Properties at Sanderling Reach

Mersea Island

Elegantly designed 3 & 4 bedroom homes on Mersea Island, just a stone's throw from the beach

Prices from £425,000*

Phase one over 60% sold

Phase one over 60% sold

New homes now available to reserve – book your appointment today.

This attractive collection of houses is in West Mersea, Essex, situated a stone’s throw from the beach and close to the town centre.

Designed with modern living in mind, properties in the first release range from two-bedroom semi-detached properties to four-bedroom detached houses – perfect for first-time buyers, young professionals, families, and downsizers alike. These thoughtfully designed homes are set back from the road with tree-lined streets, rich planting, and attractive green open spaces.

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 northeast of Chelmsford, with both towns offering a wide range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities. You’ll benefit from excellent links by road, rail, and air, with the A12 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.

Book your visit with our sales team today.

*Prices correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice. ^Journey time is approximate and taken from National Rail. Computer-generated images are indicative only and not final.


Stylish & Functional Kitchens

Stylish & Functional Kitchens

  • German kitchen with sleek, handleless, flat panelled doors in a matt finish chosen from a neutral palette of contemporary hues
  • Silestone worktops, upstand and hob splashback, as well as drainage grooves adjacent to sink
  • Stainless steel undermount sinks with monobloc mixer tap in chrome
  • Elica integrated telescopic extractor hood to all homes apart from the Lambourne which features an Elica island extractor mounted on the ceiling
  • Bosch oven to two and three-bedroom homes
  • Bosch single oven and combination microwave to four-bedroom homes
  • Bosch induction hob to all homes, with 800mm wide
  • Bosch induction hob to four-bedroom homes
  • Fully integrated Zanussi dishwasher and fridge freezer
  • Caple wine cooler to four-bedroom homes
  • Fully integrated Zanussi washer dryer when situated in the kitchen or plumbing for a washing machine in the
    utility room/store
  • Laminate worktop to separate utility rooms
  • Under wall unit lighting
  • Kitchen designs and layout are tailored to each house type, please speak to our sales executive for further information and detailed layouts

Elegant Bathrooms

Elegant Bathrooms

  • Contemporary styled bathrooms incorporating Laufen ceramics
  • Brassware from Vado in chrome finish, monobloc mixer taps and thermostatic showers with concealed shower valves
  • Modern wall hung Laufen ceramics including concealed cistern, chrome flush plate and soft close seat
  • Chrome shaver sockets
  • Porcelain tiles to en-suite and bathroom walls and floors with tiled skirtings
  • Chrome heated towel radiators to all WCs, bathrooms and en-suites
  • Shower rooms to have both a fixed and hand held shower enclosed behind a glass screen
  • Bathrooms to have bath consisting of fixed shower head over bath and hand held shower
  • Lambourne en-suite is comprised of a fixed and handheld shower enclosed behind a glass screen as well as a separate bath with hand held shower
  • New England en-suite is comprised of a shower enclosure with both a Vado fixed head and handheld shower and
    Laufen twin basins
  • Mirrors above basins (where wall allows)

Interior Finishes & Fittings

Interior Finishes & Fittings

  • Traditional four panel internal doors painted in grey with polished chrome ironmongery
  • Walls, skirting and architrave painted in a contemporary white
  • Painted staircase with solid oak handrail and newel caps
  • Sun-bleached oak Amtico flooring to open plan living, kitchen and dining areas with a 25-year warranty
  • All stairs, bedrooms and separate living rooms have 100% textured two fold wool carpets in a neutral colour
  • Porcelain floor tiles to all bathrooms, en-suites and WCs
  • Sun-bleached oak Amtico flooring to be laid within utility rooms
  • Fitted wardrobes with glass sliding doors to principal bedroom
  • Dressing rooms, where present, are fitted with open shelves and hanging rails
  • Fitted wardrobes to the second bedroom in four-bedroom homes

Detailing & Materials

Detailing & Materials

  • Homes have been designed to take inspiration from the traditional Essex architecture and complement the
    local area
  • Traditional clay brickwork in varying red and orange tones with deep brick reveals to the openings. Hardiplank prefinished weather boarding to other houses
  • Natural handmade clay or slate roof tiles with matching ridge tiles
  • Chimneys finished in matching clay bricks*
  • Traditional features include crafted joinery eaves, barge boards, facias, pentice boards and entrance canopies*

Ironmongery & Windows

Ironmongery & Windows

  • Timber front door painted in dark grey
  • Traditional proportioned and profiled vertical sliding sash windows with satin chrome ironmongery in white UPVC
  • Large sliding doors in white UPVC lead from living areas to gardens
  • Some of the larger properties also have secondary entrance doors, in white UPVC



  • Double glazing and high levels of insulation throughout
  • Energy efficient combination gas boiler to two-and three-bedroom homes. Gas boiler and cylinder to four-bedroom homes
  • Underfloor heating to ground floor, white flat panel radiators to upper floors with chrome thermostatic radiator valves
  • Google Nest Smart Thermostats to all properties
  • Open flue system with bespoke timber fireplace surround to some homes allowing buyers to install a log burner

Gardens & Parking

Gardens & Parking

  • All private gardens are turfed, with planting to the front gardens*
  • Pathways and patio areas will be laid with Raj Indian sandstone paving slabs
  • Outside garden tap
  • Depending on the plot position, boundary fencing includes traditional brickwork, timber boarded fencing and galvanized metal estate railings
  • Allocated parking spaces include garages, carports, on plot parking and parking close to the properties

Electrical & Lighting

Electrical & Lighting

  • White finished switches and sockets throughout
  • Combination of recessed LED downlighters to most kitchen areas, all bathrooms and en-suites
  • Pendant light fittings to all other rooms
  • External lighting to front door and rear gardens to certain properties
  • Light to loft
  • External power socket
  • All garages and carports have lighting and a power supply, as well as remote controlled garage door
  • Provision for electric car charging at each home. Where parking spaces are not on a specific plot, either a conduit or an electric cable is taken from the home to the parking space to allow car charging to be installed at a later date. Owners are responsible for installing any electric car charging cabling and equipment as required. The infrastructure has been designed to provide enough capacity to allow all homes to charge an electric car

Home Entertainment & Communications

Home Entertainment & Communications

  • Both Openreach and Grain infrastructure provide a choice of fibre broadband and telephony services to all homes. Openreach are Gigabit enabled and currently offer up to 300mb, making home working and download speeds some of the best
  • Grain have a market leading Gigabit upload and download speed with point-to-point connection all the way
    to the router, with the router preinstalled to allow instant connection and a free trial period when moving in
  • Homes are connected via Grain infrastructure to Terrestrial TV, Freeview with Sky Q available. Sky cabling provided to the living room, and wireless repeaters are available from Sky to access Sky in other rooms
  • TV points to living room, breakfast or family area (as applicable), and all bedrooms
  • Telephone points to living room/area and principal bedroom
  • USB charging points provided in the kitchen and selected bedrooms

Security & Peace of Mind

Security & Peace of Mind

  • Google Nest Hello Smart Doorbell allows you to see and speak to those at your door remotely via a mobile phone app. Additional video cameras can be purchased and installed which enables the homeowner to expand the coverage in and around your home
  • All homes feature intruder alarms and mains operated smoke detectors
  • 2-year defects liability warranty from City & Country and a 10-year structural warranty from Q Assure

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.

Wonderful Community

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.

Island Living

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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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.

Mersea Island

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

Surrounded by countryside

5 minute walk to the beach

Excellent local schools

Children's Play Area

Dog walking area

25 minute drive to Colchester

Colchester station to London in 50 minutes

High speed broadband

Luxurious specification

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