Heckfield Place unveils The Bothy by Wildsmith wellness space

Heckfield Place

The Waters

UK: The 45-room hotel Heckfield Place has introduced the brand new, 17,000 square-foot Bothy by Wildsmith wellness space.

The Bothy by Wildsmith is an evolution of The Little Bothy at Heckfield Place, and lies behind a secret door of the original walled gardens. It has been built with fossilised limestone floors and sink features, Hampshire bricks used as part of the original Bothy’s restoration, and features 29,434 hand-laid tiles. 

The new wellbeing space includes:

• Six treatment rooms

• The Waters – a chlorine-free indoor pool area which uses ionisation and natural minerals ions of copper, silver, zinc, aluminium and gold

• The Oak Terrace – featuring a sauna, steam room, a “temperature-and-mood-shifting” experiential shower, and a bucket shower with ice cold water 

• Two fitness rooms and a studio 

• The Sun Room – an indoor/outdoor space serving with a plant-based menu

• The Bothy Shop 

Skincare brand, Wildsmith Skin, is incorporated into all experiences and treatments. For example, Wildsmith Movements allows guests to explore the grounds with activities called Woodland Movement, Farm Fit, Forest Bathing and Cold Wild Water Immersion Therapy.

Reka Seres-Erdei, operations director at The Bothy, said: “The Bothy is the re-knitting of all parts of the estate – it represents the vision of accepting and living by the natural cycles of seasons, appreciating its simplicity and supporting the harmony in which it brings. Whether it be a mindful walk in the woods, breathing in the scents of nature during a treatment, taking an invigorating cold dip in the Lower Lake in wintertime or spending time in the market garden picking from the land’s bounty used to create Wildsmith Skin products and the daily offerings of tea – these are the rituals of The Bothy.”

Three hour sessions are recommended at The Bothy by Wildsmith, with bookings centred around dawn, noon and dusk. Phones and shoes are stored away upon arrival.

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