Birdwatching and wild life
As well as our farm animals we are surrounded by many species of bird and wildlife.
There is an enormous badger set next to the public footpath that runs alongside the site and badgers can be watched as they go about their daily routines.
You may be lucky enough to spot the rather shy chinese water deer and muntjacs that pass through.
Birds spotted include: Most finches and tits, fieldfares, redwings, kestrels, peregrines, hawks, buzzards, red kites (lots!), woodpeckers, tawny owls, barn owls, little owls, wagtails. The list is growing!
National Trust Buildings
There are 18 National trust attractions within a 30 minute drive away. See here
Waddesdon Manor is just 10 mins.
Ascott House is 5 mins.
Pitstone Windmill (check opening times)15 mins
Stowe House and Gardens 25mins
There is access to an abundance of public footpaths just outside the main gate (an OS map is very useful), one of which leads to the village green with easy access to the village pub (and it's excellent Sunday roast) and church. Plus several others of varying length and directions including a 4 mile round trip through neighbouring village Cublington and the excellent Unicorn pub.
Several woodland walks are a few minutes drive including Stockgrove Park, Rushmere and The Ashridge Estate and Wendover Woods. All have cafe's and facilities. Wendover Woods hosts a Go Ape high ropes course.
Dunstable downs is visible from the site and is a 25 min drive. There is a National Trust cafe and car park.
Or you could even book an Alpaca Walk at Abbotts View Alpacas.
Whipsnade Zoo is also 20 minutes.
Abbotts View Alpacas is located on site. Please check the website to check if an Alpaca Walk is available during your stay.
Quainton historic steam Railway Centre and Quainton windmill.
The Roald Dahl Museum. A very interaactive experience.
Tring Natural History Museum. 10 minutes away
Cinema and ten pin bowling are 10 miutes drive.
There are 4 local pubs.
The Royal Oak. a short stroll away.
The Rose and Crown. Wingrave. 30 min walk (5 min drive).
The Unicorn. Cublington 30min walk (5 min drive)
The Five Elms in Weedon. 2 minute drive
There are many very good restaurants nearby in Leighton Buzzard and Aylesbury plus some real gems in nearby villages.