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 - Lovely West Mersea Cottage S78200
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely West Mersea Cottage S78200
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely West Mersea Cottage S78200
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely West Mersea Cottage S78200
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely West Mersea Cottage S78200

West Mersea

Lovely West Mersea Cottage

Ref: S78200

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Saffron Walden Lodge S2904
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Saffron Walden Lodge S2904
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Saffron Walden Lodge S2904
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Saffron Walden Lodge S2904
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Saffron Walden Lodge S2904

Saffron Walden

Delightful Saffron Walden Lodge

Ref: S2904

Reviews 16

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Halstead Rental S2837
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Halstead Rental S2837
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Halstead Rental S2837
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Halstead Rental S2837
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Halstead Rental S2837
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Halstead

Lovely Halstead rental

Ref: S2837

Reviews 40

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Gestingthorpe Cottage S86401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Gestingthorpe Cottage S86401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Gestingthorpe Cottage S86401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Gestingthorpe Cottage S86401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Gestingthorpe Cottage S86401
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Gestingthorpe

Tasteful Gestingthorpe Cottage

Ref: S86401

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Walton On The Naze Thatch S2444
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Walton On The Naze Thatch S2444
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Walton On The Naze Thatch S2444
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Walton On The Naze Thatch S2444
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Walton On The Naze Thatch S2444
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Walton on the Naze

Attractive Walton on the Naze Thatch

Ref: S2444

Reviews 64

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Roydon Lodge S110367
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Roydon Lodge S110367
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Roydon Lodge S110367
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Roydon Lodge S110367
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Roydon Lodge S110367
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Roydon

Luxury Roydon Lodge

Ref: S110367

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Clacton On Sea Lodge S139571
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Clacton On Sea Lodge S139571
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Clacton On Sea Lodge S139571
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Clacton On Sea Lodge S139571
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Clacton On Sea Lodge S139571

Clacton-on-Sea

Inviting Clacton-on-Sea Lodge

Ref: S139571

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Mersea Island Lodge S106905
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Mersea Island Lodge S106905
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Mersea Island Lodge S106905
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Mersea Island Lodge S106905
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Mersea Island Lodge S106905

Mersea Island

Beautiful Mersea Island Lodge

Ref: S106905

Reviews 1

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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 - Lovely Roydon Lodge S110379
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Roydon Lodge S110379
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Roydon Lodge S110379
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Roydon Lodge S110379
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Roydon Lodge S110379
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Roydon

Lovely Roydon Lodge

Ref: S110379

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Roydon Lodge S110372
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Roydon Lodge S110372
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Roydon Lodge S110372
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Roydon Lodge S110372
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Roydon Lodge S110372
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Roydon

Attractive Roydon Lodge

Ref: S110372

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Lodge S41582
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Lodge S41582
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Lodge S41582
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Lodge S41582
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Lodge S41582

Colchester

Beautiful Colchester Lodge

Ref: S41582

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Mersea Island Lodge S106909
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Mersea Island Lodge S106909
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Mersea Island Lodge S106909
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Mersea Island Lodge S106909
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Mersea Island Lodge S106909

Mersea Island

Wonderful Mersea Island Lodge

Ref: S106909

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Mersea Island Lodge S106913
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Mersea Island Lodge S106913
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Mersea Island Lodge S106913
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Mersea Island Lodge S106913
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Mersea Island Lodge S106913

Mersea Island

Splendid Mersea Island Lodge

Ref: S106913

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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 - Inviting Roydon Lodge S110369
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Roydon Lodge S110369
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Roydon Lodge S110369
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Roydon Lodge S110369
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Roydon Lodge S110369
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Roydon

Inviting Roydon Lodge

Ref: S110369

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Mersea Island Lodge S141923
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Mersea Island Lodge S141923
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Mersea Island Lodge S141923
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Mersea Island Lodge S141923
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Mersea Island Lodge S141923

Mersea Island

Superb Mersea Island Lodge

Ref: S141923

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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 - Quaint West Mersea Cottage S72129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint West Mersea Cottage S72129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint West Mersea Cottage S72129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint West Mersea Cottage S72129
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint West Mersea Cottage S72129
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West Mersea

Quaint West Mersea Cottage

Ref: S72129

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clacton On Sea Haven S2667
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clacton On Sea Haven S2667
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clacton On Sea Haven S2667
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clacton On Sea Haven S2667
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Clacton On Sea Haven S2667

Clacton-on-Sea

Quaint Clacton-on-Sea Haven

Ref: S2667

Reviews 53

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Walton On The Naze Cottage S162148
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Walton On The Naze Cottage S162148
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Walton On The Naze Cottage S162148
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Walton On The Naze Cottage S162148
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Walton On The Naze Cottage S162148

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE

Luxury WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE Cottage

Ref: S162148

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ugley Cottage S105870
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ugley Cottage S105870
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ugley Cottage S105870
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ugley Cottage S105870
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Ugley Cottage S105870

Ugley

Inviting Ugley Cottage

Ref: S105870

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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 - 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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Lofty19711961 - verified booking

"As soon as you drive up to the property you know you are in for a treat. The property is on a mainly arable farm, but the owners do have loads of chickens. There are free eggs in the fridge on your arrival. We were shown to our property by the owner's daughter who was very friendly and even gave us directions to local supermarkets where we could get supplies. S2904 is well furnished and has lenty of space to relax in, with the grounds to the front and side open for exploring. The lovely mature trees provide suitable cover for the wildlife that comes to visit, Grey squirrels, Wood Pigeons, Moorhens etc. S2904 is brilliant as it is in an area with no street lights, so views of the stars are great, if you can keep your eyes open long enough after busy days sight seeing nearby. There are Geese that chap on the windows with their beaks looking for tasty bits of bread or they will take jenny long legs trapped in spider webs. Look out for the wonderfully friendly dogs on site. Pepper came to visit us every day, he is such a sweet dog, he never barked once and really made us wantto bring him home. My husband is a big toughy, but when we left he was seen to be wiping his eyes quite a bit. The area round about is excellent, Saffron is super, the market on Saturday is brilliant. The fruit and veg stand was out of this world, very reasonably priced for great produce. The Bread stand - well, just stand and drool before deciding on what you are having. Cambridge is only 10 miles or so away, so well worth a visit. Do take the Park and Ride, it is much easier than trying to get a parking spot in town. We visited the RAF Museum at Duxford during our visit and were not disappointed. Thanks for a great stay and we would have loved to have stayed longer and bring Pepper home with us."
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Lofty19711961 - verified booking

"As soon as you drive up to the property you know you are in for a treat. The property is on a mainly arable farm, but the owners do have loads of chickens. There are free eggs in the fridge on your arrival. We were shown to our property by the owner's daughter who was very friendly and even gave us directions to local supermarkets where we could get supplies. S2904 is well furnished and has lenty of space to relax in, with the grounds to the front and side open for exploring. The lovely mature trees provide suitable cover for the wildlife that comes to visit, Grey squirrels, Wood Pigeons, Moorhens etc. S2904 is brilliant as it is in an area with no street lights, so views of the stars are great, if you can keep your eyes open long enough after busy days sight seeing nearby. There are Geese that chap on the windows with their beaks looking for tasty bits of bread or they will take jenny long legs trapped in spider webs. Look out for the wonderfully friendly dogs on site. Pepper came to visit us every day, he is such a sweet dog, he never barked once and really made us wantto bring him home. My husband is a big toughy, but when we left he was seen to be wiping his eyes quite a bit. The area round about is excellent, Saffron is super, the market on Saturday is brilliant. The fruit and veg stand was out of this world, very reasonably priced for great produce. The Bread stand - well, just stand and drool before deciding on what you are having. Cambridge is only 10 miles or so away, so well worth a visit. Do take the Park and Ride, it is much easier than trying to get a parking spot in town. We visited the RAF Museum at Duxford during our visit and were not disappointed. Thanks for a great stay and we would have loved to have stayed longer and bring Pepper home with us."
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Mrs Peters - verified booking

"The location is great for exploring some very interesting towns and villages. We were very happy with the overall comfort and cleanliness of S2837 Cottage. It is a very relaxing place to rest and unwind. If you like to cook, rather than eat out then please be aware that the kitchen does not provide a 4 ring stove (only 2 ring). There is a dishwasher, which is handy because there is no draining board next to the sink - so we found ourselves using tea towels to make up for the absence of a draining board. The garden is large, private and not overlooked. The sun stays in the garden for much of the time and it's lovely to watch it set over the distant trees. Please be aware that there are no sunloungers/chairs at the property - only basic and simple wooden dining furniture. A lovely place to stay - it has been decorated to a very high standard with tasteful colour-schemes and fabrics."
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Mrs Peters - verified booking

"We were very happy with the overall comfort and cleanliness of S2837 Cottage. It is a very relaxing place to rest and unwind. If you like to cook, rather than eat out then please be aware that the kitchen does not provide a 4 ring stove (only 2 ring). There is a dishwasher, which is handy because there is no draining board next to the sink - so we found ourselves using tea towels to make up for the absence of a draining board. The garden is large, private and not overlooked. The sun stays in the garden for much of the time and it's lovely to watch it set over the distant trees. Please be aware that there are no sunloungers/chairs at the property - only basic and simple wooden dining furniture. A lovely place to stay - it has been decorated to a very high standard with tasteful colour-schemes and fabrics."
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- janice p, June 2014 - verified booking

"For people who appreciate a character cottage and realise that steep stairs, low beams, less space are an inherent part of it, I feel this cottage would take a lot of beating. Convenient situation for town and beach. Very safe and attractive garden for pets, good garden furniture. Good hot, spacious shower, comfortable furniture,good supply of books & DVDs. Only 2 mugs a bit unusual, but maybe last occupants broke some? Do agree with a previous reviewer that it would be nice to be able to open sealed bedroom windows, and, although attractive, shells in otherwise useful receptacles in a very small cottage is not ideal. Maximum space for visitor's fruit, bottles etc would probably be better."
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