Essex Bed & Breakfasts Guide

recommended B&Bs and guest houses in Essex


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tucked away in peaceful countryside on the fringes of Wickford and offers a relaxed stay in boutique style rooms that are well-appointed

Laurels

Felsted

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a warm welcome awaits at this family run guest house offering smart, modern rooms, within easy reach of Leez Priory, wedding venue

Poplars Farmhouse B&B

Stoke-by-Nayland

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nestled in the quiet Essex countryside, the farmhouse accommodation boasts comfortable rooms and a dining room with an open fireplace

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a comfortable accommodation with a private patio for each room and ideally located if attending a function at Gosfield Hall

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a warm welcome awaits at this boutique guest house with a pretty Victorian frontage and featuring smart, comfortable rooms

Hedingham Old Pottery

Castle Hedingam

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large, red brick village house offering airy bedrooms decorated with light, natural tones and a pretty rear garden; close to the Norman castle

Baye House

Colchester

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a period property in the historic Dutch Quarter, with many original features, this friendly guest house provides comfy, eclectic style rooms

Channels Lodge

Little Waltham

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a 15th century Tudor property featuring exposed beams, set alongside modern comforts, and surrounded by 30 acres of golf course

Suenos Guest House

Southend on Sea

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start the day with an award-winning breakfast at this sophisticated guest house, it also offers a lounge with honesty bar and a terrace with views

The Flitch of Bacon

Little Dunmow

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smart, welcoming inn offering well appointed, stylish rooms and priding themselves on the use of local produce in their michelin star cooking

The Rose & Crown

Thorpe-le-Soken

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with recently refurbished accommodation, this welcoming inn offers modern, light and airy rooms in a picturesque setting

The Jasmine Room

Great Bentley

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spoil yourself at this quintessentially, English country cottage guest house with comfortable, well appointed accommodation

Ilfracombe House

Southend-on-Sea

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close to Cliffs Pavilion, the Cliff Gardens and a short walk from the town centre, this welcoming, traditional seaside guest house is well-placed

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dating back to the fifteenth century, a period inn that has been sympathetically modernised to provide, smart well appointed rooms

The Compasses

Littley Green

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relax in well-appointed rooms at this delightful village pub surrounded by good walking and cycling routes

Hanson House

Heybridge

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rest in a well-presented room in a purpose built annex of this guesthouse situated a 5-minute drive from the centre of Maldon

The Lakeside

Redbridge

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this welcoming guest house is set in a residential area and provides comfortable, modern rooms with a well appointed kitchen for guests' use

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charming house with a modern country house feel; relax with a game of tennis, a dip in the heated outdoor pool or a pampering spa treatment

Angel Inn

Stoke-by-Nayland

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a refurbished, 16th Century coaching inn boasting individually styled, elegant rooms and an oak beamed bar stocked with regional beers

Corner House

Little Dunmow

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escape to this chic, well appointed guest house and enjoy breakfast at your leisure in your room or al fresco in the warmer months

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