Holiday cottages in Essex

The county of Essex, bordering north east London, gradually changes from built-up suburbia to traditional rural villages as one travels north.   Thought by many to be fairly flat, there are some gentle undulating hills in parts. The country lanes of Essex boast some of the finest homes in the country. You will find homes of every description, but mainly built of red brick; some colour-washed in pretty pastels or pargeted, others with clapboard cladding, a few with thatched roofs.  Many of these are now holiday homes and include Essex cottages for 2 as well as much larger houses.Sailing lofts in Tollesbury Essex

Old properties of character are valued and appreciated  in Essex and indeed East Anglia. Anyone with an interest in history will find plenty of well-preserved medieval buildings to enjoy, especially in north Essex.  Sailing is popular along the entire length of the eastern coastline, with many a colourful boat yard and harbour.  The sailing lofts at Tollesbury are shown on the right.

Shopping sometimes appears to be the principal hobby with good shopping centres, markets, antique centres, car boot sales, and craft fairs galore.  South Woodham Ferrers is a good place to stay near all of these activities. Essex is one of the best locations for a hen weekend. Rent a large house in Essex for that hen weekend, hit the clubs, shopping centres and be real Essex girls.

Find good quality holiday cottages, pine lodges, thatched cottages and a variety of styles of holiday accommodation for your stay in Essex

Dog owners, bring your dogs on holiday to Essex, to stay in pet-friendly cottages.

Self-catering accommodation to rent for holidays and weekend breaks in Essex

holiday in Essex in log cabins and cottages

Asheldham

Audley End

Barling

Basildon

Battlesbridge

Benfleet

Billericay

Bobbingworth

Borley

Bradwell-on-Sea

Braintree

Brentwood

Brightlingsea

Buckhurst Hill

Burnham on Crouch

Canvey Island

Chappel

Chelmsford

Chigwell

Clacton-on-Sea

Coggeshall

Colchester

Crays Hill

Epping

Felsted

Grays

Great Dunmow

Hadleigh

Halstead

Hanningfield 

Harlow

Harwich

Hockley

Hornchurch

Ilford

Ingatestone

Kelvedon Hatch

Lamarsh

Langham

Leigh-on-Sea

Loughton

Maldon

Manningtree

Marks Tey

Nazeing

Pilgrims Hatch

Pitsea

Purfleet

Rayleigh

Rochford

Romford

Saffron Walden

Shenfield

Shoeburyness

South Woodham Ferrers

Southend-on-Sea

Stanford Le Hope

Stansted

Thaxted

Thundersley

Tilbury

Tiptree

Tollesbury

Waltham Abbey

Walton-on-the-Naze

Westcliff

Wethersfield

White Roding

Wickford

Widdington

Witham

Writtle