Relax in Cottages with Hot Tubs in Essex
Essex is a haven for tourists, boasting over 14,000 listed buildings. It also has of castles, priories, abbeys, amusement and theme parks, theatres, zoos, forests, museums in fact you will be spoilt for choice for things to do and see during your hot tub cottage holiday in this county.
Located on the north-east edge of Greater London, getting around Essex will not be difficult as a large part of it lies within the London Commuter Belt, that does not mean that you will feel part of the hustle and bustle of the city though, Essex only has 1 city and some parts are extremely rural and secluded, perfect for a relaxing break in a holiday home with your own private hot tub.
Our recommended cottages and lodges with hot tubs cater for everyone, whether you are spending time with friends, planning the annual family holiday or want a dream romantic weekend for two you are guaranteed to find the perfect accommodation, we also have disabled access properties and pet friendly hot tub cottages too.
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So, you have no excuse not to take the kids to that summer holiday you have postponed for so long, take your partner on a romantic break or just get away from the stresses of work and everyday life. Everything you would expect from a hotel at a fraction of the cost with the added bonus of privacy and a relaxing jacuzzi so you can spend your evenings in the soothing warm water with or without a glass of bubbly in hand gazing at the stars.
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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Essex
Listed below are the some of the best attractions in Essex for you to consider, of course being a stone's throw from London the possibilities are endless when it comes to places to visit, but here are some of the county's best:
1. Adventure Island
Located on Southend-on-Sea's golden mile, this amusement park is a great family day out. With 32 rides, including thrilling roller coasters and more there is plenty to do and see. Discover marine-life from all over the world in 40 exciting displays at Sea Life Adventure, try to get a hole in one at Adventure Golf, Speed round the track in the Formula A1 Karting. The indoor soft play is perfect for the little ones and with plenty of places to eat and drink you are guaranteed a fun day out.
2. Colchester Zoo
Cochester Zoo opened in 1963 and is home to over 260 species including wolves, elephants, bears and tigers. Have you ever held a hissing cockroach or giant African snail? Well you can in the discovery centre, ride the lost Madagasgar train or let the kids run wild in the adventure play areas. For a special occasion book one of the amazing animal experiences or be a keeper for the day. There is so much to do at this premier attraction you will be spoilt for choice.
3. Southend Pier
The longest plaesure pier in the world Southend Pier stretches over a mile into the Thames Estuary, it even has its own train. If you prefer to take a leisurely stroll to the end you will find Southend Pier Museum, a popular cafe and some of the most breathtaking views you will ever see.
4. RHS Garden Hyde Hall
This garden sits on a 300-acre property in Chelmsford in the heart of Essex, one 4 gardens that are run by the Royal Horticulture Society. One of the finest gardens in the East of England, set among rolling hills it offers beautiful views over the surrounding landscape, take a stroll through the enchanting woodland, enjoy a picnic, even fly a kite, there is no better way to spend a warm summer's day.
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5. Tropical Wings Zoo
One of the best tropical houses in the UK, if you are travelling with the kids, you can't beat Tropical Wings Zoo. Among its attractions are; a tropical house with colourful butterflies and free-flying birds, children's play area, petting zoo and Wallaby Walk to name a few. Why not try being a keeper for a day with one of the amazing animal experiences on offer? The attraction also plays host to some exciting events throughout the year.
6. Colchester Castle
This Grade I listed building is renowned for having the largest surviving keep in Europe. One and a half times larger than the White Tower at the Tower of London. Building began in the 11th century and it sits on the ruins of the Roman Temple of Claudius, with collections of Neolithic pottery, and the Fenwick Hoard, among others a visit here takes you on a journey through 2000 years of history.
7. Thorpe Bay
This popular location is situated 4 miles east of Southend. It features a shopping area known as “The Broadway”, a blue flag beach with quaint beach huts and plenty of water sports on offer, including kayaking, windsurfing and sailing, there is also a golf course. Visit at sunset for spectacular views, perfect for those staying at a cottage with hot tub on a romantic break.
8. Hylands House and Parkland
This Neo-Classical mansion set in Hylands park is a Grade 2 listed building, which offers plenty to do and see for all the family; Guided tours of the house, various walks around the parkland, a variety of period styled gardens, the One World Garden, designed especially for kids, stables where you can meet the horses and an adventure play area all combine to make this a cracking day out.
9. Layer Marney Tower
A beautiful red-brick Tudor mansion, it has the tallest Tudor Gatehouse in England, and sits in extensive formal gardens and parkland, with superb views across the Blackwater Estuary. Used as a film location for many films and regarded as one of the most haunted properties in the UK, this estate offers tours of the house where you can view the panelled rooms and long gallery, however, the real selling point of Layer Marney Tower are the grounds perfect for a leisurely stroll.
10. Rayleigh Windmill
This award-winning educational and tourist attraction is over 200 years old. Volunteers conduct guided tours and it is home to a museum and exhibition area. dress up in costume, learn how the windmill operated or have a go at the quiz in the museum for something a bit different whatever the weather Rayleigh Windmill is definitely worth a visit.
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