Beautiful Mersea Island surrounded by the sea an undiscovered gem, as said "by the Guardian Newspaper", Rick Stien and Jamie Oliver
I am Mary a retired teacher. I retrained as a horticulturalist and garden designer, on moving to the Island, I have loved it. Sadly I was widowed in 2016 and now live happily with the dogs and cat. I enjoy the walks along the beaches and along the sea wall with Lucy and Meg. I hope anyone who house sits for me will get the same pleasure from doing so. I now feel that I am ready to start to travel locally, around the UK and possibly further to visit family in America and Australia. I live in a road with great friends who I am sure you will meet if you would like to. I love the friendly atmosphere here, Mersea is a village we chose to retire to because of the coastal aspect and the access to Colchester and London (55mins).
Our Home & Location
Detached house in quiet cul-de-sac with modern kitchen, dining room, lounge, 3 double bedrooms one en-suite, family bathroom, garden, ample car parking. It is a short walk to the shops, beach and harbour, a bicycle is available.
Mersea Island is famous for its oysters and all things related to boat, it is joined to the mainland by a causeway that can flood at high tide adding to its charm. The island has two villages, one at the west end where my house is, and a smaller one at the east end. West Mersea has an old city area and one sailing club and one yacht club. The island provides the opportunity for walking on the beach and marshes, observing the wide variety of sea birds, cycling, boating, eating at famous seafood restaurants, swimming in season, and has huge array of events ranging from all types of music, fetes, regatta, sailing, talks, shows and so on. Buses run from Mersea to Colchester (nearest large town), Station, with frequent trains to London, only 50 minutes away. Picturesque Dedham, famous for Constable's painting, is a short drive inland and the ancient University Town of Cambridge, for a punt of the Cam, is approximately one hour.
Responsibilities & Pets
Two Jack Russells, (Lucy and Meg) very friendly, they require one long walk or two short walks a day (love cuddles particularly in the evening, lots of human contact, but do not sleep on my bed!) they need feeding twice a day. They can be happily left if walked and fed beforehand if you want to go out for the day, but must be fed and let out or walked if possible on your return. Please do not leave them for more than six hours at a time unless you take them with you. One loving cat (Ellie) spends her time between the kitchen and outside needs feeding morning and evening, don't worry if you don't see her.