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Put a ring on it...

As the nights begin to darken, the fires constantly crackle, and we start spending our cosy evenings snuggled up on the sofa with our loved ones, drinking endless mugs off piping hot coca (or in our case something stronger) our thoughts turn to families and festivities.

To us, Christmas is all about spending lots of quality time with our loved ones. It’s also the time that we see those all-important perfect proposals take place, - could there be a more romantic time of year to ask that all important question?

If you’re looking to pop the question this year but you’re not sure where to start, have a glimpse at our guide below:


The Ring

The line-up:

  • Family sentimental number
  • The one they’ve been hinting about
  • The rock only (let them design it later)
  • The classic solitaire diamond ring


The Destination (The Estate, of course)

The line-up:

  • A weekend away in the country (probably best if you keep the whole thing a secret, we can help you with that)
  • The most romantic dinner (a cosy candlelit corner of the Coach House)
  • The walk in the woodland – Just the two of you surrounded by the Yorkshire countryside.
  • The unexpected Christmas Eve question (We’re talking a seasonal supper, lots of Christmas cocktails and a last-minute surprise in the Kitchen Garden…)
  • The very best Christmas morning…Wake up early, walk off any nerves, grab two glasses of fizz from the Coach House before getting down on one knee
  • Our Choice? We love carols in the Kitchen Garden, surrounded by the soft notes of the singers, the roaring firepits and chilly winter air…


The Celebration

The line-up:

  • A boozy knees up at the bar!
  • A big engagement party in the Fig House! (or cellar bar)
  • Call in the gang- get everyone together and celebrate ‘til the early hours
  • Table for two- how about a super romantic supper and sleepover? (We’re sold)

Browse from our ideas above and if any take your fancy giving us a heads up and we’ll do all we can to make your plan run as smooth as we can and help with the celebrations (of course!). But don’t worry our lips are sealed.

If you’d like to get in touch, please click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email or call us on 01325377977.

Merry Christmas (& good luck) x



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