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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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Braintree, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 141 vacation rentals around Braintree. From 35 condo and apartment rentals to 58 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Braintree?

If you are dreaming of a little break from the concrete jungle, you're in luck! Leave the traffic and commotion behind and enjoy the gentle sounds of the countryside. Vrbo has 36 countryside vacation properties in this destination. Alternatively, you might prefer to try something different. Vrbo has plenty of options, including:

  • 16 village vacation rentals.
  • 7 town vacation rentals.
  • 6 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Braintree?

If you want an authentic vacation experience and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 45 houses currently on Vrbo. Prices start from $78 per night. If that doesn't match your family's style, we have a range of different property types to choose from, such as:

  • Apartment: 38 vacation homes. Prices start from $156 per night.
  • Cottage: 32 vacation homes. Prices start from $100 per night.
  • Hotel: 30 vacation homes. Prices start from $49 per night.

Can I stay in Braintree in a large group?

Getaways with your friends and loved ones can be oodles of fun, especially when you're sleeping under the same roof in a fantastic new place! If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help you. Apartment vacation homes are the preferred option here for large groups of travelers. Our global database presently has 15 available. Properties for rent around the area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can hold 6 people? We have 36 that will be suitable. The prices start from $137 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your family, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 15 vacation homes that are perfect. You can get one for as little as $97 per night.
  • Traveling with a group of 8? We've got 4 vacation homes that will suit. Prices begin at just $265 a night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring your aunt, your cousins and all your mates to Braintree.