Long Marston, HP234QT
Interested in the local area.
On Our Doorstep - Loxley Farm is in the village of Long Marston, in idyllic countryside. There is a popular family friendly pub; The Queen’s Head, just a minute’s walk. There is a play park and outside gym behind the village hall. Plenty of opportunities to walk straight from the doorstep to the canal and reservoirs: ideal for nature lovers. At the end of the lane, nestled behind the yew trees, is an old chapel tower dating back to about the 15th century. It is a remnant of the 12th century Chapel of All Saints, Long Marston. Across the fields, you can walk to Wilstone for a village shop, farm shop, café, gin distillery and a pub serving food.
The surrounding towns offer a more comprehensive range of facilities - from the weekly street markets, an eclectic mix of boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants in Tring, Woburn and Berkhamsted, to the modern shopping centres of Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. There is a good range of recreational facilities in the area, including the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate and Waddesdon Manor. Tring features a branch of the Natural History Museum, a stunning park and the local supermarkets. Those seeking five-star pampering will be delighted to know the world renowned Champneys Health Resort can be found approximately six miles to the south. Golf courses are within easy reach. Tring Wineries, Tring Brewery and Campfire gin distilleries are nearby for a tipple tasting session
There is a wide selection of restaurants. My favourites include 'The Stag' in Mentmore and 'Storia Italian' in Tring.
Please remember to pre-book all attractions
Canal and Millhoppers nature reserve are a 10 minute walk across the fields, no need to drive.
Tring and Marsworth Reservoirs
Tring Reservoirs- 5 minute drive/ 40 minute walk.
Pre-book with National Trust
Distillery and Gin Tasting Shop
The first small batch gin distillery in Hertfordshire, situated next to Wilstone Reservoir, just half an hour walk. Pop along to the gin distillery on Fridays and Saturdays for bottles of Campfire Gin, limited and special edition gins or a gin tasting experience
It is a perfect stroll across the field, over the canal, located near the farm shop- great for lunch or snacks.
Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. Opened to the public in 1959, Waddesdon Manor is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957. It’s home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
Tring Winery & Independent Wine Merchant
Making small-batch craft wines in the centre of Tring, with a tasting room, wine shop and an array of events including "be a winemaker for a day",
I love tasting the wine by the glass, hearing all about the the wines in a relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend before heading into town for dinner.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
The Making of Harry Potter
Experience the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, explore iconic sets & discover what it took to bring the Harry Potter films to life.
The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of my favourite museums, displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford. Really quirky. Amazing The museum is located to the east of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and can only be accessed through that building. The museum was founded in 1884 following a gift to the university from general Pitt Rivers, it retains its unique atmosphere with dense displays of artefacts, many in the original wooden display cabinets.
A special feature of the Pitt Rivers Museum is the arrangement of the collection according to the following typologies: musical instruments, weapons, masks, textiles, jewellery and tools. This famous arrangement allows visitors to see how different challenges were solved in different eras.
It is free.
Based in Berkhamsted - go exploring around the amazing canal, seeing all the views as you go.Explore the waterways of Hertfordshire. There are plenty of good pubs around where you can sit and refuel afterwards!
About 15 minute drive from Loxley Fram