Haunted: The Grove Hotel, Watford, Hertfordshire
Stewart | On 15, May 2017
The Haunted Grove Hotel
Chandler’s Cross, Watford WD3 4TG
In the countryside on the outskirts of Watford you’ll find the Grove.
Today the Grove is a new luxury hotel but the building actually dates back to 1720.
Over the centuries it has had many alterations one of which legend says resulted in the property becoming haunted.
You see, back in the 18th century Lord Doneraile foolishly built the mansion’s kitchen on top of an ancient chapel.
For this, he was cursed to take part in a ghostly fox hunt for eternity!
A former warden at the house reported that he actually witnessed Lord Doneraile ghostly fox hunts on many occasions.
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To the rear of the Black Boy there was once a convent which probably accounts for the many sightings of a ghostly nun seen walking through the building.
Many guests have heard the sound of a phantom child crying in one of the inn’s bedrooms.
Apparently, if you ask whether the child is OK it stops crying!
Members of staff and punters alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure of a man sitting in the bar area of the pub just watching people.
And a senior member of staff was certain they saw a ghostly apparition of a woman in the bar area when they were working late one night.