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Holiday Cottages In Essex To Rent

Despite being a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of London, Essex is a peaceful retreat that couldn’t feel further away. Here you’ll find miles of rolling countryside and lush green fields. It’s an excellent location for a cottage holiday getaway.

After a sunny day walking in the countryside pick up some local delights to enjoy at your holiday cottage. From oysters to jam, Essex has a varied and delicious local fare. If you’re looking for more than miles of countryside Essex also has top attractions to choose from. Kids will love Colchester Zoo, there are numerous gardens and stately homes to explore, and for something a little different, gain a new perspective from the air with a hot air balloon ride.

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Essex Cottages

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    • Big Cottages - Adorable Colchester Cottage S18119

    Adorable Colchester Cottage

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S18119

    Enjoy landscaped grounds and shared use of three games rooms during your stay at S18119 meaning there’s plenty to entertain the whole family whatever the weather.
    In a rural location on the edge of the ancient village of Castle Hedingh...

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    • Big Cottages - Splendid Maldon Cottage S18137

    Splendid Maldon Cottage

    Essex Maldon District Maldon

    S18137

    Located in a beautiful part of Essex countryside, guest will enjoy explore the areas scenic footpaths and trails.
    Situated in the Chelmer Valley with stunning views towards the River Chelmer, S18137 is set on the owner’s 500-acre farm ...

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    • Big Cottages - Attractive Colchester Cottage S57455

    Attractive Colchester Cottage

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S57455

    Centrally located in the seaside town of Brighltingsea, this holiday property is a great base for discovering all that Essex has to offer.

    S57455 is a comfortable three-bedroom terraced house in the seaside town of Brightlingsea. Locat...

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    • Big Cottages - Tasteful Colchester Cottage S18107

    Tasteful Colchester Cottage

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S18107

    Within this ancient village, this lovely holiday home boasts far reaching views over the countryside.
    In a rural location on the edge of the ancient village of Castle Hedingham, these two detached, single-storey holiday homes, set in the own...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Big Cottages - Tasteful Walton On The Naze Rental S25328

    Tasteful Walton on the Naze Rental

    Essex Tendring District Walton-on-the-Naze

    S25328

    Joan’s Gem is a lovely terraced cottage, situated in the traditional seaside town of Walton-on-the-Naze on the Essex coastline and can sleep six people. There are two double bedrooms, a shower room, a ground floor basin and WC, a kitchen, a dining...

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    • Big Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S41881

    Excellent Colchester Apartment

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S41881

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

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    • Big Cottages - Gorgeous Clacton On Sea Lodge S109103

    Gorgeous Clacton-on-Sea Lodge

    Essex Tendring District Clacton-on-Sea

    S109103

    Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. Double glazed and centrally heated. No pets. . Set on the edge of popular Clacton-on-Sea, just a short walk from the beach, pier and seaside attractions. . Set on the edge of popular Clacton-on-S...

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    • Big Cottages - Superb Mersea Island Lodge S141923

    Superb Mersea Island Lodge

    Essex Colchester District East Mersea

    S141923

    Site Description
    Whether you’re a beach lover, a nature enthusiast or just looking to unwind on a seaside escape, Coopers Beach, set on charming Mersea Island is the place to be when you really want to get away from it all....

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Colchester Lodge S41765

    Inviting Colchester Lodge

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S41765

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

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    • Big Cottages - Gorgeous Clacton On Sea Lodge S121915

    Gorgeous Clacton-on-Sea Lodge

    Essex Tendring District Clacton-on-Sea

    S121915

    Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD. Dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated. . Set on the edge of popular Clacton-on-Sea, just a short walk from the beach, pier and seaside attractions. . Se...

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    • Big Cottages - Splendid Mersea Island Lodge S106913

    Splendid Mersea Island Lodge

    Essex Colchester District East Mersea

    S106913

    DVD. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Towels provided. Double glazed and centrally heated.  Verandah. No pets. . Set on charming Mersea Island and boasting scenic sea views, this park is ideal for enjoying the Essex coast and...

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    • Big Cottages - Wonderful Mersea Island Lodge S106909

    Wonderful Mersea Island Lodge

    Essex Colchester District East Mersea

    S106909

    DVD. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Towels provided. Double glazed and centrally heated.  Verandah. No pets. . Set on charming Mersea Island and boasting scenic sea views, this park is ideal for enjoying the Essex coast and...

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    • Big Cottages - Inviting Woodham Walter Lodge S112958

    Inviting Woodham Walter Lodge

    Essex Maldon District Woodham Walter

    S112958

    Modern family bathroom. Spacious, well equipped living/kitchen area with French doors leading out to decking with outdoor hot tub. No pets. . Warren Lodges is part of our Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection, an idyllic rural retreat nestling in ...

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    • Big Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S44954

    Excellent Colchester Apartment

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S44954

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

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    • Big Cottages - Lovely Halstead Rental S2837

    Lovely Halstead rental

    Essex Braintree District Halstead

    S2837

    S2837 is a detached former coach house in the north Essex village of Sible Hedingham. The cottage sleeps five people and has one double bedroom with an en-suite, a twin room with a pull-out bed and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage is an open...

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    • Big Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Apartment S41762

    Beautiful Colchester Apartment

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S41762

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or break...

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    • Big Cottages - Quaint West Mersea Cottage S72129

    Quaint West Mersea Cottage

    Essex Colchester District West Mersea

    S72129

    S72129 is a spacious detached house situated on the western hub of Mersea Island, nine miles from Colchester. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms, a twin, a super king-size double boasting en-suite shower facilities and a further twin, with the...

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    • Big Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S69641

    Captivating Colchester Cottage

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S69641

    Boasting sea views from the front of the property, S69641 is in an idyllic destination for accessing all the local amenities.
    S69641 is a single-storey detached bungalow, on the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex. This well-managed property h...

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    • Big Cottages - Cosy Walton On The Naze Cottage S84090

    Cosy Walton on the Naze Cottage

    Essex Tendring District Walton-on-the-Naze

    S84090

    S84090 is a contemporary detached house in Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex. It has four king-size bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite and two that are zip/link, as well as a family bathroom, this house can sleep eight people. It has a kitchen as w...

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    • Big Cottages - Captivating Colchester Cottage S57586

    Captivating Colchester Cottage

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S57586

    Relax on the balcony overlooking the sea from this lovely townhouse, perfect for exploring historic Essex or even a day trip to London.
    Boasting sea views from most rooms and a delightful balcony overlooking the beach, S57586 lives up to its...

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    • Big Cottages - Gorgeous Colchester Cottage S18093

    Gorgeous Colchester Cottage

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S18093

    Willow Tree Cottage offers fantastic family accommodation boasting privacy and comfort in a delightful park of Essex.
    Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling co...

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    • Big Cottages - Beautiful Colchester Cottage S80377

    Beautiful Colchester Cottage

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S80377

    Old Applecroft is situated within 7 acres of grounds, close to the Stour Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    S80377 and Old Applecroft Farm Cottage are delightful, detached buildings, accessed via a track approximately ¾ mile l...

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    • Big Cottages - Lovely Colchester Cottage S18117

    Lovely Colchester Cottage

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S18117


    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 ...

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    • Big Cottages - Excellent Colchester Apartment S95104

    Excellent Colchester Apartment

    Essex Colchester District Colchester

    S95104

    Enjoy S95104s from this delightful first floor apartment, just 200 yards from the beach and close to Clacton-on-Sea.
    A stone’s throw from the beach and offering S95104s from nearly every one of its large windows, coastal fans will simp...

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