Now Spring has sprung, we are in the holiday mood and where better than to take a lovely break than a country cottage in Essex! We adore this county, it has so much to offer and is a very well kept secret, so many people have no idea that this magical county which is so close to London, has the most beautiful little villages, gorgeous coastline and great views.
Hop on the train in London and be in the most glorious countryside in less than an hour. With historic houses such as Audley End House & Gardens in Saffron Walden, Colchester Castle and the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall, Essex has plenty of hidden gems.
Bank Holiday weekends are the perfect time to get out of the city, so here are a few ideas for fun things to do in Essex…
Essex Craft and Design Show at Hyde Hall, 29, 30 April, 1,2 May
More than 40 artists, craftspeople and designer/makers will be showcasing and selling fine art, photography, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and many more contemporary crafts at this well established, high quality show.
Ingatestone Antiques & Collectors Fair, 28 April
Love to browse and find some treasure at this fun event, lots of stalls and bargains to take home!
Medieval Day at Hedingham Castle, 1 and 2 May
To celebrate its 800th anniversary, the Medieval Siege Society will be reconstructing the siege of Hedingham by King John, surrounding the Castle with armed men, archers and siege engines!
Cycling through Constable Country
Essex is the perfect place to cycle, not so many hills! If you love a bit of action, then cycling through Constable Country and stopping off at Dedham Vale where John Constable painted some of his most famous works of art, would be a dream trip. We have some fabulous country cottages in Essex which are also pet friendly.
Take a boat trip…
If you love wildlife, you can take a boat from Burnham-on-Crouch to Wallasea Island where one of the largest wetland reserves in Europe is in the process of being created. The River Crouch is close enough to the North Sea to be tidal which means there’s a rich diversity of wildlife.
Colchester Zoo is great fun…
Make a day of it, take the family to see all the wonderful animals, children love it!
We have some wonderful country cottages in Essex, perfect for exploring this wonderful county. Apart from the sweeping panoramas, big skies and far reaching views, there are hundreds of miles of coastline, some lovely beaches and interesting marshland. With beautiful countryside and great access to London, taking one of our country cottages in Essex means you get the best of both worlds!
The gently rolling farmland and constantly changing vistas make this county a wonderful area to visit. Our country cottages in Essex provide a superb base for a great holiday location, so have a look at our website to find one that suits you!
With lovely farmland and beautiful medieval villages, Essex is well worth a visit, and a stay in one of our country cottages will make the holiday one to remember.
Or if you’d like to explore another part of the UK, we have some wonderful houses and cottages dotted all over the south coast, from Kent to Cornwall and up into the Cotswolds and East Anglia, so there’s plenty of choice.
If you’re planning to get away for Bank Holiday weekend with you dog, cat or budgie, click on our pet friendly cottages. We’ve got a great selection of Holiday Cottages in the UK and if you’re planning a weekend away, just check out our short break cottages – do call our Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958 if you’d prefer to talk or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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