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Holiday Rentals and Lettings in Essex
The beautiful county of Essex has so much to offer holidaymakers. Discover holiday lettings 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 tranquillity 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 holiday destinations all in one county you’ll be sure to find the perfect holiday for you and your family in Essex.Essex: Holiday rentals for all
Essex’s delightful selection of holiday lettings includes both attractive holiday houses and flats. Pretty houses abound, beautifully decorated with cosy furnishings. Near the sea you can enjoy a vintage style wooden holiday rental, typical of the coast, or one of Essex’s stunning holiday flats with views for miles over the ocean. Many holiday lettings in Essex have attractive gardens around them to play and relax in. No matter your needs, there’s the perfect holiday rental for you in Essex!
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The area and getting around
The exciting thing about a holiday 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 Theatre and some wonderful waterside bars.
Travellers and activities
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
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: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Essex
Based on our data, Essex has an average price of £113.43 per night, which is a relatively high one for a destination in the United Kingdom.
If you want to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Essex are February (£97.07 per night for accommodation, on average), January (£97.88), and March (£99.93).
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in Essex, the most expensive months are, in descending order, June, July and December with average prices per night of £126.73, £124.81, and £123.76, respectively.
If you decide to discover Essex, we suggest organising your visit in advance because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 64% in the year 2020.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of available properties in Essex were March, January, and February with average availabilities of 48.25%, 42.5% and 41.2%, respectively.
Holiday rentals in Essex reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 21.2%. The second most requested month is September, with 25.5%, and the third is July with 31.25%.
Holidu has around 610 properties in Essex, offered by 12 different partners.