Country Cottages In Essex To Rent

Essex is a great place to go with family or friends if you are looking for a relaxing country cottage break. With plenty of pretty villages to choose from and cottages in all shapes and sizes, we are sure you’ll find the perfect spot for your group.

Although Essex might be more well known for its vibrant coastline, it’s countryside is equally wonderful as a holiday destination. Choose from top attractions, numerous walks and delicious cafes, restaurants and pubs for a meal out. From visiting historic houses to strolling around beautiful gardens, there is lots to see and do in Essex.

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Essex cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18120
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18120
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18120
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18120
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18120

Langham

Excellent Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18120

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Cottage S25426
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Cottage S25426
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Cottage S25426
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Cottage S25426
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Cottage S25426
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Elsenham

Captivating Maldon Cottage

Ref: S25426

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Finchingfield Lodge S167234
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Finchingfield Lodge S167234
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Finchingfield Lodge S167234
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Finchingfield Lodge S167234
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Finchingfield Lodge S167234

Finchingfield

Stunning Finchingfield Lodge

Ref: S167234

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S88778
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S88778
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S88778
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S88778
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S88778
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Dovercourt

Wonderful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S88778

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Harwich Apartment S139823
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Harwich Apartment S139823
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Harwich Apartment S139823
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Harwich Apartment S139823
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Harwich Apartment S139823

Harwich

Lovely Harwich Apartment

Ref: S139823

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18134
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18134
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18134
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18134
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18134

Takeley

Superb Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18134

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Apartment S57587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Apartment S57587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Apartment S57587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Apartment S57587
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Maldon Apartment S57587

Purleigh

Captivating Maldon Apartment

Ref: S57587

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Maldon Cottage S85018
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Maldon Cottage S85018
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Maldon Cottage S85018
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Maldon Cottage S85018
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Maldon Cottage S85018
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Saffron Walden

Excellent Maldon Cottage

Ref: S85018

Reviews 11

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Apartment S42466
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Apartment S42466
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Apartment S42466
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Apartment S42466
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Apartment S42466

Layer-de-la-Haye

Delightful Colchester Apartment

Ref: S42466

Reviews 13

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Maldon Cottage S18137
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Maldon Cottage S18137
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Maldon Cottage S18137
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Maldon Cottage S18137
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Maldon Cottage S18137
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Little Baddow

Splendid Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18137

Reviews 9

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S18100
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S18100
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S18100
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S18100
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S18100

Alphamstone

Exquisite Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18100

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S78553
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S78553
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S78553
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S78553
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S78553
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Great Henny

Tasteful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S78553

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S18080
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S18080
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S18080
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S18080
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S18080
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Little Bentley

Inviting Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18080

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Cottage S126984
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Cottage S126984
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Cottage S126984
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Cottage S126984
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Cottage S126984
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Brightlingsea

Delightful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S126984

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18101
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18101
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18101
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18101
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18101

Ardleigh Heath

Lovely Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18101

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S57455
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S57455
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S57455
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S57455
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S57455
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Brightlingsea

Attractive Colchester Cottage

Ref: S57455

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Maldon Cottage S114157
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Maldon Cottage S114157
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Maldon Cottage S114157
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Maldon Cottage S114157
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Maldon Cottage S114157

Leigh-on-Sea

Wonderful Maldon Cottage

Ref: S114157

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S25142
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S25142
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S25142
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S25142
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Cottage S25142
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Birch

Exquisite Colchester Cottage

Ref: S25142

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S81465
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S81465
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S81465
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S81465
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S81465

Lawford

Quaint Colchester Cottage

Ref: S81465

Reviews 11

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Easthorpe Cottage S135055
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Easthorpe Cottage S135055
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Easthorpe Cottage S135055
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Easthorpe Cottage S135055
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Easthorpe Cottage S135055

Easthorpe

Wonderful Easthorpe Cottage

Ref: S135055

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Saffron Walden Cottage S59292
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Saffron Walden Cottage S59292
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Saffron Walden Cottage S59292
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Saffron Walden Cottage S59292
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Saffron Walden Cottage S59292

Saffron Walden

Wonderful Saffron Walden Cottage

Ref: S59292

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Apartment S13401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Apartment S13401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Apartment S13401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Apartment S13401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Apartment S13401

Colchester

Luxury Colchester Apartment

Ref: S13401

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Frinton On Sea Cottage S26743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Frinton On Sea Cottage S26743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Frinton On Sea Cottage S26743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Frinton On Sea Cottage S26743
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Frinton On Sea Cottage S26743

Frinton-on-sea

Superb Frinton-on-sea Cottage

Ref: S26743

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S127502
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S127502
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S127502
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S127502
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S127502
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Holland-on-Sea

Gorgeous Colchester Cottage

Ref: S127502

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Andrew - verified booking

"When we arrived at the premises S57587, it was blowing a gale and raining. However when we entered the premises there were electric storage heaters installed, but they we not switched on. The only other heating was an electric convector heater on the wall in the bedroom! Also, there was only a thin summer quilt on the double bed, and no additional bedding in the premises. When the owner arrived at 6:00PM, she stated that we could not use the storage heaters as they used too much electricity! Instead she offered a small oil filled electric radiator, and a winter quilt for the bed! We then found that there were no instructions for the bath shower, and the plug in the bathroom since did not hold the water in. As a result, we had to wash in the kitchen sink! The toilet seat was loose, and when you flushed the toilet it flushed twice by itself. There were no coat hangers in the wardrobe, so coats and shirts could only be hung on the back of the front door at the bottom of the stairs. The kitchen equipment was basic, with only essential utensils, the light over the cooker did not work, and was replaced by a battery light, but the batteries were dead! Need I say anymore! As a result of the cold accommodation, and the other points above, we have left the premises this morning. From the initial response by the owner I did not bother to raise these points with her."
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Joanna - verified booking

"S42466 is beautiful, just beautiful. As someone who manages 50,000 sq ft I know about property and facilities management and the house and gardens are immaculate. The rooms are spacious and well furnished - practical and tastefully furnished. It is extremely clean throughout, nothing was out of place.The facilities for hosting a large event are perfect - even down to four sauceboats! The kitchen has an aga which, for those not used to it, can be intimidating. However, with a little forethought into what you intend to cook and a review of the cook books provided (and/ or prior research) means it does not need to be overly concerning. The grounds are extensive and vary between woodland and grass. Plenty of room for a game of cricket or rounders! The administration from booking through to arrival and beyond is a well oiled machine, with every question you could consider answered easily. I have no hesitation in scoring S42466 10/10. There was truly not one thing which was lacking and everything was extremely well prepared. My only tip - Get your booking secured as soon as you can!"
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Richard - verified booking

"My wife is a clean freak. Often the first half day of our holidays is spent by her cleaning the accommodation to get it up to her standard before she can relax. She didn't do that here because it was already super clean. So as long as they keep the same cleaner this wont be a problem ::)The property is absolutely perfect for two, would make a lovely weekend or week retreat. Very relaxing with a nice seating areas outside and in. We actually went as a family of four and used the bed settee in the lounge. It was a squeeze (Only one bedroom) but very functional and obviously with only one bedroom it was economically priced which was a part of our holiday equation. The settee bed was very comfortable. Very well equipped, TV and internet both available. Quiet location about 10 minutes drive from Tiptree where there is everything you will need (Supermarket, takeaways, baker, petrol station etc etc). 20 minutes to centre of Colchester or Heybridge which both have main stream high street offerings, macdonalds, etc."
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Susan - verified booking

"My partner and I have stayed in several holiday cottages over the years. We both agreed that this is the best one yet. It has everything you would need - a real home from home. It is spotlessly clean as well as being tastefully decorated and nice and warm.The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped, likewise the bathroom. The garden is also spacious and very well kept with a variety of interesting plants and shrubs. Fast and reliable Wifi is provided. On arrival, the owner was there to welcome us and to assure us that he would be always available should any questions or problems arise. He was very pet friendly. He also rang the evening before we left to ask if we had enjoyed our stay - the first time that has happened. All in all a wonderful place to stay which we could not recommend more highly."
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Robert - verified booking

"Excellent house and accommodation Very Clean high standards and a Beautiful location. the kitchen is a little larger in Baytree Cottage 2 which helps and it has a small garden area.I was very satisfied and it has all equipment you will need for your stay and lovely and warm and very clean to a very good standard. money value is also good compared with others and 15 to 20 minutes to Colchester. nice pub 50 yards away and good dog walks. zoo half mile away and Trevor a good host he leaves you to enjoy your stay and you have parking off road. Excellent for a short stay to see Colchester. I have been there a few times since October so I can recommend this house and value for money. Rob Enjoy. ;-)"
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