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.
29. 17 in courtyard, 2 in cottage, 1 suite suitable for disabled.
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.
not under 6.
allowed in garden suites and cottage only, by prior arrangement.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £132–£539, D,B&B from £218. 6-course tasting menu £75, à la carte £60.
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Autumn/Winter Early Bird Special Offer
Autumn/Winter Early Birds: To obtain up to 20% discount off the published rates or for the best available rates guaranteed, please reserve your accommodation directly on www.middlethorpe.com or by telephoning 01904 641241.
Please quote ‘The Good Hotel Guide’ and you will receive a complimentary National Trust published handbook about the fascinating history of the Hall.