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Benson Waterfront

18 Miles from Buckinghamshire
Sleeps 2
Hot Tub
Benson Waterfront is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection, boasting a magnificent location on the banks of the River Thames.
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The Springs Resort & Spa

20 Miles from Buckinghamshire
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
Escape to picturesque Oxfordshire with a break at The Springs Resort & Golf Club, which is part of our Magnificent Collection.
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Oxfordshire Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Buckinghamshire, where lush countryside meets vibrant market towns. Savour the local cuisine at bustling farmers' markets or indulge in Michelin-starred dining. Thrill-seekers can tackle Go Ape's treetop challenges, while culture vultures explore the historic estates like Waddesdon Manor. Did you know the iconic codebreakers of WWII honed their craft at Bletchley Park right here? Whether it's a cosy retreat for two, a fun-packed family trip or a laugh-filled holiday with friends, opting for a lodge or cabin stay in Bucks is a surefire winner. Dive into Buckinghamshire's charm; it's a treasure trove of experiences.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Buckinghamshire?

Buckinghamshire, with its rolling Chiltern Hills and historic market towns, is a gem just waiting to be discovered. It's not just about the serene landscapes; Bucks is brimming with culture and events. For 2024, keep an eye out for the Buckingham Literary Festival and the vibrant Bucks Art Weeks. Choosing a lodge over a hotel? You're in for a treat. Lodges offer that home-from-home feel with extra space and privacy, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Plus, they often come with outdoor areas to soak up the rural atmosphere. Buckinghamshire's unique draw? It's a slice of countryside luxury within easy reach of London, offering the best of both worlds.

If you're visiting Buckinghamshire with kids

Absolutely, Buckinghamshire is a playground for kids! With attractions like the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, your little ones can step into the world of their favourite author. The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre offers steam train rides that will thrill any train enthusiast. And let's not forget the treetop adventures at Go Ape in Wendover Woods. Lodges are ideal for families, providing the flexibility to cater to fussy eaters and the space for kids to play.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for outdoor adventures
  2. Swimwear for splash parks or pools
  3. Outdoor clothing - it can get muddy!
  4. Any favourite snacks or comfort items
  5. Books or games for cosy evenings in
  6. Camera or binoculars for nature spotting
  7. Sunscreen and hats for sunny days out
  8. Wellies – because you never know with British weather

Pet Friendly Buckinghamshire Adventures

Buckinghamshire welcomes your furry friends with open arms. You'll find plenty of pet-friendly lodges, many with enclosed gardens so your pooch can roam freely. When it comes to dining out, The Black Horse in Great Missenden and The Pointer in Brill are just a couple of the welcoming spots where pets can join you. A top tip? Always check in advance if there are any restrictions on sizes or breeds of dogs at your accommodation.

Dog walking ideas in Buckinghamshire

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Wendover Woods Varies Forest HP22 5NQ
Thames Path, Marlow Up to 4 River SL7 1RG
Coombes Woods 2.5 Woodland HP14 3BA
Great Missenden Circular 5 Village & Fields HP16 0AL
Ashridge Estate Up to 6 Ancient Trees HP4 1LT

Romantic Breaks for Couples

Taking a romantic break in Buckinghamshire? You're in for a treat. The county offers a serene backdrop for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle. Imagine unwinding in a cosy lodge, complete with a pamper pack for two. Many lodges here cater to couples with added luxuries like hot tubs and spa experiences, perfect for soaking away the stresses of everyday life.

For dining, Buckinghamshire boasts a variety of intimate eateries. Picture a candlelit dinner at a high-end restaurant or a quaint bistro with locally-sourced ingredients. Some lodges even offer fine dining options on-site, so you don't have to venture far for a memorable meal.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Buckinghamshire's local cuisine is a blend of traditional and contemporary British fare. Think hearty roasts, fresh fish, and seasonal veggies. For a classic pub experience, check out The Pointer in Brill, which serves up delicious farm-to-fork dishes. Families will love The Black Horse in Great Missenden, known for its welcoming atmosphere and tasty menu.

Couples should consider The Mash Inn in Radnage for an intimate and innovative dining experience. It's a hit for its creative dishes and local produce.

For a good night out

Looking for a good night out? Buckinghamshire has you covered. From traditional pubs to modern bars, there's something for everyone. The Pink & Lily in Lacey Green is a favourite for its lively atmosphere and stunning views. For a more eclectic vibe, try The Antelope in High Wycombe, known for its craft beers and live music events.


Buckinghamshire is a haven for anglers, offering a variety of tranquil fishing spots. Here's a list of the main fishing lakes or facilities:

  • Weston Turville Reservoir - HP22 5EZ
  • Black Park Lake - SL3 6DS
  • Willow Lake - MK18 3JR
  • Fawley Court Fishery - HP14 3AE
  • Caldecotte Lake - MK7 8HP

Outdoor Adventures

For outdoor adventures, Buckinghamshire doesn't disappoint. Go Ape Wendover offers treetop challenges and zip wires, with prices starting around £25 per person. Seasonal opening times vary, so check ahead. Watersports enthusiasts can head to Willen Lake, which offers activities like wakeboarding and paddleboarding.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Eden Shopping Centre Shopping Centre High street brands, dining HP11 2DQ
Bicester Village Outlet Shopping Luxury brands, discounts OX26 6WD
Marlow High Street Boutiques Independent shops, designer labels SL7 1BA
Waddesdon Manor Shop Gift Shop Unique souvenirs, artisan goods HP18 0JH
Milton Keynes Market Local Market Handmade crafts, fresh produce MK9 3QA

Whether you're angling for a peaceful fishing trip, seeking thrilling outdoor activities, or planning a romantic getaway, lodges in Buckinghamshire offer the perfect base to explore all that this charming county has to offer.

Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Buckinghamshire

Benson Waterfront, Oxfordshire

Driving Distance: 27.32 miles / About 46 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Benson Waterfront offers an exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks experience, with contemporary holiday homes on the River Thames' edge, boasting luxury, open-plan living, and outdoor hot tubs with limited river views.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for both families and couples seeking a tranquil retreat, Benson Waterfront is perfect for those who appreciate luxury riverside living combined with the cultural offerings of nearby historic Oxford. The emphasis on privacy and high-end amenities makes it a standout choice.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can indulge in sunset-watching at the waterfront café/Bistro, engage in fishing, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and boat hire (charges apply). With the river and parking just a short stroll away, it's a haven for relaxation and water-based activities.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the historic city of Oxford (about 46 minutes' drive), offering its famous 'dreaming spires' and a wealth of amenities. The Thames Path and cycle trails are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, while riverside pubs provide quintessential English charm.

Accommodation options: The lodge offers modern and contemporary holiday homes suitable for couples and small families, with a maximum capacity of four guests. While pet-friendly options are not available, the luxury of a private veranda with a hot tub more than compensates.

The Springs Resort & Golf Club, Oxfordshire

Driving Distance: 30.41 miles / About 51 minutes | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: The Springs Resort & Golf Club is a serene escape nestled in Oxfordshire's countryside, featuring a spa, an 18-hole golf course, and a stunning bar and bistro, all within a short drive from Oxford's historic centre.

Who will love these lodges? Perfect for golf enthusiasts, spa-goers, and those seeking a peaceful retreat, The Springs Resort & Golf Club caters to families and friends looking for a blend of relaxation and activity in a picturesque setting.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The resort's on-site facilities include a sumptuous spa for unwinding, an 18-hole golf course for the avid golfer, and a beautiful bar and bistro for dining and socialising.

What's nearby? The historic city of Oxford, with its renowned university and architecture, is just a 51-minute drive away. Guests can explore the city's museums, galleries, and shops or take a punt along the River Thames.

Accommodation options: Accommodation includes the Hawthorn Lodge and Mill Pond Premier Lodge, both ideal for families or couples, with modern en-suite shower rooms, open-plan living areas, and the option of an outdoor hot tub. Selected lodges are pet-friendly, accommodating up to two pets.

Edgeley Holiday Park, Surrey

Driving Distance: 47.76 miles / About 1 hour and 7 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Set within 26 acres of Surrey woodland, Edgeley Holiday Park offers a tranquil retreat with excellent facilities including a heated indoor pool, fitness suite, and tennis court, all in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Who will love these lodges? Families and sports enthusiasts will enjoy the park's recreational facilities, while those seeking a peaceful getaway will appreciate the park's secluded woodland setting.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite amenities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness centre, tennis court, children’s play area, and a launderette, ensuring entertainment and relaxation for all ages.

What's nearby? The park is well-positioned for exploring the Surrey Hills AONB, with opportunities for hiking and cycling. Nearby towns like Guildford offer shopping and dining experiences, and London is within easy reach for a day trip.

Accommodation options: Edgeley Holiday Park offers a range of accommodations, from Comfort and Classic Lodges sleeping up to six guests, to Luxury Lodges for a more upscale experience. Selected lodges are pet-friendly, allowing for two pets, and all are equipped with modern amenities for a comfortable stay.

Faringdon Grange, Oxfordshire

Driving Distance: 48.31 miles / About 1 hour and 9 minutes | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Faringdon Grange is a part of the Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, offering a serene escape into the Oxfordshire countryside with luxurious lodges, perfect for those looking to reconnect with nature and enjoy the idyllic surroundings.

Who will love these lodges? Couples and families looking for a peaceful retreat will find Faringdon Grange ideal, with its high-standard lodges and the opportunity to enjoy the countryside and local wildlife from a private decked area.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The lodges are designed for relaxation and contemplation, with private decked areas for al fresco dining and some with hot tubs for soaking away stress.

What's nearby? The medieval town of Faringdon, with its shops and tea rooms, is nearby, while the iconic city of Oxford and the picturesque Cotswolds are within driving distance for day trips and exploration.

Accommodation options: Faringdon Grange offers a range of lodges, including the Teal Lodge for up to 8 guests, and the Cygnet Lodge, which is perfect for families with its luxury en-suite rooms and open-plan living area. While pets are not allowed in all lodges, the Wrens lodge does accommodate two pets.

Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Buckinghamshire

Bletchley Park

  • Opening Times: Daily, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults £21.00, Concessions £18.50, Children (12-17) £12.50, Under 12s Free
  • Postcode: MK3 6EB
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Bletchley Park is a must-visit for anyone intrigued by World War II history and espionage. It's where codebreakers, including Alan Turing, cracked the Enigma code. They've got a new immersive exhibition that's a real eye-opener. It's not just for history enthusiasts; tech geeks will love it too. To avoid crowds, try a weekday visit. Tip: Download their app for an interactive guide.

Phone number: 01908 640404 | Web:

Waddesdon Manor

  • Opening Times: Wed-Sun, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults £11.00, Children £5.50, Family £27.50 (Gardens only)
  • Postcode: HP18 0JH
  • Est. time required: 3-5 hours
  • Nearest parking: Free parking on-site

Waddesdon Manor, a stunning French Renaissance-style chateau, is a treat for the eyes. The gardens are impeccable, and there's always something new with seasonal events. Families and couples alike will find it enchanting. The best time to visit is spring or summer when the gardens are in full bloom. Don't miss their afternoon tea; it's a bit pricey but worth it.

Phone number: 01296 820414 | Web:

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

  • Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults £7.40, Children £4.90
  • Postcode: HP16 0AL
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Public car parks nearby

Perfect for families and literature lovers, The Roald Dahl Museum celebrates the beloved children's author. It's interactive and fun, with storytelling sessions and workshops. They've recently updated the Solo Gallery, which is a hit with the kids. To get the most out of your visit, check out their event schedule before you go. And yes, the café's cakes are as scrumptious as they sound.

Phone number: 01494 892192 | Web:

Go Ape Black Park

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, generally 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Prices: From £20 for Tree Top Adventure
  • Postcode: SL3 6DS
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Paid parking on-site

For the adventurers and thrill-seekers, Go Ape offers treetop courses with zip wires and Tarzan swings. They've recently added new obstacles that'll test your nerve. It's a hit with active families and friends. Try to book for a morning slot when it's less busy. Wear comfortable clothes, and definitely bring gloves – you'll thank me later.

Phone number: 01603 895500 | Web:

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

  • Opening Times: Daily, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Prices: Adults £11.50, Children £7.50
  • Postcode: HP9 2PL
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Free parking on-site

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is a delightful step back in time. It's the oldest model village in the world and has been updated with new models and a play area. Kids love the miniature railway, and adults appreciate the nostalgia. It's busiest during school holidays, so plan accordingly. Make sure your phone's charged – you'll want to take loads of photos.

Phone number: 01494 672919 | Web:

Stowe House and Gardens

  • Opening Times: Gardens: Daily, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; House: Sun-Thu, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Prices: Gardens: Adults £13.00, Children £6.50; House: Additional £7.00 (free for National Trust members)
  • Postcode: MK18 5EQ
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: Free parking for National Trust members, £3 for non-members

Stowe House and Gardens is a landscape of stunning vistas and classical temples. They've recently restored the Temple of Concord and Victory, which is just magnificent. It's a romantic spot and a hit with garden lovers. To see the gardens at their best, visit in the spring or autumn. Don't rush your visit; take your time to soak in the beauty.

Phone number: 01280 817156 | Web:

Remember, after a day exploring these attractions, you can relax in one of the many cosy lodges in Buckinghamshire. They offer a perfect blend of comfort and nature, ensuring you're well-rested for your next adventure.


This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with all the comforts of home, often surrounded by serene nature. Lodges in Buckinghamshire offer a mix of rustic charm and modern amenities. Many have outdoor spaces, perfect for a morning coffee or evening BBQ. It's a chance to disconnect from the hustle and unwind in peace.

What should I pack when visiting Buckinghamshire?

Pack for comfort and the outdoors. Bring layers for unpredictable weather, walking boots for exploring, and swimwear for hot tubs or pools if available at your lodge. Don't forget a camera for the stunning scenery and any personal essentials, as some lodges are quite secluded.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Buckinghamshire provide parking spaces close to your accommodation. It's super convenient for unloading your gear. If you're staying at a place like Waddesdon Manor's lodges, check ahead as some historical sites have designated parking areas a short walk away.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rainy days are a chance to enjoy indoor activities. Many lodges come with board games, books, and cosy fireplaces. Buckinghamshire also has inviting cafes and pubs, like those in Marlow, or you can visit indoor attractions such as The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Yes, many local restaurants and takeaway services deliver to lodges. Some lodges might be off the beaten track, so delivery options could be limited. It's worth checking with your lodge provider or planning a trip to a nearby supermarket, like Tesco in Aylesbury, to stock up.

Is Buckinghamshire a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and often lower prices. Buckinghamshire's countryside is stunning in autumn and spring, and cosy pubs like The Black Horse in Great Missenden offer a warm welcome year-round. Plus, Christmas markets and spring gardens are not to be missed.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Definitely. Lodges with hot tubs, such as those at Chiltern View Lodges, ensure a thorough cleaning and water quality check before each guest's arrival. It's all about providing a safe and relaxing experience, so you can slip into those bubbles without a worry.

Are there any child-friendly activities nearby?

Buckinghamshire is great for kids. Check out Gulliver's Land in Milton Keynes for a theme park adventure, or visit Odds Farm Park for animal encounters. Many lodges are also near walking trails like the Phoenix Trail, perfect for family strolls.

How accessible are the lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges cater to guests with mobility needs, offering ground-floor bedrooms and accessible bathrooms. Places like Horwood House have specially designed rooms. Always confirm with your lodge provider about specific accessibility features before booking.

Are there any hidden charges we should know about?

No one likes surprises when it comes to costs. Most lodges are upfront about their prices, but always check for additional fees for things like pets, extra guests, or using leisure facilities. Some may charge for firewood or electricity usage, so it's worth asking beforehand.

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