A beautiful country house in Buckinghamshire, England, Bletchley Park also represents a legendary chapter in British history as the home of the Allied codebreakers during World War II. Our choice of hotels nearby are perfect for exploring the estate, the lovely English landscape and the historic towns peppering it, and range from restored historic inns to elegant townhouses – bookable on Culture Trip.
Cosy rooms with country furniture sit above this Tudor-style property in the town of Heath and Reach, just a 15-minute drive from Bletchley Park. The oak-beamed seating area in the pub, warmed by a log fire and dotted with leather armchairs, is a homely spot to pass an afternoon with a superb selection of craft beers.
Modernity is at the heart of Milton Keynes, one of the country’s comparatively few new towns, a quality reflected in this central hotel, where rooms have walk-in showers and feature ring-lit mirrors to help you freshen up for a night on the town. Restaurants and bars, as well as attractions such as Gulliver’s Land and Lodge Lake, are right on your doorstep here.
A picturesque Victorian red-brick facade leads into a collection of lovely rooms, each with unique features. For example, the Coach House suite has a large jacuzzi bathtub, while family rooms open onto a pleasant courtyard shaded by greenery. Particularly opulent is the Hucklesby suite, with a brick fireplace and a huge four-poster bed. The hotel is in the centre of Luton, perfect for accessing the airport and exploring nearby sights, including Bletchley Park.
An ultra-modern construction of dark wood, brick and glass, the Sharnbrook Hotel has a contemporary look that contrasts nicely with its surroundings in the 1,000-year-old village of the same name. The Ciampi family built the hotel in 2006, and rooms are decorated in a classic style with imported materials from Italy, including plush red carpets and carved wooden furniture. Italian hospitality also echoes throughout the Vesuvio Restaurant, in business since 1987; highlights include the traditional Neapolitan pizza.
A gorgeous Elizabethan-style building from the 19th century, the Five Arrows offers classically comfortable rooms in a former coaching inn. Particularly plush are the junior suites, which feature cosy lounges and four-poster beds. In addition to superb British cuisine at the restaurant, a unique afternoon “teapas” is on offer in the garden, where you can build your own afternoon tea with dishes like parmesan fries and scotch eggs, along with classic scones and a selection of teas.
Guest rooms at this Buckingham townhouse hotel reflect the same classic elegance as the historic building that houses them, with buttoned velvet armchairs and wooden dressers painted in a cool palette of grey. A similar traditional decor is offset by modern cardio and weights equipment in the gym, while the elegant Laura Ashley Tea Room serves a classic afternoon tea, with particularly good smoked salmon sandwiches and lemon posset.
With all the reliable luxury we’ve come to expect from the Hilton portfolio, this DoubleTree hotel is perfect for football fans. Its modern guest rooms are built into the Stadium MK, and some of the rooms even overlook the pitch itself. The elegant Terrace Bar is soundtracked by a tinkling piano, while superb grilled meat dishes, alongside varied vegan and vegetarian options, are on offer at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse.
This traditional inn sits in the village of Maulden and has a lovely rustic feel, with wooden beams, four-poster beds and rough-hewn stone walls among the period features; guest rooms are jazzed up with fluffy bedspreads and bright floral wallpaper. The covered outdoor dining area, hung with wisteria, is a beautifully peaceful spot to enjoy country cuisine – try the wild mushroom ravioli.
Unsure of what else to do in the area? You’re in luck; from historic caves and a railway museum in Buckinghamshire to some of the greatest green spaces in England, this part of the UK is a real gem. Why not extend your trip to the historic city of Oxford and stay in one of the best hotels or bed and breakfasts, now bookable via Culture Trip.
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