Tollesbury

The Wobbin has lovely walks directly to the Sea Wall, The unique Salt Marshes and the various Nature Reserves Tollesbury Wick Nature reserve reserve which are close by. There is also a private woodland adjacent to The Wobbin which has a mown footpath so you can excersie your doggie, it has a bench at the end to take in the glorious views.
 
You can also use the footpaths to go to Tollesbury Centre which take about 10 minutes where there are shops and pubs and a nice playing filed with an enclosed play area for small children and a skate park for slightly older ones.
 
One of the footpaths leads you to the Marina with its excellent restaurant and the old harbour front where the lightship is moored (you can visit it and enquire about the sailing and adventure courses they hold) there are some wonderfullly ancient ships and boats laid up or lying in the creeks that you can wander around and of course there are the lovely Sail Lofts one of which contains an excellent cafe.
 
There is an Excellent coastal walk that starts in Tollesbury and goes along the Sea Wall and finishes in Maldon : griffmonsterwalks    
 
There are boats you can charter or join for sailing trips or sea fishing trips, some come into Tollesbury but most are based at Maldon just a few minutes down the road. Here is a link for Sea fishing and Day Trips on historic boats
 
The best fun would be to book a trip on one of the magnificent Thames Sailing Barges which are based at Maldon and can be booked through Top Sail.
 
  
 
 
You can also visit the Toptree jam factory - if you love jam then this is Not to be missed :)
 
There are local riding schools around as well, for instance: 
 
Darcy Riding Stables, Chapel Road, Tolleshunt Darcy, Maldon CM9 8TL. telephone 01621 860553. 
 
or:
 
Tiptree Equestrian Centre
 
Simpson’s Lane, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0PP. Tel: 01621 815552  
 
    
 
 
 
 
  Restaurants
 
 
  
Rubino Kitchen, Chigborough Lodge, Maldon CM9 4RE
 
A tiny restaurant with good lunches and excellent fine dining in the evening
 
01621 855579
 
15 minutes by car
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tollesbury Cruising Club, Maldon CM9 8SE – 01621 869561
 
The Harbour View Bistro and Bar in the club do excellent food in simple elegant surroundings
 
 
4 minutes by car or 10 minute walk
 
 
 
  
 
Tollesbury Sail Lofts – Tollesbury, CM9 8SE – 01621 869063
 
Tea by the sea!
 
A grade two listed building where you can get a reasonably priced, homemade lunch or tea in fun surroundings – delicious!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiptree Tea Rooms and Visitor Centre – Tiptree CO5 0RF – 01621 814524
 
Tiptree is the nearest waitress service tea room for a lovely lunch or tea with delicious Tiptree jam. There is also a small museum about the jam factory on site.
 
www.tiptree.com 
 
 
 
 
 
Perrywood Garden Centre – Tiptree, Inworth CO5 9SX – 01376 570777
 
An excellent shop as well as a café with a range of generous helpings of cake! Can get crowded at peak times.
 
 
 
 
 
The Company Shed – West Mersea CO5 8PA – 01206 382700
 
Outstanding locally caught seafood, no bookings taken and limited space – gets very busy at weekends during the summer. Take your own wine or beer and bread and butter - turn up 2 hours before lunch to get in easily or wait in a line as number 65 ! 
Loved by all the TV chefs
 
 
 
 
 
West Mersea Oyster Bar – West Mersea CO5 8LT – 01206 381600
 
Also very good this riverside restaurant is overlooking the creeks of Mersea Island. Specialising in shellfish with fresh local oysters and seafood platters. Its a kind of straight forward fish and chips shop but serving oysters and really good seafood - you cant go wrong !
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                             Pubs
 
 
 
 
 
The Kings Head, Tollesbury CM9 8RG – 01621 869203
 
 
 
Queen’s Head – Tolleshunt D’Arcy CM9 8TF – 01621 860262
 
 
 
The Chequers Inn – Goldhanger CM9 8AS – 01621 788203
 
 
 
The Jolly Sailor – Heybridge Basin CM9 4RS – 01621 854210
 
 
 
The Sun Inn, Feering CO5 9NH – 01376 570442
 
 
 
The Peldon Rose, Peldon CO5 7QJ – 01206 735248
  • Tollesbury by Dave Taz
  • Here are places to rest and gaze out at Nature
  • Tollesbury Square
  • The centre of Tollesbury
  • Tollesbury main square by the church
  • Tollesbury Church
  • The pretty track to the Sea wall from The Wobbin
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  • This is the dog walk straight from The Wobbin
  • This is the dog walk right beside the cottage
  • Views from the woodland beside The Wobbin
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  • The Victorian salt water pool
  • Tollesbury play park
  • There is a skate park at Tollesbury
  • The Sail Lofts - a lovely cafe
  • A sunny place for a coffee and cake
  • A pretty interior to bring a smile to your face
  • Sail School - sign up !
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  • Tollesbury by Dave Taz
  • Tollesbury by Dave Taz
  • Tollesbury by Dave Taz
  • These beautiful salt marshes are home to many special birds
  • sae views from The Wobbin a sort walks from the Marina
  • You can walk along the Sea Wall for miles
  • I just saw a Marsh Harrier here

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  • The Wobbin

    Sleeps 5 - 6
    Tollesbury
    4 star rating

    Sea side : A beautiful 17th Century Farmhouse with sea views overlooking fields ...

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