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The Chiltern Hills AONB, Buckinghamshire
The Chiltern Hills AONB, Buckinghamshire

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is a home county located in the South East of England. The River Thames runs through the southern border of the county, branching off into many streams that meander through the beautiful Chiltern Hills area. Literature lovers will be impressed by museums dedicated to great authors as well as many other cultural centres. The county also offers fantastic opportunities for sports fans and daredevils looking for adventure. Read more

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51.925125, -0.978455

A romantic luxury one bedroom barn conversion nestling within the grounds of Winters Tale Farmhouse in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. With fantastic panoramic views, this welcoming retreat offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind. Lovely walks can be enjoyed from the front door throughout the surrounding countryside which is a haven for wildlife. Plenty of attractions for day trips out including country houses. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£490 to £590

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 6 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Sunday | 4 Star Gold

51.925125, -0.978455

A beautiful barn conversion (awarded 4 Star Gold) set within the grounds of a Winters Tale Farmhouse in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. Lots of traditional features and an ideal relaxing retreat. The local area is a haven for wildlife with lovely walks, country houses to visit and plenty of attractions - a great base for exploring Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £620

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 6 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Sunday | 4 Star Gold

52.091632, -0.651198

Enjoy the best of the city and the countryside at Lancaster Cottage. This charming 17th Century thatched home is in the popular village of North Crawley, just a short walk from The Cock Inn. It is less than eight miles from Milton Keynes, where direct trains to London Euston take from as little as 35 minutes. There is so much to see and do in the area that one week won't feel like enough! Walk or cycle along the Grand Union Canal, stroll beside the River Ouse, play a round of golf or see the beautiful English countryside from horseback. With popular attractions like Bletchley Park, Shuttleworth and the Harry Potter Warner Bros studio tour within easy reach, everyone will love their time at Lancaster Cottage, whether you're a couple on a romantic break or a family of four.

Weekly price:
£520 all year

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.176467, -0.703332

Two fantastically appointed stone country holiday cottages set on a working farm in lovely rolling countryside, affording glorious open views. An ideal central base with Northampton, Wellingborough, Bedford and Milton Keynes within approximately eleven miles. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£590 to £630
Short breaks from £120 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

51.745374, -0.605322

Set within fifteen acres of land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Buckinghamshire, this unique contemporary dog-friendly self-catering Barn is within easy reach of London and centrally located between the lively towns of Berkhamsted and Chesham. Sitting within the Chiltern Hills, there are lovely walks (including walks along the Grand Union Canal) and plenty of attractions for day trips out when you stay at The Black Barn.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

2+1  |   2  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.010706, -1.145812

On the boundaries of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, this quaint thatched stone holiday cottage sits in the peaceful unspoilt Northamptonshire village of Evenley close to Brackley and is ideal for exploring the many attractions of Central England.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £620
Short breaks from £3 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.009309, -1.145683

On the boundaries of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, this attractive stone holiday cottage sits in the peaceful unspoilt Northamptonshire village of Evenley close to Brackley and is ideal for exploring the many attractions of Central England. Located by the village green, there is a shop and good pub within a short walk and a wider choice of amenities in Brackley.

Weekly guide price:
£490 to £590

3+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.941298, -0.885470

Sitting in the ancient Buckinghamshire market town of Winslow with excellent amenities on the doorstep, Shoemakers Cottage provides a great base for relaxing and discovering the beauty of Central England including Warwickshire, the Cotswolds and the City of Oxford. A good place to get together with friends, family and a comfy retreat for those away on business.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £620

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.923104, -0.667617

A welcoming waterside retreat sitting alongside the Grand Union Canal on the borders of Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire. Perfect for large groups of up to eleven wanting to holiday together, relax by the waterside, fish, canoe or explore the area. Reduced rates for smaller parties. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£505 to £1380
Short breaks from £137 per night

11  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

52.058013, -0.960363

A true chocolate box thatched country holiday cottage which oozes character and provides a romantic retreat in the beautiful Buckinghamshire village of Lillingstone Lovell. Idyllically placed next to a stream, this is a perfect base for exploring the Heart of England with the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Stratford-upon-Avon all within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£320 to £650

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Buckinghamshire and its many attractions

Roald Dahl, the famous children's writer, lived in Buckinghamshire for thirty years. Locations within the county inspired, and were often mentioned, in the books he wrote. The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, in Aylesbury, offers a variety of activities for children and fans of Dahl. Taking inspiration from many of Dahl's stories, the centre provides a fun-filled, family day out. Kids can discover new inventions with Willy Wonka and follow mini-beasts in James' Giant Peach, as well as browsing through Matilda's library. The Roald Dahl Trail is a route that starts in the town Dahl lived in, Great Missenden, and takes visitors on a magical journey around Buckinghamshire. Full of places of inspiration and mysterious, secret sites, the trail is a great experience for both adults and children. Literary genius in the area does not stop at Roald Dahl; an exhibition dedicated to Flora Thompson resides at the Buckingham Old Gaol Museum. As a frequent visitor to the county, the writer of many books (including Lark Rise to Candleford), loved the area dearly. 

If you are seeking picturesque landscapes in Buckinghamshire, look no further than the Chiltern Hills. Enclosed fields, hills and enchanting woodlands all contribute to the region being classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Chiltern Hills lie between a pattern of clear rivers and chalk streams that are perfect for paddling in, on a warm Summer's day. The streams also provide a rare habitat for plants and wildlife in the area. Nature lovers will love exploring the riverbanks and trying to catch a glimpse of the rare bird, the Red Kite, in the skies. An ideal picnic spot for families and couples, or a relaxing break from typical tourist hotspots, the Chiltern Hills is an amazing area of Buckinghamshire. 

The county is also known for sport. The Silverstone Circuit, infamous in the world of motor racing, lies between Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Sports fans will also be impressed by Dorney Lake. As the venue of the rowing events of the 2012 Summer Olympics, a visit to the lake is guaranteed to instil a love of the United Kingdom into visitors. For those seeking thrills in Buckinghamshire, the Go Ape! centre is a fantastic place, offering tree-top adventures and Segway routes through the forests of the county. Another sports centre, Xscape, offers indoor skiing, rock climbing and even sky diving! A definite must for visiting daredevils. 

Whether you want to take a magical trip around Roald Dahl's county, roam through the beautiful landscapes of the Chiltern Hills or have a sporting adventure, Buckinghamshire is full of great options to choose from.