Have just spent a terrific weekend at Warden Abbey, a Landmark Trust property in Bedfordshire. The property is an absolute find, statuesque on its own in the middle of a meadow on the outskirts of an old farming village. I had no idea what to expect beyond a vaguely ecclesiastical building.
This curious looking property is all that remains of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1135. Today it is the most wonderful and original holiday property with bags of character and features. On our all girls weekend we managed to spend pretty much the whole afternoon and evening lazing on the sofas by the wood burner, eating crispy duck, drinking wine, catching up, devouring chocolate, drinking more wine and playing a decidedly un-pc card game.
Upstairs the rooms are huge and have a distinctly medieval feel to them. Whether the place is haunted remains open to debate, but if indeed there are one or two monks from centuries past inhabiting the abbey, I’m certain they’re friendly!
Expecting the February downpour to continue, to our delight we were treated to glorious sunshine, so I leapt at the chance to grab the camera and make the most of some great light….
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