Cadmore End, Marlow, High Wycombe & Stokenchurch

Cadmore End

South Fields Bed and Breakfast accommodation are in the small Chiltern Village of Cadmore End. With a population of only 140, it is part of the parish of Lane End which also includes Wheeler End and Bolter End.

Situated high up in the spectacular Chiltern Hills, home of the famed Red Kites, it is surrounded by magnificent hanging beech woods and stunning views over the Thames valley. With a network of footpaths and bridleways, it is an ideal location for walkers, riders, and cyclists.

It has two pubs – the Old Ship, serving traditional beers straight from traditional wooden casks, and The Blue Flag both serving food. It is less than 5 miles from Wycombe Air Park and the Blue Max Museum which houses a collection of historic flying machines that have starred in many films.

Marlow-on-Thames

This pretty, busy riverside town has recently taken on a commercial aspect with the growth of the Globe Business Park. Its three prestigious hotels The Compleat Angler Hotel; Danesfield House Hotel and The Crowne Plaza Hotel are a testimony to its growing importance.

Marlow is of considerable historical significance having been recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was valued at 25. It has also been the home of distinguished writers and poets over the years including Percy Bysshe Shelley, his wife Mary Shelley, T .S.Eliot and Jerome. K. Jerome, author of “Three Men in a Boat”.

Its most famous living resident is undoubtedly Sir Steve Redgrave, winner of five successive Olympic gold rowing medals.

High Wycombe

Although primarily a commercial center with Cressex Business Park & Kingsmead Business Park close by, High Wycombe is surrounded by some of the loveliest countrysides in southern England.

Situated in a deep valley in the heart of the Chilterns High Wycombe is the largest town in Buckinghamshire having grown up in 18th & 19th centuries around the furniture industry.

It was once known as “the furniture capital of England”. It’s wide typically Georgian High Street is dominated at its western end by the Little Market House built by Robert Adam knew affectionately as “The Pepperpot”. It is also home of the Wycombe Swan Theatre one of the finest theatres outside London.

Stokenchurch

Stokenchurch is less than 10 minutes drive from South Fields B&B. It is situated on the main A40 road and under a mile from Junction 5 of the M40. There are a large number of pubs in the village probably because Stokenchurch was at one time a staging post to change horses after the steep climb up the Chiltern escarpment.

There were thirteen pubs and alehouses in the village in 1864 including the present-day Fleur de Lys and The Four Horse Shoes. The Kings Arms Hotel is where King Charles 11 is reputed to have stayed with his mistress in the 17th century.

Today Stokenchurch is largely a residential village with a small number of high-tech companies around its borders.