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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Belchamp Walter
Billericay
Bradfield
Brightlingsea
Clacton on Sea
Colchester
Dedham
Earls Colne
Fordham
Great Maplestead
Jaywick Sands
Langford
Maldon
Manningtree
Osea Island
South Woodham Ferrers
Southend on Sea
Thaxted
Thorpe le Soken
West Mersea
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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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Brook Lodge, 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 £425 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 563222 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 >

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 >

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 01245 426 946 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Anchor Cottage, West Mersea, Essex, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Family friendly 2 bedroom holiday cottage with period features located just a short distance from the local beach, ideal for a relaxing holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206384517 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary at Manningtree, Manningtree, Essex, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Constable Country.

Fantastic family-friendly 3 bedroom holiday barn conversion with Finnish sauna and outdoor hot tub, located in the riverside town of Manningtree close to Constable Country and within easy reach of some of Suffolk's and Essex's finest historical villages and towns such as Dedham, Colchester, Lavenham and Long Melford.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £550 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 392166 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Exclusive Plus 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.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £314 to £1525 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 0844 414 8080 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brook Cottage, Dedham, Essex, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Lovely historical cottage with exposed wooden beams in the idyllic village of Dedham in Constable Country, dogs welcome and family-friendly.

Price range from £495 to £695 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 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 >

Hamilton House, Clacton on Sea, Essex, England

6 bedroom Large Country House , East Anglia.

Elegant 6 bedroom Edwardian villa with south west facing garden just a short stroll from Clacton's highly rated sandy beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £800 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01255 222431 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Pump House Apartment, Billericay, Essex, England

3 bedroom Apartment, mid Essex.

5 star rated, gold award winning 3 bedroom holiday apartment located within the Pump House, a large house in the tranquil village of Great Burstead near Billericay, within the grounds is a hot tub and an open air swimming pool for use in the summer months.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Own heated pool in garden), indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £600 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01277 656 579 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rookery Lodge, Colchester, Essex, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Constable Country East Anglia.

Charming 3 bedroom country cottage located in half an acre of gardens on an arable farm conveniently close to Dedham, Colchester and Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £295 to £545 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 emailClick here to email owner more info >

SEAWAYS Holiday Cottage, Clacton on Sea, Essex, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Just a short walk from Clacton's seaside, this welcoming and comfortable holiday cottage has a secluded back garden, is family-friendly and could be perfect for a coastal holiday in Essex.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 24 October 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 01 November 2014 to 20 December 2014; from 27 December 2014 to 03 January 2015;

phone 020 7723 6484 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 >

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

2 bedroom Holiday Lodge, East Anglia.

Stylish and high quality holiday lodges, each with their own decked area and garden furniture, nestled in extensive parklands at Elm Farm Country Holiday Park.

Price range from £239 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 0844 414 8080 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 8, 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 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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