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Top 5 holiday homes near ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, UK

Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay


Lions at ZSL Zoo

When visiting Dunstable, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, UK

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

Tea Break

Tea Break, Plum Guide home in Hertfordshire

Tea Break, Plum Guide home in Hertfordshire

Click to book Tea Break now: from £170 per night This smart home is a great base in Watford, Hertfordshire, putting you right in between the city and the countryside. It's a tranquil space with modern furniture, crisp white walls and pops of colour thanks to the artworks on the walls. You'll love making yourself at home in the sleek kitchen, sharing meals around the dining table and snuggling up amongst the many cushions on the sofa. There are several extras available that will make your stay super easy – like the free parking space and the option to request that the host picks up some groceries for your arrival. Watford's town centre is close, as is the legendary Warner Bros Studio Tour where you can see the Harry Potter sets up close. There are also some lovely canal walks nearby, along with the green space of Cassiobury Park. And, if you want to venture into London, simply hop on the train and arrive in Euston within half an hour. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Boudica In Blue

Boudica In Blue, Plum Guide home in Hertfordshire

Boudica In Blue, Plum Guide home in Hertfordshire

Click to book Boudica In Blue now: from £120 per night Bright, modern and colourful, this home has everything you need for a comfortable stay in St Albans. From its wood floors to its Chesterfield-style sofa and sleek kitchen, this apartment instantly makes you feel welcome. Open up the living room’s French doors for leafy views from the Juliet balcony before sitting down at the glass dining table for your morning cup of coffee. St Albans’ city centre is just a fifteen-minute walk away, with its beautiful cathedral, Verulamium Museum and Roman Theatre, while historic Knebworth House dating back to 1490 is just a thirty-minute drive away. London is reachable by train in just thirty minutes (or an hour by car), making trips to the capital a cinch. After a day of exploring, come back home for a long soak under the rainfall shower. If you have work to catch up on, the dedicated desk space and speedy wi-fi will make getting down to business a breeze. Finish the night off with a glass of wine and a movie, before retreating to your stylish bedroom for a restful night’s sleep. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Spring Stream

Spring Stream, Plum Guide home in Buckinghamshire

Spring Stream, Plum Guide home in Buckinghamshire

Click to book Spring Stream now: from £950 per night This country home is a dream come true, with its beautiful thatched roof, charming lived-in feel, and fabulous grounds (the host specialises in restoring historic gardens). Nestled in a pretty village, its size and excellent facilities make it perfect for a large family gathering, special celebration, or a getaway with friends. The home’s welcoming interior and two acres of land make for a sociable setting, but it's far from the madding crowd if you're here for a serene experience. The hosts here have thought about everything for you. You can play croquet or a bit of football on the lawn, feed the hens, pick herbs and fresh flowers in the cottage garden, have a barbecue on the patio, or pop the cork on something cold and fizzy as you step into the hot tub. There's even a village pub just minutes away on foot. Here you're just a ten-minute drive from Buckingham, or fifteen minutes from Bletchley Park, with loads of great country walks on your doorstep. Sleeps up to 14 | 7 Bedrooms | 8 Bathrooms

White Dahlias

White Dahlias, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

White Dahlias, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book White Dahlias now: from £110 per night This cosy studio in the heart of sleepy Highmoor Cross is the perfect match for couples or solo travellers seeking an idyllic escape in the Cotswolds. Whitewashed walls give a feeling of spaciousness and cleverly positioned skylights flood the home with natural light. A squashy tan leather loveseat is an ideal spot for a moment to yourself, while the breakfast bar calls for a shared brunch with locally sourced produce. Pull on your wellies or jump on your bike and take to the numerous walking and cycling trails right on your doorstep. Head out on the forty-five-minute ramble to Grey’s Court – a Tudor country house with delightful gardens and a quaint tea room. Or, set off in the car for thirteen minutes to Henley-on-Thames and take a rowing boat out on the river. Finish the day with a pint of real ale and a slap-up meal in one of the market town’s many traditional pubs. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Babes In Toyland

Babes In Toyland, Plum Guide home in Oxfordhsire

Babes In Toyland, Plum Guide home in Oxfordhsire

Click to book Babes In Toyland now: from £550 per night Pretty as a picture, this period townhouse in the heart of Henley is the perfect choice if you're looking for a quintessential English home with everything right on its doorstep. Just moments away from the riverside, there are shops, restaurants and cafes aplenty and – best of all – the host has an agreement with the pub next door which can provide room service food and drink during your stay. Set over three floors and packed with character features, it's a charming place with a contemporary extension to the rear making for a bright, open plan living space. The kitchen is all set up for easy cooking at home, and you can choose to eat at the dining table or, if the sun gods are smiling, open up the bi-folding doors and sit out in the pretty courtyard garden. If you're here to do some serious walking in the Chiltern Hills, the addition of a boot room with a shower is useful, and there's a snug at the front of the house for cosy evenings in. Sleeps up to 10 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

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