News

  • Snowy scenes January 14, 2021 - The grounds of Middleton Hall always look wonderfully scenic in the snow. Here are some snowy shots taken by Co-owners around and about the estate. With many of our behind…
  • Covid-19 Updated Information for Middleton Hall Residents and Families January 8, 2021 - Please find Important information for Middleton Hall residents and families Care Services - Coronavirus Update (8th January 2021) Vaccine News I was very pleased to welcome the vaccination team this…
  • Covid-19 Updated Information for Independent Residents and Families January 8, 2021 - Important information for Middleton Woods and The Waterside Middleton Woods and The Waterside - Coronavirus update (8th January 2021) Vaccine News I was very pleased to welcome the vaccination team…
  • Bird life at Middleton Hall January 1, 2021 - The Middleton Hall estate is home to a wide range of different species of birds. The list below documents those spotted since 2010. A printed copy is also available to…
  • We saw some ships … December 24, 2020 - One of the residents from Middleton Hall's independent properties in The Waterside has shared the following images of some beautiful model ships he has created over the years. Tony Crompton…
  • Virtual curtain goes up on our Christmas play December 24, 2020 - A Christmas play with a difference has been staged this year by Middleton Hall Retirement Village. On Christmas Eve our production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ featuring a stellar cast of…
  • Delicious biscuit decorating December 23, 2020 - Residents in Middleton Gardens Hotel Living decorated a delicious batch of gingerbread people!
  • Supported Living Christmas get-together December 23, 2020 - There was plenty of festive fun and games at the Supported Living pre-Christmas get-together. Mulled wine, homemade mince pies, chocolate yule log and a sing song all created lots of…
  • Behind the scenes of the Christmas Play December 18, 2020 - The curtain will go up on our unique online production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ featuring a stellar cast of residents and Co-owners on Christmas Eve. Our new Marketing Assistant, Oli…
  • Christmas has arrived! December 18, 2020 - Christmas has well and truly arrived at Middleton Hall. Celebrations have to be very different this year but that hasn't stopped Middleton Hall's Co-owners pulling out all the stops to…
  • Luxury hampers on sale December 11, 2020 - Luxury Hampers are now available to purchase for relatives and loved ones residing at Middleton Hall. Soaps and scents £47.50 Cheese, crackers and wine £27.50 Coffee and treats £29.50 Order…
  • More model trains to stop you in your tracks! December 4, 2020 - Another of our impressively creative Waterside residents has shared some photos of his collection of engines and trains and the model railway he spent a decade building in his former…
  • Winter warming creations December 4, 2020 - As part of the Knitting, Quilting, Patchwork and Crochet week of the 2020 Middleton Hall (virtual )Village Show we were sent some beautiful photos of winter warming and intricately-crafted creations!
  • Lonton coffee packets Great news for coffee connoisseurs November 30, 2020 - We are proud to announce that the Orangery is now serving Lonton Coffee – a small batch Artisan Coffee roastery from Teesdale, that hand roasts speciality grade beans at its…
  • Creative Christmas crafters November 27, 2020 - Some more creative entries for our 2020 virtual Village Show - this time with a festive twist! These delightfully festive designs were submitted as part of our call-out for home-made…
  • Casting call for Middleton Hall’s virtual Christmas play! November 26, 2020 -
  • Stables shop to reopen! November 20, 2020 -
  • Get on board an amazing model railway! November 20, 2020 - One of our independent residents, David Gaskell, has shared an exclusive tour of his stunning model railway. He explained: "The model railway is an ongoing project started about five years…
  • Talented grandchildren and great grandchildren! November 13, 2020 - We have lots of very proud grandparents and great grandparents at Middleton Hall! We're delighted to share the fabulous entries some of them have sent us for the 'Talented Grandchildren…
  • Ceramic plaque created to commemorate Middleton Hall's 120th anniversary Ceramic artwork created to mark 120 years of Middleton Hall November 6, 2020 - A unique hand-made ceramic plaque commemorating Middleton Hall’s 120th year was handed over to Managing Director Jeremy Walford and fellow director Lesley Henderson at the beginning of October. The beautiful…
  • Creative masks! October 29, 2020 - As part of Middleton Hall's socially-distanced 2020 Village Show our Living Well and Hospitality team threw down a challenge to residents and Co-owners very much in the spirit of the…
  • Plant poppies to mark Remembrance Day October 21, 2020 - Our hospitality team has suggested the following eco-friendly idea to help mark Remembrance Day on 11th November. Why not purchase some poppy seed paper and creatively craft your own poppies…
  • Bulbs away! October 21, 2020 - Residents and visitors are set to enjoy a floral treat next Spring when 30,000 flowers are set to bloom! This follows the planting of 2000 bluebell bulbs in October when…
  • Autumn glory! October 21, 2020 - One of our residents has shared some wonderful images of Autumn in the Middleton Hall estate taken during a recent walk around the grounds. Thank you Mike!
  • Photography Week – Pets October 16, 2020 - The Pets category in Photography Week has been a very popular category in our 2020 virtual Village Show. Here's a handsome display featuring plenty of pooches and a pheasant for…
  • Photography Week – Around Middleton Hall October 16, 2020 - We've been enjoying the wonderful photographs of nature taken around the grounds of Middleton Hall that have been sent in as part of the 2020 Village Show's Photography Week. Here's…
  • Decorate a mask! October 15, 2020 - In the spirit of the times, we are calling on all residents and co-owners for submissions for the best decorated face mask! Under the theme of sustainability, we suggest you…
  • Indian Takeaway Night October 14, 2020 - Don't forget to place your orders for the return of our popular Indian Takeaway Night on Saturday 24 October by Wednesday 21 October! Open to all residents and Co-owners.
  • World Mental Health Day 2020 October 9, 2020 - According to mental health charity Mind this year's World Health Organisation-backed World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October is the most important one yet. The charity highlights that "prioritising…
  • Pumpkin carving activity kits available October 8, 2020 - A pack complete with pumpkin, tea light, recipe card and design suggestions are available for residents from our Orangery team. See the poster below for full details. 
  • Residents get creative with cake in Bake Off Week October 8, 2020 - Residents across Middleton Hall had a chance to get creative with cake as part of this year's socially distanced Village Show Bake Off Week. Here are residents of Middleton Grove…
  • The Stables shop goes mobile October 3, 2020 - Our hospitality team is taking the Stables Shop on tour! To ensure that groceries are available to our independent residents during the latest temporary precautionary closure of certain services at…
  • Get planting for next spring September 29, 2020 - 'Tis the season to get planting for next spring! In keeping with the floral theme of our 2020 Village Show's recent flower week, the Stables Shop has bought in some…
  • Village Show update – flower power and baking! September 28, 2020 - THANK YOU all again for your contributions for flower week of the Village Fair! The pictures are stunning, and we hope everyone felt the ‘Flower Power’ and enjoyed the colours…
  • Canapés and Wine-tasting at the Orangery September 24, 2020 - Our Orangery team have joined forces with Yorkshire Vintners wine merchants for an exclusive Canapés and Wine-tasting Event for our independent residents. Offering 6 canapés each paired with a delicious…
  • Great start for ‘120’ Sporting Challenge! September 24, 2020 - We were delighted by the energetic support shown for the official launch of Middleton Hall's spectacular ‘120’ Sporting Activities challenge on our socially distanced Village Show sports day. To kick…
  • Poem reflects on lockdown life September 22, 2020 - Middleton Grove residents Audrey, Beryl and Mike, worked with carer and co-owner Mandy to create this wonderful poem recording their thoughts on lockdown life at Middleton Hall.
  • Blooming wonderful displays! September 22, 2020 - We've had a glorious response to our Village Show Flower Week!  We're delighted to share the riot of colour that has brightened up the email in box for our socially…
  • Village Show update September 22, 2020 - Thanks to everyone so far who has turned up to the events we have been organising. With restrictions easing and everyone still finding their feet, they might have been more…
  • Birthday celebration with ‘proper burgers’! September 10, 2020 - One of our Middleton Gardens supported living residents chose to celebrate her birthday in style. She wanted 'proper burgers' for her tea and invited three of her friends for some…
  • Spectacular ‘120’ sporting activities challenge being unveiled September 10, 2020 - An exciting series of sporting challenges is being launched as part of Middleton Hall's (socially distanced) Sports Day for 2020. The programme of personal ‘120’ challenges for Middleton Hall residents…
  • Bespoke hampers go on sale September 10, 2020 - We're delighted to announce that our shop has introduced an exclusive range of bespoke hampers for sale. Staff have created a tea time hamper which includes honey, biscuits and tea…
  • Prize winning vegetables! September 9, 2020 - Allotment Week has been very popular in our 2020 (socially distanced) Village Show. Take a look at the gallery of some of the amazing entries that have been submitted.  The…
  • Fabulous fruitful harvest from our orchard September 9, 2020 - The Middleton Hall orchard has started bearing masses of fruit for the kitchens, residents and the Stables shop. Thom from the Estates team has included some informative signs with the…
  • Orangery now open to all residents September 4, 2020 - We're delighted that our Orangery restaurant has now extended its opening hours. There are now times available for all our residents to visit from Monday to Friday. Essential shop supplies…
  • Roll up for our (Socially Distanced) Village Show! September 4, 2020 - Our much-loved annual Village Show is going ahead but in a different format this year. The popular event cannot be held in its usual way this year, due to the…
  • Chickens ‘cheep’-ing spirits high August 17, 2020 - The chickens at Middleton Hall have been a fixture at Middleton Hall for many years and bring joy to those around them. Our poultry are split into two groups, one…
  • Middleton Spa Reopening for Residents August 17, 2020 - After a lot of careful planning, we are thrilled to have started the process of reopening the Middleton Spa Gym and Pool. For the moment this is just for our…
  • A Letter from the Palace August 13, 2020 - Our Supported Living Resident Mr Ken Andrews received something special this week. Ken’s Daughter Margaret wrote to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales about Ken’s time in the Durham…
  • Thank you to all Co-owners June 11, 2020 -  On behalf of the whole community living at Middleton Hall, The Trustees would like to thank all co-owners for their incredible dedication, hard work and cheerfulness, keeping our residents…