Forty minutes from central London, this 18th-century house set in 300 acres of parkland and open countryside has been transformed into a country estate with a modern twist. Since opening in 2003, it has won accolades for its contemporary design and professional service. Conference facilities cater for up to 1,000 guests and include 23 flexible rooms. There is an 18-hole championship golf course, the Sequoia spa and three restaurants.
01923 296 020; thegrove.co.uk