The Viewing Tower

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The Viewing Tower

The Viewing Tower: Essex

Housed in an old Victorian hotel, this property is one of three converted flats which more recently has been converted into three flats. Before its refurbishment, the hotel once hosted prestigious guests including Joan Collins and Sir Thomas Lipton. Now a unique apartment, the home offers a vast amount of space for guests to enjoy across three floors. We particularly love the top floor 'viewing tower', separated into two rooms, you'll find a charming sitting area from which to lap up panoramic views of the estuary, across the historical Cinque Port town, Mersea Island, Point Clear, St Osyth and beyond to the East coast. The rest of the flat presents a cosy cottage-like ambience, with traditional features preserved throughout. Modern furnishings contrast elegantly with antique pieces such as the four-poster bed and wooden dining table – offering a combination of style, practicality and above all –comfort. It's safe to say this home is in keeping with its charming surroundings as Brightlingsea is a hidden gem for those seeking a seaside escape that is off the beaten track. From here, you'll be just half an hour away from bigger beaches, the city and castle of Colchester, and the train to London. Not to mention, its surrounding natural beauty. For those who enjoy outdoor activities such as sailing, walking, cycling and photography, then this town is the place for you.

Home truths:
*There is off-road parking for two cars alongside the building
*There are two unique rooms on the top floor – both do not have central heating so can be cold in the winter, but hot in the summer, therefore fleecy throws are left in the area as the views are an experience not to be missed, whatever the time of year
*Guests will have access to the entire apartment apart from a few locked cupboards where the host keeps their personal belongings
*For safety reasons, children below the age of 14 must be very closely supervised at all times if using the lift and the roof terrace
*Children's amenities available include use of a high chair, travel cot, buggy and safety guards
*Alongside bath towels, beach towels are available



  • Holiday with friends,Romantic getaway,Long stays,Family holiday,Self Catering,Short Stay,Kid friendly (1-12 years),Infant friendly (under 12 months old),Hiking,Golfing,Coastal,Village,Stargazing,Remote Working,Views,Walking distance to beach,Beach
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