The 46-bedroom hotel is set within a lovingly restored Georgian home, located in 400 acres of secluded grounds. As well as providing a place for guests to enjoy a quiet stroll in the woods or a spot of boating on the lake, the estate encompasses walled gardens, a summer house, kitchen garden, greenhouses, a 500-tree orchard and even a farm, all of which will provide for Marle and Hearth, the two restaurants.
And what restaurants… with Skye Gyngell on board as culinary director, the food philosophy celebrates season and place, using locally, bio-dynamically grown produce, cooked simply. And an intimate bar and a private cinema promise that evenings don’t have to end when the last of the dessert plates have been licked clean.
An on-site spa, with five treatment rooms, steam and relaxation rooms and three studios completes the picture, making Heckfield Place the ultimate escape. General manager Olivia Richli says it best: “The house and grounds will offer an antidote to the modern world, where guests can connect with each other and to nature.”
Rooms rates start from £350 per night. For more details, see heckfieldplace.com