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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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  • Linley Farm Cottages - Meadow View Cottage

    St Osyth

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 17978

    Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the nearby lake. This is excellent walking and bird watching country and holiday makers will enjoy walks down to the creek. These old farm buildings have been converted, and are grouped around a courtyard, yet each retains individual privacy. The cottages with their mellow decor and quality furnishings, provide complete relaxation in this delightful corner of Essex. Dairy Cottage (ref 17977) has grab rails and a portable shower seat and Orchard Cottage (ref 17982) has grab rails and low worktops, making these properties perfect for if you are less mobile. This area is well regarded as Essex’s best kept secret with the interesting and popular small towns of Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Mersea, Clacton, Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze, all within ½ hours drive. The town of Colchester is close by, famous for its cobbled streets, castle and zoo, with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Further afield are Ipswich, Chelmsford and Felixstowe. Many picturesque villages and Constable country are close by, with Dedham, Manningtree, Nayland, Lavenham and Long Melford to name but a few. Other local pastimes include golf and horse riding. All properties are on the ground floor and have wheelchair access. Shop 500 yards, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 bunk. Wet room with toilet.

    Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared use of communal garden and 2-acre grounds. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Conifers

    Maldon

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 25092

    Situated in the pleasant market town of Maldon, this refurbished semi-detached holiday home offers a perfect base for touring Essex. Maldon, featured in several films and TV programmes, is famous for its sea salt, has a charming Victorian promenade park and is the home of the unique annual mud race. There is also barge sailing. Ideal for walkers and cyclists, with golf and sailing available locally. Easy access to London, Southend, Chelmsford and Colchester with its castle and zoo. Other nearby attractions include Marsh Farm, a local vineyard and a brewery. Shops ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ¾mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Laminate floor throughout. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Lower Granary

    Wimbish nr. Saffron Walden

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E5441

    Set on a working arable farm amidst gloriously peaceful and attractive farmland, these two delightful ground floor and first floor holiday apartments have been converted from the former granary and adjoin the owners’ home. They boast spectacular views across undulating countryside and are ideal for a relaxing break whatever the season. Both properties offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy bird watching, walking and cycling along the many farm tracks. Situated in the little hamlet of Wimbish just 3 miles from the bustling town of Saffron Walden with its quaint pubs, restaurants and shops. Ideally placed to visit the many attractions in the area, just 50 minutes by train to the centre of London for a days sightseeing, Duxford Imperial War Museum, 8 miles, Newmarket famous for its racing, the city of Cambridge with its famous Backs and universities, the pretty town of Ely with its waterside pubs and English Heritage Audley End which is a venue for many concerts are all within an easy drive. Shop and pub under 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Underfloor ground source central heating and electricity included (£25per week 2nd October-30th April). Washing machine. Enclosed garden and furniture.

    Both properties: Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Bay View

    Clacton-on-Sea

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC489


    Boasting sea views from most rooms and a delightful balcony overlooking the beach, Bay View lives up to its name. This 3-storey, semi-detached townhouse, adjacent to the owners home, is located on the coast in Clacton-on-Sea. Just a short walk from Clacton Pier and a stones throw from the town’s award-winning beach, this property offers the perfect seaside holiday location for family and friends. Comprising a living room with dining area and separate kitchen, this is a great property with flexibility and amenities for all the family. A large courtyard garden is great for an evening BBQ, or enjoy relaxing on the balcony overlooking the ocean while taking in all of the sights and sounds the coast has to offer. Nearby facilities include the local pub which is within walking distance, several shops, bars and restaurants.
    There are many walks and cycling routes nearby and plenty of local attractions including beaches, Clacton-on-Sea Golf Course, sea fishing and wind surfing. Further afield, you can explore the historic town of Colchester, take a step back in time and visit the many historic villages in Essex, or visit Constable Country in nearby Suffolk. For a trip to the capital, London is approximately 1½ hours away by train, perfect for a day exploring and enjoying the many attractions London has to offer, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. Beach 100 yards. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub 200 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With bunk bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Living/dining room: With Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Large enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Linley Farm Cottages - Pear Tree Cottage

    St Osyth

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 17979

    Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the nearby lake. This is excellent walking and bird watching country and holiday makers will enjoy walks down to the creek. These old farm buildings have been converted, and are grouped around a courtyard, yet each retains individual privacy. The cottages with their mellow decor and quality furnishings, provide complete relaxation in this delightful corner of Essex. Dairy Cottage (ref 17977) has grab rails and a portable shower seat and Orchard Cottage (ref 17982) has grab rails and low worktops, making these properties perfect for if you are less mobile. This area is well regarded as Essex’s best kept secret with the interesting and popular small towns of Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Mersea, Clacton, Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze, all within ½ hours drive. The town of Colchester is close by, famous for its cobbled streets, castle and zoo, with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Further afield are Ipswich, Chelmsford and Felixstowe. Many picturesque villages and Constable country are close by, with Dedham, Manningtree, Nayland, Lavenham and Long Melford to name but a few. Other local pastimes include golf and horse riding. All properties are on the ground floor and have wheelchair access. Shop 500 yards, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 bunk. Wet room with toilet.

    Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared use of communal garden and 2-acre grounds. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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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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  • Sea Breeze

    Clacton-on-Sea

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC772

    Sea Breeze is a single-storey detached bungalow, on the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex. This well-managed property has been decorated and furnished to a good standard. Boasting spacious bedrooms, a comfortable living area and well-equipped kitchen, this is a perfect base for family and friends looking for a destination by the sea. It has sea views from the front of the property and lies just a short stroll to the beach. The large enclosed garden is a great feature for pets and children to enjoy the outdoor space and for adults to cook an alfresco supper. The property is easily accessible with private parking and access for wheelchair users. 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 and theatre; alternatively you can enjoy a new movie in the cinema. Further afield, guests can explore the historic town of Colchester, the oldest recorded town in 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 to offer. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With 48" Freeview TV and CD player.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen:
    With electric range, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Front garden. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking.

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  • Hope House

    Clacton-on-Sea

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: 30042


    This spacious, semi-detached, delightful seaside holiday property is in a fantastic central location. Hope House is unique and has been decorated with a seaside theme in mind and boasts a smart, spacious interior for families and couples. Private parking offers ease and flexibility, and guests also have the use of an enclosed courtyard for an evening BBQ and glass of wine. An ideal holiday base with Clacton Pier just a short stroll away where you will find traditional attractions including bowling, amusements and cafe. Wander along the seafront promenade to a sandy beach, garden walk and the Pavilion Bowl with bar, restaurant and amusements. A few minutes’ walk takes you to the town centre for an array of shops, bars, restaurants, takeaways, the Princes Theatre, Westcliff Theatre, cinema, leisure centre and more. Local attractions include the Martello Tower Petting Zoo at Clacton, the famous Jaywick Martello Tower, Old Maritime Museum at Walton-on-the-Naze, crazy golf, and several firework displays on the pier throughout the year. A short drive will take you to the picturesque village of Great Bentley and then on to Colchester, said to be the oldest recorded town in Britain. The Lifehouse Spa is also a short drive away at Thorpe-Le-Soken. Beach ½ mile. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with wooden floor, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for child) and laminate floor. Bathroom (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. MP3 connection. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Hycliffe

    St Osyth

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 24157

    Hycliffe is a tastefully furnished, single storey detached holiday property with the beach a few yards away and extensive sea views over Point Clear Bay and the bird sanctuary. Known as the sunshine coast, this part of Essex is a hidden gem and Hycliffe is ideally situated to visit the nearby resorts of Frinton, Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton or for exploring nearby Constable Country and the county town of Colchester with its castle, museum and zoo. Ideal for cyclists, walkers and bird watchers, visitors can also take a trip by a foot ferry (seasonal) to Mersea Island and Brightlingsea. Shops 200 yards, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters (£30per week). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Slopes in grounds and external steps to doors.

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  • The Stable

    Steeple Bumpstead, nr. Saffron Walden

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W43583

    This delightful semi-detached barn conversion, a former stable, has been lovingly converted to a very good standard and is set in the grounds of the owner’s inn within the pretty village of Steeple Bumpstead. The double bedrooms both have the benefit of a Freeview TV. The Stable is ideally placed to explore the many delights in the area, and is just 10 miles from the bustling town of Saffron Walden with its quaint pubs, restaurants and shops. Holidaymakers can enjoy cycling, bird watching and walking along the many tracks and country paths. The centre of London is just 50 minutes by train for a day’s sightseeing, or visit Duxford Imperial War Museum, Newmarket (famous for its racing and events) and the city of Cambridge with its famous backs and universities. The pretty town of Ely with its waterside pubs, and the magnificent English Heritage property Audley End, which is a venue for many concerts, are all within an easy drive. Shop ¼mile, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs (one 42’’, one 40’’, one 38’’). DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Linley Farm Cottages - Apple Tree Cottage

    St Osyth

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 17980

    Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the nearby lake. This is excellent walking and bird watching country and holiday makers will enjoy walks down to the creek. These old farm buildings have been converted, and are grouped around a courtyard, yet each retains individual privacy. The cottages with their mellow decor and quality furnishings, provide complete relaxation in this delightful corner of Essex. Dairy Cottage (ref 17977) has grab rails and a portable shower seat and Orchard Cottage (ref 17982) has grab rails and low worktops, making these properties perfect for if you are less mobile. This area is well regarded as Essex’s best kept secret with the interesting and popular small towns of Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Mersea, Clacton, Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze, all within ½ hours drive. The town of Colchester is close by, famous for its cobbled streets, castle and zoo, with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Further afield are Ipswich, Chelmsford and Felixstowe. Many picturesque villages and Constable country are close by, with Dedham, Manningtree, Nayland, Lavenham and Long Melford to name but a few. Other local pastimes include golf and horse riding. All properties are on the ground floor and have wheelchair access. Shop 500 yards, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 bunk. Wet room with toilet.

    Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared use of communal garden and 2-acre grounds. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Linley Farm Cottages - Willow Tree Cottage

    St Osyth

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 17981

    Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the nearby lake. This is excellent walking and bird watching country and holiday makers will enjoy walks down to the creek. These old farm buildings have been converted, and are grouped around a courtyard, yet each retains individual privacy. The cottages with their mellow decor and quality furnishings, provide complete relaxation in this delightful corner of Essex. Dairy Cottage (ref 17977) has grab rails and a portable shower seat and Orchard Cottage (ref 17982) has grab rails and low worktops, making these properties perfect for if you are less mobile. This area is well regarded as Essex’s best kept secret with the interesting and popular small towns of Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Mersea, Clacton, Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze, all within ½ hours drive. The town of Colchester is close by, famous for its cobbled streets, castle and zoo, with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Further afield are Ipswich, Chelmsford and Felixstowe. Many picturesque villages and Constable country are close by, with Dedham, Manningtree, Nayland, Lavenham and Long Melford to name but a few. Other local pastimes include golf and horse riding. All properties are on the ground floor and have wheelchair access. Shop 500 yards, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 bunk. Wet room with toilet.

    Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared use of communal gardens and 2-acre grounds. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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