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Mersea Island, Essex

Exceptional self-catering holiday accommodation with stunning sea views,
a stone's throw from Mersea beach


Start Your Island Adventure Here!


As featured in...
Sunday Times' 20 Best Beach Houses in Britain
The Guardian's Best Place to Stay on Mersea Island
Daily Mail's Coolest Coves: Where to Stay
The Guardian's Coolest Holiday Cottages on the Essex Coast 
Coast Magazine
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Welcome to Monkey Beach Cottage...

We have been offering self-catering accommodation on Mersea Island since 2010 and we are proud to have been featured in several magazines 

and newspapers.


Formerly fisherman's cottages, this 300-year-old Grade II listed building is now chic and characterful self-catering accommodation for up to 7 people. 

Located moments from the beach and only a five-minute walk to the village, the cottage has bags of character and bucketloads of charm.

With stunning views of the sea, salt marshes, beach and boats, and a short stroll to the island's famous seafood restaurants, this cottage is the  number one place to stay on Mersea.




Everyone is Welcome at Monkey Beach Cottage

Monkey Beach Cottage sleeps up to seven people in two double bedrooms, one single bedroom

and a sofa bed in one of two sitting rooms. A baby cot and high chair are available for our very young guests. Pets are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement.


A Holiday Home Like No Other

Monkey Beach Cottage is one of the oldest and most beautiful houses on Mersea Island. Our aim
has been to create a coastal hideaway that is characterful, cosy and comfortable, with a mixture
of vintage and contemporary furniture, and artwork on the walls by local artists.


Large Garden and Summer House

The cottage has a large enclosed back garden and a charming smaller front garden.

A stunning summer house provides the perfect place to snooze in the sun or snuggle
with a book in the colder months, whilst a large outside table offers

excellent al-fresco dining opportunities. 


What the papers say...

One of the most beautiful houses on the island and enjoying one of the best locations.

The Times

Best place to stay on Mersea Island.

The Guardian

If I were to conjure up an image of my perfect holiday home, it would look something like this.

The Observer

Monkey Beach Cottage

2 The Square 
West Mersea
+ 44 (0) 7973 741148

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