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Essex, one of the UK’s best kept secrets

If you have never been to Essex, you really have to go!  Essex although being not far from the Capital, is a beautiful county with a variety of wonderful towns and villages to explore such as Saffron Waldon or Maldon, ideal for a holiday cottage holiday.

Essex has some wonderful villages

Essex has some wonderful villages

The countryside in Essex is exceptional with its undulating countryside, rolling wheatfields and ancient woodlands covering three quarters of the county.and artists such as Gainsborough and Constable took their inspiration from Essex countryside.

Artist's heaven

Artist’s heaven


Historically, Essex is of great interest: Colchester’s Roman remains are some of the earliest and most impressive examples. The town wall, surrounding much of the centre for 1.5 miles is the oldest of its kind in Britain while the foundations of the enormous Temple of Claudius can still be seen beneath the castle. Elsewhere Roman settlements have been found beneath such towns as Chelmsford, Braintree, Great Dunmow and the recently excavated Romano-British town at Heybridge, Maldon.

Great coastline too!

Great coastline too!

You will be spoilt for choice, the Essex coast is stunning, marshes and beaches – you really can get away from it all whilst staying in one of our holiday cottages in Essex.  From Harwich to Maldon, home to the iconic brown-sailed Thames Sailing Barges that once ferried goods along the east coast to London, to Old Leigh, with its cockle sheds, clapboard artists’ studios and picturesque cobbled streets, echoes of the past reverberate throughout the area.

Big skies and unspoilt countryside

Big skies and unspoilt countryside

If you are planning a holiday with children, holiday cottages in Essex are ideal.

Pack your bucket and spade and come and stay in one of our child friendly holiday cottages in Essex.

Children love a beach holiday

Children love a beach holiday

The cottages often have a good selection of children’s books and games plus a highchair and cot to make your holiday or short break so much more enjoyable.

If you love taking your pet on holiday, Essex is the ideal destination in England, just look at our pet friendly holiday cottages. It’s fun being able to explore footpaths with your pet – such lovely countryside in Essex.

Lovely to be able to bring your dog on holiday

Lovely to be able to bring your dog on holiday

Whether you are in a large group or just a couple, it is ideal to be able to take your dog or cat on holiday – they just don’t want to be left behind!

Crest Lodge sleeps 4+2

A really pretty cottage

A really pretty cottage near Finchingfield

For more information about our Holiday Cottages in the UK or our Luxury Cottage Holidays please call the knowledgeable Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958 or email us on info@mulberrycottages.com

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