Rural retreat

The Grove in Herfordshire (technically Watford!) is on the outskirts of London, so perfect for a quick weekend away with the kids in luxe surroundings. This place is popular for weddings, meetings and families. Highlights include short journey from London, posh but not too posh, outdoor swimming pool, sandy beach, kids club and it is ultra family- friendly. There are 3 restaurants; Colettes (fancy one, no kids, v good food), the stables (v child friendly, kids menu, nice rustic dishes) and the glasshouse (stupendous sunday buffets and breakfast venue). There is a high-end spa to escape to and has an adults only swimming pool with black tiles (slightly odd but wonderful) and a pre/post treatment relaxation room with the best relaxing beds. Service was fab. There are also some not so well publicised buggies to transfer you from one site to another, especially useful for transfers from kids club to lunch in the rain. Babington is still my favourite, but this place has the luxe factor and is conveniently located for exhausted Londoners.

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