A beautiful Georgian family home lovingly restored to its historic origins, Heckfield Place
is at the heart of a bountiful 400-acre estate. Less than an hour from London the estate has been rewoven, connecting house and grounds in this secluded corner of Hampshire.
Resolutely natural, elegantly evolving, this is a living place centred on sustainability and a forward-thinking view on the relationship with the land. Each day, produce is picked fresh from the gardens and Home Farm and served in restaurants Marle and Hearth, under the stewardship of culinary director Skye Gyngell. It is a country haven with a progressive vision.
In the riches of the estate, Home Farm is central to Heckfield Place’s belief in sustainability and legacy. Each day it provides fruit, vegetables, honey and fresh flowers for the restaurants and rooms. The team encourages guests to discover the farm for themselves and to pick fresh ingredients to be prepared for their supper that night.
In the rooms, Heckfield’s grandeur quickly becomes intimate and familiar. Their individual character — from the Friends rooms to the spectacular Signature rooms — is written in the natural materials and craftsmanship found throughout, with six distinctive room types in the main house, off the corridors, and within the grounds. From the intimacy of the Moon Bar to the sanctuary of the Little Bothy Spa, to candle-lit evenings in the Dining Room and film nights in the Screening Room, the18th-Century House is still the beating heart of the estate.
The surrounding grounds are bound into the movement and rhythms of nature — from the Walled Gardens and lakes, to the woodlands with original arboretum planted by pioneering horticulturist William Walker Wildsmith, it is a living place committed to building a self-sustaining relationship between the house and the land. With fly-fishing on the River Whitewater, wild swimming in the lower lake and horse riding on the neighbouring Wellington estate, Heckfield Place is a place to unearth, reconnect and rediscover. Instagram: