The Grove – Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire

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Set in 300 acres of verdant Hertfordshire countryside, just 18 miles from London, The Grove is the ultimate five-star retreat. Over the last two years the hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment by award-winning interiors studio Martin Hulbert Design, and is now home to a range of luxurious bedrooms and suites, elegant lounges and two unique restaurants, The Glasshouse and The Stables, not forgetting the various different seasonal pop-ups. A short stroll from the historic mansion you’ll find the Sequoia spa and, beyond that, the championship golf course that played host to the 2016 British Masters. Outside, the breathtaking grounds promise all manner of settings to explore, including Asher’s Woodland Trails – perfect for family activities such as Segway experiences, archery and laser clay shooting. The Grove’s hidden gem is its enchanting Walled Garden, complete with Ralph’s Beach (think sand, deckchairs, buckets and spades), Jemima’s Kitchen Garden, which provides homegrown fruit, veg and herbs for the chefs, and the beautifully rustic Potting Shed, a plant-filled haven in which to relax and unwind.

Doubles from £370 

+44 (0)1923 807807; thegrove.co.uk

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