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Middleton Lodge Estate

Richmond, United Kingdom

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PROPERTY FEATURES

The Premises 

Overlooking North Yorkshire’s moors is Middleton Lodge Estate. Set on a private 200-acre estate amid livestock-sprinkled farmland, this boutique hotel, restaurant and bar is the charming honey-stoned little sister to the distinguished Georgian Palladian mansion. You can expect old-fashioned character with a bang-up-to-date approach to hospitality, all near the market town of Richmond.

Middleton Lodge Estate

Kneeton Lane Middleton Tyas Richmond, DL10 6NJUnited Kingdom

SMITH EXTRA

Compliments of the House 

A house cocktail for each guest

At the Hotel 

CHECK-OUT: 11am; earliest check-in, 3pm.
Rates include a continental breakfast; or you can pay extra for a cooked breakfast. Guests staying on a dinner, bed and breakfast rate are given a dinner allowance of £40 a person per night, excluding drinks.

FACILITIES

200 acres of grounds, treatment rooms, bikes to borrow, free WiFi. In rooms: Roberts Radios, flatscreen TV, mini fridge with free bottled water, tray of tea-making treats and Nespresso coffee machine, Noble Isle toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryer.

PACKING TIPS

Stout boots and waterproofs – you’re going to want to go walking, and the weather can be changeable. Don't worry about Wellies, you can borrow a pair of Barbours, but you may want to bring some Tupperware in which to bring back all those delicious Yorkshire cheeses.

CHILDREN

Welcome; it’s perfect for babies under one. Staff can supply foldaway cots and fold-down extra beds, a monitor and high chairs. Children over five are charged according to age.

ECO-FRIENDLY

If the food isn't grown within a few yards of the estate itself, it's locally sourced, seasonal and free-range. All the heat on the estate comes from their wood chip boiler, which uses renewable biomass to heat all the water for baths, showers, under-floor heating and radiators. Waste is recycled as compost for the gardens, and their own borehole produces mineral water for the estate (rain in the Yorkshire Dales is filtered through miles of limestone before being drawn up here).

SPA

Cornered in the Coach House, the two Treatment Rooms are a a delightful spot for a holistic time out. Eco-friendly Voya and Ren products are used in a range of signature mud masks, bespoke massages and facials, alongside seaweed wraps, and lavender and peppermint-scented sugar scrubs. There are special treatments for mums-to-be, too.

ALSO

The Coach House is wheelchair-accessible and one bedroom has been adapted for mobility-impaired guests.
Middleton Lodge Estate was built in 1780 by the architect John Carr for a local mining clan and it has remained a family home ever since, purchased by the Allisons in 1980. It is a textbook example of a Georgian estate which owners slash husband and wife duo James and Rebecca have spent the best part of a decade lovingly restoring.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Guests staying on a dinner bed and breakfast rate will get a dinner allowance of £40 a person each night excluding drinks. Continental breakfast is included in rates, guests can pay extra for a cooked breakfast.

Rooms 

All have their own charm, character and exposed timber beams – most have freestanding roll-top baths and king-sized beds. The Hayloft rooms are up a narrow old stone staircase and have fabulous views over the courtyard and paddock. The Garden Rooms have their own mini outdoor seating areas. The ground-floor Tack Room is the most spacious. Taking inspiration from the blue-and-white pottery found in the nearby woods, it has a plush linen sofa opposite your own wood-burning stove.

Food & Drink 

Unforgettable Features 

The beating heart of this boutique hotel is its restaurant. The modern British menu is strictly seasonal and showcases the best of Yorkshire’s plentiful produce – much comes from this very estate. Head chef Jake Jones eschews fussiness for flavour and great-quality ingredients with menus that change daily; if something catches his eye that morning, it will be on a plate by lunch. Breakfast is a delicious Continental spread. Breakfast is a tasty Continental spread of homemade pastries, granolas and locally sourced yoghurts, while lunches range from light bites to hearty. Outdoor tables are available too, and those who prefer alfresco dining can settle themselves by the fire beneath a stretch tent.

Liquid Bliss 

There’s no need to leave your city-slicker cravings at home. The espresso martini and kir royale No 2 are some of the classic drinks with a quirky twist from in-house mixologists, who are passionate about experimenting with new flavours. An eye-catching wine list has been created by the estate sommelier and there's a range of craft ales to boot.
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Experience the Extraordinary 

This is one heck of a county to explore. Wander the woodlands of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and reach for your ordnance survey maps to ramble through rickety gates on your own adventures. For awe-inspiring, 360-degree views of the North Yorkshire Moors – and, on a clear day, out as far as Teeside and the Yorkshire Dales – clamber up to the summit of Roseberry Topping, just east of Helmsley. Closer to home, the 100-foot-high tower at Richmond Castle promises impressive views over Swaledale. This English Heritage attraction is also interesting historically – it’s the oldest stone Norman castle in England, built by William the Conqueror’s cousin. Mais oui. Richmond itself is the nearest market town and well worth a stroll around – but you’re best off skipping the pubs. Even though there seem to be lots, the best places to eat at are mostly out in the sticks. A great circuit on foot is from Richmond up to another English Heritage site, Easby Abbey, which is an easy-to-amble three-quarters of a mile downstream on the banks of the Swale. The ruins are hauntingly atmospheric, and even though so much has collapsed since it was built in the 12th century and long since condemned by Henry VIII, it makes compelling viewing. A good trail to follow is that in the footsteps of Richmond’s legendary disappearing drummer boy. Masham is a must-visit market town, not just because it rather impressively boasts three breweries, but because it is also charmingly timeless, with old-fashioned shops such as the tiny traditional bakers and butchers. Beer lovers, get thee to Theakston’s HQ (best known for its Old Peculiar Ale), and sample some of the brown stuff at the Victorian-era Black Bull in Paradise, plus poke your nose around the Black Sheep Brewery – the offshoot from a Theakston descendent. For an amazing drive through the Dales, head to Hawes, the main town in Upper Wensleydale. When you are there, go to Hardraw Force, an incredible waterfall. Also try Aysgarth Falls – both had starring roles in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. If you’ve got whippersnappers in tow, be sure to book tickets for Forbidden Corner – it’s a sprawling eccentric maze well worth the trip to Tupgill Park for anyone with boys and girls to exercise. Self-dubbed ‘Strangest Place in the World’ it’s an antidote to the plastic and commercialisation of Disney, and its kooky walled gardens and fantastical grottoes are great fun to get lost in.

Transportation 

A 15-minute drive south-west from Darlington in County Durham, Middleton Lodge Estate is a shorter drive from North Yorkshire’s historic town of Richmond.

Planes 

Durham Tees Valley airport (www.durhamteesvalleyairport.com) is only 20 minutes away; Newcastle International Airport (www.newcastleairport.com) is a 45-minute drive.

Trains 

Darlington is only eight miles away, and connects to London, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Newcastle, York, Durham. Northern Rail Lines (www.northernrail.org) can take you from York into the North Yorkshire Moors or the Yorkshire Dales.

Automobiles 

Don’t be deceived by the rural idyll: you’re only a mile from the A1, which means you’re poised to hit the M1 with ease. Cars are essential if you want to really poke your nose around North Yorkshire properly.

Other 

If you’re coming by chopper (get you!), you need to set your helicopter to coordinates 54.456744 N, -1.658978 W.

Location

Kneeton Lane Middleton Tyas Richmond, DL10 6NJUnited Kingdom

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