Heckfield Place, Hampshire
Deep in the heart of Hampshire in southern England, sits a resplendent Georgian family home – now a luxury hotel, surrounded by 400 acres of ancient woodland, gardens and meadows.
Dating to the 1820s, Heckfield Place is bound to the rhythms of nature - a living monument, built to sustain the relationship between house and land. To the east, lies a tranquil lake of the deepest blue, with a backdrop of rolling hills and treetops framing the hotel. Gardens blossom with lavender, English roses and wisteria, and inside, suites are adorned with luxurious, tactile fabrics, vaulted ceilings and views of the hotel's biodynamic market gardens.
Those in the know, come to Heckfield Place for the food. Fresh, seasonal dishes crafted by culinary director Skye Gyngell and her team of chefs, each with an eye for perfection. The estate runs its own farm providing honey, herbs, fruit and vegetables for a root-to-table dining experience, and all of the restaurants at Heckfield Place - Marle, Hearth and Glass House, focus on local food which is responsibly grown. Chefs use a pared back cooking style to enhance the flavours and freshness of produce plucked straight from the earth.
Carefully curated menus evolve with each season, containing delights such as wild nettle risotto, monkfish served with jersey royals, fennel, saffron, tomato water and aioli and vanilla pot infused with strawberries, espresso caramel and sugared biscuits.