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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Essex cottages

  • 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 - 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 - 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 - Superb Colchester Cottage S25143
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S25143
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S25143
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S25143
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S25143
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Birch

Superb Colchester Cottage

Ref: S25143

Reviews 8

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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 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 - 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 - Tasteful Walton On The Naze Rental S25328
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Walton On The Naze Rental S25328
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Walton On The Naze Rental S25328
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Walton On The Naze Rental S25328
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Walton On The Naze Rental S25328

Walton on the Naze

Tasteful Walton on the Naze Rental

Ref: S25328

Reviews 2

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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 - 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 - Quaint Colchester Lodge S41542
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Lodge S41542
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Lodge S41542
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Lodge S41542
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Colchester Lodge S41542

Colchester

Quaint Colchester Lodge

Ref: S41542

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S18108
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S18108
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S18108
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S18108
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Colchester Cottage S18108
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Sible Hedingham

Superb Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18108

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Apartment S41756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Apartment S41756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Apartment S41756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Apartment S41756
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Apartment S41756

Colchester

Lovely Colchester Apartment

Ref: S41756

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S97773
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S97773
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S97773
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S97773
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S97773
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Colchester

Luxury Colchester Cottage

Ref: S97773

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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 - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41765
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41765
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41765
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41765
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41765

Colchester

Inviting Colchester Lodge

Ref: S41765

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Log Cabin S59183
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Log Cabin S59183
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Log Cabin S59183
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Log Cabin S59183
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Colchester Log Cabin S59183
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Colchester

Exquisite Colchester Log Cabin

Ref: S59183

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Lodge S41560
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Lodge S41560
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Lodge S41560
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Lodge S41560
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Lodge S41560
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Colchester

Wonderful Colchester Lodge

Ref: S41560

Reviews 24

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S44954
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S44954
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S44954
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S44954
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S44954

Colchester

Excellent Colchester Apartment

Ref: S44954

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Apartment S41666
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Apartment S41666
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Apartment S41666
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Apartment S41666
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Apartment S41666

Colchester

Attractive Colchester Apartment

Ref: S41666

Reviews 27

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Lodge S44951
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Lodge S44951
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Lodge S44951
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Lodge S44951
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Lodge S44951

Colchester

Captivating Colchester Lodge

Ref: S44951

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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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  • 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
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Castle Hedingham

Adorable Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18119

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S18078
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S18078
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S18078
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S18078
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S18078

Colchester

Captivating Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18078

Reviews 6

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Hugh - verified booking

"This is a delightful, quaint and quirky cottage set in a lovely rural village with a small idyllic, well maintained, pretty and secluded garden to the rear. Stunning Rose of Sharon bushes in full flower and other shrubbery provides total privacy. The garden is fully enclosed which enabled our pet to wander round at his leisure without the worry of him escaping. There was also a summerhouse with a small decked area and even a barbecue for the BBQ enthusiasts.The cottage was extremely well appointed throughout with absolutely everything thought of to make our stay as smooth and comfortable as possible. Whilst the stairs are not suitable for people with mobility issues, the bedrooms were nicely furnished with extremely comfortable beds in both rooms. Unusually, the master bedroom had a super king sized bed comprising two singles joined together and plenty of storage space. Really good sized bathroom on the ground floor with a bath and a really good, powerful shower. It was a bonus having a dining room separate from the lounge and a kitchen which also had a table and chairs. The owners Darren and Karen were very welcoming and accommodating; as was the landlord of the White Lion next door who allowed us to use his car park to avoid on street parking.We were astonished to read the negative review of the previous visitors. Quite frankly there was no evidence of the problem they referred to and there would have been. That said, why visit the countryside if you can't cope with what goes with country life. Equally the garden was certainly not overgrown - it was very much in keeping with such a lovely 15th century country cottage.We stayed for 5 days and hope to have the opportunity of staying again.We were amazed to read of the previous negative review."
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Cameron - verified booking

"This is a fantastic cottage with lots of character, not for those that want perfect straight lines and smooth surfaces, but for those looking for character and comfort. The cottage had all that we needed for a family including two late teenage sons. wifi worked perfectly, including outside to the patio which is perfect for an early evening drink. Kitchen is well stocked with the usual pans etc, and the cooker looks barely used, the dishwasher a lovely help to allow you to relax. Plenty of shops, takeaways etc within a 5 minute walk, including a well stocked coop. Previous reports have talked about squirrels, well we didn't see or hear anything during our week, but we did keep food locked away as this is a rural location. The fire in the sitting room looked very appealing, but we were here when the temperature barely dropped below 25 degrees, so no need for us to light it. There are plenty of relaxing walks from the footpath and bridleway starting from right outside the front door, so miles of open countryside begging to be explored. We visited the pub nest door on our next to last evening, what a mistake. Very friendly staff with real ale served straight from the barrel, absolutely wonderful! The only reason I have marked the location down is because the pub has music evenings, I loved them but others may not. Would I recommend - Yes, would I go again - Yes. Darren was great to contact and answered my questions very quickly and efficiently, thank you."
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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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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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Helen - verified booking

"The property reviews and photos make clear that this isn’t an overly roomy cottage in some areas but once you accept this then Bay Tree Cottage 1 is a really good place to stay for exploring this part of the country. Colchester Zoo (well worth a visit) is virtually on the doorstep and other places such as Sutton Hoo, Lavenham and Southend are around an easy hours drive (or less). There is a shop about 5 minutes drive away and Colchester with supermarkets etc. is about 10-15 minutes. The cottage is clean, the bedroom good-sized and comfortable and the kitchen well - equipped. The owner, Trevor, answered a couple of queries I texted quickly and courteously and I’m confident if there had been any problems (there weren’t) help would have been easy to acquire. We had a very enjoyable week, and would stay again."
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