wood burner, 2 comfy fireside chairs, a settee, freeview tv, radio, books.
The dining area has a solid wood dining table.
The kitchen comes with hob, oven, cafetiere, kettle, toaster, combination micro-wave and butler sink, with dual aspect windows and stunning views. Every room has a radiator.
It has a mezzanine level over the balcony with a large window giving panoramic views over the river.
It has an out-side tap on the approach balcony to the front door, where there is also room to store bikes( 2 adult bikes normally available )and a securing chain and padlock is in place.
For added peace of mind and night privacy /security, the windows are fitted with electrically operated security shutters.
You can off load your car about a hundred feet away, then park the car in our allocated area, just down the private road entrance.
We call it THE SHACK. Since purchasing it in 2013, we have spent 2014 renovating and remodelling it to make it a lovely get away from the fast pace of modern life. It is shabby chic and looks like it has always been designed so and given a lick of paint ( oh if only that was the case!)
The Shack was used in the film "4th protocol", being the chalet Sir Michael Caine's character stayed in.
The shack is available for block stays , 3pm Monday to 10 am Friday, 3pm Friday to 10 am Monday, 3pm Friday to Sunday 6pm and 3pm Monday to 6 pm Sunday
Price includes bedding, towels (use in The Shack only) electric, water, welcome pack ,cutlery, crockery, cooking pans and utensils etc
Everyone who has visited and stayed has said it is very relaxing and peaceful.
However if you want things to do, there is a beach just a walk along the sea wall, local public houses and cafes, again, a walk along the sea wall. Crabbing and fishing from the balcony (basic equipment provided) bike riding, bird watching, we also provide old style family games and a chess board. Nearby are things of interest for most tastes.
Due to mud flats, and white interior, sorry no pets.( there is nearby a very good (“pet hotel”).
Also no smoking.
An information pack is provided. Please contact us for availability and prices. Short breaks start from £250. We look forward to hearing from you.
Deborah 07837516054, EMAIL