What Makes This Luxurious Countryside Hotel Heckfield Place So Cozy?

Heckfield Place arrived on my radar nearly one year ago, soon after we toured what would become our new home (a Georgian on three acres in the country). A quick online search revealed its inspiring interior design and English countryside landscape (400+ acres!). The charming 18th-century restored manor home in Hampshire, England received a redesign by Ben Thompson a couple of years ago. What Makes This Luxurious Countryside Hotel Heckfield Place So Cozy? As you’ll see, its guest rooms and dining spaces are traditional, timeless, and bespoke yet oh so cozy! Let’s explore the elements in the mix.

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bedroom with restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #interiordesign

English Country Cozy Inside Heckfield Place in Hampshire

An 18th-century country house, Heckfield Place was renovated to create 44 guest suites, two restaurants (Marle and Hearth), spa facilities and an underground cinema.

Exterior of Heckfield Place (Hampshire, England) is an 18th-Century Georgian manor.
What Makes This Luxurious Countryside Hotel Heckfield Place So Cozy?

At the heart of a 430-acre estate, it boasts a farm producing natural produce and flowers for guests.

Exterior of Heckfield Place (Hampshire, England) is an 18th-Century Georgian manor.

It’s easy to see why this getaway would appeal to royals!

Exterior of Heckfield Place (Hampshire, England) is an 18th-Century Georgian manor.

At the same time, the hotel is by no means trying to be a palace. Here’s how the hotel self-identifies:

“Resolutely natural, elegantly evolving, we are a beautiful piece of English history that redefines the idea of a hotel. All just an hour from London.”

Interior Design by Ben Thompson

Moon Bar at Heckfield Place is painted in midnight blue and features a disco ball and mirrored bar. #bars #englishcountry

Ben Thompson (bwt) describes his aesthetic as one encompassing:

understated elegance,

effortless design,

and lightness of impact.

Moon Bar at Heckfield Place is painted in midnight blue and features a disco ball and mirrored bar. #bars #englishcountry

His work is distinguished by context and mood, not just architecture and interior design.

That is, it “subtly speaks of the people and places at the core of the projects.”

Drawing room with ornate moldings and chandelier at Heckfield Place in Hampshire, England.

Certainly the soothing, serene, nature-derived color story plays a strong role in the resultant COZY factor at Heckfield.

Moody Natural Paint Colors: Hanford+Green

While these paint and trim colors are likely custom, we do know the paint hails from Hanford+Green.

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bedroom with restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #interiordesign
What Makes This Luxurious Countryside Hotel Heckfield Place So Cozy?

Don’t you love those muddy paint colors difficult to pin down like the one above? Is it gray-green? Mink?

Rustic wood bar and marble shelves at Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England), a cozy luxurious hotel on 400 acres of English countryside - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #englishcountrystyle

What a gorgeously cozy country house bath! Would you ever suspect this is a hotel interior? When can I check in!?!

Luxurious Hotel With a Country House Feel

The natural textures in guest rooms also play starring roles in this manor house’s story.

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bedroom with restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #interiordesign

Rush, seagrass, jute, and woven everything feels so appropriate and contributes to the relaxing country atmosphere.

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bedroom with restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #interiordesign

Looking for ideas to inject cozy charm into your own spaces at home? Look no further than the Shaker peg rails and hooks you’ll see at the hotel.

English country style board and batten moulding and hooks with natural woven basket, corn dolly, and hot water bottle at Heckfield Place in Hampshire, England.

Wouldn’t a hot water bottle cover and totes to borrow be thoughtful additions to any guest bedroom?

Bespoke & Timeless Design Inside Heckfield Place

Some of the guest suites at Heckfield Place are spacious, while others are snug. Seeing this sliding barn door below gave me pause as I would never have thought to add one inside a traditional Georgian home!

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bedroom with restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #interiordesign

Yet the paint color unifies all of the architectural elements in the space! Maybe I will do something similar at home (btw, clearly I can add modern elements since it isn’t as if our 30 year old home is historic like this hotel!).

I adore the light touch the interior design makes in a cozy space like this dining area:

Fanciful dried floral chandelier above long oval dining table at Heckfield Place in Hampshire England. #hotels #heckfieldplace

Dramatic, warm, and inviting yet without pretense or overbaked decorating.

Modern Mixed With Traditional English Country Style

The art collection throughout Heckfield Place is beyond impressive. I want this David Spiller piece with the 1963 pop song lyric in our home!

David Spiller painting 'All My Loving" at Heckfield Place - an English countryside luxury hotel in a restored 18th century Georgian manor. #heckfieldplace #modernart

And there are all sorts of sexy moments throughout the hotel. I might call this moment below “daylight sexy.”

Rustic wood bar and marble shelves at Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England), a cozy luxurious hotel on 400 acres of English countryside - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #englishcountrystyle

I mean. Cozy spaces can be truly sexy (I’m lookin’ at YOU, marble wrapped counters and shelves).

Rustic wood bar and marble shelves at Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England), a cozy luxurious hotel on 400 acres of English countryside - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #englishcountrystyle

Cozy Rustic Organic Materials

What an impact fresh flowers, live plants, and organic touches everywhere will make in a space!

Sunny dining area at Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England), a cozy luxurious hotel on 400 acres of English countryside - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #bistrodining

I can imagine a long lunch in this sunny space!

Sunny dining area at Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England), a cozy luxurious hotel on 400 acres of English countryside - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #bistrodining

Juxtaposition of Marble & Wood for Cozy Character

It’s such an elegant, understated, sophisticated mix here. Rugged brick plays off of smooth warm wood and cool marble. Each texture elevates the other, and the contrasting tension is so sensually pleasing.

Rustic wood bar and marble shelves at Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England), a cozy luxurious hotel on 400 acres of English countryside - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #englishcountrystyle

Isn’t the gold leafed lamp shade beautiful too?

Heckfield Place rustic decor in a bar dining area - design by Ben Thompson. #modernfarmhouse

I am reminded of the beauty of natural, aged pots and their power to add a layer of imperfect wild beauty to the mix.

Quiet Sophistication in a Hampshire, England Hotel Gem

There’s a quiet contemplative nature to these cozy designs, and it is calming to simply behold images of these rooms.

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bedroom with restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #interiordesign

Imagine the serenity in person!?!

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bath with tub featuring restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #bathroomdesign

If your style happens to be “warm hug and warm mug of deliciousness,” this flavor of English country style is likely vibing for you.

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bedroom with restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #interiordesign

I feel inspired in fresh ways!

Heckfield Place (Hampsire, England) cozy yet luxurious bath with tub featuring restful natural moody colors and English countryside charm - design by Ben Thompson. #heckfieldplace #bathroomdesign

See more photos HERE and HERE, and enjoy more English country inspiration HERE.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
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