Osea Island – a private luxury Island less than two hours from London – ideal for family holidays away from it all… and Holiday Tots families can have stair-gates, cots and high chairs free of charge!
Described by The Guardian ‘as one of the best places to holiday with under-fives’ this small private island, off the coast of Essex, can be found within a couple of hours drive from London.
Osea Island is a fabulous secret, untouched by time and is ideal for families looking for a quiet getaway. It boasts 4 ½ miles of private beaches and a variety of accommodation (some dating back more than 300 years). The absence of traffic can leave you believing you have travelled back in time.
Osea Island is approached by one road, accessible just twice a day at low tide, it is so secret many of the locals in mainland Essex have never even heard of it!
It is relatively small and attracts the rich and famous and has been used as a film location (most recently Women in Black). The beauty of Osea Island is its 400 acres of wildlife and grassland, its beaches and nineteen family friendly holiday homes of varying size. It is naturally child-friendly, no big dippers, arcades or fun fairs here just good old natural play and lots of fresh air.
Families can book the whole island for a special family gathering, one of the manor houses or just a small apartment for a family of four. If you are looking for a family holiday away from it all – yet only a short drive from London this could be perfect! There are no street lights, only the stars and moon to guide you at night. There are no shops on the island either so you will need to stock up or drive back over the causeway at low tide to pick up provisions. There is a club house with pool table, table football and tennis courts, bike and boat hire, mini cinema and more. The restaurant is open during peak season plus it offers the option to provide private dining in your holiday property.
Browse through the Osea Island collection on Holiday Tots and feel free to contact us for more details. Alternatively if you find what you are looking for contact Osea directly using the contact form within each property, they will be happy to answer any questions – remember all Holiday Tots guests receive complimentary high chairs, cots and stair gates…