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!
  • Flat 19 By The Beach, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
    4.00
    A contemporary, first-floor apartment overlooking the sea in Harwich, Essex. Open-plan living. Close to beach and amenities. Bedroom with en-suite. Clacton-on-Sea 15.9 miles; Colchester 18.9 miles.
    £81
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  • Oasis, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
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    Oasis is a stunning end of terrace cottage which has been lovingly updated and extended to a high standard. It is perfect for families and couples wanting to explore the Essex countryside. Oasis is a gem with a fabulous open plan modern living space, featuring underfloor heating, a 43” Smart TV, Laura Ashley leather sofas and a large snuggler armchair. The dining area can easily seat eight, and the kitchen is well-equipped. There is also a cosy snug with an ornate wood burner, 46” Smart TV and a chaise-style couch and armchair. From here a door leads to some steep, 18th-century stairs to two of the bedrooms, which both have casement windows with lovely views over the front garden and village street. The snug also leads to a wet room with a multi-jet ’tower’ shower, and a utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a butler sink, and there is a half size door through to to a patio area and garden.
    Upstairs there is a master bedroom with Juliet balcony and stunning views over the garden. The generous 1/3-acre garden is laid mainly to lawn, with a variety of mature trees, including ash, birch, horse chestnut, walnut, palm trees and various fruit trees. The rear garden is enclosed, whilst the side garden is laid to gravel and provides parking for five cars.
    Bradwell-on-Sea is a friendly unspoilt village located on the Dengie Peninsular. Here you will find the oldest chapel in England (St.Peter’s) dating back to 653 AD. There are excellent water sports available on the Blackwater estuary and nearby attractions include RHS Hyde Hall, and the town of Maldon with boat trips and fantastic splash parks for children. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
    £148
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  • Baytree Cottage 2, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
    4.00
    Located in the quaint village of Birch, these semi-detached, cosy cottages (31049 and 31050) have been built with the purpose of a holiday home in mind. Adjacent to the owner’s home, both properties comfortably sleep 2 guests with the option of extra guests with the sofa bed in the living space. Wood burners give a warm and welcoming feel to the cottages which have a contemporary theme throughout. It is a good base for exploring Essex and Suffolk, birdwatching on the nearby nature reserves, sea angling from Mersea Island, or just enjoying the local beaches and countryside. Close to Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town with a castle, museums, art gallery, many Roman remains, a good shopping centre, Colchester Zoo and a mainline rail link to London (40 minutes). Mersea Island is 8 miles away for its locally caught fish and oysters, as well as its sailing and beaches. Within easy driving distance are the popular sightseeing destinations of Flatford Mill, Lavenham, Finchingfield and Kersey. Shop 4 miles, real ale pub serving food 300 yards.
    £59
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  • Evie Rose Cottage, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
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    Surrounded by 6 acres of paddock and woodland, Evie Rose Cottage is a stable conversion which is semi-detached with the owners’ home, and offers a private bolthole, making it a perfect base for touring the area or just relaxing by the fire. It has been restored, decorated and furnished to a good standard and is a quaint, comfortable property.
    Located next door to a state of the art, brand new driving range which is flood lit for guests to enjoy; 9-hole golf course, adventure golf, club house with bar and restaurant, plus a well-equipped gym (at cost). Pets are welcome too, so why not bring along your 4-legged friend and enjoy the open space? A village shop, hairdressers, post office, pub and takeaway can be found within 1 mile, whilst the village of Stansted, 3 miles, has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Local attractions include Audley End House, Stansted Mountfitchet Castle and Toy Museum, and Hatfield Forest. Also nearby are many attractive historic villages, including Thaxted and Finchingfield. There are also excellent train links from Elsenham train station, 1½ miles, to Cambridge 30 minutes and London 45 minutes and only 2 miles from Stansted airport. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile and restaurant ¼ mile.
    £79
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  • Angie's Beachside House, EssexInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Clacton-on-Sea, England
    Nestled on the tranquil shores of Point Clear, this quirky renovated boathouse, which was built in the 1920s offers an unparalleled retreat for those seeking solace and serenity by the sea. With its picturesque setting and panoramic views of the shimmering waters, this charming abode promises a blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. To make the most of the views the living areas and bedrooms are upstairs, the nautical accents and coastal charm create an atmosphere of relaxation and comfort. The open plan living space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that frame breathtaking views of the sea, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of your surroundings from the moment you arrive. The galley kitchen is fitted with mod cons. After a day of exploration, retreat to the cosy bedrooms and wake up refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to embrace another day of seaside adventures. On the ground floor, which is below sea level, is where the boats would have been stored and this is now a games room with pool table and darts. There is also a shower room. Outside, you will find your own private oasis awaiting you.
    Spend lazy afternoons lounging on the sun-drenched terrace watching the sailing boats drift by, bask in the sunshine and enjoy the mesmerizing views stretching out before you, or sip your favourite tipple watching some of the best sunsets in Essex. Explore the surrounding area and discover all that Point Clear has to offer. From scenic coastal walks to charming seaside villages, there’s no shortage of attractions to delight and inspire Just a short distance away is Curve water sports where there is an aqua park, an inflatable obstacle course, you can also partake in wakeboarding, paddle boarding and kayaking. A visit to St Osyth’s Priory is a must. A bit further afield are the traditional seaside towns of Clacton and Walton, here you will find amusements on the piers, restaurants and cafés. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway for two or a fun retreat with family this boathouse offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday experience. Beach ½ mile.
    £63
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  • Dairy Cottage, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Saint Osyth, England
    Nestling within 3 acres of grounds, abundant with wildlife, these holiday cottages enjoy far reaching views over rolling countryside. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the nearby lake. This is excellent walking and bird watching country and holiday makers will enjoy walks down to the creek. These old farm buildings have been converted, and are grouped around a courtyard, yet each retains individual privacy. The cottages with their mellow decor and quality furnishings, provide complete relaxation in this delightful corner of Essex. Dairy Cottage (ref 17977) has grab rails and a portable shower seat and Orchard Cottage (ref 17982) has grab rails and low worktops, making these properties perfect for if you are less mobile. This area is well regarded as Essex’s best kept secret with the interesting and popular small towns of Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Mersea, Clacton, Frinton and Walton-on-the-Naze, all within ½ hours drive. The town of Colchester is close by, famous for its cobbled streets, castle and zoo, with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Further afield are Ipswich, Chelmsford and Felixstowe. Many picturesque villages and Constable country are close by, with Dedham, Manningtree, Nayland, Lavenham and Long Melford to name but a few. Other local pastimes include golf and horse riding. All properties are on the ground floor and have wheelchair access. Shop 500 yards, pub 2 miles.
    £64
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  • Gardeners Cottage, EssexInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Welcome to your idyllic escape nestled within the heart of nature’s embrace, this charming three-bedroom thatched house set amidst 8-acres of enchanting woodland and serene ponds. Welcome to a haven of tranquillity and natural beauty where wild deer freely roam.
    As you enter the property, you’ll be greeted by the timeless allure of a thatched roof, a quintessential symbol of rustic charm. The interior is equally inviting, boasting harmonious rustic elegance. The spacious living area, adorned with exposed wooden beams and a cosy fireplace provides the perfect setting for relaxation and gatherings. Large windows frame the conservatory and offer captivating views of the lush woodland, allowing the soft, dappled sunlight to filter through, creating an ambience of warmth. The well-equipped kitchen invites aspiring chefs to create culinary masterpieces, with modern appliances and ample counter space. A dining area adjacent offers a delightful setting for enjoying meals together. Three inviting bedrooms with en-suites are uniquely designed to provide comfort and style.
    Outside, the 8-acres of woodland beckon you to explore. Wander along meandering pathways, discovering hidden corners and secret spots, or venture to the ponds where you can try your hand at fishing, take the rowing boat out or simply bask in the stillness of the water’s reflection. Nature enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to observe the local flora and fauna, with deer often making appearances in this enchanting setting. For those who seek adventure, the woodlands offer the perfect backdrop for hiking, birdwatching and picnicking. At night, gather around a crackling bonfire creating cherished memories with loved ones.
    If you can tear yourself away and the children want some more adventure pop along to Southend on Sea where you will find miles of beach along with amusements and an adventure park. For a quiet seaside adventure try Mersea Island, Mersea gets cut off for about an hour when there is a very high tide, usually once a month, so it’s worthwhile checking the tides, all adding to the uniqueness and charm. It is a beautiful island with lots of coastal and nature walks, seafood restaurants with the famous Mersea oysters, delis, takeaways, supermarkets and child-friendly pubs with craft beer.
    This unique property in 8-acres of woodland with ponds and wild deer is your opportunity to reconnect with nature, relax in unparalleled comfort, and create lasting memories with family and friends. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of this truly exceptional retreat. Welcome to your woodland paradise. Beach 22¼ miles. Pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    £115
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  • The Old Parish Hall, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Set in the heart of the pretty village of Rickling Green, close to Bishop’s Stortford, this truly stunning conversion of an old parish hall is the ideal retreat away from the hustle and bustle. The property was originally built in the 1800’s. As soon as you walk through the door you are taken back by the splendour of this property. The hall has been sympathetically restored with stone floors and a wealth of vintage and quirky features, as well as an out of keeping jet engine cowling.
    The property has the delight of underfloor heating. The living/dining room is a bright welcoming room with high ceilings, many vintage features, sumptuous leather sofas, a large desk, and a welcoming wood burner, perfect for cosy evenings with your favourite tipple. The 8-seater dining room table converts to a snooker table.
    The bedroom, located on the mezzanine floor, is accessed by beautiful Edwardian oak spiral staircase, here you will find a large kingsize bed, a sofa, and a large en-suite. Outside is a small garden area where you can sit and enjoy a barbecue or enjoy the starry night sky. If you fancy a bite to eat or drink, there is an award-winning pub The Cricketer’s Arms just a stone’s throw away.
    The Old Parish Hall is just 5 minutes’ from the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, where you can catch a regular service for the train to London (40 minutes) or Cambridge (30 minutes), or visit Stansted Mountfitchet Castle, Toy Museum, or various lovely restaurants or drinking establishments.
    The bustling market town of Saffron Walden is 15 minutes’, where you can visit Audley End House, to see the miniature railway or attend one of many summer concerts. The Duxford Imperial War Museum, or the riverside town of Bishop’s Stortford are likewise 15 minutes’ away. Half an hour’s drive away is the famous Newmarket Racecourse, or 40 minutes’ away the University City of Cambridge. There are golf clubs at nearby Elsenham, Bishop’s Stortford and Saffron Walden. For a day at the coast, an hour’s drive to Mersea will not disappoint.
    £80
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  • Mark Farmhouse, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Mark Farmhouse is an early 20th century, traditional weatherboard farmhouse, deep in the Essex countryside. A perfect base from which to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities on the nearby coast and in the surrounding countryside, or to make visits to the county’s historic towns and villages. There is a dog friendly beach within 3 miles.
    Located on an organic farm, Mark Farmhouse provides space, peace and tranquillity in which to relax and unwind. Modern facilities, wooden floors and comfy furniture combine with original fireplaces in several rooms. A large, yet cosy living room is the perfect room for adults to chat over a cup of tea or glass of fizz while the children play games or catch up on TV in the snug next door. A door leads from here through to the dining room. Walk through to the kitchen where you can sit and drink your morning coffee at the breakfast bar and look out towards the coast or spot the many different birds just beyond the window. A step down from the kitchen leads to the utility room, great for storing muddy boots or cleaning the dog after a walk in the fields. There is also a downstairs shower room and toilet.
    Upstairs the light, double-aspect, kingsized bedroom overlooks the organic farmland. A further two bedrooms both with zip and link beds are on this floor, as well as a children’s bedroom with a single bed and cot. A family bathroom and separate toilet can also be found on this level. Beach 2 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.
    £114
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  • River View, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Manningtree, England
    Bring the whole family to this relaxing home ideal for exploring the Suffolk countryside. Sleeping nine guests across five bedrooms. Saskia’s Place is a stylish, comfortable holiday home, located in the village of Brantham.
    There is also a cloakroom, shower room, kitchen, dining room and a sitting room with a gas fire and panoramic views of the countryside and river stour. There is a large, enclosed garden, featuring a large hot tub and outdoor seating area, as well as off-road parking for two cars.
    Saskia’s Place is the perfect location for an indulgent escape to Suffolk. Brantham village has a small village shop which is open daily. Larger supermarkets and shops can be found in Manningtree, Ipswich, and Colchester. A few minutes’ walk from the cottage is the Brantham Bull pub, an inn dating from the 16th century.
    Jimmy’s Farm, owned and run by Jamie Oliver’s friend Jimmy Doherty, is off the A137 to Ipswich at Wherstead. You can take a trip to Alton Water, a large reservoir, with nature trails, cycle hire, sailing and footpaths.
    There are several attractions in the towns of Ipswich and Colchester, including a Norman Castle, Roman ruins, and a zoo, while historic Ipswich is home to the historic Christchurch Mansion, as well as a newly revitalized waterfront. For security purposes the owner has CCTV installed covering the exterior of the property.
    No single sex groups, hen or stag parties permitted.
    £102
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