Stay at The Grove
Classic meets contemporary at this 300-acre oasis. Circled by verdant landscapes, suites are spread in a historic manor house. This preserves a bygone era of glamour and luxury, alongside all the creature comforts you’d typically yearn for.Drop the kids off at the club first thing and hit the spa, where a sultry mosaic pool lays in wait. Enjoy afternoon tea in a private lounge with your beloved, then reunite with the little ones for an adventure through woodland trails. Dinner is served in a glasshouse beside live cooking stations, paving the way for family time.
Nestled less than 30 minutes by car from both Heathrow and Luton airports, this country escape near Watford is ideal for long weekends. It’s also within easy reach of London. In fact, there’s a tube station just a 10-minute drive away.
Stays are split between an 18th-century mansion, and 189 rooms in the newer yet equally elegant West Wing. All utilise a sepia-flavoured colour scheme alongside earthy tones. Meanwhile, the higher grade Deluxe abodes host private balconies.
Who is it for
This is a fantastic option for families, with plentiful interconnecting rooms and creative children’s menus. Then there’s Anoushka’s Kids Club with its bountiful experiences, such as T-shirt designing, biscuit decorating, camp activities and art.
Facilities & activities
Leisure reigns supreme here, with a championship golf club, gym and spa all at guests’ disposal. Bikes and segways are rentable. Pursuits like archery and discovery walks are easy to arrange. Summer adds a heated pool with sand, tennis courts and a mini football pitch. Finally, two restaurants and several lounge spaces also feature.