The Grove

Watford, Chandler's Cross

Luxurious country house hotel in Hertfordshire, just 18 miles from London.

  • roomUnits 62
  • person Sleeps 1 - 4
  • bed Bedrooms 1 - 2
  • petPets Yes
  • mobilityMobility Yes
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens

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Found amongst 300 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside just 18 miles from London, The Grove is an impressive yet welcoming five-star retreat. Make The Grove your base for a relaxing family break and explore its award-winning spa, championship golf course, mouth-watering restaurants, luxury bedrooms and plenty of activities to entertain all ages. With manicured gardens, historic woodland and country trails this is a true haven for families looking for time out.

About this place

Best bits

  • Discover The Grove’s nature and musical trails laid out around the 300 acre grounds and see what wildlife you can spot along the way.
  • The formal gardens are perfect for capturing family memories with plenty of photo opportunities.
  • Sample delicious cakes and scones served at The Grove’s quintessentially English afternoon tea and keep an eye out for some seasonal menus.

Top tips

  • Take advantage of the kids’ creche and babysitting services and indulge in a spa treatment, a round of golf or a romantic dinner.
  • Keep an eye out for some unique dining experiences, pop-up restaurants and bars throughout the year.
  • Pay a visit to the hotel’s dedicated activities centre and learn to ride a Segway, or hire bikes to explore the 300 acre grounds.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Swimming pool
Indoor play room
Outdoor play equipment
Kids club / creche
Electric vehicle charging

One of our best holidays EVER!!!

Reviewed by Frances & family

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The Groves accessible, wheelchair-friendly rooms include a panic alarm, vibrating pillows, walk-in toilets, showers, easy to use handrails and lowered controls. Additionally, all of the restaurants have wheelchair access, while the swimming pool and gym have lifts, disabled toilets and changing facilities.

Location & local area

About the owners

Listed since March 2012

The Grove is owned by luxury hotel group, Leading Hotels of the World. Under the creative vision of the owners, each property retrains a unique personality, grounded in its heritage, while sharing high standards and providing a warm welcome to all guests.

Owner recommendations

  • Enter a world of magic with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter - less than ten minutes away.

  • Britain’s newest indoor ski-centre, based in Hemel Hempstead, is perfect for thrill-seekers.

  • A great family day out, the Natural History Museum in Tring boasts galleries packed with land and marine life.

  • Knebworth Gardens features a gothic mansion, a maze, an adventure playground and a life-size dinosaur trail.

  • Whipsnade Zoo can be found locally and is one of Europe’s largest, home to 2,500 animals.

  • Love nature? Take a stroll along the canals to Watford’s Cassiobury Park.

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