Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

York, Yorkshire

Arrive at this William and Mary house, with its lovely facade and 20 acres of gardens and parkland, and you’d think you were deep in the country; York, however, is just over a mile away. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Arrive at this William and Mary house, with its lovely facade and 20 acres of gardens and parkland, and you’d think you were deep in the country – York, however, is just over a mile away. (The racecourse is handily opposite.) Step inside to elegant rooms of shuttered sash windows and wood-panelling, furnished with deep sofas, paintings and glowing table lamps. The house was given to the National Trust in 2008, but it’s not precious; there are newspapers to browse, and fires generously stoked, plus a charming, slightly dated spa in converted cottages. Bedrooms, split between the main hall and converted stable block and cottages, are traditional country house with antiques, patterned wallpapers, blankets and eiderdowns. Bathrooms are small but ‘spotless’. After canapés and drinks in the vast drawing room, dine on Modern British dishes such as chicken with spiced plum, or sea bream with scallop and sea aster. Breakfast offers freshly squeezed juice and cooked dishes such as poached haddock and a full grill.

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

Background music

none.

Children

not under 6, extra bed £55.

Dogs

allowed in garden suites and cottage, by prior arrangement (no charge).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £230, singles from £155. Tasting menu £85, à la carte 3-course £60. 1-night bookings refused summer weekends.

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Special offers

Health and Beauty Spa Break Special Offer

HEALTH & BEAUTY SPA BREAK. From only £269 per person per night based on two people sharing a superior double/twin room located in the C18th Courtyard (single occupancy £299). This very special break is available Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, subject to availability. The hotel recommends that treatment times (and any additional treatments) are booked when the hotel reservation is made to avoid disappointment. Your break includes: A chilled bottle of house Champagne to welcome you on arrival; Two-course candlelit dinner in the award-winning restaurant (£52 allowance per person towards dinner food); Overnight accommodation in a superior room; Full Yorkshire breakfast served in the dining room; Complimentary parking; Use of Middlethorpe Spa facilities; An 80-minute spa treatment of your choice.
From only £269 per person per night based on two people sharing a superior double/twin room located in the C18th Courtyard (single occupancy £299). Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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