Spoilt for Chilterns choice
Stay in a traditional coaching inn at the Lambert Hotel conveniently located close to the M40 near the market town of Watlington, yet at the foot of the Chiltern Hills with walks and rides galore from the front door. The pub and restaurant serve seasonal dishes with a big focus on locally sourced produce. Or choose the lap of luxury at Hartwell House where the French king once held court or at Cliveden House Hotel where fortunes were made, plots hatched and history changed.
On the spot for inspired cuisine in a Marlow pub, in a coaching inn in Watlington or right on the riverbank at the Swan in Streatley. Further along the River Thames, as a guest in the elite Leander Club where Olympian oarsmen and women train for gold. Their medal haul is a sight to be seen.
And enjoy self-catering in country cottages in other idyllic villages such as Turville, home to The Vicar of Dibley. You could also choose to stay in Watlington, a pretty village in South Oxfordshire at the foot of the Chiltern Hills surrounded by rolling countryside and an ideal base to take advantage of the wonderful walks and cycling throughout the Chiltern Hills, with popular village pubs to enjoy whilst you are staying at your holiday cottage.
In campsites with exhilarating country views the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate, of red kites soaring above the peaceful Radnage valley or Ivinghoe Beacon – where the farm has pick-your-own fruits and vegetables in summer. Or try the Chiltern Ridge working farm in Chesham where you can press your own apple juice.
Treat your family to a stay in a former brewery in the centre of Henley, or at the Perch and Pike, a beautiful old English country pub situated in the picturesque village of South Stoke in Oxfordshire.