Chinnor is steeped in history, with a working steam railway dating back to 1872, offering rides and hosting events most weekends. You’ll find a lovingly restored windmill in White’s Field, re-built by volunteers from old photographs. Nearby Chinnor Hill Nature Reserve offers magnificent views over the Chiltern Hills and opportunities to watch red kites and kestrels. Chinnor Hill falls to Icknield Way, part of Ridgeway – thought to be the oldest road in Britain.
Chinnor village boasts a wealth of shops including a traditional butcher, bakery, book shop and cafe. White’s Field, located right next to the Driftway development, is a popular place for many local events, including an annual Chinnor Beer Festival, arts and crafts clubs for youngsters, and regular quiz nights.
Don’t miss a chance to explore The Swan at Tetsworth, a mere 6-mile drive away – a historic Grade II Elizabethan Coaching Inn representing over 80 antique dealers with a selection of furniture, jewellery, textiles, and other collectable antiques. Explore the cobbled streets and old college buildings of Oxford, or immerse yourself in the filming locations of Downton Abbey and Midsomer Murders. For a special occasion, pay a visit to the Sir Charles Napier, an acclaimed gastro-pub just outside Chinnor, and one of Raymond Blanc's favourite Sunday lunch spots.
You'll be perfectly placed in Chinnor, with the market town of Thame on your doorstep, and Princes Risborough train station just a short drive away, offering direct services to London Marylebone in 38 minutes. High Wycombe and Aylesbury are both a 22-25 minute drive away, and you can reach Oxford and Bicester Village in just over half an hour.