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 - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S18096
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S18096
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S18096
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S18096
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S18096

Colchester

Beautiful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18096

Reviews 37

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S78162
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S78162
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S78162
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S78162
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Colchester Cottage S78162

Colchester

Wonderful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S78162

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18127
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18127
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18127
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18127
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18127

Maldon

Superb Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18127

Reviews 12

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S18132
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S18132
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S18132
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S18132
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S18132

Maldon

Lovely Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18132

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S18130
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S18130
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S18130
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S18130
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Maldon Cottage S18130

Leigh-on-Sea

Attractive Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18130

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Maldon Cottage S18126
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Maldon Cottage S18126
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Maldon Cottage S18126
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Maldon Cottage S18126
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Maldon Cottage S18126
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Wimbish

Tasteful Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18126

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18107
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18107
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18107
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18107
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18107
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Castle Hedingham

Tasteful Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18107

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S50592
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S50592
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S50592
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S50592
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Maldon Cottage S50592
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Elsenham

Lovely Maldon Cottage

Ref: S50592

Reviews 6

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Althorne Cottage S141638
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Althorne Cottage S141638
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Althorne Cottage S141638
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Althorne Cottage S141638
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Althorne Cottage S141638

Althorne

Stunning Althorne Cottage

Ref: S141638

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Althorne Cottage S141639
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Althorne Cottage S141639
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Althorne Cottage S141639
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Althorne Cottage S141639
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Althorne Cottage S141639

Althorne

Splendid Althorne Cottage

Ref: S141639

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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 - Charming Colchester Cottage S18109
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18109
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18109
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18109
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S18109
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Colchester

Charming Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18109

Reviews 6

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18139
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18139
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18139
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18139
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18139

Finchingfield

Superb Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18139

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Colchester Cottage S18085
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Colchester Cottage S18085
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Colchester Cottage S18085
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Colchester Cottage S18085
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Colchester Cottage S18085

Colchester

Cosy Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18085

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18125
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18125
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18125
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18125
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Maldon Cottage S18125
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Langdon Hills

Superb Maldon Cottage

Ref: S18125

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18094
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18094
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18094
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18094
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S18094
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St Osyth

Attractive Colchester Cottage

Ref: S18094

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S42626
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S42626
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S42626
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S42626
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S42626
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Clacton-on-Sea

Adorable Colchester Cottage

Ref: S42626

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S104526
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S104526
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S104526
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S104526
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Colchester Cottage S104526

White Colne

Inviting Colchester Cottage

Ref: S104526

Reviews 2

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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 - 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
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Langham

Gorgeous Colchester Cottage

Ref: S25894

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Clacton On Sea Apartment S9438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Clacton On Sea Apartment S9438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Clacton On Sea Apartment S9438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Clacton On Sea Apartment S9438
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Clacton On Sea Apartment S9438

Clacton-on-Sea

Attractive Clacton-on-Sea Apartment

Ref: S9438

Reviews 7

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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

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S128225
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S128225
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S128225
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S128225
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Colchester Cottage S128225

COLCHESTER

Charming COLCHESTER Cottage

Ref: S128225

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Rowhedge Cottage S98721
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Rowhedge Cottage S98721
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Rowhedge Cottage S98721
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Rowhedge Cottage S98721
  • Last Minute Cottages - Exquisite Rowhedge Cottage S98721

Rowhedge

Exquisite Rowhedge Cottage

Ref: S98721

Reviews 16

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Diane - verified booking

"Enjoyed our stay after the first weekend was over as the other unit had a hen party and kept us awake until 3am each night. The unit was well equipped but really smelled of stale smoke. The doors would not shut properly and the showers had no pressure. The toilet handle also didn’t work. Most of the beds were uncomfortable to sleep in. On the plus side the kids really enjoyed the pool even though it needs a good paint job. The games room were quite tatty and we had to repair the table tennis bats before we could play. The owner went away for a few days and switched off the wi fit whilst he wasn’t there. The whole of the outside of the building needs cleaning and repairing with weeds growing everywhere. On our last day we decided to stay in and use the BBQ area. When we arrived one of the windows on the games room had blown open and the window and frame had broken. I reported this to the owner who said he would get it sorted. On our departure I was told we would have to pay for the window and he blamed the children for the damage. When we explained the kids were in the pool when that happened he still insisted it was our damage. He refused to give us our £200 deposit back saying he will refund what is left after repairs. This really spoiled the holiday."
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Anthony - verified booking

"To say it was small is an understatement. The ride on mower in an adjoining barn had more room than we had in the lounge. The stairs were unbelievably steep and being disabled they were difficult to manage and it took great effort to get our suitcase up to bedroom. The dirt between the floorboards was, for us, unacceptable. The toilet, described as an eco toilet, from caravanning experience, was nothing more than an elaborate Elsan. To describe the experience of using this waterless toilet would put people of their breakfast. Not a place for us and we shall not be returning. The description on the holiday "cottage" was not entirely clear of the above points, and had I been more informed of the place, I would not have booked. The positives were the rather pleasant porch, and sitting out on a nice warm evening. Had there been inclement weather however, it would have been another experience, given the lounge area was so small. We departed the property on Sunday morning after just 15 hours. I'm sure this property is enjoyed by some, reading some reviews, but it's not for us for the reasons given I'm sorry to say."
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George - verified booking

"S18096 is really lovely in beautiful surroundings. Everything you would wish to have is in S18096 and all of good quality. We always strive to select a cottage that has a minimum of a king size bed, this didn't let us down, it was enormous, larger than king size and was was extremely comfortable.The bath was nice and long allowing us to have a really good relaxing soak.Our welcome from the host Helen was warm and inviting with the offer of fresh veg from her well stocked walled garden and 6 fresh eggs from her chickens awaited us in the kitchen. There is good sized range type electric cooker in the kitchen and all other appliance that you would expect to find in a cottage of this quality.The grounds around the house were beautiful, almost like being in a park and were invited to wander throughout at our leisure. The wildlife was entertaining, we heard an owl regularly but were not luck enough to spot it.We would highly recommend this cottage and are definitely going to book again."
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Roger - verified booking

"The accommodation has obviously been furnished by a man. There are several things missing that a woman would have thought of: A bread bin; a bread board; a bread knife; more than 6 knives in the drawer; a tea pot; bath mats; a few spare blankets; and a few cushions and pictures would make it look more homely. The only other problem we had was we were unable to get the main oven to work and there we couldn't find any instructions. Other instructions, such as what to do with the rubbish, were also missing. Also needs a new washing line. Otherwise the accommodation is very comfortable, all the important requirements were well catered for and the situation of the propery is brilliant. We would certainly stay there again. "
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Tessa - verified booking

"Gill gave us a warm welcome. The welcome pack of food was very handy and having previously been advised to order a delivery the rest of our needs arrived about an hour after we did. Gill had even offered to put the food away if it arrived in the morning. Staying at Farthings was just what we all needed. It was spacious, plenty of room for the five of us and the dog who had an enclosed garden to run about with. Everyone enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Walks around the area are so beautiful and we had a wonderful Sunday lunch at the Anchor Inn at Nayland. It's a 30 minute drive to the sea. Flatford Mill is only a short drive or a decent walk away. A really good place to explore the area from."
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