Essex Holiday Cottages
Discover the best cottages available in and around Essex

Welcome To Our Selection of Holiday Cottages

While school holidays are a significant factor of cottage price, the percentage increase tends to be very similar for all cottages. The time of year, size and facilities can make a considerable difference, but sometimes you can get more than you need for the same cost. 


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As with any holiday, we encourage you to ensure that the facilities meet the needs of your fellow guests (or spouses). If you're travelling with friends they may have very different expectations compared to staying with your family - such as a nearby pub. Many guests book holiday cottages for a break from all this stuff and prefer to read a book, open a bottle of wine, and just relax. 

Escape To Essex

In Essex, high season tends to match the summer school holidays, with mid-season a month either side. The summer holiday period (for schools) runs from mid-July through the whole of August. 

If you want to avoid half-term in the summer, draw a line through the first two weeks of June. It's becoming less likely to book the best cottages last minute, but by no means impossible. We recommend you give it a try. 

Cottage agencies are growing in size as a greater number of independents sign up with them. As a consumer this has a positive impact - in theory the facilities and standards are kept to a pre-agreed level. 

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All About Cottages

We've worked hard to ensure that we have a great selection of cottages in the Essex area. Last minute availability is always possible, but we really recommend you book your cottage holiday in advance. 

As the cottage business has become more established you can now often check availability directly on the property or agency website. We have now increased our property list beyond ten thousand, so hopefully you'll discover the best cottage for you in Essex. 

Thank you for visiting our website and viewing our selection of wonderful cottages in Essex. 

Cottages For Holidays

We think that self-catering is the best way to holiday in Essex. No pressure from the owner to eat meals at specific times, when you are self-catering the food is ready when you want it to be ready. 

You can decide what food and drink you want to consume, and you can choose when to sit down and eat it... or even stand up and eat it! Relaxing by the river, reading a great novel, perhaps a pint in the pub - these are some of the favourite ways to enjoy some quiet time in Essex. 

But you may want to get out and burn some energy on bikes, climb a hill or mountain, or even try canoeing. Whatever you choose, please take the right clothing and equipment with you.