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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Family Stay For Dads 60th
Lovely pproperty with beautiful gardens. Belinda was very helpful & prompt for check-in. All very smooth. The house was lovely for the family, and we appreciated all the bathrooms! Lovely & spacious communal areas. We had a fab time!
Great Place to stay
Great to place to stay in a fantastic rural location. Will definitely be coming back again!
Marking Time in Markington
Cleanliness of the property is tough. That is A LOT of space to clean and it is aging and open to the elements and near horse stables. The adults dealt with minor issues and leaned more on the character and atmosphere and not on the struggle of the upkeep. The kids found every spider and insect. Bring additional games and toys. But that backyard was amazing. Check-in was great. Access to the Internet needs to be clearly posted. Listing is fine. The stove situation was a learning process. We figured things out and it worked out well enough. Bring music if you want it for a party. The location was a love/hate thing. Some of us ran in the morning down the roads and through the village. Some went for walks. Plenty of parking space. The Hussar, the local pub, saved the day with having space for 10 one night. But those roads in and out of the house stressed me out. Be prepared and cautious. But once out then depending on direction you could be almost anywhere within two hours. The place is unique. We had 10-12 staying with us and an additional 8-10 joined us almost every night and we never struggle for space or places to have private conversations. Great location for us. Tough to get back to but away from the hussle and bussle of downtown areas. Pack the fridge and stick around. Have a lawn party. Lover of horses then this place is for you. Just be prepared for a flashback in time and some learning curves. Enjoy because everyone did and we loved how they enjoyed coming over.
Had a great weekend 17 of us for a birthday. There was everything we needed with loads of space. The owner was very helpful with any information we needed. We would all book here again.
Stayed for a weekend to celebrate my birthday with friends. We stayed in the main house and chalets and it was a perfect visit! Everyone had an incredible time, it's an absolutely beautiful place and Belinda is friendly and easy to get in contact with. This was my second stay and I would definitely come back again.
Great property , as a family we go away on a break once a year this has to be the best so far, we played tennis ,football ,cricket ,croquet and more wedidnt
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.