Highlight on Middlethorpe Hall in York
Middlethorpe Hall is a 17th-century country house standing in 20 acres of grounds in Middlethorpe, York, North Yorkshire, England. It is currently used as a hotel.
It’s a symmetrical red brick and stone house built in 1699 and since 2008 has been owned by The National Trust.
Perfect for Celebrations
What a way to treat yourself for a special occasion! Are you getting ideas for your next birthday, wedding anniversary or Christmas vacation? I was here for my birthday and I especially enjoyed the peace that this environment offers. You can read more about it on their website here. York is only a 10-minute cab ride away, where I loved exploring the iconic “Shambles”. Middlethorpe reminded me a lot of another gorgeous hotel I’ve stayed at…. in Bath – click here to read about it and plan your own vacation!
Fun Facts About Middlethorpe Hall
- The gardens have been extensively restored and replanted.
- There are many specimen trees, including a Cedar al Lebanon on the main lawn, a mature Red Oak in the Spring Garden, and a Turkey Oak all of which remain from the original garden.
- The enchanting walled kitchen garden produces apples, pears, plums, peaches and greengages, all of which are used by the Chef to create wonderful puddings.
- Decorated in the manner of the 18th Century and furnished with antiques and fine paintings, so that its look and ambiance is that of a well-kept, well-furnished private manor house
- Middlethorpe Hall was built for Thomas Barlow, a prosperous master cutler who bought the Middlethorpe estate in 1698 as a bid to establish himself as a country gentleman.
- It was once the home of the famous diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
- Influenced indirectly by the architecture of Sir Christopher Wren, especially his Hampton Court of the 1690’s
- In September 2008 HISTORIC HOUSE HOTELS LTD and all its interests in MIDDLETHORPE HALL, HARTWELL HOUSE and BODYSGALLEN HALL, became the property of the NATIONAL TRUST, by donation, with all profits benefiting the charity.
- Middlethorpe Hall is a perfect William and Mary country house built in 1699-1701
- The hotel is a wedding venue also
How do you get there?
From London the journey time is under two hours, Edinburgh is only two and a half hours away and there are direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West.
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