The Clocks Go Back Soon…

On Saturday 28 October to be exact!

By Jo Foster from Kiss The Moon

Good news, you’d think, in that we get an extra hour in bed. Of course, we do get that lovely extra hour in bed, but then the tricky bit starts on Sunday evening when we may not feel sleepy at our usual bedtime. And by the middle of the week, our natural sleep rhythms are likely to be knocked a little out of sync. It’s a bit like giving our bodies a mini dose of jet lag.

Here are some clever tips how to handle the time change without it messing up our sleep patterns and causing sleep loss.  

EASE INTO THE TIME CHANGE 

Make sure your bedtime routine is a nice relaxing one – we’re thinking, gentle music, low lighting and a nice relaxing soak in the bath with some soothing essential oils and salts added to help you de-stress and relax muscles. (Our DREAM Bedtime Bath Salts available from The Coach House Shop are perfect for this as they contain a cocktail of natural goodies including sleep-inducing lavender oil, mood-brightening bergamot, relaxing cedarwood and skin-soothing chamomile.)

GET LIGHT SMART 

Light regulates sleepiness levels. Clocks going back mean lighter mornings (for a while anyway). That is good news as waking up should be easier. Throw open those curtains on waking to take advantage. Take a walk, where possible. When we stay at The Coach House, we love the Woodland Walk around the estate, 3.5km of pure wildlife and nature.

HAVE A PLAN B TO HAND 

For nights when you struggle to drop off, or wake midway through the night and struggled to get back to sleep, have something by your bedside to help you. Our After Dark Balms work a treat for this – soothing essential oils mixed with a lovely-to-the-touch blend of shea butter and white tea seed oil.  

STAY POSITIVE

Our sense of smell has an amazing power to change our mood, so if you are feeling a bit blue as the winter draws in, try our GLOW After Dark Face Oil. It contains a mood-brightening mix of orange, geranium, myrrh and litsea oil (an old Chinese remedy).

Sleep Beautifully

All Kiss The Moon products are available from The Coach House Shop. Or why not try a Kiss the Moon massage at The Treatment Room at Middleton Lodge.

An update from the Estate

Dear Friends & Family,
As part of our staged reopening on Thursday 23rd July, Middleton Lodge Estate will be implementing “contactless stays” in line with government social distancing guidelines.


It is looking absolutely beautiful here at the moment, and it’s a shame that we can’t allow you here yet - but by July it promises to be even better. We have space, we have fresh air, and sky, we have great food, the gardens are teaming with produce, we have gorgeous bedrooms to rest your weary heads in. We will be opening our restaurant (for residents only) at a safe distance - al fresco fine dining in a sprawling setting.


What is a contactless stay?

We have spent a lot of time thinking about how we can do this. Luckily one thing we have here in abundance is space - most of our bedrooms have their own private entrances straight into the gardens, so nobody will have to have to walk through communal areas.

Guests will be guided remotely through booking and check in prior to arrival. On arrival, all guests will have a temperature check at the new gatehouse, and be directed via a map to their private rooms. Each has it’s own private entrance and views of the gardens or parkland setting. Unwind in one of our fabulous roll top baths, with signature Noble Isle amenities proudly made in the British Isles. Order dinner in your room, or head over to our stretch tent in the Coach House courtyard for alfresco estate to plate at a distance. You might not see much of our staff, but rest assured they will be there, and available to help with anything that you might need.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, upgrades are available for rooms with hot tubs and wood burning stoves…

The great outdoors remains firmly open, and guests will have access to a selection of walking routes around the 200 acre estate and beyond. We also have our utterly beautiful Walled Gardens to explore (and are begging to be painted for any creative types - don’t forget your watercolours and easel!)

Click here to book now or you can buy as a voucher for a loved one to redeem later.


Our Mission

The Covid-19 outbreak continues to be a testing time for everyone, and we are delighted to be able to invite people back to our estate to share our beautiful Yorkshire countryside at a safe distance. The safety of all our staff and guests is paramount, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that people can come and feel safe and relaxed here.


Gift Vouchers

If you know someone who needs to get away from it all we do have vouchers available. You can boost the experience with dinner for two or a bottle of something delicious on arrival. Look out for special offers too on longer stays.


As always, Middleton Lodge Estate adheres to strict hygiene and safety guidelines. In addition to these we are taking extra precautions to limit interaction between staff and guests. We are also boosting deep cleaning practices. Though out of sight, the team will be available to assist guests with anything they might need during their stay via our new messaging service.

It should go without saying, but we do ask that any guests with any symptoms that could be attributable to Covid-19, or who may have been recently exposed to not come to the Estate. We also ask that you follow government guidelines for social distancing while you are here.

Thank you for your support during this difficult time, we have been so heartened with so many lovely messages from you all! We can’t wait to welcome you back.

Please take care and stay safe.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x