Evocative red sunset over the island.

Osea Island, the jewel of the Blackwater Estuary

Osea is enchanting and exclusive, sitting serenely on the Blackwater Estuary with 400 acres of idyllic countryside and four miles of its own beaches and coastline. Accessible only via a twisting pebble causeway, passable only every seven hours, due to the tides, the Island really is an unspoilt gem. Even the postman only calls at low tide.Osea island has a rich and diverse history having been occupied for over 5,000 years. There are remains of Neolithic villages and later evidence of Viking burial grounds from the famous battle of Maldon. The Romans were here in force. They built the causeway and the salt works, a pottery and grew arable crops. With the departure of the Romans, the island passed through the hands of many powerful and titled families, emphasising its importance through to Tudor times.

Osea is enchanting and exclusive sitting serenely on the Blackwater Estuary with 400 acres of idyllic countryside and four miles of its own beaches and coastline.

Picture of a traditional rowing boat lying on the sand.

Escape to the wilderness

Enchanting Osea Island

The island of today is the best kept secret location if you want to escape from it all. As you travel towards the centre of the island, you come to the village, which is dotted with a variety of cottages and 17th century farm buildings, giving you ample choice of accommodation for your stay. From the luxury offered by the large Edwardian Manor House, overlooking the estuary, to cosy cottages further inland located around the charming village centre.

Osea Island is secluded but don't make the mistake of thinking you are all alone. While the milkman doesn't include the island in his round, the postman does, albeit only according to the tide. Rabbits abound, as do butterflies and birds, including every type of British owl. Several thousand dark-bellied Brent geese make a pit-stop here each year. Osea is a heaven for wildlife. For the more active there is a tennis court, a saltwater swimming pool and you can even borrow a bike to cycle around the island. The estuary is also ideal for sailing or fishing, sea bass is especially abound. Just think; you can catch your fish, cook it and eat it and feel like a modern day Robinson Crusoe.

From the moment you step onto Osea you can feel the emotions
swelling inside and the feeling of an impending love affair with an island so near yet so far away.

Book your escape now

Osea Island is secluded but don't make the mistake of thinking you are all alone. While the milkman doesn't include the island in his round, the postman does, albeit only according to the tide.

Visit the website to book your escape.

 

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