Discover a selection of 13 holiday rentals in Chelmsford that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and stove. Prices start at £ 52 per night, and houses and flats & apartments are popular options for a stay in Chelmsford. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Chelmsford

Enjoy the area's cathedral, monuments and festivals with a rental holiday home in Chelmsford. Well known for its bars, gardens and parks, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Chelmsford

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Chelmsford a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Warren Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Chelmsford City Racecourse (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Battlesbridge Antiques and Craft Centre (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Festival Leisure Park (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Old MacDonalds Farm (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Chelmsford

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

  • Hatfield Forest Country Park (13.5 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Bell Wharf Beach (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Thorney Bay Beach (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Chalkwell Beach (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • The Henry Moore Foundation (18 mi / 28.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Chelmsford

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into London (LCY-London City), which is 24.2 mi (38.9 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 in the area.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Chelmsford?

Whether you're after a cosy retreat for you and your love or somewhere roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top holiday rentals in and around Chelmsford. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Make use of conveniences like a free nearby fitness centre and an oven at "Perfect Home In The Heart Of Kensington". Situated around 30 miles from Chelmsford, this property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Wonderfully Equipped 2 Bedroom Apartment In Central Aldeburgh". Located around 55 miles from the heart of Chelmsford, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with an iron and ironing board and a separate dining area.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Chelmsford holiday rental for you.

What are the best tiny house holiday rentals in or near Chelmsford?

You need only step foot inside one of Vrbo's tiny house holiday rentals in Chelmsford to realise that awesome things really do come in small packages. Expertly designed to maximize every inch of space, these mini wonders promise a big holiday experience:

  • Take time off and enjoy a simpler way of life at "Pass The Keys | Whitstable Tiny House". Located in Whitstable, free WiFi and a fridge are a couple of amenities offered here.
  • "Canal - Side Architect - Designed Tiny House" offers plenty of conveniences, including a kitchen and a water view. Located in Cotswolds, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed home.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Chelmsford?

Whether you're looking to book a log cabin for a getaway with your close friends or a holiday with the family, Vrbo has you covered. Lock in one of these great stays in or near Chelmsford and enjoy being close to nature for a while:

  • "Cosy Log Cabin. Perfect For Short Stop Overs And Weekends Away" works hard to make sure your Chelmsford holiday is just what you dreamed it would be. With amenities including a smart TV and off-street parking options to make things easy, all you've got to do is sit back and enjoy yourself.
  • Take a few pals along or settle in with your special someone at "The Retreat Log Cabin". A fireplace and off-street parking options are just two of the amenities you'll find at this tempting option.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Chelmsford?

If you're in need of somewhere to switch off and relax for a couple of nights, there's no shortage of amazing weekend getaways in and near Chelmsford. Recharge your batteries at one of these top options:

  • If exploring nature is a main priority for you, book a couple of nights at "Historic Royal Arsenal, Thames View - The Warren". Around 25 miles southwest of Chelmsford, it's close to Thames Barrier Park and Surrey Docks Farm. Amenities at this escape include children's games and nearby ecotour services.
  • Another great option is "Luxury Loft Apartment. Large, Central And Modern", around 30 miles southwest of Chelmsford. When you're not kicking back in your rental making the most of coffee and tea making facilities and a microwave oven, get out and see Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park and Upper Norwood Recreation Ground.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Chelmsford?

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to convenience, location and affordability. Take a look at these studio apartments for rent in or near Chelmsford and enjoy a taste of the buzzing local vibe:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "Wow Elegant Central Fitzrovia W1: Middle Of Tourist London. King Bed. Free Wifi". This property is a great base for seeing the sights and features amenities including towels and WiFi.
  • Alternatively, get away to "Adjacent To Buckingham Palace And Westminster Abbey", which offers conveniences including a hair dryer and a meal delivery service.

There are plenty of highlights around Chelmsford to add to your itinerary. Nourish your inner culture vulture with a visit to Compton Verney and National Bowl.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Chelmsford?

Short-term rentals are plentiful in and around Chelmsford. Stay a night or two in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a cosy cottage or a roomy home. No matter what type of holiday rental you'd like, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • If you're eager to be near the action, "Hyde Park On Your Doorstep - Ii" has you covered. It's within reach of the heart of Chelmsford and a convenient base to explore sights like Daventry Country Park and Manor Farm Shop.
  • "Pretty Cottage Studio Set In Lovely Countryside Close To The Heritage Coast" is another fabulous option. We recommend adding Swift Valley Country Park and Rugby School to your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Chelmsford?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this holiday, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or near Chelmsford will fit your entire crew while doing it in serious style:

  • Situated 25 miles to the southwest of Chelmsford, "Large And Spacious With High Ceiling Within A Mansion House" is the perfect place to put your feet up in the lap of luxury. Amenities on offer here include a separate dining area and free WiFi.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and stay a while at "Gated Mansion House With 6 Apartments Over Looking Canal With Parking And Hot Tubs". It's located around 25 miles to the southwest of Chelmsford and offers amenities like a firepit, a swimming pool and more.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Chelmsford?

Cast your eye over these large group holiday rentals in or near Chelmsford and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Offering space, privacy and comfort, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Spacious 4 Bed 3 Bath House In Hutton". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a garden and a kitchen. This group getaway is around 9 miles to the southwest of Chelmsford.
  • "Butterfly Barn - Large Essex Barn" is another fantastic option. It's around 11 miles to the northwest of Chelmsford, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. A firepit and a garden are just a couple of things that'll help make your group holiday more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Chelmsford?

Nothing screams fun like a pool does. Dust off your inflatable swan and check out these rental houses in or near Chelmsford that feature this holiday must-have:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take your gang to "Stunning Central Large 6bedroom House And Garden". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a dining table and a TV.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a change of scenery at "Spacious 4 Bed 3 Bath House In Hutton". As well as its inviting pool, make use of a microwave oven and a barbecue grill.

Not sure how to pack for your Chelmsford escape? This appealing destination has an oceanic climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 55null and 70null. Browse our selection of Chelmsford holiday rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Chelmsford?

Every get-together with the family should be memorable. Whether you're organising a getaway with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, these large family holiday rentals in or near Chelmsford offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Located about 30 miles to the southwest of Chelmsford, "Stunning Central Large 6bedroom House And Garden" has 6 bedrooms and can sleep up to 11 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a kitchenette and a fridge.
  • Another top option is "Spacious 4 Bed 3 Bath House In Hutton". This large rental is 9 miles southwest of Chelmsford and features childrens activities, towels and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your wish list. Drayton Manor Theme Park, National Space Centre and Twycross Zoo are excellent places to start.