HECKFIELD.

Heckfield Place is a stunning Georgian family home lovingly restored from its classical origins and rewoven into a luxury 38 room country style hotel standing on 400 acres of secluded Hampshire landscape.

Only 28 miles from Farnborough, and with charging stations on arrival, it was the perfect choice for a short drive to visit the house, farm and gardens on a sunny Spring day. For those coming from further afield that require a charge en route, simply download the MyBMW App and you can find plenty of superchargers along your journey.

Heckfield - Produce

Each day, guided by the biodynamic calendar, the on-site farmers and gardeners are busy all year round, sowing seeds, planting fresh vegetables and fruits, rearing local animals, as well as harvesting honey and flowers by hand. We spent a good few hours wandering around the gardens and woodlands - enjoying the 25 degree British weather - whilst tasting herbs, strawberries, broad beans, peas and courgettes under the guidance of head gardener David.

At Heckfield Place, the food programme is overseen by talented chef Skye Gyngell - championing the very best tasting seasonal ingredients, which are locally sourced and responsibly grown. She is also known for no-fuss approach to cooking at her award winning restaurant Spring, at Somerset House - with a focus on minimal waste and zero use of plastics.

Our meal started with beautiful hand made pasta, made with eggs from the farm, filled with cheese made on site and beautiful tomatoes freshly picked from the garden. Bread and butter is also made on site. Seasonal vegetables, meats and seafood are grilled over fire, and desserts included a perfectly set panna cotta made with cream from the farm’s dairy cows and fresh strawberries and elderflowers picked the same morning. A fragrant apricot and almond tart with creme fraiche is devoured within seconds.

Rooms are beautifully designed, with an eclectic mix of books and walls adorned by art from the owner’s private collection. Fresh and dried flowers from the garden form the centrepiece of each room. With views of the lake and gardens, guests can enjoy peaceful strolls to discover the estate, and guided walks of the home farm, gardens and woodlands.

For those staying overnight, relax in a roll top bath with views over the estate, or book a treatment or massage in the spa. Breakfast is a feast of dishes, including honeycomb yogurt with granola or homemade sausages and Heckfield mustard served with freshly made bread and butter.

Afternoon tea includes cakes and scones, baked by the talented pastry team - served with jams, honey and fruit - all grown and made on site. Heckfield Place is the perfect place to escape the city and refresh the mind and senses.

Heckfield

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Fuel economy and CO2 results for the BMW i3 range: Mpg (l/100km) not applicable. CO2 emissions: 0 g/km. Electric energy consumption (combined) 16.5 -15.3 kWh/100Km / [3.8 - 4.1 miles/kWh]. Electric range 173.4 -190.8 miles. These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The BMW i3 and i3s 120Ah is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures. The electric range shown was achieved using the new test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures.  These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.