Wroxall

Wroxall

Perfect village life in Wroxall

Wroxall is a charming village steeped in a rich and varied history.
Wroxall Abbey dates back to the 12th century. The original Priory was founded in 1141 by Benedictine Nuns on Manor lands donated by Hugh Fitz Richard, Lord of Hatton. It housed ‘black’ nuns and prioresses from the 12th to the 16th Centuries and this was the founding of Wroxall Abbey Estate. The Abbey has been home to several famous names including members of William Shakespeare’s family in the early 1500’s and then later purchased by Robert Burgoyne in 1544. In 1713 Sir Christopher Wren (architect of St Paul’s Cathedral) bought the estate. The property was sold to James Dugdale in 1861 who demolished the old manor house, building a new one in 1866. 
The Dugdale’s were known as Victorian philanthropists; restoring the church in 1867, building the village school and new cottages and farmhouses for the local labourers.
In 2001 the empty property was acquired by the private company and is now a beautiful Country House Hotel, Spa and Club, set in 27 acres of unspoilt parkland and gardens.
Wren Hall, commissioned by James Dugdale in 1863 is still a vibrant part of Wroxall Village life today, hosting Vintage Teas, Skittles nights, Quiz nights, Scarecrow competitions, Theatre nights, Carols on the Green and is also host to the Women’s Club.

A conservation area, beautiful countryside walks, a Victorian Abbey and several cracking pubs all on your doorstep. What more could you ask for?

There are some lovely countryside walks to help you blow out the cobwebs after work or if you just fancy a long Sunday ramble. Mrs Clarke loves the fact that she can treat herself to the occasional luxury spa day without even leaving the village.
Car, Bus and Rail Transport connections are excellent. Wroxall is just minutes away from the
Midlands Motorway Network with the M42 having links to the M1, M5, M6 and the M40, 5.3 miles from Warwick Parkway and 10 miles to Birmingham Airport. Solihull and Leamington are both a mere 15 minute drive for retail therapy heaven.

  • Closest village/town: Knowle, Shrewley (Village Post Office, 2.6 miles away), Lapworth
  • Stores: Hatton Farm Shop for fabulous food products, Hudson Home for super stylish home décor and the Bread Collections for Artisan bread, fine pastries and fabulous filter coffee
  • Supermarket: Tesco Metro and just 6.8 miles from Waitrose, Kenilworth
  • Pubs: The Falcon, The Hatton Arms and The Orange Tree in Chadwick End.
  • Walks: National Trust Houses: Baddesley Clinton or Packwood House are both a great stroll from Wroxall.
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