Our Residential Venues

Ellesborough Guide Centre, Wendover

Our County Guide Centre at Ellesborough provides indoor accommodation for 30 people. There are two campsites, each accommodating 30 people. The Centre was originally the village school in Ellesborough, and was built in 1839 in the local traditional style; a mixture of mellow red brick and bright knapped flint. The architect was Edward Buckton-Lamb, who also designed some additions to Chequers including the gatehouse at the top of Missenden Road and Prestwood Parish Church.


The Centre was formerly part of the Chequers estate but is now owned and run by Girlguiding Buckinghamshire. It is self-financing and is maintained by a small volunteer committee.


Ellesborough Guide Centre is open for bookings, please book via the bookings website.


We are going to do a full renovation of the site over the next couple of years, providing updated and improved accommodation and facilities to be enjoyed by new generations of Girlguiding members.

Please take a moment to look at our Fund Raising booklet,  full of ideas. Can you help us reach our goal by donating.  The smallest amounts added together will make our upgrade happen.  Thank you


Ellesborough Fund Raising Brochure

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Just Giving to Ellesborough

Heron's Lodge, Milton Keynes

For details of the facilities available please go to the Heron’s Lodge website.

Elmfield Camp Site, Cliveden

This is a “Green field” site leased from the National Trust, it is set within the beautiful grounds of the stately home, Cliveden, on the banks of the river Thames.

There is an old brick built stable block split into three rooms. A kitchen kitted out with a sink, table tops and store boxes. Another can be used as an activity room with large and small tables and the third is a First Aid/ storage room.

There is a boiler house with a brick copper and running water that can be heated so hot water can always be on hand.

Chemical toilets are used and the Elsans are at the site, but screening would be required and there is a manhole on site for disposal of contents.

There is plenty of wood for cooking and running water on tap.

The cost is £1.50 per night and £1 for anyone visiting for the day and is available from 1st April to 30th September except the last three weekends in July

Access is from the Woodland car park and a ten minute walk to the site, but nearer access is available for equipment and Leaders bringing cars with a maximum of five allowed on the site.

Viewing can be arranged.  Please use the ‘contact us’ form for all enquiries.

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