- Day Spa
- Family Friendly
- Fine Dining
- Going Solo
- Thermal Facilities
- Horse riding
- Kids club
- Pool – Indoor
This luxurious country house hotel on the borders of Windsor Great Park is high-end style without the stuffiness. It’s an idyllic place for a romantic retreat and a favourite with families seeking a relaxing break with a dash of adventure only 45 minutes drive from London.
An understated palette of subtle colours lends an air of calm to the spacious rooms and suites. For Georgian style with an eccentric decorative flair, stay in the Mansion House. If you prefer a little more seclusion, opt for the self-contained converted Stables and Cottages.
The ground breaking luxury Spa at Coworth Park is an architectural wonder. Partially submerged in The Spa’s landscape, its upper floor takes in breathtaking views of the surrounding English parkland.
Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool with underwater music and a sun terrace with luxurious loungers, an aromatic steam room and experience showers. The Spa’s gym has natural light and tree top views and the Technogym equipment has integrated televisions. There’s also a Spatisserie serving delicious healthy lunches.
- Swimming Pool
- Experience Showers
- Aromatic Steam Room
- Treatment Rooms
- Relaxation Areas
- Sun Terrace
Accommodation ranges from Stable Rooms and Cottage Suites to The Dower Cottage – a three bedroom self contained cottage with countryside views.
Features in rooms and suites include spacious white marble bathrooms with under-floor heating, copper roll top baths and separate rainfall showers, so you can really relax and unwind after a day in the countryside.
There are a number dining options at Coworth Park. From fine dining at The Restaurant At Coworth Park or afternoon tea in The Drawing Room to laid back lunches at The Barn. Other options include private and in-room dining and posh picnics.
Facilities and Activities
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Biking
For the Kids
Coworth Park Kids is a converted 4 bedroom house with seven different rooms equipped to keep children of all ages entertained.
The rooms include a role play area with a giant kitchen, shop, train set and work bench in the quiet room with plenty of books and a dolls house. There is also a “messy” room where home-made cakes and cookies are baked, with cupboards full of arts and craft activities suitable for all children.
The upstairs area includes a teen den exclusively for children eight years old and above, complete with a library of films and computer games. Outdoor activities such as treasure hunts are also organised by the experienced Kids Club supervisors.
Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE
0044 1344 876 600
If you can measure a country hotel’s grandeur by the length of its driveway, you’ll get a strong hint of what to expect at Coworth Park long before you glimpse the graceful Georgian manor house itself. ‘Nice place, this,’ remarked our driver, a master of understatement, as he cruised through the gate posts and then on… and on… and on…. through 240 acres of Berkshire countryside, past lakes, polo fields, spa complex and tennis courts.
Coworth Park is the Dorchester Collection’s rural retreat, and it’s a place where the social elite come to escape London and play. On the day we arrive, we notice a team of men in black discreetly sweeping the estate and later discover the royal princes are attending a polo event here, along with various Hollywood A-listers. So do prepare and preen your shoulders carefully here. You never quite know who they’ll be rubbing up against.
Inside, Coworth Park is a dazzle of contemporary silver, with lines of handsome modern chandeliers stretching as far as the eye can see down the mirrored hallways. Light bounces everywhere, flattering the skin tone like a kind of walk-through Instagram filter. This must be what Kim Kardashian experiences when she’s on walkabout and surrounded by flunkies wielding photographic reflectors.
And, oh, the sheer space of the place. Posh it may be, but buttoned up and stuffy it certainly is not. Coworth Park has an effortlessly airy feel, as if silently encouraging any stressed-out guests to stretch out, exhale deeply and let go. And you really should. You’re not in London any more, Toto.
Coworth Park’s spa is housed in a striking semi-circle that’s partially sunk into the parkland itself, rather like some kind of minimalist Bond villain lair. (Ah, Luxury Spa Edit, we’ve been expecting you…) There’s so much daylight flooding in through its curved floor to ceiling windows and glass skylights, you could get probably a year’s worth of vitamin D within moments.
After I’d changed into the regulation fluffy gown and slippers I was taken through to the relaxation room, a modern day take on an elegant drawing room. It was hard to concentrate on filling out the consultation form with such pretty scenery to gaze at through the window.
There are equally gorgeous views from The Spatisserie, where you can sit dreamily post treatment with a smoothie, light lunch, afternoon tea or even champagne (well why not?) Make sure you bring your swimsuit too so you can enjoy a few leisurely lengths while listening to underwater music in the 18-metre indoor swimming pool before stretching out on the sun terrace with its loungers, aromatic steam room and experience shower.
The Spa recently won ‘Best Destination Spa’ at the Condé Nast Johansens awards, and you’d be hard pressed to argue.
The spa menu at Coworth Park features treatments from Aromatherapy Associates, Kerstin Florian, Valmont and Carol Joy London. Pampering here is carried out in one of the spa’s eight gorgeous, bright treatment rooms with sunshine streaming in through the roof light. (If it’s dim, candlelit and womb-like you’re after, look elsewhere).
The daylight-flooded environment certainly didn’t stop me drifting into that glorious trance-like state that’s the hallmark of a great treatment. I was getting the full top to toe works with the Coworth Park Signature Treatment (95 mins, from £140) which combines a moor mud back exfoliation, scalp massage, a hot stone foot rub and a bespoke Kerstin Florian Prescription Facial. The treatment is a full body experience; the actual effect is ‘out of body experience’.
Be warned. The rooms here are the sort of aspirational space that will make you look at your own house and find it seriously lacking. My husband took one look at my face when I saw the super-sized contemporary four poster bed and immediately shook his head. Spoilsport.
Besides that stunning centrepiece, our room had a sitting area with plush sofas and views over the rose garden and polo fields. The bathroom was ridiculously huge and featured a rolltop bath (complete with rack plus reading material to encourage a good up-to-the-neck wallow) and a separate walk-in shower. If you were here on a romantic getaway, it’s exactly the sort of room that would tempt you to put on the Do Not Disturb sign and only open the door again for room service.
Lovely as breakfast in bed here would be, it would also be a shame to miss out on tea, toast and a delicious Full English in the dining room at Coworth Park. A 10-foot chandelier of sculpted leaves dominates the ceiling, like some kind of huge copper halo hovering high above a table of breakfast juices.
For our evening meal, my husband and I took the short and pleasant stroll past swans gliding on Coworth Park’s lake to The Barn. This is a laid-back sort of place, where you can flop down at a table with your boots still muddy from a walk round the grounds, and deliberate the brasserie-style menu over a pint. In summer, you can enjoy your meal on the sun-trap terrace, and in winter there’s a cosy stone fireplace to keep you snug.
We had wonderful rib-eye steaks and shared a shamelessly indulgent ice-cream sundae, a tall glass piled high with honeycomb, meringue, chocolate, nuts and berries. I can’t think of a better place to blow the diet. Besides, there are those 240 acres of parkland to work it off in, and at Coworth Park you never know who you might encounter on your post-dinner stroll.
Spa and Stay
Perfect peace is closer than you think. Just 45 minutes drive from London and yet a million miles away from city life. The hotel gardens, woodland and summer meadow offer a tranquil area of respite to enjoy the finest of the English countryside. Winner of ‘Best Destination Spa’ at the 2017 Condé Nast Johansens awards, The Spa at Coworth Park offers luxurious treatment rooms and a breathtaking pool.
The Spa and Stay offer includes:
- English Breakfast for two
- 50 minute Swedish massage for two or prescription facials – couples room optional
- Use of the private relaxation room one hour before or after your treatment
- Two fruit smoothies served in The Spatisserie
- A pot of estate grown meadow tea to share
From £530 per couple
Offer expires: 25th November 2017