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Heckfield Place

Heckfield Place

Tucked in the heart of Hampshire countryside, Heckfield Place is a haven – a living place that celebrates the slow and simple.  Steeped in history, yet fully connected to the present – a base from which to reconnect with the Great Outdoors and explore some of England’s most iconic sites. Nature and history coincide and sit on the doorstep – from sites like Stonehenge and Windsor Castle, to the rich woodlands, rolling parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that make up the natural Hampshire landscape.

All just an hour from London…

Rooms: 45 rooms Ideal for: Couples, relaxation, re-energising and reconnecting

 

OVERVIEW

A Country haven sculpted over centuries, tucked in the heart of Hampshire and just an hour from London. Reconnect and rediscover life at a slower pace with an escape at Heckfield.

ACCOMMODATION

Offering different aspects across surrounding grounds, the character of each bedroom is written in the natural materials and meticulous craftmanship found throughout.

Signature Rooms (6)

The most discreet and spectacular spaces, each Signature room tells its own story, offering a connection to Heckfield’s history, and a uniquely personal experience.

Master Rooms (10)

These beautiful and spacious rooms offer generous living areas, each with a different aspect across the gardens. The master rooms truly offer the best of Heckfield.

Chamber Rooms (12)

Spacious and airy, the elegant chamber rooms, each with stunning views of the gardens, offer the perfect place to relax and explore.

Guest Rooms (11)

Cosy and perfectly formed, the guest rooms are nestled within the House and Corridors, each offering views onto the surrounding gardens.

Friends Rooms (6)

These beautifully simple rooms, found on the corridors are on a more intimate scale, each with views onto the surrounding gardens.

THE BOTHY BY WILDSMITH

The Bothy by Wildsmith welcomes guests to embrace slow time and reconnect with nature’s pace while discovering the healing power of the great outdoors.

Home to generations of estate gardeners, the 17,000 square foot wellbeing space is nestled beyond a secret door of the House’s original walled garden, and the brand home for high performance skincare brand, Wildsmith Skin.

It features six treatment rooms, the 18 m x 6 m Waters, outdoor hydrotherapies, healing thermal experiences, three movement spaces and the Sun Room – an indoor / outdoor space fuelled by the epicurean alchemy of Culinary Director Skye Gyngell with a small, thoughtful plant-based menu.

 

Those looking to experience a deeper wellbeing experience can turn to the team’s wellbeing curator who can craft bespoke wellbeing journeys. From full-day experiences to week-long retreat style breaks, a journey can focus as much on the physical body as it does the mind through Wildsmith therapies, time spent in nature, sessions with their Master Practitioners and more.

 

FOOD AND DRINK

Food and drink at Heckfield are directed by Skye Gyngell with dishes and drinks inspired by the seasonal ingredients grown on the estate. From the magic of the Moon Bar to Green Michelin starred dining in Marle. Experience the excitement of food grown as close to home as possible.

Marle

From the interiors of marble, slate and wood, to the views across the woodland and lakes, through to the simple ingredients we serve, Marle restaurant is connected to the surrounding landscape in every way.

Marle restaurant holds a coveted Green Michelin Star.

Hearth

Centered on an open fire. the cooking at Hearth is simple and heartfelt. Using classic cooking methods and focusing on the very best produce available on the day.

Moon Bar

When the sun sets, the Moon Bar comes to life. With drinks and infusions make with the freshest ingredients, The Moon Bar is the house’s most intimate of meeting places.

Dining Room

Softly lit and beautifully dressed, The Dining Room’s communal long table is the place to meet, as well as offering an exquisite private dining experience for any special occasion.

The Cellar

For sensational wines, regular tastings and private events, discover our cellar and its adjoining screening room bar.

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Gardens and Pleasure Grounds

There is beauty in all directions. From the Upper Walled Gardens down to the enchanted woodlands. Summertime brings bursts of colour to discover all around.

  • Head to the Market Garden and Farm

Our bio-dynamic Market Garden and organic Home Farm are a 15-minute walk down past the lakes. Overseen by the Heckfield estates team, the farm provides as much as it can for the House: from flowers to rotating arable crops and more.

  • Picnics

Make the most of the Pleasure Grounds on a sunny day with this quintessentially British experience.

We recommend the east side of the Lower Lake for a stunning view over to the Pavilion, or perhaps at the foot of the Italian Terrace overlooking our Pleasure Grounds.

  • Home Farm Cooking Experience with Lunch

Join chefs from our Michelin-starred Marle Restaurant to pick farm-fresh ingredients for a cooking demonstration and three-course lunch that celebrates the best of what’s in season at Heckfield Home Farm.

  • Foraged Cocktail Making Workshop

Join Heckfield Place’s knowledgeable bar team in learning how to create cocktails using freshly foraged ingredients along with our House-made liqueurs and tinctures.

Set off from the House to forage through the woodlands to hand-pick plants, herbs and flowers to use in your workshop, while learning about the practical qualities of each along with a view of what’s currently growing on our estate.

  • Wild Swimming

The Lower Lake is a wonderful spot to enjoy a dip in nature. Take one of the waffle towels and head to the eastern end of the Lake where the water is deep and clear. Find the wooden pontoon and step
ladder to ease your way in and out.

  • Falconry

Behold the majesty of these Birds of Prey. Under the supervision of a professional falconer, guests are invited to handle and fly these magnificent birds. It is an unforgettable moment when a hawk swoops out of the sky and lands on your gloved fist.

  • Forest Bathing Walk

Embodying the Japanese art and practice of Shinrin-Yoku, the Forest Bathing experience is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself, and with nature, as you explore the diverse and peaceful trails among Heckfield’ s natural landscape.

  • Fishing

The Lower Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout, Carp, Perch, Tench & Rudd.

All levels of fishing are welcome, whether it’s introducing you to the lake, setting you up, teaching for the first time or just guiding.

  • Boating on the Lower Lake

Take one of our rowing boats out onto the Lower Lake to enjoy the peace and calm of the nature of the Heckfield Estate.

Add a picnic and make a day of it.

  • Cycling & hiking

Cycle or hike across the Estate and out into the little lanes to Farley Hill, or around the forestry tracks of Bramshill Forest to discover the peace and quiet of the Hampshire countryside.

There are several country pubs that you can cycle or hike to.

  • Heckfield Tree Hunt

The Pleasure Grounds and the Estate are the biggest playground.

Make sure you get straight out there and discover the natural treasures right on our doorstep.

  • Movement

From Farm Fit to the Woodland Circuit to Forest Bathing and more… Find healing through movement in the Great Outdoors with Heckfield’s  programme of exercise experiences for both mind and body.

MEET THE CHEF

Enjoy our interview with Heckfield’s inspiring head chef, Skye Gyngell:

 

ACCOMMODATION COLLECTION


Broughton Hall

Sleeps: 32 Bedrooms: 16 Bathrooms: 13

Type: Celebration, Family, Seclusion, Mindfulness, Fitness, Corporate

Features & Activities: Spa, Billiards room, Tennis Court, Rural, Country Sports, Mountain Biking, Landrover Experience, Foraging, Fire Pit

Location: Yorkshire, England. 35 minutes from Leeds Airport

Those looking for: Time to reconnect, motivate teams or re-energise.


Coworth Park

Rooms: 71 guest rooms including 8 Suites and 2 Signature Suites, North Lodge and The Dower House

Type: Family, Couples, Equestrian and Sporting Enthusiasts

Features & Activities:  Enjoy quintessentially English activities in a stunning parkland setting such as tennis, croquet and horse-riding or explore at your own pace on one of the hotel’s bicycles.

Location: Only 20 minutes from London Heathrow Airport and an easy 45 minutes from central London


Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

Rooms : 50

Holiday Type : luxury staycations, city breaks, summer breaks, family breaks, golf, luxury romantic breaks, shopping breaks, expat relocation, student accommodation

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