Middleton Lodge House & Grounds

Middleton Lodge is a private country house set in 200 acres of registered parkland in North Yorkshire.  It was built for Leonard Hartley, a local mining family, in 1780 and designed by renowned architect John Carr of York. It has remained as a family home and the estate is a fine example of a typical and unusually complete Georgian estate. This includes the main house, coach house & stables, kitchen garden, glasshouses, estate cottages and parkland.

The house has a stunning atrium and reception rooms with vistas across the parkland towards the North Yorkshire moors. There are 17 guests bedrooms along with a snooker room, library, drawing room, dining room, guest kitchen and cellar bar.

As a family we bought the estate in 1980 and over the last 30 years have tried to restore the estate to its former glory. We are currently building a boutique hotel in the stables which we hope to open at the end of 2014. We are also planning on restoring the kitchen gardens and adding a new event space in the orangery. More accommodation and further woodland and garden walks will also be added as we continue our restoration programme.

We hope that you enjoy your stay and treat Middleton Lodge as your own home while you are here.



Nestling in the midst of rolling Yorkshire countryside, Middleton Lodge and its 250 acre Georgian estate offers the perfect setting for a traditional country wedding party – with a slightly modern twist.

Corporate Events


Over the past few years we have become the perfect choice for companies wanting high quality, friendly service. We only ever open our doors to private groups so you can always be assured of complete exclusivity.

Supper Club


An exclusive opportunity to sample the top class cuisine from our Head Chef Robert Taylor. Set in the original wine cellars, The Cellar Door Supper Club boasts fine wines, mouth-watering menus and promises an evening of great company.

Private Hire


If you are planning a celebration of any kind you can hire Middleton Lodge exclusively - perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries or even a private party.