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A Romantic Staycation at Coworth Park

It may come as no surprise to you that I’m lover of luxury; be it fancy restaurants, gorgeous hotels, top quality food or designer clothes…but I strongly believe the biggest luxury in life is having time to spend with the people you love the most. And if you can spend that precious time in a luxury hotel, well that’s even better!!
Coworth Park is perhaps the most beautiful hotel I’ve ever visited, only forty minutes drive from central London, we’ve been a couple of times for lunch but finally we would be staying there!
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I had my wedding reception at the Dorchester and stayed in a gorgeous suite the night before. Coworth Park is the country cousin of The Dorch, located out in Ascot.
Though we arrived a little before check in we were whisked up to our beautiful room straight away.
The hotel has a contemporary style and the rooms are modern without being too minimalistic and sparse.
We had a premium suite in the Mansion House and it was truly one of the best hotel rooms I’ve ever stayed in outside of London. Check out the gorgeous four poster bed above, it was like sleeping under a leafy arbor.
There was a beautiful chaise for me to recline on…
A handy desk for me to blog on…which opened into a dressing table for me to do my make up on. It’s one of my pet hates that some hotels don’t have a convenient mirror with good lighting and a nearby plug socket and I’m glad Coworth doesn’t fail the mirror / lighting / plug test 😉
Right now Mr Silver’s turn to pose…

 

Our room also had a huge living / dining area with full coffee making facilities.
And perhaps best of all a huge bathroom with a big copper bath the you could fill to the brim with bubbles! I loved the under floor heating and the huge rain shower that were features of the bathroom.
And as we all know it’s important to have a room with a view…
And ours over looked Coworth’s beautiful meadow, perfect to spy on the big 40th birthday party that was going on outside.
The hotel’s public rooms are also incredibly stylish and the theme of nature is pervasive throughout.
For example, the tree in the middle of the foyer.
And the swan tables in The Drawing Room.
And these fun lamps in the lounge…
…and this daisy table which I fell in love with.

 

Not to mention the gorgeous leaf themed sculpture in the main restaurant.
And nature themes aside – I adored the LOVE light!
We were lucky to have come on a beautifully sunny day and the terrace was the perfect place for a late lunch.
Isn’t that sea of pink flowers just delightful?
Though we were staycationing we were still on holiday mode. So were ordered this massive magnum of Veuve…
Only joking we just had a glass each…

 

Plus a his and hers lunch…

 

And it’s not a holiday without a cocktail so we rounded off our little feast with one each.
A simple peach bellini for me and a really delicious apple crumble style cocktail for Mr S.
To burn off the cocktail calories we went to explore the extensive and very beautiful hotel grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

Coworth Park and The Dorchester are part of the The Dorchester Collection of hotels, of which there are ten around Europe and the USA. All the hotels in the collection are uber luxurious with totally exceptional service, I’ve also reviewed The Plaza Athenee in Paris and I will soon be publishing a post about my stay at The Beverley Hills hotel.
As well as rooms in the Mansion House, Coworth Park also has rooms in the nearby stables which are slightly more secluded.

 

Though easily reachable by phone…Adjacent to the stables is The Barn, Coworth’s more relaxed restaurant where we would be dining in the evening.

We didn’t make it on our walk but Coworth Park also has an Equestrian Centre and offers horse riding lessons for adults and children. You can even bring your own horse, now that is posh!
Another truly fabulous element of the hotel is the spa.
Photo courtesy of Coworth Park
The spa is totally eco-chic with a huge treatment menu full of luxurious pampering from top beauty brands such as Aromatherapy Associates, Carol Joy and Kerastin Florian.
As well as encompassing eight treatments rooms, the spa also has a gym…
Though when I’m on holiday mode I generally ignore the gym!
And there was a big heated indoor pool

 

For Mr S to have a swim!
And best of the all, the Spatisserie restaurant serving light meals and afternoon tea with a view over the beautiful grounds.
After our relaxing afternoon exploring we came back to the room to a very welcome surprise…
Giving us a chance to top up our bubbles before dinner.There are two main restaurants at the hotel: the elegant and more formal Restaurant Coworth Park serves a modern British menu and the rustic Barn restaurant is more casual and serves a menu of comfort food. As we were staying on a Sunday, the formal dining option was closed and so we had a reservation in The Barn.

As we stepped out of the hotel we were offered a buggy to drive us to the restaurant. ‘Yes, please!’ I said. Mr Silver gave me one his ‘you’re a bit ridiculous’ looks, well he wasn’t wearing high heels and a skirt…

With it’s exposed brick work, large fire place and low lighting, The Barn felt incredibly homely but still very romantic.
My starter was a very beautifully presented beetroot salad.

Mr S chose salad too, but a rather more meaty version.

A crispy duck salad with orange and onions.
For my main course, sea bream with broccoli and grapefruit.

 

And a perfectly cooked English rump of lamb for Mr Silver.
And of course, as we were on holiday, we had to order dessert…
A strawberries and cream dream.

 

A melt-in-the-mouth chocolate decadence.
After our amazing dinner Mr Silver and I ‘retired’ to the lounge where sultry voiced piano player serenaded us while we had one last cocktail.

 

I chose a Rose Garden and it looked as pretty as it sounded containing rose syrup, lychee puree, rum, blueberries and champagne.  Mr S had one of these:
The next day, my husband left early to go to work and I sat alone for breakfast with a basket of pastries…and a beautiful view.
Mr Silver and I absolutely loved our stay at Coworth Park. As you can see it’s an absolutely stunning hotel with gorgeous grounds and fabulous food. But what really sets Coworth Park apart is the level of service. Hospitality is second to none and the staff absolutely bend over backwards to accommodate your every wish…perfect when you want to relax and enjoy your time together.
Coworth Park
Blacknest Road
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 7SE
01344 876600
Our accommodation and meals were complimentary for the purposes of the review but this has not swayed my opinion in any way. Coworth Park is truly dreamy!!