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.


On Christmas Eve, a buffet of afternoon tea delicacies will be served from 3.30pm onwards.  In the evening, join us 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.  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.  The Queen’s Speech will be shown in the Drawing Room, with a service of tea, coffee and mince pies.  In the evening, guests will have the opportunity to sample the delights of our Christmas evening buffet.

St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) will be more informal, with some spare time to enjoy the many tempting possibilities on offer, such as some 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 three-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: 23rd December
(Dinner*, bed and breakfast)

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

Additional night: 27th December
(Dinner*, bed and breakfast)
Additional night: 28th December
(Dinner*, bed and breakfast)
The Courtyard        
Single bedroom £135 £660 £185 £135
Double/Twin bedroom £240 £1,395 £310 £240
Junior Suite £310 £1,455 £435 £310
Deluxe Suite £360 £1,890 £520 £360
The Main House        
Single bedroom £140 £665 £190 £140
Deluxe double/twin bedroom £270 £1,445 £395 £270
Four poster bedroom £340 £1,740 £490 £340
The Lady Mary Suite £350 £1,830 £500 £350
The Duke of York Suite £415 £2,200 £610 £415
The Cottage Suite
(based on 2 people sharing)
£320 £1,510 £445 £320
The Garden Suite
(based on 2 people sharing)
£360 £1,890 £520 £360

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 *£43 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 2014 and full charge is liable to be made for a cancellation after 1st December 2014.  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. 

Download the Christmas brochure here.