Cottages in Bedfordshire

Countryside teeming with birdlife and flowers, wildlife parks crawling with big cats and manor houses.

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Step back in time at crumbling castle ruins and stately homes with grounds that double up as African safaris. Drive up close to zebra and giraffes. Local wildlife roams on the Chiltern Hills – spy muntjac and fallow deer and soaring kestrels. Top places to visit in Bedfordshire include Whipsnade Zoo, Woburn Abbey and Wrest Park.

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Whether you like high-octane thrills or you're interested in history and the arts, if you want to entertain the family, or simply want to relax and enjoy quiet, unspoilt countryside, Bedfordshire has a great variety for your next adventure.

Bedfordshire is one of England’s smallest counties but has so much to offer, for a start it’s flanked on the east and west by tourist hotspots such as Oxford and Cambridge and just a 35-minute train trip to the big metropolis of London.

Need inspiration for a getaway? Our holiday homes range in shape and size too. For a country retreat in Bedfordshire, why not experience a stay in a cosy cottage deep in the countryside, a converted barn, a rural lodge or even a large country house? Do something a little different for your next break away.

If you love visiting countryside, woodland walks and stately homes, Bedfordshire has some wonderful gardens and houses on offer such as Toddington Manor, a 19th century country house, surrounded by fabulous gardens.  Walk in the Sundon Hills Country Park or explore huge open spaces on the Chiltern Downs.  If you like the idea of wandering along the riverbanks on a warm summers’ day, there’s a lovely walk at Stanford Lock along the River Ivel.   Listen to the song thrush in Maulden Wood, ancient woodland which has stayed the same for centuries.

For family days out, there’s Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Abbey where the deer roam freely through the 3,000 acre parkland.  There’s plenty to do whilst staying in one of our cottages in Bedfordshire.

If you like the idea of a city or town break, there’s a great variety of towns to visit and of course accommodation in Bedfordshire.  Bedford itself is renowned as having one of the finest riverside settings in the country.  Milton Keynes with the largest covered ski slope in the country makes a great day out, there’s good shopping there too for those less sporty visitors.

Bedfordshire has plenty of museums to entertain and educate – at the British Schools Museum in Hitchin, you’ll be transported to a 19th century classroom and find out about the school day in those times – fascinating.

If you’re interested in history, you’ll enjoy visiting Leighton Buzzard, a market town with the Grand Union Canal running through it. The 13th century parish church, All Saints Church, has a 190-foot spire which stands out majestically on the skyline.

As well as wandering around the town when you visit, you can also walk along the canal footpath or venture into the local 40 acre Stockgrove Country Park which has beautiful lakes and walks in the woodland.

Another claim to fame is that the Great Train Robbery took place on its outskirts and the railway station was used as a location in the film ‘Robbery’.

If it’s a relaxing break you’re after or something more active, Bedfordshire has a lot to offer. We’re here to help you find the perfect home-like-holiday accommodation, get in touch and secure your holiday cottage today.

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