Country House in Markington, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England - Peaceful Location, The Perfect House For Entertaining Family And Friends
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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.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - 1 or 2 well behaved dogs allowed at £20 per dog.1 or 2 well behaved dogs allowed at £20 per dog.
Parties/events allowed - Parties and celebrations allowed by arrangement.Parties and celebrations allowed by arrangement.
No smoking - It is allowed outside onlyIt is allowed outside only
Max guests: 22 (sleeps up to 17 adults) - 17 in house. Extra accom in chalets at extra cost17 in house. Extra accom in chalets at extra cost
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Markington at New Year
An excellent place for a large group to get together and enjoy festive celebrations amidst beautiful countryside with extremely helpful local management.
A charming and spacious holiday home
My entire family just spent Christmas week together at this charming old house. We really appreciated the spaciousness and location and had a wonderful week all together. There were Christmas decorations downstairs, which gave the house a homely feel and really made it feel like a home from home.
Finding the house on the first evening was a little tricky as the postcode led us up a mud path! The best thing to do is just head to the Yorkshire Riding Centre with which the house shares a long drive.
We did have a few hiccups with the boiler, however on both occasions Belinda was immediately on hand and the problem was sorted out quickly.
However we all really enjoyed our stay at Barolin Farm and we will certainly be back again, though perhaps in the summer time so that we can enjoy the gardens and amazing countryside!
Brilliant for our large family to meet and have time together
80th Birthday celebrations
Great property for a large party. Bathrooms are quite tired but the kitchen, dining and lounge areas are great. We had a fantastic time and Belinda gave us a great recommendation for a caterer on Saturday evening. Overall a great weekend.
Perfect for a large family weekend
The communication with Belinda was fantastic -she was always quick to reply to any queries and was there to greet us and show us around when we arrived. The place is gorgeous and far bigger than we imagined. We are a big family of 18, 9 of which are kids, and there was more than enough room for everyone. The garden was also a fantastic space woth plenty of room for the kids to play and a lovely area for a bbq in the warmer weather.
We didn't want for anything while we were there.
Special interest holidays:
Keen equestrians can stable their horses here and take advantage of our broad range of facilities, during their stay.
Set in the heart of beautiful countryside. An ideal base for exploring the infinite variety that Yorkshire has to offer.
Including the Activity Centre At Ripley Castle
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.