Luxury north Essex cottages that have a hot tub
With easy access from London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport, a luxurious self-catering break with a hot tub in north Essex is the perfect getaway for couples and families alike. Despite its proximity to major cities, many people are pleasantly surprised to discover the delights of rural north Essex. The beautiful countryside combined with attractive market towns and villages lends itself to a quiet and relaxing break; however, there are also plenty of places to visit and activities to keep you occupied.
After visiting local attractions, what better way to end the day than by immersing yourself in your own private, warm hot tub overlooking the north Essex countryside. A glass of wine or champagne in hand adding that extra touch of relaxation and romance to the occasion. For those looking for a little luxury or something different, a country cottage complete with a hot tub makes the ideal choice.
Nestled in the Colne Valley, not far from Colchester and the A12, the village of Chappel is perfectly placed for exploring north Essex. Self-catering options nearby include a selection of holiday lodges with hot tubs. Chappel is known for its impressive viaduct; the second largest brick built structure in England. A stone's throw away is the fascinating working East Anglian Railway Museum, perfect for steam train fans. Alternatively, the nearby market town of Coggeshall provides multiple sightseeing opportunities. Here you will find two National Trust properties: the impressive Grange Barn, and a short circular country walk away, Paycocke's House and Garden. If you prefer gardens and a tea room, then Marks Hall Estate offers you gardens, an arboretum, woodland walks, and a tea room and small gift shop.
Farther north, Dedham Vale offers the complete Constable experience. Visitors can spend the day at Flatford Mill or exploring around Dedham village, as well as enjoying the tranquil River Stour with its rowing boats and river walks. Those seeking a self-catering break with a hot tub are well catered for in the surrounding villages, such as the village of Boxted. Located just a few miles away from the main sights, Boxted offers stunning country views of the valley, perfect to enjoy while pampering yourself in a bubbly hot tub. After which if a little excitement or nightlife is in order, then why not pay a visit to the oldest town in England. Colchester boasts an excellent selection of restaurants, bars and pubs, as well as the famous castle, the museum or the zoo for day visitors. After a day discovering the delights of north Essex, a night in with a warm massage in a hot tub will soothe those tired legs.