Chill out in the Chilterns

A twee, peaceful village enclave of Buckinghamshire's Chiltern district, Coleshill offers a quintessential slice of rural England. With its Georgian villas and early 19th century cottages, Coleshill lies around a central pond - one of only a very select number of locations in the country to bear the exotic Starfruit. Its enviable position to the west of the M25 ringroad means central London is reachable within the hour, while the Chiltern Hills and Nearby locales of Oxford and St Albans make it a versatile place to stay.

An unrivalled rural retreat

Coleshill has the luxury of not just one, but two stunning green areas in its immediate vicinity. Sitting in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you're in the perfect place for some unforgettable walks, wildlife, warming pubs and stately homes - such as the glorious Hughenden Manor in Nearby High Wycombe. It also sits on the edge of the Colne Valley Regional Park - a picturesque, 40-square-mile haven for intrepid hikers, cyclists, animal and nature lovers.

Head to an even smaller town...

For a memorable day out with the kids, head to the Bekonscot Model Village in Nearby Beaconsfield - the oldest of its kind in the world. Made up of six miniscule towns, containing over 3,000 inhabitants and 1,000 animals, it's a magical experience sure to bring out the big kid in you too. Planning a trip to Coleshill? The best accommodation options are the Travelodge Beaconsfield Central Hotel and the Travelodge High Wycombe Hotel, each no more than a short drive away.