Lodge Farm House BandB is set within the beautiful rolling Chiltern Hills; formally recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty since 1965, covering 324 square miles of countryside including our own county of Hertfordshire and local Bedfordshire.
The area provides our guests with access to some of the finest landscapes in the country and to many wonderful woodlands, countryside walks and cycle paths. Pegsdon Hills, Barton Hills National Nature Reserve and Sharpenhoe Clappers are all gems of our local area. Swathed in wildflowers in spring and summer, offering stunning viewpoints over the rolling Chiltern hills.
The Chilterns Cycleway is a 170-mile circular cycle route taking in the best of the Chilterns scenery passing through Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire with some of the best landscapes in these counties. The route is mostly on-road, following minor roads, with just a few sections following towpaths, surfaced cycle lanes and bridleways.
There are lots of options for splitting up the cycle route into shorter sections and exploring a bit at a time. Shorter options that could be considered whilst staying with us at Lodge Farm House include the Great Offley to Whitwell route (5 miles). This section is on country lanes which pass through local farmland, then down from King’s Walden to the river at Whitwell. This route is undulating as there is a long hill between King’s Walden and Whitwell so make sure that you take advantage of your full English breakfast at our bed and breakfast to set you up for the day and give you the sustenance you will need for the journey ahead!
For the keen birdwatchers amongst you, you may be interested to know that it is also one of the best places in the UK to see and admire red kites. These magnificent birds of prey were re-introduced to the area over 20 years ago and can often be seen in all their splendour gliding above our beautiful guest house. The red kite reintroduction has proved to be one of the greatest conservation success stories of the 20th century and you could experience these amazing birds from the grounds of our beautiful bed and breakfast.
If you enjoy a pub crawl, and frankly who doesn’t, you can enjoy walks from our local village pubs. The Three Springs Walks all begin and end at the Red Lion pub, in nearby Great Offley. You will have the pleasure of being able to explore green tranquil landscapes of ancient hedges, sunken lanes and small woodlands all the way. The long and short circular routes of the Three Springs Walk take you through some of the loveliest countryside of the northern Chilterns near Hitchin.
Alternatively starting and finishing from the nearby Lilley Arms, a 300-year-old former coaching inn, the Chalk Hill Walk gives a choice of a 2 or 5-mile walk, both starting and finishing at this pub.
No need to feel guilty about indulging in a pub lunch and enjoying your favourite tipple when completing these beautiful countryside walks, you will deserve them!
After experiencing the delights of the countryside, return to Lodge Farm House guest house where you will be able to explore our beautiful gardens, have access to our gorgeous lounge area where you will find comfy sofas, lovely views and an honesty bar. It’s the perfect space for relaxing before retiring to your comfortable bedroom.
So, as you can see there are many reasons to make Lodge Farm House B&B your choice of accommodation when visiting Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire. Situated in the beautiful landscapes of the Chilterns our guests have a wealth of activities and sights to experience, taking in the English countryside at its best.
Whether staying for work or pleasure we look forward to welcoming you soon.