Luxury cottages in Essex

Some of the most exclusive holiday homes in Essex are in rural areas, down leafy lanes where cottages back onto open fields.  From this blissful setting, you can venture out through Constable Country and recapture the scenery he valued, go to the coast, visit gardens, Colchester Castle, Zoo, antique shops and fairs and generally have a good time.
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Clacton on Sea
Colchester
Dedham
Great Maplestead
Pebmarsh
Thorpe le Soken
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Essex is one of the most underrated luxury cottage holiday destinations. It may not have a national park to its name but it does have some gorgeous gardens to visit including RHS Hyde Hall near East Hanningfield, the Beth Chatto garden near Colchester and an entire circuit of gardens that open their doors to the public during the summer for charity.

Sailing is extremely popular on the coast and rivers. There really are some excellent theatres and cinemas across the county, good high end restaurants for fine dining and incredible shopping opportunities. The flat plains and fens of Essex hold a good number of nature reserves, interesting places to walk and spot birds. Epping and Hatfield Forests are the two largest pieces of woodland, there are also a number of commons and parks that are knee deep in bluebells in early May.

We hope we’ve inspired you to book a luxury cottage in Essex, you may have the privilege of staying in a half-timbered ancient dwelling or a pargetted colour washed cottage in this special part of East Anglia.

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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


Special Offer: from 21 August 2016 to 10 September 2016;
Next availability: from 22 August 2016 to 13 September 2016; from 16 September 2016 to 20 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 27 September 2016;

phone +44(0)7947438430 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 >

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 03 August 2016 to 07 August 2016; from 08 August 2016 to 13 August 2016; from 22 August 2016 to 16 September 2016;

phone 01206 563222 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 Islands 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 >

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.

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 >

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 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)


Late availability: from 28 July 2016 to 31 July 2016;

phone 01787 211 115 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 >

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