After checking into our beautiful room at Coworth Park, Mr S and I headed back downstairs to meet my mum for a walk around the grounds. I mentioned the interiors of the hotel before in my afternoon tea post but the neutral tones and nature motifs were even further enhanced by cheery Easter decorations.
With daffodils and topiary bunnies and decorative eggs, the spirit of the Easter bunny really was at this beautiful hotel.
And everywhere Spring was in the air!
This egg on display was the result of a competition with local school children – a super cute idea to involve local community.
The terrace leads straight from the lobby and it’s one of my favourite places in the hotel. Perfect to stop for a glass of champagne…
And though the sky was a little moody, it was still quite warm and the beautiful garden was just starting to bloom.
There’s acres of beautiful parkland to explore around the house.
Some beautifully designed and manicured lawns with perfectly trimmed hedges and planted flowers.
As well as the wilder bluebell woods. On one side of the main house is the Equestrian centre where you can meet the resident horses…
Mr S found a unicorn here…
Actually Coworth Park is the only hotel in the UK to feature polo fields and offer lessons from professional players. Though they also offer simple one one-on-one lessons and smaller ponies for children and even birthday parties. Near to here is an extensive kids club which Charlie loved while he was here.
And can you really call yourself a blogger if you don’t strike a pose with a cherry blossom tree?
On the other side of the hotel is the spa.
The building itself is architecturally stunning and nestled in the beautiful parkland of the hotel, it’s the perfect place to escape and relax.
Like the rest of the hotel neutral tones and nature motifs create a calm and organic environment with light pouring through floor to ceiling windows.
Downstairs there an indoor pool which even has underwater music! We didn’t have time to use it this time but Mr S had a swim the first time we stayed here.
And there’s also the gorgeous spatisserie for tea / champagne / bunny shaped biscuits. It a beautiful place to visit as part of a spa day and they serve light meals as well as afternoon tea.
The great thing about country walks is that they get you right in the mood for more food!!
And with plenty of bottles of Laurent-Perrier between us, we headed to my sister’s room to have a glass of champagne before dinner.
Dinner was back in the Barn and this time we were eating from the regular menu.
Our delicious seasonal starters included smoked salmon and crumpets, asparagus with poached egg, burrata and avocado and chicken paté all complete with the vibrant colours of spring!
Main courses truly are best of British with plenty of classic favourites. A burger for my dad.
Steak and chips for my mum and sister.
Sea bass with avocado and octopus for me. I have to say the choice and flavour were much better at dinner then for the set lunch.
It was a real classic for my mum with fish and chips.
Hungry Mr S had the lamb sharing platter with a cottage pie all to himself. Though I have to say this was the best dish of the night with perfectly cooked lamb.
And he couldn’t resist a spotted dick for dessert…
After dinner, Jen had to take Charlie to bed but Mr S, my parents and I headed back to the Mansion House to continue a family tradition of playing Trivial Pursuit over the holidays. It was boys versus girls. The boys won but we were robbed. Not finishing the game until midnight, we headed upstairs and crashed on that beautiful four poster bed, setting an alarm to be up early for breakfast.
After breakfast it was time for another walk… the grounds here are truly beautiful and I couldn’t get enough of the chance to breathe the beautiful country air here at Coworth Park.
It really was a full family weekend as Mr S’s parents and sister along with her family came to join us for lunch, once again at The Barn as Restaurant Coworth Park is closed on Mondays.
After everyone left, we took the chance to have a last few hours just together, relaxing in the lounge and listening to the beautiful harp player, I just did not want to leave! I’ve told you before about *that* feeling that I get at certain hotels that I love and the combination of time with my family, the beautiful hotel and warm service left me with a heavy heart. But finally it really was time to say goodbye to beautiful Coworth Park, but I know I’ll return again and again!
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