The Grove Hotel & Sequoia Spa – London’s Glorious Country Estate
This luxury mansion house is set in 300 acres of woodland and has magical gardens, an award-winning golf course (Barack Obama was famously spotted on the course recently!) and a contemporary spa.
The Grove, otherwise known as London’s country estate, twists traditional elegance with a quirky modern edge. It’s both child and romance friendly, with enough space to embrace one, and avoid the other.
The award-winning Sequoia Spa is set within a tranquil garden a short stroll from the house. The spa boasts a top-notch, state-of-the-art spa with a stunning 22 metre, black mosaic pool, complete with an ozone filtration system.
Facilities include a poolside Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, a saline vitality jet pool, two fitness studios, a well-equipped gym and twelve Asian-inspired treatment rooms with indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.
The English Rose Reviver is a restoring and rejuvenating treatment inspired by The Grove’s walled garden. The treatment began with a relaxing foot ritual followed by an energising rosehip seed and rosewood ESPA body scrub. Warm rose geranium and palmarosa essential oils were then poured on to the skin in preparation for a sweeping Balinese massage. A scalp massage with a pink clay and watercress hair mask completed the treatment. I left feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and smelling of roses!
Other treatments include The Hollywood High Definition Facial – the signature treatment works to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Delivered with celebrated Spanish brand Natura Bissé’s high-performance Diamond skincare range, the facial is specifically designed to energise and brighten dull skin.
We stayed in a Deluxe Double; spacious and contemporary in style with a king-size bed, roll-top bath and walk-in shower. A seating area leads to a small balcony overlooking the formal gardens and mansion house. The White Company products, fresh coffee and iPod docking stations in all rooms. On arrival expect homemade chocolates and fresh fruit.
We dined at The Glasshouse – the buffet restaurant serves an extensive range of international dishes. There’s an impressive seafood counter and a great selection of tapas, salads and charcuteries, as well as main course options such as steamed lemon sole and herb-crusted cod. You’ll also find a wonderful cheese counter and delicious deserts.