Our weekend journey to Combermere Abbey was gifted. That is our expertise of a household staycation of their Wellington Cottage.
We visited Combermere Abbey in the course of the weekend Storm Dennis made an unwelcome look. The rain lashed incessantly towards the home windows whereas the wind hammered on the door. There was just one factor for it; mild the hearth, pour a big glass of pink wine and calm down into a comfy weekend in our attractive cottage.
Combermere Abbey, on the borders of Shropshire and Cheshire, is an opulent English property and it’s most likely greatest recognized for being an idyllic marriage ceremony venue. It’s such a romantic setting for a marriage due to the walled gardens, a surprising glasshouse and pavilion and an image excellent backdrop of the abbey.
In addition to weddings, Combermere Abbey can also be dwelling to 2 rooms throughout the North Wing of the abbey and 10 luxurious vacation cottage throughout the transformed stables. The cottages are all individually designed with their very own character they usually vary in measurement from sleeping 4 individuals to 10.
We had been staying within the charming Wellington Cottage which was in-built 1837 for Viscount Combermere. With mullion home windows and a pointed turret, Wellington Cottage is the picturesque escape of my goals!
Every room is cosy and characterful but nonetheless sensible, brilliant and spacious. It was ideally suited for our household of 5 and we had been even in a position to deliver the canine alongside too.
As quickly as we arrived we lit the hearth and relaxed into the comfy armchairs whereas the boys excitedly explored their dwelling for the weekend. I’ve bought to confess that it’s very good to lastly have two journey companions who get pleasure from vacation cottages as a lot as I do! It wasn’t lengthy earlier than I joined them as we inspected the gothic four-poster mattress, the plush fur throws, the scrumptious White Firm toiletries, the large hamper crammed with native produce and we briefly explored the gardens earlier than that incessant rain returned!
However there’s nothing higher than going out for a stroll (albeit lower than a ten minute stroll!) and getting soaked to the bone and operating again to your cosy retreat with rosey cheeks. We splashed via puddles whereas holding our hoods near our faces. The boys screamed with excited glee as we dashed via the rain to our cottage the place the hearth awaited. We huddled round it to dry our dripping hair and to heat our icy fingers.
And that’s just about the place we stayed for the remainder of the weekend whereas we performed video games, learn books, watched movies and drank limitless mugs of steamy sizzling chocolate.
It wasn’t intentional to have such a lazy, enjoyable weekend. I needed to have a stroll round Whitchurch, a close-by market city and the gorgeous city of Shrewsbury isn’t distant. There’s additionally the woodland stroll and the mere inside Combermere Abbey’s property however sadly these areas had been closed because of the storms.
Combermere Abbey is an idyllic escape when you’re searching for a sublime and opulent cottage vacation. We discovered it to be very family-friendly and the youngsters had been so welcome. There was a video games room stuffed with child toys and DVDs, we had a child tub, a excessive chair and cot and child’s cups and plates too. There are additionally lots of family-friendly locations to go to within the space comparable to Chester Zoo, the Blue Planet Aquarium, Chester Metropolis Centre and plenty of Nationwide Belief and English Heritage locations. It was unfortunate the climate was so unhealthy throughout our keep as I’m positive the woodland stroll and a stroll across the mere would have been nice for the youngsters.
Thanks to Combermere Abbey for internet hosting our keep.