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.
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.