Holiday rentals in Essex

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4 2
Finchingfield, Braintree District, Essex
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£63
from £46
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2 1
Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
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£241
from £162
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6 3
Heybridge Basin, Heybridge, Essex
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1,867 wonderful accommodation options from 34 providers can be booked in Essex with prices starting at £28 a night. HomeToGo instantaneously highlights top offers by comparing all listed accommodation options.

Recommended holiday lettings in Essex

Rent a holiday apartment, home or cottage in Essex: from £28 per night

from £50
House
2 1
Great Holland, Frinton and Walton, Essex
5.0
"Excellent"
Found on HomeAway
from £53
House
3 2
Dedham, Colchester, Essex
4.5
"Excellent" 2 reviews
Found on HomeAway
from £56
House
4 2
Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
4.0
"Very good" 1 review
Found on Sykes Cottages
from £90
House
6 3
Clacton-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex
5.0
"Excellent" 1 review
Found on Booking.com
from £98
Apartment
4 2
Waterside Marina, Brightlingsea, Essex
5.0
"Excellent"
Found on HomeAway
from £92
House
4 2
Finchingfield, Braintree District, Essex
5.0
"Excellent"
Found on HomeAway
from £58
House
6 3
Gestingthorpe, Braintree District, Braintree District
4.0
"Very good" 1 review
Found on Sykes Cottages
from £103
House
7 3
Lee-over-Sands, Saint Osyth, Tendring District
4.7
"Excellent" 23 reviews
Found on OwnersDirect
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 Best holiday homes with a patio or terrace

from £39
Holiday park
4 2
Allhallows, Castle Point District, Castle Point District
4.3
"Outstanding" 13 reviews
Found on Interhome
from £43
Holiday park
6 2
Allhallows, Castle Point District, Castle Point District
4.3
"Outstanding" 10 reviews
Found on Booking.com
from £50
Holiday park
6 2
Point Clear, Saint Osyth, Essex
4.8
"Excellent" 4 reviews
Found on Booking.com
from £43
Holiday park
6 2
Point Clear, Saint Osyth, Essex
4.8
"Excellent" 1 review
Found on Booking.com
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 Best holiday cottages with a pool

from £44
Holiday park
6 3
Allhallows, Castle Point District, Castle Point District
4.1
"Very good" 13 reviews
Found on Booking.com
from £45
Holiday park
6 3
Point Clear, Saint Osyth, Essex
4.8
"Excellent" 1 review
Found on Interhome
from £49
Holiday park
8 3
Allhallows, Castle Point District, Castle Point District
4.3
"Outstanding" 13 reviews
Found on Booking.com
from £194
House
8 4
Holland-on-Sea, Tendring District, Essex
5.0
"Excellent" 1 review
Found on HomeAway
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 Top holiday accommodation with fishing spots nearby

from £72
House
5 3
Rowhedge, East Donyland, Essex
4.9
"Excellent" 24 reviews
Found on OwnersDirect
from £47
House
4 2
Duddenhoe End, Elmdon, Essex
5.0
"Excellent" 1 review
Found on HomeAway
from £64
House
6 3
West Mersea, Colchester, Colchester
4.0
"Very good" 1 review
Found on Sykes Cottages
from £108
House
6 4
Braintree District, Essex, United Kingdom
4.8
"Excellent" 33 reviews
Found on OwnersDirect
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Essex

  • No smoking (1,077)
  • TV (1,005)
  • Internet (937)
  • Kitchen (765)
  • Parking (689)
  • Microwave (532)
  • Washer (520)
  • Garden (471)
  • Pool (357)
  • Balcony/Patio (314)
  • Dishwasher (286)
  • Fishing (279)

Finding a short stay accommodation that includes a pool should be easy in Essex. More than a quarter of the accommodation options include one on offer. Our data shows that more resorts offer pools than house rentals. Also, they can welcome 7 people, on average, while house rentals with pools can accommodate an average of 7 people. In Essex, one-third of the holiday lettings offering a pool are located near the water.

A lot of the properties in Essex allow pets, which makes it a suitable holiday destination for pet owners. In addition, pet-friendly holiday rentals in Essex have an average price of £105 per night. You can also find various rental options if you would like to rent near the city centre, as a few of the pet-friendly holiday lettings are less than 2 kilometres away from the centre of the city.

Price and Availability Index Essex

Holiday Letting Price Information in Essex

We analysed holiday cottages, homes and apartments to display a price graph showing the average price per night in Essex. Essex is more expensive in July (28/07 - 04/08), where prices are on average £128 a night. Prices drop in October to an average of £79 per night (13/10 - 20/10).

Holiday Home Availability Information in Essex

Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of holiday rentals in Essex. The week with the least available rentals is in March (09/03 - 16/03), with only 42% of the rentals available. People tend to travel less to Essex during a week in October (13/10 - 20/10) when only 26% of the rentals are booked.

The weather in Essex



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The above is a climate diagram for Essex. On average, the warmest month is July. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 3°. January is the wettest month.

Accommodations in Essex

Users who are hoping to find house rentals in Essex will have many different options, since they are the most frequent accommodation type there. Interestingly, the average rental fee for this type of accommodation in particular is £142 per night, with an average area of 134 m². Furthermore, this category of lodging tends to be ideal for medium-sized groups and families, as most of the house rentals are able to host groups of 5. If you would prefer something else, you can look for alternative options, including apartment rentals, which are the second most typical type of property in Essex. Our analysis shows that the median price of apartment rentals is £127 per night for an area of 80 m².

Take a break in Essex with your very own holiday home

The beautiful county of Essex is located just east of London. This sought-after area is home to towns, villages and seaside resorts. Easily reachable via a wealth of transport options, you'll be amazed at the diversity of this eclectic county. Essex holiday lettings provide the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty of Epping Forest, the seaside town of Southend and the many castles and historical attractions that adorn the area.

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Getting There

How to get to Essex holiday lettings

If travelling to Essex holiday lettings by air then the most convenient airport is London Stansted, which is located within the county of Essex. However, Heathrow, Gatwick and other London airports also lie in relatively close proximity to Essex and can be reached by train, coach or London Underground (the eastbound Central line extends into the county). Renting a car from the airport is also an efficient way to reach your final destination with ease.

If arriving by car, your approach will vary depending on where in Essex you're visiting. However, two of the main access roads are the A127 and the M11.

There are many train stations in Essex, with Basildon, Southend and Epping being some of the largest. All routes serve London and some continue further afield.

Attractions

What to see and do during your Essex visit

Essex is a large and diverse county, meaning that there is a wide variety of attractions and sights to explore. Those looking for a beach getaway should head to Southend. This classic English seaside resort boasts the world's longest pier – at over a kilometre long, there is even a train to take you to the end.

Other Southend attractions include Two Tree Island, a stunning nature reserve situated in the Thames estuary, and Adventure Island, a theme park with rides and attractions catering to thrill-seekers of all ages. For animal lovers or those travelling with children, Colchester Zoo and the Tropical Wings Zoo (which focuses on butterflies) won't disappoint.

There is no shortage of history on hand when you rent Essex holiday homes. The region has several grand estates complete with palaces and gardens to delight the whole family. Some of the most notable and worth visiting are Colchester Castle (which is also a museum), Hedingham Castle (boasting lovely picnic areas and a café) and Mountfitchet Castle (which forms part of a wider Norman settlement).

Fans of the outdoors won't be disappointed either. Epping Forest is a vast area of woodland located to the west of the county which is perfect for long walks, picnics and cycling. Formerly the site of numerous royal residences, the forest is nowadays home to a wealth of protected wildlife species and is thus a special area of conservation.

Art & Culture

Art and culture in Essex

There is a world of art and cultural experiences ready to explore from Essex holiday lettings. Southend Central Museum offers intriguing artefacts from the local area as well as a planetarium built by the astronomer Harry Ford. For anyone with a passion for locomotives, there are several museums to choose from. These include the East Anglian Railway Museum and the Museum of Power.

Live performance is also prominent in Essex, with the Civic Theatre, the Palace Theatre, the Lakeside Theatre and many more venues presenting productions of plays, musicals, dance and comedy. Galleries and exhibits are also commonly found in Essex. From your Essex holiday home, you can easily visit Beecroft Gallery (home to contemporary British works) and Firstsite (which has a focus on international artists).

Local Attractions

London and Brighton are perfect day trips from Essex holiday lettings

London makes for the perfect day trip from Essex and is easily reached by one of the many London Underground stations serving the county. These include Epping, Loughton, Grange Hill and Chigwell. Many main line trains also depart for Liverpool Street station on a regular basis, so your trip to visit Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye couldn't be easier.

If the Southend coast awakens a yearning for the British seaside then Brighton can be reached in around an hour by rail or road. From its famous pebbled beach to the numerous restaurants dotted along the Laines, Brighton is a wonderful destination for solo travellers, couples, families or groups.

Sights & things to do in Essex

The best of Essex

Colchester Zoo

This large, modern zoo is home to several rare and endangered species. Get up close and personal with orangutans, elephants, tigers and much more. Fun events occurring throughout the day include a public giraffe feed and animal training sessions.

Tropical Wings Zoo

An interactive zoo with a petting farm, children’s play area, interesting keeper talks and a tropical house with butterflies, Tropical Wings is an excellent choice for a family day out.

Boydells Dairy Farm

Open to the public for visits, this working farm provides fun and educational activities for children and adults alike. Highlights include cow milking and donkey rides.

Castle Park

This beautiful manicured park in Colchester is perfect for a leisurely stroll or picnic. It's also home to regular concerts and music festivals.

Adventure Island

Located in Southend-on-Sea, Adventure Island is an amusement park with 32 exciting rides, numerous restaurants and a gift shop.

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