Holiday Cottages In Essex To Rent

Despite being a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of London, Essex is a peaceful retreat that couldn’t feel further away. Here you’ll find miles of rolling countryside and lush green fields. It’s an excellent location for a cottage holiday getaway.

After a sunny day walking in the countryside pick up some local delights to enjoy at your holiday cottage. From oysters to jam, Essex has a varied and delicious local fare. If you’re looking for more than miles of countryside Essex also has top attractions to choose from. Kids will love Colchester Zoo, there are numerous gardens and stately homes to explore, and for something a little different, gain a new perspective from the air with a hot air balloon ride.

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Lodge S41725
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Lodge S41725
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Lodge S41725
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Lodge S41725
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Colchester Lodge S41725

Colchester

Delightful Colchester Lodge

Ref: S41725

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S41881
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S41881
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S41881
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S41881
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S41881

Colchester

Excellent Colchester Apartment

Ref: S41881

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  • 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

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18133
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18133
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18133
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18133
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18133

Langdon Hills

Beautiful Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18133

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18122
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18122
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18122
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18122
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18122

Langdon Hills

Stunning Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18122

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S69641
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S69641
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S69641
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S69641
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S69641

Clacton-on-Sea

Captivating Colchester Cottage

Ref: S69641

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S70340
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S70340
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S70340
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S70340
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S70340

Coggeshall

Lovely Maldon Cottage

Ref: S70340

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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

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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

Dovercourt

Wonderful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S88778

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18123
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18123
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18123
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18123
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Maldon Cottage S18123

Langdon Hills

Stunning Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18123

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S57586
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S57586
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S57586
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S57586
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S57586

Clacton-on-Sea

Captivating Colchester Cottage

Ref: S57586

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S101562
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S101562
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S101562
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S101562
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Cottage S101562

Colchester

Quaint Colchester Cottage

Ref: S101562

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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

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18119
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18119
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18119
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18119
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18119

Castle Hedingham

Adorable Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18119

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive All Buckinghamshire Lodge S104236
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive All Buckinghamshire Lodge S104236
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive All Buckinghamshire Lodge S104236
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive All Buckinghamshire Lodge S104236
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive All Buckinghamshire Lodge S104236

Chalfont St Giles

Attractive All Buckinghamshire Lodge

Ref: S104236

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Clacton On Sea Cottage S129227
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Clacton On Sea Cottage S129227
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Clacton On Sea Cottage S129227
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Clacton On Sea Cottage S129227
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Clacton On Sea Cottage S129227

Clacton-on-Sea

Cosy Clacton-on-Sea Cottage

Ref: S129227

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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

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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

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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

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S18124
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S18124
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S18124
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S18124
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S18124

Colne Engaine

Inviting Colchester Lodge

Ref: S18124

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S25894
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S25894
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S25894
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S25894
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S25894

Langham

Gorgeous Colchester Cottage

Ref: S25894

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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

Brightlingsea

Attractive Colchester Cottage

Ref: S57455

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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

Great Henny

Tasteful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S78553

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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

Little Bentley

Inviting Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18080

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Diane - verified booking

"Without a doubt, the first impression of S70340 is breathtaking. A lot of thought went into the design, original beams everywhere, well laid out, good furnishings and definitely has the wow factor. Really lovely bathroom, but the overhead shower very weak pressure.However for a property described as a “luxury cottage” there was a lack of attention to basic detail. Out of four bedside lamps, only one worked. On requesting replacements bulbs (which were provided immediately,) one lamp still did not work. Should have been checked before we arrived.As other visitors have also commented, I was amazed that there was an additional charge for the internet. The price stated is per device not a one off payment for connection which would have been bad enough. We had to top again as the vouchers only lasted two days. I have never come across this before, found it a bit penny pinching, a way to extract extra revenue at an inflated cost and unnecessarily annoying visitors.The property description says there is a bathroom/ toilet on the first floor with the bedrooms. This is not the case as it is four steps down from one of the bedrooms. When you open the bathroom door a blinding light comes on automatically as there are more steep steps down to the bathroom. The other bedroom, you have to go down the entire winding staircase to the ground floor to get to the other toilet. Very misleading and very annoying when you are half asleep. Not ideal in the middle of the night! The four poster was incredibly comfortable, but the other bed had a poor quality mattress which made you feel sea sick and had little support. Opposite the barn, there were three terriers that seemed to be enclosed in an outside pen most of the time, which at times barked for long periods.The area itself had very little places of interest and the local villages disappointing. Saving grace was Braintree shopping outlet which was 10 minutes away, where huge discounts were available and places to eat. If you like to shop, this is an amazing place to visit which we did several times and picked up some amazingly cheap bargains. Also a large Tesco about a mile away.On a positive note, in the Summer months, it would be lovely to use the private space available outside, ie bbq and garden. Also acres of land to go for walks and beautiful horses on the farm. Having enjoyed Holidaying in Country cottages all over the Country for over 30 years, S70340 was a welcome break but not somewhere we would wish to revisit."
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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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stevan - verified booking

"barry and ruth so amiable and accomdation was first class.....lovely brand new bbq in the beautiful surrounds of the back garden<which had gd sun it in the adffternoon>all mod cons...dvd/cd player needs update thou...fab views over the hastings beach area,close walking distance to Clacton.morrions/Iceland short 5mins drive.walking distance 2miles only..jaywick Martello tower great day for kids £1 only or higher donation...spent 2hrs thre..view on top over the beaches..and history lessons for kids...Walton on naze 8miles away lovely flat walk 3hrs with plenty beache seashell stops and toilets and café on way.....8days of total bliss.....evening on balcony ships watch with wine and binoculars...so glad we found this place ..as caraan was almost booked.....it gave 6of us time and space and plenty areas to chillout....thank you mrmrs cruthchfield....we are resouled"
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Richard - verified booking

"As we took our two dogs it was well positioned next to the country park for walks and exercise. I failed to notice there was no enclosed area for them on the details. The barn conversion is cute but the white wooden floor boards are noisy and with gravel drive entering into the barn this was a challenge to keep clean. Decorated in a charming way particularly if you had 2 small children to sleep in the cupboard room which had fairy lights. I do not think it is suitable for dogs. Well positioned for London. Very pretty position but not sure what it would be like in the summer being right next to the horses and with limited ventilation. This is a central cottage of 3 and beware that the walls are very thin."
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