Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Chelmsford

Come and experience Chelmsford and its cathedral, monuments and festivals. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the bars, gardens and parks. Kelvedon Hatch and Southend Pier are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Chelmsford

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Chelmsford has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Southend Pier (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Colchester Zoo (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Warren Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Stock Brook Country Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Benton Hall Golf and Country Club (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Chelmsford

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Chelmsford is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • South Park (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Norsey Woods (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Braintree Public Gardens (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Hockley Woods (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Wat Tyler Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Hatfield Forest (13 mi / 20.9 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Chelmsford

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (SEN-Southend), which is 15.1 mi (24.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Chelmsford Station, Wickford Hatfield Peverel Station and Chelmsford South Woodham Ferrers Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Chelmsford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 209 holiday lettings near Chelmsford. From 83 Houses to 70 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Chelmsford is on HomeAway.

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

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 Chelmsford:

  • Westcliff-on-Sea: 16 holiday homes
  • Woolwich: 63 holiday homes
  • Glyndon: 47 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Bromley: 64 holiday homes
  • London Borough of Havering: 34 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 Chelmsford?

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

  • Melbourne Stadium: 261 holiday lettings
  • Chelmsford North Fambridge Station: 238 holiday lettings
  • Chelmsford Cathedral: 287 holiday lettings
  • Chelmsford Althorne Station: 325 holiday lettings
  • Chelmsford Station: 280 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 83 Houses in Chelmsford. Our other popular types of Chelmsford holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 70 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 71 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Chelmsford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Chelmsford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.