If you’re heading to Buckinghamshire in September for Roald Dahl Day, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.
Where to reside for Roald Dahl Day
Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Buckinghamshire collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.
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
Click to book Bluewick now: from £210 per night If you want to see how the other half live, make a beeline for this four-bedroom family home. It’s located in Slough, just a five-minute drive to Windsor castle. Visit St George’s Chapel, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their vows, or amble the Queen’s Walkway, which has been designed to link 63 of the town’s best attractions, parks, features and views. as this home is a new-build, the interior design is contemporary, clean and stylish. The open-plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room benefits from wooden-flooring and pristine white walls. We love the picnic-style dining table with two benches, perfect for family gatherings. Getting together is easy in this space, as you can either battle it out over a game of Articulate, on the retro games console or relax with Netflix. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
Click to book Redwick now: from £210 per night Enjoy a stay in the heart of Berkshire in this fresh modern home close to Slough’s town centre. The airy open-plan living space invites you to unwind and relax with loved ones or come together on the comfy corner sofa to battle it out on the retro games console. Set over three floors, there’s ample space for everyone to spread out and you can step out for some fresh air in the small garden or on the balcony perching out from the master bedroom. The contemporary kitchen is perfectly equipped for relaxed meals at home, but if you feel like heading out, you’ll have access to a wide range of local amenities and activities on your doorstep. The kids will love the close proximity to Legoland and Thorpe Park while the grown-ups can enjoy the rich history and charming shopping streets of Windsor just five minutes down the road. If you’re flying in from abroad, you’ll be pleased to know that Heathrow Airport is just a ten-minute drive away, and London can be reached in under 20 minutes by train for exciting day trips exploring the capital. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
Whistle A Happy Song
Click to book Whistle A Happy Song now: from £165 per night Surrounded by Chiltern's landscape of wooded hills and verdant fields, this home in Henley-on-Thames (recently voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the English countryside) is the perfect spot for an easy-going escape. With its wood floors, farmhouse-style kitchen and large garden, you’ll have no trouble unwinding and settling into a slower pace of life. Enjoy breakfast in your private outdoor haven and ask your host to arrange an at-home massage for a luxurious start to any day. Then go out to explore your surroundings – Henley-on-Thames is just a fifteen-minute walk away where independent shops and restaurants line cobbled streets and the River Thames provides beautiful waterside walks. After a day soaking up the beautiful scenery, come back home for an evening jam session with the guitar and drum in the living room before firing up the barbecue for a meal under the stars. Alternatively, sit down to a celebratory meal prepared by a private chef, arranged by your host. When you’re ready to turn in, two elegant country-style bedrooms wait to drift you into a peaceful night’s sleep. Sleeps up to 6 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom
A Royal Regatta
Click to book A Royal Regatta now: from £130 per night You’ll find this cosy apartment on a typically Tudor-style street in the idyllic Henley-upon-Thames. Step outside the front door and you’re on a quaint road lined with boutique shops and cafés as bunting adorns the lamp-posts. It’s a three-minute stroll to the river, where the Royal Regatta takes place annually, and cruises drift up and down year-round. A big bay window bathes the living room in natural light and a comfy leather or velvet sofa await wearing legs at the end of the day. The original fireplace and small book library add a homely touch to the place. The kitchen is a vision of modern convenience, with all the bits and pieces you need to cook every meal of the day. Or, head out to the restaurants and pubs of Henley-on-Thames – you’re right in the heart of town after all. Sleeps up to 5 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
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