The Middleton Lodge Estate

Richmond, Yorkshire

The good life just gets better at this tranquil retreat in 200 acres of Georgian parkland, with rooms in the Coach House and beautifully styled hideaways. More

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The good life just gets better at this tranquil retreat in 200 acres of Georgian parkland, with rooms in the coach house and beautifully styled hideaways. James and Rebecca Allison are creating an evolving arcadia around their Palladian mansion. ‘It’s a very special place,’ says a devotee. Sensitively restored outbuildings are the acme of rustic chic. The Doghouse, in the orchard, overlooking a wild-flower meadow, has French doors to a patio. The Head Gardener’s Cottage, with timber-panelled walls, super-king bed and wood-burning stove, opens on to the vast, prolific kitchen garden. Dairy hot-tub rooms have a private garden, a bath and walk-in shower, Roberts radio and espresso machine. In the restaurant and outside, an estate-to-plate menu features dishes from land, sea and garden, with inventive plant-based options. Our reader enjoyed ‘delicious bramble mocktails; a beautiful crab starter, full of intense flavours, helped along by a bowl of fries; gorgeous chocolate mousse’. Gourmet restaurant, Forge, with new head chef, Jake Jones, and head pastry chef, Antony Johnson, serves a nine-course tasting-menu with optional wine pairing, Thursday to Sunday evenings. Vegan and vegetarian menus are available on request. The Forest Spa is being restored, and Middleton Lodge is available for private hire. (P and PT)

Hotel details


Kneeton Lane
Middleton Tyas
DL10 6NJ


01325 377977


52. In coach house and other buildings, including 16 rooms in main house for exclusive hire only, several on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lounge, bar, snug, 
2 restaurants, in-room TV (Sky), function rooms, civil wedding licence, treatment rooms, EV charging, courtyard, 200-acre gardens and grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in public areas.


all ages welcomed, under-5s free, extra bed £30.


allowed in 1 bedroom (£30 per night), and courtyard.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £200, singles from £175. À la carte £37. Forge restaurant £125 per person; wine pairing £95.

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Comments about The Middleton Lodge Estate

Glorious setting with huge trees and white flowers. Friendly staff and excellent food. Our room was up steep stairs and not too well designed but we saw a lovely, spacious ground-floor suite. Beautiful walled garden and good woodland walk. - CR - May 2018
A lovely hotel with cheerful staff. Our spacious room had a wood-burning stove and a large bathroom. Delicious dinner. - PM - January 2018

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