Bishopthorpe Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 2GB
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Bishopthorpe Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 2GB
Built in 1699, Middlethorpe Hall (now part of the National Trust) is an impressive William III country house close to York city and set in 20 acres of award-winning gardens and parkland alongside York Race Course. The Hall has been expertly restored, and the magnificent reception rooms have been decorated with antiques and fine paintings consistent with the period of the house. The oak paneled dining room overlooks sweeping lawns and ha-ha, offering a menu that is quite irresistible. Rooms in the main house and C18th Courtyard are decorated with classical flair and come with fresh flowers, homemade biscuits and fluffy dressing gowns. The Hall was donated to the National Trust in September 2008.
Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa also has a Spa, Wedding Venue and Restaurant:
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"Strictly speaking, Middlethorpe Hall is a William and Mary house and not Georgian at all given that it was completed in 1702, the last year of William III’s reign. George of Hanover would not arrive as King of Great Britain until 1714 but this house has all the qualities of an early Georgian home and none of the baroque excesses of William and Mary’s favourite architect, Sir Christopher Wren. The house was built for Thomas Barlow, a prosperous master cutler who bought the Middlethorpe estate outside York in a bid to establish himself as a country gentleman. He sited his mansion right next to the main road, rather than at the end of a long drive, as if keen that as many people as possible would witness his wealth. When Thomas and his son went on the Grand Tour in 1712 they let the house to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who had just eloped with her husband but would go on to be an eminent Georgian woman of letters. Today visitors to Middlethorpe can enjoy the very sensible and comfortable dimensions of Middlethorpe, either staying in the main house or in the former stable block."
"“Tis a very pretty place”, said Lady Mary Wortley Montague back in 1713 – a description that still befits this impressive romantic manor house situated close York City Centre. The upstairs sitting room is perfect for small intimate ceremonies followed by a reception in the elegant Yellow Room overlooking the rolling lawns; whilst the majestic oak staircase is one any bride would cherish descending."
"Middlethorpe is one of the National Trust’s Yorkshire gems. For those who love William and Mary architecture this house, built in 1699, cannot be bettered. It was designed for Thomas Barlow, a wealthy Sheffield industrialist and is furnished today with eighteenth-century antiques and chequered marble floors. Ask for one of the ten rooms in the house itself for the full heritage experience."
Information on Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa , Bishopthorpe Road , York
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 4 Single, 17 Twin/Double, 8 Suite
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children over 6 welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (permitted in Cottage or Garden Suites)
Romantic Details: gorgeous four-poster rooms overlooking the south lawn
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: no disabled loos on the ground floor of the historic hall
Accreditation: AA 4 Red Stars, AA 2 Rosettes, double winner Visit York 'Restaurant of the Year' and 'Hotel of the Year', 2013. Yorkshire in Bloom, Gold Award category Best 2011
CD player, direct dial telephone, DVD player, Flat screen TV, Satellite channels, Free Wi-Fi internet access, Modem point, Heating control in-room, 24 hour room service, tea & coffee making facilities on request, Hairdryer, Luxury toiletries, trouser press
20 acres of gardens & parkland including a working walled garden, a rose garden, a Ha-ha and a lake, 3 beauty treatment rooms, Health & Beauty Spa, Indoor swimming pool, whirlpool bath, Sauna, Steam room, Gymnasium, Library, grand drawing room, National Trust property with oak-panelled dining rooms, Available for wedding receptions, Civil ceremonies, Air conditioned conference facilities, For up to 56 delegates, Private dining
Events such as wine tasting, classical recitals, themed evening, food & wine pairing, cooking demonstrations, RHS garden tours. Library
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Croquet lawn, Bike riding, Garden tours, walking
Golf course (3 miles), Tennis court (1 mile)
|Local directions:||Take the A64 off the A1 near Tadcaster, follow signs to York West for 14 miles and take the A1036 exit, then continue towards the racecourse at Bishopthorpe. Middlethorpe Hall is on the right before the racecourse.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
York (1.5 miles)
Leeds Bradford (25 miles) (45 mins) , Manchester International (62 miles) (1 hour, 20 mins)
York (2 miles)
Pride of Britain
Review of Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Posted Alistair MCustomer stayed Jan 2015by
I am thoroughly impressed by the service I received at Middlethorpe hall. Staying there for two nights just wasn't long enough. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious; I wish I'd had time to taste all the dishes. The chefs provided an innovative and a reliably delicious menu (especially the soufle). The grounds were beautiful, I just wish it had been warm enough to spend more time in the gardens. Fortunately the house is lovely so we could relax in front of a fire and enjoy the surroundings. I hope to return soon and recommended it to anyone.
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