BALANCE visits this Prince Harry approved hotel
Hitting the headlines in May when Prince Harry spent his last night as a bachelor in the grounds, Coworth Park is not exactly a hidden gem but it is a gem nonetheless.
As part of our November Issue, we visited spas near and far to discover what was next in the world of wellness. At Coworth Park, the answer is a Spirulina Wrap, naturally. For the full details of what was involved, head here.
It wouldn’t be right to visit the location of Prince Harry’s bachelor night without a full rundown of affairs though…
On a beautiful, sunny October day, the 234 acres of land at Coworth Park truly shine. With two high goal polo pitches, a spring meadow, sunken garden and rose terrace, it is no wonder that Coworth Park is one of a handful of #grammable locations that is used endlessly for shoots.
The best bit without a doubt, however, is the drive toward the property that will truly ball you over.
Awarded a Michelin Star, the Restaurant Coworth Park serves classic British dishes with stunning views of the rose terrace.
During our visit, we headed to Coworth Park’s The Barn instead, a short stroll past the stables and cottages, to enjoy one of their famous sharing platters. With a side of truffle chips, oxtail cottage pie and salad, The Barn was nothing less than charming.
While there was a 45 minute wait time for our sharing platter, it was well worth the wait and nothing an appetizer of ‘potato bread’ won’t help.
Now, if like me, you wake up devilishly hungry, breakfast at Coworth Park will not see you go without. In fact, it was just as decadent as dinner and started with an entire bowl of fresh pastries to enjoy all to yourself. Following this, tuck into a truly mammoth full English and finish your visit well and truly
full rested. With views across the rose terrace and sunken garden, this is the perfect respite for busy urbanites.
Lucky enough to be staying in the main Mansion House with guaranteed views of the garden and parkland, we were blown away by the sheer size of the suites at Coworth Park. With an ornate double poster bed and stunning free-standing copper bath, the suites are both contemporary and bespoke. For example, on arrival, we were greeted with a solid chocolate horse head (a reference to Coworth Park’s polo fields managed by the Guards Polo Club), truffles and champagne. Visiting any Dorchester Collection really is about the little #DCMoments.
Nestled in the grounds of Coworth Park is a futuristic eco-luxury spa complete with a relaxation room that overlooks the meadow, a wall of healing crystals and a fully equipped gym. The perfect respite for a busy Prince preparing for the wedding of the year. For more details on what made Coworth Park’s spa so incredibly special, however, read our Destination Relaxation piece here.