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Country House In North Yorkshire

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


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:
April 7, 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!


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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Markington Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 27
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Country House In North Yorkshire
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 19 reviews


  • 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.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning house, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location for a family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • 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.


Rates & Availability

Markington Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas and New Year
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $323.4

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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