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Tel code: 01296 | code search
Postcode: HP22 | code search
Population: 1200
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A quintessential English village in Buckingshire is Quainton (previously Quainton Malet after the Malet family who were lords of the manor until 1348), 5 miles to the north-west of Aylesbury. The population is just over 1200, there’s a church, a school and 3 pubs! However, the village has certainly played its part in history. The church of St Mary and the Holy Cross dates back to the 14th century and a translator of the King James version of the Bible is buried in the chancel there. The windmill, overlooking the village green, was built in 1830 and is the tallest in the county at 65ft. It was derelict until recent restoration to working status and can be visited each Sunday morning. The village green is surrounded by half-timbered thatched cottages and close to it are the Winwood Almshouses. This 1867 terrace of 8 small cottages, with gothic style architecture, housed the poor of the parish. Now this pretty village is home to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (despite no public rail services here) – a working steam museum, Quainton Hill – offering 4 miles of spectaculat walking and Quainton Stud – an ultimate equine service! There are 3 pubs, all serving real ales, with The White Hart also serving food and offering accommodation, aswell as Woodlands Farmhouse B&B and the hotels of Aylesbury.

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George & Dragon
Swan & Castle
White Hart

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Quainton C of E Combined

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Lloyds Farm Butchers
Signature Flowers
Crawleys Family Butchers

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The Five Arrows (2.09 miles)

The Five Arrows

This small Victorian country hotel stands at the gates of Waddesdon Manor. It was originally built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to house the craftsmen and architects working on the Manor. There are ... More | visit website

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The Old Stables (4.76 miles)

The Old Stables

A quaint 18th century timbered cottage in a tranquil backwater, offering 2 double rooms and a family suite of one double and an adjoining child's room. The residents sitting room has a TV and a DVD ... More | visit website

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Bell Hotel (4.81 miles)

Bell Hotel

The Bell Hotel is a most convenient base for both large parties or the individual. All our bedrooms are en suite, well appointed and comfortable with tastefully colour co-ordinated fabrics and furnishings. Amenities include tea ... More | visit website

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Winslow Farmers Market (4.85 miles)

Bustling farmers market on the first Sunday of the month 10am until 1.30pm. Award winning local producers from within 30 miles of Winslow. Contact email: kim.curle@beautifullydifferent.com ... More
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Premier Inn Aylesbury (5.44 miles)

Premier Inn Aylesbury
In the beautiful Aylesbury Vale, 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Aylesbury's town centre, the hotel offers great value, with spacious, comfortable and modern en suite rooms and free parking. The Premier Inn Aylesbury is within ... More | visit website
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Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa (5.45 miles)

Hartwell House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Hartwell House is a beautifully restored 18th century stately home standing in 90 acres of parkland only one hour from London and 45 minutes from London Heathrow. The magnificent rooms, once lived in by exiled ... More | visit website

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Broad Leys (6.69 miles)

Broad Leys
Located on the outskirts of Aylesbury town centre, The Broad Leys bar and restaurant offers you an air conditioned haven from the hustle and bustle of busy town life or hectic office days.

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Wychert Cottage (7.02 miles)

Wychert Cottage

Wychert cottage is a converted bake-house built over 300 years ago. It was converted in 1999 and so combines modern convenience with period charm. Gas fired central heating ensures the cottage is cosy, even during ... More | visit website

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Dinton Hermit (7.02 miles)

Dinton Hermit

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An Hotel created from a 15th Century Inn using the 200 yr old wychett barn. The Barn and Regency rooms have large power showers with the ... More

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Olympic Lodge Hotel (7.10 miles)

Olympic Lodge Hotel

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When the working day is done, Stoke Mandeville Stadium provides the perfect environment to unwind, where our guests can stay in comfort at low prices and best value. No other ... More

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