The Chilterns AONB

The ideal location

Cholsey Grange Farm is located in the Chilterns AONB on the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire border. We're close to the towns of;

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Marlow
  • Thame
  • Watlington (England's smallest town)
  • Oxford
  • High Wycombe

And the beautiful villages of Hambleden, Fingest, Turville and Skirmett which have all featured in numerous Films and TV series such as Chitty Bang Bang, Midsommer Murders and The Vicar of Dibley.



AONB

Two excelent websites to help you explore the Chilterns AONB

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Welcome to Midsomer!

Midsomer Murders charms millions of TV viewers …but where is it filmed?

Fans know Midsomer as the home of traditional pubs, village greens, fetes and Sunday afternoon cricket. They watch the improbable number of murders committed in dastardly yet creative ways, and solved by the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby of Causton CID. But that’s the fictional Midsomer County.

The real-life Midsomer Murders locations are spread across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire where towns and villages have names every bit as wonderful as their fictional counterparts. South Oxfordshire’s villages, stately homes, stone cottages and market towns provide around half of the filming locations.

This rural English countryside is a short distance outside of London and easily reached for a relaxing short break. If you watch Midsomer Murders and think “I wonder where it is” – you’ve found the right place. Use these pages to find somewhere to stay and take a tour in the footsteps of Inspector Barnaby; enjoying a beer in the local pub or posing for photographs beside the village church.

See the Visit Midsomer website for more information and various self-guide tours etc.

Henley Hosts operate weekly guided walking tours of Henley and its Midsomer Murders locations. The tour takes visitors around the streets of Henley and down to the River Thames, revealing the buildings which have appeared in the show and also talking about Henley’s history as a market town.

The tours operate EVERY Saturday at 11.00am, from March 18th through till October 28th (* excludes April 15th and July 1st 2017). The tour starts from inside The Argyll Pub, Market Place, Henley. RG9 2AA. The tour costs Advanced Booking – Adult £10.00 and £5.00 per child. Costs on the day – Adult £12.00 and £6.00 per child and lasts one hour. Book online or : info@theargyllhenley.co.uk. For group bookings: graham@tours2order.com

Walking

We'll provide maps and circular walks from the CL of 1-3 hours No need to drive!

For the more adventurous take a look at Fred's walks - again all from this CL - and others on 'Two Dogs & an Awning'.

More Info on walking..

Film & TV

Keen followers of The Vicar of Dibbley, Midsommer Murders or the recent ITV production of Cranford will recognise many localities within 5-15 minutes of the CL.

Notable films filmed locally include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The 101 Dalmations, Monuments Men, Goodnight Mr Tom, Hyde Park on Hudson & Nanny McFee.

See also Famous TV and Film Locations in Bucks from Bucks TV

Food & Drink

We are surrounded by superb local food producers, pubs, gastro-pubs, Michelin starred pubs & restaurants and farm shops. Thame has a weekly Farmers Market and Laceys some of the best cream and milk you will ever taste.

Rebellion brewery in Marlow has free beer tasting every day. See the video!

Our interactive map is the place to explore!

Interactive Map

Use our map to find local places of interest.

You'll find details of places to go such as National Trust houses, shops, banks, a caravan shop, childrens activities, pubs & restaurants, emergency facilities such as Vet & A&E


The Hambleden Valley

Cholsey Grange sits at the Northern end of the beautiful Hambleden Valley which stretches down to the River Thames and includes the villages of Turville, Turville Heath, Fingest, Skirmett, Hambleden and Mill End.

Use this map to explore the Hambleden Valley.


We also have a printed information leaflet.

Wildlife

If you don't see any Red Kites whilst you are at Cholsey Grange we'll give you your pitch fee back! Red Kites were reintroduced to Southern England in these very woods, and they have thrived. You'll also see Fallow deer (sometimes they visit the CL at night as they love the mown grass) and one of our Barn Owls if you are lucky. There are also a number of badger setts on the farm.

Contact Us / Booking:

Phone: 01491-638-736 - we will return calls if you leave a clear message - please repeat your number slowly!

email: ted.howardjones@gmail.com - we'll respond within 24 hours.

Best Method: Online Booking