Originally a 12th-century Cistercian abbey, this 5-star hotel is on 500 acres of picturesque grounds. A 15-minute drive from Coventry, it features elegant rooms decorated with historic artifacts. Coombe Abbey has been restored to its former glory, and combines traditional old features with modern amenities. Wi-Fi is free throughout, and there is space for free private parking on site. All rooms have scenic views of the courtyard, lawns or beautiful tree-lined drive. Each also has satellite TV and facilities for making tea and coffee. Guests can dine in the hotel’s finely furnished restaurant. There is a changing Sunday lunch menu, and the Garden Bar serves afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and clotted cream. A magnificent medieval banquet is held at Coombe Abbey every weekend. The hotel specializes in themed events, from murder mysteries to ghost tours.