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A Look At Our Quirky Dog-Friendly Getaways March 13, 2024

A Look At Our Quirky Dog-Friendly Getaways

Combermere Abbey is a place where every wagging tail is greeted with open arms and a warm welcome! If you’re looking for a quirky dog-friendly getaway that’s as delightful for your furry friend as it is for you, you’ve come to the right place.

At Combermere, we pride ourselves on being truly dog-friendly, offering a haven where both you and your four-legged companion can relax and unwind amidst the stunning Cheshire countryside. Plus, something totally unique too. How many doggies can say they’ve stayed at a place that dates back to the 12th century, in converted cottages which were once historic stables and coach houses?!

Quirky Dog-Friendly Cottages

Our ten self-catering cottages are not just pet-friendly; they’re designed with your pup’s enjoyment in mind. All cottages welcome one large or two small dogs, (over 6 months old and house trained) ensuring that your furry family member feels right at home. There are nine courtyard cottages and one stand along Stone Lodge which has its own enclosed garden. Upon arrival, your pooch will be treated to their very own Pooch Pack, complete with a sofa cover, bowl, and tasty treats. Here at Combermere Abbey, we believe that every dog deserves to be pampered during their holiday just as much as their human companions.

A Puppy Playground

With acres of gardens, parkland, and woodland to explore, your pup will be in doggy heaven! From leisurely strolls to adventurous strides, there’s something for every canine explorer to enjoy. We have two designated off-lead areas, the Pleasure Garden and Garden Wood, right next door to your courtyard cottage and a walk away from Stone Lodge which provide ample space for your pup to stretch their legs and sniff out new adventures. And don’t worry about those muddy paws, our cottages are equipped with everything you need to keep your furry friend clean and comfortable after a day of outdoor play!

Our annual Bluebell walks are returning from 21st April, and your pups are more than welcome to partake. They make a great backdrop for some amazing Insta-worthy pics of the doggies!

Exploring Dog-Friendly Destinations

Looking to venture beyond the abbey’s grounds? Cheshire and Shropshire are home to some paw-some destinations that both you and your pooch will love. Take a scenic stroll along the Sandstone Trail, where you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the countryside and historic landmarks along the way. Or head to Delamere Forest for a day of woodland exploration, with trails suitable for dogs of all sizes and energy levels.

If you prefer a more relaxed day out, why not visit one of the dog-friendly pubs in the area? The Combermere Arms, The Swan at Marbury, The Shroppie Fly, and the Pheasant Inn all welcome four-legged guests, and some even offer treats and belly rubs! We recommend getting out and enjoy some local hospitality, and of course, let your pup socialise with other furry friends. And don’t forget our very own Old Piggery Café at the estate’s Parkview Business Centre.

Book Your Quirky Dog-Friendly Getaway

Ready to treat your furry friend to the ultimate ‘pooch getaway’ at Combermere Abbey? Take advantage of our Spring offer of a payment free holiday for your pooch!

Browse our range of quirky dog-friendly cottages and start planning your next adventure today. With cosy accommodations, picturesque surroundings, and endless opportunities for outdoor fun, a stay at Combermere Abbey is sure to leave tails wagging!

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Dog-Friendly Weekend Breaks, How To Spend Your Time Here December 7, 2023

Dog-Friendly Weekend Breaks, How To Spend Your Time Here

How To Spend A Dog-Friendly Weekend Break In Cheshire / Shropshire

Combermere Abbey is where the charm of the Cheshire and Shropshire countryside meets the joy of shared moments with beloved pets. If you’re longing for an escape with your four-legged friend, Combermere Abbey provides the perfect setting for a dog-friendly weekend break.

Exploring Combermere’s Woodlands

Start your weekend adventure with a leisurely stroll through the enchanting woodlands that surround Combermere Abbey. Our estate boasts acres of ancient trees and flora and fauna – an ideal backdrop for an invigorating walk with your canine companion. Plus, the doggies just love all the new smells! Unwind amidst serene landscapes, taking in the beauty of ancient landscape and lake views.

Your pet will be greeted with a specially prepared basket, a dedicated bowl, and a delightful treat, ensuring they feel just as pampered as you do. They love a snooze by our fires too!

Local Walks

If you and your four-legged friend are itching to explore further than our grounds, then you’re in luck! We have an abundance of rolling hills, sprawling fields and beautiful landscapes for you and your pet to explore. Some of our favourite options include The Shropshire Union Canal towpath, providing a peaceful route with scenic views. Alternatively, the circular walk around the nearby village of Audlem offers a charming blend of countryside and village life.

Additionally, the enchanting Delamere Forest awaits just a short distance away from Combermere, providing a diverse and immersive natural experience for both you and your furry companion. With its network of trails weaving through ancient woodlands, Delamere Forest offers yet another enticing option for an adventurous outing with your pet. Even better, there are a number of lovely countryside walks with pubs for you and your doggie.

Dog-Friendly Pubs and Eateries

Worked up an appetite? All our dog-friendly holiday cottages come fully equipped for you to cater for friends, family and pets, but isn’t it nice to treat yourself to a meal out? You are on holiday after all! We are very lucky to have a wonderful variety of pubs and eateries around our grounds that are also dog friendly!

Of course, our first recommendation is The Combermere Arms. Only a short distance from the top of the drive, this village gastro-pub ( famous for their cask beers and freshly home cooked food) will welcome you with a refreshing drink and delightful menu, along with a bowl of water and a treat for your pooch.

Another recommendation to try if you’re looking to explore a bit further is The Shroppie Fly. Located just five miles from us here, this innovative Canalside pub welcomes ALL guests (four legged or otherwise) to dine on their locally produced cuisine, while watching the narrow boats drift by.

For a memorable lunch with outstanding panoramic views, venture to The Pheasant Inn at Burwardsley. Situated amidst the captivating landscape, this gem offers not only a delectable menu but also an unparalleled visual feast. Treat yourself and your furry companion to a delightful meal while soaking in the breath-taking scenery that stretches as far as the eye can see. Plus, The Pheasant Inn is conveniently located right off the Sandstone Trail, making it the perfect pit stop for those eager to explore the scenic wonders of this iconic trail!

Other Nearby Attractions

Why not extend your exploration beyond Combermere Abbey by visiting nearby attractions that welcome pets? Some of our guest favourites to visit with their pets include Hawkstone Park Follies. The captivating landscape filled with cliffs, crags, caves, and extraordinary features is a fantastic place to visit with your pet. This fantasy-themed park allows dogs on leads, making it an ideal destination for a day of exploration with your canine companion. You can navigate through the maze of trails, discover hidden caves, and enjoy the breath-taking scenery with your furry friend.

Or if you’re looking for something a little closer, just a stone’s throw away we recommend the magnificent Sandstone Trail. This scenic trail is a haven for nature enthusiasts and avid hikers alike. The Sandstone Trail offers not only a physical challenge but also a well-rewarded one. As you traverse the well-marked paths, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including the iconic Peckforton Castle. This trek along the Sandstone Trail promises a perfect blend of adventure and tranquillity, making it an ideal outing for both two-legged and four-legged companions.

Dog Friendly Weekend Breaks At Combermere Abbey

As the day winds down on your dog-friendly weekend break, retreat to your cottage at Combermere Abbey for a cosy and comfortable night. The cottages are equipped with all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay, allowing you to unwind and bond with your loyal companion in the tranquillity of our historic estate.

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