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!
  • Baytree Cottage 2, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
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    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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  • Flat 19 By The Beach, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
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    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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  • 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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  • Orchard 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.
    £68
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  • The Croft, EssexInstant Book Overlay Image
    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.
    £58
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    The houseboat is moored within the Sail Lofts own moorings consisting of sailing yachts, motorboats and barges and is sited just a short distance along from the hugely popular Maldon Quay on the River Blackwater. This coastal retreat invites you to experience a unique and enchanting holiday escape on the charming houseboat which offers the perfect blend of cosy comforts and breathtaking water views of passing boats, or at low water, quietly watching and listening to water birds feeding close by, creating an unforgettable getaway that will soothe your soul.
    As you step aboard the lovingly refurbished barge, you will be welcomed by the wood burner and the tasteful furnishings all thoughtfully designed to accommodate up to four guests, making it an ideal choice for couples, families or friends seeking a tranquil riverside escape. The heart of the barge is a spacious living area, complete with a comfortable sofa and a dining space where you can relish a meal or simply gaze out at the ever- changing tides. The bedroom with its comfortable kingsize bed ensures a peaceful night’s rest regardless of the tides rising or retreating in quiet peace. The bathroom has a good shower over a small hip bath, ideal for soaking tired toes after a day’s sightseeing, or just for a refreshing shower. Unwind in front of the wood burner allowing the warmth and dancing flames to create an inviting atmosphere on chilly evenings with your favourite tipple, perfect for a romantic evening, chatting over your adventures from the day.
    Step outside onto your private deck to be captivated by the ever-changing panorama on the river or simply enjoy the serenity. 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 on the quay to watch the famous Thames sailing barges continue on to visit Maldon Promenade Park or take a scenic boat trip along the river Blackwater past Northey and Osea Islands. There are plenty of walks along the Blackwater where you will see beautiful creeks and wildlife. Then the Combined Military Museum or Museum of Power are very interesting places to visit or take a walk or bike ride to Heybridge basin with the sea lock entrance to the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation Canal.
    Cos I Can offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life promising an unforgettable experience and can be booked together with The Sail Loft (UK45571) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
    £90
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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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