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Buckinghamshire Holiday Cottages
The following companies provide a range of Buckinghamshire self catering cottages and holiday properties throughout the county.
The numbers listed here will vary on a frequent basis so make sure to visit the sites for the latest information and news.
Holiday Lettings -
Around 17 Buckinghamshire holiday cottages
available from Holiday Lettings, in picturesque villages such as Mentmore, Buckingham and Ivinghoe. Most are traditional in style and include barn conversions, stable conversions and a converted windmill.
- 17 Buckinghamshire cottages
which can be booked from £250 for week-long breaks. They're located in towns such as Shalstone, Amersham and Haddenham. Change over days are generally on Fridays or Saturdays.
Independent Cottages -
A few cottages in Buckinghamshire, all of which are traditional in style. They vary in size with some able to sleep between 2 and 11 people. Families are welcome in most cases but dogs and smokers are not.
Cottages 4 You
- A small collection of Buckinghamshire cottage properties in South England and the Home Counties. Discounts are widely available and bookings are between £300 and £1300. All are individually inspected and graded on a regular basis.
Buckinghamshire is one of the home counties and is situated in South East England. Despite its proximity to London, the county maintains a distinctive countryside character which proves popular amongst city dwellers looking to escape the stresses of urban life.
The Buckinghamshire landscape is spit by the Chiltern mountains
. In the South, chalk uplands covered by scrub, bracken and beech dominate the countryside. However, to the North lies the Vale of Ayslebury which consists of well-watered clay soil - ideal for dairy farming and stock rearing. It is one of England's most agricultural and fertile regions.
North of the Vale of Aylesbury
is the valley of the River Ouse, a tranquil countryside region that features the major towns of Aylesbury and Buckingham. Both have retained a market-town ambience and boast fascinating histories. Aylesbury in particular exhibits its Tudor past through charming 17th century houses and narrow alleyways.
, although smaller than Aylesbury is also a historical centre and features a Chantry Chapel and 18th century jail. Other notable sites in Bedfordshire include Tickford Bridge, one of the oldest Iron bridges in the world, and Milton's Cottage. See our guide below which provides more information about Buckinghamshire visitor attractions.
Buckinghamshire visitor attractions
This section includes further details regarding Buckinghamshire outdoor activities, self catering attractions and historical sites of interest. Links are included as well as admission times and opening hours.
There's a Go Ape Adventure Park
in Wendover Woods which features a massive tree-top obstacle course, consisting of walkways, zip lines and rope bridges. Harnesses are used to provide maximum safety and there's an introductory session to familiarise visitors - the minimum age for participation is 10 years and tickets can be bought online. Odds Farm Park
in High Wycombe is also a popular destination, particularly with children and is home to a rich array of animals such as goats, baby lambs and horses. Tickets are £7.50 for children and £8.50 for adults (under-2s are admitted free).
Food and drink
The acclaimed Hand and Flowers Restaurant
in Marlow serves British/European food from an affordable a la carte menu. Like all good eateries, ingredients are sourced locally and used imaginatively to create vibrant dishes. The cosy interior features a low, beamed ceiling and flagstone floor which creates a country-pub type ambience.
For Belgium cuisine, see La Chouette
in Aylesbury - this former 17th century house retains many original features and provides a rustic atmosphere in which diners can enjoy their meals. The food uses traditional influences and is reasonably priced.
The Red Lion in Chenies
is an award-winning pub that serves traditional, home-made food. It also boasts a collection of beers, an ever-changing guest ale and an extensive, international wine list. The Crown Inn in Little Missenden is also highly esteemed and features a sheltered garden, a cosy interior and an impressive selection of ales such as Adnams, Woodfordes Wherry and St Austells Tribute. There's also a simple pub menu that includes bar snacks and sandwiches.
History and Culture
Chalfont St. Giles is a Grade 1 listed building
and includes a museum showcasing his work and teachings. There's also a shop selling memorabilia and books. It's open from 10am - 5pm throughout the week and admission is between £3 and £4.
(West Wycombe) are also worth seeing and are a network of 18th century hand-made tunnels that run 300 feet underground. They're open seven days a week during high season, from 11am - 5.30pm. Entry is £4 for children, £5 for adults.
Chiltern Open Air Museum
is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the county and features over 30 well-preserved historical buildings that vividly illustrate the region's past. There's also a 40 acre woodland and park area. Opening times are 10am - 5pm.