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

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