One LAST Thing Heck­field place

Check into this cul­ture-packed gem in the Hamp­shire coun­try­side

Living Etc - - CONTENTS - WORDS / Pa­trick Hamil­ton Court­ney

check into this gor­geous coun­try pile to es­cape win­ter woes

Af­ter much an­tic­i­pa­tion, this gor­geous coun­try pile, owned by Hong Kong busi­ness­man Ger­ald Chan, has fi­nally thrown open its doors to ea­ger guests. Sit­u­ated in 400 acres of pas­toral land just an hour from Lon­don, the sus­tain­abil­ity-fo­cused ho­tel aims to lure pa­trons from the cap­i­tal by re­defin­ing the ex­pec­ta­tions and stan­dards of a coun­try house ho­tel. From the mod­ern Ben Thomp­son in­te­ri­ors that clev­erly blend re­laxed ru­ral liv­ing with clas­sic luxe style to the mas­ter­fully pared-back menus of chef Skye Gyn­gell, Heck­field Place has an ac­ces­si­ble glamour that puts vis­i­tors at ease in the grand sur­round­ings. To co­in­cide with the open­ing, Heck­field has cu­rated The Assem­bly – a year-long pro­gramme of cul­tural events guar­an­teed to be pop­u­lar with in­quir­ing minds. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude film screen­ings and work­shops with an eclec­tic group of in­dus­try in­sid­ers, in­clud­ing florist Kit­ten Grayson,

CNN’S Christiane Aman­pour and Skye Gyn­gell her­self. We can't think of a bet­ter spot to es­cape win­ter woes… heck­field­

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