Coworth Park review: relaxing, tranquil and dreamlike

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

Coworth Park review: relaxing, tranquil and dreamlike
© Provided by The Week UK An exterior view of Coworth Park from the croquet lawn

Doing as little as possible is the order of the day at this swanky country house in Ascot

Around 45 minutes by car from London (or 20 minutes if you’re planning on landing at the hotel’s helipad), Coworth Park sits in 240 exquisite acres of rolling fields and wildflower meadows against a backdrop of stunning trees and pockets of woodland – towering firs and dense thickets of striking silver birch abutt the swanky country house.

    the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

    It’s the only hotel in the UK that can lay claim to its own polo field – both William and Harry have played here and the bond with all things equine is evident both in the grounds, with horses and ponies dotting the landscape, and inside the hotel itself, gracing the walls and popping up on the cocktail menu.

    Part of the Dorchester Collection, the hotel is also home to the Michelin-starred Restaurant Coworth Park, deftly headed up by ex-Ritz alum Adam Smith. If staying in the hotel is not on the cards, a visit for a dinner of this calibre is well worth the trip.

    Global Tech News Daily

    Coworth Park review: relaxing, tranquil and dreamlike
    © Provided by The Week UK A suite in the Mansion House at Coworth Park

    Why come here?

    The Mansion House, built in 1776, has 30 generously sized rooms all with beautiful views of the woods to the rear or out across the meadow and tree-lined path that leads to the polo fields from the front.

    Global Tech News Daily

    Horses are very much part of the make-up of the building, with art, design and nomenclature all referencing them frequently. Whilst grandiose, the hotel is modern and comfortable; muted shades of wheat, caramel, sage and pistachio form the colour palette, elevated with hints of gold. These natural, subtle colours create a smooth transition from the interior to the grounds outside. 

    The rooms are light and airy, and while they follow the rest of the hotel in design, they all have different styling; ours had a marble-walled bathroom equipped with a deep, copper roll-topped bath – impossible to resist. A recent upgrade saw televisions installed with whizzy new tech which means you can connect any device to them and stream the latest Netflix series directly from your phone. 

    The stables and cottages house a further 40 rooms and the Grade II-listed Dower House is a private, bookable three-bedroom cottage. 

    Getting around couldn’t be easier – if you don’t fancy a short stroll, the hotel team are on-hand with golf buggies to drive you around the grounds (even if you just fancy a tour).

    Coworth Park review: relaxing, tranquil and dreamlike
    © Provided by The Week UK The Barn at Coworth Park serves brasserie-style dishes

    Eating and drinking

    Breakfast is as special as an evening meal here; the service is impeccable and everything is served to the table – not a buffet bar in sight. Much love and thought has gone into the offerings – unmissable are the scrambled eggs, swathed in a swirl of smoked salmon and topped with a generous mound of caviar.

    A short stroll/buggy ride from the main house is The Barn; there’s indoor and outdoor seating and a vast open kitchen serving up brasserie-style dishes with a few whistles and bells – for example, a cheeseburger topped with sticky short rib or halibut with shellfish cassoulet.

    The jewel in the crown is the Michelin-starred Restaurant Coworth Park. Under the watchful eye of Adam Smith, it’s a slick, well coordinated operation: the restaurant team floats around the dining room, topping up wine glasses and laying down delicious treats. Both the food and the room are un-stuffy; they walk that fine line of “just fussy enough” to feel really special. 

    Coworth Park review: relaxing, tranquil and dreamlike
    © Provided by The Week UK Restaurant Coworth Park has a Michelin star 

    The cooking is refined and striking – the caviar tart with crab, yuzu and cultured cream has been on the menu in various iterations since Smith arrived, he tells us, and it is a sight to behold, resplendent with shiny black jewels and topped with a whisper of gold leaf. Turbot, one of the finest fish in the sea, comes with stuffed mussels, salted grapes and a vin-jaune sauce poured table-side. Highland wagyu, Japanese beef reared in Scotland, is rich and luxurious, topped with discs of truffle. Mashed ratte potatoes on the side (which must be 80% butter) are topped with a nest of shredded, meaty short rib from the same breed. The signature chocolate dessert made with their own couverture, blended for them by Valrhona, is truly unmissable (four courses, £98).

    For those looking for something a little less serious, there’s afternoon tea to be had in The Drawing Room. The spa has its own Spatisserie serving lighter bites. Cocktails from the bar are a classy, clever affair; a Marmalade Mare, for example, is a smart twist on the Savoy classic Corpse Reviver No.2. 

    Coworth Park review: relaxing, tranquil and dreamlike
    © Provided by The Week UK Coworth Park has a strong equine heritage

    What to do

    The stunning crescent spa sits under a living roof of herbs and grasses with treatments designed by some of the top global spas. It looks out onto the fabulous wildflower meadow which was cut back on our wintry visit – the flowers do make an appearance, though, dried and pressed into the restaurant menu.

    Given its equine heritage, horse-riding round the wonderful grounds is a must but for those happier on terra-firma, there are miles of walks around; across the road are huge woods just begging to get lost in.

    Coworth Park exists out of time; it’s relaxing and tranquil – a little dreamlike. Doing as little as possible here is the order of the day – it’s comfy, squishy and soft and the staff are informal enough to make it feel like a very swish home-from-home. 

    Coworth Park, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7SE. Rooms from £575 a night, breakfast not included; dorchestercollection.com

    News Related

    OTHER NEWS

    New York Rangers get another comeback win to force Game 7 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

    PITTSBURGH — How many times can the New York Rangers dig themselves into a hole and climb back out? At least one more, as of Friday night. The Blueshirts came ... Read more »

    Wilson, balanced Aces cruise to 96-73 victory over Dream

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 15 points, Kelsey Plum had 14 points and 11 assists and the Las Vegas Aces rolled to a 96-73 victory over the ... Read more »

    EXPLAINER: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years later

    The Associated PressFILE – U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mike Anglen of Turner, Ore., center, stands atop a cliff as Sgt. Bryan Wallace of Pikin, Ill., waits for his turn before ... Read more »

    Astros beat Nationals 6-1 for 11th straight victory

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered on the first pitch of the game, Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel also went deep and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to ... Read more »

    Kreider scores late, Rangers edge Pens 5-3 to force Game 7

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Kreider’s long slap shot bounced over Louis Domingue and into the net with 1:28 left and the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on ... Read more »

    Astros push winning streak to 11, roll past Nationals 6-1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered on the first pitch of the game, and Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel also went deep to help the Houston Astros extend their winning ... Read more »

    Moustakas, Drury power Reds to 8-2 victory over Pirates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered twice and Brandon Drury drove in four runs to break out of a slump and lead the resurgent Cincinnati Reds to an 8-2 victory ... Read more »

    Peterson's bases-loaded walk lifts Brewers over Marlins 2-1

    MIAMI (AP) — Jace Peterson walked against Anthony Bender with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Friday night. After starters ... Read more »

    Padres: No cancer found during manager Bob Melvin's prostate surgery

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres say no cancer was found when manager Bob Melvin had prostate surgery on Wednesday. Melvin, 60, was recovering at home Friday after ... Read more »

    Ogunbowale, Gray help Wings rally past Mystics, 94-86

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 27 points, Allisha Gray had 21 and the Dallas Wings overcame a 15-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Washington Mystics 94-86 on Friday night. ... Read more »

    Resigning North Dakota senator led lawmakers in travel costs

    The Associated PressFILE – North Dakota Sen. Ray Holmberg listens during a joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee meeting at the Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., on Jan. 7, 2009. Holmberg, ... Read more »

    Residents in picturesque California county hit with gas prices topping $7 a gallon

    A California county known for its spectacular mountains and proximity to Yosemite National Park has been paying the nation’s highest gas prices. Read more »

    Boudreau to return as coach of Canucks next season

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bruce Boudreau will return as coach of the Vancouver Canucks next season after helping to turn the struggling NHL club around as a midyear replacement. ... Read more »

    New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

    On Location: May 13, 2022 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 ... Read more »

    Today in History for May 14th

    Highlights of this day in history: Colonists go ashore in Virginia to set up Jamestown; Lewis and Clark begin to explore Louisiana Territory; Israel founded; Skylab launched; Movie producer George ... Read more »

    Twitter CEO expects Elon Musk acquisition to close, addresses spending cuts

    Musk is awaiting details supporting calculations that spam, fake accounts represent less than 5% of Twitter's users Read more »

    Padres: No cancer found during Bob Melvin's prostate surgery

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres say no cancer was found when manager Bob Melvin had prostate surgery on Wednesday. Melvin, 60, was recovering at home Friday after ... Read more »

    Renovated NYC museum shows indigenous perspectives

    The American Museum of Natural History in New York City recently finished a major renovation of its exhibition on the native peoples of the northwest coast of North America. Curators ... Read more »

    Police release 911 calls in Gilgo Beach case

    A woman who disappeared in a beach community on New York’s Long Island more than a decade ago, sparking an investigation into a possible serial killer, said “there’s somebody after ... Read more »

    Academy Awards set 2023 Oscars for March 12

    The Associated PressFILE – Oscar statue on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Next year’s Academy Awards will ... Read more »

    Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' fame, dies

    The Associated PressFILE – Fred Ward, a cast member in “30 Minutes or Less,” poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on Aug. 8, 2011. Ward, a ... Read more »

    Judge refuses to drop elections suit against Trump, media

    NEW YORK — A Colorado judge on Friday denied motions to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by an election systems worker against former President Donald Trump’s campaign, two of its ... Read more »

    Q&A: Becky G unveils every side of herself in latest album

    The Associated PressFILE – Becky G appears at the Oscars in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022. Beck G’s latest album is “Esquemas.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) NEW YORK ... Read more »

    North Korea reports 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19 outbreak

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea reports 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19 outbreak. Read more »

    North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea says 21 people died and 174,440 people were newly found with fever symptoms on Friday alone as the country scrambles to slow the spread ... Read more »

    White Sox place Giolito on COVID list, activate Vaughn

    The Chicago White Sox placed ace Lucas Giolito on the COVID-19 injured list and activated outfielder Andrew Vaughn following a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. Giolito began experiencing ... Read more »

    Traded back and forth, Ford learns to live out of suitcase

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Ford has learned to travel light — and quickly. Since the start of the season, the 29-year-old first baseman has played for Tacoma, San Francisco ... Read more »

    Falcon 9 rocket launches Starlink satellites

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 53 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from California on Friday. (May 13) Read more »

    Celtics' Robert Williams remains out for Game 6 vs. Bucks

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Boston forward/center Robert Williams missed his third straight game with an injured left knee as the Celtics tried to keep their season alive Friday night in Game ... Read more »

    Padres sign Robinson Canó, plan to use him off the bench

    ATLANTA (AP) — The San Diego Padres have signed veteran second baseman Robinson Canó to a major league contract and plan to use him as a left-handed bat off the ... Read more »

    WNBA star's Russia detention extended by 1 month

    The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner says her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month. Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press the relatively short extension indicated ... Read more »

    Louisiana justices toss COVID-related charges against pastor

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans fighting long-haul symptoms from COVID-19 Dr. David Putrino from Mount Sinai Health System and COVID long-hauler Joel Fram discuss the long-term effects of the disease.The ... Read more »

    Sandy Hook lawsuits against Alex Jones on track to resume

    The Associated PressFILE – This Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, photo shows radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones at Capitol Hill in Washington. The Sandy Hook families’ lawsuits against ... Read more »

    Rockies' Bryant closer to return after cortisone shot

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant took swings in the cage Friday for the first time since he was sidelined with a sore back nearly three weeks ago ... Read more »

    Mariners demote Jarred Kelenic to minors after poor start

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rather than make his Citi Field debut against the team that traded him, Jarred Kelenic was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Seattle Mariners on Friday ... Read more »

    Biden: ASEAN partnership 'critical' in this moment

    Looking to strengthen ties, President Joe Biden welcomes leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to Washington for the first time. “We’re launching a new era in U.S.-ASEAN relations,” ... Read more »

    Phil Mickelson will not defend his title at next week's PGA Championship

    Phil Mickelson caught lightning in a bottle last year at Kiawah Island, winning a major championship at 50 years of age. The fairways flooded, and the golf world stood and ... Read more »

    Tennessee Titans' Malik Willis on Ryan Tannehill's mentorship comments: 'Everything is cool'

    The Tennessee Titans didn’t take issue with Ryan Tannehill’s comments about mentoring third-round rookie Malik Willis. Willis and coach Mike Vrabel were asked about Tannehill’s scrutinized remarks following the first ... Read more »

    Lawyers plan suit against Lufthansa over Jewish passengers

    Lawyers for 26 passengers said Friday they told Lufthansa that they will sue the German airline for refusing to let members of a large group of Orthodox Jewish passengers board ... Read more »

    Wild face offseason after yet another early ouster

    While the Minnesota Wild were stacking up franchise records and securing the extra home game for the first round, general manager Bill Guerin carefully acknowledged a “great year” for the ... Read more »