Amesbury Abbey - Lifestyle
The atmosphere at the Abbey is one of unique spaciousness and tranquility. The classical surroundings and its peaceful private parklands are perfect for leisurely walks and for exercising pets.
Other popular amenities include a fully equipped physiotherapy centre with a resident physiotherapist, attracting a wide client base in addition to Abbey residents. A hairdressing salon, a manicurist, a small library and a shop selling everyday requirements such as stationery, toiletries, biscuits, sweets and gifts is also provided.
The extensive grounds, through which flows the River Avon, include the restored Chinese Summer House, commissioned by Charles, Duke of Queensbury and his wife, Kitty and designed by Sir William Chambers – designer of the pagoda at Kew. The river enjoys private fishing rights for residents and their guests and we can even arrange picnic tables and parasols for the perfect riverside, family picnic.
Breakfast is brought to your room each morning. Principal meals are served by uniformed waiting staff in the Abbey dining room, adjoining the newly refurbished conservatory overlooking the grounds and gardens. If you prefer a little privacy on occasion, or are feeling under the weather, arrangements can be made so that you can also enjoy your main meal in the comfort of your own room.
Mealtimes are always an occasion at Amesbury Abbey, particularly our regular themed and gala celebrations. These popular events including marquees on the lawns, barbeques by the River and gala dinners to celebrate special events, all carefully crafted and arranged by our resident chef and Catering Manager, James Hoare.
A varied menu includes much local produce and special dietary requirements can be catered for. For those who enjoy a drink with their meal, the Abbey holds a residential license.
An activities schedule is also available for all to enjoy, more of which can be seen via this link.