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Houses & Properties to Rent in Colchester

Colchester is a vibrant town in the heart of Essex, providing a thriving community and excellent transport links to London and beyond. If you're looking for a place to rent in Colchester, we can help you find the perfect property to suit your wants and your needs.

Our extensive selection of properties includes everything from cosy flats to spacious family homes, ensuring that we have something for everyone. Whether you're a student, an individual, or a family, we can help you find the right property to call home.

Why Choose Colchester?

Colchester is a fantastic place to live, offering a unique blend of urban and rural living. With its lively town centre and excellent amenities, including a range of restaurants, cafes, and shops, there's always something to see and do.

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Colchester has plenty to offer. With parks and open spaces, including the stunning Castle Park and Highwoods Country Park, you'll never be far from nature. And with the coast just a short drive away, you can enjoy the beauty of the seaside whenever you like.

In addition to its natural beauty, Colchester is also home to a range of excellent schools, including some of the top-performing state and private schools in the country. And with the University of Essex located just outside the town centre, there are plenty of opportunities for further education and professional development.

Benefits of Living In Colchester

Colchester offers a range of benefits that make it an attractive place to live. Its rich history dating back over 2,000 years, combined with a vibrant arts and culture scene, excellent shopping and dining options, and ample green spaces, provide residents with a diverse and engaging lifestyle.

Properties to Rent in Colchester

We have a wide range of properties available to rent in Colchester, from one-bedroom flats to spacious family homes. Our team of experienced property professionals will work with you to find the perfect property to meet your needs and budget.

Our selection of properties includes everything from modern apartments to traditional houses, and we have properties available in all areas of Colchester, including the town centre, surrounding villages, and nearby countryside.

If you're looking for a property to rent in Colchester, we can help you find the right home for you. Contact us today to find out more about our range of properties and to arrange a viewing. Your search for accommodation begins here.

Primary & junior schools in Colchester

Hamilton Primary School (State)
(Ages 4-11) Constantine Road, Colchester, CO3 3GB 01206 572362
Colchester High School (Independent)
(Ages 3-16) Wellesley Road, Colchester, CO3 3HD 01206 573389
Oxford House School (Independent)
(Ages 2-11) 2-4 Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3NE 01206 576686
St Mary's School (Independent)
(Ages 4-16) 91 Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3RB 01206 572544
Kingswode Hoe School (State)
(Ages 5-16) Sussex Road, Colchester, CO3 3QJ 01206 576408
St John's Green Primary School (State)
(Ages 5-11) St John's Green, Colchester, CO2 7HE 01206 573457

Secondary schools in Colchester

Colchester Royal Grammar School (State)
(Ages 11-18) Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3ND 01206 509100
Colchester High School (Independent)
(Ages 3-16) Wellesley Road, Colchester, CO3 3HD 01206 573389
St Benedict's Catholic College (state)
(Ages 11-16) Norman Way, Colchester, CO3 3US 01206 549222
Colchester County High School for Girls (State)
(Ages 11-18) Norman Way, Colchester, CO3 3US 01206 576973
St Mary's School (Independent)
(Ages 4-16) 91 Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3RB 01206 572544
Philip Morant School and College (State)
(Ages 11-18) Rembrandt Way, Colchester, CO3 4QS 01206 545222

Doctors surgeries in Colchester

The Surgery
2 Portland Road, Colchester, CO2 7EH 01206 369936
The East Hill Surgery
78 East Hill, Colchester, CO1 2RW 01206 866133
North Hill Surgery
18 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1DZ 01206 578070
Creffield Road Surgery
19 Creffield Road, Colchester, CO3 3HZ 01206 570371
Wimpole Road Surgery
52 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DL 01206 794794
North Colchester Healthcare Centre
Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JR 01206 286510

Dentists in Colchester

Dental Health Care
12 Queen Street, Colchester, CO1 2PJ 01206 576117
The Smile Clinic
39 St Botolphs Street, Colchester, CO2 7EA 01206 767471
Flagstaff Dental Surgery
1 Flagstaff Road, Colchester, CO2 7SP 01206 766266
North Hill Dental Care
65a North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PX 01206 560318
North Hill Dental Surgery
46 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY 01206 577912
Creffield Lodge Dental Practice
20 Creffield Road, Colchester, CO3 3JA 01206 572093

Supermarkets in or near Colchester

Iceland Foods
25-26 St Johns Walk, Colchester, CO2 7AL 01206 563392
96 The Commons, Colchester, CO3 4NW 01206 575390
11-14 Priory Walk, Colchester, CO1 1LG 01206 570289

Entertainment in Colchester

Colchester Zoo
Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL 01206 331292
13 Moorside, Colchester, CO1 2TJ 01206 868868
Go Bananas
9-10 Maldon Road, Colchester, CO1 1BX 01206 761762

Gyms, health & fitness clubs in Colchester

LA Fitness
North Station, Clarendon Way, Colchester, CO1 1XF 08431 701045
Aqua Springs
Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, CO1 1YH 01206 282100
Fitness First
Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU 08445 712845

Transport Links

One of the main advantages of living in Colchester is its excellent transport links. With a mainline railway station offering direct services to London Liverpool Street in as little as 50 minutes, commuting to the capital has never been easier. And with the A12 and A120 offering quick and easy access to the M25 and M11, getting around the region by car is just as convenient.

Rail - Colchester to London by train

Nearest Train Stations

Colchester [COL] & Colchester town [CET]


London Terminal

London Liverpool Street [LST]


Journey Time

53 minutes direct

1 hour 5 minutes *


Running intervals - around 7.30am

3-5 minutes


Annual season ticket price to London Terminals

taken during August 2018 for standard class adult season ticket

£5,104 (£6,232 if travelling into zones 1-6)

Calling at:

Kelvedon [KEL] *

Witham [WTM]*

Chelmsford [CHM]*

Shenfield [SNF]*

Stratford (London) [SRA]*

London Liverpool Street [LST]*


Train times taken from:

National Rail Enquiries - trains from Colchester - weekdays at 7.30am


For current prices use:

National Rail Season Ticket Calculator

Road - driving distances from Colchester to:

Major Roads

A12 (junctions 26-29) 1-3 miles

M25 (junction 28) 40 miles via the A12 or 48 via the M11

M11 (junction 8) 35 miles via the M120

A127 36 miles via the A12 & A130


A130 26 miles via the A12

A414 26 miles via the A12

A120 1-6 miles

A14 14 miles via the A12


Other Towns & Cities

Central London 60 miles via the A12 & A11

Braintree 18 miles via the A120

Brentwood 37.5 miles via the A12

Chelmsford 24.5 miles via the A12

Clacton-on-Sea 18 miles via the A120 & A133



Felixstowe 28 miles via the A12 & A14

Harwich 19.5 miles via the A120

Ipswich 17 miles via the A12

Sudbury 16 miles via the B1508 or A134

Southend 42 miles via the A12, A130 & A127



Stansted Airport 33 miles via the A120

London City Airport 53 miles via the A12 & A406

Gatwick Airport 87 miles via the A12, M25 & M23



Heathrow Airport 81 miles via the A12, A406 & M4

Southend Airport 42 miles via the A12, A130 & A127

Luton Airport 85 miles via the A12, M25 & M1 or A120

Properties to Buy near Colchester, Essex

3 bed terraced house for sale in Colchester

Colchester, Essex, CO1

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Colchester, Essex, CO1

Properties for Rent near Colchester, Essex

2 bed apartment to let in Colchester

Oxford Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3
£1,200 PCM