Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Combermere

Combermere is a small, peaceful village with a wonderful ruined abbey in Cheshire. While it may not have a wide range of amenities like larger towns or cities, it does offer a peaceful and rural setting with more attractions within easy reach to fill your holiday than you never even dreamed of. See below for a list of holiday ideas. Here are a few things you can see, do, and use in Combermere:

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Combermere Abbey

One of the main attractions in the village is Combermere Abbey. This historic estate dates from 1133 and features beautiful gardens, woodlands, and a lake. The abbey is privately owned but does offer occasional guided tours such as bluebell walks and hosts events.

Walking and Cycling

Combermere is surrounded by picturesque countryside, making it a great destination for outdoor activities. You can explore the nearby trails and footpaths on foot or enjoy cycling through the scenic landscape.

Fishing and Birdwatching

Combermere has a lake called Comber Mere, which offers fishing opportunities. Anglers can obtain permits and enjoy fishing for various species in this tranquil setting. The Comber Mere Lake and its surrounding areas are home to multiple bird species and wildlife. Birdwatching enthusiasts can bring their binoculars and enjoy observing the local avian population. It’s a lovely walk!

The Village Pub

The Swan Inn is a traditional pub located in the heart of Combermere. It provides a cosy atmosphere where visitors can relax, enjoy a meal, and perhaps mingle with the locals.


A little further afield.

Discover more about Cheshire and the wonderful attractions within easy reach of Combermere on half and full-day trips to a whole host of places for all the family to enjoy.


Hawkstone Park Follies (Shrewsbury)

Located in Shropshire, approximately 30 miles from Combermere but well worth the drive for this fabulous outdoor family attraction. Hawkstone Park Follies is a historic landscape with caves, grottos, and stunning views. It offers a unique and adventurous experience for families, with trails to explore and a variety of natural and man-made features to discover.

The Ice Cream Farm (Tattenhall)

Situated about 25 miles from Combermere, The Ice Cream Farm is a popular day out for families. It offers a wide range of activities and attractions, including a large ice cream parlour, play areas, a mini golf course, farm animals, and outdoor adventure zones.

Chester Zoo (Chester)

Around 25 miles from Combermere, Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s most renowned zoos. It is home to many animals from around the world and offers an educational and enjoyable day out for families.

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park (Tarporley)

Beeston Castle, situated approximately 15 miles from Combermere, is a medieval castle ruin with fantastic views across the Cheshire countryside. Visitors can explore the castle grounds, enjoy woodland walks, and learn about the castle’s history.

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens (Malpas)

About 15 miles from Combermere, Cholmondeley Castle Gardens (pronounced Chumleigh’ features beautiful gardens, lakes, and woodland walks. Families can explore the extensive grounds and enjoy picnics while admiring the stunning surroundings.

Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker (Nantwich)

Located approximately 12 miles from Combermere, Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker is an intriguing museum that offers insight into the Cold War era. Visitors can explore the underground bunker, learn about its history, and view various exhibitions.

Jodrell Bank
A535, near Holmes Chapel
Home of the Lovell Telescope, 3D Theatre, planetarium and 35-acre arboretum.

Blue Planet Aquarium
M53, Junction 10
Award-winning aquarium where you can even swim with the sharks!

Oulton Park Race Circuit
Little Budworth, Tarporley
One for the petrolheads: Reputedly the UK’s most picturesque motor racing circuit. This 320-acre circuit hosts regular car and bike racing events, including Superbikes, Touring Cars and Formula 3. Perfect for a family day out.

Cheshire Workshops
Burwardsley, near Chester
Enjoy upmarket holiday souvenir hunting in this candle-making and crafts emporium with a tea room.

Port Sunlight Village/Lady Lever Gallery
Port Sunlight, Wirral
A charming 19th-century garden village created by William Lever for his workers, named after Sunlight soap. The gallery is a real jewel in the crown with wonderful collections of paintings and furniture.

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Get out the credit card and search for massive discounts in 140 or more stores – save up to 50% on the labels you love! Parking is free, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to recharge your batteries in between some serious retailing.


Arley Hall House and Gardens

This 11th-Century country house is surrounded by beautiful gardens, a café, a gift shop, a chapel, a woodland walk, a children’s play area and the Harry Potter Forbidden Forest experience. Events are held throughout the year, such as an annual Garden Festival. Open daily