On 24th September 2008 the directors of Historic House Hotels have given the company and its three Hotels Bodysgallen Hall, Hartwell House and Middlethorpe Hall to the National Trust, to continue their present style of hotel keeping under the existing management and all the present directors of Historic House Hotels for the benefit of the National Trust, with all profits henceforward going to the charity.
The motivation for the gift is to ensure that the houses and their land are kept safe forever, protected from inappropriate development, and continue to be maintained to their present high standards.
The gardens at the three hotels, as the other National Trust parks and gardens, are managed according to a long-term plan for their conservation, taking into account all their history, influences, qualities and contents, together with constraints that affect them.
All three properties are accessible to the public as hotels and warmly welcome guests to stay, to dine in the restaurants and to enjoy afternoon tea, and to book health and beauty treatments in the Spas. All paying guests are welcome to walk in the gardens and parks.