Self catering holiday cottages in Colchester, Essex, England

self catering cottages Colchester

Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town and boasts an impressive Norman castle built on the ruins of the Roman Temple.  Colchester is an attractive town to stay in for a cottage holiday. Fascinating history and monuments in Colchester include the old Roman wall. There are several museums where visitors can get more information about the history of Colchester.


Advice on Cottage Holidays in Colchester

The shopping centre in Colchester offers a good variety of shops. The town is lovely with plenty of amenities and eateries. Holidaymakers will find that they are spoilt for choice when planning things to do and days out. There are theatres, multi-screen cinemas, leisure centres and a number of bars, cafes and restaurants. The Beth Chatto Gardens on the outskirts of Colchester make for a pleasant visit and feature drought resistant plants which are important to Essex since this is the driest county in England.

Increasing numbers of young people want to visit Essex since the television programme 'The only way is Essex' was aired. There is a certain fascination with the real Essex people and their culture. Essex has always been a brilliant place for a holiday, long before this additional exposure. It offers a good number of lively historic towns and beautiful countryside.  Rent a self catering cottage in the country for the best of Essex.

The Essex and Suffolk coast with beaches are a short drive away. Clacton-on-Sea is the closest seaside town that offers a sandy beach and fun fair. The countryside surrounding Colchester is pleasant for country walks. Constable Country is also nearby for sightseeing, walking and cycling.

Take a look at the self catering cottages available to rent in Colchester, in north Essex, and have an exciting holiday where you can 'mix and match' beach, clubs, pubs, shopping, countryside, theatre, car boot sales, antique fairs and festivals.

Book a Colchester cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Essex on holiday.

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Ropes Cottage, Colchester, Essex, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Historic Cottage

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Historic 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of Colchester.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £446
Next availability:
from 23 October to 20 November 20 from 30 November to 12 December 20

Gladwins Farm, Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

4 bedroom Cottages, Colchester 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
4 star

A collection of 9 award winning holiday cottages benefiting from excellent shared leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool and a tennis court, all located amongst 22 acres of gorgeous Suffolk countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On the site), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £250

Wakes Hall Lodges, Colchester, Essex, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Lodges

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

High quality wooden clad holiday lodges set in the stunning Colne Valley close to the Essex/Suffolk border and Constable Country.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £743
Next availability:
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Broman's Barn, Colchester, Essex, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Part of the Grove Cottages collection, Bromans Barn is a romantic cottage for two situated on a farm close to Mersea Island’s Nature Reserve.

Weekly Price from: £399

The Wobbin, Tollesbury, Essex, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Colchester 10 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Secluded pet-friendly country cottage near Tollesbury with distant sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £556

Rafe Hall Coach House, Pebmarsh, Essex, East Anglia, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Colchester 10 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Relax and unwind in stylish luxurious surroundings at this beautiful 2 bedroom coach house, within half an hour's drive of Constable Country, Colchester and Long Melford and Lavenham for days out.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £605

The Grove Cottages, Sudbury, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversions, Colchester 11 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Grove Cottages specialise in fabulous romantic and historical cottages with character in Suffolk and Essex.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £306

The Bungalow, Bentley, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Colchester 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

One bedroom holiday bungalow set within the owner’s extensive grounds and featuring access to beautiful gardens, fishing lakes and an outdoor swimming pool (pool available in summer months only), set within the Suffolk countryside close to the coast.

Special features: pool (Shared use of owner's outdoor swimming pool in the summer months (June to September).).

Weekly Price from: £236
Next availability:
from 07 November to 21 December 20 from 28 December to 02 January 21

Snow Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Colchester 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Idyllic sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the Suffolk countryside, with access to large gardens and good walks from the door, come and discover the delights of East Anglia.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £349

The Stables, Great Maplestead, Essex, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Colchester 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

High quality one bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic garden and a fantastic rural setting close to naturally beautiful countryside near Castle Hedingham in Essex, with a king-size bed this is an ideal property for a tranquil romantic break.

Weekly Price from: £222

Tudor Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Colchester 14 miles away

sleeps 2 - 24 guests
2 - 24
5 bedrooms
5
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Unique Grade II listed holiday barn situated next to meadows and ponds in rural Suffolk with an attractive enclosed garden.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £750
Next availability:
from 22 October to 25 October 20 from 30 October to 11 November 20

The Old Monkey, Hadleigh, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Country Cottage, Colchester 15 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

An idyllic and cosy bolthole in East Anglia, perfectly situated to explore the surrounding Suffolk countryside with beautiful character features such as exposed ancient beams, a steep staircase and open log fires with the added advantage of being pet-friendly with a small private garden and courtyard.

Weekly Price from: £368