Holiday cottages available for a short break in Essex There are 64 holiday cottages suitable for a short breaks listed in Essex. Some cottages only permit bookings of less than a week at certain times of the year. If you would like to narrow down your search for the perfect short break to a particular area in Essex you can use the 'Filter Cottages in Essex by area' menu at the top if the page. Alternatively, you can browse through the 64 properties and see the full range of great holiday cottages for a short break in Essex.

Search 64 properties for your perfect weekend or mid week short cottage break in Essex - Showing cottage 1 to 30.

Short Break Holidays - Linley Farm Cottages - Pear Tree Cottage

Colchester - Linley Farm Cottages - Pear Tree Cottage, Price: £ 287 - £869 - Sleeps: 6

For those looking to venture out and take in the scenery, this property holds a host of walks and paths.

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Short Break Holidays - Saffron Cottage

Maldon - Saffron Cottage, Price: £ 263 - £761 - Sleeps: 4

Set in a wonderful location on the edge of Langdon Hills Country Park and Nature Reserve, ideal for cycling and walking and covering 400 acres of mead...

Short Break Holidays - Woodbell Lodge

Wakes Colne - Woodbell Lodge, Price: £ From £498 - Sleeps: 4

Woodbell Lodge is one of five lodges peacefully situated in 500 acres of private land at Wakes Hall Farm, which recently awarded a five star AA award....

Short Break Holidays - Sea Breeze

Colchester - Sea Breeze, Price: £ 527 - £1242 - Sleeps: 6

Boasting sea views from the front of the property, Sea Breeze is in an idyllic destination for accessing all the local amenities.

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Short Break Holidays - Linley Farm Cottages - Orchard Cottage

Colchester - Linley Farm Cottages - Orchard Cottage, Price: £ from £ 294 - Sleeps: 4

Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boat...

Short Break Holidays - Easthorpe Retreat

Colchester - Easthorpe Retreat, Price: £ 335 - £789 - Sleeps: 2

Perfect for a couple looking for a romantic break, this log cabin has its own hot tub, ideal for relaxing in after a day exploring....

Short Break Holidays - Linley Farm Cottages - Apple Tree Cottage

Colchester - Linley Farm Cottages - Apple Tree Cottage, Price: £ from £ 345 - Sleeps: 6

Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boat...

Short Break Holidays - Linley Farm Cottages - Meadow View Cottage

Colchester - Linley Farm Cottages - Meadow View Cottage, Price: £ 287 - £869 - Sleeps: 6

Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, guests can enjoy various fishing and boating opportunities at the nearby lake.

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Short Break Holidays - Tatters Barn

Maldon - Tatters Barn, Price: £ 442 - £1051 - Sleeps: 4

Situated in the beautiful countryside of Withies Green, this detached barn conversion provides idyllic accomodation for guests wanting a quiet and rel...

Short Break Holidays - Sea View

Colchester - Sea View, Price: £ 475 - £975 - Sleeps: 5

Enjoy sea views from this delightful first floor apartment, just 200 yards from the beach and close to Clacton-on-Sea....

Short Break Holidays - Mulberry Cottage

Maldon - Mulberry Cottage, Price: £ 555 - £1015 - Sleeps: 3

The best of both worlds; a coastal house in a quiet location yet only 45 minutes from London, and only a short walk from the beach....

Short Break Holidays - Diablo

Colchester - Diablo, Price: £ from £ 1196 - Sleeps: 10

In a rural location on the edge of the ancient village of Castle Hedingham, this detached, single-storey holiday home, set in the owners' 10 acres of ...

Short Break Holidays - The Olde Cart Lodge

Colchester - The Olde Cart Lodge, Price: £ 344 - £860 - Sleeps: 5

Within a rural location, this lodge lies on a working farm with commanding views reaching far down a valley....

Short Break Holidays - Farthings

Colchester - Farthings, Price: £ from 1000 - Sleeps: 8

Located in the peaceful village of Boxted in the Dedham Vale, Farthings is a single-storey holiday home with valley views from the garden. One of a pa...

Short Break Holidays - Linley Farm Cottages - Willow Tree Cottage

Colchester - Linley Farm Cottages - Willow Tree Cottage, Price: £ from £ 345 - Sleeps: 6

Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boat...

Short Break Holidays - Stokers Loft

Colchester - Stokers Loft, Price: £ from 340 - Sleeps: 2

Located in West Mersea just 20 yards from the sea, this delightfully converted property offers fantastic views from its upstairs living area. Stokers ...

Short Break Holidays - The Annexe

Colchester - The Annexe, Price: £ 399 - £1015 - Sleeps: 4

Perfect for a seaside break with your loved ones as this property is situated just 50 yards from the beach....

Short Break Holidays - The Glass Room

Colchester - The Glass Room, Price: £ from 318 - Sleeps: 2

This delightful, holiday cottage is attached to the owner's period property and its name refers to the stunning floor-to-ceiling window in the bedroom...

Short Break Holidays - Campion Lodge

Wakes Colne - Campion Lodge, Price: £ From £467 - Sleeps: 2

Situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, this stunning lodge is one of five lodges on Wakes Hall Farm, a haven of peace in 500 acres of private land. Rec...

Short Break Holidays - Sea Folly

Colchester - Sea Folly, Price: £ 294 - £693 - Sleeps: 5

Centrally located in the seaside town of Brighltingsea, this holiday property is a great base for discovering all that Essex has to offer....

Short Break Holidays - The Showmans Wagon

Colchester - The Showmans Wagon, Price: £ from £ 221 - Sleeps: 4

Very quiet and peaceful

Come and live like a fairground showman in this unique holiday accommodation, set in 150 acres of woodland and wildflowe...

Short Break Holidays - Linley Farm Cottages - Pear Tree Cottage

Colchester - Linley Farm Cottages - Pear Tree Cottage, Price: £ from £ 345 - Sleeps: 6

Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boat...

Short Break Holidays - The Beach House

Colchester - The Beach House, Price: £ 305 - £739 - Sleeps: 2

Throw open the French doors and enjoy relaxing afternoons in the garden of this detached holiday home, located just 300m from the beach....

Short Break Holidays - The Goat House

Little Bentley - The Goat House, Price: £ 281 - £ 533 - Sleeps: 3

A perfect spot to unwind and relax whatever the season, yet only 8 miles from the bustling resorts of Clacton and Frinton-on-Sea. This pretty holiday...

Short Break Holidays - Four Winds Cottages - Chinook

Colchester - Four Winds Cottages - Chinook, Price: £ 553 - £1962 - Sleeps: 8

Enjoy landscaped grounds and shared use of three games rooms during your stay at Chinook meaning there’s plenty to entertain the whole family wh...

Short Break Holidays - The Olde Cart Lodge

Colchester - The Olde Cart Lodge, Price: £ from 350 - Sleeps: 5

Nestling in a rural location on the edge of Castle Hedingham, this spacious, renovated, detached cart lodge, adjacent to the owner's farmhouse, comman...

Short Break Holidays - Bee Cottage

Maldon - Bee Cottage, Price: £ 263 - £761 - Sleeps: 2

Set in a wonderful location on the edge of Langdon Hills Country Park and Nature Reserve, ideal for cycling and walking and covering 400 acres of mead...

Short Break Holidays - Ladysmith Annexe

Colchester - Ladysmith Annexe, Price: £ 235 - £569 - Sleeps: 2

With the beach, shops and restaurants just a short walk away, you don't need to venture far from this delightful property, it's perfect for relaxing....

Short Break Holidays - Sea Angel

Colchester - Sea Angel, Price: £ 275 - £729 - Sleeps: 4

Just yards from Clacton-on-Sea's beach, this detached house is the perfect base for a seaside holiday on the Essex coast....

Short Break Holidays - Linley Farm Cottages - Orchard Cottage

Colchester - Linley Farm Cottages - Orchard Cottage, Price: £ 287 - £869 - Sleeps: 4

Set in an area regarded as Essex’s best kept secret, the area is full of interesting towns including Colchester.

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