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Make a holiday rental home or property to rent in Essex your home away from home

Essex is a beautiful county with a stunning and largely unspoilt coastline, as well as a long in history, as home to Britain’s oldest town, Colchester. The seaside is a huge attraction in Essex, bringing people from across the country to traditional seaside resorts including Clacton-on-Sea and Southend. Whether you are looking to submerge yourself in history, take to the sea or simply enjoy the unspoilt countryside, a holiday property to rent in Essex in the East of England is the ideal base.

Things to do in Essex

The coast is of huge appeal, and provides a vast range of things to do in Essex. The coastline provides a real haven for wildlife in the unspoilt salt marshes, mudflats and estuaries, and the coastal paths are a delight to walk, cycle or ride. There are some wonderful Essex cottages along the coast, perfect for quiet walking holidays, sailing holidays and beach holidays. Sailing is hugely popular in Essex, and there will never be a shortage of sailing opportunities, whether you would like a lesson or to hire a boat and head out yourself. If you would like to sail during your stay in a property to rent in Essex, Burnham-on-Crouch and Brightlingsea are the main sailing centres. Beach holidays are also excellent in Essex, England. Filled with arcades, water sports centres and cream tea cafes, Clacton and Leigh provide a taste for seaside holidays of old, both of which provide excellent family days out in Essex.

There are a great range of historical attractions to explore from a holiday property to rent in Essex too. The dramatic Norman Keep and Roman ruins found in Colchester are of huge importance and interest, but throughout the county are a host of monuments and sites worth investigation. Waltham Abbey, Audley End House and Hedingham Castle, the medieval village of Thaxted and the folklore ridden Epping Forest all provide fantastic opportunities for a family day out in Essex.

There is a great deal of walking, riding and cycling to be enjoyed in Essex. The coastal routes are particularly special, and the paths that carve up Hatfield Forest, Epping Forest and the landscapes of the Sunshine Coast are a joy to explore on foot, by bicycle or on horse back. Golf also thrives in Essex, with the Epping Golf Course being one of the finest 18 hole pay and play courses in the county.

Places to visit on holiday in Essex

Southend-on-Sea is the largest and probably most well known town in Essex. It is a fantastically vibrant seaside resort, blessed with over seven miles of beaches. It is a fantastic option for a family day out in Essex, as it is filled with attractions, from the Adventure Island theme park to the iconic pleasure pier, the Sealife Aquarium to the endless beaches.

A holiday home in Essex is also a great base for day trips to London or Suffolk

Travel to Essex

A holiday rental in Essex is fantastically easy to reach. The county’s proximity to London means that road and rail networks are excellent, and there are no shortage of flights into Essex’s Stansted (STN) airport from throughout the UK.

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                                              Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, large kitchen and comfortable living area.Close to all amenities.

                                              5 of 5
                                              Enjoyed the house and walks along the river, Would stay again.
                                              • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
                                              • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                              Gorgeous! Unhesitatingly recommended!

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                                              I booked Cherrytrees Farm for a long weekend for a 'family get-together' to celebrate my father-in-law's 85th birthday. Our party comprised of 8 people including 3 couples. The size of house was ideal and in particular, the downstairs felt very spacious. The house is in a beautiful setting and in excellent condition throughout. The weather throughout our stay was lovely so we were able to make full use of the garden and rear terrace, which runs the width of the house. This lovely covered area has an array of quality chairs and tables: perfect for al Fresco dining and we had breakfast outside every morning of our stay! The kitchen is the better equipped than my own kitchen and as we self catered, we didn't want for any gadget, cooking utensil, pan or piece of equipment. The kitchen has a lovely big breakfast table and a useful utility room adjacent to store food as required. The dining room easily accommodated us all and the lounge provided a very cosy space for us to chill out in the evenings in front of the woodburning stove. The bedrooms were all very different and ours was a double with a most comfortable bed. The bathroom was modern, clean and comes equipped with high quality toiletries. As other reviewers have pointed out, one of the bedrooms is accessed through another, but that did not not bother us at all. The whole feel of the place was 'home from home' - if only my own home was as gorgeous and well maintained!! We all loved it and will be booking again! Thank you to Amanda and Nigel for such friendly and attentive service. We especially loved the gorgeous welcome biscuits and flexibility over check in and check out times.
                                              • Review Submitted: 14-May-2016
                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                              Beautiful, Magical, Amazing, Relaxing

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                                              The Chalet is very clean, warm, well furnished, the kitchen is well stocked, all essentials are there. The views are amazing, totally uninterrupted from all angles and never the same twice. We enjoyed exploring the beach and this unique area. So peaceful here, we came home totally refreshed.....and are planning our next visit already! Highly recommend if, like us, you go away to "get away from it all", have quality quiet time together and un-wind.
                                              • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2016