Tis the season …




This Christmas, instead of the usual last minute rushes and supermarket stresses, why not put your feet up, tuck into some hearty feasts and snuggle up in our 18th century Georgian country mansion? We’re opening the estate to guests for the first time ever, so you can experience a true Christmas in the countryside and let us worry about the rest.

Arrive on Christmas eve to a festive afternoon tea waiting for you (and few glasses of mulled wine). Once the family is checked in, how about does a long soak in the tub sound? Glass of fizz in the bath did you say? Don’t mind if I do…

Spend the afternoon as you please, and in the evening, we’ll be walking to the Village Church for Midnight Mass. On your return, we’ll have hot coco and something a little stronger for the grown ups waiting by the fire.

On Christmas morning, we’ll be serving a true Yorkshire breakfast in the dining room, with plenty of fizz – this is December 25th after all. Once the last gift has been opened, your Christmas lunch will be ready. Using the estate’s family recipes, you and the family can tuck into a winter feast – just don’t forget the lashings of gravy and heaps of pigs-in-blankets (we’re not counting).

Once lunch comes to an end, how does an evening playing board games by the fire sound?

Boxing Day is all yours, you can get wrapped up for a brisk morning walk or treat yourself to a massage. Our suggestion? A good old book and a glass of red by the fire.

So, this Christmas, forgot about trying please everyone (and his dog), and make it all about you and your family, with a truly magical trip to the countryside. All that’s left to do now is click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book or call us on 01325377977.


P.S. We’re dreaming of a white Christmas so don’t forget to wrap up warm and fetch your wellington boots!



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