Middlethorpe Hall

Win a stay for two at Middlethorpe Hotel in York

Middlethorpe Hotel is offering one Gardens Illustrated reader the chance to win a two-night stay for two people

Opens January 17, 2023 10:02 am
Closes February 28, 2023 11:59 pm

Win a stay for two at Middlethorpe Hall, the only country house hotel in York

Middlethorpe Hall is offering the chance for one Gardens Illustrated reader to win a two-night stay for two at their country house hotel in York.


Middlethorpe Hall, the only country house hotel in the city of York, is the perfect base to combine both a country and city experience. Set within 20 acres of its own award-winning gardens and parkland, the beautiful William and Mary house was formerly the home of the famous 18th-century writer and poet Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762), who is best known for her letters describing her travels to the Ottoman Empire with her ambassador husband. It was also home to Fanny Rollo Wilkinson (1855-1951), the first woman to make a professional career as a landscape gardener in the UK, and a Civic Trust blue plaque marking her achievement was unveiled in the walled garden last year.

The gardens at Middlethorpe Hall have much to explore. There are many specimen trees within the grounds, an enchanting walled kitchen garden, including a mellow brick Dovecote, dating back to 1681 and rescued from dereliction in 1980 and now used as a wine cellar. Other features include the Rose Garden, walled White Garden, Spring Garden and a lake surrounded by a glade of trees.

The hotel itself offers 29 bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant and boutique spa. Each of the bedrooms at Middlethorpe Hall is individually designed and has its own distinct story. The classically panelled dining room provides the perfect setting to enjoy the two AA Rosette restaurant.

The prize*

  • Two-night stay for two at Middlethorpe Hall in a main hall room.
  • Three-course dinner for two on one evening.
  • Afternoon tea for two on one afternoon.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • A 25-minute spa treatment each and use of the spa facilities throughout the stay.
  • A short guided tour of the gardens followed by coffee or tea.

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Competition question

What's the name of York's historic shopping street, which dates back to Roman times?

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