Waverley Abbey House
“The House has such a peaceful ambience and beautiful, secluded grounds… the room was spacious and the views are breathtaking…”
Steeped in history, Waverley Abbey House is a charming Grade II listed Georgian mansion located near Farnham, in the midst of the tranquil scenery of Surrey.
Set across the lake from the ruins of Waverley Abbey, the first Cistercian Monastery built in the UK and now an English Heritage site, the House basks in the tranquillity of a truly ancient place of peace and spirituality. It has 15 characterful bedrooms, all en-suite, and the retreats are run in the magnificent Abbey Room with its large windows and balcony overlooking the lake, grounds and Abbey.
There are beautiful walks across the ancient, grass-covered bridge into the Abbey opposite and the stillness of the lake and its abundant wildlife in the morning or evening can be breathtaking. The dining room, overlooking the lawns, is airy and modern and there is a very comfortable, spacious lounge area downstairs to relax and enjoy conversation together into the evening.
In its heyday as a country house in the 19th century, Florence Nightingale and Walter Scott were frequent visitors to the house and Scott’s famous Waverley novels were inspired by the place. Walter Scott wrote his famous Waverley novels here in the 19th Century and with its historic character, extensive grounds and excellent facilities, the house is a perfect space for our retreats.
With its historic character, extensive grounds and excellent facilities, the house is a perfect space for our retreats.