Dorchester Collection’s Michelin starred country house hotel and spa, Coworth Park unveils a new three-bedroom private stand-alone gatehouse cottage. Offering the ultimate staycation, North Lodge at Coworth Park has a private driveway, three spacious bedrooms, lobby, dining room and kitchen where guests can cook for themselves or have a dedicated chef to cater for them.
The latest addition to Coworth Park’s 22 suites, North Lodge is Coworth Park’s gatehouse located on the outskirts of the grounds, with full access to the rest of the estate. Guests can make use of their own private garden with an outdoor dining area, to enjoy a summer barbeque or al fresco evenings. North Lodge has been carefully restored and designed to capture the hotel’s charm and residential origins while introducing artwork by local artists to create a stylish but cosy English country escape. The interiors echo the changing seasons of Coworth Park, with charming antiques sourced from the local villages and neighbouring Windsor.
The design of the 2226sqft (206.8sqm) North Lodge is in keeping with Dorchester Collection’s vision for Coworth Park to create the finest country house hotel and spa in the UK, yet avoids the predictable country house clichés. Inspiration was taken from modern day family run private English country estate properties. The design approach is one of incredible comfort, simple beauty but attention to detail, creating a relaxed and informal environment that encourages the guest to unwind. Furnishings, furniture and art are British-made, acknowledging a British tradition of craftsmanship with a nod to the hotel’s world renowned links to equestrian and polo.
The master bedroom is a large airy suite with a super king sized bed, high ceilings and dual aspect views of the meadow and the private garden. An en-suite bathroom features a signature Coworth Park copper bathtub, double vanity, and a large walk-in shower. The Turret room features a king sized bed, a walk-in dressing area and en-suite bathroom with signature copper bathtub. A further double room, known as the Snug, has views across the wildflower meadow and a family bathroom adjacent to it.
The highlight of North Lodge is the open plan kitchen and dining room with space for up to 10 guests to enjoy dining together. The kitchen is fully equipped with top of the range appliances from premium brand, Miele. Everything is thought of from a full surface induction hob with Teppan Yaki plate to a steam oven and Sous Vide unit to enable guests, who are keen cooks, to conjure up a delicious feast. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of the dedicated chef who, on request, can prepare the same Coworth Park restaurant quality food within North Lodge. The chef can also host an impromptu private masterclass for the whole family around the dining table or kitchen island. Other state of the art appliances include a Miele fridge freezer with ice maker, a wine conditioner and a built-in coffee machine to allow guests to treat themselves to a choice of delectable beverages and barista quality coffee at the touch of a button.
The French doors open out from the kitchen dining room onto the private garden, featuring a deck for al fresco dining on sunny days. There is also a tranquil sitting room with an original open wood burning stove, the ideal place in which to while away wintry afternoons.
North Lodge is the nearest accommodation to The Spa at Coworth Park, providing three leading product ranges in a contemporary eco-luxury setting, decorated with natural and organic materials, flooded throughout with natural daylight and offering stunning parkland views. Guests may enjoy a celebrated range of spa products including Aromatherapy Associates, Carol Joy London and ishga. The spa features eight treatment rooms including two doubles, a manicure and pedicure suite, relaxation room, The Spatisserie, gym, indoor pool and outdoor sun terrace where guests can recline on sun loungers.
Coworth Park’s Mansion House is just a short walk for guests to enjoy Michelin starred Restaurant Coworth Park under the culinary guidance of executive chef Adam Smith, as well as seasonal cocktails in The Bar, and the Drawing Room where award-winning afternoon tea is served. Alternatively, guest can choose to dine on rustic fare in The Barn. There are also buggies on hand to make the journey around the grounds even easier.
North Lodge is the second private standalone cottage at Coworth Park, joining the grade 2 listed Dower House first built in 1775. The Dower House has a private driveway, spacious galleried entrance hall, three en-suite bedrooms, snug/study, living room, dining room and kitchen where guests can cook for themselves or have a dedicated chef cater on request.
North Lodge at Coworth Park is available to book for up to six guests, with rates starting at £3,500 inc VAT per night, minimum five night stay. Guests staying at North Lodge have full access to The Spa at Coworth Park, Equestrian Centre and a choice of various dining facilities on the estate, providing the option of total privacy or instant access to luxurious five star services.