Last weekend I was treated (and boy do I mean treated) to an overnight stay at the newly opened Coworth Park Hotel & Spa. Part of The Dorchester Collection I knew it would be a pretty piece of pristine heaven long before we rounded up the tree-lined driveway. Set amongst acres of polo fields in the lush green countryside of Ascot the main house is a newly restored and refurbished former private house boasting 70 rooms. Once ensconced in our room (with views across the rolling fields and a huge four poster bed) we were tempted not to move, but we did albeit down to the very chic spa via the obligatory golf buggy (in my defence it was pouring with rain). Complete with 8 treatments rooms and a purple floodlit pool it was an oasis of calm and the perfect antidote to a stressful week in the city. After heavenly treatments including the exclusive Dr Alkaitis signature facial (the oils are divine) it was off to The Barn restaurant for a supper of steak and chips and cottage pie (not all at once I hasten to add). And who did we spy in there heaping praise on the head chef? Only John Torode of Masterchef fame, so it really must be good. After all that it was virtually impossible not to have a good nights sleep and we awoke feeling refreshed and ready to tackle breakfast in bed. Sheer bliss.
Coworth Park Hotel and Spa, Ascot, coworthpark.com