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Essex Holiday Cottages

Explore the beautiful surroundings of South East England from our Essex holiday cottages. A county steeped in history and natural beauty, there's plenty to be discovered here. Whether you're planning a weekend break in one of its bustling market towns or perhaps heading into the country for a rural retreat, there's something for everyone.

Our cottages offer all you need for a relaxing week away, equipped with all your home comforts and those lovely, welcome extras! From luxury cabins with hot tubs in rural locations to city-centre apartments, we've got a variety of beautiful homes to choose from across the county.

Unwind with a quiet break in the idyllic villages of Castle Hedingham and Dedham or head to the coast and make a splash at Southend-on-Sea. Whatever you have in mind, we're here to help you plan the perfect last-minute break. Take a look at our Essex holiday cottages and get planning your next weekend away today!

Best locations for a cottage in Essex

Can't decide where to visit? With so many scenic locations across the county, we don't blame you. Here are some of our most popular locations for cottage breaks in Essex.

Best things to do in Essex

Get out and about and make the most of your holiday with these popular attractions and days out in Essex!

  • Colchester Castle
  • Clacton Beach
  • Chelmsford Cathedral
  • Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens
  • St Osyth Museum

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Essex Cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Sweet Shop

Maldon District

The Sweet Shop

Ref: S810204

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Osea is a private island situated in the Blackwater Estuary just across the water from Maldon. The island offers a truly unforgettable getaway; from the tidal causeway approach when arriving at the island, to the numerous activities, facilities...

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£135

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Ivy Cottage

Colchester District

Ivy Cottage

Ref: S98721

Reviews 76

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Rowhedge is a village on the banks of River Colne, close to the attractive town of Colchester. It comes with a small range of amenities including two pubs, two cafés and a shop. A foot ferry will take you to the well-stocked town of Wivenhoe. Also...

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£80

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Carriage at High Barn Heritage

Braintree District

The Carriage at High Barn Heritage

Ref: S367414

Reviews 45

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The bustling market town of Halstead offers much for the visitor. The town is packed with independent boutiques, shops, family butchers and bakers, cafés, wine bars, pubs and restaurants, along with two supermarkets, ensuring holidaymakers are...

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£62

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Belchamp Hall Mill, Belchamp Walter

Braintree District

Belchamp Hall Mill, Belchamp Walter

Ref: S364209

Reviews 1

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This romantic mill has been converted to a wonderful, cosy place to escape to. Much of the character of the mill has been retained during the conversion and there are beautiful brick floors downstairs and lots of woodwork throughout. The upper...

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£139

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Barn in Essex

Tendring District

Barn in Essex

Ref: S701151

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Escape to the charming countryside of Essex and bask in the serene beauty of Wix and its captivating surroundings. This hidden gem provides an idyllic retreat for those in search of tranquillity and picturesque landscapes away from the city's...

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£102

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Baldwin’s Hill Cottage

Epping Forest District

Baldwin’s Hill Cottage

Ref: S273486

Reviews 23

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Loughton can be found within the Epping Forest District of Essex, boasting three conservation areas, fifty-six listed buildings and fifty locally listed, making it an extremely scenic base from which to explore the South of England. The town hosts...

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£149

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  • Last Minute Cottages - 9 Birch Grove

Tendring District

9 Birch Grove

Ref: S520279

Reviews 26

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St. Osyth is a charming village in Essex, situated between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester. The village is noted for ancient landmarks like as St. Osyth's Priory, as well as its shoreline, which serves as the county's most concentrated region for...

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£61

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Stables

Colchester District

The Stables

Ref: S670373

Reviews 1

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Between Nayland and Hadleigh, close to Colchester, lies a little village called Polstead. The village is home to Polstead Community Shop, the ideal place to stock up on some supplies while dropping by for coffee and cake at the same time. It also...

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£73

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Bell Tower Cottage, Little Henny

Braintree District

Bell Tower Cottage, Little Henny

Ref: S604805

Reviews 13

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Comprised of a generous open-plan living area that incorporates sitting room, dining table and kitchen, there is ample space provided. The living areas are also supported by a large luxurious bedroom and master bathroom, making Bell Tower Cottage...

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£149

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Haven

Tendring District

Little Haven

Ref: S818244

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Kirby Cross is a charming village located in the Tendring district of Essex. The village is home to its own shopping area known as the Kirby triangle, which has two small supermarkets and various other shopping facilities, whilst there are also a...

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£56

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Bramley Cottage

Tendring District

Bramley Cottage

Ref: S777870

Reviews 7

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In Essex, between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester, is the picturesque village of St. Osyth. The village is renowned for its historic sites, such as St. Osyth's Priory, as well as its shoreline, making it the county's most heavily populated tourist...

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£66

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  • Last Minute Cottages - 21 Crossways

Tendring District

21 Crossways

Ref: S679745

Reviews 1

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Between Clacton-on-Sea and the marshes and dunes of Colne Point, in Essex's Tendring district, is the coastal community of Jaywick. It was constructed as a vacation resort with chalets for residents of London's East End in the 1930s, and today it...

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£53

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Garden Cottage

Braintree District

The Garden Cottage

Ref: S818183

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Castle Hedingham is a picturesque village nestled on the Suffolk-Essex border and is renowned for its historic medieval castle and captivating surroundings. The centrepiece of the village is Hedingham Castle, a well-preserved Norman keep dating...

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£108

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Belchamp Hall Hayloft, Belchamp Walter

Braintree District

Belchamp Hall Hayloft, Belchamp Walter

Ref: S364208

Reviews 2

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This beautiful barn has been converted into a wonderful retreat, perfect for a romantic getaway or a longer stay. The accommodation is all on the first floor and has an open-plan living space with a well-equipped kitchen and large comfy sofas to...

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£123

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Rookwoods

Braintree District

Rookwoods

Ref: S2837

Reviews 55

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Sible Hedingham is a village in north Essex dating back to medieval times with plenty of timber framed cottages dating back to the 15th century.

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£103

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Granary (Higham), Higham

Colchester District

The Granary (Higham), Higham

Ref: S675212

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With wide views across rolling Suffolk countryside, this charming country cottage has original wooden beams and features throughout. It offers contemporary modern comfort with a well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen, cosy wood burning stove and ....

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£112

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Ivy Cottage

Colchester District

Ivy Cottage

Ref: S820996

Reviews 2

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Around seven miles square, beautiful Mersea Island is one of the most easterly islands in the UK. The island enjoys an abundance of wildlife and is ideal for walkers, bird watchers and watersports lovers alike. The east of the island offers...

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£73

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Essex

Colchester District

Cottage in Essex

Ref: S820941

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This charming abode is nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Mersea Island in Essex, renowned for its seafood, oysters, and opportunities for sailing or crabbing from the pier. Adventure seekers will relish the abundance of walking, cycling,...

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£144

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lodge Cottage

Tendring District

Lodge Cottage

Ref: S819214

Reviews 2

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Nestled in the heart of Essex, the timeless village of Ramsey invites visitors into a world of historical charm and serene beauty. Quaint cottages line its streets, adorned with well-tended gardens, creating a picturesque atmosphere that captures...

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£125

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Two Manor Beach Cottage

Maldon District

Two Manor Beach Cottage

Ref: S802036

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Two Manor Beach Cottage is situated on the beautiful, private Osea Island which lies in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex. The island offers a truly unforgettable getaway; from the tidal causeway approach when arriving at the island, to the numerous...

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£216

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Essex

Tendring District

Cottage in Essex

Ref: S811458

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Nestled on the captivating Essex coastline, this holiday home in Walton on the Naze is just a few hundred metres from the beach, making it a wonderful seaside escape. Adorned with colourful beach huts and serene promenades, this quaint seaside...

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£144

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  • Last Minute Cottages - East Village No.3

Maldon District

East Village No.3

Ref: S802143

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Osea is a private island located in the Blackwater Estuary just across the water from Maldon. The island offers a truly unforgettable getaway; from the tidal causeway approach when arriving at the island, to the numerous activities, facilities and...

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£216

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Hatchery

Braintree District

The Hatchery

Ref: S810829

Reviews 1

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This stunning holiday home offers guests a truly wonderful stay and every effort has been made to ensure you have everything you could possibly need for a fantastic getaway. This plush pad accommodates up to eight guests across 4 beautiful ensuite...

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£435

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Bumpstead Barn

Braintree District

Bumpstead Barn

Ref: S481088

Reviews 3

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Bumpstead Barn, enveloped by its expansive garden, graces the outskirts of the picturesque village of Steeple Bumpstead in the Suffolk countryside. Positioned between Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, albeit further south, the barn serves as an ideal...

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£614

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