Coombe Abbey Hotel
Prices vary depending on event and room
The hotel is set in the tranquil 500 acre Coombe Abbey park in the Warwickshire countryside. It had a deer park, formal gardens and a lake.
The abbey was built by Cistercian monks in 1150 and was a monastery until the Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by King Henry VIII between 1536-1541. The Abbey then became a Royal property. Elizabeth of Bohemia, (Elizabeth I) the daughter of King James I was educated at the house
In 1682 the abbey’s west wing was constructed by the architect Captain William Winde, who was also the architect of Buckingham Palace.
In 1771 the landscaper Capability Brown redesigned the gardens and added the lakethat can be seen today.
For 300 years Coombe Abbey was owned by the Craven family, with whom it remained until 1923.
In 1964 Coventry City Council purchased Coombe Abbey along with 150 acres of land. This land became Coombe Abbey Country park was opened 2 years later.
The house was purchased again in 1992 by No Ordinary Hotels, and work began on the hotel that you see today which caters to weddings and parties.
It also has a couple of ghosts, although we didn’t see any on our wander around the place.
We stayed for one night as we were attending a medieval banquet, which was quite enjoyable, (it would have been a lot more enjoyable if we hadn’t have been seated with a load of drunks, but that’s another story).