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 110 holiday lettings around Braintree. From 35 flats & apartments to 32 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Braintree?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Braintree:

  • Redbridge: 87 holiday homes
  • Havering: 40 holiday homes
  • Arbury: 57 holiday homes
  • Cambridge City Centre: 95 holiday homes
  • Brooklands: 24 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Braintree? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Braintree. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Braintree Cressing Station: 239 holiday lettings
  • Braintree Freeport Station: 248 holiday lettings
  • Braintree Station: 240 holiday lettings
  • Braintree Public Gardens: 239 holiday lettings
  • Great Notley Country Park: 230 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Braintree listed on 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 Flats in Braintree?

Yes, of course. offers 35 Flats in Braintree. Our other popular types of Braintree holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 32 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 21 self catering accommodations
  • Bed & breakfasts: 4 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 Braintree?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Braintree. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.