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Relax, enjoy and discover this beautiful county near London. Essex is a wonderful holiday destination, offering green expanses, fascinating history and a wealth of activities for all the family. Just a short distance from one of the world’s most vibrant cosmopolitan capitals, a break in Essex really does offer the best of Britain.

Essex is predominately rural with quiet country lanes, undulating countryside and pretty villages, ideal for gentle walks and country pubs. The county also has 350 miles of lovely coastline, which includes the coastal resorts of Clacton-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea.

Southend-on-Sea is practically synonymous with the classic idea of a British seaside holiday but it also has a few surprises - not least of which is the stunning Grade II listed pier, stretching over 2 kilometres into the Thames Estuary. If you’re holidaying with the family then they may also appreciate a visit to the Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park, 100 acres of farmland with cycling and walking trails and a host of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Some impressive examples of local history are available at Colchester Castle and the small but perfectly formed cathedral at Chelmsford. Colchester was the site of an important Roman settlement and Roman foundations have also been discovered at other locations such as Chelmsford and Braintree.

Less ancient history (but no less interesting) can be found at Audley End House, one of England’s grandest stately houses, dating from Victorian times or Hylands House and Estate which was built in 1730.

If you’d like to explore the greener pastures of Essex then visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall or take a stroll around Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve which is near the River Thames and an important spot for wading birds. The Beth Chatto gardens are another place that could go onto your agenda; extending over six acres these gardens were created out of an area that formerly consisted of boggy ground and poor soil.

With miles of protected green belt, some seriously impressive natural landscapes, fascinating displays of history and easy-access to London, Essex has a lot to offer.

All that remains is to find your perfect self-catering accommodation; take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Essex.

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  • Sea Shell House

    Clacton-on-Sea

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: 30472


    This spacious, detached holiday home lies between lively Clacton-on-Sea, and the peaceful avenues of Holland-on-Sea, approximately 200 yards from the beach, and just a mile from Clacton Pier, with its rides, amusements, go karting and 10 pin bowling. Clacton town centre has numerous pubs, eateries, a cinema and shops. There are two fantastic theatres, hosting a variety of shows with celebrities and musicians throughout the year, and traditional pantomines at Christmas. The pier is the focal point for the annual airshow in August, and has regular firework displays on Sundays throughout the summer and autumn. It also hosts the Christmas day swim, where up to a hundred hardy souls, many in fancy dress, plunge into the sea for charity. It is well worth watching, you need to be very brave to join in! There are four golf courses within 5 miles, fishing is popular from the beaches and the pier, and there are several opportunites for bird watching nearby. You can drive, cycle or walk along the coast to nearby Frinton and Walton with their fantastic beaches and unique charm. Throughout the summer months, you can take a two hour guided boat trip around the backwaters to see many species of sea birds, and a colony of up to 100 grey seals. Further afield, visit Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, with it’s castle and world famous zoo. Local towns such as St Osyth, Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe are all well worth a visit. Constable Country is on your doorstep, with fantastic walks along the river Stour and rowing at Dedham and Flatford. Whether you have had a fun time on the beach or exploring the local area, what better way to end the day than relaxing in the warm bubbles of the hot tub. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 42" satellite TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Estuary View

    Leigh-on-Sea

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: E5409


    A real gem, this delightful holiday property is set on a hill overlooking the river estuary; its decked balcony makes a perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying sunsets over the river, while the stylish interior offers a high standard of comfort, perfect for a family holiday whatever the season. Only 45 minutes from London by train (0.5 miles from station) and just yards from the old town of Leigh with its cobbled streets, traditional pubs, museums, restaurants serving local seafood and a man made beach. For the more adventurous, a good walk takes you into nearby Southend-on-Sea which offers family fun and an abundance of shops, restaurants and of course its famous pier. Shop and pub 100 yards.

    18 steps down to entrance. Lower ground floor: Utility area. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with wooden floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Gas central heating included (£25per week 2nd October-30th April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Five Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden and furniture. Decked balcony. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Sandy Ridge

    Holland-on-Sea

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: 29127

    Private swimming pool and hot tub


    Sandy Ridge at Holland-on-Sea is a detached, well-furnished, spacious holiday house, located in a quiet road opposite the beach. A perfect setting for a family holiday by the sea. With its own splendid private outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, which is surrounded by a patio with garden area giving it a Mediterranean feel on warm summer evenings as the sun sets in the west. There is also a large landscaped lawned garden at the far end of the pool to take in the last rays of the setting sun while enjoying your favourite drink or meal at a large family sized table.
    Within the property, the living/dining room is complemented by an Edwardian fireplace with coal effect gas fire, original 1920 oak herring bone parquet flooring and French doors. The second family living room is ideal for children as it also has an independent Sky TV box and Playstation3 with a selection of PS3 games. The kitchen enjoys a breakfast table, overlooking the alfresco dining area with patio table and chairs next to the pool. On the first floor, the two master bedrooms both have exceptional sea views from their Juliette balconies, and are fitted with super king size beds and Freeview TVs. There are also two twin bedrooms, one with a superb pool view and the other with far reaching views towards Holland Haven Country Park.
    To the front of the property, it boasts 180 degrees of breathtaking panoramic sea views from the Juliette balconies to both master bedrooms. The property has south-facing sea views from the dining room and second family room, and also has BT Infinity with unlimited free downloads. Only 55 yards from the front gate you will find a slope to the promenade with beach-side cafe, leading onto an award-winning beach. From there you have far reaching views over the North Sea while looking towards Holland, you may even see on a clear day in the distance Gunfleet Sands Offshore Windfarm which is about 4½ miles out at sea. Very close by is Holland Haven Country Park which is excellent for bird watchers as it is a bird refuge, used by rare migrating birds and is recognised by the RSPB where many twitchers meet to photograph rare species while ambling along numerous footpaths for walkers or hikers.
    Sandy Ridge is set a comfortable equidistant walk along the promenade, between the seaside towns of vibrant Clacton or the more exclusive Frinton, or stroll along the glorious sandy beaches studded with Victorian style beach huts. Both have a good range of shops and restaurants. Entry to Clacton pier is free, and is just over 2 miles away. The Clacton Air Show is held on Thursday and Friday before the Bank Holiday week in August, the Clacton Triathlon (swim, bike and run) is also running in September and the start/finish line is at Holland Haven. There are two local links golf courses to enjoy, including The Royal Frinton Club. Alternatively the pier at Walton-on-the-Naze is where you can try your hand at sea fishing from the country’s third longest pier. Here you can enjoy a 2-hour guided wildlife boat trip to encounter a breeding population of about 70 harbour seals and grey seals. Step aboard the "Karina" at Foundry Slip in Walton and sail the Hamford Water Nature Reserve as seen on TV (twice daily tides permitting). There are two horse riding schools within 5 miles both offering lessons. The historic medieval town of Colchester with its zoo, castle and excellent shopping, is an easy drive through Essex countryside on the A133, passing the famous Beth Chatto’s Gardens with its own tea room.
    Sandy Ridge is also situated to enjoy the hidden delights further afield, such as the quaint villages of Lavenham, walk or row from Dedham along the River Stour, or visit picturesque Flatford Mill (Constable Country). Other places of interest include Harwich, 15 miles, Colchester, 18 miles, or Ipswich, 25 miles. For guests tra...

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors. Second living room. Kitchen with breakfast area, patio doors and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (6ft), 2 twin. Shower room with double shower and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating included (£50per week October-May). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Playstation 3 and small library. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with pool patio area and furniture. Two Juliet balconies. Parking (3 cars). Outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.9m to 2m), open 9am to 10pm everyday May-September. Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 4 steps in the swimming pool.

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  • Lily Lodge

    Clacton-on-Sea

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 29724

    Located opposite the beach, Lily Lodge provides the perfect setting for a traditional seaside holiday. This detached house is well-furnished and has a large, sunny, fully-paved rear courtyard as well as a lawned garden to the front. The two first floor bedrooms have French doors onto the balcony providing far reaching views out to sea. The sandy beach is directly opposite the house, also close by is the Haven Country Park and sailing club. The area is excellent for bird watchers, particularly for sighting migrant birds, and for walkers and cyclists there are numerous foot and cycle paths. Take a walk along glorious sandy beaches between the seaside towns of Clacton and Frinton. Guests can choose between vibrant Clacton with its 19th-century pier or the more exclusive and discerning Frinton where it’s beach is studded with Victorian style beach huts, both have a good range of shops and restaurants. Further along the coast is Walton on the Naze where you can try your hand at sea fishing on the country’s 2nd longest pier. Lily Lodge is a perfect holiday location to enjoy the hidden delights of this part of the Essex coastline and countryside. Quaint villages include Dedham and Flatford Mill (Constable Country) or visit tranquil gardens, sandy beaches and excellent shopping. The county town of Colchester with its zoo and castle is an easy drive. Garden lovers might like to visit Beth Chatto’s famous garden. Beach 20 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and tiled floor. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors, 1 twin with French doors. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Enclosed rear courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Balconies. Barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Farthings

    Colchester

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: BUA

    Located in the peaceful village of Boxted in the Dedham Vale, Farthings is a single-storey holiday home with valley views from the garden. One of a pair, furnished and equipped to a very high standard, the property has added bonus of a hot tub and detached games room in the garden. Guests also have private use of the owner’s outdoor heated swimming pool (open May to end September), and large enclosed hot tub, as well as use of the owner’s extensive grounds - which have many delightful areas where guests might like to picnic. Guests are also welcome to feed the owners’ Alpacas and sheep. The surrounding area is a delight to explore: there are many footpaths in the village and Flatford Mill, in the heart of Constable Country is 4 miles away. Dedham village is 3 miles, where guests can hire a rowing boat on the River Stour or enjoy walking in the unspoilt countryside. Farthings is also conveniently located for golf at nearby Stoke-by-Nayland (2 miles) whilst keen gardeners may enjoy a visit to Beth Chatto’s Garden, 7 miles. Nearby Colchester, famous for being the oldest town in England, has a castle and museum set in attractive parkland that stretches down to the River Colne, a zoo and an interesting range of shops, restaurants, galleries and pubs. Colchester also has a rail link to London which takes 50 minutes, so visitors can enjoy a day in the busy capital city and then return to the peace and tranquillity of Farthings. For a day by the sea, guests can choose between the sunshine coast of Essex at Frinton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton or the Heritage coastline of nearby Suffolk where the beaches at Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold or Walberswick can be enjoyed. Pub 2½ miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and oak floor. Large, well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking), TV and dining area with oak floor. Utility. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed; each with TV, oak floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with oak floor. Fully-tiled bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electric central heating (underfloor in bathrooms), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Six TVs (one Satellite)
    • Five DVDs
    • Wii
    • Stereo/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with large paved patio and furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Secure cycle store
    • Outdoor heated swimming pool (32ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 6ft 6in, open May-September) with changing facilities and hot tub (in owner’s grounds, 150 yards)
    • Private hot tub
    • External games room with table tennis, pool table, table football, darts and TV/DVD
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

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  • Dovercourt Hall Cottage

    Dovercourt, nr. Harwich

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: BWO


    Dovercourt is a very old town listed within the Domesday Book of 1086, though the nearby historic port of Harwich is better known. Dovercourt Hall is a timber framed building with a wealth of exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace. The property was built around 1600, and is a Grade II listed building with further additions later in the 17th century. Originally built as a farmhouse, the surrounding land was farmed until the 1950s, and is now set in an acre of grounds with a natural pond. During the long history of the property, further renovations were carried out during 2015 which lead to the completion of Dovercourt Hall Cottage.

    This delightful property, one of a pair, is adjacent to the owner’s home and comprises four bedrooms, a spacious living room with open fire and an open plan kitchen/dining area. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, guests can enjoy up-to-date amenities but still admire the character and charm of this historic cottage. The large garden is the ideal place to sit out and enjoy a lovely summer’s evening with friends and family, hosting a barbecue and enjoying relaxing in the seating area.

    Enjoy either an award-winning beach by the leading lighthouses or walk in the opposite direction onto the natural foreshore, both are just over the road across the playing field from the cottage. Also within a 5-minute walk from the cottage is a large range of activities, swimming pool, gym, squash and badminton courts, plus seasonal activities include roller skating, a putting green, a boating lake and skateboard park. Walk to historic Harwich, visit the Mayflower Project where a full-size replica of the famous ship that took the pilgrim fathers to America is being built or the Redoubt Napoleonic Fort and other museums. See a movie in the Electric Palace, one of the oldest cinemas in the country, built in 1911. From the Ha’penny pier visitors can take the foot ferry to Felixstowe. Clacton or Walton with their piers and traditional seaside amusements are within 15 miles journey. Also well worth a visit is Colchester, 20 miles away, the oldest recorded town in Britain with plenty of history, a large castle and shopping, as well as a zoo. Constable Country, Ipswich and pretty Suffolk villages all are within 35 minutes’ drive. The nearest golf club is less than 1½ miles away, or Frinton-on-Sea, which has two golf courses, is 14 miles way. Beach 200 yards. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire, French doors and wooden floor. Spacious kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking). Utility. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared enclosed lawned garden
    • Sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Low fenced pond in garden.

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  • The Beach House

    Clacton-on-Sea

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W44099

    The Beach House is set on the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, boasting fantastic sea views making this seaside property the perfect coastal break for families and groups of friends. The property has been decorated and furnished to a good standard, catering for all ages, with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom available. Situated over three floors, the views from the living room balcony are perfect for a warm evening, overlooking the English Channel. The Beach House has 4 bedrooms with a mixture of twin, bunk and double rooms, a light and bright conservatory, with a dining table and enclosed garden. There are many walks and cycling routes nearby and plenty of local attractions including the award-winning beaches, Clacton-on-Sea Golf Course, sea fishing and wind surfing. The famous Clacton-on-Sea pier hosts several attractions and an array of shops, bars, restaurants, theatre or enjoy a new movie in the cinema. Further afield, guests can explore the historic town of Colchester, the oldest recorded town in the Britain. Take a step back in time and visit the historic villages in Essex and Constable Country in nearby Suffolk. For a trip to the capital, London is around 1 hour 20 minutes away by train for a day exploring and enjoying the many attractions London has on offer. Beach 100 yards. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/conservatory. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with single bunk over. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Second living room with French doors. 1 twin bedroom. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request, at cost. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Butlers Farm

    Saffron Walden

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: BTA

    Set at the end of a pretty country lane, this large detached Grade II listed farmhouse dating back to 1610 is perfect for a family holiday, celebration or get together with friends. Steeped in character with beams and an inglenook fireplace in the living room, it is set in 4 acres of delightful grounds with an outdoor heated swimming pool. The holiday property has fantastic views over open countryside, with an enjoyable 15-minute walk across fields to the pub but is only a few miles from the charming market town of Saffron Walden. Saffron Walden is one of England’s finest towns packed with half timbered medieval buildings and has a wide selection of shops, restaurants, galleries and a museum. Butlers Farm is ideally situated to explore Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Within easy reach is Cambridge (14 miles), famous for its colleges, museums, botanic gardens and art galleries. Visitors can try their hand at punting along the River Cam. Newmarket is 17 miles for a day at the races and Duxford Imperial War Museum is 8 miles. Other local places of interest include Audley End House, gardens and miniature railway, Mountfitchet Castle, Linton Zoo, Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey. Shops 2 miles.

    Large beamed living room with open fire in large inglenook fireplace and French doors. Kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking) and doors leading to conservatory. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Open fire - no fuel provided
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Full oil central heating included (January-March £300 per week)
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • 4-acre garden with terrace and furniture
    • Parking (for 5 cars)
    • Private, outdoor, heated swimming pool (40ft x 20ft, depth range 3ft-8ft) £150 per week, open end May bank hol until end August, with changing facilities
    • No smoking
    • Couples and family bookings only
    • NB: Fenced pond in garden

    Note: Maximum occupancy 10 guests (includes use of cot)

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  • The Moorings

    Harwich

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: BWM


    Overlooking the North Sea with stunning views from most rooms, this unique detached property is the perfect seaside holiday home. An extremely spacious house, it provides the ideal base for any family or group of friends. The Moorings has been restored to a very good standard enhancing its many original features. On entering the property, guests are greeted by the grand entrance hall and sweeping staircase with stained glass windows. It boasts 5 bedrooms which comfortably sleep up to 10 people, and a spacious living room which has large panoramic windows overlooking the water and an open log fire for cosy nights in. A large games room for the young (and the young at heart!) has a table tennis table, piano, Playstation 3, TV, books, board games and much more. The large dining room has French doors which open onto the patio and lead into the enclosed, lawned and courtyard garden, just perfect for a summer evening barbecue and a glass of wine from the wine cooler in the kitchen. With historic Harwich and Dovercourt on your doorstep, there is plenty to see and do. Dovercourt Bay’s award-winning beach is just across the road, and Dovercourt town centre is only 100 yards away, with a mixture of local and national stores. Along the seafront, find cafés, a boating lake, tennis courts, putting and croquet, roller skating, a small amusement arcade and a sports centre with an indoor pool. Neighbouring ‘old’ Harwich is full of history, with the Redoubt Fort and maritime museums open all year round. It is also home to the Mayflower Project, where visitors can see the building of an exact replica of the famous ship that took the pilgrims to America almost 400 years ago. From Harwich Ha’penny Pier, catch the foot ferry over to Shotley Marina or the Edwardian seaside town of Felixstowe, getting a close up view of the huge container vessels that berth at the docks. Travel a little further afield, by car, bus or train, to Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, with its castle and internationally recognised zoo. Constable Country is on the doorstep, with fantastic walks along the River Stour, and rowing from Dedham and Flatford. Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze, three uniquely different seaside towns, are all within 15 miles. From Walton, take a guided, two hour trip around the ’backwaters’ to see, not only a number of different rare seabirds, but also a large colony of grey seals. Harwich Golf Club is just 2 miles away, and Clacton and Frinton each have two courses. There are a number of pubs and restaurants within walking distance. This unique property and special coastal location will be sure to create fantastic holiday memories for you, your family and your friends. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Spacious living room with open fire and sea views. Large dining room with wooden floor and French doors to garden. Galley-style kitchen. Games room. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with balcony, one with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Twin bedroom with TV. Bunk bedroom. Two shower rooms, each with toilet. All bedrooms with sea views.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • 42" satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed courtyard garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with Playstation 3, table tennis, piano, TV and board games
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: 5 steps to garden

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  • Four Winds Cottages - Diablo

    Castle Hedingham

    Grade
    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: W43233

    In a rural location on the edge of the ancient village of Castle Hedingham, these two detached, single-storey holiday homes, set in the owners’ 10 acres of grounds, have far-reaching views over open countryside. The accommodation is well-presented and has the added benefit of a heated indoor swimming pool - the pool is shared between the two cottages (refs W43379 and W43233) and both are allocated 3 hours of private use per day (one hour in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening - the rest of the time is shared use). There is also a large fully equipped barbecue area which can be hired. Castle Hedingham lies in the valley of the River Colne on the ancient road between Colchester (20 miles west) and Cambridge (30 miles east); it still retains many beautiful timber-framed, medieval and Tudor buildings including Hedingham Castle (a Norman castle, the ancestral seat of the Earls of Oxford). The area is ideal for walking or cycling. Nearby places of interest include the Colne Valley steam railway, Sudbury and Saffron Walden. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Single step to entrance: All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet. Wet room with toilet.

    Freeview TV.

    Both properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (in games rooms). Shared landscaped 10-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue (at cost, by arrangement with owner). Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (8m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m) with changing room, open 9am to 10pm all year (3 hours’ private use per day). Shared games room with pool table and table tennis. Second shared games room with pool table and air hockey. Third shared games room with full-size snooker table. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in grounds.

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  • Eldred House

    Layer-de-la-Haye, nr. Colchester

    Grade
    16
    8
    2
    6
    Ref: BWP

    Eldred House is a glorious, Grade II* listed Georgian property located on the edge of Colchester. The oldest part of this beautiful property is believed to date from the 15th century. Surrounded by 52 acres of private woodland and landscaped gardens, the grounds host an abundance of wildlife along with two ponds and a large lake. Featured in the magazine Country Life and Gardeners Illustrated in 2012, the grounds are a big feature to this property, and are maintained by several gardeners throughout the year. The approach to Eldred House is through a secluded woodland road leading to a stunning view of the property, onto a sweeping gravelled drive, accommodating plenty of parking.
    Decorated and furnished to an excellent standard throughout, guests have a choice of 8 spacious bedrooms including a top floor apartment-style room with a kitchenette and seating area. It boasts a delightful entrance hall which leads to the elegant drawing room with shuttered sash windows and views over the grounds and landscaped gardens. There are several open fireplaces within the property for that warm cosy feel in the winter. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with an Aga and contemporary fixtures. This is the perfect hub for any large family or groups of friends who wish to celebrate and enjoy a country getaway. Renovations to this property mean that the quality is to a fantastic standard, however still in keeping with the character and charm that guests desire. The combination of outstanding beauty, fantastic location and quality accommodation makes Eldred House the perfect location that guests will never forget.

    Local attractions include Colchester Castle and Colchester Zoo, with its fantastic range of animals including leopards, elephants, tigers and much more. The local town of Colchester is just a short drive away and is the oldest recorded town in Britain, with an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Entrance hall with seating area and open fire. Large, spacious drawing room with open fire, French doors and wooden floor. TV room with Sky TV, table football, table tennis, games console and open fire. Spacious dining room. Large kitchen with wooden floor and Aga (for cooking). Large boot room. Laundry room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further two double bedrooms; one with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin), one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin) and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Attic with seating area, kitchenette and low ceiling.

    • Open fires - fuel included
    • Electricity, biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three smart TVs (one Satellite)
    • Blu-ray
    • X-box One
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Aga included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • 52-acre grounds
    • Gas barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Games room with table football, table tennis and games console
    • Gym with cross trainer and rowing machine
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lake and two ponds in garden, 11 yards

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