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Guidebook for The Chiltern Lodges & The Pool House

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Guidebook for The Chiltern Lodges & The Pool House

Essentials
Local convenience store and petrol station. 1.5 miles from Upper Farm.
Co-op Service Station Chinnor
36 Oakley Rd
Local convenience store and petrol station. 1.5 miles from Upper Farm.
3 Miles from Upper Farm
Tesco Superstore
3 Miles from Upper Farm
7 Miles from Upper Farm
Waitrose & Partners
7 Miles from Upper Farm
Local convenience store in the heart of Chinnor. 1 mile from Upper Farm.
Manor Stores
30 Church Rd
Local convenience store in the heart of Chinnor. 1 mile from Upper Farm.
7 Miles from Upper Farm.
Sainsbury's
1 High St
7 Miles from Upper Farm.
If you are going to fire up the BBQ, then this is the place to go to for your fresh marinaded meats.
Orchard View Farm
If you are going to fire up the BBQ, then this is the place to go to for your fresh marinaded meats.
Food Scene
Walking distance from us, serving great food and a friendly atmosphere.
The Peacock Country Inn
Walking distance from us, serving great food and a friendly atmosphere.
Great value South African pub food, along with some traditional favourites.
The Wheatsheaf Pub
Great value South African pub food, along with some traditional favourites.
Our favourite Indian Restaurant in the area with traditional and fusion dishes. Definitely worth a visit.
Duo Chefs
4 Keens Ln
Our favourite Indian Restaurant in the area with traditional and fusion dishes. Definitely worth a visit.
A magical place full of great books, both new and preloved. They also sell wonderful food and fabulous hot and cold drinks! Part of the charity Fight Bladder Cancer, 100% of the profits go directly to the charity to continue with their work.
The Wee Bookshop & Cafe
36 Station Rd
A magical place full of great books, both new and preloved. They also sell wonderful food and fabulous hot and cold drinks! Part of the charity Fight Bladder Cancer, 100% of the profits go directly to the charity to continue with their work.
This quirky Belgian Restaurant offers stunning food and a memorable dining experience. Well worth a visit if for a special celebratory meal.
La Chouette
This quirky Belgian Restaurant offers stunning food and a memorable dining experience. Well worth a visit if for a special celebratory meal.
Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is renowned for offering one of Britain's finest gastronomic experiences and is only 20 minutes from Upper Farm.
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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
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Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is renowned for offering one of Britain's finest gastronomic experiences and is only 20 minutes from Upper Farm.
Traditional 17th-century pub brasserie with a rustic bar & restaurant. Amazing food. Dog friendly.
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The Black Horse
11 Cornmarket
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Traditional 17th-century pub brasserie with a rustic bar & restaurant. Amazing food. Dog friendly.
A 5 minute drive for freshly cooked meals at really affordable prices. One of our favourite places to go. Dog friendly.
The Crown Inn
A 5 minute drive for freshly cooked meals at really affordable prices. One of our favourite places to go. Dog friendly.
Great place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat during a walk along the Ridgeway. 0.6 miles from Upper Farm.
Lions Of Bledlow
Great place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat during a walk along the Ridgeway. 0.6 miles from Upper Farm.
Gastropub with low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors housed in a 16th-century building. Great food. Dog friendly (bar & garden).
The Thatch
29-30 High St
Gastropub with low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors housed in a 16th-century building. Great food. Dog friendly (bar & garden).
Acclaimed, high-end gastropub in an established inn with exposed bricks and garden tables.
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Sir Charles Napier
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Acclaimed, high-end gastropub in an established inn with exposed bricks and garden tables.
Very pleasant gastropub serving good, tasty, well presented, freshly prepared food.
The Boot
Very pleasant gastropub serving good, tasty, well presented, freshly prepared food.
This is no ordinary kebab van. Awarded best kebab van in Britain for the past 3 years and deservedly so. People drive for miles to visit Atalay's Kebabs. Well worth a visit.
Atalay's Kebabs
10 North St
This is no ordinary kebab van. Awarded best kebab van in Britain for the past 3 years and deservedly so. People drive for miles to visit Atalay's Kebabs. Well worth a visit.
Parks & Nature
The Ridgeway National Trail is Britain's oldest road. Extending 87 miles from Ayebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, the Ridgeway passes through Chinnor and Bledlow and provide miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore.
The Ridgeway near Chinnor
The Ridgeway National Trail is Britain's oldest road. Extending 87 miles from Ayebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, the Ridgeway passes through Chinnor and Bledlow and provide miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore.
The Phoenix Trail is a 7-mile (11 km) footpath and cycleway which runs between the market towns of Thame in South Oxfordshire and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, passing through the villages of Towersey and Bledlow.
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Phoenix Trail
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The Phoenix Trail is a 7-mile (11 km) footpath and cycleway which runs between the market towns of Thame in South Oxfordshire and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, passing through the villages of Towersey and Bledlow.
Shopping
Bicester Village is located around 30 minutes from Upper Farm. This luxury outlet shopping destination is home to more than 130 boutiques of world-famous brands, each offering exceptional value with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Together with a selection of restaurants and cafés, the Village offers luxury services that include Valet Parking, Hands-free Shopping, the award-winning Bicester Visitor Centre, and onsite tax refund and money change service.
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Bicester Village
50 Pingle Dr
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Bicester Village is located around 30 minutes from Upper Farm. This luxury outlet shopping destination is home to more than 130 boutiques of world-famous brands, each offering exceptional value with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Together with a selection of restaurants and cafés, the Village offers luxury services that include Valet Parking, Hands-free Shopping, the award-winning Bicester Visitor Centre, and onsite tax refund and money change service.
Entertainment & Activities
This original experience involves fun and adventure across the tree tops in Wendover Woods (11 miles from Upper Farm). ​ Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Placed high up in the Chilterns, this leafy hideout at Wendover Woods is both spectacular and idyllic. This hidden gem in Buckinghamshire includes an 'extreme' site where you can take on the thrills and spills of the Wendover Walkway, the Chilterns Crossing, the Monkey Shuffle and much, much more!
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Go Ape Wendover Woods
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This original experience involves fun and adventure across the tree tops in Wendover Woods (11 miles from Upper Farm). ​ Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Placed high up in the Chilterns, this leafy hideout at Wendover Woods is both spectacular and idyllic. This hidden gem in Buckinghamshire includes an 'extreme' site where you can take on the thrills and spills of the Wendover Walkway, the Chilterns Crossing, the Monkey Shuffle and much, much more!
Travel along the historic Chinnor Steam Railway, or just pop in and visit the station with it's cafe and gift shop. Check out the website for running times and special on-board activities.
Chinnor Railway Station
Travel along the historic Chinnor Steam Railway, or just pop in and visit the station with it's cafe and gift shop. Check out the website for running times and special on-board activities.
The Bucks Goat Centre is a friendly open farm situated in Stoke Mandeville, 7 miles from Upper Farm. ​ Pet and feed clean and friendly farm animals in a  child friendly environment. There are a wide selection of animals on the farm, including playful piggy’s, cheeky chickens, very inquisitive alpacas, cuddly rabbits along with lots of friendly goats. ​ Animal Handling Sessions Available Every Day!  (selected times at weekends)
The Bucks Goat Centre
The Bucks Goat Centre is a friendly open farm situated in Stoke Mandeville, 7 miles from Upper Farm. ​ Pet and feed clean and friendly farm animals in a  child friendly environment. There are a wide selection of animals on the farm, including playful piggy’s, cheeky chickens, very inquisitive alpacas, cuddly rabbits along with lots of friendly goats. ​ Animal Handling Sessions Available Every Day!  (selected times at weekends)
Tiggywinkles is the worlds leading wildlife hospital. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of the Chiltern countryside, the Tiggywinkles Visitor Centre is home to some permanent animals who cannot be returned to the wild. So a blind hedgehog or 3-legged deer can live there in near-natural conditions, where they can be health-assessed regularly so they can live out the rest of their lives in safety. ​ The centre also allows visitors to see the work that Tiggywinkles do first hand and learn about the history of the Hospital, the type of animals they treat and some of the innovative techniques that are employed. Tiggywinkles is less than 7 miles from Upper Farm.
Tiggywinkles
Tiggywinkles is the worlds leading wildlife hospital. Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of the Chiltern countryside, the Tiggywinkles Visitor Centre is home to some permanent animals who cannot be returned to the wild. So a blind hedgehog or 3-legged deer can live there in near-natural conditions, where they can be health-assessed regularly so they can live out the rest of their lives in safety. ​ The centre also allows visitors to see the work that Tiggywinkles do first hand and learn about the history of the Hospital, the type of animals they treat and some of the innovative techniques that are employed. Tiggywinkles is less than 7 miles from Upper Farm.
Step on to authentic sets and relive the magic through the eyes of the filmmakers who brought the Harry Potter film series to life. Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects. Located less that 30 miles from Upper Farm.
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Harry Potter Studio Tour
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Step on to authentic sets and relive the magic through the eyes of the filmmakers who brought the Harry Potter film series to life. Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects. Located less that 30 miles from Upper Farm.
Included within your stay is free access to fish our onsite carp & coarse fishing lake. If you have never fished before, then equipment is available to hire from our onsite fishing tackle and camping shop.
Upper Farm Fishery
Included within your stay is free access to fish our onsite carp & coarse fishing lake. If you have never fished before, then equipment is available to hire from our onsite fishing tackle and camping shop.
Visit the Roald Dahl Museum, a great little family attraction in Great Missenden, the heart of Roald Dahl country. Get hands-on in the three galleries, packed with activities perfect for 6 to 12 year olds and their families. Find out about Roald Dahl's school pranks, peek into the author's original Writing Hut, and discover how Roald Dahl's real-life adventures inspired his stories. The Museum puts your imagination centre-stage to help you and your family create your own swashboggling stories - just like Roald Dahl did.
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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
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Visit the Roald Dahl Museum, a great little family attraction in Great Missenden, the heart of Roald Dahl country. Get hands-on in the three galleries, packed with activities perfect for 6 to 12 year olds and their families. Find out about Roald Dahl's school pranks, peek into the author's original Writing Hut, and discover how Roald Dahl's real-life adventures inspired his stories. The Museum puts your imagination centre-stage to help you and your family create your own swashboggling stories - just like Roald Dahl did.
Sightseeing
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Oxford
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The Hellfire Caves (also known as the West Wycombe Caves) are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend a quarter of a mile (500 metres) underground. They are situated above the village of West Wycombe (Approx. 8 miles from Upper Farm).
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The Hellfire Caves
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The Hellfire Caves (also known as the West Wycombe Caves) are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend a quarter of a mile (500 metres) underground. They are situated above the village of West Wycombe (Approx. 8 miles from Upper Farm).
Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French château. ​ ​Explore this French Renaissance-style château built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art.
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Waddesdon Manor
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Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French château. ​ ​Explore this French Renaissance-style château built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art.
Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia, and there's even a Victorian playroom for younger visitors.
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National Trust - Hughenden Manor
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Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia, and there's even a Victorian playroom for younger visitors.
West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as we see it today is the creation of the 2nd Baronet in the 18th Century. This Palladian gem is frequently featured on screen in the television series Downton Abbey and more recently Dr Thorne.
West Wycombe Park
West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as we see it today is the creation of the 2nd Baronet in the 18th Century. This Palladian gem is frequently featured on screen in the television series Downton Abbey and more recently Dr Thorne.
At 852 feet above sea level is the highest viewpoint in a range of hills called the Chilterns. The 106 acres of the hill once belonged to the Chequers Estate but was handed to the National Trust in 1918 by Lord and Lady Lee of Fareham, the same time the Chequers House was handed to the country as a retreat for the serving prime minister. You get extensive views over the Aylesbury Vale and on a clear day you can see all the way to the Cotswolds. The view point is marked with a monument (not NT) dedicated to the men from Buckinghamshire who gave their lives in the Boer War.
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Coombe Hill
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At 852 feet above sea level is the highest viewpoint in a range of hills called the Chilterns. The 106 acres of the hill once belonged to the Chequers Estate but was handed to the National Trust in 1918 by Lord and Lady Lee of Fareham, the same time the Chequers House was handed to the country as a retreat for the serving prime minister. You get extensive views over the Aylesbury Vale and on a clear day you can see all the way to the Cotswolds. The view point is marked with a monument (not NT) dedicated to the men from Buckinghamshire who gave their lives in the Boer War.
Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Chilterns, Wendover Woods is home to stunning trails, Go Ape and picturesque views. Explore the beautiful Chilterns landscape at Wendover Woods with stunning views across the Chiltern Hills. There’s something for everyone with a wide range of ways to spend your day. If you're feeling energetic, why not try Go-Ape Tree Top Adventure, Gruffalo orienteering, our fitness trail assault course or our brand new play trail. Or relax in the woods with a stroll on one of our walks; you may even encounter an ancient monument. There are plenty of places to pause and admire the view or enjoy a picnic.
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Wendover Woods
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Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Chilterns, Wendover Woods is home to stunning trails, Go Ape and picturesque views. Explore the beautiful Chilterns landscape at Wendover Woods with stunning views across the Chiltern Hills. There’s something for everyone with a wide range of ways to spend your day. If you're feeling energetic, why not try Go-Ape Tree Top Adventure, Gruffalo orienteering, our fitness trail assault course or our brand new play trail. Or relax in the woods with a stroll on one of our walks; you may even encounter an ancient monument. There are plenty of places to pause and admire the view or enjoy a picnic.
One of the finest stately homes in the UK.
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Blenheim Palace
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One of the finest stately homes in the UK.