Middlethorpe Hall and Spa, York

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa was built in 1699 for Thomas Barlow, a master cutler from Sheffield. It re-opened as a luxury hotel in 1984 and has won two much sought after awards: 2013 'Hotel of the Year' and 2015 ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Visit York Tourism Awards.

Middlethorpe Hall was once occupied by the 18th-century bluestocking and diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who declared it a ‘very pretty place’.

Today the Hall offers guests a stay in a William and Mary house that has been lovingly restored. Guests can enjoy wandering around the 20 acres of garden and park land that surround the house - which features fragrant rose gardens and a ha-ha.

The interior has been elegantly decorated in the manner of the 18th century and furnished with antiques and fine paintings - so it feels much more like a stay in a manor house than a 10-bedroom hotel. Adjacent to the Hall is a sympathetically restored 18th-century mews Courtyard housing further bedrooms and suites.

Guests in the gardens at Middlethorpe Hall and Spa
Middlethorpe Hall and Spa, York


Health and fitness spa

Housed deceptively in an Edwardian cottage, Middlethorpe has a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room plus three treatment rooms offering a range of beauty treatments. Spa breaks and beauty days are available to all guests.

Fine dining

Enjoy lunch, dinner or afternoon tea in our panelled dining room over looking the gardens. Our food is critically acclaimed, and has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes.  We also have facilities for private dining, and a wine list that exudes quality and variety.

Afternoon Tea

Tempt yourself with a traditional Afternoon Tea, which is served every afternoon in the Drawing Room and Library overlooking the gardens and parkland landscape.

Getting married?

Middlethorpe Hall provides a magnificent setting for weddings and receptions, standing in 20 acres of gardens and parkland, which include a fragrant rose and lavender garden a fascinating white garden, a restored 18th-century Dovecote and a walled garden.

Conferences & events

An exclusive setting for your conference, meeting, seminar or retreat, where executive services and facilities are on hand, and ease of access from York City and the A64 ring road with ample parking.