Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

York, Yorkshire

Overlooking the racecourse and surrounded by gardens and parkland, this gem of a William and Mary house with its ‘stunning exterior’ feels deeply rural yet is just over a mile from York. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Overlooking the racecourse and surrounded by gardens and parkland, this gem of a William and Mary house with its ‘stunning exterior’ feels deeply rural yet is just over a mile from York. Staying here is ‘absolutely super’ according to one guest and, with its grand drawing room and library, and wood-panelled dining room, it feels like a minor stately home – indeed, it was given to the National Trust in 2008. Bedrooms, split between the main hall and converted stable block and cottages, are country house in style with antiques, patterned wallpapers, blankets and eiderdowns. Everything is top quality, including the fresh flowers, fruit and home-made biscuits. Canapés before dinner are taken in the drawing room, with its ‘deep sofas, and roaring fire’. The meal itself is a four-course affair of Modern British dishes – crab ravioli with sea vegetables, perhaps, or beef fillet with oxtail bonbons and rounded off with Yorkshire rhubarb with parkin and stem ginger. Breakfast offers ‘excellent 
molten scrambled egg, freshly squeezed juice 
and leaf tea’. A pampering stay. (Richard Morgan-Price, and others). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain.

Hotel details

Address

Bishopthorpe Road
York
Yorkshire
YO23 2GB
England

Telephone

01904 641241

Bedrooms

29. 17 in courtyard, 2 in cottage, 1 suite suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

hall, drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, bar, 2 private dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 20-acre grounds, spa (10 by 6 metre indoor swimming pool), public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 6.

Dogs

allowed in garden suites and cottage only, by prior arrangement.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £132–£539, D,B&B from £218. 6-course tasting menu £75, à la carte £60.

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Special offers

£109 per person per night Special Offer

Stay on one or more nights and enjoy the very special rate from £109 per person per night (based on two people sharing, from £142.50 for a single occupancy room) to include £45 allowance per person towards dinner food in our award winning restaurant, overnight accommodation in a standard double or twin room in the courtyard, early morning tea delivered to the room, Full Yorkshire breakfast served in the dining room, use of the Middlethorpe Spa facilities, complimentary overnight parking and VAT. A supplement will apply for upgrades to superior and deluxe rooms, suites and four poster bedrooms. Subject to availability, non-commissionable and can be withdrawn at short notice. Available Sunday to Thursday. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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