Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Southend, Essex, England

Southend on Sea for self catering holidays

About Cottage Breaks in Southend

The seaside town of Southend on Sea is The seaside resort for people who live on the east side of London to those in south Essex. Good travel links make the beaches and entertainment of Southend easily accessible. The main line railway lines run from London through Essex to Southend. The A13 is a good road that also leads from the City of London to Southend on Sea.

The sands of Southend are not the best, when the tide retreats, the shoreline is left with ankle deep mud. An artifical beach of golden sand has been created as a family play area to compensate and ensure that children have somewhere nice to play in the sand despite the tides. A climbing frame and play equipment in the sand is well used by the bucket and spade brigade.

Southend is simply brilliant for holidaymakers who like their seaside holidays to be busy, entertaining and colourful. It is a town with something for all ages.  The longest pier in England is a big attraction. Walk the distance to the end or take the train.  The permanent funfair of Adventure Island has a wrist band entry scheme that makes it good value compared with some theme parks. The queues are never very long, arrive later for even shorter queuing times.

cottage in essex to rent for self catering holidays

The two Southend theatres run a brilliant selection of shows including several for children.  Various London shows also come to Southend and the ticket prices are lower.  There is a vast choice in terms of entertainment for adults; clubs, pubs, eateries galore, a casino and a whole street of seaside entertainment venues.

A walk to Leigh on Sea along the promenade and coast is rewarded by good fish restaurants, art galleries and  an interesting clutch of old houses.

The shopping centre in Southend has all the major chains but if holidaymakers want more, Lakeside Shopping Centre is about an hour's drive along the A13.

A holiday in Southend shows one side of Essex. Drive out into the country to see the pretty villages, country pubs and historic Essex. A self catering cottage, apartment or log cabin in Southend, or nearby is an ideal base for  a comfortable break. Self catering usually works out cheaper than B&B or hotels for families or groups of 4 or more. See self catering holidays near Southend on Sea for cottages, apartments, log cabins and houses to rent.


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

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The Herons, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom House, Southend 8 miles away

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

Well presented holiday cottage sleeping 2 in the pleasant town of South Woodham Ferrers, with riverside walks available near by as well as good train links in to London.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300

The Wobbin, Tollesbury, Essex, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Southend 16 miles away

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

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

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £556

Manor Farmhouse, Milstead, Kent, South East England, England

10 bedroom Family Group Accommodation, Southend 17 miles away

sleeps 10 - 18 guests
10 - 18
10 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
5 star

Sleeps 18 pet-friendly holiday accommodation for family groups only, with its own outdoor swimming pool, in a village setting in the Kent Downs AONB.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool for summer use in gardens), games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £4188
Next availability:
from 09 November to 04 December 20