This stylish country-house hotel has played host to everyone from Queen Victoria to the England football team. The 18th-century mansion house is surrounded by gorgeous formal gardens, woods and parkland. Hire it for the exclusive vibe or party into the night in one of the more modern rooms in the west wing.

GUEST LIST From 18 to 460 THE BILL Packages from £200pp LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01923 296059; thegrove.co.uk.