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Anyone wishing to feel truly chilled-out and pampered would have good reason to seek out a health spa in Sawbridgeworth. After all, this locality is very much the epitome of the pretty and relaxing Hertfordshire town, with a population of just 8,500 people and plenty of charming historic buildings.
The latter is evident on one look around the town centre, much of which is a conservation area, with an assortment of pleasing Tudor, Stuart and Georgian buildings to catch the eye.
Then, there is the very special former Georgian residence that is now one of this picturesque county’s most popular hotels and health spas: Manor of Groves.
You’ll feel thoroughly pampered
Strictly speaking, the Grade II-listed Manor of Groves isn’t located in Sawbridgeworth itself, but instead the village and civil parish of High Wych, just over one mile to the south-west. However, it really does offer everything that one could hope for from a health spa in Sawbridgeworth.
The Manor of Groves Health Club is, after all, an accredited Dermalogica skin care centre, which means you can look forward to the highest standard of luxurious spa treatments.
Not only does our accreditation mean we use the highly professional Dermalogica products often unavailable in other spas in and around Sawbridgeworth, but our spa treatments are also available to members, residents and people who don’t fit into either of these categories. Yes, that’s right: you don’t even need to stay overnight with us or commit to a membership to take advantage of our acclaimed treatments.
Pamper packages, massages, pedicures, manicures and waxing treatments are being provided right now at our health spa in Sawbridgeworth. Nor are men left out, as we can also offer the likes of tension-busting massages, male skin fitness treatments and sports manicures and pedicures for the not-quite-as-fair sex!
But we can also give you so much more...
Did we mention that Manor of Groves isn’t just a health spa, but also the complete health club, boasting all manner of contemporary amenities such as a 20-metre swimming pool, three-tier Techno Gym suite and a sauna, steam and Jacuzzi?
We really do mean it when we say you’ll feel better looked-after here than anywhere else in or near Sawbridgeworth. So why not enquire now to our health club team, by calling +44 (0) 1279 603 544, to discover what leading spa treatments are presently available from us?
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The idea of combining a health club with a hotel might seem to be fraught with pitfalls for the user, particularly when you only initially intend to take advantage of either the health and fitness facilities or the overnight accommodation. Is it really a good idea for both to be on the same site?
Whatever your fears may be – perhaps of the health club being far inferior to the quality of the hotel, or even being overcrowded due to demand from hotel guests – you need not worry when you make Manor of Groves your choice of health club in hotel.
We can offer it all
First things first – let’s consider what our health club has to offer, and the answer is: a lot.
Whether you are most interested in first-class facilities such as a three-tier Techno Gym suite or 20m swimming pool, or perhaps beauty treatments from a Dermalogica accredited skincare centre, or even just member discounts, it’s all available at our health club in hotel.
You will be pleased, too, to discover that our studio timetable is a packed one, encompassing such classes as Body Conditioning, Aqua Zumba, Pilates, Boxercise and Hatha Yoga.
Indeed, with aerobic workouts, balance and stability, high impact workout and pool-based classes all headed by the most diligent and well-trained professionals, you really do have everything you need here to achieve your most ambitious health and fitness goals.
Our location brings so many more perks
Choosing a health club in hotel in the stunning rural surroundings that Hertfordshire offers gives you access to an even greater number of advantages beyond the premises themselves.
These include our proximity to such local attractions as Imperial War Museum Duxford, historic Cambridge, Colchester Zoo and Hatfield House. There’s also our hotel itself, of course, and with access to our Health Club restricted to members and residents only, you can be assured that it won’t feel overcrowded, whether you are a local with a membership or are just visiting for the weekend.
On the subject of memberships, you have many options there too, including Over 60s, Full Peak and corporate membership plans for companies. So why not call our team today, on +44 (0) 1279 600 777, to find out more about just how easy it is to join?
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The abundance of fine wedding venues in and around Bishop’s Stortford gives you plenty of choice for stunning settings in which to tie the knot with your beloved. So what makes Manor of Groves the site that you should choose?
We have five answers to that question.
1. Our impressive suites
If stellar surroundings are what you desire from your wedding venue in Stortford – and why wouldn’t that be the case? – the two suites that we have available for you to choose from here at Manor of Groves will more than satisfy.
Whether you opt for the Manor Suite with its air-conditioned adaptable space, or the Georgian elegance of the Colonnade Suite, your wedding photographer will have a spectacular backdrop with which to work.
2. Our wedding co-ordinators
A dedicated team is on hand to guide and assist you with your wedding planning, not least so that you can minimise the likelihood of any unexpected problems.
Even if any issues do arise at late notice, an experienced manager will be available on the day, and will ensure that all of your requests and wishes are carried out.
3. Our self-catering option
If you already have a preferred external catering company in mind for your reception – and would therefore simply like to hire a venue that provides the necessary kitchen facilities – you’re making the right choice when you book Manor of Groves as your wedding venue in Stortford.
Alternatively, you may not have yet decided on a caterer, in which case, our strong links with Kosher, Asian, Greek and Italian caterers throughout the Home Counties may be of interest to you.
4. Our incredible setting
Nothing prepares you for the sight of our magnificent Oriental Garden with its flowing waterfall, gazebo, Oriental timber bridge, pergola and utterly stunning views across wider Hertfordshire.
You’ll certainly be making the most of the verdant beauty of this county when you get married at our enchanting wedding venue in Stortford.
5. Our brilliant location
Whether you have guests coming from Bishop’s Stortford itself, elsewhere in Hertfordshire, London or even further afield, we’re excellently situated.
Central London, for instance, is a mere 30 minutes away by train, and the journey from London Stansted Airport is just 20 minutes.
We are the Stortford venue that you have been looking for, whatever the nature of the wedding celebrations you plan to hold! Simply get in touch with our team now, by calling +44 (0) 1279 600 777, to learn more about when and how you can book us.
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Sawbridgeworth residents with big
ambitions for the coming year may have focused their efforts on a wide range of
goals – including their career progression and personal life – but one thing
that so many of us will want to achieve in 2018 is improved health and fitness.
This is exactly why you may be interested in signing up with us for a gym membership in Sawbridgeworth.
The perfect place to exercise
Whether you have lived in Sawbridgeworth for many years or are a relatively new resident, there are many rewarding aspects of life here, including the local historic architecture, strong education, sports and recreation facilities and the far-reaching transport links provided to wider Hertfordshire and Essex by Sawbridgeworth railway station.
One thing that you may have struggled to find in or near Sawbridgeworth, however, is the right gym.
The great news is that our own well-served Health Club here at Manor of Groves can be just the place. As if our wider setting in 150 acres of Hertfordshire countryside wasn’t idyllic enough for many hours of productive exercising, members and residents of our gym can also take advantage of impressive amenities and a complete timetable of studio activities.
What can you expect when you arrive?
Few gyms anywhere in Hertfordshire, Essex or the East of England – and certainly not in Sawbridgeworth – can offer facilities to match the sophistication of the Manor of Groves Health Club. A 20-metre indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art three-tier air-conditioned Technogym, Jacuzzi, solarium, spa, sauna, steam room, aerobic studio and other refined amenities are available for your use.
We are happy to give you a full induction for our gym, as well as six weekly reviews with our qualified gym instructors and – subject to an additional cost – personal training sessions with our trainers. The Health Club studio timetable, meanwhile, offers up stimulating activities ranging from aerobics and physical yoga to boxercise and circuits.
All of this, and more, is available when you choose Manor of Groves for your gym membership in Sawbridgeworth. Nor will we leave you locked into a yearly contract – if you ever wish to leave, you’ll only need to give us three months’ notice.
Get in touch with us today about our various personal and corporate health club membership packages, by calling +44 (0) 1279 600 777.
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If your perception of Harlow has
long been that it is a mere post-war New Town in the outer part of the London
commuter belt, it’s understandable that you may not exactly consider it the
most obvious part of the country in which to get married.
However, once you discover Manor of Groves, you are almost certain to think again. Harlow is, for one thing, much older than many people realise, with the suburb now known as Old Harlow having been recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Manor of Groves itself, meanwhile, has existed in some form since ancient times. However, the Georgian appearance of our main building can be attributed to the major remodelling work undertaken here by the Shoreditch-born lawyer, Thomas Nathaniel Williams (1781-1841) in 1823.
So, our venue is rich in history... but does that mean we’re stuck in the past?
The short answer is: no, definitely not! In fact, as you arrive at our venue through our enchanting surrounding parkland, you are almost guaranteed to be entranced by the gorgeous blend of old and new that the modern-day Manor of Groves represents.
Our choice of wedding suites very much epitomises this. If it’s a historical and elegant backdrop on which you wish to tie the knot, you really can’t beat our Colonnade Suite, which incorporates a stylish Loggia sporting original neoclassical flooring and a glass facade opening out into stunning gardens. This suite accommodates as many as 150 guests for an evening reception.
A more contemporary-styled space, though, is our Manor Suite. It’s based in its own building, is wonderfully air-conditioned and has ample room for up to 500 guests. There’s also an exclusive bar, cloakroom, toilets, entrance hall and even a private powder room for the bride, all of which may be a lot more than you ever expected from a wedding venue in Harlow.
Why not get in touch about formalising your union with us?
When you also consider such factors as our complimentary parking, special bedroom rates for guests and longstanding relationships with kosher, Asian, Greek and Italian caterers in the wider locality, you might find it hard to escape the conclusion that we really are the complete wedding venue.
Enquire now about making Manor of Groves your choice of wedding venue in Harlow. It’s as simple as calling us on +44 (0) 1279 600 777!
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As a resident of Bishop's Stortford or any of the surrounding areas, you might have made a pledge to yourself to live a healthier and happier life this year, or at least to pamper yourself a bit more often. Plus, with the January blues hitting many of us right now, it's understandable that so many people are beginning to look at health spas in Stortford like our own Health Club here at Manor of Groves.
There are just so many benefits of membership
It doesn't matter whether you've been a member of quite a lot of health spas in Stortford or the nearby areas down the years, or you're completely new to such establishments - when you become a member of the Manor of Groves Health Club, we'll quickly get you up to speed.
Of course, if you want to get fit in 2018 above all else, you'll have everything you need at our sophisticated facility, including unlimited access to our 20m swimming pool, as well as access to the three-tier Techno Gym suite, complete with a full induction.
We also give you no shortage of classes to attend to assist you if you're lacking a little motivation, with more than 35 classes taking place each week in such disciplines as Pilates, aerobics, boxercise and fit ball. All of these, and so many more benefits are available from us on a no-yearly-contract basis, and you'll only need to give three months' notice even if you wish to leave.
Join us, and you can also sharpen up your beauty regime
Those who want to dazzle on all social occasions over the coming year - or simply feel better about themselves - will be delighted by the wealth of spa treatments we can provide. We are an accredited Dermalogica skin care centre, so you can be assured of the utmost quality when it comes to all things beauty.
Alternatively, you might wish to take advantage from time to time of our expertise in massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing and the pamper packages that will leave you feeling utterly relaxed, reinvigorated and ready to take on all of the challenges that await you this year.
Why not start your own 2018 in the most stylish way possible, by signing up for membership of one of the most acclaimed and trusted health spas in Stortford?
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So you’ve proposed, he or she has said yes and you’re now planning no less than what will be the most special day of your life. Of all of the questions that you will now need to answer as a couple, surely the biggest is: where will you get married?
It’s not a shock that so many people organising their nuptials immediately begin perusing the many available wedding venues in Hertfordshire – after all, this famously green part of England provides the perfectly idyllic setting for almost anyone’s ceremony and reception.
However, there are definitely some Hertfordshire venues that are better than others – so here are some of the characteristics that you should seek when considering your options.
The right location
While you might have presumed that almost all wedding venues in Hertfordshire would be well-located by simple virtue of being in Hertfordshire, the truth is that this is a particular strength of some venues.
Manor of Groves, for instance, is situated on the border between Hertfordshire and Essex, with the nearest towns including Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford.
That naturally helps to make our venue a fine choice for those living nearby, but we are also excellently situated for many couples based further afield. We are just a 30-minute train ride away from central London, for instance, while London Stansted Airport is a mere 20 minutes away.
The right suites
The moment you and your beloved tie the knot will be a very special one indeed, so you will naturally want this to be reflected in the setting in which it happens.
This is why we have gone to such great lengths to ensure our own suites here at Manor of Groves fit the bill.
Whether you opt for our Manor Suite that offers a wealth of air-conditioned adaptable space for as many as 500 guests, or instead the Colonnade Suite – which boasts no shortage of Georgian elegance, together with space for up to 150 people for an evening reception – you can be sure of a wedding day with the strongest sense of occasion.
The right assistance
We don’t leave you to try to sort out everything yourself on your wedding day. Indeed, our dedicated wedding co-ordinators have long played a big part in making us one of the most renowned wedding venues in Hertfordshire.
From the beginning of our relationship with you, we’ll assist with the planning of your big day, while on the day itself, an experienced manager will be on hand to guard against any last-minute hiccups.
All of the above aspects are really the minimum that you should expect when you are comparing wedding venues in Hertfordshire – after all, when you’re seeking a venue for an occasion as special as your wedding, you should surely only accept the very best.
Call the Manor of Groves team today, on +44 (0) 1279 600 777, to talk to us about why you should hold your wedding in the stunning setting of our Georgian manor house, and how you can make it possible.
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It’s the pledge for the New Year that all of us constantly seem to make, but which hardly any of us ever seem to fulfil: getting fit. All of the cynicism around New Year resolutions like this, in fact, may have led you to conclude that there’s no point in even signing up for a gym membership in 2018.
But then, it all depends on how good that gym is, doesn’t it? That’s why we’d like you to know about our own gym membership in Harlow here at Manor of Groves.
What makes our gym experience better than the rest?
First of all, there’s the location to consider. Manor of Groves is an elegant former Georgian residence situated amid 150 acres of gorgeous Hertfordshire countryside.
Such peaceful and picturesque surroundings are as inspiring a backdrop on which anyone could hope to get fit, with our strong transport connections – we are a mere 30-minute train ride away from central London, for instance – meaning that people living far afield from Harlow can take advantage.
But of course, even a relaxing setting can only do so much to ensure that you actually fulfil your health, fitness and weight-loss goals this year. After all, when you’re paying for a gym membership in Harlow, you’ll also want to be sure of benefitting from the best possible equipment and facilities.
We give you everything you could need from a Harlow gym
While our state-of-the-art three-tier air conditioned Technogym is certainly an impressive place to put your body through its paces, the truth is that we don’t just offer you a gym for your money – we give you the complete Harlow health club.
That’s why, when you become a member of the Manor of Groves Health Club, you can also expect the likes of a 20-metre indoor swimming pool, spa, saunas, steam room, Jacuzzi, solarium, aerobic studio, sun terrace and complimentary parking. Yes, that’s right: it’s all included within the same gym membership in Harlow.
In recognition of the fact that many of our Health Club members are also anxious to ensure they look amazing and not merely feel amazing during 2018, we also provide an unrivalled assortment of beauty treatments as per our status as an accredited Dermalogica skin care centre.
Joining the gym might just be the most clichéd possible thing you could do to kick-start a New Year – but when that gym is the Manor of Groves Health Club, it may also be the wisest one!
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Amid all of the excitement about
Christmas, it can be easy for some of us to forget that the coming of the New
Year is just as special.
However, it’s certainly not something that we’ve forgotten here at Manor of Groves. That’s why we are offering multiple New Year’s Eve events this year from which visitors to our hotel can choose, and which both show why we should be your first-choice New Year’s Eve dinner venue.
What do we have to offer this New Year’s Eve?
If you and your beloved are planning to be in our part of Hertfordshire for the New Year, why not take advantage of the fantastic party that we have planned for New Year’s Eve? It all starts with a drinks reception, followed by a delectable dinner in our Colonnade Suite. Then, it will simply be a case of you partying the night away with the help of our live singer and first-class disco.
The evening certainly promises to be a special one as far as the cuisine to be served is concerned. After a glass of Champagne on arrival, you will be able to choose from such starters as braised lamb shoulder, leek and potato soup and crab tian, before moving onto the main dish for which your options include the likes of beef Wellington, pan-fried fillet sea bream and aubergine stuffed with pine nut risotto.
Then, it’s onto the dessert – expect options ranging from dark chocolate torte and cinnamon and nutmeg cheesecake to caramel, white chocolate and hazelnut tart. Finally, as if all of that wasn’t enough, we’ll even throw a New Year’s Brunch into the package, served between 9:00am and 11:00am on New Year’s Day.
But that isn’t all that we have planned
As mentioned earlier, we do give you more than one option for how you can spend New Year’s Eve with us. In fact, the other big event that we have planned for the night is a buffet meal and disco that enables you to welcome in 2018 amid a wonderfully festive atmosphere in our Manor Suite.
Just imagine being able to help yourself to such delicious dishes as beef bourguignon, salmon supreme and stuffed aubergine, followed by dessert options including toffee cheesecake and dark chocolate torte. It all adds up to what promises to be a very special night indeed, not least given the great-value entry fee of £39.50 per person.
Download our complete Christmas and New Year events brochure today, and you’ll discover just what it is that makes this very special time of year even more so when you spend it at Manor of Groves. We certainly aren’t just any old New Year’s Eve dinner venue!
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