High Elms Manor

The entrance to High Elms Manor leads to a large atrium with a lovely mosaic floor and a rounded transparent dome.

The hallway leads to a comfortable panelled lounge, a larger Tudor room, which can seat 80 for functions and then to the ballroom, an elegant room with a large chandelier and matching wall-lights overlooking a magnificent lawn and woodland.

Parties and weddings are just two of the many functions offered at High Elms Manor.

With ample parking and located within easy access of the M1, A41, M25 and London, High Elms Manor is also ideal for use as a unit base. High Elms Manor, Watford, has been described as “one of the finest and most dignified medium-sized estates in the county of Hertfordshire”. the house was extended and then auctioned in 1813.

Situated in 21 acres of park and woodland, High Elms Manor provides the perfect ambiance for filming and any special occasion.

Within High Elms Manor there is also a Montessori School run by Sheila O’Neill who is a qualified and experienced state teacher. Sheila has a diploma in Fine Arts. She also holds an AMI Montessori diploma with distinction.

High Elms Manor School, situated as it is near to Leavesden; Pinewood and Elstree Studios is unique in being able to offer the children of actors and visiting production staff working at these studios, care for their young children aged 6 months and above and full day Education on a short term or longer term basis.

Time at the School can be tailored to the length of the Actor’s/Production Staff contract which means that Children can still be near to their parents whilst they are working without having their Education disrupted.

High Elms Manor curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. Subjects covered are English, History, I.T., D.T., Geography, Mathematics, Biology, Science, R.E. and French.

Other activities include Project Work, Crafts, Movement, Singing, Speech and Drama, P.E., Swimming, Sports, Art and Music.

Extra Curricular Activities:- Ju-Jitsu, Horse Riding, Piano, Special Needs Tuition.

High Elms Manor is just 20 minutes drive from Luton Airport and 40 minutes from Heathrow. Road and rail links are also excellent – less than a mile from junction 6 of the M1 and junction 21a of the M25.

High Elms Manor, High Elms Lane Watford, Herts WD25 0JX |

To talk to us about your Filming or care/education for your child please call Sheila O Neil 01923 663875 or 01923 675272 | mail:

The following films have used part of High Elms Manor as a location.

  • Nancherrow
  • Second Sight with Clive Owen
  • Longitude with Jeremy Irons
  • Madame Bovary
  • The Hoobs by Jim Henson
  • Photo shoot for Daily Mail
  • The Last Client
  • Featherboy with Sheila Hancock
  • Combat Sheep – Baby Cow Productions
  • Ultimate Force with Ross Kemp
  • Midsomer Murders 3x
  • The Schartz Metter Klume Method
  • Rosemary and Thyme 2x
  • The Thieving Headmistress with Pauline Quirke
  • Chucklevision with the Chuckle Bros.
  • Clandestine
  • Eastenders
  • Holby City x2
  • BBC Documentary: Freddie Knoller

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