Destination guide

The friendly area of Braintree awaits your stay

The forests and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Braintree. Well known for its bars, coffee shops and golfing, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Braintree

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Braintree has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Colchester Zoo (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Towerlands Park Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Benton Hall Golf and Country Club (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Warren Golf Club (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Bishop's Stortford Golf Club (14.3 mi / 23 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Braintree

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Braintree is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Braintree Public Gardens (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Clare Castle Country Park (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Hatfield Forest (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • The Common (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Bridge End Gardens (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Abberton Reservoir (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Braintree

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Cambridge (CBG), which is 24.7 mi (39.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Braintree Station, Braintree Freeport Station and Braintree Cressing Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Braintree?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 140 holiday lettings around Braintree. From 36 flats & apartments to 55 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Braintree?

There's nothing that compares to the refreshing silence of rural living. No rumbling trucks and buses or car alarms screaming. Just you and the peace and quiet of the countryside! HomeAway has 36 rural getaway properties in this destination. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has plenty more options, including:

  • 16 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 7 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 6 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Braintree?

If you want to live like a local and love having lots of room to move, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 45 houses available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £60 per night. Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 38 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £120 per night.
  • Cottage: 32 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £76 per night.
  • Hotel: 30 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £37 per night.

Can I stay in Braintree in a large group?

There's nothing better than reuniting with old friends or spending a few nights with your beloved relatives in a sensational new place. And the best thing, HomeAway has options big enough for the whole crew. Apartment holiday rentals are the favourite choice for large groups of visitors, with 15 available here. If you are hoping to stay in a large group, the property options that are suitable for you include:

  • On the hunt for rentals that can fit 6 of you? We have 36 that will fit the bill. Prices start from £105 per night.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 5 people? We have 15 that will suit. You can get one for as low as £74 a night.
  • Seeking out rentals suitable for 8 people? You'll be delighted to know we have 4 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as £204 a night.

You and your posse will be well looked after when you book your Braintree getaway through us!