Heckfield Place – Life, Interrupted

An inspired 19th Century estate, Heckfield Place is the very latest in countryside lodgings, albeit fairly close to London, but far enough removed, residing amidst 400 glorious acres of secluded Hampshire grounds. Formal garden terraces and provocatively described ‘pleasure grounds’ truly feel like a private park. The epitome of Georgian excellence, gently evolving for over 250 years, the property consists of walled landscaped gardens, an organic farm and extensive woods. Dig out your wardrobe for country pursuits: wellies and tweeds and your herringbone woolen flat cap. Boots and slickers are available for guest use in the mudroom. Brilliant British countryside at is best, activities include farm and orchard tours, fly fishing, classes, cinema, horseback riding nearby, clay pigeon shooting. Discover the gardens and the hidden historic follies with one of the residential experts.

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Moon Bar, Heckfield Place

In addition to the gorgeous rooms, Heckfield Place serves destination-worthy bio-dynamic cuisine made with ingredients grown on its Home Farm. Add the Little Bothy Spa, the bucolic landscapes, and The Assembly’s cultural programming, and you have a getaway that invigorates mind, body and soul.

When the sun sets, follow me to the Moon Bar. Nestled in the center of the mansion, inspired by the lunar phases, Moon Bar Cocktails are unique to Heckfield in concept, presentation and most importantly in flavor. A unique list of handcrafted cocktails uses liquors, tinctures and infusions created with fresh ingredients from the Home Farm and gardens. The spirits range from exceptional classics to incredibly rare small batch discoveries. A pre-dinner cocktail is essential here or in one of the other comfy sitting rooms, really no request is denied for a snack, lunch tea or cocktail in all of the public rooms. Sipping bubbly under the enormous sparkling disco ball in the Moon Bar was truly magical. The ambience is unparalleled.

May I suggest a Peach Leaf Spritz?

Moon Bar, Heckfield Place

Immunity Boosting Cocktails
The Drinks’ Team at Heckfield Place has been busy conjuring up great cordials for these unprecedented times using ingredients that help boost your immunity to help protect from the coronavirus. There are many more ingredients that you can consider from green tea to elderberry.  
What you’ll need | Cordial:
• Lemon, Ginger, Turmeric Cordial 
• Sparkling Water 
• Build in Hi-Ball and Fill with Ice 
• Garnish with Three (3) Sticks of Fresh Ginger 
What you’ll need | Mocktail:
• 35 ml Golden Shrub (Ginger, Turmeric, Lemon Juice, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Black Pepper) 
• Top Up Chilled Still Water 
• Pour into a Nick & Nora Glass 
• Garnish with a Fresh Sage Leaf 

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Heckfield Place, Christmas Holidays

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!

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Main Dining room Heckfield Place

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.

Gorgeous Mood setting of the Moon Bar

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 aHeckfield’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.

Marle Restaurant- Farm to Table Heckfield Place
One of my favorite suites, Heckfield Place

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.

Who can resist a morning soak? Heckfield Place

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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.

Heckfield Place Screening Room

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!