Last-minute Child Friendly Cottages in Essex

A charming mixture of old and new

Essex boasts a fresh metropolitan-meets-rural spirit, which makes it perfect for those wanting the best of both. You’re within touching distance of the capital city, and yet places like Colchester, Chelmsford and Epping each manage to maintain a distinctly countryside feel. Delve into the outdoor lifestyle with a trip to Epping Forest, or to one of Epping’s many golf courses, even take a hike around Copped Hall gardens. In Colchester, a thriving University town, check out the dozens of quaint, independent cafes and get yourself a bag of English toffees from the vintage sweet shops. In Chelmsford, Essex’s only city, go adventurous with the Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park and Tropical Wings Zoo, or simply indulge in some retail therapy at High Chelmer, Chelmsford’s largest shopping centre. Whichever place you choose to lay your head, rest assured Essex will have a great day waiting for you come morning.

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Essex

  • 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 - Rosemary Cottage - E5299
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemary Cottage - E5299
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemary Cottage - E5299
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemary Cottage - E5299
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemary Cottage - E5299
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Langdon Hills

Rosemary Cottage - E5299

Ref: S18123

Reviews 7

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farmhouse
  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farmhouse
  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farmhouse
  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farmhouse
  • Last Minute Cottages - Old Applecroft Farmhouse
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Great Henny

Old Applecroft Farmhouse

Ref: S80377

Reviews 15

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8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Plum Tree Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Plum Tree Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Plum Tree Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Plum Tree Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Plum Tree Cottage
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Dovercourt

Plum Tree Cottage

Ref: S88778

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Stable
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Stable
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Stable
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Stable
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Stable

Steeple Bumpstead

The Stable

Ref: S33544

Reviews 3

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6

  • 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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6

  • 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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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - 2 Mill Farm
  • Last Minute Cottages - 2 Mill Farm
  • Last Minute Cottages - 2 Mill Farm
  • Last Minute Cottages - 2 Mill Farm
  • Last Minute Cottages - 2 Mill Farm
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Belchamp Otten

2 Mill Farm

Ref: S114359

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4

  • 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: S41762

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Vine Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Vine Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Vine Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Vine Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Vine Cottage

Halstead

Vine Cottage

Ref: S2486

Reviews 21

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4

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

Colchester

Scarlet Pimpernel, Stoke by Nayland, Colchester

Ref: S41765

Reviews 3

4
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Conifers
  • Last Minute Cottages - Conifers
  • Last Minute Cottages - Conifers
  • Last Minute Cottages - Conifers
  • Last Minute Cottages - Conifers

Maldon

Conifers

Ref: S18129

Reviews 4

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Nightingale Lodge

Mersea Island

Nightingale Lodge

Ref: S141923

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8

  • 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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4

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

Peartree Cottage

Ref: S18090

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Chelmsford Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chelmsford Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chelmsford Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chelmsford Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chelmsford Lodge

Clacton-on-Sea

Chelmsford Lodge

Ref: S139571

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4

  • 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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8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Bassetts
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bassetts
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bassetts
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bassetts
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bassetts

Woodham Walter

Bassetts

Ref: S112953

Reviews 13

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - SANDY BANKS
  • Last Minute Cottages - SANDY BANKS
  • Last Minute Cottages - SANDY BANKS
  • Last Minute Cottages - SANDY BANKS
  • Last Minute Cottages - SANDY BANKS

Colchester

SANDY BANKS

Ref: S18112

Reviews 8

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bay View

Clacton-on-Sea

Bay View

Ref: S57586

Reviews 7

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6

  • 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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  • 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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6

  • 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

4
6
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