Holiday Cottages In Essex To Rent - Save up to 60%

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 - Rainbows End
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rainbows End
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rainbows End
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rainbows End
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rainbows End

St. Lawrence

Rainbows End

Ref: S181300

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Walnut Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Walnut Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Walnut Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Walnut Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Walnut Cottage

Takeley

Walnut Cottage

Ref: S18134

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Mulberry Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Mulberry Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Mulberry Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Mulberry Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Mulberry Cottage

Leigh-on-Sea

Mulberry Cottage

Ref: S114157

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farm Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farm Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farm Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farm Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farm Cottage
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Great Henny

Old Applecroft Farm Cottage

Ref: S78553

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Calf House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Calf House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Calf House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Calf House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Calf House
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Little Baddow

The Old Calf House

Ref: S18137

Reviews 9

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Joan's Gem
  • Last Minute Cottages - Joan's Gem
  • Last Minute Cottages - Joan's Gem
  • Last Minute Cottages - Joan's Gem
  • Last Minute Cottages - Joan's Gem

Walton on the Naze

Joan's Gem

Ref: S25328

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Pearmain, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Pearmain, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Pearmain, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Pearmain, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Pearmain, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Colchester

Pearmain, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Ref: S41725

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Campion Lodge, Wakes Colne, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Campion Lodge, Wakes Colne, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Campion Lodge, Wakes Colne, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Campion Lodge, Wakes Colne, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Campion Lodge, Wakes Colne, Colchester
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Colchester

Campion Lodge, Wakes Colne, Colchester

Ref: S97773

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Laxton, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Laxton, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Laxton, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Laxton, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Laxton, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Colchester

Laxton, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Ref: S41666

Reviews 27

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Willow Tree Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Willow Tree Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Willow Tree Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Willow Tree Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Willow Tree Barn

Purleigh

Willow Tree Barn

Ref: S73207

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Colchester

Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Ref: S41542

Reviews 4

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Chinook
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chinook
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chinook
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chinook
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chinook
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Castle Hedingham

Chinook

Ref: S18119

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Colchester

Russet, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Ref: S41756

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Pippins
  • Last Minute Cottages - Pippins
  • Last Minute Cottages - Pippins
  • Last Minute Cottages - Pippins
  • Last Minute Cottages - Pippins
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Wickham St Paul

Pippins

Ref: S18114

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Russet Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Colchester

Russet Bramley, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Ref: S44954

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Homestead
  • Last Minute Cottages - Homestead
  • Last Minute Cottages - Homestead
  • Last Minute Cottages - Homestead
  • Last Minute Cottages - Homestead

Clacton-on-Sea

Homestead

Ref: S78613

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  • Last Minute Cottages - SAIL MAKERS COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - SAIL MAKERS COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - SAIL MAKERS COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - SAIL MAKERS COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - SAIL MAKERS COTTAGE

Colchester

SAIL MAKERS COTTAGE

Ref: S18110

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - THE CROWS NEST
  • Last Minute Cottages - THE CROWS NEST
  • Last Minute Cottages - THE CROWS NEST
  • Last Minute Cottages - THE CROWS NEST
  • Last Minute Cottages - THE CROWS NEST

Colchester

THE CROWS NEST

Ref: S18115

Reviews 11

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  • Last Minute Cottages - COAST COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - COAST COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - COAST COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - COAST COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - COAST COTTAGE

Colchester

COAST COTTAGE

Ref: S18111

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - SEA SHELL HOUSE
  • Last Minute Cottages - SEA SHELL HOUSE
  • Last Minute Cottages - SEA SHELL HOUSE
  • Last Minute Cottages - SEA SHELL HOUSE
  • Last Minute Cottages - SEA SHELL HOUSE

Colchester

SEA SHELL HOUSE

Ref: S18117

Reviews 51

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Annexe
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Annexe
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Annexe
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Annexe
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Annexe

Clacton-on-Sea

The Annexe

Ref: S101147

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Croft - 28243
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Croft - 28243
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Croft - 28243
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Croft - 28243
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Croft - 28243
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Sible Hedingham

The Croft - 28243

Ref: S18108

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Hillcroft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hillcroft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hillcroft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hillcroft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hillcroft

Purleigh

Hillcroft

Ref: S57587

Reviews 7

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Seascape
  • Last Minute Cottages - Seascape
  • Last Minute Cottages - Seascape
  • Last Minute Cottages - Seascape
  • Last Minute Cottages - Seascape

Clacton-on-Sea

Seascape

Ref: S141239

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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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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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Patricia - verified booking

"Extremely disappointing. We did not like the area and when we drew up to the cottage, nearly turned around and looked for a hotel, but so tired decided to put up with it. The lady next door asked us to move our car directly after arriving, we did not intend leaving it there it was just to unload but she opened the door immediately. The cottage is very small and very badly equipped. No lamps in the lounge only a central light. No coffee table. Nowhere to eat a meal even if you did decide to eat in. The bathroom was not nice, needs refurbishment. It was a last minute thing and totally the wrong decision for us. No one mentioned the property is for sale at present. The so called courtyard garden was a disgrace, wouldn't even think of sitting out there and where the key was kept at the front you had to put your hand through an overgrown prickly bush full of white fly. Decided in future not to take any more cottage holidays."
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chris - verified booking

"A lovely little cottage in a small village right next to the beach. The cottage was stocked with everything I needed for my 4 day stay. The kitchen even had salt, pepper, washing up liquid, sponges, teatowels etc that every other cottage I've stayed in fails to provide. Couldn't fault the accommodation, nice and warm and cosy - a perfect place to stay. Very pleasant owner. In the village there is a church, convenience stores, charity shops, café (very nice food), chip shops and a 2 minute walk behind the cottage is the beach. Also a few pubs within 5 mins walk all with excellent food. I was here on business but I always make a note of good places to come back too and this is on my list for this summer."
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Confirmed guest - verified booking

"What a brilliant hamlet, tucked away in an idyllic location. Villa was HUGE! There was only 3 of us but cottage (villa), sleeps 8. There were several game rooms so you don't need to share with anyone. The swimming pool was heated and a welcomed delight for our daughter who did NOT want to go home after out holiday had ended. The host Terry, was such a lovely man. He was so accommodating and super friendly that he couldn't do enough. He's built a wonderful set of cottages that is secluded and an ideal getaway. No noise, no traffic - just the birds singing in the morning. WE loved it. Thank you. The family that stayed in the Chinnock cottage last weekend. Thank you, Terry."
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