This autumn will see a new boutique hotel and restaurant open in Richmond, North Yorkshire, as construction on the property nears its completion date.
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge has been restored into a nine-bedroom contemporary hotel with a 2,000 sq ft restaurant, after an investment of £2million.
Located in the grounds of Middleton Lodge, The Coach House has been created from the estate’s old Georgian stables, with each bedroom being individually designed to overlook the paddock and croquet pitch.
The dining venue will accommodate up to 80 covers and comes with a cosy-snug bar, showcasing a variety of cocktails.
After the project began in June 2013, the finishing touches are now being added before the hotel and restaurant’s grand opening on Friday 3rd October.
James Allison, owner of Middleton Lodge, comments: “The Coach House has been a labour of love for all of the Middleton Lodge team. We are so excited to launch and share our stunning estate with our guests.
“Throughout the transformation process we wanted to make sure that the restaurant and hotel felt contemporary and relaxed, but that its traditional soul was still retained. It was vital to keep as many of the original features as possible, filling each room with quirky antiques and original pieces created by local craftsmen. Supporting local suppliers and artists from across the region in this way is something that truly sits at the heart of The Coach House.”
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge has also created a further 25 jobs for the local community, with many of the kitchen staff already hired, including new head chef Gareth Rayner, who will be joining the team in September. Local boy Gareth gained his experience in a selection of top kitchens across the North East of England and has previously led a kitchen team to receive three AA Rosettes and four AA Red Stars.