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Essex Holiday Cottages

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Ivy Cottage is a detached cottage situated on a quiet road leading to the coast, tucked away on the idyllic Mersea Island, Essex. Near a beach. Colchester 10.3 miles; Clacton-on-Sea 23.7 miles. (Ref. 1141167)

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7 nights from £486

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Lodge Cottage is a wonderful, detached property resting in Little Oakley near Ramsey, Essex. Period features. Enclosed garden. Close to amenities. Harwich 1.9 miles; Bradfield 6.2 miles; Colchester 18.7 miles. (Ref. 1146120)

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7 nights from £779

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
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21C is a second-floor apartment resting in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Near a beach. Open-plan. Close to amenities. Frinton on Sea 2.3 miles; Clacton 8.7 miles; Harwich 13.3 miles; Colchester 18.9 miles. (Ref. 1145400)

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7 nights from £390

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
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A lovely ground-floor apartment resting in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Near a beach. Open-plan. Close to amenities. Frinton on Sea 2.3 miles; Clacton 8.7 miles; Harwich 14.6 miles; Colchester 19.1 miles. (Ref. 1145401)

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7 nights from £436

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  • Bedrooms1
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This charming, one-bedroom holiday home rests in St. Osyth, Essex. Smart TV. Open plan. Ground-floor living. Clacton-on-Sea 4.6 miles; Brightlingsea 7.4 miles; Colchester 12.8 miles. (Ref. 1122485)

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7 nights from £363

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
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    5.0

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This delightful, two-bedroom holiday home rests in St. Osyth, Essex. Smart TV. Open plan. Ground-floor living. Clacton-on-Sea 4.6 miles; Brightlingsea 7.4 miles; Colchester 12.8 miles. (Ref. 1122487)

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7 nights from £425

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A traditional farmhouse on a working farm and vineyard on the outskirts of Sible Hedingham, Essex. Countryside location. Courtyard garden. Ample off-road parking. Castle Hedingham 1.7 miles; Lavenham 15.5 miles; Colchester 18.8 miles. (Ref. 1067084)

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7 nights from £1317

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  • Bedrooms3
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    4.8

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A lovely three-bedroom cottage perched on a working farm on the outskirts of Colne Engaine, Colchester. Smart TV. Open fire. Off-road parking. Pet-friendly. Halstead 1.9 miles; Earls Colne 2 miles; Colchester 12.8 miles. (Ref. 1121166)

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7 nights from £623

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21B, a first-floor apartment is based in the heart of Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Beach less than 100m. Open-plan. Close to amenities. Frinton on Sea 2.3 miles; Clacton 8.7 miles; Harwich 13.3 miles; Colchester 18.9 miles. (Ref. 1130784)

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7 nights from £366

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
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    4.7

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Comfortable semi-detached cottage near Saffron Walden. Fishing on site, country setting, great views. Easy reach of Cambridge, Duxford and more. Saffron Walden 7.3 miles. (Ref. 905373)

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7 nights from £432

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  • Bedrooms3
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    4.8

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Attractive three bedroom cottage on the banks of the River Colne in Rowhedge. Stunning views. Pet-friendly. WiFi. En-suite. Colchester 3 miles. (Ref. 977193)

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7 nights from £432

  • Sleeps6
  • Bedrooms3
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    4.4

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This large, semi-detached house rests in Southend-On-Sea, Essex. Close to beach. Enclosed garden. Close to amenities. Off-road parking. Wallesea Island 12.5 miles; Chelmsford 21.6 miles; London 45.8 miles. (Ref. 1100573)

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7 nights from £490

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
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    4.7

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This beautifully presented sea view apartment offers a perfect base for guests to explore the popular Essex coast. Garden with patio furniture. WiFi. Sea views. Colchester 18 miles. (Ref. 980201)

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  • Ground floor bedroom
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  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from £404

  • Sleeps5
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    4.6

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Delightful, detached coach house conversion within a short walk of the historic village of Sible Hedingham. Spacious open plan living accommodation with open fire, beams, boot room and large enclosed garden. Halstead 4 miles. (Ref. 29621)

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7 nights from £722

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
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    4.9

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A fabulous semi-detached timber cottage set on a farm in Wickham St Paul in Essex. Private patio. Rural setting. En-suite. Sudbury 5.5 miles; Colchester 15.5 miles; Cambridge 33.8 miles. (Ref. 985434)

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7 nights from £401

  • Sleeps12
  • Bedrooms6
  • PetsYes
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Avondale is a three-storey, end-terrace home situated in a residential location, near the centre of Clacton-On-Sea, Essex. Pets welcome. Near beach. Colchester 16 miles. (Ref. 1143447)

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7 nights from £839

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
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    4.9

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An elegant ground floor apartment in Walton-on-the-Naze. Uninterrupted coastal views. Wheelchair-friendly. Pub and shop 0.1 miles, beach on doorstep. (Ref. 1003552)

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7 nights from £387

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Little Haven is a spacious garage conversion situated on a residential development the village of Kirby Cross, Essex. Open-plan. Wheelchair-friendly. Frinton-on-Sea 2.3 miles; Walton-on-the-Naze 2.7 miles. (Ref. 1146110)

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  • Ground floor bedroom
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7 nights from £365

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
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    4.9

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A single storey, converted passenger train settled in the village of Greenstead Green near Halstead. Open-plan. Unique. Perfect for couples. Braintree 5.7 miles. (Ref. 1075120)

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7 nights from £397

  • Sleeps14
  • Bedrooms7
  • PetsNo
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This fantastic, seven-bedroom holiday home rests in Cornish Hall End near Steeple Bumpstead, Essex. Smart TV. Woodburning stove. Bedrooms with en-suites. Historic. Haverhill 7.3 miles; Saffron Walden 10.5 miles; Braintree 12.3 miles. (Ref. 1132687)

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7 nights from £1861

 

Just show me Essex Cottages

 

For a wonderful mix of coastal and countryside attractions, our Essex cottages are great for family holidays.

Head to the coast for fun, sun and water sports - over 350 miles long and featuring both remote areas brimming with wildlife and a variety of resorts, many with Blue Flag beaches. Enjoy Clacton's Air Show and music festivals. Don't miss the rides at Southend's Adventure Island on the world's longest pier. Stroll along the prom past colourful beach huts at Frinton-on-Sea. Enjoy bracing cliff-top walks along the 'Sunshine Coast'. Or set sail from Burnham-on-Crouch.

For cute and cuddly encounters, choose from farm parks and Colchester Zoo. Or pack the picnic hamper and explore one of the many country parks such as Cudmore Grove. Rollerworld, steam trains, museums, go-carts - they're all here.

Walk, cycle and ride! Home of Constable Country, it's easy to see why the Essex countryside inspired the great painter some 200 years ago. Trace his steps through the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley and discover rolling farmland, ancient woodlands, rivers and pretty villages. Or, hopfoot it to Hatfield Forest, one of the UK's most untouched medieval woodlands, where rare mammals and birds live in harmony within the trees. You can even bring your pooch along for the adventure by staying at an Essex dog-friendly cottage.

Historic gems near your Essex cottage

Expect lots of stately homes and other ancient treasures. Highlights include the Jacobean manor of Audley End House, the neo-classical-style villa of Hylands House and Estate, Ingatestone Hall, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Hedingham Castle and Layer Marney Tower, an impressive Tudor gatehouse.

Another reason to book an Essex cottage is to sample local delicacies. The seafood bars of West Mersea offer Colchester Native Oysters. Try wines and Oyster Stout from Mersea Island Vineyard, freshly-harvested cockles and whelks at Leigh and make sure you pick up a pot of Tiptree jam.

Take a look at our range of properties that accept pets here.