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

The Essex coast is a popular holiday destination, especially in the summer. Within easy reach from London, Cambridge and Ipswich; this county has lots to offer those looking for fresh sea air. Choose from a wide variety of coastal cottages as a relaxing base for your stay.

From Walton-on-the-Naze to Clacton-on-Sea and Mersea Island, there are some brilliant coastal spots to choose from in Essex. With plentiful beaches, national nature reserves and coastal walks, there is lots to enjoy while staying in a coastal cottage. Whether you visit with friends or family, Essex is a lovely place to catch some sun and soak up the salty sea air. Don’t forget to enjoy some fresh fish and chips while you’re there as well.

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Leigh-on-Sea

Mulberry Cottage

Ref: S114157

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Joan's Gem
  • Last Minute Cottages - Joan's Gem
  • Last Minute Cottages - Joan's Gem
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Walton on the Naze

Joan's Gem

Ref: S25328

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Annexe
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Annexe
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Annexe
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Clacton-on-Sea

The Annexe

Ref: S101147

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Hycliffe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hycliffe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hycliffe
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St Osyth

Hycliffe

Ref: S18102

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Island Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Island Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Island Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Island Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Island Cottage

Colchester

Island Cottage

Ref: S18078

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  • 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

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

Dovercourt Hall Cottage

Ref: S42481

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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
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Holland-on-Sea

The Beach House

Ref: S127502

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quayside Apartment
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Harwich

Quayside Apartment

Ref: S170049

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  • Last Minute Cottages - La Belle Maison 4
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  • Last Minute Cottages - La Belle Maison 4
  • Last Minute Cottages - La Belle Maison 4
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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
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Thorpe-Le-Soken

Wessex Freedom Classic

Ref: S171038

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  • 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 - 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

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Lodge
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West Mersea

Little Lodge

Ref: S80858

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Maderia House
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Maderia House
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Holland-on-Sea

Maderia House

Ref: S168366

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  • Last Minute Cottages - View Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - View Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - View Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - View Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - View Lodge

Thorpe-Le-Soken

View Lodge

Ref: S170622

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Haven Hideaway
  • Last Minute Cottages - Haven Hideaway
  • Last Minute Cottages - Haven Hideaway
  • Last Minute Cottages - Haven Hideaway
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Harwich

Haven Hideaway

Ref: S139823

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tuscany 4
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tuscany 4
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tuscany 4
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tuscany 4

Thorpe-Le-Soken

Tuscany 4

Ref: S170626

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeland Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeland Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeland Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeland Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeland Lodge

Thorpe-Le-Soken

Lakeland Lodge

Ref: S174870

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View
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Clacton-on-Sea

Bay View

Ref: S57586

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge
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Mersea Island

Nightingale Lodge

Ref: S141923

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Woodpecker Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Woodpecker Lodge
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Mersea Island

Woodpecker Lodge

Ref: S106909

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Mersea Island

Woodpecker Lodge

Ref: S106913

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Ashdon Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ashdon Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ashdon Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ashdon Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Ashdon Lodge

Clacton-on-Sea

Ashdon Lodge

Ref: S109103

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Stephen - verified booking

"We did not use the property as a holiday accommodation as such, it was used as a convenient place to stay while we are attending a special event. (As this was a one-off this is the reason we do not intend to return). We also visited friends and relatives while we were in the area. It was particularly useful because we have a small dog and it's quite difficult to find places that will accept them.It has a pleasant outlook at the back of the house where you can watch sailing boats going back and forth.The property is spacious with plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen and especially the front bedroom.The bathroom has a shower which has a decent flow, especially for an electric one.At the rear of the house there is a wide conservatory that doubles as the dining room with pleasant views as you're eating.However there were a few niggles. Even with the brightness turn to maximum the flatscreen TV has a dark picture.The conservatory at the back has only one working opening window, the other one has a note on it that is not be used, it gets extremely hot in there when the sun shines in a short space of time. DO NOT, whatever you do, contemplate leaving a dog in their with the door shut, even with the window open!I could not get in through the front door, I could only get out. If the side door was locked and went out through the unlocked front door but left the keys inside you would not be able to back into the house.Apart from these issues I would recommend the place as it is very clean and spacious with a wide selection of DVDs to entertain adults and children if the weather is not behaving itself in. There is also good-sized strip of grass across the back for children to play on."
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Kay - verified booking

"What a fantastic place this is. We've just returned from our week away and it was honestly such a wonderful break, its made us question our life choices and whether we can move there! Stoker Loft is gorgeous. Its well laid out and has everything you could need for a break. Its fitted out to a really high standard and felt like home. I loved the array of interesting books too, which I thought was a nice home from home touch. The kitchen is well equipped and the washing machine was a huge bonus. I know most people don't wash clothes on holiday, but a stray spoonful of food threatened to ruin my top so it was a blessing to deal with it quickly. The shops are limited here, but we loved that. A week away from endless commercialism! You can still find those all important holiday gifts though. It was a pleasure to park up and leave the car for most of the week as you can walk to everything. We took a ride out one evening to East Mersea, but for the rest of the time it stayed parked. The Fish restaurants are amazing and recommended, as is the Black Pearl Café for an early morning bacon roll. We watched tides roll in and roll out again and time slowed down. Monkey Beach is very pretty and really worth the short walk. Everywhere was so welcoming to our Jack Russell dog and it was all very restful. Stoker Loft without doubt added to the whole experience and we can't wait to rebook. The Visitors book was brimming with positive comments and we could see why."
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Sandra - verified booking

"The property was well equipped, clean and tidy if a little dated. The views over the estuary were lovely and changed on a daily basis with various sea craft passing by. The visitors book said you could swim in the estuary but I certainly wouldn't want to. It was muddy and stank of seaweed. However, the beach is well worth a visit when the tide is out as there were lots of different types of seabirds to see. Unfortunately, that's where it ended for us.The beds were comfortable but same can't be said about the chairs in the living room. The sofa was ok but the armchairs are the most uncomfortable chairs we have sat on.I find it hard to believe that not one person has mentioned the very noisy road at the front of the property. The road is made of concrete slabs, the same you find on motorways with enhanced tyre noise to match. Every time a car went over the joins there was a bump, bump. The road led down to a large caravan park approximately 50m down the road so the noise was constant.The rear garden was split in two by a public footpath so there was no privacy when sitting at the table in the garden as people were walking past constantly. It was really annoying to be woken by people stopping to talk about Fido early in the morning. The last straw was a group of young girls screeching at the top of their voices (probably on the beach) in the early hours of the Thursday morning. We came home a day early and won't be staying again."
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stevan - verified booking

"barry and ruth so amiable and accomdation was first class.....lovely brand new bbq in the beautiful surrounds of the back garden<which had gd sun it in the adffternoon>all mod cons...dvd/cd player needs update thou...fab views over the hastings beach area,close walking distance to Clacton.morrions/Iceland short 5mins drive.walking distance 2miles only..jaywick Martello tower great day for kids £1 only or higher donation...spent 2hrs thre..view on top over the beaches..and history lessons for kids...Walton on naze 8miles away lovely flat walk 3hrs with plenty beache seashell stops and toilets and café on way.....8days of total bliss.....evening on balcony ships watch with wine and binoculars...so glad we found this place ..as caraan was almost booked.....it gave 6of us time and space and plenty areas to chillout....thank you mrmrs cruthchfield....we are resouled"
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Liz and Steve - verified booking

"We had never stayed in a converted double garage before and wont do again! The bed was the main horror complete with a paper thin duvet cover, i actually didnt know you could buy one as cheap and nasty as that. The most important thing to us is a comfortable bed, we had hardly any sleep the whole time we were there., obviously not a priority to the owners, it would be my first one! Couldnt wait to get home to our super king bed, dont get me started on the pillows either! Completely ruined our few days away, for the sake of a decent bed.Other people had remarked on it as well, who had stayed there according to the visitors book and the owners didnt come to say hello either, it has to be the worst place we have ever stayed. Perhaps now they might consider buying a new bed."
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