About Combermere Abbey

For more than 800 years, Combermere Abbey has set its mark on national and local history first as a Cistercian monastery and then as a private home where over the centuries well known figures from royalty and the aristocracy have stayed and been entertained.   

Since its dissolution in 1536 it has been owned by only two families – the Cottons (later The Viscounts Combermere) and the Crossleys, distinguished engineers and creators of the Crossley Car. 

The current owner is Sarah Callander Beckett, the great grand-daughter of Sir Kenneth Crossley and since inheriting the estate in 1992 has spent more than 20 years repairing the historic buildings with the North Wing of the Abbey currently being restored to its former glory. 

The estate is now a vibrant and energetic place where discerning guests can enjoy its beauty whether for a relaxed and pampered break or tying the knot in the restored Glasshouse at the centre of the world’s only fruit tree maze. 

Combermere is now considered one of the most romantic places to stay or get married in the northwest. 


Aerial View of the Combermere Gardens