Berkshire, United Kingdom

Coworth Park

Rates from (ex tax)$317.49

Price information

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Grand, glamorous country seat


Pukka polo parkland

Treated to an eco-friendly, contemporary renovation, Coworth Park – Dorchester Collection, a hotel and spa btween Ascot and Windsor is as elegant as country manors come. This impressive, 17th century mansion and polo estate has three excellent restaurants, a spectacular spa, 240 acres to wander and an air of understated yet confident grandeur.

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Photos Coworth Park facilities

Need to know


70 – 30 in the mansion house, 40 in assorted stables and cottages in the grounds – including 16 suites.


11am, check-in is at 3pm but the hotel can accommodate an earlier check in subject to availability.


Double rooms from $317.49 (£228), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP227.50), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (£20 for Continental and £25 for a hearty cooked breakfast each).


The hotel’s eco-savvy spa is architecturally wowsome: a half-buried sweep of glass and timber with a herb-garden rooftop. The wide-ranging therapies (including treatments for men and pregnant women) incorporate products from Aromatherapy Associates, Kerstin Florian, Dr Alkaitis and Carol Joy London. Be sure to book in advance.

At the hotel

240 acres of grounds, tennis courts, equestrian centre, Guards Polo Academy, eco-friendly spa with eight treatment rooms, gym and a mani/pedi suite, library with books, music and film, and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Vi-Spring beds, flatscreen Bang + Olufsen TV, BluRay, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, minibar, Nespresso machine, free bottled water. All bathrooms have underfloor heating, heated towel rails, bathrobes and slippers for adults and children, Mitchell and Peach bath products and a sound system.

Our favourite rooms

We were swept away by the grand garden views from the Derby Suite (room 34), a regally decorated four-postered lovenest located smack in the centre of the main mansion house building. A short walk from the mansion, rooms in the renovated stable block are clean, contemporary, and gently equestrian, with oak floors, the odd horseshoe dotted about, and riding motifs embroidered in the linens. Coworth Park’s crowning glory is the Dower House, a three-bedroom, grade II-listed Georgian residence with its own kitchen, living rooms, and a stream-sliced garden where the estate’s swans hold court.


Downstairs in the spa, the indoor pool has sliding glass doors that open out onto the sun terrace.

Packing tips

Wellies, walking boots, golfing gear and riding kit – whatever country pursuits you have in mind, pack the essentials (although this is the kind of place that can fix you up if you forget anything).


All public areas are accessible for wheelchairs and some rooms in the Mansion House and Stables are adapted for the mobility-impaired. Large-print menus and induction loops available.


Exceedingly welcome. Cots can be added to parents' rooms free of charge; or children can stay in extra beds (£70 per night, including a full English breakfast). Nannies are on hand to babysit from £50 for four hours, as long as they get 72 hours’ notice.

Best for

Outdoorsy over-fours, although all ages are welcome.

Recommended rooms

Set apart from the main Mansion, the Cottage rooms offer a bit more privacy, although most Mansion House and Stables Block rooms easily accommodate free extra beds or cots. Larger families can book the three-bedroom private Dower House.


The Coworth Park Kids’ Club is free for children under two (who must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter) and those aged 12 or over; the cost is £15 a day for children 2–12. The club's open Friday to Sunday during term time and every day in the school holidays (10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm). Staff are all checked, trained and experienced and the club play area is divided into a dedicated zone for four- to seven-year-olds and a ‘Chill Den’ upstairs for older children.


For under-8s, indoors there’s a Wii, a library, TV and DVD selection, plenty of Lego, a dolls’ house and train set, and several play areas, including a crafts room and a kitchen. Outside, there’s a sandpit, basketball and a playhouse (oh, and 240 acres to run around in). The Chill Den has a Wii and Xbox, 3DTV, air hockey, table tennis, pool and football tables. There’s a packed calendar of art classes, nature trails, treasure hunts, tea parties, t-shirt making classes, sports days, dress-up and the ilk. Add to that all the outdoor activities on tap at Coworth (football, croquet, riding, biking, tennis), and it’s unlikely you’ll need to take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to Thorpe Park ( and Legoland (

Swimming pool

The spa’s indoor pool is unsupervised, but has a shallow end, and inflatables/armbands are available to borrow.


The children’s menu (served at the Barn and at Restaurant Coworth Park) features locally sourced treats, such as home-made chicken nuggets and peas, Coworth Park beefburgers and macaroni cheese. Highchairs are available, packed lunches can be provided, and staff are more than happy to heat baby food or milk. Family dining times are from 6–7:30pm for under-8s at Restaurant Coworth Park and the Spatisserie welcomes little Smiths from 9–11am and 5–6:30pm daily. 


Local nannies can be summoned at 72 hours’ notice, from £50 for four hours (£10 for each additional hour; allow 72 hours’ notice). Prices rise, depending on number of children and lateness of the hour.

No need to pack

Anything can be provided if you give enough notice. Children attending the Kids’ Club can buy special T-shirts and bags, so there’s no need to worry about clothes being ravaged in the course of an especially messy activity. Baby monitors are available.


Few hotels boast their own on-site kids’ concierge – Coworth Park is one of them. Parents should note that children over 14 years of age are charged £70 per night for an extra bed (rate includes breakfast).


There’s solar glazing and a willow-burning biomass boiler to produce carbon-neutral energy. Surface water is channelled into the lake and used for irrigation, and a comprehensive recycling scheme is in place.

Food and Drink

Photos Coworth Park food and drink

Top Table

We’d head straight for the cosy table for two by the small window on the entrance side of the restaurant. In the Barn, you can eat outdoors when the sun’s shining.

Dress Code

Channel Downton Abbey: equestrian get-up by day, debonair eveningwear by night. Go casual in the Barn – no need to kick off those muddy boots.

Hotel restaurant

The hotel has not one, not two, but three restaurants. At the fine-dining end, Restaurant Coworth Park showcases the chef Adam Smith's inventive British fare. The Barn is a more low-key, oak-and-stone affair, where guests can settle by the fire with a pint and plate of pubby comfort food. For breakfast, lunch and snacks, airy café Spatisserie hosts a harmonious meeting of nutritionally balanced spa cuisine and chocolate cake. Afternoon tea is served twice a day in the Drawing Room (and also at the Spatisserie). All restaurants are in demand, so make reservations as soon as you can.

Hotel bar

Between the restaurant and the Drawing Room, Coworth Park’s bar has modern-minded kitsch decor (an artsy alternative chandelier spelling out ‘love’, and Julian Wolkenstein horse-with-hair-extension photos), and a colossal cocktail list. The bar’s open to guests until 1am (non-residents are kicked out at 11.30pm).

Last orders

Open daily for breakfast 7-10.30am, for lunch weekends and Fri 12.30-2pm (2.30pm on Sun), and for dinner Wed–Sat 6.30-9.30pm (10pm Fri–Sat); the Barn is open for lunch 12 noon–2.45pm (12.30–3.15pm on Sun) and dinner 6–9.30pm Sun–Fri and 6–10pm on Sat.

Room service

A smaller menu can be ordered to your room, 24 hours a day.


Photos Coworth Park location
Coworth Park
Blacknest Road
United Kingdom


London Heathrow ( couldn’t be closer without spoiling the view – the airport is around 13 miles away, barely 20 minutes by car.


Sunningdale is the nearest rail station, a five-minute drive from Coworth Park. The station is served by South West Trains, with connections from London Waterloo and Reading (


By car from central London, you can reach the estate in around 45 minutes, via the A329 and the M3, and there’s ample free parking on site.


The nearest private airfield is Fairoaks Airport (, 15 minutes by car from Coworth Park. The hotel allows private helicopter landings on site, with written notice, at least three days’ ahead and subject to availability. A fee of £225 excluding tax applies.

Worth getting out of bed for

If you can do it outdoors, you can do it Coworth Park: there are plenty of rambling trails in the 240-acre grounds, the on-site equestrian centre gives lesson in riding (or you can just go and coo at the ponies), Guards Polo Academy at Coworth Park gives polo lessons, and tennis, fishing, shooting, and croquet can all be arranged. Golfers should make a teeline for The Wentworth Club (+44 (0)1344 842201), and the historic royal hunting ground of Windsor Great Park is within walking distance. At Runnymede, the Royal Air Force Memorial is serene, beautiful and poignant, with impressive views of the Thames. The UK’s most famous racecourse, Ascot, is a 10-minute drive (+44 (0)844 346 3000), and the hotel’s well placed for London daytripping too – the capital’s less than an hour away.

Local restaurants

The UK’s foodiest village, Bray, is a 25-minute drive away, and home to gourmet gastropub twinset: The Hinds Head (+44 (0)1628 626151) and The Crown (01628 621936), as well as the Roux brothers’ Waterside Inn (+44 (0)1628 620691).15 minutes from the estate, on Paley Street in Maidenhead, The Royal Oak is Michael Parkinson’s Michelin-starred contribution to the gastropub movement (+44 (0)1628 620541). Bluebells Restaurant & Garden Bar (+44 (0)1344 622722) is just a five-minute drive away; this two AA Rosette-holding restaurant dishes up creative Brit fare such as Salcombe crab salad with a sweetcorn bisque and heritage tomato salad with mozzarella ice cream. At the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, The Wentworth Grill is the sister of Le Caprice and the Ivy – and predictably upscale (+44 (0)1344 842201). In nearby Bagshot (a 20-minute drive away) The Latymer is a much-acclaimed restaurant where chef Michael Wignall and his team craft Michelin-star-garnering tasting menus (+44 (0)1276 486150). The Royal Oak (+44 (0)1628 620541), a 20-minute drive from the hotel, serves primped-up Brit pub grub in a 17th-century drinkery run by Sir Micahel Parkinson's son.


Photos Coworth Park reviews
Ian Curley

Anonymous review

Ascot in Berkshire is known for the love of all things royalty and horse racing. It is a place in England that you imagine never really changes. More English than Winston Churchill, a Union Jack flies proudly outside the traditional local pub. It is a small town in middle England that is postcard perfect. As we approached Coworth Park, we understood why wars were fought and won to keep the English traditions of regions like this alive…

There is a saying in my family, that after a long flight the body and mind feels like it’s been ‘folded wet and put away damp’. That’s how we felt arriving at Heathrow from Australia after 27 hours of plane travel. The last thing we were in the mood for was negotiating London traffic. One of the great things about Coworth Park? It is so accessible. 45 mins from central London – 20 minutes from the airport – and you’re taken from one of the world’s busiest cities, to a tranquil country retreat.

Coworth Park is part of the Dorchester Collection, so as well as having the feel of a well-run, intimate hideaway, you also get to experience every possible luxury. The impressive 240-acre grounds are former polo grounds – currently still in use – and they’re as manicured as the famous golf courses of Wentworth and Sunningdale that are a drive away. Accommodation includes the Mansion House, which you would imagine as being a great stately home many years ago, where important decisions were made as ‘Jerusalem’ played in the background.

Recently opened, it already runs like a well-oiled Bentley. The hotel emanates tradition – roses and lilies path the way as we wander around, admiring the rolling fields of England’s green and pleasant land. The staff dress in English country house tweed, and they smile genuinely when you speak to them. They seem to understand that you want to be left alone yet are also discreetly omnipresent should they be needed (and there are a lot of them). The hotel lends itself to the leisure traveller (there is purposefully no business centre to tempt or distract you) and attention to detail is paramount. Luxurious but understated, it’s all very, very English.

The rooms have every amenity that you would expect from a luxury hotel, but it is the additional touches that bring a smile to the face: a bottle of champagne in the room on arrival, traditional English fudge, a sleek coffee machine, a hair band as part of the bathroom provisions, and a ‘Book of Idle Pleasures’ to ponder as you recline in the freestanding, and seriously deep, bath. The selection of picture-postcards, even if you never plan to send them, are so attractive you would keep them as souvenirs, along with the packets of mixed herbs and wildflower seeds to plant when you get home.

A round of polo not so much our scene, we take advantage instead of the award-winning eco-friendly Dayspa carved into the hillside. It has its own Spatisserie where we lounge in heavy fluffy robes enjoying every type of tea we can think of. Mrs Smith even plumps for a ‘health promoting’ snack – with a glass of bubbly – before embarking on a treatment on one of the oversized plush beds. If the mood takes you, have a swim in the indoor pool (it is England after all), where soothing underwater music is piped through and coming up for air seems an inconvenience. There is also a streamlined gymnasium, powerful steam room, and ‘experience shower’.

Post-spa we flop on the balcony for pre-dinner drinks, exhale some more, and soak in the understated grandeur of the property. It feels as though we should be wearing riding jodphurs and shouting ‘tally ho’ – but that would take up too much energy – best left to another day, as we have a serious adventure ahead in the restaurant. Food is treated with reverence here, from the tiny biscuits in the Spatisserie, to the eight-course degustation dinner in the fine-dining restaurant. And it is certainly that, from the ceremony of waiters with cloths over their arms, to the hushed whispering in the dining room, food expertly cooked and plated with great care and love, served on English bone china accompanied by heavy polished silver cutlery and the finest linens.

For a more relaxed dining experience, but by no means an inferior meal, head to the Barn where more familiar British classics are on offer, accompanied by a decent wine list. This is where you head for dinner on your second night when your batteries are recharged. Follow us and just sit there on the first night and let it all come to you as it unfolds – you can always work it off at the spa tomorrow.

As you're across the road from Great Windsor Park, you’re in terrain where the Royals weekend. An ideal pastime is to walk, run or meander through the impressive grounds (take up the hotel’s offer of a map as it is easy to lose yourself), or explore on horseback or bicycle. Tennis or croquet are other ways we pass the time – when we aren’t simply sitting and savouring the regal atmosphere, watching the planes overhead wondering if the passengers feel like crumpled laundry, wishing they could have some Coworth-style luxury when they land.

If what you look for in a hotel is the finest of service, beautiful surroundings and a great bed to sleep in, with the added pampering of a spa treatment or a swim, Coworth Park is where the benchmark is set. A traditional English country retreat which lavished with luxury and ceremony without being pompous or overbearing, it sent me back to my family with a new saying: Coworth Park leaves you feeling as though you’ve been ‘dry-cleaned and polished’. Almost worth 27 hours in the air alone for.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Coworth Park’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We loved the attentive staff, beautiful surroundings, luxurious spa (amazing facial by Angelic), the ambiance and the food. And Oxford Blue in Old Windsor! Amazing food and great atmosphere.

Don’t expect

Lively, trendy but elegant and classic.


Stayed on 10 Feb 2018

We loved

The Christmas entertainment was special for both kids and adults. The food generally and the afternoon tea service. The Kids Club. The Spa. The room (a Junior Suite in the mansion block). 

Don’t expect

Lively evenings.


Stayed on 20 Dec 2017

We loved

The room we had (the Bothy) which was a little detached cottage – super cosy and luxurious. The hotel is great for horse riding and has its own tennis court if you fancy a game.

Don’t expect

Wild nightlife.


Stayed on 6 Oct 2017

We loved

The amazing upgrade.

Don’t expect

A hipster vibe.


Stayed on 4 Mar 2017

We loved


Don’t expect

Anything being cheap!


Stayed on 14 Feb 2017

We loved

The room. Go to Virginia Water across the road for a great walk.


Stayed on 14 Feb 2017

We loved

Everything!!! In particular friendliness attentiveness of the staff, attention to detail, the bed the pool. Had our 3 year old with us. Hotel catered for her extremely well with lots of lovely touches, i.e. Own robe and slippers and a treat and a great kids menu.

Don’t expect

Anything lively.


Stayed on 14 Dec 2016

We loved

The acres and acres of beautiful grounds. The impressive spa. The buggy service on a rainy day or when wearing high heels. On the whole the food and service at Coworth Park was excellent. We enjoyed a superb meal in the restaurant, a delicious lunch in the Spatisserie, all of our other meals were taken in the Barn. We had a slight issue with one meal and service but other than that all other meals were fine and service prompt and friendly. I treated myself to a manicure and pedicure at the spa. The treatment was divine as was the whole spa experience.

Don’t expect

A luxurious hotel stay if you opt for a Stable room. We stayed in a Stable superior room at £420 per night I found the room to be overpriced. The room was vey nice but lacked character. Another downside to opting for Stable accommodation is... You feel like a poor relation. As everything is so much better at the Mansion, the service, the rooms, the atmosphere. As a resident in the Stables accommodation you even enter the Barn (restaurant) by the back door!!!


Stayed on 18 Sep 2016

We loved

The grounds, the spa, and the excellent staff. Lovely dinner, 20 minutes drive away, at the Hind's Head in Bray.

Don’t expect

Superb food, especially the dinners. Dining room a little disappointing.


Stayed on 30 Aug 2016

We loved

The welcoming treats in our room for kids and adults. Amazingly child friendly throughout. Couldn't recommend higher for young children (1&3)

Don’t expect

It to be too formal for children!


Stayed on 1 Jun 2016

We loved

We came away with our four children to celebrate my husband's birthday and we weren't disappointed. From the moment we arrived the staff were delightful. A highlight for the kids was a ride on a golf buggy to our rooms! We ate in the main restaurant on the first night and it was fabulous. Even my youngest (age 7) was catered for with a children's menu; all of which was cooked beautifully. The spa was one of the best I have been to and the kids enjoyed the pool which had underwater music and changing lights. Our three girls (all beginners) enjoyed a trot out on the resident horses. Make sure you take the bikes out for a pedal around the grounds. We ate at the Barn the second night. It was just perfect for a more chilled family dinner. Cocktails and mocktails on the mezzanine followed by delicious food downstairs. The rooms were lovely too. Couldn't really fault it.

Don’t expect

It to be cheap...


Stayed on 8 Apr 2016

We loved

Everything...the service, atmosphere, rooms, grounds, spa. It's too nice to leave! Visited with our baby daughter and the hotel couldn't do enough to accomodate her. 

Don’t expect

It to be cheap! But it's worth it...


Stayed on 4 Mar 2016