Why Choose Self Catering Accommodation in Essex?

Easily accessible from London and with over 300 miles of coastline, seaside towns, forests and historic towns, Essex offers a wide range of activities for the those looking for a self catering holiday.

Tourists and holiday makers can enjoy the fresh air on the meandering coastline that runs from the Suffolk border, down past Mersea Island and is home to coastal defences such as Harwich Redoubt, Tibury Fort – take in the views and you may also spot a Thames sailing barge.

Essex has many tourist attractions to keep the family entertained such as Colchester Zoo, on location with TOWIE in Brentwood and lots of traditional seaside entertainment at Southend.

There are many stately homes and gardens to explore including Eastbury Manor House, Hylands House, Audley End House. The county is home to a number of castles such as Mountfitchet Castle, Hedingham Castle and Colchester Castle in the country’s oldest recorded town.

A self catering property in Essex also gives you the chance to get out and sample the local food and drink scene including local oysters in season and the numerous tea rooms that dot the countryside villages.

Whether you are enjoying the coast, soaking up the history or exploring stately homes and gardens, Essex’s selection of self catering accommodation properties will give you a great base from which to explore the county.


What types of accommodation are available?

Self catering accommodation in Essex is varied – from holiday parks, rural glamping sites, country cottages and luxury accommodation there is plenty of choice.

Floating cabins and converted barges are ideal for those looking for a self catering holiday by the water.

Glamping sites are increasingly popular and there is a great choice of luxury pods, yurts and bell tents for those looking for a more outdoors experience.

More traditional accommodation includes coastal cottages from which you can enjoy a bracing walk and visit the local pubs before retiring in front of the wood burner or fire pit. The more rural villages are dotted with welcoming accommodation offering peace and quiet.

If you are looking for luxury accommodation then you won’t be disappointed – get away from it all and enjoy a hot tub and private gardens.

There is plenty of dog friendly accommodation and dog lovers should check out our Dog Friendly Beaches Guide to Essex.

So don’t delay, book your Essex getaway today!


Examples of self catering accommodation that you can book in Essex with The Tourist Trail include:


Shepherd’s Hut On The Hill

Campions Hill House, Campions Hill, Nayland, CO6 4NL

Browning Bros Glamping

Tey Brook Farm, Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1JE

Idle Waters

Idle Waters, Dedham, Colchester, Essex

Gemini Camp

Woodlands, Elsenham Hall, Elsenham, Essex, CM22 6DP

Browning Bros Unique Accommodation

Tey Brook Farm, Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1JE

Rye Farm

Rye Lane , Layer de la Haye , Colchester , Essex, CO2 0JL