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Combermere Abbey

Combermere Whitchurch Shropshire SY13 4AJ
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Combermere Abbey

Step inside the Combermere Abbey Estate – Treat yourself to the Simple Pleasures in Life and Leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Steeped in a thousand years of English history, come and explore acres of rolling parkland, walled gardens and ancient woodlands alongside spectacular Gothic architecture, enchanting waters and a breathtaking Edwardian Glasshouse, just waiting for you to discover them down a mile-long drive surrounded by ancient parkland and century-old oak trees.  You can choose between our luxury bed & breakfast in The North Wing or award-winning self-catering in our holiday cottages.

The perfect countryside retreat, Combermere Abbey’s 10 luxury holiday cottages nestling on the Cheshire/ Shropshire border between Nantwich and Whitchurch, are the perfect balance of privacy and luxury.  There are 9 around the original restored Stables and Stone Lodge which stands at the edge of the estate in its own garden.  All are beautifully appointed and individually designed, this holiday cottage accommodation will not disappoint.

Those little extras:  we can arrange delicious homemade meals created by Covington and delivered to your door.  Book a scrumptious afternoon tea by Fiona Hackshall and find it waiting on your arrival.  We love pooches and they love Combermere – all those smells and all that space! Book them in for a fabulous shampoo and blow-dry with Chloe from Dachshing only one mile away.   Lots of wonderful local eateries, shopping and places to explore.

The Courtyard Cottages

Set in the heart of the estate, our idyllic dog-friendly holiday cottages were converted from the 19th century Combermere stables. Ranging in size and style, excellent attention to detail and comfort there is much to offer. Sleeping from 4 to 10 people,  these well-appointed cottages provide the perfect getaway for couples, friends and families and groups alike.

Crossley Cottage


Formerly a complete wing of the original stables, Crossley Cottage offers luxurious, contemporary accommodation. The perfect holiday cottage for a group of friends or two families, each of the five bedrooms has its own bath or shower room, large eat-in kitchen, TV room and garden with parkland views.

Malbanc Cottage


A wonderful cottage for entertaining, Malbanc is perfect for groups of eight and can dine up to 16 when taken with other cottages with its accommodating dining area. Its sophisticated design and impressive architectural features make it an instant hit with families and larger groups of friends.

Beckett Cottage


Decorated with an African theme throughout, Beckett Cottage is a popular choice for those taking several cottages to celebrate house parties, birthday celebrations, reunions, anniversaries and family gatherings as its large dining room can accommodate larger numbers.  However, it also perfect for smaller groups from six. Its private terrace and seating area leads directly to the gardens and is perfect for outdoor entertaining. With its high ceilings, large windows, stone fireplace and original beams, this elegant cottage is a versatile gathering space.

Wellington Cottage


With its original mullion windows and pointed turret, Wellington Cottage was designed by Edward Blore and built for the first Viscount Combermere in 1837. The cottage name remembers the famous Duke, who was Lord Combermere’s mentor and godfather to his eldest son. The romance of the picturesque exterior with its private garden looking over the park, continues inside with a modern and warm colour palette throughout.

Cotton Cottage


As you approach the restored stables, Cotton Cottage with its Jacobean-style turret, mullion windows and private garden comes into view. Originally the Coachman’s house, the main double bedroom features a splendid four-poster bed and shower in the turret!!

Callander Cottage


Light and airy, Callander cottage is a contemporary choice, its entrance cleverly disguised in the impressive coach house doors. Named as a tribute to the Scottish ancestry of the current owner, Sarah Callander Beckett, this lovely Cheshire holiday cottage has a fresh, calm colour palette and is the perfect place for a relaxing break.

Stapleton Cottage


Stapleton Cottage has cleverly integrated features of the original Tack Room, showing off the oak beams, high ceilings and long windows. One of its bedrooms is on the ground floor with a contemporary shower room, specifically designed for disabled access. It has a private garden space leading to the Pleasure garden and Walled gardens.

Poole Cottage


Poole Cottage is a wonderful bolthole for those looking to relax and recharge. Sleeping up to four, the pretty hideaway with linked dining room and sitting room can easily entertain up to eight when booked with another holiday cottage for four. Two double bedrooms (one can become a twin) each have en suite bath and shower.  Private garden area and excellent parking.

Empress Cottage


Named after Elizabeth, Empress of Austria who described Combermere as ‘one of the most romantic places in Europe’ during her visit, Empress Cottage is just that. The master bedroom houses a highly decorative gilded half tester bed pelmet with rich gold and black fabrics. Sitting room with wood burning stove and high ceiling and original stable features. Private outside space and good parking.

The Stone Lodge

This charming Gothic gatehouse, built in the 1830s, was designed by Morrison of Ireland and sits at the entrance to the estate. Set in its own damson orchard and surrounded by beautiful trees, this private holiday cottage is an ideal romantic getaway, with an exclusive entrance and a large sunny terrace.

The North Wing – Where history, luxury and beauty combine

Luxury Bed and Breakfast in the Abbey

For a truly unforgettable experience, come and spend the night or even two in the North Wing of Combermere Abbey with its entrancing views across the mere and personal butler service. This is no ordinary Bed and Breakfast – well nothing is ordinary at Combermere! Following extensive restoration, this accommodation will envelop you in history, pamper you with luxury and delight you with the exquisite interior design skills of Nina Campbell.

Featuring its own private entrance, you may choose one of the two sumptuous bedrooms, The Salamanca or The Bhurtpore. Breakfast is served in the dining room with views over the 143-acre mere.

Photography Credit: Lets Get It Shot & Shane Webber (Maze)


  • Bedlinen and towels included
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
  • Group visits available
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave
  • Non smoking establishment
  • On site parking
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Rural location
Misty sunrise over Clun Castle 🏰 ☀️

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As you explore its enchanting grounds, don't miss the extraordinary Round Chapel – a true highlight that stands as a rare and precious gem among Norman architecture. The circular design is a unique feature, and it's a testament to the castle's historical significance. As you wander through this sacred space, you'll feel the whispers of the past come alive. 

Discover the castle's secrets, marvel at the stunning Round Chapel, and immerse yourself in its rich heritage.🏰 

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