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Bed and Breakfast in Bletchley

Hi all,

Any recommendations for B and B in Bletchley for a stay in May 2015?

Thank you,
Virginia

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When you are looking, you should know that Bletchley is part of Milton Keynes.

7 minutes away by train from Bletchley is the nice small town of Leighton Buzzard and its adjacent village of Linslade.

When looking for B&Bs in Milton Keynes be aware that virtually all of MK is new build construction from the last 40 years to the present day, so cute villages don't exist there but roundabouts in their hundreds do. It was/is a planned city which is not yet anywhere near built out, and it has its good bits and its bad bits (don't ask me which is which, I only go to the shopping areas and only in the daytime).

Bletchley Park is completely surrounded by new construction, and the railway station.

Are you driving or taking the train?

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Hi Nigel,

We will be driving to Bletchley from Salisbury.

We would prefer to stay in a town that feels more like a village than a city if possible.

Thank you,
Virginia

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Hi Emma,

Thank you very much!!

The town looks simply charming, exactly the type of town we are looking to stay in.

Many Thanks,
Virginia

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Stoney Stratford looks very nice. When we visited Bletchley we stayed at Woodleys Farmhouse right outside of Woburn Sands, 10 minutes from Woburn. We liked this area.

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Hi Sharon,

Thanks so much for your recommendation of Woodleys Farmhouse right outside of Woburn Sands!!

I take it Woburn Sands is a very little village? Does this farmhouse have places for guests to park?

I will look into this.

Many thanks,
Virginia

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Woburn Sands is a small town, predominantly of London commuters, as well as Milton Keynes commuters.

It is served by a very small one or two car London Midland train at its tiny station on the Marston Vale line which connects Bedford to Bletchley. It is 3 stops out of Bletchley.

Wikipedia has an interesting page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woburn_Sands

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I don't know the B&B, but Google is a wonderful thing. According to the webpage for the B&B,

"Woodleys Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast offers ample FREE car parking within the gated grounds and FREE Wi Fi ".

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I take it Woburn Sands is a very little village?

A small town is bigger than a big village which is bigger than a very small village.

Woburn Sands is a small town.

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Hi Virginia. I just logged on and saw your question and Nigel has done a good job answering. The B&B was in the country about 5 minutes from Woburn Sands. We drove there every night for dinner since there were quite a few restaurants to choose from. As I mentioned, Woburn is about 10 minutes further and is a very nice town (I'll call it that - it's bigger than Woburn Sands). Right down the road from Woburn is the Abbey which is wonderful to tour. You can see the reviews on line for the B&B. It was a very pleasant place to stay with a wonderful owner.

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One other thing: you might want to Google Earth Woburn Sands. It certainly met our needs because we were out touring during the day and came back to the B&B at night. We wanted dinner and, as I said, we ate at various restaurants in Woburn Sands every night. But, it's not a big place - stores/restaurants on perhaps two blocks both sides of the street - as I recall.

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Thank you Nigel for all of your information about towns and villages and particularly Woburn Sands!!!

I believe we will stay there for our 3 nights around Bletchley.

Many thanks,
Virginia

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Does anyone know anything about The White House Bed and Breakfast in the village of Little Brickhill?

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Hi Sharon,

I just wanted to let you know that we will be staying at the Woodleys Farmhouse B&B right outside of Woburn Sands that I believe you said you stayed in.

I appreciate your recommendation. The place looks lovely!!

Any advice about great places to eat that are not pretentious, just good food?

I forget...did you tour Bletchley Park?

Thanks,
Virginia

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Virginia, so glad you will be staying there. We loved it. As far as places to eat, we drove into the little town (about 5-10 minutes away) every night. They had a variety of restaurants and we tried one each night, and it was fine. Can't remember the names of them so nothing stands out. Yes, we did tour Bletchley one day - that's why we were in the area. Enjoy your visit!! (It's been about 4 years since we stayed in the B&B, so I'm sure she doesn't remember us because she has such an active business. My husband is the person who fixed her clothes dryer - it was TOTALLY packed with lint.)

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Hi Sharon,

The little town looks lovely when I looked at it on the Internet.

I will mention about your husband fixing their dryer while we are there. You folks were living in Santa Rosa at the time, right? I thought if I could say where you were from it might help the owners to remember.

I'll do some posts about our stay there when we return.

Thanks again,
Virginia

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Yes, in Santa Rosa. I corresponded with her for a whole year on e-mail. Her name is Gill and I thought I was corresponding with a male. When we arrived and met her I asked about the owner (Gill) and learned it was her. Pronounced Jill but spelled Gill - I guess that's common in England.