Middlethorpe Hall is situated in 20 acres of gardens alongside York Racecourse and just 2 miles from York Minster. Built in 1699, this impressive William III country house has magnificent reception rooms filled with antiques and fine paintings, with views over sweeping lawns and ha-ha. Beautifully appointed bedrooms in the main house and C18th Courtyard provide every modern.
What makes a stay at Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa unique?
This historic hotel offers a quintessential country house experience with a warm welcome and the highest standards of hospitality. Behind the distinguished hotel façade are sweeping lawns and ha-ha, alongside which are interlinking walled gardens leading through to landscaped parkland with specimen trees and a lake. Guests love the calm and elegant atmosphere that offers the ideal setting to enjoy times of relaxation and celebration, whether staying in the hotel, dining in the restaurant or celebrating a special occasion. Opposite the main house is a delightful health and beauty Spa tucked away in its own private garden, its cottage façade belying a large swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms offering holistic and beauty therapies.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa?
Middlethorpe Hall has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites in the main house, some with four-poster beds,16 bedrooms and suites in the adjacent 18th-century Courtyard, and 3 cottage suites. All rooms are decorated in a classical style offering all modern conveniences, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, bathrobes and Floris toiletries. Twin rooms can be made available upon request.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the York area?
There is much to see and do in the City of York and surrounds so steeped in history. Guests can join a walking tour to include the City Walls, Clifford's Tower, Stonegate and The Shambles. There is also the Jorvik Viking Centre, famous York Minster, York Railway Museum, and many National Trust properties in and around the City. Further afield there is Castle Howard, a magnificent stately home featured in many films and TV series, and a trip across the North York Moors National Park to Whitby for famous fish'n'chips. Guests are welcome to browse the leaflets at reception, or get helpful advice from the Reception staff.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
A delicious Yorkshire breakfast is served in the oak-paneled dining room and guests can choose from a menu of freshly cooked to order dishes, or help themselves to a continental option. The restaurant has been awarded AA 2 Rosettes and the Head Chef sources only the best local produce and seasonal fruit and vegetables grown in the gardens at Middlethorpe for his creative menus. Guests love the traditional afternoon tea served each day and can be taken in the drawing-room, library or on warmer days outdoors on the sunny terrace. The Spa offers light snacks in the Club Room. Further afield York has a wide range of restaurants, pubs and cafes to choose from.
Middlethorpe Hall & Spa is now owned by National Trust, having been donated in 2008 to ensure its long term future and protection from inappropriate development. Every visit benefits the Trust with all profits being used by National Trust for their projects.