Self-catering holiday accommodation and country cottages in Colchester

Colchester is England's oldest recorded Roman town; numerous artefacts still remain. The castle has a permanent exhibition of Roman items on display. It's highly recommended for families with children because many of the displays are interactive and children are encouraged to try on costumes, helmets, chain mail, and to participate in various sections. self-catering cottages  in Colchester for holidays

Some of the narrow streets are reminiscent of the Shambles in York and offer interesting individual shops to browse in.  An ancient clock museum is worth a peek with a worthy collection of historical time pieces. 

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Ancient building housing the clock museum in Colchester

The zoo, on the outskirts of Colchester is one of the best in the country. It's well designed with wide walkways, plenty of interesting information, falconry displays, several play grounds for children to relax in between viewing, and food for animal feeding time; it allows children to get close to some of the animals and participate.

There's plenty to do for anyone holidaying in the area. Colchester offers a wide variety of family amusements.  For the younger child there is an enormous soft-play centre called 'Go Bananas', there is a large leisure centre with pool, and laser games just to mention a few.  The coast and beaches are just a short drive away, as in Constable Country, and the pretty villages of north Essex.  

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Rookery Lodge, sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms, Colchester, north Essex

2 bedroom self catering bungalow located on a quiet Arable farm.  There is a duck pond nearby and 5 horses on the farm are the only livestock.  Click on any of the photographs of the cottage for more details.

self-catering holiday cottage to sleep 4-6 in Colchester Essex

Near to the cottage you will find Dedham, Constable country and Ardleigh. The cottage is well located for exploring Essex  and East Anglia.   Mersea and Frinton are around 30 minutes drive away.  Colchester and Ipswich are around 15 mins drive.



holiday cottage with 2 bedrooms, sleep up to 6, Colchester self-catering in Colchester Essex
Dining table Lounge in Rookery Lodge

Pretty Cottage in Constable Country, Colchester- sleeps 2-4

cottage in Constable CountrySpring Hall Cottage is an attractive 2 bedroom thatched cottage in Constable country which is Grade II listed.  Click on the photo to find out more about this property and its attractive garden.





  • Constable Country and the village of Dedham are nearby

  • Short breaks are available (min. 3 nights). Welcome pack and complimentary bottle of wine.

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