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A wonderful retreat on the Island of West Mersea

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Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
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Overview of A wonderful retreat on the Island of West Mersea

Private host

A wonderful retreat on the Island of West Mersea

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Colchester, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAbberton Reservoir10 min drive
  • Popular LocationAbberton Resevoir Visitor Centre17 min drive
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)51 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Peter-on-the-Wall54 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

A wonderful retreat on the Island of West Mersea

Family-friendly cottage in Colchester
Sunshine Corner is a 5 minute stroll to the beautiful beach with the village a 10 minute walk and the world famous Company Shed a 15 minute walk. The cottage is completely self contained with underfloor heating in the conservatory opening onto sun decking and enclosed lawned garden, situated in a quiet area with off road parking. Bike hire is available on request. Beach Hut hire is available locally for your stay. Private entrance with a key safe access.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling on site
  • Boating on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 1


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Wonderful Retreat Island West Mersea House
Wonderful Retreat Island West Mersea
A Wonderful Retreat on the Island of West Mersea Cottage
A Wonderful Retreat on the Island of West Mersea Colchester
A Wonderful Retreat on the Island of West Mersea Cottage
A Wonderful Retreat on the Island of West Mersea Colchester

About this area


Located in Colchester, this cottage is near the beach. Colchester Golf Club and Forrester Park Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Colchester Zoo and Colchester Natural History Museum. Windsurfing, sailing and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Abberton Reservoir - 10 min drive
  • Abberton Resevoir Visitor Centre - 17 min drive
  • Colchester Golf Club - 18 min drive
  • Layer Marney Tower - 20 min drive
  • St. Peter-on-the-Wall - 54 min drive

Getting around

  • Colchester Town Station - 14 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 51 min drive


  • The Art Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Gilt Room - 11 min walk
  • Peldon Rose - 4 min drive
  • Mehalah's - 6 min drive
  • Maria's Vintage Tea Room - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent


5/5 Excellent

Fabulous property in a great location
We loved Sunshine Corner and would absolutely stay again. It's beautifully proportioned, and the conservatory is a blissful place to spend time even if the British weather isn't kind! The bedrooms are really comfortable, and the decoration throughout is so tasteful. Mersea is a lovely place to spend time, and you can easily walk to the beach, shops, pubs and restaurants from Sunshine Corner. We hired a beach hut during our visit too, and that was brilliant fun. Thanks so much for having us, and we hope to come again. Thank you too for the lovely treats you left us on arrival. Great promotion for the local brewery in particular!!

5/5 Excellent

Loved our stay
Absolutely gem of a place, especially the location. Cannot wait to go back as soon as we can!

5/5 Excellent

Great property and area
We would really recommend this property

5/5 Excellent

Pleasant and quiet position hosts very helpful
Property clean and tidy good position for getting around the area host helpful with sorting out the charging of my sister wheelchair we enjoyed our holiday