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13th June 2021 @ 6:06am – by Jessica Pardoe
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Combermere Abbey based close to Audlem is today revealing footage documenting the restoration of this locally-famous house. This is thanks to a grant that they received as part of a Government scheme.

You can download the full length video here: https://we.tl/t-PU4ozX9B5U.

Combermere Abbey Celebrates Its History With Heritage Film Grant

Historic house Combermere Abbey, located close to Audlem between Whitchurch and Nantwich, is celebrating the completion of a series of films on the abbey's history and restoration thanks to a financial boost from the Government, as part of the ongoing £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund. Thanks to a second successful round, Combermere Abbey received £21k, part of which will be used to promote tours and visits of the Abbey and grounds to educational groups and interested parties.

Produced by ATS Heritage, the videos cover almost 900 years of the abbey's history, from its formation to the present day. A narrator tells the history of Combermere, with short interludes from current custodian Sarah Callander Beckett, telling her story of inheriting the abbey.

The video is now widely available and gives those who've not yet had the chance to visit Combermere Abbey, a never before seen look into the property and its colourful history.

This footage will also be used to promote the tours of Combermere Abbey, which are back for 2021 after being unable to go ahead last year. There are a number of options available to book, including individual, group and Historic Houses VIP invitation to view tours which includes an afternoon tea with Sarah. The estate is also keen to engage with local schools and educational groups to develop outdoor visits which offer such valuable opportunities to develop life skills and experiences.

Combermere Abbey is currently welcoming guests in its 2 B&B rooms within the North Wing, as well as in the 10 self-catering, dog-friendly converted cottages on the estate. For more information on the abbey, and to follow the story of how the grant will be used, you can find Combermere Abbey on social media via the links below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/combermereabbey/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/combermere_abbey/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/combermereabbey/

Website: https://combermereabbey.co.uk/

Restoration website: www.combermere-restoration.co.uk

About Combermere Abbey

Combermere Abbey, once a Cistercian monastery, is now a Grade1 Gothic country house and one of Cheshire's preeminent historic properties. A member of the Historic Houses Association, it is still privately owned and in family hands. Following a 28 year long major restoration project by the current owner, the estate was saved from ruin and transformed into an idyllic country retreat and wedding venue. With its 5* award winning accommodation , Combermere Abbey also allows guests staying on site, the opportunity to explore and enjoy its grounds including its magical woodlands surrounding the serene mere and the fully restored Victorian Walled Gardens and Pleasure Garden. Details on weddings and accommodation can be found at www.combermereabbey.co.uk.

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