A view from the guest window.The herb garden in spring.
World Famous Abbey House Gardens
Hosted by Rufus
Rufus is the host.
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Known and Loved by visitors worldwide, The Abbey House Gardens now offers guests the opportunity to stay at the property with their own private room, breakfast room, shower room & full use of the 5-acre gardens.

The space

Described by visitors as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, The Abbey House Gardens offers a sanctuary of peace in the heart of the oldest borough in England.

Tea & Coffee making facilities are available in the breakfast room.

Guest access

Guests will stay in our beautiful Bridal Chamber, on the top floor, with access to adjacent breakfast room and shower room. Admission to the gardens is included.

Interaction with guests

On arrival we will greet guests at the courtyard entrance and show them to their room and will be happy to give any information/recommendations that is required. We can also give a small tour of our undercroft, the ancient foundations of this historic house.
A selection of magazines and leaflets regarding the surrounding area are provided.

Other things to note

Other Attractions include:

-Westonbirt Arbouretum is a mere 5 miles away.
- Highgrove Gardens & the picturesque town of Tetbury are a 15 minute drive.
- The town of Bath, a World Heritage Site, only 40mins by car.

Occasionally there are Clothes Optional Days held in the Gardens. This year they are scheduled for 24th May, 5th July, 26th July, 16th August, 30th August and 13th September.

Free parking on premise

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM

We would expect guests to treat the house with respect. There is a no smoking policy within the house and gardens.

Check in and out times are set to be outside the garden opening hours.


129 Reviews

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Lulu User Profile
August 2017
Garden is magical and beautiful with much to discover. The apartment is tired and in need of TLC

Joey User Profile
August 2017
Great place! Great hosts! Flexible and helpful.

Eric User Profile
August 2017
A fabulous experience to stay in such a location the house was great, but to have the gardens to yourself is an absolute delight. Rufus, the host was helpful and readily available without being intrusive. Definitely recommend a stay at the Abbey Gardens.

Bridget User Profile
August 2017
Location, location and very funky. This is an amazing find right in the heart of Malmesbury and yet backing onto country side next to the Abbey. The formal and informal gardens are amazing. The bits of the Grand house are so historic with Jacobean furniture I think. The flat accommodation is simple but the gardens compensate for that. We all loved the place. Rufus and his brother were very accommodating and friendly.

Cheryll User Profile
July 2017
A quirky place to stay in a stunning location. Charming host but extremely dated facilities .

Mike & Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at Abbey House was really enjoyable. After the gardens closed we were welcomed by Rufus, who gave us the tour of the undercroft, a very interesting part of the Abbey, and the library with linenfold panelling. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with amazing views over the gardens to the front and rear of the Abbey. A stay to remember.

Philip & Tess User Profile
June 2017
Rufus' house is utterly amazing and the garden so beautiful, it took our breath away! Rufus gave us the tour of the house when we arrived, even though we were quite late - thank you! The suite of rooms was huge, yet full of character and cosy and the beds were really comfortable, especially the four poster! Super provisions were provided for our breakfast. Altogether a wonderful and special experience.

Malmesbury, United KingdomJoined in April 2015
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