Destination guide

Cosy Thaxted will entice you

The area's churches and culture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Thaxted. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travellers with its bars and restaurants. Audley End House and Chelmsford City Racecourse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Thaxted

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Thaxted a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bishop's Stortford Golf Club (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Towerlands Park Golf Course (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Ash Valley Golf Club (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Thaxted

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Thaxted is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Common (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Bridge End Gardens (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Hatfield Forest (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Braintree Public Gardens (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Clare Castle Country Park (13.1 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Wandlebury Country Park (15.6 mi / 25 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Thaxted

Fly into London (STN-Stansted), the closest airport, located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Cambridge (CBG), which is 19 mi (30.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Thaxted?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 40 holiday lettings near Thaxted. From 2 Houses to 6 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Thaxted for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Thaxted?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Thaxted. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Newmarket Racecourse: 367 holiday lettings
  • Audley End House: 331 holiday lettings
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford: 324 holiday lettings
  • Sawston Hall: 320 holiday lettings
  • Sidney Sussex College: 321 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Thaxted listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Thaxted?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2 Houses in Thaxted. Our other popular types of Thaxted holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 14 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Thaxted?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Thaxted. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.