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About Us

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Hi, I am John and my wife is Suzanne. We have lived in the Parish of St Osyth for 10 years now with our family and chocolate lab Hugo.


I grew up locally and have known St Osyth and Point Clear through my passions for sports, mainly on the water all my adult life. This includes Water skiing on Mill Dam lake back in the 80's and now Wakeboarding on the lake at the newly opened Curve Wakepark . Also  windsurfing at Pointers and waterskiing/wakeboarding in the back waters of Brightlingsea on my own boats over the years. I am now trying out the kiteboarding at the local well known Martello Beach in Clacton On Sea        ( I have all the gear but no idea YET !!) with help from the local instructors at Zenith kite board instructors

We both love regular local walks along the beach and back waters with Hugo and bike rides along the river Colne to Wivenhoe and the Rose and Crown Pub for a re-hydration and feed stop.

My youngest daughter has a passion for horse riding, so we find ourselves at the local Brook Farm Riding stables quite often.

In Winter I go to the alps for skiing when  work permits, for a living I am a Plumber and Heating engineer and run my small company Aquaheat (east Anglia) Ltd.

Suzanne drove past Wayside Cottage and saw the 'For Sale' sign in front of the property. We viewed it and could see that with a lot of work it would be a perfect holiday let. We have very much enjoyed the journey renovating and furnishing the cottage and look forward to welcoming guests to our lovely part of Essex. 

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