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At a glance

  • You'll love

    State-of-the-art spa

    Coworth’s Polo Academy

    Finessed British food

  • Kids will love

    Parkland adventures

    Their own concierge

    Equestrian centre

  • Don’t expect

    Crèche for under-2s

    Lifeguard-watched pool

    Mid-week kids club


In the Berkshire countryside, Coworth Park hotel and spa houses mutedly modern rooms in a Georgian manor. Indulge in traditions apt to your near-Ascot location at the hotel’s equestrian centre or polo academy. Or savour more leisurely pastimes, dining at the hotel’s refined restaurants and relaxing at the swish spa.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Coworth Park with us:

A bottle of champagne for parents, and a chocolate horse lollipop for children on arrival. Complimentary dinner for under-12s from the Children’s Menu, and free kids' club access

Special offers

Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at Coworth Park

4 nights for the price of 3 'Step into summer'


‘Set aside a few hours to enjoy the simplest of park-based pleasures, walking or cycling the estate trails, a picnic in the meadow, or a family game of croquet’

James Lohan


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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 £320.00, including tax at 20 per cent.

More details

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 £70 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.

Book ahead

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.

Food and drink

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There are three restaurants. At the fine-dining end, Restaurant Coworth Park showcases modern British fare using Cumbrian beef, Middlewhite pork and Cornish bass. Better suited to families, 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.

Family fare

All Coworth’s restaurants welcome kids, and under-4s dine free. Restaurant Coworth Park allows under-8s to dine from 6–7:30pm and the Spatisserie's family dining hours are 9–11am and 5–6:30pm. 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. There’s a good choice of child-friendly drinks, including squash and milkshakes; desserts such as fluffy strawberry mousse will keep them smiling all the way through dinner. Children’s dishes are served on special, horsey-themed crockery; highchairs are available, packed lunches can be provided, and staff are more than happy to heat baby food or milk. For lighter bites at impromptu times, head to the Drawing Room, which serves food 11am–11pm.

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. Although kids are welcome here, the terrace is better suited to a drink with children in tow than the sophisticated bar; alternatively, stick to the lounge-like Drawing Room.

Last orders

The bar’s open to guests until 1am (non-residents are kicked out at 11.30pm). Restaurant Coworth Park is open daily for breakfast 7-10.30am, for lunch weekends and Friday 12.30-2pm (2.30 on Sunday), and for dinner Wednesday to Saturday 6.30-9.30pm (10pm on Friday and Saturday); the Barn until 9.30pm during the week, and 10pm on weekends.. The Barn mirrors these hours for lunch and opens at 6pm for dinner; weekend breakfasts are served 8am–10am.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Enjoy a relaxed, buffet-style Continental breakfast with your family at Restaurant Coworth Park; If you’re out and about, have lunch at the stone-floored Barn and leave your muddy wellies on. If the babysitter is booked, opt for decadent fine dining.

  • Room service

    Salads, soup, sandwiches, paninis, onion rings, chunky chips and more can be ordered to your rooms, 24 hours a day. Warm milk at bedtime is no problem.


    In low season, Restaurant Coworth Park is closed for dinner on Sundays, plus lunch and dinner on Mondays.


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Parent approved

‘Set aside a few hours to enjoy the simplest of park-based pleasures, walking or cycling the estate trails, a picnic in the meadow, or a family game of croquet’

James Lohan


At ground level, the crèche area at the kids club is paradise for younger children, with trained childcare professionals overseeing zones for quiet time and messy play, plus a play kitchen, play shop, books, puzzles, toys and a dolls’ house; outdoors, there’s a sandpit and play house. Note that children aged 2–4 won’t get in unless you’ve booked ahead of your stay (£15 a day). Under-2s enjoy free use of the play facilities but must be accompanied, either by you or a babysitter.

Kids Club

Providing entertainment whatever the weather, facilities at Kids Club Coworth are divided into a dedicated zone for under-8s and a Chill Den upstairs for older children. Outdoors there’s a basketball hoop, a play house and sandpit. Upstairs ups the tech factor, with Xbox 360s, Wii consoles and gaming chairs, as well as table football, pool, table tennis and air hockey. Staff are all checked, trained and experienced. Kit aside, it’s the raft of activities that impresses, including supervised bike rides, treasure hunts, craft and cookery sessions, football and more. The club is open Friday to Sunday during term time and every day in the UK school holidays (10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm). For children aged 2–12, the cost is £15 a day; free for kids aged 12+.


Coworth Park can organise babysitting from £50 for a minimum four hours (£10 for each additional hour; allow 72 hours’ notice). Prices rise, depending on number of children and lateness of the hour.


None - bring your own monitors if you think you need them in your room. If you want to leave the little ones while you have dinner, you'll need to book a babysitter.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Steriliser • Travel cot • Cot bedlinen • Black-out blinds • Changing mat • Soft toys • Board books • Sandpit • CBeebies

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Cutlery • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Black-out blinds • Changing mat • Potties • Toddler toilet seat • Bathroom step • Stair gates • Socket covers • Swimming aids • Toddler-proof toys • Dolls’ house • Play shop • Play kitchen • Sandpit • Bicycles with training wheels • Bike helmets • Crayons/pens • Craft materials • Picture books • U-rated DVDs

For older children

• Wellington boots • DVD library • Bikes and helmets to borrow • Board games • Craft materials • Doll’s house • Lego • Wii consoles • XBox • Pool table • Table football • Table tennis • Air hockey • Slouch pod gaming chairs


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Things to do

At Coworth Park, the dizzying choice of family-friendly activities means you’re more likely to ask ‘How do we fit it all in?’ rather than ‘What do we do?’. Swim in the spa pool, saddle up for some top-quality horse riding instruction, and give yourself the afternoon off while the children play with their new kids' club friends.

Sunny days

The estate’s 240 acres work alchemy on the simplest of pleasures, whether you opt for a family picnic, prepared by Coworth’s kitchen, or pick up a map to explore the park’s walking and jogging trails. For little ones, there are outdoor play areas at Coworth Park Kids – for older children, a basketball hoop, plus a giant Connect 4 offer outdoor entertainment with novelty factor. Enjoy croquet on the lawn or a game of tennis. Coworth’s equestrian centre also offers riding lessons or hacks (on a lead-rein for under-4s; hacks for over-7s only).

Rainy days

There’s a library of books, films and computer games for all ages. The teen-friendly Chill Den has a Wii and Xbox, 3DTV, air hockey, ping-pong, pool and football tables. Beyond the family-welcoming indoor pool, Coworth Park’s spa has a gym, if you need to burn off calories (or steam). For grown-ups, the hotel can arrange cookery masterclasses, as well as champagne and wine tastings.

And there's more…

Guards’ Polo Club trains at Coworth Park; catch them in training or watch a match, during the season (May–September). Coworth guests can learn to handle a mallet on horseback at the Guards Polo Academy, aimed at novices and improvers alike. Choose from hour-long private lessons, half- or full-day Discover Polo experiences. Children from about 10+ can have a swing, provided they’re big enough (ask when booking).

Local Guide

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Smith tip

Best for older children and daring adults, Thorpe Park has an impressive collection of daunting big-thrill rides. For smaller Smiths, Neptune’s Beach offers sandcastles and serenity; feeding and baby-changing areas are plentiful (

Don't miss…

Heston Blumenthal’s chart-topping restaurant, the Fat Duck in Bray (+44 (0)1628 580333). Book 90 days ahead to experience Heston’s multi-sensory masterclass (you'll need to allow three and a half hours to enjoy all the culinary chemistry).

This regal swathe of Berkshire is rich in attractions for all ages. Royal golf courses, racecourses, theme parks (including Legoland) and the natural beauty of Windsor itself – no wonder the Queen gives it her seal of approval.

Windsor Great Park – the Queen’s Berkshire estate – is open to the public, who are free to explore its 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens, lakes and woodland. Highlights include Valley Gardens, a flowering forest, and the ornamental wonders of Savill Gardens. Virginia Water is a tree-lined retreat of woodland paths set around a scenic lake. Trails for walking, jogging, cycling and rollerblading offer a more active way to enjoy the park scenery. If you're visiting en famille, head for the Savill Garden car park. From here, not only is there a children’s playground, but you’re also near the Savill Building with its shop, information point and Leith’s restaurant. The vast terrace is perfect for a sunny lunch between forays into the park; child-friendly options include hot meals, and lunchboxes for a picnic pitstop.

Rides, rollercoasters, live shows and building workshops – Legoland is built on more than plastic bricks alone. The park is aimed at families, with children aged 3–12 in mind. There’s a babycare centre in Lego City, and changing facilities/feeding stations at Pit Stop Cafe and City Walk restaurant. Ensure little ones don’t toddle off by requesting contact detail stickers at the park gates. Plan your visit online and hire a hand-held Q-Bot device, which allows you to queue virtually rather than tiresomely standing in line.

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Coworth Park
Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE, United Kingdom
Hotel setting

Pukka polo parkland

Getting There

Coworth Park sits on a 240-acre estate in Berkshire between Ascot and Windsor, just outside London and close to the Surrey border.


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.

Parent travel tip

Request a child or baby car seat with your airport transfer at the time of booking; there’s no extra charge.


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Coworth Park – has been selected and approved by parents.

Set in 240 acres of lakes, woodland, flower-strewn meadows and winsome bridges, this magnificent Georgian manor house hotel embraces the park part of its name, providing a weekend-filling choice of age-spanning entertainment for everyone. Downtime for parents is easily mustered: check into the eco-minded spa for a treatment, or manhandle a mallet on horseback with a lesson at the hotel’s polo academy. Book a babysitter and dine at Restaurant Coworth Park à deux, or enjoy a laid-back pubby affair at the cosily timbered Barn.

There’s little Coworth won’t do to make children of all ages welcome – the hotel even has a dedicated kids' concierge. But it’s over-4s who are best disposed to appreciate Coworth’s menu of activities. Book a riding lesson or hack, en famille; drop your children at Coworth Park Kids – a hive of happy industry, be it cooking, cycling or setting out on a treasure hunt; or, set aside a few hours to enjoy the simplest of park-based pleasures, walking or cycling the estate trails, a picnic in the meadow, or a family game of croquet.

Smith & Family

There’s little Coworth won’t do to make children of all ages welcome – the hotel even has a dedicated kids' concierge. But it’s over-4s who are best disposed to appreciate Coworth’s menu of activities. Book a riding lesson or hack, en famille; drop your children at Coworth Park Kids – a hive of happy industry, be it cooking, cycling or setting out on a treasure hunt; or, set aside a few hours to enjoy the simplest of park-based pleasures, walking or cycling the estate trails, a picnic in the meadow, or a family game of croquet.

Anonymously reviewed by James Lohan, Smith Hotels

The Guestbook  Smith member reviews

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith & Family hotel, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what real-life family guests had to say about Coworth Park in the Guestbook below.


Stayed on

We loved

The way that they blended a top class hotel with a warmth of service and open embrace of children. With the standard of facilities and public spaces it would be easy to feel self conscious with two wee ones - but the staff were so welcoming and attentive to the children that you felt completely at ease. Even when your one year old is eating rice crispies from a porcelain bowl in a fine dining room!

Don’t expect

Extras to be cheap - Coworth Park is expensive but offers excellent service so delivers value for money.

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The junior suite; the grounds (beautifully maintained); the spa; the staff; the kids facilities and the food.

Don’t expect

A kid-free environment.

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The setting, the friendly and attentive staff, the luxury but also the fact children were welcomed. Stayed within the hotel perimeter as didn't want to venture out!

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

Beautiful hotel, modern yet charming. Fantastic Spa.

Don’t expect

Lively night, this is more a quiet getaway.

Rating: 8/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

spa and hotel room. 10/10

Don’t expect

a range of steam/ sauna rooms by the pool

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The service is incredible

Rating: 10/10 stars