What We Love
- A romantic room at a beautiful country estate in northern England, with breakfast The estate-to-plate ethos in the Coach House restaurant
- Enjoying a lovely breakfast each morning – fueling you up for a day outdoors
- Relaxing in a roll-top bath, listening to the melody of woodland birds
What To Know
- Guestrooms are split between the Georgian Coach House and the restored Farmhouse
- You can arrange for a lesson in clay pigeon shooting
- This is a popular wedding venue
Set in the glorious 200-acre estate of Middleton Lodge in North Yorkshire, the Farmhouse is a characterful little building with only five bedrooms inside. Cosy and modern in design, you’ll find a plush hotel vibe and plenty of quirky original features making you feel at home in no time. The Coach House is a beautiful, much larger converted building with stylish interiors and roll-top baths tucked away in beautiful bedrooms.
When you’re not relaxing indoors, explore the splendid Middleton Lodge estate with its woodland walk, or why not hire one of the hotel’s vintage bicycles. Elsewhere on the estate, you’ll find treatment rooms situated in the nearby Coach House, with its flower- and herb-filled courtyard gardens.
Throw yourself into the many country pursuits on offer – a stroll through the woods, or a spot of clay shooting. After a walk around the country estate, you’ll have a good appetite for The Coach House Restaurant’s modern British dishes, which are inspired by the Yorkshire countryside, with real ales and carefully crafted cocktails in the snug hotel bar.
How to Get There
I very much enjoyed our stay here. Our room was spacious and comfortable, lovely bathtub too. The service was helpful. And most importantly, the food was very good and reasonably priced. I also liked the fact that we did not have to have a set menu and can eat just a la carte. The hotel is surrounded by lovely rolling hills but if you just want a short stroll you can just do the circuit on the grounds. It is a decent walk- took us 30 minutes. I would have liked to rent bikes but we were not staying long enough; next time.
We first came to Middleton Lodge back in July 2017 when we were travelling all of the country to find our perfect wedding venue. The setting was just beautiful and we popped into reception to discuss what options they had available for a wedding. There was a wedding on in the main house that weekend so couldn’t look inside and had read about the numbers etc. Our concern was that we wanted the gorgeous Georgian style but didn’t want to compromise and end up with a wedding in the marquee due to numbers. We were so lucky that we got talking to Emma and Julie who told us all about the upcoming Fig House/Kitchen Gardens! We saw it when it was covered in scaffolding so it was hard to visualise exactly how it was going to look but the Kitchen Gardens were stunning and all of the rest of the Estate so so stylishly done we knew we had to take the risk! We came back a few months later to their first open day with the Fig House and already in a short space of time is was really taking shape. We paid and secured there and then!
The next 11 months of planning was great fun but we couldn’t have done it without the help of the Wedding & Events Manager - Anna Russell. She was just amazing!
We both work long hours in London and she would go out of her way to make our wedding meetings as easy as possible to do with conference calls and regular catch ups on emails to eliminate us having to travelling up and down to Yorkshire. She gave us so much guidance and advice of what to do and great tips to make the weekend the best it possibly could be. I think Anna quickly understood how important it was for me to have all the little details and how organised I was with the wedding prep. She happily took on using my decorations spreadsheet and decorated the rooms ahead of us coming. They looked beautiful! Absolutely faultless! She obviously has done this for years, has lots of experience and is a huge asset to this company being as successful as it has been and should be. I am so glad we chose ML and got the best person possible!!
We opted to have a 2 day celebration on the Estate: checked in on Friday and hired out the Old Forge Barn for a Pre Wedding Dinner and then had the ceremony in the Forge Barn and rest of the wedding day in the Fig House/Kitchen Gardens.
The food on every visit, tasting, our pre wedding dinner and our wedding day has been fantastic - all credit to the Chefs! They even held back food and kept it warm after several guests for stuck in the nightmare traffic of a bank holiday weekend. We had a whole long list of dietary requirements and they catered to everyone perfectly.
The accommodation in the Farm House, Dovecote, Potting Shed and Coach House has been carefully styled and looked after by a great housekeeping team.
The bar staff were so lovely and personable - lots of comments from the guests about how good they were. Especially Kayleigh & Tom!
Reception were just amazing with every call, email and question we had. Charlotte was such a pleasure to deal with!
We were so grateful for the recommended suppliers list as we weren’t local and had to rely on the web and good recommendations to source all of our suppliers. We ended up with several of the ML’s choices;
Band - Purple Supper Club
Cake - Sweet Charlotte Cakes (Adele)
Flowers - Wedding & Events Floral Design (Jane)
Lights - Coco Luminaire
The weekend absolutely flew by and we wish we could do it all over again!!!
We can’t wait to come back for our 1 year anniversary to celebrate and see all the new exciting bits you have planned.
Lots of the love Mr & Mrs Milsom. X
Provided an excellent stop for Sunday lunch on the way from Sheffield to Northumberland. Well worth the short detour off the A1. The setting of Middleton Lodge is beautiful and the Coach House provides a calm and comfortable location to eat.
Whilst we only wanted a straightforward Sunday lunch it was well presented and excellently cooked. The service was prompt and friendly but not obtrusive. Made a stay at the Lodge tempting for the future.
Firstly, if you have any niggles then talk to the staff, they are approachable and very friendly. They will do what they can for you.
The hotel is amazing. We stayed for a romantic weekend and that’s exactly what we got. Room was fabulous (we were in Tan room). Reception staff very welcoming and helpful. Restaurant staff were attentive and polite without being intrusive. Food..... Devine. We had lunch, evening meal and breakfast and it was all first class. We did the woodland walk on both days and that was nice for waking off lunch and then breakfast. The bed was one of the comfiest ever slept on. My husband was
Made up with sky sports in the room!!!! Lol. The grounds and buildings are very picturesque. We took so many photos.
One bit of advice is that if you are on the package that includes evening meal just bear in mind that it doesn’t include drinks.
We are already planning to return in the future.
Huge thank you to the amazing wedding team, especially Anna and Chloe who made us feel so relaxed through ever step and and helped out in every little way possible.
The staff and service on the day was brilliant and the food utterly incredible.
Beautiful rooms and delicious breakfast in the morning.
Our guests said how beautiful and magical the place is and wouldn't have asked for anything better.
Very highly recommended for your big day or just an overnight stay.