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Combermere Abbey: A Healthy Retreat

Estate – 29.01.19


The buzz of Christmas has quietened down and now we’re embarking on 2019. January is always the month where resolutions are made, with many pledging to lead a healthier lifestyle. If you need a break after the busy Christmas period, you’re guaranteed to have nothing but a relaxing, stress-free stay here at Combermere Abbey. A great way to focus on your personal goals and re-calibrate your habits!

Our ten well designed and comfortable cottages vary in guest capacity, with our largest one sleeping 10 guests and smallest sleeping 4 or our luxurious North Wing bed and breakfast, ideal for romantic short stays or breaks away for two. Whether you stay in the Salamanca or Bhurtpore room, our wonderful House Manager, Stephan, will cook you a delicious homemade breakfast to help you kick off your days at Combermere the right way and help organise your day’s itinerary as well. Don’t forget too that all stays at Combermere are VAT free until March!

Combermere Abbey is a hidden gem on the Shropshire/Cheshire borders. With almost 1000 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland to explore, there are also many walking options within just 1 hours’ drive away. There is truly nothing more satisfying than going back to the roots of nature (pun intended!) to ground yourself and relax. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get active and healthy, and with our stunning grounds at your feet you can create your own adventure walk whilst racking up those steps on your health app. The health benefits of walking know no bounds, with increased circulation, stress reduction, bone strength and boosts the immune system.

A walk through the Garden wood, next to your cottage, will lead you down to the water’s edge of the magnificent Mere and a chance to see a wonderful display of water birds. Did you know that at Combermere Abbey you can go wild swimming in the lake as part of your unique experience in the Cheshire countryside? Wild swimming comes with numerous health benefits, not only does it stimulate the immune system by increasing white blood cell count, but it also helps the release of endorphins and cleanses the skin. After the indulgence of Christmas and New Year, it’ll have you feeling energised and healthy. The lake is also a must-see for a breathtaking sunset to end your day, a perfect opportunity to get back in touch with nature before you return to a fire and glass of wine on your retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you’re visiting with a larger group of family or friends, you can book one of our recommended local caterers to make you a delicious, dinner with local ingredients. Alternatively, to save the hassle of food shopping during your stay, pre-order a supermarket shop delivered to your cottage ahead of your arrival and we will unpack everything for you.

If you’d like to venture outside of the estate for your evening meal, discover our top pub picks in the area on a previous blog, which includes Combermere Arms and Cholmondeley Arms. On the menu at Combermere Arms, there’s a classic chicken caesar salad and a crispy beef salad or for something a little heartier, the Moroccan vegetable and chickpea pie. At the Cholmondeley Arms, known for its selection of over 300 gins! enjoy a fillet of plaice stuffed with Devon crab served with roasted squash cassoulet or the sweet potato, red lentil and turnip chilli. However, we won’t tell anyone if you opt for the fish and chips!

So don’t delay, book your detox stay at Combermere Abbey and enjoy a 20% reduction until the end of March. You can contact our wonderful team on 01948 660 345 or check availability on our website.