Christmas in the country

Wrap up warm and spend Christmas in the countryside.

Christmas? We’re currently sat sipping cocktails in the courtyard so how can we even think about Christmas already?

Well, we’re ahead of the game: that’s right, we’ve got the parties planned, the food sorted and for the first time we’ve decided to open up the Main House, Coach House and country Farmhouse! You can imagine we needed the odd glass of mulled wine for some inspiration!

Whether there’s two or 22 of you there’s plenty of room for everyone… And if there is 22 we’d create a whatsapp group and get it all booked now, especially if it’s your turn to host! To us, Christmas is all about hibernating, long lazy lunches and constant warm cocoas! Oh and actually having time to read the book we got in our stocking…three years ago!

If you’re looking to escape to the country we’ve got the perfect place: set in 200 acres you’re free to roam the estate you can make the most of the peaceful surroundings - the only thing we can’t promise is snow! But if we cross our fingers now we may wake up to a scene from The Holiday, and then there’s snowman making (but I think we may be getting a little carried away).

Picture this, rocking up to a warm cosy house in the country, with frosty windows, crackling fires and homemade mince pies at the ready. You unload the car as the kids watch The Grinch and run a long hot bubble bath, filled with Noble Isle, Rubarb, Rubarb, bubbles.

All you need to remember is the kids presents and the rest is up to us! Our chefs will be busy cooking up a Christmas feast served throughout your stay, from yummy Christmas treats, to hearty Christmas lunches, think lots of cranberry sauce, lashings of gravy and the crispiest of pigs in blankets!

Not forgetting, midnight mass! Join us on Christmas Eve in the local church for pre-Christmas carols and celebrations… it wouldn’t feel like Chritsmas if we didn’t. Click here for more information.

 

An update from the Estate

It has been a tough week for everyone, and it is with sad hearts that we are announcing the temporary closure of our hotel & restaurant. We are not waiting for an order that falls too late, so we have taken the difficult decision to close the hotel in its entirety. Our upmost priority is to protect our loyal guests, the Middleton Lodge team, and our families at home. Unfortunately we are cancelling all bookings until 1st June 2020.

To be clear: we have had no suspected cases of COVID-19, either from our guests or our team. This is a heartbreaking decision, but it is one that we have made by choice, to keep you safe during this unprecedented time. Our last working day will be Saturday 21st March and we are in contact with all event organisers helping them to transfer dates. Our thoughts are with the NHS at this time of national crisis.


What about my booking?

If you have a booking of any kind (hotel, spa or restaurant) due to take place before 1st June 2020 we will be in touch with you personally via telephone or email. If you would consider rescheduling rather than completely cancelling your booking, that would mean so much to us as an independent hotel. We promise to do everything we can to deal with this situation as swiftly as we can.We are deeply sorry for the disappointment this causes; it has been a tough decision to make, but ultimately the right one. We respectfully request that you do not need to contact us about your booking at this time, unless directly requested to do so. Our lovely team are dealing with this as quickly as possible, and we don't want to overwhelm them, or slow the process for you. This is a huge ordeal for all of us, but with a level-head, we all will get through it. And we can't wait to welcome you back when we do.


Gift Vouchers

The redemption period will be extended to allow for this unplanned closure. If you would like to purchase a voucher please email the team via our contact page.


What Next?

Behind the scenes, our dedicated team will keep working diligently to ensure that we re-open in a way that is better than ever. You will be given the first opportunity to reschedule your stay and, when the time comes, we'll offer a safe, restful escape from this global ordeal.Please take care and stay safe. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support during this difficult time. We can't wait to welcome you back.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x