Short Breaks Essex

The Essex Coast and Countryside offer a great destination for a weekend away or a short break in the country. Conveniently located close to London, your Farm Stay Essex cottage or B&B will be located in beautiful rural surroundings, some close to the Essex coast, and some on a real working farm.
For those looking for a romantic weekend break there are some great places to visit in Essex. The Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Hyde Hall are a beautiful place to visit on a sunny day, and as one of only four gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society it is well worth a visit.
Essex also has a great number of castle’s, forts, and stately homes open to the public, including: Audley End House, Colchester Castle, Hylands House, and Layer Marney to name but a few. These magnificent houses and castles make for a wonderful day out during which you can experience beautiful stately gardens and magnificent architecture and scale.
Farm Stay Essex cottages and B&Bs are also suited for those looking for a short break away with the family. Tropical Wings Zoo is a brilliant place for a family day out; with keeper talks, a tropical house, petting farm and kids’ play area, there is absolutely loads to see and do.

In St Osyth near Clacton the new Curve Wake Park offers a variety of watersports in a safe lake environment. Alternatively Thorpe Bay is another great place to visit when the weather is good, families can experience the wonderful sandy beach and enjoy the affluent surroundings of the Thorpe Bay area.

Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend away or a short break with friends or family, Essex is great place to stay. Farm Stay Holiday cottages and B&Bs put you in the heart of the countryside and allow you to get out and explore all there is to see and do in Essex.

Search for your Holiday Cottage in Essex or Bed & Breakfast in Essex using the serach facility o the left. We also have Camping & Glamping in Essex.  

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Brickwall Farm

Halstead, Essex

Set in 60 Acres of pasture and woodland, British white cattle and poultry. Use of 1.5 acre coarse fishing...

Visit England 4 * rating
£220 -£540 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-4 in 2 Units
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Wakes Hall Lodges

Colchester, Essex

Luxury one and two bedroom single storey lodges completed in 2013 to a high specification.

AA 5 * rating
£708 -£1196 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-5 in 5 Units
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The Lodge at Oxneys Farm

Great Dunmow , Essex

This one bedroom barn conversion with its vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, is situated on the family run...

Visit England 4 * rating
£390 -£600 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1 to 4 in 1 Unit
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The Granary

Braintree, Essex

Nestling in the heart of peaceful rural Essex, this is the perfect location to take a break from the hustle...

AA 4 * rating
£350 -£772 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-6 in 1 Unit
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Lee Wick Farm Holiday Cottages

Clacton on Sea, Essex

Lee Wick Farm offers The Cart Lodge sleeping up to eleven. The perfect location for Essex & Suffolk...

Visit England 4 * rating
£390 -£1100 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-19 in 2 Units
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Pond Cottage

Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

This cottage is an annexe of our Victorian farmhouse, restored to a high standard with two ensuite bedrooms...

AA 4 * rating
£350 -£500 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
4 in 1 Unit
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Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Glamping

Clacton on Sea, Essex

Lee Wick Farm offers 7 Pods (sleeping from 2-4 people) for the ultimate "Glamping" experience.

£55 -£90 per unit/pitch per night
Type:
Glamping & Camping
Units/Pitches :
3
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Rye Farm Self-Catering

Colchester, Essex

In a quiet rural location, ideal for a relaxing break. Four comfortable, tastefully furnished apartments, in...

£320 -£550 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-4 in 4 Units
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Puttocks Farm B & B

Great Dunmow, Essex

A short distance from the town, but a lovely rural retreat. Delicious food, comfortable and well equipped...

Visit England 4 * rating
From £75 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
4
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Rye Farm

Colchester, Essex

17th. century moated farm house, on the edge of the village of Layer de la Haye. 4 miles from historic...

£75 -£80 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
3
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