The best self-catering in Colchester
There’s nothing that affords you the winning combination of comfort and freedom like a good self-catering break and you’ll find a wide variety of options around the town to suit all tastes.
Whether you’re looking for urban accommodation within walking distance of the town centre, or prefer to lose yourself in the idyllic countryside there are several fantastic self-catering properties in the local area.
Spreading the entire width and breadth of Colchester and the surrounding area there is a huge choice when it comes to the location of our self-catering properties. You may want to position yourself in the historic centre of town – perfect for leisure or business, and within easy reach of all the major transport routes, or perhaps you would prefer to wake up with an area of outstanding natural beauty on your doorstep by locating near the picturesque Dedham Vale.
Perhaps a coastal break is more your thing and you are looking for somewhere to stay in the South east of the borough and out towards the coastal resorts of Clacton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze and Frinton-on-Sea. Alternatively you could head westwards and head to the villages of Earls Colne, Wakes Colne and Feering in the Colne Valley.
Of course, self-catering no longer means you’ll be slumming it either. If the properties themselves, located in luxury barns, lodges and cottages, aren’t enough to whet your appetite you will be able to find many additional facilities that you are able to take advantage of.
A dip in the pool or hot-tub perhaps? Discounted golf and spa days, private estates, gym facilities and even Glamping Pods are all on offer and will help to enhance what we are sure will be a memorable break in Colchester.
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Scroll through the properties on the right to explore our top recommendations for self-catering accommodation in Colchester, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for please get in touch and our team will try to point you in the right direction.
Five cottages with 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms, to the east of Colchester and 2 miles from the University. Four are on ground level and well equipped. Electricity, linen, towels & Wi-Fi included. Seasonal outdoor heated pool, laundry & games room.
Peaceful, rural location on a working farm with views over fields. Comfortably furnished to high standard. 4 miles from Colchester. Close to Abberton Reservoir & Zoo. Convenient for Mersea Island, Layer Marney Tower & Beth Chatto Gardens.
A 3 Star Gold well-located self-catering bungalow, in village near historic Colchester, countryside views. Ideal for relaxing, cultural breaks and business visitors.
The Cart Lodge sleeps up to 12. Stable Cottage sleeps up to 7. Walking and cycling nearby, fishing reservoir, nature reserves and bird watching. Excellent family base for Essex and Suffolk Coastline, countryside and tourist attractions.
Enjoy the luxury of your own self-catering holiday lodge surrounded by a 500 acre estate in the tranquil beauty of the Colne Valley; complete with your own private hot tub!
Heavily timbered converted Essex barn for two people in a quiet rural location. Four Star Gold ground floor accommodation with private garden. Ideal for touring or a restful break. Convenient for Colchester, Lavenham and the coast.
4 star cottage on working farm. 2 miles from seafront/ beaches, excellent base for bird watching & exploring the Essex Coast. Close to Beth Chatto gardens & Constable Country. Equipped to a high standard
4* self-catering accommodation, a 15 minute walk from Colchester town centre, perfect for leisure or business with parking.
Restored 15th Century cottage in a village conservation area, ideal base for a relaxing break away from the hustle & bustle of city life.
The luxurious Stoke by Nayland Country Lodges are located on the fringe of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa. There are 10 self-catered lodges in total - all with floor-to-ceiling windows and wraparound balconies.
The Colchester accommodation listed on this website is not exhaustive. It comprises establishments which have chosen to advertise.
Descriptions have been provided by each individual proprietor. Colchester Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions which the listing may contain, and does not give any warranty of any kind in respect of the establishments referred to in the list.