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Country House In North Yorkshire

Bedrooms 8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

More Details

Belinda Bartle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

About Belinda Bartle

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.

Belinda Bartle purchased this chateau / country house in 1950

Why Belinda Bartle chose Markington

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

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.

Thank you!


Dear Belinda,

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
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Markington in Markington with Wallerthwaite

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 27
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
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.


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Country House In North Yorkshire
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful house ideal for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a group of adults for a hen party, but I think this house would equally suit a family with children as it is so spacious and the gardens are beautiful.

All the rooms have either an ensuite or access to a private bathroom . The kitchen is large and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry I was away when you stayed and didn't get to meet you but I was very pleased to understand you had a very enjoyable weekend here.
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Weekend Celebration, an ideal setting

  • 5 of 5

Belinda was extremely helpful in the run up to organising our weekend party, a Retirement Celebration.

The house itself was cosy, welcoming and accommodating and lent itself to relaxation and fun in equal measure. We had a very memorable time and would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great for a group get together!

  • 4 of 5

Second time we’ve stayed here as a big group of friends and it’s been great! Lots of comfy and cosy communal spaces and great grounds for the kids to play in. Showers as you’d expect for an old property. Kitchen is well stocked, perfect spot to do your own catering for a grouo get together!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place for my 60th birthday

  • 4 of 5

Barolin Farm suited our needs perfectly. The good thing about this place-unlike so many other large group places was that everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom-no bunking up here! We booked this for my 60th birthday-the same weekend as the "beast from the east" was wreaking havoc everywhere. Everyone arrived -amazingly and we had a great time. The house was toasty warm all weekend. Belinda is helpful and on site. She answered all my pre party questions in detail which reassured me.She was very accommodating when we thought we may have to make changes. We did not find her intrusive at all. The house is large so no one felt crowded.The kitchen is well equipped .The grounds are huge-though we didn't make use of them due to the snow-though we did leave behind a snowman!There are lots of things to see locally and our group got out and about on the Saturday. We had a fantastic caterer-Ashley Close-The Rural food Company. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Use him if you can!! We also hired a table football for the weekend from Active Hire Yeadon, which added to the fun.All in all a great weekend in an amazing place. Four stars not five as the pumbing is a bit hit and miss but I understand this is the next big expense.It didn't bother us too much.My 86 year old mum has said that if she reaches 90 she will hire it herself!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place- perfect for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my Dad's 70th- lovely surroundings, great for the kids to run around in the garden and a bonus to have the riding stables next door to go and look at the horses. Great communication with the owner, spacious and everything you need!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous house perfect for a large group/hen party

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with a very well equipped kitchen to cook for a full house! I booked it for a hen do for 15 of us and it was perfect.

I didn't meet Belinda but she was very helpful in the lead up to the weekend and was always quick to respond to queries.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

Further Details:

Catered dinners can be freshly prepared to suit all tastes from hearty Yorkshire fare to world wide flavours.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Markington, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 17 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
To book or make an enquiry please contact Belinda Bartle

Changeover Day:
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 basic dormitory bedrooms can also be booked at a supplement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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