Relax in Cottages in Buckinghamshire
The perfect year-round destination, Buckinghamshire is a county in the south east of England. If you choose to rent a cottage in this region you will be swept away by the beautiful scenery, the rolling Chiltern hills and chocolate box villages will have you constantly reaching for your camera.
Easy to get around, easy to find wonderful places to eat and drink and easy to find things to do to entertain the kids; Buckinghamshire caters for everyone, you can spend the days having fun and evenings relaxing in the peaceful surroundings.
More and more people are choosing to holiday at home and cottages are a popular choice because they offer everything you need for a dream getaway at an affordable price.
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Large family properties, cottages with disabled access, pet friendly lodges and of course luxurious secluded bijoux holiday homes perfect for a romantic break for two.
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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Buckinghamshire
We're sure you will enjoy your Buckinghamshire break and below we have given you the heads up on the best places to visit and things to do during your stay;
1. Waddesdon Manor
You will feel you have stepped into a fairytale on your visit to this Neo-Renaissance country manor built in the style of a French chateau for Baron de Rothschild in 1874. Lavish Parisian interiors are filled with fine collections of treasures including the famous mechanical elephant and many 18th century "objets d'art". As if the wonders of this stunning house are not enough, there is also an incredible Parterre, magnificent formal gardens, an aviary and a stable block containing indoor activity room, cafe and exhibition area.
2. Chiltern Open Air Museum
This award-winning museum is a brilliant day out for all the family and the 45-acre site is a great place for the kids to let off steam. There are more than 30 restored buildings on site from various periods of history including a Victorian cottage and Iron Age house, visitors can dress-up, explore the buildings with tons of hands-on displays, explore the woodland trail, visit the working farm to see the animals or have fun in the adventure playground. Hosting a variety of events throughout the year such as Vicious Vikings and Roman Gladiators, there is always something going on here.
The oldest miniature model village in the world, Bekonscot can be found in the charming market town of Beaconsfield. With six tiny towns comprising of more than 200 buildings, 3000 teeny people and a 1000 animals the scale and detail are incredible. Can you spot the escaped convicts? Another great thing about Bekonscot is as a not for profit charity all the profits go to UK charities including Great Ormond St hospital, so you will be benefitting a good cause as well as having a fun family day out.
4. Midsomer Murders Tour
Much of the idylllic scenery in this successful TV series is filmed in Buckinghamshire and you can spend the day walking in the footsteps of DCI Barnaby. Beginning at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton the setting for 2 episodes you will then drive through the picturesque countryside passing through villages where episodes such as "Judgement Day" Death in Disguise" and "Tainted Fruit" were filmed. For a day out with a difference this tour hits the spot.
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5. Stowe House
Set in over 250 acres of some of the best gardens in the world, containing magnificent temples and monuments and boasting breathtaking views, Stowe house is a must visit attraction during your stay in Buckinghamshire. The Grade l listed country house is a sight to behold and the guided tour of the Neo-Classical interiors will leave you spellbound. There is also a monthly dog walk at Stowe so if you have brought Fido along to one of our pet friendly cottages, he can enjoy a fun day out too.
6. Woburn Safari Park
Situated just over the border in the neighbouring county in Bedfordshire you will find one of the top animal attractions in the country. Woburn Safari park opened in 1970 and is home to over a thousand animals, some of the stars include Raja, a male Asian elephant, George, a black bear and Monica, one of the oldest Californian sea lions at the park. You can drive or walk through the park, go ape at one of the UK's best treetop adventures, watch the bird of prey display or peddle around the lake on one the the swan shaped boats, Woburn Safari Park is an exciting day out for all ages.
7. Roald Dahl Museum
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mathilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, Roald Dahl's books have sold over 250 million copies and can be found in children's bedrooms all over the world, but did you know the famous author lived and wrote in Buckinghamshire for over 30 years. This small yet charming, award winning museum comprises of 3 galleries with more than 40 interactive displays, where you can learn about the author's life. This attraction really fires the imagination and is well worth a visit.
8. Sporting Activities in Buckinghamshire
Not everyone wants a leisurely break many of us like to do something different while on holiday and some want their time away to be filled with action-packed activities. Buckinghamshire has much to offer those looking to get active during their stay. Rock climbing, extreme sports, skiing, canoeing, cycling, golf, fishing, even sky-diving whatever activity you enjoy you are sure to find it here.
9. Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre
Located in Aylesbury Vale this environmentally friendly 44-acre farm attraction is home to many rare breeds. With seasonal events, a large animal barn, petting corner, plenty of play areas both inside and outside and an Eco-friendly restaurant and cafe serving fresh, locally soured homecooked meals what more could you want for a a great day out for everyone.
10. Wendover Woods
Wendover Woods is a popular destination for holidaymakers in Buckinghamshire and it's easy to see why. Over 300 hectares of enchanting woodland it is a fabulous place for a picnic, leisurely hike, wildlife spotting or for the more adventurous there are numerous cycle trails and the Go Ape, forest adventure with tree top rope swings, bridges and zip wires.
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