Accommodation & General Info


Cookery course rates do not include accommodation at the hotel. However, we we appreciate that our rural location, lovely though it is, is quite a distance for some guests wanting to visit our cookery school more regularly and for longer courses. With this in mind we have created a special accommodation rate for cookery school guests attending 3-day, 2-day and 1-day courses, starting at £110 per night, including breakfast.

  • This rate is available for both single and double occupancy, if both guests are attending a cookery course
  • Non cooking partners sharing a cooking guest’s room will pay just an additional £50/night

This rate applies on Sunday to Thursday nights, subject to availability. Standard rates apply on Friday and Saturday nights, but a complimentary upgrade will be given.  

Terms & Conditions: Applies to new cookery course bookings only, excluding half day and children’s courses. Maximum of two consecutive nights at this rate. Standard rates will apply for additional guests sharing the same room. The rate shown above applies to Knights and Barons rooms, with an additional charge of £25 for Earls and Dukes rooms, or £50 for Suites. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotional rate. Castle Club privileges will apply.

For those wanting a more rustic alternative, the Bivouac at Druid’s Temple glamping destination is just a few miles from the school and offers Bunk Barn, Yurt and Woodland Shack accommodation –

Spa Treatments

For guests who are attending a cookery course, guest partners and adults bringing children and teenagers to cookery courses, a 10% discount is available on any spa treatments* booked while the course is taking place, or during your stay at the hotel.

* Subject to availability for spa treatments of 50 minutes or more duration. New bookings only. Cannot be combined with any other offer or package.


Partners are welcome to join the cookery courses for meals and to enjoy the dishes that have been prepared on the course, subject to availability.  With the exception of the ‘Ultimate Sunday Lunch’ course, lunch is usually served in the cookery school at the demonstration table. Lunch for the ‘Ultimate Sunday Lunch’ course and dinner on the first night of Two Day courses are usually served in the Cookery School Dining Room. The rates for partners’ meals are £35 for lunch and £45 for dinner. Pre-booking is essential for partners’ meals and is subject to availability. Please also mention any special dietary needs when booking.

Drinks and Refreshments

Refreshments will be served either at the beginning of or during most courses, at no extra charge. Wine and beer will be served during meals, to be charged for separately.


All Cookery School guests will receive a recipe folder or card at the end of every course. Children are also given aprons to take home. Please also
sign up to the Friends of Swinton Park on our website for our monthly seasonal recipes.

The Kitchen Gossip

Now the weather is warming up, it’s time to get the BBQ out! Come and improve your grill skills at our Barbecue Cookery Course, run in conjunction with the Weber Grill Academy. Alternatively, relax and let our chefs do the hard work while you enjoy our five course, alfresco Dinner at the Deerhouse.

I’ve got cookery courses to suit all requirements, at all levels and look forward to you joining me for some fun in the kitchen! …Or if you’d rather watch a celebrated professional at work, then don’t miss our Guest Chef Tables to see some top Michelin-starred masterchefs in action.