Making the Most of Summer at Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park in Ascot

Making the Most of Summer at Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park in Ascot

Dorchester Collection’s luxury country house hotel has re-opened its doors, just in time to make the most of the summer months.

Coworth Park, nestled within 240 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland and just 45 minutes by road from Central London, provides the ultimate escape to the countryside this summer. An even more personalized service includes contactless check in and out, and the team creates bespoke itineraries for each guest for dining reservations and activities around the grounds, such as horse riding and country pursuits. 

Spend relaxing days exploring the rolling fields and woodland; enjoy picnics in the wildflower meadow and al fresco dining on the sun soaked terraces; and check-in to secluded accommodation.

A place to call home

When Coworth Park opened ten years ago, the original estate’s stables were transformed into an enclave of rooms and outdoor spaces surrounding The Barn. Modern and open-plan stable suites are spread across two floors with French doors leading out to a private patio. Guests looking for extra privacy throughout their stay can book the spacious, light and airy cottages: charming individual residences complete with private garden and patio creating an extra little piece of tranquility. In the Mansion House, the bright and elegantly designed rooms and suites afford the best views of the estate’s grounds from large sash windows. 

A new ‘Ultimate Staycation’ package includes accommodation, breakfast for two, complimentary early check-in and late check-out, and complimentary car parking and valet service. Every guest receives a special Coworth Park ‘Protect Me’ amenity to use throughout their stay, with everything they might need including hand sanitizer and sanitation wipes. 

The Dower House

A private stand-alone cottage built in 1775, the grade 2 listed Dower House offers complete privacy and tranquility. The Dower House has a private driveway, spacious galleried entrance hall, three en-suite bedrooms, snug/study to read a book or catch up on emails, living room, dining room and kitchen where guests can cook for themselves or have a dedicated chef cater on request. Guests staying at The Dower House also have access to their own private gardens with an outdoor dining area. 

The Dower House offers unrivaled flexibility in the way guests dine, with options ranging from a butler stocked fridge (guests can send ahead their shopping list), to  having a dedicated chef on tap throughout their stay, cooking all meals and even hosting impromptu private masterclasses for the whole family. The private kitchen provides all the facilities of a state-of-the-art modern home kitchen and expands to the outdoors, offering a barbeque in the private garden.

Under the culinary guidance of executive chef Adam Smith 

Making the most of the hotel’s re-opening in the summer, executive chef Adam Smith has enhanced the al fresco offering, and created a new selection of menus for both The Barn and the Drawing Room.  

Housed in the original barn frame with rustic features such as a working stone fireplace, The Barn has a full wall of windows with far-reaching views across Coworth Park’s polo fields and a large open-plan outdoor terrace for relaxed al fresco dining, surrounded by the calm greenery of the estate. 

Guests can soak up the stunning views as the sun sets across the rose terrace, croquet lawn and wildflower meadow with a signature cocktail and bites in hand on the Mansion House terrace. The popular Meadow Afternoon Tea has returned for the summer and picnics can be prepared for guests heading out to laze in the grounds or further afield. 

Prepare to unwind 

The Spa at Coworth Park reopens on 1 August with a new menu of bespoke body and facial treatments by ishga, Aromatherapy Associates and Carol Joy. A minimalistic, clean design, the swimming pool has a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, which overlooks the spa’s sun terrace and spa hillside as does the gym. 

A range of outdoor wellness activities are also available this summer such as pilates, wellness walks, yoga, mindfulness and meditation, family fit and qi gong. Those fond of equestrian pursuits will be pleased to know that riding activities have resumed, and a program of Polo matches will take place on the hotel’s two professional polo fields throughout the summer

Ready to welcome you

“We have stayed in touch with many of our guests over the last few months, and are thrilled to be able to welcome them back to Coworth Park”, comments general manager Zoe Jenkins. “We are working hard to ensure the new experience is as seamless as possible, finding new ways to ensure the guest has the same perfect experience as they had before.”