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 - Exquisite Maldon Cottage S69963
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Maldon Cottage S69963
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Maldon Cottage S69963
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Maldon Cottage S69963
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Maldon Cottage S69963

Maldon

Exquisite Maldon Cottage

Ref: S69963

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41171
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41171
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41171
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41171
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41171

Colchester

Inviting Colchester Lodge

Ref: S41171

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S100860
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S100860
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S100860
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S100860
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S100860

Clavering

Attractive Maldon Cottage

Ref: S100860

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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 - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Maldon Cottage S18129

Maldon

Beautiful Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18129

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18112
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18112
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18112
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18112
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Cottage S18112

Colchester

Excellent Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18112

Reviews 8

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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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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S95104
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S95104
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S95104
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S95104
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S95104

Frinton-on-Sea

Excellent Colchester Apartment

Ref: S95104

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S101147
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S101147
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S101147
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S101147
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S101147

Clacton-on-Sea

Adorable Colchester Cottage

Ref: S101147

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Finchingfield Lodge S167233
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Finchingfield Lodge S167233
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Finchingfield Lodge S167233
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Finchingfield Lodge S167233
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Finchingfield Lodge S167233

Finchingfield

Splendid Finchingfield Lodge

Ref: S167233

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S42481
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S42481
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S42481
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S42481
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S42481
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Dovercourt

Tasteful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S42481

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18095
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18095
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18095
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18095
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18095
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West Mersea

Charming Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18095

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18090
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18090
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18090
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18090
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18090
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St Osyth

Adorable Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18090

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Clacton On Sea Cottage S141239
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Clacton On Sea Cottage S141239
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Clacton On Sea Cottage S141239
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Clacton On Sea Cottage S141239
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Clacton On Sea Cottage S141239

Clacton-on-Sea

Gorgeous Clacton-on-Sea Cottage

Ref: S141239

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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 - Charming Maldon Cottage S18136
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Maldon Cottage S18136
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Maldon Cottage S18136
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Maldon Cottage S18136
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Maldon Cottage S18136
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Southend-on-Sea

Charming Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18136

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18114
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18114
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18114
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18114
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18114
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Wickham St Paul

Wonderful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18114

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18102
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18102
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18102
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18102
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18102
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St Osyth

Attractive Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18102

Reviews 11

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S80377
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S80377
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S80377
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S80377
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S80377
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Great Henny

Beautiful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S80377

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ballsbridge Apartment S75258
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ballsbridge Apartment S75258
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ballsbridge Apartment S75258
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ballsbridge Apartment S75258
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ballsbridge Apartment S75258

Ballsbridge

Splendid Ballsbridge Apartment

Ref: S75258

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S18110
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S18110
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S18110
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S18110
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Colchester Cottage S18110

Colchester

Luxury Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18110

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S73828
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S73828
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S73828
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S73828
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S73828

Colchester

Inviting Colchester Cottage

Ref: S73828

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18111
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18111
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18111
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18111
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S18111

Colchester

Wonderful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18111

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18117
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18117
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18117
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18117
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18117

Colchester

Lovely Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18117

Reviews 51

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6

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Stephen - verified booking

"We did not use the property as a holiday accommodation as such, it was used as a convenient place to stay while we are attending a special event. (As this was a one-off this is the reason we do not intend to return). We also visited friends and relatives while we were in the area. It was particularly useful because we have a small dog and it's quite difficult to find places that will accept them.It has a pleasant outlook at the back of the house where you can watch sailing boats going back and forth.The property is spacious with plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen and especially the front bedroom.The bathroom has a shower which has a decent flow, especially for an electric one.At the rear of the house there is a wide conservatory that doubles as the dining room with pleasant views as you're eating.However there were a few niggles. Even with the brightness turn to maximum the flatscreen TV has a dark picture.The conservatory at the back has only one working opening window, the other one has a note on it that is not be used, it gets extremely hot in there when the sun shines in a short space of time. DO NOT, whatever you do, contemplate leaving a dog in their with the door shut, even with the window open!I could not get in through the front door, I could only get out. If the side door was locked and went out through the unlocked front door but left the keys inside you would not be able to back into the house.Apart from these issues I would recommend the place as it is very clean and spacious with a wide selection of DVDs to entertain adults and children if the weather is not behaving itself in. There is also good-sized strip of grass across the back for children to play on."
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Kay - verified booking

"What a fantastic place this is. We've just returned from our week away and it was honestly such a wonderful break, its made us question our life choices and whether we can move there! S18095 is gorgeous. Its well laid out and has everything you could need for a break. Its fitted out to a really high standard and felt like home. I loved the array of interesting books too, which I thought was a nice home from home touch. The kitchen is well equipped and the washing machine was a huge bonus. I know most people don't wash clothes on holiday, but a stray spoonful of food threatened to ruin my top so it was a blessing to deal with it quickly. The shops are limited here, but we loved that. A week away from endless commercialism! You can still find those all important holiday gifts though. It was a pleasure to park up and leave the car for most of the week as you can walk to everything. We took a ride out one evening to East Mersea, but for the rest of the time it stayed parked. The Fish restaurants are amazing and recommended, as is the Black Pearl Café for an early morning bacon roll. We watched tides roll in and roll out again and time slowed down. Monkey Beach is very pretty and really worth the short walk. Everywhere was so welcoming to our Jack Russell dog and it was all very restful. S18095 without doubt added to the whole experience and we can't wait to rebook. The Visitors book was brimming with positive comments and we could see why."
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Sandra - verified booking

"The property was well equipped, clean and tidy if a little dated. The views over the estuary were lovely and changed on a daily basis with various sea craft passing by. The visitors book said you could swim in the estuary but I certainly wouldn't want to. It was muddy and stank of seaweed. However, the beach is well worth a visit when the tide is out as there were lots of different types of seabirds to see. Unfortunately, that's where it ended for us.The beds were comfortable but same can't be said about the chairs in the living room. The sofa was ok but the armchairs are the most uncomfortable chairs we have sat on.I find it hard to believe that not one person has mentioned the very noisy road at the front of the property. The road is made of concrete slabs, the same you find on motorways with enhanced tyre noise to match. Every time a car went over the joins there was a bump, bump. The road led down to a large caravan park approximately 50m down the road so the noise was constant.The rear garden was split in two by a public footpath so there was no privacy when sitting at the table in the garden as people were walking past constantly. It was really annoying to be woken by people stopping to talk about Fido early in the morning. The last straw was a group of young girls screeching at the top of their voices (probably on the beach) in the early hours of the Thursday morning. We came home a day early and won't be staying again."
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Warren - verified booking

"This should have been a fantastic property. Owners have neglected it. Cobwebs, dirty windows, overgrown enclosed garden, dirty towel, unemptied bins, lack of blinds and curtains just took the sparkle off our stay.The weather was great so we thoroughly enjoyed walking around the garden where there was a mowed route for people to enjoy. Not sure how much we would have enjoyed this had there been somebody in the neighbouring cottage which looks as open to being looked in on as the property we stayed in with the exception of the hall between the two wings which was all glass and no curtains (this is the only way from the downstairs bedroom to the downstairs bathroom), and the fact the next door cottage windows look straight into the conservatory.The conservatory is a great seating room with table tennis table and pool table.The granny annex was nice but isolated from the rest of the property with its own lounge and bathroom.We wanted a nice quiet getaway and it certainly was that."
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Anthony - verified booking

"The accommodation itself was basic but generally clean and comfortable . The patio/ rear outside area was covered in bird droppings and not conducive to sitting outside/eating. possibly unhealthy. The end of the paved area was being used as a dump for old concrete and soil and someone had dumped old chicken bones which could have been harmful for our dog At the front a soil pipe for the associated house was leaking raw sewage. Car parking was confined. The preliminary information said the accommodation was 50 yds from the beach . Although true it did not say that the beaches were closed due to long term renovation work and also dogs are not allowed anyway. This was a big disappointment but we found good dog beach walks at Frinton and Walton on the Naze and south Clackton.It is a pity that the outside of the property was so neglected as a little attention could have given it a much higher rating"
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