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Holiday accommodation in Essex:

Self-catering holiday cottages in Essex provide families and couples with classic accommodation and a useful base to explore out into this historic county. One of England’s ancient counties, Essex was originally part of the Kingdom of Essex, and today offers a rich and varied mix of engaging towns – visit Colchester for a trip back to Roman times. A family holiday favourite for all ages is a visit to the seaside, and in particular Southend-on-Sea, to walk down Southend Pier, it is the longest pleasure pier in the world and is almost a mile and a half long going into the Thames Estuary.

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Exterior | The Beach House, Clacton-on-Sea

The Beach House, Colchester

Large cottage in Clacton-on-Sea with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile.

Boasting fantastic sea views from the balcony, The Beach House is ideal for a holiday for families or groups of friends. The Beach House is set on the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, boasting...

  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Sea View
  • WiFi
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
  • Seaside
  • Waterside Breaks
  • More Than Dog Friendly
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Exterior | Sea Shell House, Clacton-on-Sea

Sea Shell House, Colchester

Holiday cottage near the sea in Clacton-on-Sea with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

Just 200 yards from the beach this spacious property with a hot tub is great for families exploring the Essex coast.

  • Bike Store
  • Detached Property
  • Satellite TV
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cottages4you
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
  • Customers Choice
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Delightful holiday home with hot tub | Toad Hall Cottage, White Colne, near Colchester

Toad Hall Cottage, Colchester

Cottage getaway in White Colne, near Colchester with 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. No pets allowed. Golf nearby, Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

Ideally situated in the heart of the north Essex countryside, this cosy home offers the perfect romantic escape for you and your loved one.

  • Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • Luxury Collection
  • Newly Listed Property
  • English Country Cottages
  • Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Country Cottages
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Exterior | Sea Breeze, Clacton-on-Sea

Sea Breeze, Colchester

Coastal cottage to rent in Clacton-on-Sea with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile.

Boasting sea views from the front of the property, Sea Breeze is in an idyllic destination for accessing all the local amenities.

  • Bungalow
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Sea View
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
  • More Than Dog Friendly
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Essex self-catering holiday cottages to rent

Essex holiday cottages allow you to explore the county’s lesser-known locations – smaller, picturesque hamlets are popular. Close proximity to Suffolk also gives you an easy route to Constable country, or if you want a City experience, take a day trip into London. The area is very well connected via road and train – London Liverpool Station is just an hour from Colchester.

Essex is a large county in East Anglia with a large coastal area, London is to the South West, Suffolk to the North and Hertfordshire to the West. Essex has some fantastic scenery and some incredibly old and beautiful villages. Chelmsford is in the centre of Essex but Colchester is probably its best known town. Dating back before the Romans, Colcheter is England's oldest recorded town and as you can imagine it has a huge range of architecture. Essex has a range of holiday homes to accommodate all sizes of holiday groups from two to twenty. From Oak framed buildings to Georgian mansions there is something for everyone.

The coastline has some really nice villages and probably the most well know part is Maldon and the Blackwater River. It is known for its great sailing area as well as its table salt. In fact there are 35 islands in Essex! Clacton and Southend are larger seaside towns and Southend has the longest pier in England. Inland there is much to do in Essex. Apart from the scenery, Gardens and Houses there are many attractions to see as well as activities.