Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
21.9km from Tees Valley Airport
15.4km from Durham Train Station
15.9km from Durham Tees Valley Airport
11.1km from Darlington Railway Station
"Booked a last minute break and having never heard of Middleton Lodge was somewhere new to try. Only 1 room left (standard) and took advantage of the special Autumn offer of £219 dinner bed and breakfast. Arrived onto the huge, wooded estate and after temperatures taken given key and welcome pack and parked up. We were staying in the Coach House and a stunning canopied, fairy lit courtyard awaited us before and headed up to our hayloft room ‘Adventurer’ If this was ‘standard’ the other rooms must be exquisite! Vaulted, beamed ceiling, unique themed furniture, king size bed with white crisp linen, fridge with juice/water/fresh milk, Nespresso, iron, hairdryer, Roberts radio - everything you would expect from a boutique hotel. The bathroom was gorgeous- roll top bath and walk in shower, huge sink, fluffy robes and towels and absolutely beautiful toiletries (I’m in love with the Rhubarb hand wash!) After enjoying some relaxing in the room, headed down for a G&T under the patio heaters before going to our table in the restaurant. Again, tastefully and immaculately decorated in a lovely building. Dinner was perfect: £40 allowance as part of the offer meant we gorged ourselves on sour dough and crackling nibbles; fish cakes and lamb flatbread starters; fantastic sea bream and cod mains; plus a delightful apple brioche and brownie sundae. Timed really well and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. After a good nights sleep, headed down for breakfast which again was delicious and a little different from the norm: huevos rancheros and poached egg with sweet potato, chilli and lime. Washed down with juice and coffee. A real bonus was our morning walking round the grounds - really glad of a crisp autumn morning to enjoy the fabulous vegetable walled garden and the woodland walk. We will definitely be back pre-Christmas, hopefully to enjoy a stay in the Dairy and to enjoy the grounds in the winter. Can’t wait!"
"Firstly may I say Middleton Lodge is my absolute favourite place to visit. I would normally shout from the rooftops how wonderful this place is. However, last night was such a disappointment. We all know covid has affected many businesses but this is no excuse for poor quality service. As you walk through the beautifully lit gazebo area you expect it to be everything and more. We were out in what is normally the waiting room for drinks before being taken to the table, next to the toilets! It was freezing too. We had booked well in advance, not last minute. We had to wait 25 minutes before someone came and asked if we would like pre dinner drinks, normally done as you enter. There are plenty of waiting staff, so no excuse there. When they did arrive some 15 minutes after ordering they were, in fairness, Devine. The starters were lovely it has to be said. The mains however, were a disappointment. I had lamb nice, but not exceptional, the couscous was cold was it meant to be cold? The fillet steak was so dry you could have bounced it off the wall. In fairness to the maitre’d she agreed, rushed it away to start a fresh. A tad better, but still not what you would expect from this class of restaurant. Of course the rest of the table had finished eating, never a good thing. And again, the maitre’d took the cost off the bill. Which although extremely nice, and unexpected, isn’t really what we wanted, just a good quality meal. As we know everywhere has to closed by 10.00pm it was now 9.50pm no time to enjoy puddings or after dinner drinks although they were offered. As long standing visitors to this establishment I was very disappointed. I wonder in hindsight would the forge restaurant have been any better?? I don’t feel I want to return for a very long time. I feel so sad, as I said at the start this was my favourite place to go."
"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!"