Holiday cottages available for a short break in Essex There are 51 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 51 properties and see the full range of great holiday cottages for a short break in Essex.

Search 51 properties for your perfect weekend or mid week short cottage break in Essex - Showing cottage 1 to 30.

Short Break Holidays - Rosemary Cottage

Maldon - Rosemary 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 - The Orchard & Old Bakery - The Old Bakery

Colchester - The Orchard & Old Bakery - The Old Bakery, Price: £ 484 - £491 - Sleeps: 2

Visit historic Colchester from this rural holiday base, which was once a bakery and has a characterful beamed interior.

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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 - Four Winds Cottages - Diablo

Colchester - Four Winds Cottages - Diablo, Price: £ 553 - £1962 - Sleeps: 10

Within this ancient village, this lovely holiday home boasts far reaching views over the countryside.

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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 - 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 - Bay View

Colchester - Bay View, Price: £ 427 - £971 - Sleeps: 6

Relax on the balcony overlooking the sea from this lovely townhouse, perfect for exploring historic Essex or even a day trip to London.

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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 - 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 - Saffron Cottage

Langdon Hills - Saffron Cottage, Price: £ 325 - £ 705 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Conifers

Maldon - Conifers, Price: £ from £ 283.8 - Sleeps: 6

Situated in the pleasant market town of Maldon, this refurbished holiday home offers a perfect base for touring Essex. Visit Constable Country and the...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Baytree Cottages - Baytree Cottage 2

Colchester - Baytree Cottages - Baytree Cottage 2, Price: £ 196 - £667 - Sleeps: 4

Enjoy a relaxing break at this property, located in the quaint village of Birch, close to Colchester....

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 - Linley Farm Cottages - Willow Tree Cottage

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

Willow Tree Cottage offers fantastic family accommodation boasting privacy and comfort in a delightful park of Essex.

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Short Break Holidays - Toad Hall Cottage

Colchester - Toad Hall Cottage, Price: £ 505 - £1009 - Sleeps: 2

Ideally situated in the heart of the north Essex countryside, this cosy home offers the perfect romantic escape for you and your loved one....

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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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 - 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 - Hillcroft

Maldon - Hillcroft, Price: £ 224 - £487 - Sleeps: 2

Enjoy a glass of wine, whilst spending time alone with your loved one, admiring the picturesque views of the countryside....

Short Break Holidays - Rosemary Cottage

Langdon Hills - Rosemary Cottage, Price: £ 274 - £ 593 - 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 - Lavender Cottage

Maldon - Lavender 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 - 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 - Linley Farm Cottages - Apple Tree Cottage

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

This is a walkers and nature lover paradise filled with scenic route via its lakes and creeks.

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