House & Grounds
A country haven, sculpted over centuries by ancient heather, woodland, gardens and meadows. Heckfield place is both tamed and gently wild.
At the heart of the Estate, the Georgian grandeur of the House quickly becomes intimate and familiar; its rooms and spaces re-imagined with an unmistakably contemporary feel. From the cosy Moon Bar to gatherings in the Assembly room, this is a place in which to re-connect and re-discover.
The journey to today
From 18th Century origins to a 21st Century hotel, Heckfield Place has been gently evolving for over 250 years. Designer Ben Thompson’s elegant interiors honour the history of this magnificent house, as the estate looks to the future in establishing a sustainable legacy.
From the spectacular Signature rooms to the intimate and perfectly formed Guest rooms, each bedroom within the House is distinctive and characterful in its own right. A blend of historic charm and understated contemporary style, our bedrooms are a place to feel instantly at home in.
Drinking & Dining
Each day, the freshest produce is drawn from Home Farm and our gardens to be simply prepared and served in Heckfield’s restaurants. From Marle restaurant to fireside cooking at Hearth, our menus are directed by Skye Gyngell with dishes and drinks inspired by seasonal produce.
Open to both residents and outside visitors, the screening room offers a curated programme of films, from current releases and documentaries to live screenings and film festivals, as well as being available for private events.
The grounds are bound into the movement and rhythms of nature — from the rising of the sun in the east to its setting in the west, from the passing of the seasons to the richness of the soil. It is a living place committed to building a self-sustaining relationship between the house and the land.
Lakes & gardens
Intimate in scale, the gardens are integral to the estate. Since the late 18th century, each generation has made their own mark on what is grown here. East of the house, Heckfield’s upper and lower lakes are perfect for a quiet stroll, a spot of boating or a cooling midsummer swim for more adventurous guests.
Walled gardens & sun house
Open to the sun, sheltered from the breeze, the Walled Gardens offer seclusion in the quiet calm of nature. Set within its walls, the Sun House is a functioning part of the gardens and can be transformed into an extraordinary venue for private dining.
Woodland & follies
Walking through the ancient heathers and woodlands, the landscape is punctuated by trees planted in the 18th century by pioneering horticulturalist William Wildsmith. Within the gardens, the ivy clad outline of the old sun house, lost to nature’s steady growth, provides a reminder of the estate’s historic origins.
As they tend each day to an eclectic range of plants and flowers our team of gardeners and horticulturalists are always on hand to answer questions about their work, or to help find and prepare a unique bouquet - to dress a room or for the supper table.
In the riches of our Hampshire landscape, our Home farm is central to our belief in sustainability and legacy. Each day it provides fruit, vegetables, honey and fresh flowers for the restaurants and rooms. We encourage guests to discover the farm for themselves and to pick fresh ingredients to be prepared for their supper.
The Little Bothy
Offering restorative treatments and exclusive products from the Wildsmith Skin natural skincare range, The Little Bothy Spa is the perfect place to work out and unwind. Guests have access to five treatment rooms, three studios for personal training, yoga and pilates and a movement studio from the lifestyle specialists at Bodyism.