Coworth Park – Ascot, Berkshire
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Just 45 minutes by car from central London lies The Dorchester’s bucolic cousin, a creamy-coloured, 18th-century country house set within acres of immaculate parkland. The hotel has its own stables and polo fields, as well as a wildflower meadow which blooms throughout the summer months. The gorgeous spa – also open to non residents for spa days – offers 13 different massage techniques with brands such as Carol Joy London and Kerstin Florian. Retreat to one of the sumptuously light and airy suites, decorated in a natural colour scheme derived from the landscape with swathes of cashmere, mohair and wool in natural pigments. Foodies are spoilt – the main restaurant, under executive chef Adam Smith, has just garnered its first Michelin star and serves up the best of British ingredients presented to let them shine, while The Barn offers more laid back rustic dining. Children are welcome and indeed encouraged; there is a special private Kid’s Club including a teen den, as well as plenty of outdoor activities such as mini Olympics.
Doubles from £390
+44 (0)1344 876600; dorchestercollection.com