Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4AJ
A former Cistercian Monastry situated on the shores of a large mere in Cheshire and set in 1,000 acres.
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Combermere Abbey was originally a Cistercian monastery dating from 1133. It became a Tudor manor and was then re-modelled in 1820 in the Gothic style for Viscount Combermere, one of Wellington’s favourite generals. It was bought in 1919 by Sir Kenneth Crossley, the Manchester car manufacturer, and is now owned by his great granddaughter and her family.
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An awarding winning estate with seven listed buildings now all restored after a 25-year programme, it has diversified into tourism with 10 self-catering cottages and a luxury B & B in the North Wing of the Abbey; corporate event management and weddings; a location for film, TV and advertising; business park and an organic farm.
Well recognised as a centre of excellence in South Cheshire, it has won many awards including the Historic Houses/Sotheby’s Award in 2016 for the restoration of the Abbey.