The Belvedere, Brightlingsea

Teresa and John invite you to

Relax, Inspire and Refresh

at the Belvedere

Luxury boutique apartment offering spacious accommodation for up to 6 people

Stunning panoramic river and coastal views

Ideal for groups of families or friends

A unique penthouse apartment offering a timeless escape from the stresses of modern day life.

Originally the prestigious Royal Hotel circa 1875; guests included Joan Collins and Sir Thomas Lipton, the Belvedere provides luxurious yet homely accommodation for up to 6 people. During 2020, an extensive program of external improvements were made to both the Belvedere and entire building, including new double glazed sash windows fitted throughout.

The stunning ‘Belvedere Viewing Tower’ boasts magnificent panoramic views across the historical Cinque Port town, Point Clear, St Osyth, across the Colne estuary towards Mersea Island and beyond to the East Coast.

Situated a few hundred yards from Waterside Marina, the promenade with colourful beach huts and sheltered sailing waters of Brightlingsea Creek, the Belvedere is an idyllic base to experience a quintessential old-fashioned seaside holiday in an area of natural beauty close to the Essex/Suffolk border.

In our first six years of hosting, we have welcomed guests from as far as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.  The Belvedere is also listed on Airbnb, and since our first year of hosting, we have continually maintained ‘Superhost’ status based on our earning 100% 5-star reviews 100% of the time and with a response rate of 100% with no cancellations.’

A luxurious and unique space

A space to inspire and replenish the soul. Spacious, well-equipped accommodation. Comfortable quality furnishings.

Historical heritage & natural beauty

Brightlingsea is nestled within sheltered waters of the East Coast, steeped in history and cherished by those who are already familiar with the area.

A major yachting centre set in an area of natural beauty, appealing particularly to naturists, photographers, artists and those who enjoy outdoor pursuits such as sailing, walking, cycling and sightseeing.


Accommodation and house rules have been have been carefully crafted, which is why we highly value their importance, in order to meet the mutually high expectations of both guests and hosts.


April 2022
This is a fabulous apartment in a great spot. Lovely to explore the Essex coast and have this little gem to come back to. Teresa was a very helpful host. I would absolutely stay here again.

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