Dog-friendly Essex

Featuring fascinating towns and villages, gorgeous landscapes, and staggering coastlines Essex is a lovely destination for a dog-friendly holiday. With an abundance of beaches, woodlands and rich farmland to discover, you and your furry friend can enjoy some of the most amazing walkies!
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    Sible Hedingham, England
    Nestled in the picturesque village of Sible Hedingham, a place that seems to have gracefully defied the hands of time, stands a remarkable testament to history and comfort: a detached, thatched-roof, Grade II listed holiday cottage. Steeped in history and dating back to the 15th century, it has been lovingly preserved to offer travellers a genuine experience of old-world charm coupled with modern amenities.
    As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by two inviting bedrooms, thoughtfully designed for utmost comfort. The master bedroom boasts a super kingsize bed, promising a restful nights sleep. Adjacent lies a quaint twin room, perfect for children over 10 years old or accompanying guests, exuding warmth and tranquillity.
    Throughout the cottage, one cannot help but marvel at its idiosyncratic features—steep stairs that whisper tales of countless footsteps from centuries past, exposed beams that stand as silent witnesses to bygone eras, and uneven floors that add to its undeniable character.
    Beyond its historic walls, the surrounding countryside unfolds like a beautifully woven tapestry of verdant meadows, winding lanes, and ancient woodlands. Footpaths meander through this pastoral landscape, beckoning avid walkers and cyclists to explore its hidden treasures. Whether you’re embarking on a leisurely stroll to soak in the serenity or cycling along scenic routes that offer panoramic views, the area promises a rejuvenating experience for nature enthusiasts.
    Conveniently located, the cottage is a stone’s throw away from essential amenities. A local shop and butchers lies just a quarter mile away, Moreover, mere 20 yards from your doorstep, a traditional pub stands as a welcoming beacon, where you can relish hearty meals and mingle with friendly locals.
    This enchanting cottage offers a sanctuary of comfort, and a gateway to the natural beauty and rich heritage of the surrounding area. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil escape or an adventure-filled getaway, this historic gem promises an unforgettable experience, weaving memories that will linger long after your departure.
    £52
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    Charming Grade II listed Sail Loft on Maldon’s historic quay. Nestled along the picturesque quayside of Maldon, Essex, this property invites you to experience the timeless allure of this historic maritime town. This beautifully restored and carefully curated property traditional in its style, with a wealth of beams offering an idyllic retreat for couples and adventurers seeking a unique escape. As you step through the entrance, you’ll be greeted by the authentic atmosphere of maritime history. The exposed beams, original wooden flooring and nautical accents are a testament to the loft’s past, while tasteful furnishings ensure your stay is comfortable and stylish.
    The property features a spacious bedroom area with a sumptuous kingsize bed, offering a cosy haven for a restful night’s sleep. Wake up to the gentle lapping of the river and the soft glow of the morning sun through the windows. The soothing decor and charming details create an atmosphere of tranquillity, making it the perfect retreat after a day of exploration. The open-plan living area boasts comfortable seating, a double sofa bed, a large dining table and kitchen area. There is an outside utility room which also has a shower, ideal for washing down your pets or children after a day in the water.
    The Sail Loft’s location couldn’t be more enchanting. It overlooks the quayside, offering you a front-row seat to the ebb and flow of life along the river. From here you can also watch the annual firework display or join in the Maldon mud race. Sip your morning coffee as fishing boats bob gently on the water and watch the sunset cast a warm glow over the historic town.
    Maldon is renowned for its maritime heritage and offers a charming array of shops, cafés and restaurants, all a short stroll away. This quintessential English town has much to offer, including traditional pubs and ancient architecture. Stroll along the quay and watch the famous Thames sailing barges, visit the Maldon Promenade Park, or take a scenic boat trip along the Blackwater estuary. There are plenty of walks along the Blackwater estuary where you will see beautiful wildlife.
    A visit to Colchester is a perfect way to spend the day. Visit the famous castle, zoo or stroll around the shops then stop for a bite to eat in the many cafés and restaurants. There are many pretty Essex villages to enjoy just a short distance away. Just a 30-minute drive will take you to Mersea Island which is famous for its oysters, check the tide times though as it gets cut off at high tide. The Combined Military Museum is a very interesting place to visit. The Sail Loft is the perfect relaxing retreat by the water and can be booked together with Cos I Can (UK45570) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
    £80
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