An updated message to our guests

Dear Guest,

On behalf of all of my colleagues, I hope that you are keeping safe and well, and not too bored in these strange times. Of course, your favourite hotels still sadly miss our guests as we enter the fourth month of restrictions caused by coronavirus. I write to bring you up to date with how we are occupying our time before your welcome return.

A dedicated team of people in each house, working with the resident director are keeping everything in good order, whilst practising social distancing of course.  The main centres of activity are security, maintenance and gardening, and new skills are becoming evident everyday: Matthew Johnson at Hartwell has become adept at removing failed render, Restaurant Manager at Bodysgallen, Nicolette Musgrove now says she prefers painting and decorating, and Lionel Chatard Director at Middlethorpe, threatens to stay in the garden permanently.  The present restrictions offer opportunities to undertake tasks which would otherwise disturb guests, and so we are making a virtue out of that necessity.

So again, please continue to stay safe and well; we are thinking positively about putting in place the best measures for your return, for your enjoyment, your safety, and that of the staff.

With best wishes,

Richard Broyd OBE
Chairman, Historic House Hotels Ltd.


Middlethorpe Hall is a William III country house just two miles from York’s city centre, yet is set in 20 acres of its own beautiful gardens and parkland – the best of both city and country.  Built in 1699, it was once the home of the famous diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and today it is renowned for its excellent food, luxurious accommodation and boutique Spa.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Middlethorpe Hall and Spa in the near future, and in the meantime wish you good health through these troubling times.

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