Country cottages, houses and log cabins for self catering holidays in Essex

Self-catering  holiday cottages in Essex

Essex stretches all the way from the east of London to the coast, south east to Kent and the Dartford River crossing, north towards Suffolk and Constable Country, west to Hertfordshire.   It offers plenty of variety with everything from excellent shopping centres, extensive coastline with sailing and beaches, country parks, gardens to visit, historic towns and villages.  It is also very close to London and makes a good base for exploring the south east with occasional forays to London, Cambridge, and Suffolk. 

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If you are looking for ideas on where to stay for a self catering holiday in Essex, read on for details of some self-catering cottages in Essex located in different parts of the county:

Lovely period cottage in North Essex  in the pretty village of Dedham



Charming period cotatge on borders of Essex and Suffolk
Essex cottage sleeps 10

The Tallow factory is a beautiful 16th century timber-framed cottage in the heart of Dedham village with a wealth of exposed beams and period features. It was featured in a BBC programme on holiday cottages in England.

The historic village of Dedham lies on the Essex-Suffolk border surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside.Downstairs in the cottage there is a spacious dining/ living room with a stereo system and working fireplace. Adjoining is a beautiful wooden kitchen fully equipped with all modern appliances including microwave and dishwasher. This leads to another comfortable lounge area with TV & video, opening on to a secluded walled garden.

Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms (3 double, 2 twin) to sleep up to 10, and two bathrooms fitted with bath and shower. Laundry facilities are also available.




Click on the photograph for details for a 5 bedroom self catering stay in Constable Country, Suffolk


Holiday Cottages in Thaxted, north Essex - sleep 4 in each cottage, more in B&B- not fra from Stansted Airport

cottages north Essex

2 Essex cottages that sleep 4, Thaxted,
north Essex


Mill View and Orchard Cottage  each sleep 4 people and are mirror images of each other. They are set well back from the road with ample car parking space. Facing west at the rear onto meadowland, guests are virtually guaranteed glorious sunsets from their own patio.

If the patio gets too hot, you can relax in the shade of the small orchard, where you will find additional seating - a very relaxing place to read a book or just take a well earned rest. Views of Thaxted's cathedral-like church and famous windmill can also be enjoyed in the distance.

Click on the cottage photograph for more details of these self-catering holiday cottages in north Essex. B&B also available for extra guests.



Self-catering barn conversion in North Essex - Manningtree



Essex cottage sleeps 8

The Granary is a real treat for anyone who appreciates the finer things of life.  Not only does it provide comfort,  attractive decor and furnishings, but also a Finnish sauna, hot tub on the patio, TV and video in each bedroom, ice maker in the kitchen, and more.  Located close to some of the most beautiful landscapes in 'Constable Country', and close to the sandy beaches of Clacton and Frinton, book this cottage now before it's snapped up. 

Click on the photo of the barn for more information and photographs.


Holiday cottage with half acre of garden near Colchester


Essex farm cottage sleeps 6


Cosy picturesque newly refurbished Holiday cottage / bungalow with half an acre of garden, can sleep up to 6 people, on a quiet arable farm. No livestock except five horses. Duck pond nearby. The cottage is within walking distance of Dedham village in Constable country and numerous walks through beautiful countryside. The beaches of Mersea, Frinton, Harwich, and Felixstowe are just half an hour away. Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, and Southwold on the Suffolk coast, the university city of Cambridge are only 1 hour away. And only 15 minutes from historic Colchester with its castle museum, and Ipswich.

Telephone 01206 230488, or 07720 842743


Luxury holiday apartment in mid Essex - 20 minutes by train to London



Self catering apartment in Essex sleeps 2-6

This luxury 5 star self-contained apartment
(sleeps 2-6) on two floors.

London, Canterbury, Cambridge, Colchester and "Constable Country" can all be reached within an hour by road. There is a fast rail link to London (30 - 40 minutes).   Two living rooms, a dining room, a fully-fitted kitchen and the choice of one, two or three bedrooms with one to three bath/shower rooms (two en-suite). 

Open-air swimming pool (heated to 80 degrees F/ 27 degrees C, May to September), a spa/hot tub with fully glazed gazebo, summer house, barbecue facilities, garden games and garden furniture. Parking facilities are within the grounds.  Linen and towels are provided.   

Click on the photograph to find out more about self-catering breaks near Billericay, Essex.



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