Our quiet hotel location close to Hemel Hempstead
A home away from home in Hemel Hempstead. The Watermill Hotel is situated in a quiet countryside village just minutes away from Hemel Hempstead & Berkhamstead. Nestled quietly in Bourne End, you'll be around 3 miles away from the town centre, which means you can enjoy convenience as well as comfort. Ideal for families, our hotel has spacious outdoor grounds for children to enjoy, while their parents can relax on our decking which overlooks the river. At the same time, our business centre makes the The Watermill Hotel just as appealing to those on a working holiday
Around 15 minutes from both the M1 and M25, with Hemel Hempstead train station just 5 minutes away, you'll be within touching distance of the area's many points of interest
Hemel Hempstead grew up in a shallow chalkland valley at the confluence of the rivers Gade and Bulbourne, 27 miles (43 km) north-west of central London.
The main railway line between London Euston and the Midlands passes through Apsley and Hemel Hempstead railway stations a mile south of the town centre, as does the Grand Union Canal. These links, as well as the A41 trunk road, follow the course of the River Bulbourne river valley. The New Town expansion took place up the valley sides and on to the plateau above the original Old Town. In the 1990s, a motorway-style bypass numbered A41 was built to the south and west of the town across the upland chalk plateau, which does not follow the lie of the land. Hemel Hempstead is also linked to the M1 motorway to the east. The M25 is a few miles to the south. To the north and west lie mixed farm and woodland with scattered villages, part of the Chiltern Hills. To the northwest lies Berkhamsted. To the south lies Watford and the beginnings of the Greater London conurbation. To the east lies St Albans, a historic cathedral and market town and now like Hemel Hempstead, part of the London commuter belt. Possibly the best view of Hemel Hempstead in its physical setting is from the top of Roughdown Common, a chalk hill to the south of the town .Satnav Users please use (HP1 2RH)