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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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Chelmsford?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 220 house rentals around Chelmsford. From 81 Houses to 78 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Chelmsford is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Chelmsford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 81 Houses in Chelmsford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chelmsford include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 78 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 26 lodging choices
  • Studios: 79 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 2 vacation homes with pool available in Chelmsford.