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The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire

Outdoor pool at The Grove Hotel.Outdoor pool at The Grove Hotel.
Beach relaxation areaBeach relaxation area
Games conservatoryGames conservatory
Outdoor poolOutdoor pool

A five-star country house estate in Hertfordshire, about 30km northwest of London, The Grove is a great choice for a luxury family break within easy reach of the capital.

The main 18th-century building is grand and the decor chic. The walled garden has an outdoor pool and, in summer, an urban beach, and there's an OFSTED-registered kids' club (suitable for children aged from 3-months up to 8 years) with an adventure playground and its own pool, plus babysitting, so you can take advantage of the spa and the very adult restaurant Colette's (the other two restaurants are family friendly).

Bedtime is a treat with milk and cookies, plus bathrobes provided for the kids. Choose to stay in the Mansion House or West Wing, with options sleeping up to 4, although interconnecting rooms are available for larger families. 

See our feature on a luxury family break at The Grove.

What to Expect:
  • Dog-friendly
  • Five star
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • WiFi
  • Babysitting
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Connecting rooms
  • Cots
  • Crèche
  • Family rooms
  • Great for babies
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for toddlers
  • Indoor play
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' early dinner
  • Kids' pool
  • Open year-round
  • Outdoor play area
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa


Anouska’s kids' club (for ages 3 months–5 years weekdays 9-5pm; for ages 3 months-8 years Saturdays 10-1pm and 2-5pm; imited places served on first come first served basis; extra charge).

Babysitting (extra charge).


215 rooms and suites. Cots available. Milk and cookies, children-sized bathrobes and toy box will be waiting in your room for the little ones.

Interconnecting rooms or family rooms with bunkbeds sleep up to 4.

Deluxe rooms sleep up to 3, with a double and a sofabed (suitable for children aged 12 and under).

Executive suites and deluxe rooms sleep 2 plus an infant in a cot.


Childcare (see above).

Playground and children’s swimming pool.

School holiday activities.

Games room.

1 outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pool.

3 restaurants (kids' menu available in 2 plus afternoon tea menu for children).


Volleyball, giant chess and Jenga, badminton and croquet.


Running track. 

Walking and cycling trails (kids bikes and helmets available to use; free).

Golf course.

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The Grove Hotel is situated near Watford, a 40-minute drive from central London.

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