Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
First-time visitors can’t help but stand and stare at this exquisite country house, with its William and Mary symmetry and 20 acres of gardens and parkland. More
Good Hotel Guide Review
First-time visitors can’t help but stand and stare at this exquisite country house, with its William and Mary symmetry and 20 acres of gardens and parkland. Inside, elegant rooms with sash windows and wood panelling are furnished with sofas, paintings and glowing table lamps. It feels ‘gorgeous country house’ yet York is only a mile away; the racecourse is handily opposite. The house was given to the National Trust in 2008, yet it is not precious; there are newspapers to browse, open fires and a ‘really friendly, unstuffy’ atmosphere, with thoughtful service. Two cottages contain a small, slightly dated spa. Bedrooms, in the hall and converted outbuildings, are traditional country house with antiques, patterned wallpapers, blankets and eiderdowns. ‘Our courtyard room was small but well equipped.’ All have books, flowers, fruit and delicious home-made biscuits. Canapés are followed by ‘excellent food, imaginatively presented’ such as halibut with langoustine bouillabaisse, and chicken with spiced sweet potato. Breakfast offers freshly squeezed juice, leaf tea and cooked dishes such as poached haddock and a full grill. (Michael Lewis)
29. 17 in courtyard, 2 in cottage, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed Mon, Tues (light snacks available).
hall, drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, private dining rooms, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, terrace, 20-acre grounds, spa (indoor pool), EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
not under 6, extra bed £55.
by prior arrangement (no charge, welcome pack).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £245, singles from £160. À la carte 2-course £48, tasting menu £85. 1-night bookings refused at summer weekends.
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Health and Beauty Spa Break Special Offer
health, beauty & bubbly. 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. This pampering break includes: A chilled bottle of house Champagne to welcome you on arrival; Candlelit dinner in the award-winning restaurant with £62 allowance per person towards dinner food; Overnight accommodation in a Courtyard single, double or twin 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 £299 per person per night based on two people sharing a superior double/twin room located in the C18th Courtyard (single occupancy £329). Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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