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&B's 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 search facility to the left. We also have Camping & Glamping in Essex.