Colchester, self-catering holiday cottages, barns, rural retreats and lodges to rent in Essex, England

9 holiday rentals
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Colchester 16 miles away

Spadgers Cottage ,

Long Melford, Suffolk, England
sleeps  3 sleeps 3
2 bedrooms 2 bedrooms
1 bathrooms 1 bathroom
2 dogs welcome  2 dogs
family friendly family friendly

Romantic and cosy country cottage with open log fire in a historic and picturesque village setting with an attractive enclosed garden backing onto a footpath leading directly out over the fields and to the countryside beyond.

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country views
Facilities, Features & Awards:
TVWashing machineMicrowaveParkingEnclosed Garden
7 nights from £729
Next available: 15 Jul - 7 nights
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Colchester 16 miles away

The Admirals Retreat,

Ipswich, Suffolk, England
sleeps  6 sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms 2 bathrooms
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

Stylish 3 bedroom riverside retreat in Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, stunning views and beautifully decorated, no pets allowed.

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ground floor bedroom
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TVDishwasherWashing machineMicrowaveFree WifiGardenParking
7 nights from £1373
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Colchester 15 miles away

The Old Cartlodge,

Castle Hedingham, Essex, England
sleeps  5 sleeps 5
3 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms 2 bathrooms
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

3 bedroom barn conversion with lovely rural views near Castle Hedingham.

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TVDishwasherFree WifiEnclosed GardenParking
7 nights from £776
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Colchester 10 miles away

The Wobbin,

Tollesbury, Essex, England
sleeps  6 sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
1 bathrooms 1 bathroom
2 dogs welcome  2 dogs
cat friendly cat friendly

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

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country views
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TVDishwasherWashing machineMicrowaveFree WifiEnclosed GardenParking
7 nights from £980
Next available: 15 Jul - 4 nights
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Colchester 12 miles away

The Bungalow,

Bentley, Suffolk, England
sleeps  2 sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bedroom
1 bathrooms 1 bathroom
no dogs allowed No pets
family friendly family friendly

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.

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TVDishwasherWashing machineMicrowaveAccess to a swimming pool onsite()Free WifiGardenParking
7 nights from £270
Next available: 03 Aug - 7 nights
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Colchester 12 miles away

Dons Barn,

Lavenham, Suffolk, England
sleeps  2 sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bedroom
1 bathrooms 1 bathroom
2 dogs welcome  2 dogs
cat friendly cat friendly

A special romantic hideaway for two found on the Grove Farm estate in Suffolk, East Anglia, with orchard garden views and a wood-burning stove.

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ensuite(s)country views
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Gold Award Winning CottageTVDishwasherWashing machineMicrowaveFree WifiGardenParking
7 nights from £729
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Colchester 14 miles away

Tudor Barn,

Lavenham, Suffolk, England
sleeps  25 sleeps 25
5 bedrooms 5 bedrooms
7 bathrooms 7 bathrooms
2 dogs welcome  2 dogs
family friendly family friendly

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

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TVDishwasherWashing machineMicrowaveGames roomTennis courtParkingEnclosed Garden
7 nights from £750
Next available: 15 Jul - 4 nights
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Colchester 6 miles away

The Tallow Factory,

Dedham, Essex, England
sleeps  12 sleeps 12
4 bedrooms 4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms 4 bathrooms
2 dogs welcome  2 dogs
family friendly family friendly

Unique 4 bedroom spacious country cottage that is a converted Tudor candle factory, in the heart of the idyllic village of Dedham in one the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Essex/Suffolk border.

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ground floor bedroomensuite(s)
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Digital TVDishwasherWashing machineMicrowaveFree WifiEnclosed GardenParking
7 nights from £2500
Next available: 22 Jul - 7 nights
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Colchester 20 miles away

Doves Barn,

Stowmarket, Suffolk, England
sleeps  22 sleeps 22
8 bedrooms 8 bedrooms
5 bathrooms 5 bathrooms
2 dogs welcome  2 dogs
family friendly family friendly

Beautiful large sleeps 22 holiday barn in rural Suffolk close to Needham Market, complete with hot tub, games room, outdoor games and 2 acres of beautiful gardens, ideal for big family gatherings and special celebrations.

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ground floor bedroomcountry views
Facilities, Features & Awards:
Digital TVWashing machineMicrowaveGames roomPrivate Outdoor Hot TubFree WifiGardenParking
7 nights from £3695
Next available: 06 Aug - 3 nights
Special Offer: 15 Nov - 3 nights
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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.

Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Colchester, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Essex.

Frequently Asked Questions about Colchester

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Read the description of Colchester to find out ideas and tips on the best things to see and do. Also see our area guides for more information on what Essex has to offer for holidaymakers.