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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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
Perfect hen party house!
I rented this house for my friends hen party. Belinda is a wonderful host and the house is beautiful! Great outdoor and indoor space. The large living and dinning areas comfortably sat 12 of us. The kitchen also had everything that we needed with cutlery, crockery, microwave, fridge/freezer etc and we could cater for everyone using the beautiful Aga.
There are also plenty of options for things to do for daytime activities within a 15-30 minute drive of the property so it was easy to find something to do.
It was a fantastic place to stay and I would recommend to other people looking for a weekend location for a large group!
A fabulous house with plenty of room for our group of 20, we couldn't have asked for a better place. The option of renting the extra chalet accommodation is an extra bonus too.
The large kitchen area worked really well having prep space, a big table as well as three comfortable areas to sit adjoining it - great for keeping an eye on the younger children.
The hot tub, tennis court and outdoor games proved ideal for our group with 9 children who only reappeared at meal times!
The dining room was superb for our 'posh' dinner party and the lounge with open fire was just perfect for sitting back and relaxing with plenty of comfortable seating.
Belinda was wonderful and couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating during the booking and while we were there.
The character and ambience of the property is unique and we felt very lucky to have the opportunity to stay there.
We loved it and will be back!
Hi, we all had an amazing time staying at the house. We live in all parts of the country and the cousins do not get to meet up very often. We arranged this stay for my mums birthday so she could get to see all her grandchildren. Unfortunately she was too ill to join us but we had a brilliant time thank you.
Gorgeous big house
Celebrated a birthday here with 17 friends and it was the perfect space. Gorgeous inside with lovely grounds too - and plenty of room for everyone.
Great space for a large group!
Lovely and warm/cosy. Plenty of sociable living spaces and a good number of bathrooms. Loads of outdoor space too for the kids and animals!
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.