Need To Know
70 (30 in the manor house, 40 in assorted stables and cottages in the grounds), including 21 suites.
11am; extend check-out to 4pm for half a day’s charge (subject to availability). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £264.00, including tax at 20 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (adults charged from £20 for Continental; £25 for cooked; children's breakfast is free). Children Cots and extra beds can be added to rooms; cots are free and extra beds are £50 a night (rate includes breakfast).
Check your wheels in for valeting with the hotel’s Car Concierge – Coworth’s equivalent of a car spa.
At the hotel
Spa with swimming pool, restaurants, bar, kids club, 240 acres of grounds, tennis courts, equestrian centre, Guards Polo Academy, gym, library of books, music and films, and WiFi throughout (free up to 2MB daily, £16 a day for more).
In your room
Flatscreen Bang + Olufsen TV, BluRay, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, Vi-Spring beds, minibar, Nespresso machine, free bottled water. All bathrooms have underfloor heating, heated towel rails, Mitchell and Peach bath products and a sound system, as well as bathrobes and slippers for adults and children.
Our favourite rooms
Many of Coworth’s rooms, both in the Mansion House and Stables Block, accommodate a free cot or extra bed for under-14s; for two extra beds, opt for a Junior Suite or larger. Rooms in the renovated stable block are clean, contemporary, and gently equestrian, with oak floors, the odd horseshoe keepsake, and riding motifs embroidered in the linens. Cottage rooms, also in the grounds, are cosily modern, plasterwork pale, and offer a bit more privacy for families. 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.
The spa has an 18m heated indoor pool. There is no lifeguard on duty, but supervised children are welcome; the pool has a shallow end, and inflatables/armbands are available to borrow.
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 teens, men and pregnant women) incorporate products from Aromatherapy Associates, Kerstin Florian, Dr Alkaitis and Carol Joy London. Children under 16 can use the spa pool (if supervised by a parent) from 9–11am and 5–6:30pm each day; but are not allowed in the treatment area, gym or steam room.
Many, but not all, of Coworth’s rooms have roll-top copper baths, so request a tub when you book.
Crèche places for children aged 2–3 must be booked in advance (£15 a day); spa treatments are also best organised when you make your room reservation. All restaurants are in demand, so make bookings as soon as you can; and arrange babysitting at least three days before you need it.
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.