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Combermere: Ready for Your Mini Adventure

Estate – 17.04.18


The peaceful quiet of the sun rising over the serene countryside, the restful luxury of the highest quality accommodation… There’s no doubt that a stay at Combermere Abbey is ideal for those seeking the ultimate relaxing break. But for those looking for a little adventure on their holiday, did you know that we’re ideally located near a whole host of adrenaline pumping activities?

Sharp Shooting

If you’re looking to compliment your country retreat with classic country pursuits, the Mickley Hall Shooting School is a mere 10 minutes drive away. Here you can learn how to clay pigeon shoot with some of the country’s finest instructors – the owners have over 35 years’ combined clay pigeon shooting experience and have even represented England in the sport! The best part? You can enjoy this activity all year round, as the facilities are all under cover, so there’s no need to rely on the Great British weather for your mini shooting adventure.

Take Up The Reins

A fantastic way to test your core strength, bravery and trust – at the nearby Freshfields Equestrian Centre in Market Drayton you can saddle up and give horse riding a go. With tuition suitable for any level of experience, from seasoned riders to beginners, Freshfields offers comprehensive riding instruction for all. Who knows, you could discover your next passion!

And… Jump!

If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for a view even higher than that from horseback, in Whitchurch you can take the plunge and go skydiving at Skydive Tilstock. Their British Parachute Association qualified instructors will take you through the basics. You can choose from tandem skydiving – where you are attached to an instructor and jump from an incredible 10,000 feet – or a solo static line course and jump, where you jump on your own from an aircraft at 3,500 feet with an automatically opening parachute – you don’t need any previous experience for either!

360° Views

Fancy the incredible panoramic country views, but not so keen on the jumping part? Don’t worry, you can still take in the breathtaking scenery from a hot air balloon! You can choose to ride over Whitchurch or Nantwich – both only a short drive from us here at Combermere Abbey – with the Virgin hot air balloon experiences. Available from March to October, there is truly no better way to take in the beauty of the Shropshire countryside than at sky level.

Recover, Rest and Relax

No matter what adventure you choose, we have no doubt that you’ll be pretty exhausted at the end of the day! Return to Combermere, and warm yourself up in front of the fire in your own private self-catering cottage, before rustling up your favourite indulgent dinner in the kitchen. Or perhaps take advantage of the Wellington package and treat yourself to your favourite drinks and nibbles in the North Wing before drawing a hot bath in the luxury suite.

Sound like your kind of mini break? Call us on 01948 871662 to find out more, or you can book direct here.