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Country House In North Yorkshire

People27
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Belinda Bartle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

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 Yorkshire Dales

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!

Helen





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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Markington in North Yorkshire

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful house ideal for large groups

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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: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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5

Great option for our, and maybe your, large family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Lovely rural location adjacent to charming equestrian centre. House itself is large, with ample country-style kitchen and several cosy reception rooms downstairs and 7 or 8 well appointed double bedrooms upstairs. Large, enclosed garden to rear, with tennis court, so good for relaxing and safe for children. Some bits of property a bit dated or in need of tlc, but overall quality is good and in keeping with the rustic location. My family of 16, from age 60 to 6 weeks, had lovely long weekend there. Dining rooms large enough for group that size.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted you all enjoyed your stay here. I am really pleased the house is proving so popular as a venue for get togethers so we can carry on and update. Hopefully without losing the charm of the property. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you here to stay.
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, massive country house 15 miles from Harrogate. 17 of us just spent a great weekend there. The house was clean, beds were comfortable and house was cosy and well stocked with linen and towels. Belinda was lovely and helpful. It was a cold wet weekend walking around the Christmas Market and discovering the joys of Harrogate but we always came home to a lovely warm house full of stunning furniture and character. Thank you Belinda.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am delighted your weekend was so enjoyable. Harrogate is incidentally 8 miles away and a 15 minute drive. Thank you again Belinda
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5

Lovely house in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my sister's hen do and it was perfect. Spacious rooms, great kitchen and lots of bathrooms. About 15 mins drive to Harrogate - ideal for a day out. Thanks Belinda!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hannah for taking the time to write a review. I am always delighted when guests enjoy staying here. This lovely house has got to earn its keep and I am so glad it has found a niche as a venue for families and friends to get together and enjoy one another's company in comfort and in beautiful surroundings. It was a pleasure to meet some of your group and have you all here to stay.
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5

fantastic property for a large group of people

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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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
£1,400
for 2 nights
From
£700
£3,500
£9,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 2 nights
From
£725
£2,500
£6,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
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.

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 adjoining annexe can be reserved for a supplementary cost
The basic dormitory bedrooms can also be booked at a small supplement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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