Whether you want to relax in lovely gardens, watch the Chilterns Red Kites, visit our many National Trust properties, walk the Ridgeway, cycle the Phoenix Trail shop or go to the theatre in High Wycombe, Reading, Windsor or Oxford, we have it all.
Local towns include Princes Risborough, Wendover, Chinnor, Amersham, High Wycombe, Thame and Aylesbury, with the larger towns of Milton Keynes, Reading, Oxford and London less than an hour's journey away. Good transport links mean the M40, M25 and M1 are easily accessible with Heathrow and Luton airports generally less than an hour's drive, and Gatwick around an hour and a half away. Chiltern Railways run between Birmingham and London via Princes Risborough.
The Chilterns area has been a favoured region for film and television companies for many years, attracted by the wealth of beautiful and accessible locations, for many years. Scenes from films such as the Harry Potter and Bond series of films plus The Duchess, Johnny English, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mansfield Park have been filmed locally as have TV series such as Cranford, Lark Rise to Candleford, Morse, Midsomer Murders and the Vicar of Dibley. In just a short drive, visit the Oxford locations where 'Morse' was filmed, have lunch in the Shoulder of Mutton where the cast of several Bond films stayed and visit the Church in the village of Turville (Dibley), where The lady Vicar charmed her parishioners.
Local places of interest include:
- Bradenham Manor and Bradenham village (NT)
- Hughenden Manor (NT, High Wycombe)
- West Wycombe Park and Village (NT, West Wycombe)
- Waddesdon Manor, Gardens and Plant Centre (NT, Waddesdon)
- The Hell Fire Caves of West Wycombe
- Wendover Woods and 'Go Ape'
- The Horse Trust/Home of Rest for Horses (Speen)
- Roald Dahl Museum (Great Missenden)
- Aylesbury Museum
- The Kings Head (NT, Aylesbury)
- The Goat Centre (Stoke Mandeville)
- Odds Farm Rare Breeds Centre (Aylesbury)
Travel a little further to:
- The Thames at Marlow and Henley
- Stowe Gardens
- Silverstone Racing Circuit
- Newbury or Windsor race courses
- Cliveden (gardens are NT)
- Windsor Castle
- Claydon House (NT)
- Theatres at Reading, Oxford and Windsor
There are many good restaurants in the area, such as Le Manoir aux Quatre Saison at Little Milton, The Old Plow at Speen, The Charles Napier at Radnage, and Guido's at Amersham, On The Thames at Marlow and The Five Arrows Hotel at Waddesdon. Whether you're looking for a small and friendly pub, a contemporary dining room, a riverside restaurant or a tea shop, there are plenty to choose from.
Activities include golf, riding, walking, cycling, sightseeing, visiting historic homes and castles, museums, shopping, theatres and more. On the other hand, you might just want to soak up the beautiful scenery and relax!
Each member of the Chilterns B&B Accommodation Association shares the group's aim of providing the best possible quality standards of comfort, cleanliness and a warm welcome for all our guests. Although we operate as independent businesses we work together to promote the amenities and activities in this beautiful corner of England. Come to see us soon!
Please browse the individual web sites of our members, choose a place to stay and enjoy this beautiful corner of the Chiltern Hills, with its peaceful villages, good eating and drinking in country pubs and more, with something for every visitor, whether business traveller or holiday maker, to enjoy.