Essex Holidays – Accommodation and Places to Stay in Essex I Cool Places


Essex is one of England's most historic counties, once part of an ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom but settled long before that – with Colchester being arguably Britain's oldest town, settled for well over 2,000 years. Londoners have always come to the Essex seaside for high days and holidays, and Southend-on-Sea is doing its best to shake off its more traditional airs and present a more contemporary coastal outlook. Away from the sea, the big skies and open spaces of the Essex countryside – particularly Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley – inspired one the the UK's most famous painters, and 'Constable Country' as it's known still boasts the thatched villages, lush farmland and riverside meadows of yesteryear. Many places in Essex are an easy day trip from London, but stay the night and soak up the atmosphere – hotels in Essex are many and varied, whether it's a boutique seaside hotel in Southend, a cosy village inn with a great restaurant, or a country house hotel in the depths of the countryside.

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What Customers say about Cool Places

Everything I needed for a stay

I'm already looking forward to going again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. It definitely deserves a five star rating!

Nathan, Verified Customer

6 out of 5!!!!

This place was amazing… I could not recommend this place enough, I’ll be singing their praise for many years to come and we are going to book again soon.

Barbara, Verified Customer

Easy to navigate

Great site that offers a really broad range of places to stay across the UK. Easy to navigate and book holidays.

Patrick, Verified Customer

Such a great variety of properties

Found this website when looking to book a staycation for later in the year. Such a great variety of properties and the website is really easy to use. Already shared with my family and friends.

CT, Verified Customer

Great, simple, straightforward

Great, simple and straightforward. I will definitely be using Cool Places again.

SM, Verified Customer