South Lodge is set in an acre of landscaped gardens and borders a golf course and fields, giving it a semi-rural feel despite being under five miles from the centre of Milton Keynes and four miles from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1. This also means there are lots of local amenities and attractions within easy distance:
Restaurants. There are several excellent eating places within walking or short car distance, including both great pubs and a Michelin starred restaurant.
Shopping. There’s just about everything you could want within two miles of South Lodge, whether it’s a local deli and designer frocks or a Tesco’s, M&S or Boots.
Frosts. Worthy of a paragraph to itself, this locally and privately owned garden centre is a magnet to garden lovers from all over, and has been for sixty-five years. I’d tell you it’s in walking distance but you’ll need the car anyway for carrying all those impulse buys! It also has an excellent cafe and lots of unobtrusive entertainment for children.
Places to visit:
The Stables, world class music and comedy venue, under one mile away stables.org
Woburn Abbey, Golf and Safari Park woburn.co.uk
Bletchley Park, home to the computers that helped win the war! bletchleypark.org.uk
Milton Keynes theatre, where many big productions are staged atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre/
Milton Keynes huge indoor shopping centre thecentremk.com
Xscape, home of the Snozone, Airkix, MK Casino and much more! xscape.co.uk/milton-keynes/discover-xscape
Watersports including wakeboarding willenlake.org.uk/watersports/watersports
National Badminton Centre nbc.uk.com
Stowe National Trust Gardens nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe
Silverstone circuit silverstone.co.uk
Within ¾ hour:
Biscester designer outlet village bicestervillage.com/en/home/
Whipsnade Zoo zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo
Harry Potter Experience wbstudiotour.co.uk/home