Next Door But One is a perfectly situated retreat by the sea for guests who have a learning disability and their carers.
Whether your loved one is looking for an action-packed seaside holiday or a relaxing and peaceful break, Next Door But One has it all.
We offer a deluxe holiday home and leave it to you to decide if you wish to accompany your loved one or arrange their own carer or Personal Assistant to join them.
This gorgeous and luxurious house is finished to the highest standard with breath-taking views of the sea, providing the ultimate seaside getaway.
Breathe in the sea air, stroll in the local parks and gardens and enjoy the local sights.
Make use of our exclusive planner, compiled by experts, which will give you details of all the exciting and accessible outings you can experience from the luxury of Next Door But One.
A warm welcome awaits you at Next Door But One.
We believe that everyone deserves a luxurious break regardless of their needs, so we embrace all the little things to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
This beautiful four-bedroomed house offers a wonderful contemporary interior; three of the rooms have their own en-suite shower and there is an additional family bathroom and cloakroom, providing all the living space you could wish for.
At the end of the garden you will even find a beautiful separate cabin in which you can relax or use as your own private space.
The house boasts four individually themed rooms; three have an en-suite shower, perfect for anyone with personal care needs and with an additional family bathroom, you will be spoilt for choice.
With free WiFi throughout the house and gardens you'll be able to surf, stream and play all day.
For the perfect private retreat, go the end of the garden where you will find our beautiful purpose-built cabin where you can relax in complete peace or have fun with the games and activities on offer.
With full washing facilities, it's like a home from home with all the essentials under one roof.
You can choose to dine in and prepare your own meals in the fully equipped de kitchen or dine out at a variety of local eateries including ATTIC – ideally located, serving delicious food.
You will find a guide compiled by specialists of appropriate and inclusive activities for all guests.
THINGS TO DO
Full details can be found in our exclusive planner when you arrive, but here is a taste of what is available when you come to stay:
Parks & Gardens
Enjoy one of the many parks that Southend has to offer; the closest, Southchurch Park, is a recreational park with sports pitches, including a cricket ground, formal gardens, a playground, boating lake and café – and it's just a short walk away.
Prittlewell Priory is only ten minutes away; founded in the 12th century by monks from the Cluniac Priory of St Pancras, this medieval Priory passed into private hands at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII.
If shopping is your thing, then you have the option of either The Royals or Victoria shopping centres. Both offer a fantastic shopping experience close to the seafront with all your favourite shops, eateries and accessible parking.
Activities & Attractions
Explore Southend Pier, the World’s longest pleasure pier where you can catch a train to the end or walk the one and a third miles to visit the lifeboat station, gift shop and café – keep an eye out for Jamie Oliver!
Theatres & Cinemas
For those seeking entertainment, Southend offers Essex’s largest purpose-built performing arts venue the Cliff’s Pavilion and the traditional Palace Theatre as well as The Odeon, eight-screen cinema.
Places to Eat
You are perfectly located to take advantage of Southend's restaurants and cafés. With hundreds of eateries to suit all tastes, venues range from those modestly priced to those offering an extra special treat.
Our family, including our teenage son who has autism, recently had a midweek break at Next Door But One.
Finding somewhere suitable to stay has always been tricky for us because of Luke’s behaviour, but we felt relaxed from the moment we arrived.
The house itself is gorgeous and it’s the first time we have been able to take a break together without worrying about the other guests!
For me, the spotless housekeeping and adorable touches made our stay feel like a 5* hotel.
The house is perfectly located too with everything we needed within easy walking distance and the beach just across the road.
I highly recommend Next Door But One and we will be returning very soon.
Katherine – Mother of 19-year son who has autism and a Learning Disability