The Grove

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

The Grove, London’s Country Retreat, is more than a five-star hotel.

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The Grove

Set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside and only 18 miles from central London, the former home of the Earls of Clarendon now has 214 bedrooms and suites, a championship golf course, an award-winning spa, three restaurants and extensive function space for corporate and social events.

Lovingly restored to stunning effect, the property fuses contemporary design and original period architecture with exceptionally caring and professional service.

What truly makes The Grove is the feeling of space. Guests can escape outside into extensive gardens designed by the Chelsea Gold Medallist and judge, Michael Balston, or spend time in the original Victorian Walled Garden with its glamorous open-air pool, urban beach, croquet lawn and tennis courts.



Distance from Airport

30 mins from London Heathrow and Luton Airport

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Child friendly



Sequoia Spa

Food and Drink

The Glasshouse

Step into the bright airy bar, where your refreshing cocktail comes with a garden view… aromas beckon you into the spacious restaurant where kinetic sculptures shimmer overhead… take a seat and watch as food is prepared before your eyes.

A theatrical international dining experience awaits.

The Stables

Framed by oak beams, laden with rich tan leather and embellished with equine artwork as a nod to the late George Stubbs, The Stables promises a distinctly relaxed setting from which to enjoy artisanal food, laden with good provenance.

Prepare to enjoy an elevated British dining experience.

Madhu’s at The Grove

Rooted in a passion for authentic flavours and inspired entertaining, Madhu’s brings a taste of New Delhi to the heart of our historic Mansion.  Packed with aromatic spices, the renowned banqueting specialists serve unforgettable feasts in a stunning setting.


Recently refurbished by world-renowned designer Martin Hulbert, the Lounges are set at the heart of our 18th century Mansion. Admire the interiors with a mid-day coffee, take in the breath-taking views of the formal gardens over afternoon tea or indulge in an after-dinner tipple, or two.

Afternoon Tea

Indulge your sweet tooth with our quintessential afternoon tea. Served in the recently refurbished lounges, you’ll enjoy a delicious feast of neat finger sandwiches, mouth-watering cakes and a range of uniquely blended teas.



There’s so much to experience at The Grove, whether you’re jumping on a bike through the scenic woodlands or taking in the sweet smell of fresh herbs and flowers at Jemima’s Kitchen Garden. Outdoor pursuits include archery, axe throwing and laser clay pigeon shooting. In the summer activities, watch hawking displays or join one of many kids camps be it den building, tree climbing or arts and crafts. The Grove also partner with Football Escapes and Saracens to host sporting staycations for children.

Further afield, local attractions provide a change of scenery, that’s if you have time to venture out after experiencing all of what the 300 acre estate has to offer.Kids and adults alike will love exploring the wonders of the Wizarding World at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. London’s closest indoor real snow slope, The Snow Centre, is also on The Grove’s doorstep.


Sequoia spa

With its black mosaic-tiled pool, heat experience rooms and specialist treatment options, the award winning Sequoia spa is an experience like no other. Change into one of the luxury robes, leave your stresses behind and sink into a world of relaxation and recuperation.

Spa Treatments

Relax, unwind and revitalise your body with a treatment tailored just for you by one of the highly trained specialists. All the products used are carefully selected from Bamford and Natura Bisse to maximise your healthy glow and leave you feeling completely refreshed.

Facilities and Services

At Sequoia, health and wellbeing is taken seriously. With a state-of-the-art fitness studio, exercise classes and customised personal training plans, a holistic experience is provided for the mind and body. Whether you’re challenging yourself on a treadmill or meditating in the studio, specialists are there to help you to get that spring back in your step.

Golf at The Grove

The Grove, home to one of the UK’s most prestigious golf courses, has welcomed many greats of the game, having staged a World Golf Championship event, won by Tiger Woods in 2006, as well as hosting the British Masters in 2016. Open to all who love the game, there is no membership policy however regular players can take advantage of the Clarendon Collection

The Course

Kept in championship condition year-round, the luxury 7,152 yard course is a favourite stop for guests and visitors. With its immaculate greens and stunning views of the Hertfordshire countryside, it’s the perfect location for your golfing escape.

Clarendon Collection

Clarendon Collection is a points-based programme aimed at golfers looking for the ultimate flexibility.

Golf tuition

With a dedicated team of instructors, budding golfers won’t be short of professional expertise. From total beginners to elite level tour players, lessons are available to players of all ages and abilities.

Golf Tournaments

Whether it’s a special night of fine dining prepared by expert chefs, the chance to meet one their suppliers or a newly launched activity for families, there’s always something going on at The Grove.


Get in touch

If you would like to book your next holiday or are looking for inspiration please to get in touch with our team. We look forward to booking your next escape!
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