Unique places to stay in Hertfordshire

Short breaks that evoke a memory and stand out months down the line are created by doing something out of the ordinary, and that includes spending your nights staying somewhere that's just a little different from standard hotel rooms. So, whether you’re thinking of heading to the countryside and taking it back to basics, or enjoying a retreat in luxury, we’ve rounded up the best unique places to stay in Herts…

Camping and Caravanning Club

Getting under the canvas and being truly in amongst nature is one way to feel refreshed and leave behind the strains of modern life. At The Camping & Caravanning Club sites in both Hertford and Theobalds Park you can truly escape. The Theobalds site is set in 14 acres of woodland and you’ll often find you’re amongst rabbits and squirrels, yet just 30 minutes from the capital. At the Hertford site, you’re minutes from the county town, and in prime territory to explore the miles of greenery around you. Not only that, the Hertford site has Ready Camp which is glamping at its most relaxed and luxurious. Ready to camp in Hertfordshire

Tewin Bury Farm

History, character and countryside charm all succinctly describe Tewin Bury Farm Hotel. As you may have guessed, this hotel was once a working farm that has been in the same Williams family hands since 1931 and lovingly converted into a hotel. You’ll be sure to sleep soundly amongst the 700 acres of countryside as each room features modern amenities and comfortable beds – definitely more so than the hay that once was here! If you’re looking to add even more extravagance, then there’s even separate houses you can stay in that feature private hot tubs. On a farm in Herts

The Grove

On completely the other end of the spectrum (besides the luxurious side), is The Grove. London’s country estate is the go-to for the capital's weekend escapees. Escaping it all really is possible at The Grove as you’ll be able to indulge in anything you so wish from a stay away, such as golf, a spa, swimming or fine dining. Each room features all the expected modern amenities and is a retreat in itself. If you do choose to leave your room, there’s plenty to do as the hotel sits in 300 acres of woodland and green space, where you can hire bikes or simply take a wander. Uniqueness in droves

Lawn House, Hatfield House

Luxury country chic is what comes to mind when you think of Lawn House. Its situation, on the grounds of Hatfield House and its 15 individually decorated rooms mean that after either a wander around the House or simply for a weekend in the countryside, it is unique. Not stretching the amount of rooms, Lawn House makes it feel as if you are truly staying in someone’s house, and with the estate's attractions such as The River Cottage Kitchen & Deli and Hatfield Park Farm, you’ll feel like you’re living the village life! On the village lawn in Hatfield

Melbourne Lodge, Brocket Hall

Staying in the grounds of a Grade I-listed classical country house sounds pretty special, doesn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what you can do when you head to The Melbourne Lodge at Brocket Hall. The converted Georgian coach house overlooks the lake and the rooms mix 21st century modernity with original fixtures and fittings from the Estate. Once you’re acquainted with your country room you can enjoy a game of golf on the stretching course, or perhaps a spot of dining in Auberge Du Lac. Your country estate for the night