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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the nearby lake. This is excellent walking and bird watching country and holiday makers will enjoy walks down to the creek. These old farm buildings have been converted, and are grouped around a courtyard, yet each retains individual privacy. The cottages with their mellow decor and quality furnishings, provide complete relaxation in this delightful corner of Essex. This area is well regarded as Essex’s best kept secret with the interesting and popular small towns of Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Mersea, Clacton, Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze, all within ½ hours drive. The town of Colchester is close by, famous for its cobbled streets, castle and zoo, with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Further afield are Ipswich, Chelmsford and Felixstowe. Many picturesque villages and Constable country are close by, with Dedham, Manningtree, Nayland, Lavenham and Long Melford to name but a few. Other local pastimes include golf and horse riding. All properties are on the ground floor and have wheelchair access. Shop 500 yards, pub 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite wet room with bath, shower and toilet.

Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Patio and furniture. Shared use of communal garden and 2-acre grounds. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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£266-£579
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Seaview Ref: E5228

Commanding spectacular views over Martello Bay and just 20 yards to the glorious beach, this town house property with its first floor balcony, sea views from the ground floor bedroom and enclosed garden is perfect for a family holiday. Just under a mile from Clacton’s shops, pubs, pleasure pier and seafront gardens. It is situated close to the golf course and there are many restaurants to choose from. The nearby designer village offers great shopping opportunities. The historic town of Colchester with its famous zoo and castle, Constable Country and the Tiptree jam factory, a must for afternoon tea, are within an easy drive.

Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Balcony. Parking. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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£408-£861
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Island Cottage Ref: E4852

This gorgeous cottage is just a few yards from the beach and sea for a beach walk or swim in the summer. From the bedroom windows there are views of the salt marsh, beach and houseboats. It is also just a short stroll from the famous Company Shed fish restaurant on the coast road. This charming, 17th-century cottage has a lovely, sunny beach house feel and provides the perfect holiday or long weekend accommodation. The island is reached by a causeway and is popular for sailing, lovely walks, birdwatching and water sports, as well as tasty fish restaurants and generally for having a relaxing time. If you drive off the island, you can reach Suffolk’s Constable Country easily, along with all the pretty pubs and restaurants of Essex and Suffolk. Colchester, with its castle and shopping, is just 9 miles away. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children).

NSH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£313-£638
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Goat House Ref: E5433

A perfect spot in which to unwind and relax whatever the season, yet only 8 miles from the bustling resorts of Clacton and Frinton-on-Sea. This pretty holiday property, a former goat house, adjoins the owners’ manor house and is surrounded by delightful gardens and countryside. Perfectly situated to explore the many delights the area has to offer, including Constable Country with the famous Flatford Mill just 6 miles. The wonderful coastline of the Suffolk Heritage Coast offering quaint villages and seaside resorts, delightful Mersea Island famous for its seafood and oyster restaurants and bars, the historic town of Colchester with its famous zoo and castle, and the Tiptree jam factory, a must for afternoon tea, are all within an easy drive. Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom with additional single. Wet room with toilet.

NSH inc (£20pw 2nd Oct-30th Apr). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£245-£523
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Cart Lodge Ref: 29571


Enjoy a relaxing holiday in this detached, former cart lodge, in a peaceful, rural location in the owners’ grounds, surrounded by beautiful countryside of the Colne Valley with mixed arable and livestock farmland all around. There are vast areas of woodland and stunning scenery where you can enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching and getting up close to nature with the abundance of wildlife including roe and monkjack deer, badgers, owls and other birds of prey. Within close proximity to Britain’s oldest recorded town of Colchester and ‘Constable Country’ where attractions include Colchester Castle, Colchester Zoo, Flatford Mill in the beautiful Dedham Vale, the inspiration for John Constable’s paintings, Colne Valley Railway, home to Thomas the Tank engine, Mersea Island which can be reached on foot or by road at low tide, Beth Chatto Gardens, Audley End House and Gardens, and Hyde Hall Estate. Situated on the Suffolk border you will also have the opportunity to explore further afield and visit Gainsborough’s House, Kentwell Hall, a red brick Tudor mansion with rare breed farm, the medieval village of Lavenham, Jimmy’s Farm, Sutton Hoo, Framlingham Castle, Ickworth House and the charming seaside town of Aldeburgh famous for its fish and chips, and the market town of Snape with its Maltings. Also a short distance to two golf courses. Shop, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floors. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, (one 5ft), one with additional single (2ft 6in), both with Velux.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD/MP3 connection. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Private courtyard garden with decking and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday

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£450-£966
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Owl Barn Ref: 16981

On the outskirts of Dedham, in Constable Country, Owl Barn is set in the grounds of the owner’s 18th century rural cottage. With separate drive, the barn is decorated and furnished to a very good standard, incorporating an enchanting mix of styles. The barn is ideally situated for holidays exploring the numerous attractions in the area. Colchester with its castle and zoo is close by and the Suffolk Heritage Coast is not to be missed. Shops and pubs ¾ mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with wooden floor, additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet.

First £10 electricity included, remainder by meter reading. NSH, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled garden area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£411-£672
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Sandy Banks Ref: 29511

This semi-detached, single-storey property is a quaint seafront annexe, the wing of a larger property, in the heart of Clacton-on-Sea. All of the town’s amenities are within walking distance; it is home to an array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Comfortably furnished, Sandy Banks has an enclosed courtyard and a sea view at the front to make your stay even more enjoyable. An ideal holiday base with Clacton Pier, the Princes Theatre and Clacton-on-Sea beach all close by. For attractions heaped in history, visit the famous Jaywick Martello Tower and Old Maritime Museum. Sandy Banks is easily accessed by road and rail. Beach 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. MP3 player. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday.

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£226-£586
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


Situated in the quaint village of St Osyth,this spacious, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, accessed by a private drive and adjacent to the owners’ home, is surrounded by 22 acres of land. Blessed with wildlife and overlooking Orchards Holiday Park Golf Club, the beach is only a few hundred yards away. This property is a hidden gem, set away from the main road of St Osyth, yet within walking distance of the local amenities. There are plenty of attractions nearby, including the resorts of Frinton, Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton-on-Sea, and a foot ferry (seasonal) to Mersea Island and Brightlingsea. Constable Country and the county town of Colchester, with its castle, museum and zoo, are also within easy reach. Beach 200 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining area with patio doors and wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Courtyard with decked patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 22-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£237-£669
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

This charming holiday property is set in the grounds of the owner’s 15th-century home in a countryside location. With views over Lamarsh Church, it is right on the border of Suffolk and Essex, deep in the Stour Valley, otherwise known as Constable Country. A short drive away are Sudbury, Clare, Lavenham, Bures and Long Melford. The Suffolk Heritage Coastline, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Cambridge and Newmarket are within easy reach. Shops 4 miles, pubs ½ mile.

Large living room with electric woodburner, sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and stable door to garden. Kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking), brick floor and beams. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared 1-acre grounds and 12-acre meadowland
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking (for cars and horse lorry) and additional covered parking
  • Stabling available by arrangement with owner
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£359-£612
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Furnished with antiques, this charming, Grade II listed, terraced holiday cottage has a private courtyard to the rear. Set in the riverside village of Rowhedge, it is an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers, and is also perfect for a romantic break. Within an easy drive of Mersea Island and Colchester, it is a convenient location for the Essex countryside and coast. Rowhedge has 2 village shops and 2 pubs, peaceful riverside walks and a ferry across to picturesque Wivenhoe. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 700 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep, open-sided stairs to first floor: Breakfast area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 10 years.

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NOW
£267-£605
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Coast Cottage Ref: 29215

Mersea Island is the most easterly inhabited island in the UK, located on the estuary of the rivers Blackwater and Colne, it is reached by crossing the Strood causeway (liable to be cut off for short periods during high/spring tides). Located in West Mersea next to the church and just a 250 yards from the sea, this cosy, Victorian, semi-detached cottage is the perfect place for a romantic holiday break. A superb location for walking, bird watching, swimming and cycling, Mersea boasts a sandy/shingle beach. Cudmore Grove Country Park with its adjoining beach is great for relaxing walks in its own vineyard. A country club with a health club and golf is a short drive away. Only 9 miles from the county town of Colchester, with its famous castle and zoo. Mersea is also conveniently located for exploring Dedham Vale, the Stour Valley and Constable country. Shop and restaurant 20 yards, pub 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Public car park 100 yards (£2.50 per day). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Step in garden.

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NOW
£286-£662
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Hycliffe Ref: 24157

Hycliffe is a tastefully furnished, single storey detached holiday property with the beach a few yards away and extensive sea views over Point Clear Bay and the bird sanctuary. Known as the sunshine coast, this part of Essex is a hidden gem and Hycliffe is ideally situated to visit the nearby resorts of Frinton, Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton or for exploring nearby Constable Country and the county town of Colchester with its castle, museum and zoo. Ideal for cyclists, walkers and bird watchers, visitors can also take a trip by a foot ferry (seasonal) to Mersea Island and Brightlingsea. Shops 200 yards, pub ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters (£30per week). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Slopes in grounds and external steps to doors.

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£320-£802
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