The Allison family has spent the past 16 years bringing this Georgian beauty back to life. Now a cool 200-acre estate, it welcomes couples, creatives, and families to kick back in the countryside. The Coach House is at its heart, with a bustling courtyard, treatment rooms, lounge area and a Michelin recognised ‘estate to plate’ restaurant serving hearty and sustainably-conscious dishes rooted in the two-acre walled garden (designed by Tom Stuart-Smith). In February, a second restaurant, Forge, opened offering a sense evoking and atmospheric tasting experience created by head chef Jake Jones (Thursday to Sunday evenings only). Thirty bedrooms are dotted amongst the parkland, each individually designed, to reflect the original buildings, from the Dairy, to the Coach House, Walled Gardens and Orchard– with chunky beams, rough plaster walls and roll top baths. Some have private gardens and tin hot tubs (fed by the on-site spring), and one even opens into the kitchen garden. Larger groups can stay in the Farmhouse that sleeps 12, Hope House which sleeps 10 or the 16 bed Main House. Phase one of the Forest Spa with a heated outdoor pool will open early summer.
Doubles from £235
+44 (0)1325 377977; middletonlodge.co.uk