Holiday Cottages in Essex

Holiday Cottages in Essex

Perched on the coast, with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a handful of charming towns and cities, Essex has so much to offer. Whether you want a romantic seaside break, a family-friendly holiday or a getaway with friends, there’s something for everyone.

Escape with your partner to an idyllic lodge with a bubbling hot tub. Bring your pooch to a pet-friendly cottage with an enclosed garden and nearby walking routes. Or take your kids to a coastal property in one of the county’s traditional seaside towns. Choose from a wide range of holiday rentals in Essex and find what you’re searching for with ease using the helpful filters on our site.

Head to Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Suffolk Coast & Heath Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for some spectacular wildlife watching and tranquil picnic spots. The seaside resort town of Clacton-on-Sea boasts a sandy beach and excellent entertainment on the pleasure pier. Visit Colchester to learn about the fascinating history of Colchester Castle or see the rare endangered animal species in Colchester Zoo.

Best locations in Essex

Home to stunning scenery, beautiful coastlines and bustling towns, Essex is an excellent choice for a holiday. Here are the most popular locations to help you decide where to visit next.

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Frequent questions

  • How do you spend a day in Essex?

    A day in Essex can be filled with diverse activities and attractions. You can start by exploring historical sites such as Colchester Castle or Audley End House, then indulge in some retail therapy at the intu Lakeside shopping center. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Essex coastline, visit picturesque towns like Dedham or Maldon, and savour delicious local cuisine at traditional pubs or seafood restaurants.

  • What is Essex known for?

    Essex, a county in England, is known for its scenic countryside, picturesque villages, and vibrant coastal areas. It also has a rich history, including notable landmarks such as Colchester Castle and the ancient Roman ruins of Colchester.

  • What is the oldest town in Essex?

    Colchester is considered the oldest town in Essex. It has a history dating back over 2,000 years and was the first Roman-founded city in Britain. Colchester boasts numerous historical landmarks, including Colchester Castle and the Roman walls, which are reminders of its ancient origins.

  • What is the nicest area in Essex?

    Determining the nicest area in Essex is subjective and can vary depending on personal preferences. However, some popular and highly regarded areas in Essex include Chelmsford, known for its vibrant city centre and cultural offerings, and the coastal towns of Leigh-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea, which offer beautiful seaside settings and a relaxed atmosphere.

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