Our family of 6 spent 4 nites at The Grove a couple weeks ago . The owners , Claire and Gary , were most welcoming and helpful , just really nice people . We reserved all 3 rooms and the apt as well so we felt as tho we had rented an entire house …..w/ a delicious breakfast prepared for us each morning . The rooms were spacious and immaculate as were the modern bathrooms ( the 2 rooms on the 3 rd floor share a large bathroom midway between each in the hall ) . The views of the grounds and the countryside w/ the grazing horses were beautiful and it is just a 15 minute walk into a small town ( good Indian food ) . We took short taxi rides into Harpenden to catch the train to London (about 30 minutes) . All in all …..a great stay :-))
The Grove is a luxury country house B&B hidden just a few miles from the urban sprawl of Hemel Hempstead and St Albans, a real retreat with two lovely hosts, Gary and Claire. accommodation is top notch and the breakfasts excellent. The Grove is far superior value to the neighbouring hotels. Please just don't book it when I want to be there!
We stayed one night after a very sad day (family funeral), from the day of booking to our arrival and departure,Clare and Gary could not have been more helpful and welcoming.Our rooms were fabulous, so luxurious and attractive, not to mention the homemade cupcakes left for us. A very attentive Gary served a beautiful breakfast made from their own and local produce, delicious. We all wish The Grove was closer to us in 'sunny' Scotland but hopefully we will return one day! Thank you.
Bed & Breakfast doesn't really do the Grove credit. A lovely listed building that has been restored and modernised very carefully complemented by super hospitality. I was almost loathe to write a review to keep it as a secret for us.
A secret gem on the edge of Harpenden and a very welcome retreat after a busy day at work. Very friendly owners, delicious breakfast and beds to die for. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment which has everything you could possibly need for a weekend away. A real home away from home. We'll be back.