The County Hotel

“Discover a welcoming hotel offering a fine mix of classic and contemporary.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

Chelmsford, Essex

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A short walk from the rail and bus stations, and ten minutes from the city centre, the elegant County Hotel has an award-winning restaurant and bar, comfortable bedrooms, and banqueting and conference rooms. Enjoy a relaxing drink on the south-facing terrace. Chelmsford Museum, the Essex County Cricket Club, Riverside Ice and Leisure, and Chelmsford Cathedral are all within walking distance.

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AA 4 Star Hotel
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VisitEngland 4 Star Hotel
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ROSE Award
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The County Hotel
29 Rainsford Road, CHELMSFORD, Essex, CM1 2PZ

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 50
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Hearing loop installed
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 60
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £90
  • Double room, minimum price: £100
Weddings
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover Essex

Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.

Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore: 

  • the great Waltham Abbey
  • Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
  • the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
  • Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.

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