There is a growing trend in Britain to preserve historical country houses by renovating them to become hotels and spas that provide luxury breaks. ABC News surveys ten of the most stunning homes-turned-hotels.
A hotel since 1996, the Grove is the quintessential country house. Lovingly restored, the hotel now offers guests a sophisticated and luxurious break experience. With its own award-winning spa and championship golf course, the Grove is perfect for golf lovers and those seeking relaxation alike. Each room has a contemporary design though many retain period features such as traditional open fires and four-poster beds. The three onsite restaurant offer food sources from specialist suppliers and emphasise the use of seasonal produce. The Grove's spa continues the luxury with personalised experiences and a plethora of holistic treatments. Guest should also be sure to try the evening spa programmes including Sushi Spa that offers guests a massage and dinner overlooking a Zen garden.