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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Chelmsford?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 211 vacation rentals near Chelmsford. From 83 Houses to 71 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chelmsford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chelmsford:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich: 7,328 vacation rentals
  • Woolwich: 64 vacation rentals
  • Wilmington: 535 vacation rentals
  • North Woolwich: 60 vacation rentals
  • Westcliff-on-Sea: 17 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Chelmsford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chelmsford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hylands House and Park: 313 vacation rentals
  • Chelmsford Althorne Station: 326 vacation rentals
  • Chelmsford Station: 282 vacation rentals
  • Chelmsford Cathedral: 294 vacation rentals
  • Wickford Hatfield Peverel Station: 296 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chelmsford?

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

  • Condos/Apartments: 71 rentals available
  • Cottages: 22 rentals available
  • Studios: 72 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chelmsford?

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

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