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 - Walnut Cottage
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Walnut Cottage
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Takeley

Walnut Cottage

Ref: S18134

Reviews 3

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

Colchester

Pimpernel, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Ref: S44951

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Brook Lodge (Essex), Wakes Colne, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Brook Lodge (Essex), Wakes Colne, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Brook Lodge (Essex), Wakes Colne, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Brook Lodge (Essex), Wakes Colne, Colchester
  • Last Minute Cottages - Brook Lodge (Essex), Wakes Colne, Colchester
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Colchester

Brook Lodge (Essex), Wakes Colne, Colchester

Ref: S41560

Reviews 24

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stoker Loft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stoker Loft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stoker Loft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stoker Loft
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stoker Loft
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West Mersea

Stoker Loft

Ref: S18095

Reviews 14

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Dovercourt Hall Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dovercourt Hall Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dovercourt Hall Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dovercourt Hall Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dovercourt Hall Cottage
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Dovercourt

Dovercourt Hall Cottage

Ref: S42481

Reviews 15

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Beach House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Beach House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Beach House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Beach House
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Beach House
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Holland-on-Sea

The Beach House

Ref: S127502

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quayside Apartment
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quayside Apartment
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quayside Apartment
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quayside Apartment
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quayside Apartment

Harwich

Quayside Apartment

Ref: S170049

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  • Last Minute Cottages - La Belle Maison 4
  • Last Minute Cottages - La Belle Maison 4
  • Last Minute Cottages - La Belle Maison 4
  • Last Minute Cottages - La Belle Maison 4
  • Last Minute Cottages - La Belle Maison 4

Thorpe-Le-Soken

La Belle Maison 4

Ref: S171037

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wessex Freedom Classic
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wessex Freedom Classic
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wessex Freedom Classic
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wessex Freedom Classic
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wessex Freedom Classic

Thorpe-Le-Soken

Wessex Freedom Classic

Ref: S171038

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lavender Cottage - E5298
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lavender Cottage - E5298
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lavender Cottage - E5298
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lavender Cottage - E5298
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lavender Cottage - E5298
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Langdon Hills

Lavender Cottage - E5298

Ref: S18122

Reviews 10

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Willowtree Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Willowtree Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Willowtree Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Willowtree Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Willowtree Cottage
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St Osyth

Willowtree Cottage

Ref: S18093

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Bee Cottage - E5574
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bee Cottage - E5574
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bee Cottage - E5574
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bee Cottage - E5574
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bee Cottage - E5574
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Langdon Hills

Bee Cottage - E5574

Ref: S18133

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Sea Breeze
  • Last Minute Cottages - Sea Breeze
  • Last Minute Cottages - Sea Breeze
  • Last Minute Cottages - Sea Breeze
  • Last Minute Cottages - Sea Breeze
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Clacton-on-Sea

Sea Breeze

Ref: S69641

Reviews 4

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Hugh - verified booking

"This is a delightful, quaint and quirky cottage set in a lovely rural village with a small idyllic, well maintained, pretty and secluded garden to the rear. Stunning Rose of Sharon bushes in full flower and other shrubbery provides total privacy. The garden is fully enclosed which enabled our pet to wander round at his leisure without the worry of him escaping. There was also a summerhouse with a small decked area and even a barbecue for the BBQ enthusiasts.The cottage was extremely well appointed throughout with absolutely everything thought of to make our stay as smooth and comfortable as possible. Whilst the stairs are not suitable for people with mobility issues, the bedrooms were nicely furnished with extremely comfortable beds in both rooms. Unusually, the master bedroom had a super king sized bed comprising two singles joined together and plenty of storage space. Really good sized bathroom on the ground floor with a bath and a really good, powerful shower. It was a bonus having a dining room separate from the lounge and a kitchen which also had a table and chairs. The owners Darren and Karen were very welcoming and accommodating; as was the landlord of the White Lion next door who allowed us to use his car park to avoid on street parking.We were astonished to read the negative review of the previous visitors. Quite frankly there was no evidence of the problem they referred to and there would have been. That said, why visit the countryside if you can't cope with what goes with country life. Equally the garden was certainly not overgrown - it was very much in keeping with such a lovely 15th century country cottage.We stayed for 5 days and hope to have the opportunity of staying again.We were amazed to read of the previous negative review."
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Cameron - verified booking

"This is a fantastic cottage with lots of character, not for those that want perfect straight lines and smooth surfaces, but for those looking for character and comfort. The cottage had all that we needed for a family including two late teenage sons. wifi worked perfectly, including outside to the patio which is perfect for an early evening drink. Kitchen is well stocked with the usual pans etc, and the cooker looks barely used, the dishwasher a lovely help to allow you to relax. Plenty of shops, takeaways etc within a 5 minute walk, including a well stocked coop. Previous reports have talked about squirrels, well we didn't see or hear anything during our week, but we did keep food locked away as this is a rural location. The fire in the sitting room looked very appealing, but we were here when the temperature barely dropped below 25 degrees, so no need for us to light it. There are plenty of relaxing walks from the footpath and bridleway starting from right outside the front door, so miles of open countryside begging to be explored. We visited the pub nest door on our next to last evening, what a mistake. Very friendly staff with real ale served straight from the barrel, absolutely wonderful! The only reason I have marked the location down is because the pub has music evenings, I loved them but others may not. Would I recommend - Yes, would I go again - Yes. Darren was great to contact and answered my questions very quickly and efficiently, thank you."
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Confirmed guest - verified booking

"We enjoyed our stay in a week of searing heat. The cottage was well equipped, beds comfortable and there was an abundance of hot water.Equipment included a washer, dish washer, microwave. We ate out with family and friends so cannot comment on the workings of the cooking arrangements. The TV performed well.The cottage, built in the 15th century and sited on a minor road, was charmingly rustic with wood beams, uneven floors, varying floor levels and steep, narrow creaky stairs - these characteristics test a very senior visitor!! The week's high temperatures meant bedroom windows had to be open and we found the traffic quite disturbingfrom 5 am onwards.Overall very pleasant recollections and, as mentioned earlier, we would choose to stay in "The Croft" again."
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Roger - verified booking

"I enjoyed my stay at Willow Tree Barn and the owners, Carlo and Liz, are very friendly and helpful, especially Carlo and his son, carrying most of my luggage and bits from the car to the cottage. Carlo also has useful recommendations for places to visit. The place was immaculately clean and very comfortable and very well equipped. It is in an interesting area and there are many worthwhile sites to visit. I am slightly disabled and my only small criticisms are the low sofa and low fridge and the slope up from the drive but these would cause little problems for the able-bodied. I can fully recommend this cottage."
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Marita - verified booking

"My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Walnut Cottage. The owners Julian and Penny made us feel so welcome. The cottage provided everything we needed for our stay in a practical way. When I requested an iron and ironing board Julian provided that for us. You need transport to get to other places as this is in a rural area with a long country road to walk down to the main road. The setting is beautiful if you appreciate the lovely scenery around you. The property is also close to Hatfield Forest which is a 15 minutes drive away."
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