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Enjoy a traditional Christmas than in the setting of this elegant ‘William & Mary’ country house with its open fireplaces, antiques and fine paintings, and standing in its own manicured gardens and parkland by the City of York.  Take time to explore the countryside, or relax in the Spa or a quiet corner of the hotel.

Christmas Tree Front Hall

On Christmas Eve, a buffet of afternoon tea delicacies will be served from 3.30pm onwards.  In the evening, join us at 7.30pm for a Champagne and Canapés reception, followed by carols sung by a local choir.   A splendid three-course candlelit dinner will be served in the Pineapple and Oak Dining Rooms from 8.15pm.  You may wish to attend Midnight Mass in St Andrew’s Parish Church or at the glorious York Minster.  You will be welcomed with a glass of port and mince pies upon your return to the hotel.

On Christmas Day, join us for a Bucks Fizz reception, followed by our traditional four-course luncheon from 12.30pm.  The Queen’s Speech will be shown in the Drawing Room, with a service of tea, coffee and mince pies.  In the evening, you are invited to join other guests in sampling the delights of our Christmas evening buffet from 7.30pm.

St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) will be more informal with some premium time to enjoy the many tempting possibilities on offer, such as pampering at Middlethorpe Spa, pantomime at the York Theatre Royal, a picnic luncheon in the Yorkshire Dales or an exciting day of horse racing at Wetherby.  We will meet again at 7pm for a four-course black-tie banquet dinner, accompanied by jazz tunes on the piano, to be followed by a fun casino evening.

Tariffs quote per room for the full length of the stay


Additional night: 22nd December
(Dinner*, bed and breakfast)

Additional night: 23rd December
(Dinner*, bed and breakfast)

Three nights
including 24th, 25th, 26th December

Additional night: 27th December
(Dinner*, bed and breakfast)

The Courtyard

Single bedroom £172 £186 £789 £155
Standard Double/Twin bedroom £285 £291 £1,499 £237
Superior Double/Twin bedroom £325 £342 £1,569 £269
Junior Suite £394 £415 £1,679 £341
Deluxe Suite £485 £528 £2,149 £397

The Main House

Single bedroom £172 £186 £789 £155
Deluxe double/twin bedroom £355 £373 £1,649 £293
Four poster bedroom £455 £497


The Lady Mary Suite £465 £497 £2,039 £381
The Duke of York Suite £413 £461 £2,509 £461

The Cottage Suites

Cottage Suite
(Double occupancy)
£308 £341 £1,679 £341
Cottage Suite
(Triple occupancy)
£452 £473 £1,958 £399
Garden Suite
(Double occupancy)
£485 £528 £2,149 £397
Garden Suite
(Triple occupancy)
£543 £586 £2,428 £455

The Christmas Package includes:

  • Buffet afternoon tea on Christmas Eve;
  • Dinner each night as described;
  • Overnight accommodation for the full length of the stay (based on 2 people sharing);
  • Early morning tea each day;
  • Yorkshire breakfast each day;
  • Four-course Christmas Day luncheon;
  • Use of Middlethorpe Spa (restricted hours apply);
  • Complimentary parking;
  • WiFi;
  • VAT

A bottle of house Champagne will be placed in the room of any guests staying 4 nights or more.

The above rates include *Dinner (as described or *£45 per person towards dinner food), accommodation for the full length of the stay, early morning tea, full Yorkshire breakfast, complimentary parking, use of Middlethorpe Spa (treatments to be paid as taken), service and VAT and a present on Christmas Day.

Terms & Conditions for Christmas Bookings:
Written confirmation and a deposit of 50% of the bookings is required to secure a reservation.  Deposits cannot be refunded for accommodation cancelled after 1st November 2017 and full charge is liable to be made for a cancellation after 1st December 2017.  We would advise insurance against loss of deposit due to illness. A separate bill for extras, such as bar drinks, wine and telephone calls, will be presented on departure.  Our tariffs are all inclusive. If they wish, guests may leave gratuities at their discretion. 

Christmas & New Year Breaks

Seasonal Breaks