Country House in Markington, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England - Peaceful Location, The Perfect House For Entertaining Family And Friends
This charming country house has elegant reception rooms and ample privately owned (traffic free) outdoor space, including a tennis court, making it the perfect retreat for entertaining friends and family.
Situated in the peaceful North Yorkshire countryside on the edge of the village of Markington, and between Harrogate and Ripon, it is perfectly located to see some of Yorkshire's most famous tourist attractions.
Next to the house is the world renowned equestrian centre - the Yorkshire Riding centre. Guests at the house can visit the horses in their stables and watch lessons on the cross country course should they desire to.
The house comfortably sleeps 17.
There are also wooden chalets on the property, which are available for additional accommodation at an extra cost. These can sleep up to 10 in single beds.
Maximum Capacity is 27 people.
Top Traveller Review
fantastic property for a large group of people
About the Owner
Barolin Farm is the family home in which I grew up. I am the youngest of the Bartle family, renowned for their fame and success in the horse world. It adjoins the Yorkshire Riding Centre, which my mother founded in 1962. We enjoyed a wonderful and eccentric childhood here, wondering about the extensive grounds and riding constantly. Guests at Barolin Farm, are welcome to visit the horses and watch lessons taking place. Now my two daughters have grown up and fled the nest, and after a very successful stay at new years by a group of friends, we have now decided to make it available for groups to rent out. We receive plaudits for it's unique charm, comfort and suitability.
Guestbook comments from the owner
'Our room was spacious, airy and well equipped. The bathroom huge and both of these rooms overlooking the beautiful garden.
The location is a little out of the way which was perfect for us, very tranquil.
We would definitely recommend this guest house to a couple wanting a tranquil few nights away. Its a magic, secret place.'
Mike and Alison
Excellent stay (our second) Great kindness and comfort. Utterly unique.
Just a quick email to thank you for a lovely stay at Barolin Farm; beautiful room, super breakfast and all very relaxing and very friendly!
Best wishes for the future.
Alex, Dave & Imogen
4.7 based on 16 holidaymaker reviews
fantastic property for a large group of people
I stayed at Barolin Farm with a group of 16 for a weekend earlier in May. The booking process was very easy, the co-ordinator of the bookings was extremely helpful answering all of my questions via email prior to our arrival. The house and gardens are beautiful, the rooms are spacious, quite a few en-suite or with a bathroom between 2 rooms. There are large communal rooms (lounge and dining areas), as well as outside seating space. I would love to stay here again - it was fabulous
Fantastic property in a beautiful location!
This is a hidden gem! What a lucky find! The house is absolutely stunning, a real country home with an amazing kitchen and a very welcoming, warm reception from Belinda who was just fabulous! Nothing was too much trouble and she was just fantastic.
Twenty seven of us stayed in the house and chalets on the grounds of the farm for a friend's hen weekend and we were not disappointed. We could not have asked for more and would not hesitate to return. Some of the ladies are planning on returning with their families they loved it soo much. Thank you for helping us to make the weekend so special. Xx
Stunning house, wonderful stay
This is a true gem, and one I don't really want to share!
For my thirtieth birthday I wanted to celebrate it in style, and that's exactly what we did. We were a party of 13, plus one dog, and it's fair to say we all had a lovely time and the house was beautiful. As it was mid-December the house had been so tastefully decorated and the decorations were an extra special touch. Everyone agreed that the house was stunning, comfortable, warm and cozy. It was the perfect setting to celebrate my birthday and I hope we shall return for many more celebrations.
The house has everything and more that you could need, was so warm, (thank you Aga!) and we also popped up to Fountains Abbey to go for a walk as well.
Also in the morning we even able to borrow some jump leads from someone as one of the cars wouldn't start, which was also very helpful.
I would thoroughly recommend this house, you will not be disappointed, and it is fantastic value for money. Belinda is a wonderful host and was always at the end of the phone or email to answer any questions or queries.
Wonderful location for a family gathering!
What a perfect location for our family & friends from Scotland & Australia to gather for our daughter's wedding. 16 of us all accommodated under one roof with room to spread out during bridal preparations! The expansive terrace and lawns provided the ideal space for post wedding recovery lunch and games.
Everything was provided to create the perfect "home from home" for the duration of our seven night stay.
Belinda was so friendly and willingly met all our requests and needs. Everything was so comfortable and welcoming even down to the fresh flowers on the dining table. We have made some amazing new memories at this beautiful location.
A wonderful time had by all
We recently spent a family stay Barolin Farm and a fantastic time was had by all. We enjoyed reasonable weather so were able to spend our evenings outside, this resulted in children being able to play football, cricket and tennis and the adults relaxing in the very pleasant tranquil gardens.
The house was very well equipped and we could cater for twenty with ease. Reception rooms were decorated to a high standard but managed to maintain a homely environment. We were all happy with our bedrooms which in the main were en-suite.
Belinda and staff were most helpful.
A wonderful time had by all. Would certainly return and have no hesitation recommending Barolin Farm.
Amazing location for a special occasion
Wow! What a place. I spent time with friends to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was without doubt, the perfect place to do so. The house is enormous, rooms are delightful and the kitchen and facilities first class. We had such a wonderful time here, the garden was beautiful and we spent time outside for drinks and breakfast. We didn't want to leave. Special thanks to Belinda for being so accommodating and a pleasure to meet. This won't be our last time that's for sure. If you have any sort of celebration, please book Barolin Farm - you will not be disappointed - a truly magical place. We combined our stay with an afternoon at The Turkish Baths at Harrogate and then back to the house to cook and celebrate in the lavish dining room, retiring to the sitting room, laying the fire and talking well into the night. This house needs to be seen to be believed. Thank you. Jayne
From the Owner
“Barolin Farm was originally part of the Wilberforce estate built in the late 18th century, and it is very much a country house set in beautiful Yorkshire countryside between Harrogate and Ripon. It is in a great situation for a rural retreat, surrounded by rolling Yorkshire countryside, half a mile outside the sleepy village of Markington. Its perfectly located for access to Yorkshire's most popular tourist destinations; two miles from the great heritage site Fountains Abbey and six miles from Newby Hall.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Keen equestrians can stable their horses here and take advantage of our broad range of facilities, during their stay.
Use of a car is highly recommended.
Our nearest train station is Harrogate.
Half a mile out of the village of Markington.
Eight miles to Harrogate and five miles to Ripon. York is 25 miles away.
On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Two miles from English Heritage site Fountains Abbey.
Four miles from Brimham Rocks.
Six miles from Newby Hall.
Catered dinners can be freshly prepared to suit all tastes from hearty Yorkshire fare to world wide flavours.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
Christmas and New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To book or make an enquiry please contact Belinda Bartle.
A deposit of 25% of your total cost will be required on making the reservation. The cost of your stay needs to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Deposit will be re-paid following an assessment of the property.
Flexible, this can be discussed on the booking.
Notes on prices:
Prices and dates are a guide.
Duration and cost of stay can be discussed with the owner.
The adjoining annexe can be reserved for a supplementary cost
The basic dormitory bedrooms can also be booked at a small supplement.
Deposit of 25% of full balance to secure booking and act as damage deposit.
Full balance quoted to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Both payments by online transaction
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Barolin Farm has 8 spacious bedrooms, sleeping 17 all en suite. The large farmhouse kitchen with an Aga is very much the heart of the house. Adjoining the kitchen is a snug area with solid fuel stove. The large drawing room with log fire and the dining room make entertaining in this house a real occasion. So there is plenty of room for large groups and all generations to enjoy. The one acre walled garden on the South side of the house and the courtyard on the North provides ample traffic free safe space for children to let off steam. There is also a tennis court to play in.”
- chateau / country house
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Tourist Attractions
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
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- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
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- Tumble Dryer ...
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- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker ...
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- Dishwasher ...
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- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
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- Satellite / Cable
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- Toys ...
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub ...
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bedroom's 1, 2 and 3 have ensuite bathrooms with wc, baths with a shower above. Bedroom 6 has private bathroom with wc,bath with shower attachment. Bedroom 4's ensuite has shower and bath. Bedroom 5 ensuite has shower and wc.2 downstairs lavatories. Bedroom 7 has a toilet / basin and bathroom. Bedroom 8 en suite toilet / shower.
- 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Bedroom 7
- Bedroom 8
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 17 in main house in beds. Extra air bed space is available on request. Outside wooden chalets on the property are available for additional accommodation at an extra cost. These can sleep up to 10 in single beds.. Notes on bedrooms: B1 -ground floor w/ double bed B2 -double bed B3- three single beds. B4 -double bed B5 -twin beds (extra pull out bed available) B6- double room B7 - double room B8 - double room All bedrooms have en-suite or private bathrooms. Chalet bedrooms ( available at supplement) : 4 x twin bedrooms with one shared shower 3 x single bedrooms with two shared showers
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
- Outside: On the South side there is a one acre walled garden, with a large lawn and terrace area in front of the house, perfect for BBQs in Summer. There is a hard tennis court to one corner of the garden. On approaching the house there is a large courtyard, and extensive private, traffic free land to walk and play in safely. Utility Room: There is access to a freezer and washing and drying machines. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are provided. The property is cleaned in preparation for new arrivals. For changes of towels and bedlinen and additional cleaning services during your stay can be arranged at an extra cost. Catering/ Private Chef: This can be arranged on request.