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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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Large house in Tillingham, near Southminster with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 9. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Stunning holiday home in rural location | Mark Farmhouse, Tillingham, near Southminster

Well equipped

Mark Farmhouse, Maldon

A rural farmhouse set in a peaceful location with stunning views across the unspoilt countryside. Great for a family or friends get together.

  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
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Romantic holiday cottage in Harwich with 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. No pets allowed. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Living room/dining room | Haven Hideaway, Harwich

Great quality

Haven Hideaway, Colchester

This apartment is ideally located in the conservation area of Old Harwich. Everything you need is at your fingertips - beaches, restaurants, pubs, history and charm.

  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
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Large holiday home to rent in Bradwell-on-Sea with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Entrance hall with open aspect to living area | Oasis, Bradwell-on-Sea

High standard

Oasis, Maldon

Wow! What a surprise you get when you step inside this fabulously restored modern cottage, so spacious and the garden, so peaceful!. Ground Floor:Entrance hall: With limestone floor and...

  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
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Cottage for 2 in Easthorpe, near Colchester with 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. No pets allowed. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

Hot tub and summerhouse | Easthorpe Retreat, Easthorpe, near Colchester

Well equipped

Easthorpe Retreat, Colchester

Perfect for a couple looking for a romantic break, this log cabin has its own hot tub, ideal for relaxing in after a day exploring.

  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Hot Tubs
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Hot Tubs - Private
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
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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.