Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

York, Yorkshire

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)

Hotel details

Address

Bishopthorpe Road
York
Yorkshire
YO23 2GB
England

Telephone

01904 641241

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon, Tues (light snacks available).

Facilities

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.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 6, extra bed £55.

Dogs

by prior arrangement (no charge, welcome pack).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

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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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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