Destination guide

The friendly area of Braintree awaits your stay

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

Activities

Activities and attractions in Braintree

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Braintree

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Braintree?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 146 vacation rentals near Braintree. From 45 Houses to 37 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 Braintree for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Braintree Freeport Station: 274 vacation rentals
  • Braintree Public Gardens: 263 vacation rentals
  • Braintree Station: 267 vacation rentals
  • Braintree Cressing Station: 270 vacation rentals
  • Towerlands Park Golf Course: 262 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 45 Houses in Braintree. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Braintree include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 37 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 39 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Braintree?

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