Fall in Love with York staying at National Trust Middlethorpe Hall
27 Jun 2017
- York is one of the UK’s most romantic cities
Middlethorpe Hall is the only country house hotel in the City of York and it is the ideal home-from-home to explore this romantic, historic city.
York is a city built for exploring on foot and visitors soon fall in love with the city’s charms including:
- York Minster – did any building in Britain ever inspire such feelings from the heart as this Gothic masterpiece?
- 13th-century defensive walls (the longest and best preserved in England), explore the narrow streets, gothic cathedrals and bookshops specialising in antiquarian books.
- Countless antique jewellery dealers, such as The Antiques Centre on Stonegate or Bradley’s Jewellers on Low Petergate.
- Chocolate! Nothing says, “I love you” like a box of chocolates. York has a history of chocolate making. Nestlé (formerly Rowntrees) and Terry’s chocolate factories grew up here.
- York Art Gallery – Come for the most extensive and representative collection of British Studio Ceramics. Originally opened in 1879 and reopened after a recent £8 million transformation.
Standing in over 20 acres of its own award-winning gardens in York, the glorious William and Mary house, Middlethorpe Hall, was the former home of the famous 18th century diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montague. This National Trust hotel is the ideal hotel to fall in love with and guests can be romantically inspired by:
- Exploring a special tree trail around the grounds of the Historic House Hotel, with a copy of their ‘Discover Middlethorpe Hall – A brief history and some trees of interest’ Guide and Map, to identify 14 prize specimens, perfect for a couple.
- Taking afternoon tea, the traditionally English ceremony which takes place in one of the grand public rooms of the historic hall or on warm, sunny days on the terrace.
- Enjoying time in the boutique spa at Middlethorpe Hall with its blue-tiled pool and sauna, the perfect place to relax and recharge. The spa offers a selection of treatments with NEOM Luxury Organics and Decleor.
- Dining at Middlethorpe Hall’s 60 cover restaurant overseen by Head Chef Ashley Binder. The classically panelled dining room provides the perfect setting for the British food with both traditional and contemporary touches for which the hotel has been awarded two AA Rosettes.
- Spending time in the individually designed bedrooms, all with their own distinct story and stunning views of the gardens.
If visitors are thinking of proposing there are many places around the hotel perfect for a romantic proposal, all surrounded by breathtaking collections of antiques and art. Middlethorpe Hall is also a wonderful destination for weddings of all sizes.
Middlethorpe Hall are able to offer a variety of wedding packages from the smaller, more intimate wedding party using the Yellow Room overlooking the south lawns to a Civil Ceremony in the Barlow Room, followed by wedding breakfast in the Grill Room. The imaginatively restored 18th century Barlow Room, situated fifty yards from the main house, is licensed for marriage ceremonies and is capable of hosting up to 56 people. The 18th century Dovecote located in the gardens or the South Terrace is the perfect setting for drink receptions (weather permitting). The Grill Room which has its own private sitting room is the ideal venue for wedding breakfasts and receptions and is also licensed for marriage ceremonies. Middlethorpe Hall are able to accommodate a maximum of 56 seated guests for your wedding breakfast, and up to 60 for a stand up fork buffet. If guests require music during the ceremony and wedding breakfast, this can be arranged. Please note that dancing and discos are only available for guests that have exclusive use of the Hall.
Fall in love with Middlethorpe Hall and York, the birthplace of W.H. Auden, one of the most quoted 20th century poets in the world on the subject of love.
www.middlethorpe.com Middlethorpe Hall, York, Yorkshire, YO23 2GB, Tel: +44 (1904) 641241
B&B priced from £199.00 per night based on two sharing