Heckfield Place is to officially open its doors to the public on September, after a multi-million, six-year transformation project.
The launch of the house, gardens and home farm situated on the 400-acre estate in Hampshire will coincide with the launch of The Assembly at Heckfield Place, a year-long cultural programme for ‘curious minds’.
The property, owned by the Chan family is home to a total of 46 bedrooms, spread across the main house, ‘the corridors’ and a cottage in the grounds, as well as two restaurants, a private cinema and a Little Bothy spa.
Food and drink facilities include Marle, a restaurant that focuses on food ‘straight from the earth’, which are locally grown using bio-dynamic practices, and Hearth, a dining space centred round an open fire with a menu that showcases classic cooking methods and quality produce.
The F&B operation will be headed up by culinary director Skye Gyngell, with general manager Olivia Richli overseeing the whole property.
The two restaurants will be housed in the main building, alongside the Moon bar, 13 bedrooms, a 67-seater cinema and 1,200-bin wine cellar.
31 bedrooms will be housed in the upper and lower corridors, with a two-bedroom cottage situated within the estate grounds.
The Bothy Spa will feature treatments from the Wildsmith Skin natural range and be home to five treatment rooms, three studios and a steam and relaxation room.
The Assembly at Heckfield Place will feature screenings, speakers’ events and workshops and will also launch on September 1.
The likes of CNN Anchor Christiane Amanpour and Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet, are already confirmed to begin The Assembly’s calendar of events.