One small step from the city…

Set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside and only 18 miles from central London, this former home of the Earls of Clarendon is now a luxury hotel with 215 bedrooms and suites, a championship golf course (home to the 2016 British Masters), an award-winning spa, three restaurants, as well providing a stunning backdrop for weddings and celebrations.

Back in the day… 

A brief look through the archives at The Grove and you’ll discover a fascinating history of guests. From royalty and world leaders to artists, sporting greats, modern day celebrities and many more illustrious guests have stayed, played and partied here. It is reported that Queen Victoria invented the ‘weekend break’ with her trips to The Grove.

Somewhere to stay… 

At the very heart of The Grove, standing proudly on the estate’s summit at the end of a long, sweeping driveway through the grounds, is an 18th Century Mansion. 26 individual suites and bedrooms take up the upper floors whilst downstairs, interconnecting lounges, a library and an award winning restaurant (Colette’s) complete the picture.

The West Wing provides a further 189 contemporary bedrooms with many overlooking the formal gardens. Interconnecting and Family rooms are available and there are even a couple with bunk beds too.

Somewhere to relax…

For heavenly treatments and time to escape the modern day stresses then time in Sequoia is a must. Recently refurbished, Sequoia offers a range of ESPA and Natura Bissé treatments to untie every knot and revitalise. There are also extensive facilities in the shape of modern gym, fitness studio, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

Somewhere to play…

If you’d like to try something a little more energetic, then grab the clubs (your own or a hire set from the pro shop) and give the Championship course a go. Having hosted the World Golf Championships back in 2006 which was won by a Tiger in its prime, The Grove will soon be back on the world stage when it hosts the British Masters later this year… even David Cameron and Barack Obama had to check it out recently.

Somewhere to dine… 

With three restaurants to choose from, and that does not include the lounges for a very tempting afternoon tea, food is high on the agenda of any trip to The Grove.

The Stables has an AA Rosette and offers a gastro pub experience in the original stable block and overlooking the golf course. The Glasshouse is an international feast of culinary flavours and dishes – and with it being a buffet style restaurant you are in no rush so enjoy the chefs at work and try it all. The star attraction on the menu must be Colette’s. An intimate, relaxed fine-dining experience with dishes prepared by an outstanding line up of chefs served in welcoming surroundings. With three AA Rosettes, leading from the front is Russell Bateman – National Chef of the Year 2015, ably assisted by Scott Barnard – BBC MasterChef Finalist and Danny Hoang – Young National Chef of the Year 2016.

A touch of magic… 

nearby-attractions

With so much to do at The Grove, you may not wish to leave the grounds until it is time to head home, but a short distance away (in fact you can see through the trees at the right time of year) you’ll spot the Warner Bros. Studios and home of Harry Potter. Tour tickets can be organised through the hotel and are a must for any Potter fan!

The great outdoors…

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You could easily lose yourself in The Grove’s 300 acres… and all on London’s doorstep. It is so beautiful and if it looks like a work of art, well, it could well be as George Stubbs was a former guest. Explore on foot or bike the tracks through the woods and along the Grand Union canal.

Lovingly restored, The Grove fuses contemporary design and original period architecture with exceptionally caring and friendly service. However, what truly makes The Grove is the feeling of space. Whilst just minutes from central London, guests can escape outside into extensive gardens or spend time in the original Victorian walled garden with its glamorous open-air pool, urban beach, croquet lawn, tennis and volleyball courts.

The Grove is London’s country estate. A place with open views, a modern outlook and endless possibilities.

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