Essex Cottages

Self-catering holidays in Essex, stay in cottages, pine lodges and seaside cottages and have a memorable East Anglian break

Essex is great fun for cottage holidays Essex in East Anglia has lots to offer for a tranquil cottage holiday. Located in the South East of England, Essex is one of the home counties bordering London and has a number of naturally beautiful coastal and country areas, all of which has their own unique attractions.
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Stansted international airport is located in north Essex, not far from Stansted Mountfichet and Bishop's Stortford alongside the M11 motorway so that a country cottage or holiday  lodge based here offers easy access to all parts of Essex. There are quite some number of pretty coastal towns and villages to enjoy as well as some outstandingly attractive countryside to discover.

 

Top Things to Do in Essex during a Cottage Break

-    Visit a Vineyard during your holiday; A little known fact is that there are a number of vineyards in Essex including one near Billericay and Chelmsford, some of which can be visited.  A visit to a vineyard with a chance to taste some Essex wine makes for a great day out for adults.  South Woodham Ferrers, Maldon and the Chelmsford area are good central bases for holiday cottages in Essex. There is also a pine lodge holiday park overlooking a river, perfect for a relaxing break. The annual V-Festival of pop music is held in Chelmsford during August each year; rent a holiday apartment near Chelmsford soon.

Shopping holidays in Essex

- Rent a cottage, pine lodge or apartment and go shopping; Shopping in Essex deserves a mention because there is a large variety of excellent shopping centres. The main towns such as Chelmsford and Colchester all have superb high street shopping centres. Lakeside in Thurrock is an enormous purpose built shopping centre. Antiques are big in Essex. Visit Battlesbridge near Wickford for a complete village dedicated to antiques and a lovely place to stay. Antique fairs are regularly held in Coggeshall and other parts of north Essex. The boot fairs of Essex are bustling and crowded on Saturdays and Sundays. Book a self-catering holiday in Essex for the chance to 'shop until you drop', enjoy good food, the coast and a visit to one of the many tourist attractions..

Some of the best seaside cottages on the Essex Coast

Southend on Sea - with its pier, fun fair rides and attractions is probably the best well known Essex seaside resort.  Clacton on Sea, Frinton on Sea and Walton on the Naze are also well known traditional Essex beach resorts with good sandy beaches. Rent cottages and apartments for the best holiday ever in coastal Essex.

Maylandsea, Mersea Island and Burnham on Sea - These are less well known, more tranquil Essex towns next to the water include.  Brightly coloured beach huts are a feature of Mersea Island. Lots of people come for holidays and weekend breaks.

Book a cottage for a few days holiday in Maldon

Maldon - this  is a pretty historical Essex town with a quay from which historical Thames barge cruises depart.  During the summer, there is a large outdoor water splash park which is particularly popular with children.  Most of the small towns around the coast and river estuaries offer sailing via local yacht clubs.    Near Maldon is Heybridge Basin which is a very pretty spot with barges, a marina and two very good food pubs.  Popular in Essex with seafood lovers are the many seafood shacks selling cockles and mussels. It is an amazing town for family self-catering breaks in cottages and lodges.


The best Essex rural holiday accommodation

The northern parts of Essex are known for being particularly pretty with beautiful winding lanes, country cottages and historical towns and villages.  Thaxted with its olde worlde medieval high street,  Guildhall and restored windmill is a lovely place to stay. Rent a period cottage or a quaint thatched cottage in keeping with the area.

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Colchester - this is another interesting historical town with a rich history dating back to Roman times. Visit the castle for hands-on interactive exhibits.  Colchester zoo is a good choice for holidaymakers with children.  Also of note is the pretty historical village of Coggeshall near Colchester which has a large number of timber framed listed buildings, some of which date back as far as the 1500s. Be delighted with a holiday cottage in Coggeshall, north Essex.

Dedham is another very attractive village near Colchester which is part of beautiful 'Constable Country'.

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The Herons, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England

2 bedroom House, East Anglia.

Well presented holiday cottage sleeping 4 in the pleasant town of South Woodham Ferrers, with riverside walks available near by as well as good train links in to London.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £0 to £0 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01621 829581 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wakes Hall Lodges, Colchester, Essex, England

1 bedroom Lodges, Colne Valley.

High quality wooden clad holiday lodges set in the stunning Colne Valley close to the Essex/Suffolk border and Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £683 to £1082 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 25 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 04 November 2016;

phone 01206 563222 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hotspur, West Mersea, Essex, England

5 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Fantastic large moored houseboat sleeping up to 9, boasting sublime sea views, original features and with a deck ideal for watching the sunset.

Price range from £475 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 30 September 2016 to 27 October 2016;

phone 01206 230488 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beach Cottage, Jaywick Sands, Clacton on Sea, Essex, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Sunshine Coast.

A homely cosy cottage, five minutes walk to the beach and located in a residential cul-de-sac.

Price range from £199 to £299 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 06 January 2017;

phone 00 44 20 8242 6102 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lovejoys, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, East Anglia.

Unique Essex holiday home for two which with a king-size bed and exposed wooden beams and a location within the parklands of Belchamp Hall is ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £399 to £659 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Broman's Barn, Colchester, Essex, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Part of the Grove Cottages collection, Bromans Barn is a romantic cottage for two situated on a farm close to Mersea Island’s Nature Reserve.

Price range from £399 to £640 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Great Maplestead, Essex, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, East Anglia.

High quality one bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic garden and a fantastic rural setting close to naturally beautiful countryside near Castle Hedingham in Essex, with a king-size bed this is an ideal property for a tranquil romantic break.

Price range from £222 to £598.50 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rafe Hall Coach House, Pebmarsh, Essex, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Relax and unwind in stylish luxurious surroundings at this beautiful 2 bedroom coach house, within half an hour's drive of Constable Country, Colchester and Long Melford and Lavenham for days out.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £406 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lovejoys Mill, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

1 bedroom Unique Holiday House, East Anglia.

Escape for a romantic break to Lovejoys Mill, a luxurious converted Watermill set within the wonderful rural scenery of the Belchamp Estate by the stunning countryside of the Essex/Suffolk border.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Tallow Factory, Dedham, Essex, England

4 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, Constable Country .

Unique 4 bedroom country cottage that is a converted Tudor candle factory, in the heart of the idyllic village of Dedham in one the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Essex/Suffolk border.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1150 to £2795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 02 October 2016 to 04 October 2016; from 07 October 2016 to 11 October 2016; from 14 October 2016 to 18 October 2016;

phone +44(0)7947438430 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lovejoy Studio, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Famous for where scenes were filmed for the popular TV series ‘Lovejoy’, this stunning luxury holiday cottage with it’s large airy spaces and contemporary furnishings has been beautifully converted from a stable block dating back to the 18th century and has a woodburning stove, large pond and walled garden as well as access to a tennis court that guests are free to use.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £495 to £791 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Signature Dream Lodge - Elm Farm Country Park, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, East Anglia.

Stylish, luxurious and high quality holiday lodges, many with the added luxury of a private hot tub, nestled in extensive parklands at Elm Farm Country Holiday Park.

Price range from £922 to £1514 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01279 905 881 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Deluxe Dream Lodge - Elm Farm Country Park, Thorpe le Soken, Essex, England

2 bedroom lodge, Essex Coast.

Family-friendly holiday lodges offering high quality accommodation on a tranquil holiday park in the Essex countryside, just a short drive from the Essex coast, some are equipped with a warm bubbly private hot tub.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £810 to £1238 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01279 905 881 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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