Hampshire’s country pile
Tucked amid 400 acres of gardens and woodland 10 miles south of Reading, Heckfield Place will be a celebration of Englishness when it opens in March. The transformation of this 18th-century manor into a weekend retreat has been slow going, but the process will bear fruit in the form of 60 large rooms (as well as a 65-seat underground cinema). Guests can stroll in the grounds and dine on produce sourced from the estate’s farm. B&B doubles from £400 per night.
0118 932 6868; heckfieldplace.com