Heckfield Place – Hook, Hampshire

By CTH Editors

1 year ago

Like the water lilies on its two lakes that unfurl in the afternoon sun, this country house hotel has elegantly blossomed into life. You can swim wild, picnic in the woods and wander around the hotel’s own certified biodynamic market garden and organic farm. Inside, there’s a sense of warmth and homeliness, with lime plaster walls in natural colours, linens, English oak floors, handcrafted furniture and matting woven from sweet-smelling River Ouse rush. Heckfield Place, once home to Charles Shaw-Lefevre, who was Speaker of the House of Commons in the 19th century, is artistic (fine 20th century English pictures from the owner’s private collection), literary (a library of interesting books in the Morning Room and bedrooms) and entertaining (The Assembly is a curated programme of films and events). There’s also The Bothy by Wildsmith, the new 17,000 square foot home of wellbeing, and the delicious cooking of celebrated chef Skye Gyngell at the Green Michelin-starred Marle and open-fired Hearth restaurants, where you can taste their fresh and seasonal estate grown ingredients. As for the bedrooms, they are simply lovely and include six distinctive and original room types.

Doubles from £550

+44 (0)118 932 6868; heckfieldplace.com

Bedroom in Heckfield Place

How You Could Own Five Holiday Homes For The Price Of One

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Introducing August, The Better Way To Own Holiday Homes

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Cotswolds, Premium Home

How Does It Work?

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Outdoor dining in Provence

Provence, South of France, Signature Collection

Why It Makes Sense

Full Ownership

Not only will you get to holiday in these five gorgeous houses, but every family or individual has collective ownership. This is an equity purchase, with real ownership, transparency and control.

More For Your Money

With shares starting from €365,000, you can part-own over €7,500,000 of prime real estate for a fraction of the cost. Plus, with five destinations at your disposal, you’re not restricted to just one property to call your second home.


August takes all of the hassle out of holiday home ownership, managing the purchase, maintenance and management of every home, including everything from housekeeping to gardening, cleaning the pool filter to paying the bills. If you’ve been put off holiday home ownership due to language barriers, unfamiliar legal and administrative processes, a lack of market expertise or simply not being in the area for viewings, August is the perfect antidote, allowing you to simply show up after all the hard work has been done, lie back and enjoy your dream property.


With a wealth of experienced interior designers underpinning the collection, your five properties are carefully renovated and designed to expertly blend home comforts with modern technology. Welcome home.

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Here Are The Homes You Could Own With August

Ready to take a look at the gorgeous properties already owned by the August community? August has a collection for every lifestyle, including multigenerational properties the whole family can enjoy. You will have the opportunity to own up to five properties grouped into one of four collections. And if you can’t decide which community suits you best, why not join two?

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How To Join August

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