A Hampshire establishment has been named as the 'Best positive-impact hotel' in the UK as part of The Times and The Sunday Times' Best Places to Stay list for 2023.

Heckfield Place near Hook won that accolade along with being included as one of the 100 best places to stay in the UK.

Overall the guide is split into eight regions, with The Times basing their ranking on the "essentials of comfort, great service and value, as well as personality and warmth".

Claire Irvin, Head of Travel at The Times and The Sunday Times, said of the list: “Best Places to Stay 2023 is a celebration of the incredible properties we have here on home soil and, most importantly, the hard-working teams that have made each one of them such a singular success.

"Our recommendations are not easily won and all 100 hotels in this year's list – particularly The Retreat at Elcot, our deserving overall winner – should be extremely proud of the guest experience they've created.”

Heckfield Place has won a lot of acclaims recently, having also been named as the third best boutique hotel in the UK for this year by William Reed.

On its website the hotel describes itself as a "Georgian family home lovingly restored from its classical origins" which stands on 400 acres of Hampshire landscape.

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Its gardens and dining options have received much praise, particularly the Marle restaurant.

Additionally, it is also home to a spa and a 280-bin wine cellar beneath the house.

The hotel has also been well-received on Tripadvisor, earning a score of 4.5/5 from 446 ratings of which 346 were put as 'Excellent'.

The Times and The Sunday Times Best Places to Stay list for 2023 can be found at their website here.