Heckfield Place to launch to the public in 2016
Heckfield Place, an elegant English country house hotel located in the heart of Hampshire, will open in 2016. The launch will see the unveiling of a unique expression of luxury, creating a sought-after destination for the discerning international traveller.
Following a meticulous journey of restoration and refurbishment, the property has been transformed into an idyllic country retreat in which to relax and be inspired; the perfect meeting of nature and culture. Positioned in beautiful rolling countryside, Heckfield Place will offer guests the atmosphere of a private country residence, exuding charm and elegance, with a touch of whimsy and quintessential English
The original 18th century manor house and cottages, along with the mews addition have been sympathetically restored and updated. The result is an impressive property boasting 45 individually designed and furnished bedrooms and suites, 3 restaurants, a state-of-the-art cinema, a wine cellar and three intimate spa suites. The hotel sits within a 400 acre estate, featuring picturesque gardens, an arboretum, two lakes, a working farm, vegetable and flower gardens.
The interiors of the hotel echo the elements of nature and the seasons. Taking inspiration from the estate’s impressive arboretum to vintage Penguin book covers, the rooms are an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary, with bold heritage colours, a mixture of antique furniture, modern pieces and extraordinary artworks.
Heckfield Place’s Head Chef, Barnaby Jones, has worked closely with Culinary Director Skye Gyngell to develop a gastronomic offering that reflects the hotel’s philosophy of local, honest and seasonal food, with many ingredients sourced from the estate itself. The hotel’s dining venues include; The Restaurant, a light, airy space with unrivalled views across the estate’s lakes and woodland, offering a casual menu.
The Stables Bar, offers a cosy environment with a short menu of strong, robust food served alongside locally sourced ales, ciders and wines; and The Beckwith, an elegant dining space with a weekly changing menu of fresh and seasonal flavours.
Heckfield Place will also feature The Bothy, a luxurious and serene spa due to open in 2016. The 16,000 square foot spa will offer guests a series of treatment rooms, a movement studio, relaxation terrace, gymnasium and fitness courtyard all catering to every need. The Bothy will accompany the three intimate spa suites located within the
Heckfield Place will provide guests with the opportunity to reconnect with themselves, nature, great food and like-minded people – a unique concept and an intuitive, honest and elegant addition to the UK’s luxury destination offering.