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 - Charming Maldon Cottage S18136
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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
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Southend-on-Sea

Charming Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18136

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 - 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 - 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 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 - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S26105
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S26105
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S26105
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S26105
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S26105

Colchester

Wonderful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S26105

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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 - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S18079
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S18079
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S18079
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S18079
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S18079

Colchester

Gorgeous Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18079

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18099
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18099
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18099
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18099
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18099

Colchester

Tasteful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18099

Reviews 25

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Lodge S41164
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Lodge S41164
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Lodge S41164
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Lodge S41164
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Lodge S41164

Colchester

Tasteful Colchester Lodge

Ref: S41164

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Lodge S18118
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Lodge S18118
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Lodge S18118
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Lodge S18118
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Colchester Lodge S18118

Colchester

Excellent Colchester Lodge

Ref: S18118

Reviews 20

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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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  • 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 - 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 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 - 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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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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Sue - verified booking

"This is a lovely cottage and we had a very good holiday. Being close to the beach, the local shops and cafes was a bonus. There is no parking on the road outside but we appreciated the owner's offer to park outside her shop to unload and overnight However we found the library carpark nearby was adequate for our needs. The bed was very comfortable with good reading lights and the house was very clean and tidy with nice furniture from the owner's shop. There were lots of nice touches in the property e.g. tissues in the bedroom, sewing kit, picnic basket and nice fluffy towels which is always welcome. There were a couple of negatives however which I only mention because it would enhance the property even more if this was rectified. The weather was very hot and so we wanted to spend time out on the patio at the back. We did find this a bit untidy with fallen leaves, cobwebs and an uneven floor with some furniture that had seen better days. The flower border could also have been planted to enhance this area. As the gate of the cottage went straight into the road perhaps a lock on the gate for young children staying may be an idea. The TV was small and so we had to move it forward each night to see it. (This seems to be a problem in many cottages we have stayed in!)We thoroughly enjoyed our stay however and would definitely go back again."
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tracey - verified booking

"We arrived as a young family of four, to a warm clean house. We were surprised at just how big it was. It soon became apparent that the heating was on a timer and most of the rooms were really chilly, so we had to wear coats. On contacting the owner, they arrived at the house within an hour to amend the issue. Which we were surprised at how quickly they had come to help us. So we were very grateful. The house is in need of some maintenance, but nothing that can spoil your stay. You have all the kitchen equipment that you can need, and the views are stunning, Even In cold February, we went onto the beach , which is directly opposite, every day! Either walking to Clacton Town Centre, or to the Pier, which only takes 20 mins. It was a lovely fresh walk. It was as pleasure to stay somewhere, that you didn't have to use your car to get around. We did not travel far, but even walked to the Town Centre at night time, with young children for a lovely evening meal, in the various restaurants there. It was a lovely stay and We would definatley come back again next year."
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Mike - verified booking

"Probably an acceptable quick weekend break type property in the summer but not a winter rental. Very basic equipment, a small boat style kitchen with no where to store groceries a small under counter fridge with no freezer. Old tired furniture and no real storage in the bedrooms. The amazingly busy main road is outside the front door and the street light is placed alongside the master bedroom window. Add to this the church clock striking every hour all night means not a place for light sleepers ! One small sofa and one Indian style chair make up the sitting room . The gas fire in the dining room awaits a part so the house cannot be properly heated . I am trying to think of a positive but even on arrival the house was freezing and the owner told us proudly that the heating would come on at 3.30 pm . Her husband who came to replace a light checked the thermostats and timer as the house felt "warm" to him when the heating should have been off at 11 am."
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p - verified booking

"A large property in a very enviable position. Ideal for a beach holiday with fantastic sea views and close enough to the town centre for all the amenities you require. There's plenty of space for larger families and the house is well presented. On the down side, was surprised to find no information is provided regarding the equipment, facilities or useful contact or location details for local services and GP etc. Also no guest book to enable feedback . Traffic noise during the day is quite obvious and the sealed glazing units at front have failed and therefore hold condensation. Some of the provided towels were also badly stained. We also found out, on arrival, the beach area is currently being rejuvenated and is closed to the general public in Clacton. If you want the beach you need to travel further along the front to gain access. The work is also being carried out around the clock and rocks are being delivered onto shore through the night."
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