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 highly-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 parkland that surround the house, which feature 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 hotel. Adjacent to the Hall is a sympathetically restored 18th-century mews courtyard housing further bedrooms and suites.

One of the bedrooms at Middlethorpe Hall, North Yorkshire
Bedroom at Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, North Yorkshire
One of the bedrooms at Middlethorpe Hall, North Yorkshire


Health and fitness spa

Deceptively housed 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 overlooking 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, with executive services and facilities on hand, easy access from York City and the A64 ring road and ample parking.

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