Destination guide

Travel to friendly Stansted

Learn about the unique charm of Stansted with a stay in a private vacation home. Travelers like the restaurants, bars and sporting events in this welcoming and trendy city. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Stansted

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Stansted has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bishop's Stortford Golf Club (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Ash Valley Golf Club (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Towerlands Park Golf Course (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Paradise Wildlife Park (15.7 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Bentley Golf Club (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Stansted

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Stansted is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hatfield Forest (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Bridge End Gardens (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • The Common (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Lee Valley Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Braintree Public Gardens (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Stansted

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Cambridge (CBG), which is 21.3 mi (34.3 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Stansted Mountfitchet Station.

Where to stay around Stansted?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 48 vacation rentals near Stansted. From 16 Houses to 10 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 Stansted for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Stansted:

  • London Borough of Haringey: 277 vacation rentals
  • Walthamstow: 39 vacation rentals
  • Trumpington: 18 vacation rentals
  • Jubilee: 19 vacation rentals
  • Palmers Green: 16 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 Stansted?

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

  • Mountfitchet Castle: 172 vacation rentals
  • Stansted Airport Station: 185 vacation rentals
  • House on the Hill Toy Museum: 172 vacation rentals
  • Stansted Mountfitchet Station: 171 vacation rentals
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford: 350 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 16 Houses in Stansted. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stansted include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stansted?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Stansted. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.