Not Just For The Athletes...

We are so excited to welcome Clinician Kate Airey to The Treatment Rooms at Middleton Lodge. This January, Kate will be introducing her sports massage therapies to The Treatment Rooms, as well as  instructing weekly Pilates sessions in The Old Forge Barn. We chatted to Kate to find out more about what to expect from her sports massage treatments. 

There is a common misconception that sports massage is just for athletes and those seriously into their sports, but do we really need to be fitness fanatics to require a sports massage?

“It couldn’t be further from the truth, a sports massage really does have benefits for everyone,” says Kate. “The sports massage treatments we will be offering at Middleton Lodge are finely tailored to embrace the specific needs of each individual client. As a clinician, I will advise each client and provide a home exercise plan that works alongside the massage to make sure they get optimum results.”

It might have been a long time since you kicked a football or picked up a tennis racket, but that doesn’t mean a regular sports massage wouldn’t have some significant benefits for your body. Regular massage can improve mind and body awareness and reduce certain pains related to postural imbalance, such as tension headaches and lower back pain. “Sports Massage can significantly reduce muscle tension, improve flexibility, and reduce stress levels and mood,” adds Kate.“Throughout our lives we often pick up bad habits in our posture and movement. This can be from driving, office based work, lack of movement and of course those inevitable effects of ageing. If you can relate to any of these, sports massage could be an incredible addition to your life.”

And what about those pesky rumours about a sports massages being slightly uncomfortable, sometimes even painful? Kate explains “Every massage is tailored to each client’s tolerance. Those areas of tenderness will be treated with soft tissue techniques, which I would say could be ‘pleasantly painful’. For me, communication and feedback are essential, and again the massage release techniques are tailored finely to each client.”

Kate will be available from January for treatments, including Neck and Back, Legs and Full Body, available every Tuesday. To book your sports massage at The Treatment Rooms, speak to one of our therapists on 01325 377 977 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be available from January for treatments, including Neck and Back, Legs and Full Body, available every Tuesday. To book your sports massage at The Treatment Rooms, speak to one of our therapists on 01325 377 977 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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