Fancy a Heckfield Winter Escape? Christmas in a glorious Manor Home just outside of London, although I’m not big on snow or cold weather, cocooning at Heckfield Place sounds divine! I loved my stay, the property is abound with blazing fireplaces, soft snuggly sofas and massive armchairs in quiet corners for catching up on your latest book. Pass by the enormous puzzle table and add a few pieces to the group puzzle. This 250 year old Georgian House is waiting to become a home full of celebration and good cheer!
By the day: December 21,22 Celebrate the Winter Solstice on this beautiful estate. Explore 438 acres with walks and movement classes, let your children join the magic of Mud & Guts adventures and the Heckfield Tree Hunt. Into the evening, follow the light – guests will wind their way by candlelight to watch the moon and stars with Sirius Astronomy’s Paul Hill. Luxuriate with beautiful Cocktail shaking in the Moon Bar, Christmas tea and nog, festive movies each day. The Moon Bar is gorgeous, the perfect spot for a tipple, see my individual post from my visit.
December 23 Christmas festivities continue with Estate Walks and Movement Walks and classes, Christmas tea and Christmas movies as usual.
December 24 Christmas Eve Ho ho hoof… Meet Father Christmas and his reindeer in the afternoon, before a cozy Christmas tea in the Drawing Room. Carol singers make a grand entrance in the Hall, followed by a delicious dinner in famed Marle restaurant. Run by chef Skye Gyngell. Previously the Michelin-starred chef at Petersham Nurseries, Gyngell then went on to open Spring in Somerset House before overseeing the menu and kitchen at Heckfield’s Marle. Take a candlelit walk through their Winter Wonderland to find the Minstrel. Midnight mass in Heckfield church for those who wish. During the day, enjoy activities from yoga and cycling to wildlife walks. Christmas stockings for those who are good…
December 25 Christmas Day Traditional and cozy, join in for a heart-warming family time and delicious food. All gather in the Hall for a glass of Champagne before feasting on a beautiful lunch in Marle. The afternoon includes Christmas cake and traditional scrumptious mince pies in the House with games and charades by the fireplace. Round off the evening with a festive movie in the Dolby Atmos Screening Room. Activities available as usual in the morning — and later, for those who are still hungry, there is Supper in the cozy charming Hearth. The puzzle table is always a tempting spot.
December 27,28, 29, 30 Between Christmas and New Year, join us for a range of Heckfield estate activities and movement classes, movies and delicious mouthwatering meals.
December 28, join us for our Annual Puppet Show.
December 31 New Year’s Eve 2019 Sumptuous Six-course Dinner in Marle, followed by joyful Music and a Party in the House and the Moon Bar. Look skyward to mark the end of 2019: enjoy Heckfield Place’s celebratory fireworks.
January 04 The last of the Christmas period, come a-wassailing with us. Join a Traditional Musical Troupe to encourage an abundant harvest in the winter Orchards, walking from the House down to the Home Farm.
We hope you will join Heckfield Place for a traditional Season of Joy and Celebrate in style, ring me for reservations!