Sanderling Reach is launching on Saturday 5th February 2022, strictly by appointment only. Enquire today for an exclusive preview invitation!
This attractive collection of new homes is located on Mersea Island, just a five-minute walk from the Essex coast. Designed with modern living in mind, properties in the first release will range from two to four bedroom houses – perfect for first time buyers, young professionals, families and downsizers alike.
West Mersea is the main residential area of Mersea Island and boasts a range of fantastic leisure attractions, amenities, sandy beaches, pubs and restaurants. For the more active there is a local Tennis Club, Sailing Club and Yacht Club to enjoy.
Well connected, West Mersea lies 9 miles south of Colchester and 26 miles north east of Chelmsford. You’ll benefit from excellent links by road, rail and air, the A12 is approximately 11 miles away and London Liverpool Street can be reached within 50* minutes from Colchester train Station. Southend and Stansted airports are also approximately 39 miles by car. The larger towns of Colchester & Chelmsford are also within easy reach and offer a wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities.
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Life at Sanderling Reach
Surrounded by Natural Beauty
Just a few minutes’ walk from the majestic beachfront, you can explore the scenic sandy beaches and the choice of wide open farmland to dense marshes and mudflats.
There’s an abundance of open spaces for you to meet your neighbours or for children to explore from the dedicated off-lead dog park to the play area.
The island offers the perfect setting for your next chapter, where you can embrace the everyday and turn even the smallest moments into everlasting memories, creativity and community is at the heart of island life.
An Idyllic Haven
Often referred to as ‘Essex’s best kept secret’, Mersea Island is known for its stunning landscapes, delicious seafood cuisine and laid-back atmosphere.
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What's Going on in the Local Area?
The Art Cafe - 1.1 miles
Serve their customers the best coffee they could lay their hands on, the freshest sandwiches, imaginative wholesome dishes and genuinely homemade cakes from Maggie’s recipe collection.
The Gilt Rooms 1.1 miles
Their seasonal menus offer a variety of freshly prepared options, using fresh local ingredients wherever possible.
Two Sugars Cafe - 1.1 miles
Perfectly placed with direct access to West Mersea beach, you can enjoy impressive views from their outside dining tables whilst enjoying a cup of coffee or hearty breakfast.
Titash - 1.1 miles
Titash offers a wide selection of Indian, Bangladeshi and English Cuisine and a good selection of fine wines. They aim to bring you authentic, traditional and contemporary dishes served in a comfortable and relaxing surrounding with a very extensive menu.
Mersea Island Fish Bar - 1. 1 miles
With Mersea Island being well known for its seafood, at The Mersea Island Fish Bar, they really have a passion for food and this is reflected in the quality. They serve all of your chip shop favourites, pies, sausages, burgers and of course chips, but are also purveyors of the finest, fresh fish around.
Coastal Coffee - 1.1 miles
A speciality coffee house on Mersea Island, renowned for their knowledge about the bean to cup process and described as ‘pioneers within our area’ with regards to our ethos and quality of coffee.
The company Shed – 1.6 miles
A family run seafood restaurant located in West Mersea, they have gained a reputation among locals and tourists alike as being the best restaurant to visit for dishes such as crab, lobster, fish, mussels, tiger prawns and more.
Coast Inn - 1.7 miles
A riverside Bar and Restaurant on Mersea Island, The Coast Inn welcomes you with it’s friendly atmosphere and tranquil views of the estuary.
Waterfront Bistro - 1.7 miles
A cosy bistro in an enviable location on Mersea Island, offering a mouth-watering brunch menu.
The Blackwater Pearl - 1.7 miles
A popular cafe by the seaside in West Mersea, located opposite the pontoon, which has proven popular with the children who go down to crab, so why not enjoy a bite to eat here afterwards.
West Mersea Oyster Bar - 1.8 miles
A delicious seafood restaurant, specialising in their own caught rock and native oysters, cold seafood, platters and cooked fish dishes.
The Dukes Seafood - 1.8 miles
An open air restaurant, takeaway & fishmonger, serving a hot cooked menu, fresh seafood, platters and oysters on a waterside terrace.
Dog and Pheasant - 2.0 miles
Enjoy a hearty meal here, take your pick from a great selection of pub favourites from sizzling ribs, home made scotch egg to the beer battered fish and homemade chunky chips.
Mersea Barns - 2.4 miles
From the shop packed with all the essentials to a dog friendly café serving delicious food every day, this is one all the locals enjoy.
Seafood at Dawn - 2.4 miles
Offering a wide range of traditional seaside favourites like skate wings, dover sole and much more.
You’ll find everyday essentials and many independent stores at West Mersea, from Mersea Island Bakery, florist and homeware shop to Baldwins Department store, Tesco Express, boots and the co-operative. All alongside many fishmongers selling fresh catches including Mersea Island Fresh Catch, Hughes Fish Company and Mersea Seafood Company.
Colchester - 9.9 miles
Colchester boasts a bustling town centre with plenty of restaurants and great shopping. There is a growing arts scene here with numerous galleries, theatres and arts venues as well as a world famous zoo to enjoy.
Freeport Designer Village - 22.1 miles
Freeport Designer Village boasts over 75 stores featuring discounts of up to 60%, including: Barbour, Calvin Klein, Crew Clothing Company, Jaeger, Le Cresuet & Levi’s.
Ipswich - 26 miles
Ipswich is home to a wide range of high street brands and independent shops. Here you will find Debenhams, Marks and Spencer and The Body Shop alongside stores such as Urban Vintage and Just Essentials.
Chelmsford - 26.9 miles
Chelmsford has a vibrant town centre with a variety of well-known high street retailers, bars & restaurants.
Mersea Island School (State Primary) - 1.0 miles
Fingringhoe School (State Primary) - 6.0 miles
Layer-de-la-Haye School (State Primary) - 7.2 miles
St Lawrence School (State Primary) - 7.4 miles
Colchester Royal Grammar School - 8.8 miles
Colchester High School (Private Secondary School) - 9.1 miles
Colchester Sixth Form College (State Sixth Form) - 9.1 miles
Tolleshunt D'Arcy St Nicholas (Primary School) - 9.2 miles
Colchester County High School for Girls (Grammar School) - 9.4 miles
St Mary's School for Girls (Private Primary & Secondary School) - 9.5 miles
Tollesbury School (State Primary) - 10.3 miles
Home Farm (Primary School) - 10.4 miles
Holmwood House (Private Preparatory) - 10.9 miles
Broomgrove (Primary School) - 11.8 miles
Millfields (Primary School) - 12.3 miles
Messing (Primary School) - 12.4 miles
Alresford (Primary School) - 13.8 miles
Great Bentley (Primary School) - 16.9 miles
Newhall (Private School) – 24.8 miles
University of Suffolk – 27.6 miles
Anglia Ruskin University – 27.2 miles
St Cedd's (Primary School) - 32.3 miles
West Mersea Beach – 0.3 miles
A south-facing sand and shingle beach with a laid-back feeling where you can spend hours playing seaside games, enjoy quiet strolls or walks with the dog.
Wellhouse Play Park – 0.5 miles
An outdoor playground perfect for children to make new friends and spend time burning off steam.
West Mersea Tennis Club - 0.8 miles
West Mersea Tennis Club has three floodlit hard courts and three grass courts, with a large club house. They welcome players of all ages and abilities to play social or competitive tennis.
West Mersea Bowls Club - 1.2 miles
West Mersea Bowls Club is a friendly club, run by volunteers for all its bowling players and social members. You can play informally once or twice a week, or you can play competitively several times a week in matches at Club, Borough, County or National Level.
Mersea Island Museum – 1.3 miles
An independent museum established in 1976, located in the centre of West Mersea. The traditional local activities of fishing, oystering, wild fowling and boat building are represented. The exhibition in the main hall is new each year and features a number of different displays.
Mersea Island Adventure Centre – 1.5 miles
Try your hand at pedal karts, kayaking, axe throwing or you could even rent bikes for the day to explore West Mersea.
Mersea Island Watersports – 1.6 miles
Mersea Island’s first and only dedicated windsurfing and paddleboard centre. Based right next to the water, with a launch ramp a stone’s throw from their door, which gives access to the water at all times and it’s the perfect place to learn windsurfing or paddleboarding.
West Mersea Yacht Club - 1.6 miles
Established 1899 and one of the premier Yacht Clubs on the East Coast, West Mersea Yacht Club provides a pleasant, sheltered anchorage with immediate access to the ideal racing area and extensive sailing waters of the River Blackwater, Thames Estuary and North Sea for all types of boat.
Cudmore Grove Country Park – 3.6 miles
East Mersea’s nature reserve with of over 102 acres of unique coastal landscapes, habitats and heritage. Nestled on the coast where the Colne Estuary meets the Blackwater Estuary, you’ll find impressive views across the park and estuaries, sandy beaches and salt marsh, rolling grasslands and meadows buzzing with wildlife. There is something for everyone whatever the season at Cudmore, from coastal walks and beach to a themed kid’s play area. It’s the perfect place to paddle and picnic, birdwatch, beachcomb and let imaginations run wild with friends and family. The park is designated as a Special Site of Scientific Interest, a Ramsar site, National Nature Reserve and Special Protection Area, a great variety of wildlife and wildfowl can be seen and heard.
Colchester Zoo – miles – 10.4 miles
Colchester Zoo is set in 80 acres of parkland and lakes and is home to 220 species from various habitats all around the world, including giraffes, white rhinoceroses and zebras.
Colchester Train Station – 10 miles
Marks Tey Train Station – 12.5 miles
Wivenhoe Train Station – 12.6 miles
Stansted Airport – 38.9 miles
Southend Airport – 42.9 miles
London City Airport – 62.1 miles
B1025 - 0.7 miles
A12 Colchester – 11.5 miles
A120 – 12.4 miles
A131 – 21.5 miles
M11 – 38.9 miles
M25 – 41.7 miles
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