England

Heckfield Place, Hampshire

A first glimpse of Heckfield Place and it would be easy to look no further than its red-bricked Georgian facade. However, it’s not inside this lovingly restored country house that we first fell in love with Heckfield – but out in the 400 acres that wrap themselves around the house. A countryside haven of refined luxury, here, nature’s roots extend well beyond the pleasure grounds into the 45 carefully-designed rooms, through the natural treatments at the Little Bothy Spa and onto the ever-seasonal menu of Marle Restaurant. The result is something that, whilst grand on the outside, immediately feels like home.

Location

Just a 40-minute drive from Heathrow Aiport or an hour from London and city life is left far behind you as you pull into the drive at Heckfield Place. Quintessential country scenes extend in every direction and invite long, rambling walks past the lake (wild swimming encouraged), through the pleasure grounds and back into the woodlands and walled gardens. Choose to lose yourself in the simplicity of your own company or join a ‘guest keeper’ and get to know every shrub, folly and copse.

Your Room

Behind the Georgian facade, Heckfield Place falls away to reveal an unmistakably contemporary interior where earthy tones and natural materials bring the outdoors in and cutting-edge technology puts you at ease. Each of the 45 rooms bears its own distinct style – but all with an ever-present aspect over the rolling gardens. For something that little bit special, the signature rooms deliver in droves. Whether you opt for the intimate hideaway of the Heath Room, the delicate romance of the Coppice Room or the total seclusion of the Long Room, each room is as unique as the moments you’ll spend there.

Why we like it

From the mind of culinary genius and leading chef, Skye Gyngell, Heckfield Place is making its mark on the UK’s gourmet scene. Upholding a philosophy of simple cooking which places emphasis on the ingredients harvested just down the lane at Home Farm, dining at Heckfield is a taste of Hampshire. From the natural interiors and garden views of Marle to the open-fire of Hearth – and even the iridescent disco ball of the Moon Bar, every meal and every drink is an experience that tells the story of the land around you.

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