In line with current COVID-19 guidelines, Milton’s Cottage will no longer be open to the public during November 2020.
We will therefore be closed to the public throughout the winter months and aim to re-open on 1st April 2021 – or as soon after this date as government guidelines permit.
Until then, we invite you to take a virtual tour in verse of Milton’s Cottage with this excerpt from Paradise Lost for 350 Voices – a collective reading of Milton’s epic masterpiece in the place where it was completed:
You can also discover how an earlier pandemic connects Paradise Lost to Milton’s Cottage in this link to our newsletter: Milton Messenger
We thank everyone for their support and understanding during these exceptional circumstances.
Chiltern Line from Marylebone to Gerrards Cross (High Wycombe train) then 105 or 104 bus to Chalfont St Giles
Chiltern Line from Marylebone to Amersham (Aylesbury train) or Metropolitan line to Amersham then 105 bus to Chalfont St Giles (London Road stop)
As above, but alight at Chalfont and Latimer station and take a taxi
Take the A413 to Chalfont St Giles, turn into the village at the double mini-roundabout, continue through the village and approximately 75 metres past the last shop is Milton’s Cottage.
There is a free visitor’s car park adjoining Milton’s Cottage for cars. Coach parking must be arranged in advance by email or telephone.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, we are unable to take group bookings. The information below relates to bookings for 2021 onwards, with all future booking depend on changing lockdown advice during the pandemic.
Milton’s Cottage is the perfect destination for a group visit and we are delighted to cater for parties of varying sizes and interests.
So that all of our visitors enjoy the intimate ambience of Milton’s Cottage, we recommend that any groups of 15 or more people book with us in advance. As Milton’s Cottage is a Grade I listed Elizabethan cottage, with limited space, our maximum group size is 25 people (or up to 50 if the group is able to divide into smaller groups to visit the garden or St. Giles Church).
A visit to Milton’s Cottage usually lasts between 1 – 1.5 hours. If your group is planning a full day trip to the area, we would be delighted to suggest other local visitor attractions as well as cafes, restaurants and pubs in the village. We are happy to provide contact details and any other information to help make your group visit a pleasurable one.
To enquire about making a booking, please telephone us on 01494 872313 / firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the Group booking form
We want to help all of our visitors enjoy their experience at Milton’s Cottage as much as we can. There is wheelchair access by prior arrangement and guide dogs are welcome throughout the museum. If you require any further information, please call us on 01494 872313.
In the Area
Whilst visiting Milton’s Cottage, why not take some time to wander around the village of Chalfont St. Giles, one of the loveliest in the Chilterns? As well as great pubs, cafes and restaurants there’s a Grade I listed Norman church, village green, duckpond and the River Misbourne running tranquilly through.
Close by is the Chiltern Open Air Museum and Jordans Quaker Meeting House – famous as the last resting place of William Penn and his family.
The Chalfont St. Giles village website has further information about the local area: