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Essex

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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  • St Osyth, Essex
    St Osyth, Essex×

    Linley Farm Cottages - Orchard Cottage

    St Osyth, Essex

    St Osyth, Essex

    4
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    Ref: 17982
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Set in an area regarded as Essex’s best kept secret, the area is full of interesting towns including Colchester. Set in an area regarded as Essex’s best kept secret, the area is full of interesting towns including Colchester.
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    8.7 3 reviews
    8.7 3 reviews

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    Linley Farm Cottages - Dairy Cottage
    4
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    Linley Farm Cottages - Meadow View Cottage
    6
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    Linley Farm Cottages - Pear Tree Cottage
    6
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    Linley Farm Cottages - Apple Tree Cottage
    6
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    Linley Farm Cottages - Willow Tree Cottage
    6
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  • Manningtree, Essex
    Manningtree, Essex×

    Beaches

    Manningtree, Essex

    Manningtree, Essex

    4
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    Ref: UKC1128
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    Nestled just yards away from the sea, this holiday property is the perfect escape for families looking for a seaside break away. Nestled just yards away from the sea, this holiday property is the perfect escape for families looking for a seaside break away.
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    10 2 reviews
    10 2 reviews

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  • Dovercourt, near Harwich, Essex
    Dovercourt, near Harwich, Essex×

    Plum Tree Cottage

    Dovercourt, near Harwich, Essex

    Dovercourt, near Harwich, Essex

    4
    2
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    Ref: UKC2471
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Just 200 yards from the beach and set in a lovely town with a host of shops and pubs, this property is ideal for a family seaside holiday. Just 200 yards from the beach and set in a lovely town with a host of shops and pubs, this property is ideal for a family seaside holiday.
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    7 3 reviews
    7 3 reviews

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  • Wickham St Paul, Essex
    Wickham St Paul, Essex×

    Pippins

    Wickham St Paul, Essex

    Wickham St Paul, Essex

    4
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    Ref: 29624
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In an excellent rural location set on a working fruit farm, ideal for a small family, walkers and birdwatchers. In an excellent rural location set on a working fruit farm, ideal for a small family, walkers and birdwatchers.
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    7.8 10 reviews
    7.8 10 reviews

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  • Coggeshall, near Braintree, Essex
    Coggeshall, near Braintree, Essex×

    Tatters Barn

    Coggeshall, near Braintree, Essex

    Coggeshall, near Braintree, Essex

    4
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    Ref: UKC690
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Situated in the beautiful countryside of Withies Green, this detached barn conversion provides idyllic accomodation for guests wanting a quiet and relaxing break away. Situated in the beautiful countryside of Withies Green, this detached barn conversion provides idyllic accomodation for guests wanting a quiet and relaxing break away.
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    9.4 8 reviews
    9.4 8 reviews

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  • Birch, near Colchester, Essex
    Birch, near Colchester, Essex×

    Baytree Cottages - Baytree Cottage 2

    Birch, near Colchester, Essex

    Birch, near Colchester, Essex

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    1
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    Ref: 31050
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a relaxing break at this property, located in the quaint village of Birch, close to Colchester. Enjoy a relaxing break at this property, located in the quaint village of Birch, close to Colchester.
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    8.6 16 reviews
    8.6 16 reviews

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    Baytree Cottages - Baytree Cottage 1
    3
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  • St Osyth, Essex
    St Osyth, Essex×

    Linley Farm Cottages - Dairy Cottage

    St Osyth, Essex

    St Osyth, Essex

    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 17977
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This cottage enjoys far reaching views over rolling countryside, set within 3 acres of grounds abundant with wildlife. This cottage enjoys far reaching views over rolling countryside, set within 3 acres of grounds abundant with wildlife.
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    9 2 reviews
    9 2 reviews

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    Linley Farm Cottages - Meadow View Cottage
    6
    2
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    Linley Farm Cottages - Pear Tree Cottage
    6
    2
    2
    Linley Farm Cottages - Apple Tree Cottage
    6
    2
    2
    Linley Farm Cottages - Willow Tree Cottage
    6
    2
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    Linley Farm Cottages - Orchard Cottage
    4
    1
    1
  • Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
    Clacton-on-Sea, Essex×

    Homestead

    Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

    Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

    4
    2
    1
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    Ref: UKC1415
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Within easy reach of the beach and variety of attractions, this property lies in the perfect location for a family seaside holiday. Within easy reach of the beach and variety of attractions, this property lies in the perfect location for a family seaside holiday.
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    8 2 reviews
    8 2 reviews

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  • Brightlingsea, Essex
    Brightlingsea, Essex×

    Sea Folly

    Brightlingsea, Essex

    Brightlingsea, Essex

    5
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    2
    Ref: UKC472
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Centrally located in the seaside town of Brighltingsea, this holiday property is a great base for discovering all that Essex has to offer. Centrally located in the seaside town of Brighltingsea, this holiday property is a great base for discovering all that Essex has to offer.
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    8.3 8 reviews
    8.3 8 reviews

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  • Colne Engaine, near Halstead, Essex
    Colne Engaine, near Halstead, Essex×

    The Cart Lodge

    Colne Engaine, near Halstead, Essex

    Colne Engaine, near Halstead, Essex

    5
    2
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    Ref: 29571
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a peaceful woodland location ideal for walkers, bird watching, relaxing or touring the area. Set in a peaceful woodland location ideal for walkers, bird watching, relaxing or touring the area.
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    9.6 8 reviews
    9.6 8 reviews

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  • Castle Hedingham, Essex
    Castle Hedingham, Essex×

    The Olde Cart Lodge

    Castle Hedingham, Essex

    Castle Hedingham, Essex

    5
    3
    2
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    Ref: BUT
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Within a rural location, this lodge lies on a working farm with commanding views reaching far down a valley. Within a rural location, this lodge lies on a working farm with commanding views reaching far down a valley.
    Prices from
    9.4 12 reviews
    9.4 12 reviews

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  • Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
    Frinton-on-Sea, Essex×
    Newly Listed
    Sea View

    Sea View

    Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

    Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

    5
    2
    2
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    Ref: UKC3141
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    Enjoy sea views from this delightful first floor apartment, just 200 yards from the beach and close to Clacton-on-Sea. Enjoy sea views from this delightful first floor apartment, just 200 yards from the beach and close to Clacton-on-Sea.
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