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Heckfield Place / Spartley & Partners

  • 14:00 - 6 December, 2018
Heckfield Place / Spartley & Partners
© Peter Cook
© Peter Cook

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hook RG27, United Kingdom
  • Interior Design

    BWT London
  • Lighting Design

    Lighting Design International
  • Area

    63000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Contractors

    Operis Construction, Goodman Hichens
  • Mechanical And Electrical Engineers

    Apex Core
  • Structural Engineers

    Clegg Associates
  • Civil Engineers

    Cole Easdon
  • Planning Consultants

    GL Hearn
  • Building Control

    Bureau Veritas
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Peter Cook
© Peter Cook

Text description provided by the architects. Once home to antiquarian Horace Walpole, ‘Heckfield Place’ has been judiciously re-crafted into an ‘effortlessly stylish' countryside hotel with beautiful bedrooms, as well as two restaurants, a private cinema, Little Bothy spa, wine cellar, gardens and Home Farm, centred on sustainability and biodynamic farming principles.

© Peter Cook
© Peter Cook
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
© Peter Cook
© Peter Cook

Spratley & Partners completed the dramatic transformation of the 430-acre site in Hampshire into the UK’s most eagerly anticipated, luxury hotel in 2018, after a significant programme of restoration works which began in 2009 for private investment company, Morningside Group.

Courtesy of Spratley & Partners
Courtesy of Spratley & Partners

Later, modern additions to the site, which was being used as a conference centre and wedding venue, were largely unsympathetic and not in-keeping with the original form and layout; the house was extended in the 1980s with a block of bedrooms and conference facilities which were small, basic and required substantial upgrading. The rooms in the listed building had also been subdivided, creating cramped spaces and disrupting the historical plan of the house.

Courtesy of Spratley & Partners
Courtesy of Spratley & Partners

After years of careful restoration and collaboration, this elegant, Grade II listed Georgian house and estate has been brought back to life and sensitively woven into its secluded landscape surroundings.

Heckfield Place / Spartley & Partners, Courtesy of Spratley & Partners
Courtesy of Spratley & Partners

“A lot of care has been taken; the attention to detail is extraordinary. The historic property and grounds have been lovingly restored and future-proofed and we have had the luxury of time to do this. You can feel this when you spend time at Heckfield Place – you can see it in the restored architectural details, the established, fruitful gardens, the complementary interior design – you can even taste it in the quality of the produce we grow, the flavour of which has been perfected over time.”
- General Manager, Olivia Richli

© Peter Cook
© Peter Cook

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Cite: "Heckfield Place / Spartley & Partners" 06 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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