Middleton Lodge

Middleton Lodge

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Hayloft Room, Swallows & Amazons
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The Coach House at Middleton Lodge Estate.
Dining (60)
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4.5
#4 of 6 hotels in Richmond
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.1
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A beautifully restored family-owned country estate set in 200 acres of parkland. A place to stay gather and graze. Reservations ahead of arrival are essential.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TheAA: The Automobile Association.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Quaint
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles506 reviews
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Middleton Lodge is often described as a serene retreat by many travelers, who speak highly of its tranquil atmosphere and spa facilities. While the rooms are lauded for their spacious and elegant design, a few guests have mentioned practicality issues, such as hard-to-find sockets. Cleanliness is a strong point, with well-kept areas and minor notes on shower maintenance. The service is typically seen as friendly and professional, although occasional disorganization has been reported. Nevertheless, the extra costs for breakfast and spa services have led some to question the overall value of their stay.
Atmosphere
Tranquil
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Relaxing

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LinzMcM wrote a review Nov 2020
North-East England123 contributions40 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a perfect place to escape the world for a night. I booked the Dairy Cottage as an anniversary treat. We were greeted at the gates with a temperature check and were handed to keys to the room meaning we could get into our room earlier than we had expected. The room is out of this world - it comes with a hefty price tag but I felt it was worth a special treat. The outdoor hot tub made it even more luxurious and we also used the indoor bath the following day. The room was warm and extremely comfortable. Loved the little touches like the music playing softly as we entered the room. We ate in the Coach House as part of the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. The menu was stunning and made it hard to choose but we were both happy with our fish dishes. The ambiance of this place was just right. We tried to find the entrance to the Walled Garden the next day on a stroll around the grounds but couldn’t see it ... oh well, guess we’ll have to come back and find it another time!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Weece wrote a review Jan 2021
United Kingdom371 contributions97 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Potting Shed for our stay. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Overall it was clean but there was a bit of rust running down the side of one of the sinks. The decor was so lovely and fitted well with the feel of the hotel, we really like the relaxed modern country style. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Our favourite part was the walled garden, where we saw chefs out harvesting vegetables for the restaurant.

As we came here during covid times the restaurant had booked a table each night for us and we were able to change time, add extra guests or cancel on the day - the staff were accommodating. We got an excellent standard of service from the waiting staff. We advised the hotel my husband was vegan and the waiting staff remembered, advising him what dishes were suitable and what could be altered. The food was excellent - impressed with both breakfast and dinner. We would just say that a larger menu or daily specials would be good as, if we did eat here each night, it would get a bit boring. With such a lovely walled garden the kitchen must be able to come up with more veggie/ vegan options.

We felt well looked after and very covid safe. Our one criticism would be the reception staff, they did not wear face masks and just seemed annoyed they had to work. When you go to pay your very large hotel bill it would be nice for the reception staff to be welcoming as they take your money.
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Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jan wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first trip away since last year due to the current situation. We arrived a little after 3pm, to be greeted at the gates by a charming young man who asked if he could take our temperatures. All fine and handed us the keys to the room with an information pack. The room Swallows and Amazon’s, up a steep staircase was immaculate and we felt we could really relax after much apprehension. We walked round the grounds and the walled garden was amazing. Lots of home grown vegetables used in the restaurant. It was nice to see that local produce was being sourced and used as well. We ate breakfast each morning during our 3 night break. I have to say the full Yorkshire was delicious, not over facing with just the right amount of portions size. We only ate one night for my husband’s actual birthday in the coach house restaurant, unfortunately the Forge was closed that was our preferred choice. The meal. It was a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for, it was delicious food again portions size just right. There were plenty of staff on duty and we weren’t rushed or had to wait long for any of the courses. All in all a very pleasant stay. Just to add There was a lot of construction going on in the grounds near the entrance, that wasn’t an issue for us as our room was quite far enough away from this.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Some of the rooms are accessed by a steep staircase
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Tracie wrote a review Oct 2020
Chorley, United Kingdom86 contributions75 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for our silver wedding anniversary in September. The room was well appointed in beautiful grounds. We'd booked one of the rooms with an outdoor hot tub, which we were able to fill ourselves with fresh hot water when needed. We were advised the room wouldn't be made up each day due to Covid. By the end of our two night stay the small bin was overflowing and we'd expanded to a row of shopping bags. I appreciate that some services have to be reduced to protect staff and guests but we stayed in York after this stay and had a quick clean each day. The covered garden restaurant had a nice ambience and the food was excellent. The major issue was handling my dairy and egg allergy. On the first night my fish was served with a sauce that I was assured would be ok for me. After eating this I started with stomach cramps and asked the waiter to double check the ingredients. It emerged that the sauce had actually contained egg. The staff were very apologetic and we weren't charged for our meal. On the second night the head waiter took personal charge of my order to avoid any repetition. Unfortunately my salad arrived covered in parmesan despite my specific request for no cheese. To be fair they took away both our meals to be re-cooked, which was a nice touch as I've had similar issues in the past where my husband has polished off his meal while I've been waiting for the second attempt. Again I was offered the meal for free but I declined as it was our anniversary and we didn't want a freebie. A minor issue but there was also no dairy free alternative to butter at breakfast each day. Overall it was an enjoyable stay but at close to £300 per night I was expecting much more.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Green Party wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom151 contributions94 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
had secret escapes vouchers and (if you have read any of my reviews the lake district is our go to place as on a weekend as we want to minimize travelling etc), saw this place and was drawn in by the previous reviews and the thought of branching out to pastures new .. surpassed all expectations .. we stayed in room 4 the Dairy cottage Suite with outdoor hot tub for 2 nights, one word amazing, sitting in the hot tub looking at stars in the peace and quiet what a chilled out weekend plus the suite has once of the biggest tin baths I have ever seen indoors .. the log burner was put to good use but there is underfloor heating (this room may be more expensive but is worth every penny for a special treat) and want tell you much more about the room as it would spoil the surprise ... I know people say in a 5 star establishment you expect the staff to be pleasant to you but the guys at Middleton Lodge are outstanding from reception, the Coach House staff for dinner, the breakfast ladies ... the food in the coach house is of a very high standard, fresh and full of flavour (chateaubriand spot on) and no mean portions (especially breakfast). this place doesn't disappoint and we will definitely be returning soon... thank you all very much at Middleton Lodge it was just what was needed ..
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: if you like a hot tub .. spend the extra money and stay in the Dairy super suite (Dairy Cottage...
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Marcus wrote a review Sep 2020
Darlington, United Kingdom257 contributions112 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night for our anniversary, on arrival we were met on Drive by staff who took our temperature and handed over our key so no need to go to reception.

We were in the Dovecote Suite at the Dairy, access was via a staircase but what a lovely room, plenty of space, very clean and lovely bathroom. Bed was really comfortable. The fridge had water, milk and orange juice in which was nice.

We visited the Coach House for drinks and eat there on the evening. All staff were friendly and helpful, food delicious.

This place is a gem on our doorstep and we will definitely go again. I would recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sally wrote a review Aug 2020
York, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As beautiful as ever and the staff couldn't have made us feel safer or more at ease given the current climate. The contactless stay was perfect - hotel and restaurant staff wore masks, plenty of sanitiser points, alfresco dining if you wish and rooms that can be accessed direct from the garden so easy to keep socially distant. A relaxing break and a much needed change of scenery!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: 1 The Dairy is a beautiful suite - views over the grounds and a luxury hot tub just outside
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sapper145 wrote a review Nov 2021
kettering/nothants82 contributions71 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I did not stay overnight , but was a guest at a wedding. The price for drinks is extortionate. For a house wine rose spritzer (with lemonade) and a pint of lager shandy I was charged £13.15 on the Friday night. On the day of the wedding it suddenly jumped to £16.15. ???? There is only lager on draught , no bitter, no mixer drinks on draught either. The bottles of lemonade are tiny and cost £3 each. You need lots of money if you are staying there for any length of time . A Hennessy shot of brandy, £18.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Savysid wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an overnight stay here to break our journey. A very safe welcome, temperature taken, full instructions for the drive to our room by a professional young man who could not have made us feel more secure. Our suite in The Dairy was extraordinary, beautifully decorated, a comfortable bed, log burner, a 'bath tub' that made us both laugh out loud and somewhere we instantly felt relaxed. Dinner was a short walk away, we could have ordered to eat in our room but felt so safe we decided to go out. The menu was excellent, a good choice of Vegetarian and Vegan along with local specialities. Again safety was evident, all staff were friendly, helpful and a level of professionalism usually only seen in high end city establishments. After a good night, and for once powerful shower with Noble Isle toiletries we ate a hearty breakfast and rather reluctantly left for our journey home. We have already booked for two stays next year! Thank you 'Team Middleton Lodge' and stay safe.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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g12doc wrote a review Jan 2022
Washington, United Kingdom304 contributions230 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First, it's important to say that we really enjoyed ourselves, the accommodation in the Potting sheds was lovely and the staff were good. But it's the small things that make all the difference from "Very good" to "Excellent"
So the first world problems:
We arrived late in the day so it was dark. The signage is poor, we wandered around looking for reception. The map we were given to locate our room was pretty but unhelpful. The key to our room was labelled "Mr Watson's Shed" but no such place existed, only room numbered 1-5. We tried every door until we found ours. It was minus 1 Celsius so that was less than ideal. But the room was great.

I have not been in the habit of helping myself to the toiletries offered in the rooms I stay in but neither have I been threatened with a £30+ surcharge should I choose to do so. OK, so your shower gel is on sale in your shop and you don't want to lose out on the custom. So put small samples in the bathroom and let me make up my own mind. It was made up for me when I read this, and it wasn't positive!

The breakfast is served at the Forge. Bear in mind I write this as we are hopefully coming to the end of a Pandemic caused by an airborne virus. So it seems odd that the B&B deal is limited to a continental breakfast of limited selection where none of the items are covered by a sneeze guard or covering of any sort and all are exposed to the elements and the customers. We felt obliged to pay the extra for a safer alternative.

But that apart the stay was delightful nd we would happily return.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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lakeloversWigan asked a question Sep 2023
Wigan53 contributions16 helpful votes
Do the rooms have fridges
Answer from DFamily_12
Harrogate, United Kingdom291 contributions94 helpful votes
Yes, ours did. We were in a Dairy hot tub room and it was amazing!
Answer from Denise T
Halifax, United Kingdom26 contributions34 helpful votes
Trip advisor passed this question on to me. I’ve only visited Middleton Lodge once but wasn’t aware of any pools, indoor or outdoor.
Karen T asked a question Sep 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
Do the rooms have a iron/ ironing board, and do you have to book your dinner in advance
Answer from Purdustravels
32 contributions7 helpful votes
We didn't look for an ironing board. I would definitely book the restaurant, it was busy. Hope you have a great stay.
Karen T asked a question Sep 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
Im coming here in september, can you up grade from a continental breakfast to a full english
Answer from Kim
8 contributions15 helpful votes
Hello! They have a price list for other choices including a full breakfast etc. If you choose from this menu the extra charge will be applied. The continental options are good though and do have lots of choices, most of our guests staying at the hotel found that menu great. It does have more choices than a normal continental menu. I don't think you would need to pay extra...stick with the continental until you get there.....if you are starving on the morning you can always choose to pay extra if you want to.
Answer from Elizabeth T
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Barnard Castle is always good for a day trip… Lots of independent shops, great cafes and of course The Bowes Museum.
Andrew H wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get your guests to book their accommodation as soon as you book the venue - having most our guests on site was a huge help & they loved it"
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BoardingPass496489 wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If your hungry don’t eat here."
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Cheryl O wrote a tip Jan 2024
Warana, Australia678 contributions105 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dairy hot tub room is very nice"
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Getaway785107 wrote a tip Jan 2024
10 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Buy breakfast separately off the main menu. This way you will pay less and get a choice of anything from the menu."
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Cruiser65408983902 wrote a tip Sep 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get there in good time for your reservation. As with it been a wedding venue the car park was pretty full with wedding guests and diners. "
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Middleton Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Middleton Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Georgian Theatre Royal (4.8 miles), The Green Howards Museum (4.9 miles), and Catterick Racecourse (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Middleton Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Middleton Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Middleton Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Middleton Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Middleton Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Number 29 Tapas Bar, The Heifer, and The Herdsman.
Are pets allowed at Middleton Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Middleton Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Middleton Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Easby Abbey (4.7 miles), Tees Cottage Pumping Station (4.9 miles), and Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications (4.4 miles).
Is Middleton Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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