Four Seasons Hampshire

Rural retreat
Former residence of Henry VIII, Dogmersfield House is set within a 500 acre estate, transformed into a rural retreat as Four Seasons Hampshire.

A series of proposed architectural additions to the existing Grade I listed hotel provided the impetus to improve several key external areas within the Grade I listed parkland & gardens. Key areas considered to be improved included the main entrance to the estate, entry drive and drop-off, and new restaurant gardens.

The masterplan proposals seek to embrace and integrate the existing veteran trees within the surrounding estate, to create a coherent arrival sequence and to provide enhanced views, vistas and orientation from the hotel.

A new entrance vestibule, restaurant and terrace will benefit from small, subtle landscape interventions such as mown rides/paths, swathes of bulb planting and wildflower meadows to create a memorable English country estate setting.
The approach to the landscape design references Edwardian planting species, reintroduces historical water bodies and respects heritage vistas as researched from the national archives at The British Museum, The British Library, and the V&A Drawings Collection.

Further design inspiration for the landscape enhancements was taken from the Anglo Saxon meaning of Dogmersfield - “The field by the lake where the water lilies grow.”

Four Seasons Hampshire


Gregory Park Holding Limited


11 Hectares


Concept to Planning Approval


Architect: ReardonSmith Architects
Interior Design: RPW, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Heritage: Catherine Bickmore Associates

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Four Seasons Hampshire