Ellesborough Guide Centre

Situated in the rural Chilterns just below Coombe Hill, in its own two acres of grounds, Girlguiding Buckinghamshire’s Pack Holiday House at Ellesborough was opened in 1972. This fully furnished centre, once a Victorian school, provides self-catering living accommodation for up to thirty people in the House and offers camping space for up to sixty people in the grounds. The location gives easy access to the surrounding woods and hills and the centre is ideal for indoor and outdoor activities, and for all age groups. Click the image below to view further photos.











Inside the house, which is centrally heated and available all the year round, are two large reception rooms which serve both for meal times and recreation. A modern kitchen, opened in 2009, is equipped for gas and microwave cooking, with ample storage space, and refrigerator and freezer cabinets. For those who detest washing up, there is a high speed dishwasher.
The flexible sleeping accommodation consists of two dormitories with room for eight and fourteen persons, in double bunks. This accommodation can be extended with up to eight folding beds situated as desired, to give a maximum sleeping capacity of thirty persons. Toilets are located between the two dormitories and an adjacent wash room provides showers. A separate toilet allows for disabled person access.

Upstairs, a mezzanine floor can be used as a leader’s retreat, an extra dormitory, or just somewhere to hide! The grounds offer sheltered sites for camping, two fire places for cooking, a camp fire circle (and maybe some wood), a flagpole, a toilet block with showers, a wet weather shelter, ‘fridge, and freezer storage. In addition, the Centre offers, for hire, complete sets of camp equipment (tents, utensils, gas cooking rings, etc.) or you can bring your own. There is car parking space for approximately twenty cars.

To book your stay at Ellesborough Guide Centre (House or Field) or for further information, please visit the online booking website:


New files added August 2017

You can check availability and request bookings on the website.  If you have any problems with the website please email: ellesboroughguidecentre@gmail.com

Ellesborough Guide Centre address:

Ellesborough Guide Centre
Missenden Road
Butlers Cross
HP17 0UP

Ellesborough Guide Centre

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