NEWS
Spratley & Partners transforms Heckfield Place into luxury country hotel
POSTED 05 Dec 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
It has been important to create a subtle balance between the more public areas of the hotel, and private, retreat-like spaces
– Sarah Tassell, director at Spratley & Partners
Architecture firm Spratley & Partners has completed a multi-million-pound renovation on the historic Heckfield Place estate, in Hampshire, UK.

Formerly a conference centre and wedding venue - and home to Horace Walpole, the 4th Earl of Orford in the 18th century - the Grade II listed Georgian house has been transformed into a lavish country hotel.

It boasts 38 bedrooms, six Signature rooms and one two-bedroom cottage, each designed to provide intimate and familiar environments for guests to relax in. It also hosts two restaurants, a private cinema, the Little Bothy spa, a wine cellar, gardens and a farm.

Responsible for the restoration of the building, Spratley & Partners made substantial upgrades to the internal structure, transforming the cramped rooms into open spaces. The firm also designed and built extensive facilities, sympathetic to the original design, and re-imagined the use of the grounds.

Additions included a structural glass link separating the manor house from the restaurant, as well as new basement area - home to the 67-seat cinema - constructed below the driveway and accessed via a sweeping stone staircase with bronze balustrades and Cotswold rubble stone walls.

Spratley & Partners was also tasked with demolishing and rebuilding previous alterations to the site, including an extension from the 80s involving a block of basic bedroom and conference facilities.

In addition, the firm created six different room-types for the hotel, each designed to make the most of the architectural quirks of the building and with the end user experience in mind.

The interiors were designed by Ben Thompson, a young protégé of Ilse Crawford, who combined a calming palette of muted greys, greens and blues with natural timber floors, bare brickwork and lime plaster walls to give the hotel a rustic feel.

Sarah Tassell, director at Spratley & Partners, said: "After an extensive programme of works, the team is very excited to see the beautiful Heckfield Place welcome its first guests."

"As well as the sensitive restoration of the historic manor house, we have made a number of well-considered interventions to allow for a greater range of private rooms and amenity spaces in which visitors can truly indulge.

"It has been important to create a subtle balance between the more public areas of the hotel, and private, retreat-like spaces, and we believe, working closely with the interior designer and operating team, that the results are a success."

Future plans for the hotel include the addition of a new spa, The Bothy, which is expected to open next year. Currently being built on the grounds, the spa will feature five treatment rooms, as well as a steam room, relaxation rooms and three training studios, offering personal training, yoga, pilates and ballet sessions.

Spa consultant Rosamond Freeman-Attwood was responsible for crafting the treatment menu, which will use products inspired by the grounds at Heckfield Place from Wildsmith Skin.
Interiors were designed by Ben Thompson, who previously worked for Ilse Crawford Credit: Heckfield Place
The estate previously served as a wedding venue and conference centre Credit: Heckfield Place
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Spa Business - Spratley & Partners transforms Heckfield Place into luxury country hotel...
18 Dec 2018 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

05 Dec 2018

Spratley & Partners transforms Heckfield Place into luxury country hotel
BY Lauren Heath-Jones

Heckfield Place was previously home to Horace Walpole the 4th Earl of Orford

Heckfield Place was previously home to Horace Walpole the 4th Earl of Orford
photo: Peter Cook

Architecture firm Spratley & Partners has completed a multi-million-pound renovation on the historic Heckfield Place estate, in Hampshire, UK.

Formerly a conference centre and wedding venue - and home to Horace Walpole, the 4th Earl of Orford in the 18th century - the Grade II listed Georgian house has been transformed into a lavish country hotel.

It boasts 38 bedrooms, six Signature rooms and one two-bedroom cottage, each designed to provide intimate and familiar environments for guests to relax in. It also hosts two restaurants, a private cinema, the Little Bothy spa, a wine cellar, gardens and a farm.

Responsible for the restoration of the building, Spratley & Partners made substantial upgrades to the internal structure, transforming the cramped rooms into open spaces. The firm also designed and built extensive facilities, sympathetic to the original design, and re-imagined the use of the grounds.

Additions included a structural glass link separating the manor house from the restaurant, as well as new basement area - home to the 67-seat cinema - constructed below the driveway and accessed via a sweeping stone staircase with bronze balustrades and Cotswold rubble stone walls.

Spratley & Partners was also tasked with demolishing and rebuilding previous alterations to the site, including an extension from the 80s involving a block of basic bedroom and conference facilities.

In addition, the firm created six different room-types for the hotel, each designed to make the most of the architectural quirks of the building and with the end user experience in mind.

The interiors were designed by Ben Thompson, a young protégé of Ilse Crawford, who combined a calming palette of muted greys, greens and blues with natural timber floors, bare brickwork and lime plaster walls to give the hotel a rustic feel.

Sarah Tassell, director at Spratley & Partners, said: "After an extensive programme of works, the team is very excited to see the beautiful Heckfield Place welcome its first guests."

"As well as the sensitive restoration of the historic manor house, we have made a number of well-considered interventions to allow for a greater range of private rooms and amenity spaces in which visitors can truly indulge.

"It has been important to create a subtle balance between the more public areas of the hotel, and private, retreat-like spaces, and we believe, working closely with the interior designer and operating team, that the results are a success."

Future plans for the hotel include the addition of a new spa, The Bothy, which is expected to open next year. Currently being built on the grounds, the spa will feature five treatment rooms, as well as a steam room, relaxation rooms and three training studios, offering personal training, yoga, pilates and ballet sessions.

Spa consultant Rosamond Freeman-Attwood was responsible for crafting the treatment menu, which will use products inspired by the grounds at Heckfield Place from Wildsmith Skin.



Connect with
Spa Business
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Balance Holidays launches combining wellness retreats with five-star hotel experiences
Balance Holidays launches combining wellness retreats with five-star hotel experiences   18 Dec 2018

A new company specialising in wellness holidays has opened its doors, combining the experience of a wellness retreat with that of a five-star hotel. .... more>>
Plans for floating eco-resort and spa in Yorkshire given the go-ahead
Plans for floating eco-resort and spa in Yorkshire given the go-ahead   18 Dec 2018

Municipal officials have greenlit plans to build Tyram Lakes – an eco-friendly wellness resort in South Yorkshire, UK. Designed by British firm .... more>>
Fourth Well Hotels to open in Thailand in 2019
Fourth Well Hotels to open in Thailand in 2019   17 Dec 2018

Thailand-based Well Hotels & Resorts will manage a new upscale lifestyle boutique property, Phratamnak Well Resort Pattaya, which is set to open in .... more>>
LVMH to acquire Belmond
LVMH to acquire Belmond   14 Dec 2018

Luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will acquire Belmond Ltd – which owns, operates or manages 46 hotels, restaurants, train and river .... more>>
Jumeirah Group launches coastal wellness resort in Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah Group launches coastal wellness resort in Abu Dhabi   14 Dec 2018

Global luxury hotelier Jumeirah Group has opened doors on the Saadiyat Island Resort – a seaside wellness getaway located in Abu Dhabi. Created by .... more>>
Company profile


Booker by MINDBODY

Booker by Mindbody is an all-in-one management solution to run and grow your spa. Booker gives you access to a powerful tool that will help you promote your business and retain customers.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Christina Cosmeceuticals celebrates Illustrious skin whitening system

Christina Cosmeceuticals celebrates Illustrious skin whitening system

Illustrious is an in-salon treatment that effectively uses four different techniques to de-pigment and whiten the skin, as well as ensure optimal melanin management. More>>




in this issue

• Third of children live sedentary lived
• Victus Soul opens first studio in London
• Brutalist building to reopen as luxury hotel



Spa jobs




Reception Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Belgravia, London, UK
Company: The Lanesborough
Healthy Lifestyle Referral Specialist
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Thornbury, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
Senior Spa Therapist
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Company: The Calcot Collection
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




15 Jan 2019

Prospects 2019

Expedia HQ, London, United Kingdom


15-17 Jan 2019

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,



Spa Business magazine 2018 issue 4
Spa Business
2018 issue 4

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: Living Earth Crafts
Living Earth Crafts has distinguished itself with furniture for the spa industry that combines high design with seamless functionality. Brian Paris gives us insight into the company’s stylish new introductions More>>
  Editor’s letter: Home sweet home
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>


Spa Business magazine 2018 issue 3

Spa Business
2018 issue 3

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: The Madison Collection
The Madison Collection is committed to creating high-quality hotel and spa linens while at the same time protecting the environment, promoting workplace wellness and supporting clean water rights. Owner Charmaine T Lang and Gilad Lang, vice president of business development, tell us more More>>
  Promotional feature: Terres d’Afrique
Luxury ethical spa brand Terres d’Afrique has seen rapid expansion in its first years of business. CEO and co-founder Stephan Helary explains how the company has now transitioned to creating bespoke spa experiences from concept to completion More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd