Private, luxurious and genuinely beautiful, Osea Island is the UK's leading retreat for the music industry. Only an hour and a half drive from London, it is located in the magnificent Blackwater Estuary off the coast of Essex. Osea Island is a blank canvas that can be the backdrop for any number of musical activities, from writing to recording to parties and much more.
As well as housing a state-of-the-art SSL recording and mixing studio based in a vast Manor House, the island offers so much more for musicians looking for the perfect escape location. If you need to find a special place to write, rent a cottage or apartment, bring your own gear and be inspired by these unique surroundings. And with accommodation for more than 100 people on the island why not make Osea your next party destination? Whatever you choose to do here you will have found one of the most alluring and creative locations to do it in...
For musicians the main focal point on the island is East Point Studios which is located in the Manor House. This exclusive recording studio enjoys spectacular sea views that will inspire each and every project. The east-facing control room houses an SSL 4064 console, Pro Tools HD3 and an excellent selection of gear. It is joined by two booths and an adjacent billiards room with tie-lines to the studio, perfect for larger bands to spread out.
Behind the Manor House is the charming Osea Island village comprising a number of charismatic cottages for you to hire as writing bases or simply accommodation. One cottage is annexed to its own brand new, purpose-built writing studio and all can be booked on either a self-catered or catered basis.
But of course there is so much more to do here than just work. This is a great destination for sailing, fishing, cycling, guided walks, beach lounging and other outdoor activities. A gym & sauna, mini cinema with surround sound and heated outdoor pool are just a handful of the countless attractions you can enjoy during breaks from your work.
The whole ethos at Osea is to provide you with an inspiring and secluded environment to work in, and secluded it really is... this tidal island is only connected to the mainland twice a day for four hours. For the rest of the day its ancient Roman causeway is beneath the sea's surface - just one of many magical touches to the place.
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