Country Retreat Near London
Take a luxury break in the Hertfordshire countryside
West Lodge Park near North London offers the ultimate in countryside relaxation combined with easy access to city attractions.
We all lead busy lives but it’s important to take time out now and again for relaxation and ‘me time’ – particularly as taking a break and relaxing is proven to offer significant health benefits, including lowering the risk of stroke and heart problems, and helping to prevent depression. If you’re looking to escape the rat race and chill out for a few days, West Lodge Park offers the perfect country retreat in which to relax and recharge your batteries.
A tradition of quality
Situated just a stone’s throw from North London, this country hotel in Hertfordshire is situated in 35 acres of tranquil grounds, including picturesque parkland, a lake and even a private arboretum. The hotel is owned by the Beale family who purchased the property in 1958 and turned it from a private hotel into the luxury four-star country house hotel we see today.
Although West Park Lodge has undergone many changes during that time, the owners’ commitment to treating its staff well, caring for the environment and, most importantly, running the hotel to please its customers, has remained the same, helping the business to achieve the highest AA quality rating of any four-star hotel in the North London area.
The quality of the food is an important part of any relaxing trip away, and West Lodge Park certainly doesn’t disappoint in this area. Guests can enjoy fine dining in the Mary Beale Restaurant (adorned with artworks by Mary Beale herself), which offers weekly changing menus with quality ingredients from locally sourced suppliers. For those looking for a more casual experience, the hotel also serves afternoon tea in the Terrace Bar which enjoys breathtaking views across the hotel’s extensive grounds.
Plenty to see and do
As you might expect from a countryside retreat, West Lodge Park offers a number of relaxing activities for guests to enjoy. For those days when you don’t feel like doing much, you can curl up with a book by one the hotel’s log fires, or take a stroll through the parkland and arboretum, which contains over 800 species of trees from around the world.
If you’re feeling a little more active, you can also enjoy croquet on the lawn, yoga classes, or take a visit to one of the nearby golf courses. The hotel is also home to an impressive art collection, so even just wandering through its corridors can feel like a visit to an art gallery. What’s more, if you want to combine your relaxing country retreat with city sightseeing, London’s West End with all its many attractions is just a 30-minute tube ride away.
A room with a view
West Lodge Park’s stunning grounds is one of its key selling points, and each of the 58 individually-decorated bedrooms enjoys impressive views across the hotel’s formal gardens, the Beale arboretum, or the wide-open space of Enfield Chase. Guests at the hotel can choose from a number of different room types to suite their requirements and budget, ranging from a small double all the way up to a private suite for the ultimate in luxurious relaxation.
Whatever room type you choose, and whatever you decide to get up to during your stay at West Lodge Park, you can be sure of a relaxing experience and great customer service in a truly beautiful setting.