First known as the Abbey of Cumbe during the 12th century, our hotel has a rich and fascinating history.
Coombe Abbey has housed royals, been part of the Gunpowder Plot and was even surrendered to King Henry VIII as part of the dissolution of the monasteries.
We’re so proud of our mediaeval history, that we even dedicated our Grand Feature rooms to a few of the people who helped shape the hotel into what it is today.
From Coombe Abbey’s Princess Elizabeth room to our Lady Craven room, each of our Grand Feature bedchambers offer individual charm and character…
Coombe Abbey’s Princess Elizabeth room is named after the daughter of King James I who stayed in Coombe Abbey during the early 17th century. It’s the epitome of glamour and romance, decorated in shades of burgundy and gold.
The Princess Elizabeth room features a magnificent four-poster bed and a private staircase that leads to a hidden bathroom in the Turret, complete with a roll top bath. Only the finest room will do for a princess after all.
One of our most popular bedchambers is Lady Craven, named in dedication to Lady Elizabeth Craven, a member of the family who owned the Abbey for 300 years. The Craven family extensively developed the Abbey and helped form the grand building that it is today.
As one of our most luxurious Grand Feature rooms, Lady Craven offers stunning garden views and an extravagant split level bathroom.
The Lucy at Coombe Abbey is named after the daughter of Lord and Lady Harrington, who resided at The Abbey between 1581 and 1614. During this time, the social life at Coombe Abbey was quite dazzling and Lucy Harrington was reputed to be the life and soul of social gatherings.
To reflect her high social status, The Lucy is adorned in deep crimson and warm shades of gold, with an ornate four poster bed and Victorian bath.
The Nesfield at Coombe Abbey is a wonderfully richly coloured room named after the architect William Eden Nesfield, who designed several houses in Britain in the revived ‘Old English’ and ‘Queen Anne’ styles during the 1860s and 1870s. Featuring a king-sized bed with canopy, raised window seating area and spiral staircase that leads to a double-ended bath, the room’s architecture is truly unique.
William Winde was once a famous architect who designed and built the West Wing of The Abbey in 1682. It seemed only fair that we name a bedchamber after the man who had such a huge influence on the design of Coombe Abbey Hotel we know today. Draped in silver and grey furnishings, the William Winde room offers a calm, relaxing escape away.
The famous British landscape architect Lancelot Brown was employed by Lord Craven and his wife Elizabeth to redesign the gardens and surrounding land at Coombe Abbey in 1771. He earned the nickname ‘Capability’ after consistently assessing the ‘capabilities of nature’. With plush furnishings and beautiful colours of gold, green, deep red and amber the Capability Brown room offers a very grand space to retreat to.
A stay with history
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