Self-catering holidays in Essex, stay in cottages, pine lodges and seaside cottages and have a memorable East Anglian break
Essex is great fun for cottage holidays
Essex in East Anglia has lots to offer for a tranquil cottage holiday. Located in the South East of England, Essex is one of the home counties bordering London and has a number of naturally beautiful coastal and country areas, all of which has their own unique attractions.
Find Cottages in Essex:
- Belchamp Walter
- Burnham on Crouch
- Clacton on Sea
- Earls Colne
- Frinton on Sea
- Great Dunmow
- Great Maplestead
- Jaywick Sands
- Osea Island
- South Woodham Ferrers
- Southend on Sea
- Thorpe le Soken
- West Mersea
Stansted international airport is located in north Essex, not far from Stansted Mountfichet and Bishop's Stortford alongside the M11 motorway so that a country cottage or holiday lodge based here offers easy access to all parts of Essex. There are quite some number of pretty coastal towns and villages to enjoy as well as some outstandingly attractive countryside to discover.
Top Things to Do in Essex during a Cottage Break
- Visit a Vineyard during your holiday; A little known fact is that there are a number of vineyards in Essex including one near Billericay and Chelmsford, some of which can be visited. A visit to a vineyard with a chance to taste some Essex wine makes for a great day out for adults. South Woodham Ferrers, Maldon and the Chelmsford area are good central bases for holiday cottages in Essex. There is also a pine lodge holiday park overlooking a river, perfect for a relaxing break. The annual V-Festival of pop music is held in Chelmsford during August each year; rent a holiday apartment near Chelmsford soon.
Shopping holidays in Essex
- Rent a cottage, pine lodge or apartment and go shopping; Shopping in Essex deserves a mention because there is a large variety of excellent shopping centres. The main towns such as Chelmsford and Colchester all have superb high street shopping centres. Lakeside in Thurrock is an enormous purpose built shopping centre. Antiques are big in Essex. Visit Battlesbridge near Wickford for a complete village dedicated to antiques and a lovely place to stay. Antique fairs are regularly held in Coggeshall and other parts of north Essex. The boot fairs of Essex are bustling and crowded on Saturdays and Sundays. Book a self-catering holiday in Essex for the chance to 'shop until you drop', enjoy good food, the coast and a visit to one of the many tourist attractions..
Some of the best seaside cottages on the Essex Coast
Southend on Sea - with its pier, fun fair rides and attractions is probably the best well known Essex seaside resort. Clacton on Sea, Frinton on Sea and Walton on the Naze are also well known traditional Essex beach resorts with good sandy beaches. Rent cottages and apartments for the best holiday ever in coastal Essex.
Maylandsea, Mersea Island and Burnham on Sea - These are less well known, more tranquil Essex towns next to the water include. Brightly coloured beach huts are a feature of Mersea Island. Lots of people come for holidays and weekend breaks.
Book a cottage for a few days holiday in Maldon
Maldon - this is a pretty historical Essex town with a quay from which historical Thames barge cruises depart. During the summer, there is a large outdoor water splash park which is particularly popular with children. Most of the small towns around the coast and river estuaries offer sailing via local yacht clubs. Near Maldon is Heybridge Basin which is a very pretty spot with barges, a marina and two very good food pubs. Popular in Essex with seafood lovers are the many seafood shacks selling cockles and mussels. It is an amazing town for family self-catering breaks in cottages and lodges.
The best Essex rural holiday accommodation
The northern parts of Essex are known for being particularly pretty with beautiful winding lanes, country cottages and historical towns and villages. Thaxted with its olde worlde medieval high street, Guildhall and restored windmill is a lovely place to stay. Rent a period cottage or a quaint thatched cottage in keeping with the area.
Holiday lettings in Colchester - find cottages, barn conversions
Colchester - this is another interesting historical town with a rich history dating back to Roman times. Visit the castle for hands-on interactive exhibits. Colchester zoo is a good choice for holidaymakers with children. Also of note is the pretty historical village of Coggeshall near Colchester which has a large number of timber framed listed buildings, some of which date back as far as the 1500s. Be delighted with a holiday cottage in Coggeshall, north Essex.
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