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Cottage Sible Hedingham
3 Dec - 10 Dec
-32%
£113
£77 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sible Hedingham, Braintree District, Essex
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Loughton
14 Jan - 21 Jan
-53%
£237
£112 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Loughton, Epping Forest District, Essex
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Sykes Cottages
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House Heybridge Basin
30 Oct - 6 Nov
-61%
£163
£64 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(2 ratings)
Heybridge Basin, Heybridge, Essex
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cottages.com
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You can compare 15 beautiful holiday lettings from 29 providers in Essex, with prices starting at £34 a night. Our website directly compares the accommodation options , allowing you to save up to 61%.

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Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Essex from just £34 per night

Cottage Frinton-on-Sea
19 Nov - 26 Nov
-68%
£215
£68 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Frinton-on-Sea, Frinton and Walton, Essex
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Frinton-on-Sea
14 Jan - 21 Jan
-67%
£183
£61 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Frinton-on-Sea, Frinton and Walton, Essex
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Sible Hedingham
3 Dec - 10 Dec
-32%
£113
£77 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sible Hedingham, Braintree District, Essex
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Sykes Cottages
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Apartments and holiday lettings with a kitchen

Cottage Kitchen Castle Hedingham
8 Jan - 15 Jan
-75%
£165
£42 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Castle Hedingham, Braintree District, Essex
Kitchen
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Sykes Cottages
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Apartment Kitchen Brentwood
19 Jun - 26 Jun
£144 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Brentwood, Brentwood District, Essex
Free cancellation
Kitchen
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The Plum Guide
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Apartment Kitchen Southend-on-Sea
4 Sep - 11 Sep
-32%
£230
£155 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Southend-on-Sea, Rochford District, Essex
Free cancellation
Kitchen
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travelstaytion
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Holiday rentals with wifi

House Internet Rochford
30 Oct - 6 Nov
-40%
£115
£69 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom
Internet
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House Internet Borough of Colchester
27 Nov - 4 Dec
-50%
£104
£53 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(1 rating)
Borough of Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Internet
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Cottage Internet Roydon
3 Dec - 10 Dec
-72%
£164
£47 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Roydon, Epping Forest District, Essex
Internet
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Sykes Cottages
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Holiday homes and cottages with a garden

Cottage Garden Walton on the Naze
7 Jan - 14 Jan
-73%
£177
£47 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Walton on the Naze, Frinton and Walton, Essex
Garden
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Garden Wickham St. Paul
5 Nov - 12 Nov
-69%
£184
£57 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Wickham St. Paul, Braintree District, Essex
Garden
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Garden Gestingthorpe
22 Apr - 29 Apr
-66%
£234
£80 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Gestingthorpe, Braintree District, Essex
Garden
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Sykes Cottages
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Essex

  • No smoking (1,932)
  • Internet (1,891)
  • TV (1,664)
  • Parking (1,547)
  • Garden (976)
  • Washing machine (727)
  • Balcony/Patio (721)
  • Kitchen (711)
  • Wheelchair access (621)
  • Microwave (581)
  • Pet allowed (431)
  • No pets (344)

Rentals can be chosen based on various criteria. Just above, you can see the number of rentals that provide a specific feature in Essex. You can easily choose a letting matching your needs in Essex if you can't imagine a holiday without internet or you never miss an episode of your favourite show, as a lot of the lettings include internet or TVs. Not as many holiday lettings in Essex are available if you think grilling is essential for a great holiday or you want a letting with a sauna , as barbecues and saunas are not very common amenities in Essex.

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Accommodation options for your holiday in Essex

Users who are looking for hotel rooms in Essex will have many alternatives, since this is the most prevalent holiday accommodation type there. The average size of hotel rooms in Essex is 26 m², and they cost, on average, £106 a night. Furthermore, these rentals are excellent for couples and small groups, as that is the average number of people that hotel rooms can welcome in Essex. You could also compare other types of accommodation in Essex. For example, apartment rentals are another popular accommodation option in Essex, with 600 offers to compare. Apartment rentals in Essex are 87 m² on average, with prices averaging £194 a night.

Take a break in Essex with your very own holiday accommodation

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 accommodation provides 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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How to get to Essex?

Getting to your Essex accommodation

Getting from London to Essex is easy as the eastbound Central line extends into the county. 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.

What are the top sights in Essex?

What to see and do during your Essex holiday

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.

What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Essex?

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).

Where are the unique attractions in Essex?

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.

What are the must-see attractions 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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