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This perfectly proportioned country retreat (on the Palladian estate of Middleton Lodge, a superb private house and wedding venue) is just about the coolest hotel in Yorkshire. Once a neglected estate, owners James and Rebecca Allison are conjuring it back to its former glory. There are now 29 bedrooms across the estate, a buzzing yet relaxed Coach House restaurant with an all-day menu, and superb treatment rooms. Another 11 bedrooms are on their way in the Dairy – expect stone barns, huge beds and metal indoor bathtubs.
They’ve also spent the last two years restoring the two acre Walled Garden. The Fig House (once the site of the estate greenhouse) is now styled in bottle greens, with church doors and garden antiques, creating a beautiful, unique venue. The latest addition is the Forge Restaurant, restored from the old barn, serving an ever-changing tasting menu picked straight from the estate. Think of Middleton Lodge as a sleeping beauty, which James and Rebecca are coaxing back to life.
Doubles from £170
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Our Walled Garden is the perfect spot for a morning walk, only open to hotel residents in the morning due to private events, the garden is a beautiful mixture of seasonal produce, relaxed blooms and landscaped gardens and pathways. Stunning throughout the different seasons, guests can also join us for one of our monthly guided garden tours hosted by the estate’s head gardener.
There are two restaurants on the 200 acre estate; The Coach house provides a laid back eating space with an all-day menu serving a variety of hearty dishes from fresh garden salads, light seasonal lunches and Mediterranean inspired chargrill dishes. The latest restaurant to open to the estate is Forge, with seasonality and sustainability at its heart. Head chef Gareth Rayner and his team forage in the woodlands and harvest in the Kitchen Garden daily for produce. Guests can choose from a five course or nine course tasting menu.
Take a visit to our Coach House shop, brimming with handpicked lifestyle products and homewares from our favourite independent brands. Learn a new skill during your stay, book a spot on one of our annual #MadeatMiddleton events; a yearly calendar of workshops and masterclasses from floristry, macramé, ceramics, to cookery, photography and wine tasting.
The Walled Garden has recently completely restoration, after being designed by RHS Chelsea Gold Winner and landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith.
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