wHATS ON IN & AROUND tOVE VALLEY COTTAGES
Located on a working farm, the cottages have access to wonderful walks through the picturesque Tove Valley and neighbouring countryside. Alongside the river Tove there is an abundance of flora and fauna for you to explore and we have a large pond situated close to the cottages for your enjoyment.
You will find many things to see and do nearby and with easy access to main routes on the A43, A5, M1 and M40 Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire are all within reasonable driving distance, to explore the many attractions they each have to offer.
Here are some local places of interest and we have provided further information in the guide books in cottages so that you can leaf through, at your leisure, when you stay.
The market town of Towcester is within two miles. Towcester has seven pubs, many restaurants, a weekly farmers market and a leisure centre with pool, slides and a gym. Towcester racecourse is a short walk from the cottages and has many meets and other events throughout the year, most of which are free entry and are great fun. It has an impressive grandstand and hosts many weddings and functions. For those attending the British Grand Prix, a park and ride bus service operates from the racecourse
Set in beautiful parkland, Towcester is one of the most picturesque racing, hospitality and events venues in the country. The racecourse offers a wide range of conferencing, wedding and hospitality facilities, making it an ideal leisure destination for both corporate and private individuals. For more information on fixtures and facilities visit www.towcester-racecourse.co.uk
Althorp was built in 1508, by the Spencers, for the Spencers, and that is how it has remained for over 500 years - as the ancestral home of Princess Diana the family line has also contained politicians, courtiers, admirals, society beauties and pioneers in charity work, as well as gamblers, book lovers, and even a breeder of prize bulls. They were all related, but each Spencer was unique in time and taste. Visiting this wonderful property is just a 20 minute drive. www.althorp.com
The city of Milton Keynes is a ten mile journey south, either by car or local bus. There is a main line train station with a regular express service taking just thirty minutes to get to London Euston. The city of Milton Keynes has a vibrant nightlife, two multiscreen cinemas, a huge indoor ski slope, a large undercover shopping centre and is well worth a visit. It also boasts miles of paved cycle ways throughout the city's green areas. These are child friendly and well worth trying. www.mkweb.co.uk
Five miles away is the pretty town of Stony Stratford with is charming High Street and the famous Cock and Bull pubs.
Situated on the A43 between the M1 and the M40 motorways, thousands of people drive past Silverstone every day and over 1 million visitors come through the gates each year. Celebrating more than 60 years of motor racing glory – Silverstone has come along way since its first event in 1948 to become one of the world’s most famous motor sport venues. www.silverstone.co.uk
The pretty historic canal village of Stoke Bruerne is a short bike ride away and boasts two pubs, a canal museum and boat trips through the longest working canal tunnel in the country. www.canalrivertrust.org.uk
A great day out for all the family, go Llama trekking, enjoy exploring the llama farm and discover thier llama gift shop. www.llamatrekking.co.uk
Feeling adventurous - Explore Salcey Forest with fantastic walks of varying distances, including The Gruffalo trail and tree top walk. You can also test your nerve on the Tree Ninja high rope course.
Rookery Open Farm
Explore the beautiful grounds and temples at Stowe National Trust gardens. www.nationaltrust/org.uk/stowe
A perfect family day out meeting all the animals on the petting farm, exploring the various playgrounds and children's activities on offer. www.rookeryopenfarm.com
Hit the slopes at the indoor snow dome located in Milton Keynes. www.xscape.co.uk/miltonkeynes
Canons Ashby House
Spend a day exporing the stunning National Trust house and gardens at Waddesdon Manor. Finish your trip off with afternoon tea in thier picturesque manor restaurant. www.waddesdon.org.uk
Take a tranquil stroll around the National Trust's Canons Ashby. An Elizabethan manor house set in rare terraced gardens, with the 'antient' Dryden family at its heart.