We are just back from the most
gorgeous weekend away in honour of our tenth wedding anniversary (and our first
night without our little boy). We
treated ourselves and stayed at the glorious Coworth Park hotel in Ascot. And boy
were we completely cosseted. From the moment of arrival to the bottles of
complimentary water left in our car for the journey home, we had an amazing
Coworth Park is pure luxury.
But with unexpected design statements for a property of this type, like the sculptural staircase and metal
tree in the lobby and the huge copper wreath adorning the ceiling in the
restaurant. The spa is space age and beautifully appointed I was particularly
taken with the amount of natural light used and the beautiful living roof.
Design wise the only thing I didn’t like about the spa was the cathedral geodes
in the pool; don’t get me wrong though I love amethyst crystals in the right setting.
I loved our room in the Mansion
house whilst not huge it was beautifully pulled together with a mild bring-the-outside-in-with-a-touch-of-equestrian
mood. Our bathroom was as big as our (bed)room – woohooo I love a big bathroom,
with a giant shower head and separate w/c. We did go and have poke around the rooms at the Barn which if
we were ever to go back with our son in-tow (yeah, right!) we’d have liked one
Our intention has always been
to return to Napa for our tenth wedding anniversary as we did a huge California
tour for our honeymoon. As that wasn’t going to be possible – wine tasting with
a 12 month old, I don’t think so; we made do with the most exceptional wine
pairing to the tasting menu. Given
I have barely drunk alcohol in over 2 years, 9 glasses knocked me off my feet
but it was fun fun fun…. till the hangover the next day.
For me personally Coworth Park
was a revelation as I had seen this hotel in its project stages when I interned
at Fox Linton Associates. It really is
awesome to see swatches and renders come to life on a project of this
scale. Particularly when you’ve touched and fondled potential finishes!
What I loved about Coworth Park was that it was thoughtful and the service a delight. It’s not a hip hotel or achingly cool but it totally makes it into my favourite hotel list. I really could just go on and
on about this place…..
Image source Mary Middleton Design and Fox Linton Associates