Vacation Rentals in Essex

Vacation Rentals in Essex

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Highlights Essex

  • Fine dining
  • Seaside fun
  • Historic towns
  • Beautiful countryside

Best Vacation Rentals in Essex

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Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in St Osyth, Essex
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St Osyth, Essex
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(7 reviews)
This cottage enjoys far reaching views over rolling countryside, set within 3 acres of grounds abundant with wildlife.. All on the Ground Floor: Living room: TV, DVD Player, Sofa Bed (Double), Selection Of DVD’SKitchen: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge/FreezerBedroom: Double (4ft 6in) Bed Ensuite Wet Room: Bath With Shower Attachment, Toilet, Shower Seat. Electric panel heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared). Patio with garden furniture. Communal garden and 2-acre grounds. Private parking f...
from $71 / night
Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Essex, East Of England
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Essex, East Of England
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(12 reviews)
A characterful thatched cottage set in a quiet, rural area within almost 2 acres of land.. All on the ground floor.Beamed throughout.Open plan living space.Living area: With Freeview TV.Dining area.Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and tiled floor.Bedroom: With double bed.Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2-acre grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.. Lake House Cottage is a quaint, ...
from $92 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Essex, East Of England
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Essex, East Of England
Vacation Rental • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
Situated in the beautiful countryside of Withies Green, this detached barn conversion provides idyllic accomodation for guests wanting a quiet and relaxing break away.. 2 steps to entrance.Ground Floor:Open plan living space: With tiled floor.Living area: With 50" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock, bluetooth speaker and French doors leading to garden.Dining area.Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.Utility room: With washing machine.Shower room: With double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.Spiral, open-tr...
from $140 / night

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    Prices and availability

    Current Vacation rental prices Essex

    $214for 20 Apr - 27 Apr
    $240 annual average
    Average price per week

    Current vacation rental availability Essex

    43%for 20 Apr - 27 Apr
    53% annual average
    Percentage of available rentals

    Essex Vacation Rentals

    The exciting vacation destination

    The beautiful county of Essex has so much to offer holidaymakers. Discover vacation rentals in English villages with a rich heritage such as Saffron Walden, vibrant cities such as Chelmsford or the traditional Victorian seaside town of Clacton on Sea. Countryside lovers will revel in the peace and tranquility of Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the north of the region, or walks along Essex’s long coastline. With so many different types of vacation destinations all in one county you’ll be sure to find the perfect vacation for you and your family in Essex.

    Essex: Vacation rentals for all

    Essex’s delightful selection of vacation rentals includes both attractive vacation houses and flats. Pretty houses abound, beautifully decorated with cozy furnishings. Near the sea you can enjoy a vintage style wooden vacation rental, typical of the coast, or one of Essex’s stunning vacation flats with views for miles over the ocean. Many vacation rentals in Essex have attractive gardens around them to play and relax in. No matter your needs, there’s the perfect vacation rental for you in Essex!

    Vacations in Essex

    The area and getting around

    From the countryside to the city to the sea

    The exciting thing about a vacation in Essex is being able to walk through a quaint English village one day, explore a fascinating city the next, then relax on the beach or play in the arcades on the third day! The diversity of Essex is all part of the fun. It’s also an extremely accessible county. Essex is only an hour from central London, so it’s easy to reach from all of London’s airports.

    Essex – sights to impress!

    Fancy visiting a incredible country park? Look no further than Great Notley in Braintree with 100 acres of parkland to explore, a wonderful wooden playground with a giant see-saw and climbing forest! Prefer a city vibe? Colchester offers you some historic gems to enthral and inform with its ancient castle, built on the site of Roman ruins, as well as the fun and entertainment of a town just waiting to welcome you, daytime or night time – don’t miss Colchester’s nightlife! Evening options include the Mercury Theater and some wonderful waterside bars.

    Travelers and activities

    Essex for shoppers

    Shopping in Essex is nothing short of spectacular. On offer are some superb shopping malls such as the stylish Braintree Village, a mecca for shoppers, with cafes and restaurants to recharge and refill before heading out again for more retail therapy! Looking for something more quirky? Manningtree’s ‘Quirky Old Stuff’ has a wonderful range of unusual and rare items for your home. Boutique fashion is also well catered for at Try B-Invogue in Epping which sells unique and exciting clothing and accessories.

    Essex for foodies

    For some truly excellent food you just can’t do better than Tim Ellen’s Flitch of Bacon Inn. Dunmow. This Michelin star restaurant offers divine dining including a super 5-course tasting menu with home-made chocolates to follow. However, you don’t need a Michelin star to taste some delicious and unusual cuisine in Essex. Billericay is home to the wonderful ‘The Magic Mushroom’, offering modern British cuisine with a twist. Rubino Kitchen in Malden is not only a wonderful restaurant for adults, but also offers children’s cooking classes too, encouraging the next generation of food lovers!

    Colchester in Essex is the country’s UKs oldest recorded town!

    Top 5 travel tips in Essex

    1. Visit the wonderful animals of Colchester Zoo

    Essex’s zoo in Colchester gives you an opportunity to see some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Enjoy the ‘become a keeper for a day’ experience and hand feed an elephant or giraffe!

    2. Stroll through Beth Chatto’s Gardens

    In 1960 Beth Chatto took an overgrown wasteland and replanted it with plants which would thrive and grow in each of the multiple conditions of the gardens. Using a ‘right plant, right place’ philosophy, Beth transformed this wasted space into a delightful country garden that is a wonderful visitor attraction.

    3. Have a beach day in Clacton on Sea

    Clacton’s wonderful seafront offers fun and entertainment for all the family. Don’t miss the Clacton Pier with wonderful sea views, ten pin bowling and of course penny arcades!

    4. Discover the UK’s most amusingly named pathways!

    The word ‘gant’ is unique to Braintree, and means ‘passageway’, coming from the Flemish word ‘gang’ (corridor). That we do know, but why one of them is called, ‘Pig’s Head in the Pottage Pot Gant’ is less obvious!

    5. Have a sweet day out at Tiptree’s Jam Factory!

    What more could anyone want from a day out than to see how Tiptree make their famous jam? Based in – of course – Tiptree, Essex, the factory tour is a real treat for those with an irrepressible sweet tooth!

    FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Essex

    What is the average price for vacation rentals in Essex?

    At an average cost of $196 per night, Essex lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the United Kingdom.

    During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Essex?

    Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Essex in June, March, or September, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $187, $189, and $190 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

    During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Essex?

    When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Essex, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, December, August and January, with average prices per night of $207, $206, and $203, respectively.

    Do I need to plan a trip to Essex well in advance?

    If you decide to put Essex on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your travels well in advance because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 72% of rentals booked the previous year.

    Which months offer the highest availability?

    The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Essex are March (the average amount of properties that are available reached 35% of the total last year), October (33%), and May (33%).

    When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Essex?

    The accommodations in Essex reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 14%. The second most requested month is July, with 21%, and the third is December with 24%.

    How many vacation rentals are there in Essex?

    Holidu works with 16 different partners to offer you a choice between 900 vacation rentals we have in Essex.

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