Some guests like to remain on site enjoying the peace and tranquility of Shillingridge for the duration of their stay, but for those who like to venture out, there’s much of interest in the surrounding area. There are many local attractions right on our doorstep. Shillingridge is perfectly placed to make days out exploring easy and accessible.
Whether you are into touring, mountain biking or just riding for fun, we are perfectly placed for you to bring your bike and explore this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Pass through picturesque villages, down quiet country lanes, discover places you may have seen before on television. The area around us has been used for many episodes of Midsomer Murders, the windmill at Turville was created for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Hambleden village has been used as a backdrop of many blockbuster movies.
In your lodge you will find books and maps to inspire you. We can also arrange bike hire before your arrival, and for those feeling less active, there's electric bike hire too – It is very hilly!
We are surrounded by footpaths and bridleways that meander through fields and woodland.
A new Midsomer trail through Marlow and Frieth village has just launched by Visit Buckinghamshire! Covering 17 miles, you will very quickly find yourself immersed in scenes from Midsomer Murders.
A vast variety of locations in Buckinghamshire have been used in several Midsomer Murders episodes. There has been so many that some may know the region as ‘Midsomer County.’ This self-guided tour will not only let you walk in the footsteps of Inspector Barnaby himself but, get a real taste for what Buckinghamshire and the surrounding local areas have to offer.
Watch the Red Kites as you sit on your deck. At night we regularly spot badgers and at the moment we have about 20 Fallow Deer that regularly roam across the fields.
Exploring The River
The beautiful Higginson Park in Marlow runs down to the River Thames where you can stroll along the flat towpath, boats can be hired and Salters Steamers run river cruises to Henley, Maidenhead and Windsor. There's no better way to explore the river than by canoe. Hour, half day or full day packages can be arranged and we can supply a picnic lunch.
Horse Friendly Glamping
Come and stay with your own horse, we have fantastic bridleways; we can also supply you with a picnic saddlebag so you can explore and stop off on the way.
There is a circular ride, which takes you through the picturesque village of Hambleden where you can pop into The Stag and Huntsman for lunch.
We can also provide hay, a safe place for your belongings and parking for your horse transport.
In addition to our horses we have 4 dogs, 3 Labradors, Rolo, Jackson, Kara and a Parson Russell Terrier, Betty. 20 chickens live by the garden, you are welcome to come and help us to collect the eggs every day.
We have two of our own horses, Gypsy a Thoroughbred Mare and her son Harry who is half Shire so very big and also very friendly. Access to the lodges is through a horse free field so those who are not sure of horses don’t have to get too close.
Lastly Timmy our black and white cat can be found wandering about in the evenings.
If you would like to bring your dog please give us a call.
Marlow is blessed with amazing restaurants from local country pubs to Tom Kerridge’s Hand and Flowers, Heston Blumenthal’s “Fat Duck” is less than ten miles away. We also have Zizzi, Bill’s, The Botanist, Prezzo as well as many independent restaurants. You will find an extensive list of places to eat in your lodge, however, if you would like us to book you a table please let us know and we will do our best.
Below are a few of our favourite places to eat;
Tiger Garden - Exquisite Indian cuisine in the heart of Marlow.
E.J. Churchill Shooting is just five minutes away. The grounds are set amidst 40 acres of woodland on the stunning West Wycombe Estate the shooting ground comprises over 150 clay shooting stands and 6 clay shooting disciplines offering varied and extensive practice and tuition opportunities.
They offer clay pigeon shooting instruction for novice through to experienced game and clay shooters, both at their shooting ground and in the field.