A family holiday was long overdue and honestly I can’t remember the last time I’d been away with my whole family and Easter was the perfect opportunity to get together. My parents don’t like flying so a UK staycation it was and Coworth Park, part of the Dorchester Collection, was the ideal location.
It was only recently that I wrote about the hotel, having popped there for an Chocolate Afternoon tea but this time I was getting the full experience with an over night stay and Mr S in tow. We’ve actually stayed at Coworth Park before and alongside Soho Farmhouse, it’s my favourite hotel in the UK owing to the beautiful interiors, gorgeous gardens and absolutely top notch service.
It’s super easy to get to Coworth Park from London as it’s only a 45 minute drive and with the light traffic on Easter Sunday, we were there in no time! We arrived at the mansion house at 1.30, just in time for lunch! From there its a quick walk or a speedy golf buggy ride down to the Barn.
There are two restaurants at the hotel with Restaurant Coworth Park being the more formal and the Barn being a more casual option. The restaurant itself is in the Manor house’s original barn and has gorgeous rustic features such as an exposed brick fireplace – it’s really comfortable and homely, just perfect for a family Easter lunch. Coworth Park has also recently welcomed a new chef, Adam Smith, winner of the Roux scholarship and Observer Food Monthly Young Chef of the Year. Adam has also been touted as one of the UK’s most talented chefs under 30 and nows oversees all dining at Coworth Park.
With my parents, sister, boyfriend and son soon arriving we were reunited and ready to celebrate a fun weekend ahead with a glass of Laurent-Perrier.
And yes… my dad always reads a book at a table…
With a set menu for Easter Sunday there were some really tasty options…
Leek and potato with a poached egg was a popular choice around the table.
Whilst I went for a really delicious mackerel dish with a creamy avocado puree.
And my sister loved this beautifully presented beetroot salad.
There was also plenty of choice on the children’s menu and little Charlie fresh from meeting the Easter bunny and an egg hunt took a short break from chocolate to eat some melon.
For main course my dad had gone for the pork belly, creamy mash and kale (yes still reading a book…he’s an eccentric).
A nicely cooked sea bream with crushed potatoes and kale for me.
But by far the most popular choice was the good old British Sunday Roast with a fluffy Yorkshire pudding. Though the flavour of the food wasn’t mind-blowing we were really impressed that any need or dietary requirement was a immediately met by the friendly staff so everyone was happy!
Desserts were a highlight and super seasonal with highlights being the rhubarb crumble.
And chocolate mousse that looks like a giant Ferrero Rocher!
Charlie ordered a banana split – as he basically did whenever he could!!
As well as two restaurants at Coworth Park, there two types of accommodation. My parents and sister were staying in the converted Stables and Cottages which are more private and self contained and can be found near the Barn restaurant.
My sister had this gorgeous duplex cottage and there was plenty of space outside for Charlie to run around play.
And a retro red phone box for those superman costume changes…
Mr S and I had a room in the Mansion House which is a great choice if you want to be closer to the main action and amenities of the main building. As we’d gone straight to lunch we hadn’t checked into to our room but after having a nose at my parents room we headed back to see ours.
We’d opted for an Mansion House Executive Suite and it was well and truly stunning (you can also see a full tour in my video). Honestly, I’ve stayed in a fair few English country houses and the rooms at Coworth Park are some of the best! With subtle neutral tones and motifs inspired by the hotel’s beautiful natural surroundings, you can’t help but feel calm and relaxed.
A majestic four poster bed is the centre piece of the room with a TV subtly hidden in the chest at the end.
The large seating area is incredibly cosy and this sofa was even more comfortable than my one at home.
There’s an elegant writing desk with beautiful Coworth Park stationary.
And a separate dining area with a private bar and Nespresso machine.
But are you ready for the piece de resistance?
This stunning free-standing roll top bath, actually made out of rose gold!! An interior dream come true!!
And two elegant his and hers sinks.
I love the fact that they’d even put a book in the bath, perfect for long and lazy soaks! Though there is a separate power shower too if you don’t have time for a long bath.
The attention to detail at Coworth Park is just exquisite and we all received a complimentary bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne in our rooms and this super cute Easter egg and macarons. Having tried the chocolate by chef Lucy Jones at the recent afternoon tea, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with the gift!
I have so much more to tell you about our wonderful Easter weekend at Coworth Park but I think I’ve gone on long enough! Part II of our fantastic break will be on the the blog tomorrow.
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