Abbey House Hotel & Gardens

Abbey Road, Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 0PA
Abbey House Hotel & Gardens Outside

Before it was a luxury hotel, Abbey House was the private residence of Commander Charles Worthington Craven, Chairman of Vickers-Armstrong, a British engineering firm. The house has hosted numerous dignitaries in the past, including Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and King George V when he was Prince of Wales.

Today, Abbey House retains much of the level of sophistication and luxury required by the Royal Family, offering pleasant and comfortable accommodation with excellent service. The hotel is on the northern outskirts of Barrow-In-Furness, and takes its name from Furness Abbey, an expansive former monastery that now lies in ruin and is less than a mile from the hotel. Other nearby attractions include the South Lakes Safari Zoo and the pretty market town of Ulverston.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • In Room Safe
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa Services
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


There are 61 rooms and suites at the Abbey House Hotel – all of which are beautifully appointed with plush furnishings and modern comforts, as well as delightful views of the hotel’s landscaped gardens. In-room amenities available in all rooms include LCD televisions with Sky Sports and Freeview channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, and en-suite bathrooms with free luxury toiletries. In addition, many of the bathrooms are fitted with heated towel rails and baths with showers.

Contempo Rooms are located in the modern extension and are decorated in a modern style with neutral tones. Double Contempo rooms have a small seating area and adjoining rooms are available that are ideal for families with older children. Suites are larger with a seating area. In the original building, you will find the Classic Rooms. In addition to Classic Doubles, you will find Classic Deluxe Rooms that are larger and include a small seating area, and Classic Suites that are opulently designed with crushed velvet sofas and marble bathrooms.

Abbey House Hotel Room

Restaurants & Bars

Oscars Restaurant & Bar at the Abbey House Hotel claims to be the best place in to eat in the Cumbrian peninsula and it’s difficult to disagree. Awarded an AA rosette, the restaurant’s interior is glamourous in its presentation, creating a sophisticated atmosphere.

In addition to the main dining room, there is a heated and sheltered dining terrace that enables visitors to experience al fresco dining in all weathers. The restaurant has a seasonal menu that includes both classic British dishes and internationally inspired options. Light lunches are available throughout the day. From the bar, you can enjoy a range of alcoholic drinks, including cocktails, as well as soft drinks and coffees.

Additional Facilities & Services

The Beauty Room is located within the Abbey House Hotel and offers a range of spa therapy and beauty treatments with advanced booking required. The hotel has 14-acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, and guests can walk through the grounds to get to the ruins of Furness Abbey.

The hotel has extensive conference and event facilities with some event rooms benefiting from their own private bars. Up to 250 guests can be catered for, and the hotel provides bespoke packages for weddings, christenings, and birthday parties. For conferences, state-of-the-art technology is available to meet all of your presentation needs.


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