Shack up in the style of the Earls of Clarendon at their former home-turned-hotel just outside London. THE GROVE, an 18th-century manor house, sits in the center of 300 acres of gardens, woodlands, and wetlands. For all the country calm outside, inside the compound goes urban-cool in 227 rooms sporting contemporary art, wall-mounted plasma TVs, and hip furnishings. Demand more? Well then, enjoy a Zen-inspired spa, 18-hole Kyle Phillips golf course, two pools, and three restaurants. Sounds like a resort befitting a modern sophisti-crat. From $394. 011-44-1923-807807,