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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

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