10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Essex, England - Updated 2021

airbnb in essex

Strategically positioned between the scenic North Sea and London, Essex is a beautiful county in the UK that tourists throughout the world visit to explore. Roman ruins and Hylands House dating back to the 18th century attract plenty of history buffs here. Wildlife enthusiasts will love visiting Colchester Zoo, which is home to incredible wildlife, such as white rhinos and orangutans. Nature lovers will enjoy touring through sprawling parklands in the county. Explore the picturesque countryside of the county and reconnect with nature. While exploring various landmarks in Essex, make sure that you enjoy a comfortable stay in a convenient accommodation and create lasting memories. Scroll down to see some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Essex, the UK, and make your excursion in paradise memorable.

1. Lovely boutique countryside cabin for three (from USD 151)

Experience the tranquillity of the countryside in Essex by booking this fabulous cabin in Little Baddow, a scenic village. It is ideal for a solo adventurer, a couple, and a family of three. The pleasant cabin has child-friendly features such as a travel cot, a futon, toys, books, and more so that your dear little one can also enjoy staying here. Access a well-furnished kitchen to prepare warm and delicious meals. Begin your morning on the deck that overlooks the garden and sip on a cup of hot coffee. Enjoy preparing savory barbecue delicacies on the barbecue grill outdoors as you unwind after the sun sets.

Boutique countryside cabin
293 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well equipped and i enjoyed making use of the coffee machine
the furnishings are comfortable yet chic and stylish
inside is lovely with everything you need including a coffee machine amazing power shower bath and sky tv
great touches such as the sky q package nice sized tv hairdryer/straighteners coffee machine and much more
lovely clean and spacious lodge with a great outdoor space which our dog thoroughly enjoyed
tranquil clean and comfortable
the rooms were very clean and plenty of towels which is uncommon
everywhere was clean and tidy on arrival
well equipped and very clean
host was very welcoming and made us feel at home
host was very friendly
hosts were helpful and quick with responses when i messaged
everyone is so friendly & helpful
gemma was a fabulous host
there’s a pub close by that’s a 20 minute walk the walk on the way was beautiful
it’s set in a beautiful rural location but with shops and a village pub a short drive away
gemma’s place is absolutely gorgeous it’s in a very private location ideal for a quiet weekend away
near some beautiful scenery if you want to go for a walk
great quiet location with some lovely local walks
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2. Beautiful yurt with private hot tub (from USD 246)

Stay in an elegant yurt and book this tastefully decorated Airbnb rental during your vacation in Essex. Set strategically overlooking Lily Lake, this beautiful Mongolian yurt beckons you to unwind with your beloved spouse in its beautiful setting. Soak in the rejuvenating waters of the hot tub and drive away all your stress. Spend evenings outdoors by sitting around the fire pit with your beloved better half, sharing campfire stories, and roasting delicious barbecue delicacies on the gas barbecue grill. At night, delight your spouse by illuminating solar lights as candles and enjoy a candle-lit dinner. Take time out to enjoy the fun of ice skating at the rink in Chelmsford.

Lily Lake Yurt with private hot tub set by lake
Hatfield Peverel, Essex, United Kingdom
173 reviews Superhost
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outside there is also a bbq kitchen area which is great
everything was very clean and well cared for
everything was well stocked and very clean
the most amazing hosts and place
great pubs nearby and brilliant hosts
the hosts have thought of everything you could possibly need down to the smallest thoughtful detail
they were courteous and were extremely kind
sue is always present if any help is needed and was an awesome host
idyllic location beautiful and unique accommodation
beautiful location and we had a lovely stay
definitely recommend this unique place
if you need a break from it all this place is perfect
stunning location loved our stay and will definitely be back again
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3. Well-designed shepherd’s hut on a farm (from USD 141)

If you wish to experience a countryside stay amid a farm, choose to unwind in this shepherd’s hut during your holidays in Essex. Based on a picturesque glade adjacent to a brook, the lovely dwelling boasts luxurious interiors with modern furnishings such as a fire pit barbecue and wood-fired hot tub. It is ideal for a cozy stay of a solo traveler or a couple. Cook warm and healthy meals in its compact kitchen, and satisfy your craving for pizza by preparing one in the authentic pizza oven in the outdoor kitchen. Tour through market town Saffron Walden, which is just 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.

Fosters meadow shepherds hut
Essex, England, United Kingdom
184 reviews Superhost
Shepherd's hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the hut is beautiful and spotlessly clean
clean well equipped stylish and charming xx
it’s spotlessly clean so cosy and feels luxurious despite its small stature
very clean great use of the space as it doesn’t feel small at all
everything was clean and it's very warm even if you are out of season
highly recommend great host
trevor was a fantastic host and he made us feel really welcome
fantastic hosts every little detail thought off
the hosts could not have been more helpful
trevor and beverley were great hosts
amazing stay great location and wonderful experience
cosy and cute place to stay
perfect peaceful location but close to beautiful villages with pubs etc
we loved the hut and the location was perfect
in a great location in regards to visiting local towns or going for walks nearby
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4. Lavish retreat with private courtyard (from USD 261)

Reconnect with nature by choosing to stay in this luxurious abode and make your excursion in Essex memorable. Step in the warm waters of the outdoor hot tub and rejuvenate your mind and body after a day-long expedition. Plan your itinerary by accessing the web while you relax indoors. Follow the footpaths that lead you to the 22-acre (8.9-hectare) farm and enjoy a pleasant encounter with farm animals such as alpacas, chickens, peacocks, pygmy goats, donkeys, horses, and others. Visit the town Colchester, which is just 10 minutes away.

The Stables
Great Horkesley, England, United Kingdom
424 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
safe parking and fast wifi
i really enjoyed the jacuzzi bath and the mirror that plays music in the bathroom
lots of extras like toilet roll towels fully working kitchen big fridge & washing machine
really clean and everything you needed was there
spotlessly clean and the treats left were a lovely touch
very clean and suitable for families
fantastic clean well equipped cottage
spotlessly clean accommodation with everything you could ask for they have thought of everything
kristina was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions
host is also super friendly
great hosts and happy to help with anything and everything
hosts were super responsive whenever we needed so that was perfect
lovely location really friendly hosts and neighbours
great little place located on such a cute farm
great place in a lovely location
amazing location with amazing facilities
beautiful location and place to stay
beautiful properly in a lovely location
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5. Charming haven with a well-lit interior (from USD 124)

Make your holidays in Essex memorable and relaxing by reserving this lovely abode for a stay. It can accommodate up to four people. Decorative brick walls and exposed beams adorn the interiors of the home. Try your cooking skills in the full kitchen and please your family with warm and delicious meals. Step in the beautiful sunny courtyard and be delighted at the sight of multi-hued flowers. Have a great time playing with your furry friend outdoors, as the vacation rental is pet-friendly.

Tour the Suffolk Coastline From a Renovated Barn
Thorrington, England, United Kingdom
92 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Barn 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a beautifully designed and furnished space and extremely comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches
the extra touches - breakfast bottle of wine and lovely fresh cut flowers was really nice
it has been equipped to an extremely high standard and we were very comfortable
we had a very comfortable stay
exceptionally clean and comfortable
clean stylish spacious and welcoming
the place was spotless and looked so so good
still managed to get clean
it was spotless and really well prepared for us when we got there
the hosts made us feel really welcome and were really helpful
can’t rate this accommodation and the lovely hosts enough
charming hosts and we would go back
robin and his family are such excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome
robin and caroline and their daughter lily were excellent hosts
lovely spacious place conveniently located 7 min from the sea
robin's place is conveniently located and he gave us detailed directions which made finding it really easy
bus service very good as we tend not to drive much on holiday
such a lovely stay beautiful place would definitely come back:)
a very comfortable and well appointed place to stay
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6. Luxurious lodge for two (from USD 152)

If you are an adventurer or a couple planning to explore Essex, opting to stay in this lavish lodge can offer you the ultimate comfort. The tastefully decorated abode is ideal for two and boasts an elegant sauna to rejuvenate your mind and body. Start your day by devouring savory breakfast on the patio, and relax near the fire pit in the evening as you admire the sweeping views of the sunset. Reconnect with nature by having a stroll in the sprawling garden, and be pleased to meet two friendly Cocker Spaniels.

The Old Schoolhouse Lodge
Witham, England, United Kingdom
235 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Barn 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful breakfast set up along with tea coffee and sugar
lovely view private space parking facilities good too
great array of breakfast choices and thoughtful touches
it’s a lovely space nicely done with great views and facilities
gorgeous views and great facilities in the lodge itself
i loved the big space and how clean it really was
super clean and a lovely space for a couple of nights
the place was gorgeous and absolutely spotless
the lodge was decorated well and very clean
the lodge was beautiful and very clean the sauna was amazing and such a great idea
the hosts were lovely caring and helpful
great hosts and really accommodating
fantastic accommodation and wonderful hosts
lovely hosts really easy to communicate with
the host was very welcoming and made sure we had everything when we arrived
ideal location if you have an event at braxted park
gorgeous lodge in a countryside location
close proximity to central witham and braintree (freeport is great for shopping)
beautiful location everything explained easily with recommendations
the old school house is a beautiful hidden location to escape from the noisy and hectic city of london
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7. Bright studio with lush green countryside views (from USD 84)

Experience the tranquillity away from the bustling city life by relaxing in this elegant sanctuary when touring through Essex. The abode is ideal for couples, and it also features a room for a kid. Start your day with a savory continental breakfast on the outdoor patio, and take in beautiful views of the surrounding courtyard. Have a stroll on the scenic garden boasting picturesque views of open farmland and fruit trees.

The Vinery
Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
161 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really really nice space - spacious cottage very comfortable bed well equipped kitchen and complete privacy
also a fantastic breakfast was included too
very comfy bed very clean and great views outside
very cute space which was clean and tidy throughout
lovely place quiet and clean
spacious and beautifully clean parking outside the front door
the place is sparkling clean fresh well stocked and designed
helen is a great host
lovely space for two helen is a wonderful host who greeted us on arrival
beautiful and quaint helen is a fantastic host
helen is a great host and very helpful at all times
helen is a fantastic host provided everything we needed from clear directions to pub recommendation
a charming place located in beautiful surroundings
fantastic dog friendly location close to a pub and an interesting town
perfect location with beautiful surroundings and a bar & grill 2 doors away
the vinery is so relaxing comfortable and a lovely place to spend time
great place we will be using again
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8. Lovely cottage for two (from USD 122)

If you are looking for a cozy cottage for your trip to Essex, consider this lavish abode. Set in the center of the North Essex countryside, it helps you reconnect with nature and explore beautiful surroundings during your holidays. Access the fully stocked kitchen to prepare your favorite delicacies at your pace and eat them leisurely at the dining table. Make sure you visit historic Saffron Walden, which is just 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.

The Nook, Clavering
Clavering, England, United Kingdom
145 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a proper sized bed and a nice private deck out the back too
my husband and i spent 2 nights here and were happy to use the free wifi and netflicks
the bed is extremely comfortable
we had everything we needed and more great location beautiful view over looking the fields and comfortable accommodation
all things delicious placed in the kitchen for our breakfast
a very clean and comfortable stay
really nice modern and clean cottage
the nook provided a lovely clean and cosy place to stay whilst visiting family in the area
it had everything you could need and was extremely clean and comfortable
was lovely place to stay clean tidy will be going back
rachel was an excellent host
rachel was a truly faultless host
rachel an amazing host as well
rachel is the perfect host - welcoming helpful but unobtrusive
rachel is an excellent host who clearly goes the extra mile for her guests
great location and within a short drive to the local town
we highly recommend this location
excellent location and a wonderful place to stay
amazing scenic walks adorn this location and saffron walden and cambridge are close drives away for further exploring
it’s a fantastic house in a great location
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9. Newly renovated guesthouse in the countryside (from USD 80)

Feel relaxed in this spacious, brightly illuminated studio next to a period farm cottage during your vacations in Essex. The guesthouse is ideal for a solo explorer or a couple. Its well-furnished kitchen features a breakfast bar that beckons you to enjoy delicious breakfast every morning. Snuggle up in a warm blanket and read your favorite book. You can also stream a good movie on the television as you sit back in the lounge area.

Renovated Stables in Saffron Walden Countryside
Wimbish, England, United Kingdom
60 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
every detail had been thought of to make our stay comfortable; the lighting furnishings layout the scent the products
lovely space clean and well thought out
very nice place to have a stay very beautiful clean and well-equipped
great place to sta before our flight from stansted
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10. Lovely abode with serene garden

Whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a week-long break, this tastefully decorated self-contained annex greets you to unwind. The elegant home is ideal for a solo explorer or a couple to rest their weary feet when touring through Essex. The well-maintained landscaped garden adorns the beauty of the charming abode. Commence your day by enjoying a fresh and delicious breakfast in the cozy seating in the beautiful outdoor garden. Watch a good movie as you sit back in the living room.

Self contained annex
Essex, England, United Kingdom
130 reviews
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super shower and extremely comfortable mattress / bed
the annex was as described and had everything needed for a comfortable stay
as others have already commented the only improvement would be some sort of small table to eat from
a really good space with comfortable bed/furniture cooking facilities and very easy to get to
host kindly provided us with an iron and ironing board on request
very clean and comfortable accommodation
sparkling clean stylish and comfortable
the place was lovely clean and comfortable
very clean and karen was very welcoming
great place to stay clean and well presented
wonderful annex and a fantastic host
the host is lovely and very helpful
the hosts were very friendly and helpful
such a great host and place
karen is the perfect host
perfect location and very peaceful
peaceful location with easy parking
nice place well located for shopping centre very peacefull
great location for exploring the local surroundings
lovely place to stay and location is great
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Explore serene countryside in comfort

Essex is indeed a haven for nature lovers, and staying in a cozy accommodation will help you reconnect with nature. So, pack your bags and head out for a rejuvenating vacation by booking one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Essex, UK.

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