How To Find Us

Ilex Cottage is in the rural North Buckinghamshire village of Thornborough just off the A421 between Buckingham & Milton Keynes.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Always happy to answer any questions – 0778 8872717 or

Please use any of the the BOOK NOW buttons which take you to our Houfy booking, Ilex Cottage Thornborough.  Here you can check date availability, pricing and confirm all the details of your stay.  

Alternatively you can call Liz 0778 8872717 or email who will be happy to answer any questions and complete your booking. 

On street parking is available along the length of Bridge Street with additional parking on the village green opposite the Two Brewers Pub.

Thornborough is well placed just off the A421 & A422 between Milton Keynes & Buckingham with great access from both the M1 & M40.

Ilex Cottage is easy to find and sat nav is ‘usually’ quite accurate – MK18 2DN  

Full directions will be provided prior to arrival.

Ilex Cottage has contact free check-in using a secure key safe.  

For guests who book direct check in is available from 16.00 and check out is at 12.00 – full details will be sent prior to arrival.

Our wonderful local The Two Brewers pub is a one-minute walk from Ilex Cottage – they don’t serve food but a warm welcome awaits.

On Friday nights Howe & Co. mobile fish & chip van visits Thornborough around 8.30pm.  If you are in The Two Brewers at fish & chip time you are welcome to eat in the pub, please ask for a beer mat to pop your food on & please take your rubbish home with you.

Thornborough has a Secret Supper Club ‘Through the Looking Glass’ serving three course set meals with seasonal local ingredients, and occasionally takeaway too.  Pre booking is essential,  for more information contact Alice Woodyard; 07970 422194 /

The Church Porch – Since Covid the Church Porch has become a constant source of delight with numerous villagers dropping items off to be sold in aid of the church.  You never know what you might find;  jams, honey, flour, plants, books.  Doors are usually open during the day & works on an honesty basis.  Well worth a look – you never know what you might find. 

The historic market towns of Buckingham, Stony Stratford and Winslow are 10/15 minutes away and all have a number of great cafes, restaurants and takeaways many who deliver to Thornborough.

Always happy to provide suggestions.

Sorry no dogs but we have the The Folly Kennels at the top of Bridge Street who offer flexible day care and short stay options.

Contact Deb on 01280 821595 / email or have a look at their website thefollykennels

NEW ‘Worry-Free Cancellation Policy’ means you can move your stay with us to any date in the future up to 24 hours before arrival – this is in addition to our usual T&C’s

Free cancellation until 14 days before check-in.

If cancelled fewer than 14 days before arrival a £25 admin fee will be retained.

If cancelled fewer than 5 days before arrival a charge of 50% of booking total will be made.

There is no refund in the event of a no show or reduction in the booking after the guests have arrived.

We strongly recommend that all guests obtain appropriate travel and personal insurance cover in the event of a cancellation.