In 2008, Historic House Hotels Ltd and all its interest in the three Historic House Hotels (Hartwell House, Bodysgallen Hall and Middlethorpe Hall), became the property of the National Trust, by donation, with all profits going forward benefiting the houses and the charity.
This was the largest gift the National Trust has ever received. The three hotels are helping to celebrate the exceptional 125th anniversary of the National Trust with a special break at all hotels.
Each stay, meal and spa experience support the National Trust. Under the agreement, all annual profits generated from the three hotel operations directly support the Trust’s ongoing work. The hotels operate as a self-sufficient commercial hotel operation under the existing management of Historic House Hotels. No funds from National Trust support the ongoing operation and all profits go to the National Trust Charity.
It is a unique and beneficial relationship, although not part of the standard member offer, which offers much value to both National Trust and Historic House Hotels through raising funds to support ongoing work.
Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire
“The Hotel with Royal History”
Hartwell House is a Grade I listed property standing in over ninety acres of gardens and parkland. Guests
at Hartwell House will be staying in illustrious company. The most famous resident was Louis XVIII,
exiled King of France. In 1938 the house and estate were acquired by Ernest Cook, an early hero of
the conservation movement.
Bodysgallen Hall in Llandudno
“O’r Môr I’r Mynydd” “From Mountains to Sea”
Seventeenth century Bodysgallen Hall enjoys a privileged location in North Wales with spectacular
views of Snowdonia. Grade I listed, the house now features thirty-one spacious bedrooms split between the
house and cottage suites.
Middlethorpe Hall in York
“The only Country House Hotel in York”
Middlethorpe Hall as the only country house hotel in the City of York is the perfect base to combine
both a country and city experience. Standing in 20 acres of its own award-winning gardens, the beautiful William and Mary house was formerly the home of the famous 18th century diarist Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
Ahead of the new season of ‘Secrets of the National Trust’ due to air on Channel 5 this spring, Historic House Hotels were the largest donation to the National Trust. This is also the 125th anniversary year of the charity, so very timely.
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