Live like Royalty: apartment to rent in Stoneleigh Abbey

A unique apartment situated in an English country house, adjacent to the River Avon, with over 600 acres of parkland beyond, is to rent near Coventry.

The facade of Stoneleigh Abbey, with The Orangery in the foreground.

Pictured: The facade of Stoneleigh Abbey with the former Orangery, now a tea room, in the foreground.

While the dream of living in a Downton Abbey world seems like an unrealistic fantasy for most, an apartment to let in a village on the outskirts of Coventry just might live up to that fantasy.

A three-bedroom apartment in the historic Stoneleigh Abbey, located in the small Warwickshire village after which the Abbey takes its name, is looking for tenants to immediately move in.

Known as the West Wing, the apartment has its own impressive hallway, a kitchen, three reception rooms, a cloakroom and three bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms.

The unnecessarily spacious rooms and notably high ceilings that come to mind when picturing country living are all present in abundance.

A reception room at Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire.

Pictured: one of the apartment’s three reception rooms.

The apartment was infamously the site of a disastrous fire in 1960, causing much damage to the building.

Thirty years later, more than £10 million was spent to extensively renovate the Abbey, the aim being to restore as many original features as possible; more than 1,000 tonnes of Grinshill stone was used by 45 stonemasons on the exterior of the West Wing.

The results were, as one historian put it, “one of the best restorations of an English country house of the late 20th century.”

The apartment’s views are stunning, overlooking extensive parkland and formal gardens from the large windows.

Approached along a serene, treelined private road, the Abbey sits adjacent to the River Avon, with over 600 acres of parkland beyond.

A private single garage is included, which has its own parking area beside it for a second vehicle or guests.

The apartment comes unfurnished, meaning its next tenant can make their own of the 12th-century Abbey, leaving their mark on the historic building.

The property is to let for £2,800 per calendar month by estate agents Tim Cox Associations, who can be contacted for more information.