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Harmby House

Middleham, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Create unforgettable memories in this stunning period house in the centre of Middleham
  • Every room exudes character with exposed stone walls, roll top baths, vaulted ceilings and wooden beams
  • Leave your worries behind and relax in the purpose-built sauna or the jacuzzi bath
Property code: 86243

Discover this luxurious three-storey house in North Yorkshire, the perfect place to host families and friends for a special celebration while surrounded by the breathtaking Yorkshire countryside.

Escape to the splendid Wensleydale town of Middleham and enjoy a group stay at this impressive, period holiday home with your extended family or friends. The sumptuous, three-storey property sleeps up to 15 guests and also welcomes up to five of their four-legged friends. With seven bedrooms, a delightful walled garden, a sauna and all sorts of other special touches throughout, this unique townhouse is the perfect backdrop for a Yorkshire holiday to remember.

Enjoy having the many attractions of Middleham right on the doorstep. This is a Yorkshire town that is known for its history and horse racing. Much of the history surrounds its Norman castle, which you can explore after watching the horses as they make their way to the gallops every morning. The pretty cobbled market square offers a range of shops, pubs, and places to eat. The bustling market town of Leyburn is just 2 miles away and offers a variety of great shops and pubs. Younger members of your party can enjoy trips to the Forbidden Corner, 2.5 miles away, with its intriguing labyrinth of tunnels and chambers. From Middleham, venture out into the spectacular scenery of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Open the splendid front door to this imposing property and let yourselves into its grand reception hall, with its generous space, tiled floor and chandelier hinting at the luxury to come. Wander on through to the magnificent lounge, where you and your nearest and dearest can gather together after each busy day out immersing yourselves in your Yorkshire surroundings. Light the open fire in here, find a film for everyone to enjoy on the Smart TV and luxuriate in the sheer elegance of the space.

Head through the double doors to the dining room, where you can sit around the table for happy holiday feasts together on those occasions you decide not to dine out. Throw open the French doors in here on warm days. The country-style kitchen/diner also accommodates a table, perhaps for casual meals or to sit at while you are chopping up the local produce you have shopped for in town. Pause here for a glass of wine while dinner roasts in the electric range-style oven. There are two dishwashers to help you clear up after your celebrations and a washing machine for whizzing through any clothing after damp country walks.

Make your way to the sauna to unwind and soothe your muscles after hiking through the Yorkshire Dales or head up the spiral staircase to the family bathroom on the first floor, with a glass of fizz in hand. Run yourself a long hot bubble bath in the free-standing bath up here and soak for as long as you like. In this part of the house, you can also find two beautiful double bedrooms, one of which looks out towards Middleham Castle and has the luxury of an en-suite shower room.

Climb the main staircase to the first floor to lay your head in either the children bunk bed room, the king-size bed or one of the two super-king-size beds. One of these has an en-suite shower room, while the other is especially opulent, featuring a roll-top bath in the room, as well as an en-suite shower room, and taking in views out towards Middleham Castle. Up here, you will find another glorious place in which to relax: a sumptuous, family bathroom, complete with a double-width Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Create a magical ambience with the feature lights in here, then settle back into the bubbles to savour an evening with your favourite music playing in the background.

Wander along the corridor to find another secret door, this time leading to a staircase up to the second floor. Discover a family room at the top here, furnished with a super-king-size bed and two singles, each with pull-out trundle beds. There is also an en-suite shower room with WC.

Sit outside on sunny days and enjoy your coffee in the delightful, walled courtyard. Relish a few quiet moments here with your book and make plans for the next adventure. There is a shared off-road parking area and additional free parking close by.

  • 7 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size, 1 king-size , 2 double rooms, 1 bunk bed room (suitable for children aged 6+) and 1 family room with a super-king-size bed plus 2 singles with space for 2 trundle beds (made up on request)
  • 6 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower and WC, 1 bathroom with jacuzzi bath, separate shower and WC, 4 en-suite shower rooms with WCs, freestanding bath in super-king-size bedroom
  • Welcome pack
  • Electric range-style oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, 2 dishwashers, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in lounge and family bedroom with Netflix available
  • Nest Hub with speakers throughout, downstairs is linked to Spotify
  • Enclosed patio with seating
  • Please note: there are 2 steps on the ground floor leading to the kitchen, downstairs bedroom and bathroom which may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Shared off-road parking with additional free parking available in Middleham, within walking distance
  • Sauna
  • Pubs, restaurants and shop within walking distance
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £65. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Middleham, in Wensleydale, is widely credited with being one of Yorkshire’s loveliest towns. Famous for its castle, which was once home to Richard II, it is also known for its racehorse training and you will see horses being led through the village up to the gallops every day. Wander the town to discover a great collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Just 2.5 miles out of the village is the fascinating Forbidden Corner. Regularly voted the best family attraction in Yorkshire, this is hugely popular because of its exciting labyrinth of tunnels and chambers. In the opposite direction, you’ll find the charming market town of Leyburn, 2 miles away, with its traditional shops, pubs and cafes around a handsome town square. As well as a busy market every Friday, the town is also home to the biggest auction centre outside of London. The nearby historic town of Richmond, 11 miles from the house, is another great option for a day out with its scenic setting along the River Swale.

There is a wealth of stunning natural sights and beauty spots all within close range, including Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle, both under 9 miles away. If walking is your passion, then the surrounding Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker’s paradise, with plenty of options for cycling too and a variety of excellent gastropubs for well-earned pit stops along the way. A drive further into the Yorkshire Dales reveals an abundance of chocolate-box villages to visit. Head to Kettlewell, 15 miles from Middleham, or Grassington, 21 miles away, to browse in independent shops and high-quality eateries.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 29th December 2023

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Absolutely fabulous property for large groups, a table that seats everyone together and plenty of seating in the living room. Bedrooms and beds were comfortable.. Middleham is a lovely village and a good location to visit other Yorkshire towns & villages. Set in beautiful surroundings and great for. Walking

Reviewed by Mandi 15th November 2023

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The house was perfect for our group, it had everything we needed, was very comfortable and clean. Will hopefully be back soon

Reviewed by John 10th November 2023

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Well equipped, well located cottage that had ample room for all who stayed. We would certainly return.

Reviewed by Victoria 13th October 2023

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Had a really comfortable stay at Harmby House, it was beautifully clean and so much space. We had 4 generations of family stay over the first weekend and all were comfortable. Loved seeing the horses going back and forth every day. Parking was a bit trickier for us, though we did still manage to park. I notice a lot of earlier reviews mention greatRead more for walking, I dont do a lot of that, but I will say that there are a lot of fantastic ruins and great castles to visit and local food was great. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 6th October 2023

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Harmby House is fabulous in every way; lovely decor, well equipped kitchen & bathrooms, comfy beds with luxurious bed linen & a rabbit warren of rooms which provide a fantastic opportunity for exploring & hide and seek for young & old alike & perfect for 7 friends. The welcome basket was a lovely touch, as was the beer & Prosecco in the fridge! MidRead moredleham is a lovely village with the glorious Dales on the doorstep & everyone we met in the shop & pubs was super friendly. We can't wait to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy 28th July 2023

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Harmby House is glorious, felt spoilt from the moment we walked in. The house is ideal for an epic game of hide and seek and as a party of 4 families we all had enough space to escape to when needed. The sauna is amazing and an added bonus.

Reviewed by Michael 21st July 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed out time at Harmby House, which was comfortable, well equipped and very clean. The sauna, which we hadn't expected to use in July, was very welcome after walks in the wet. The children in the party particularly enjoyed the way the ground floor rooms interconnected and finding the bedrooms, especially the ones at the back of thRead moree house. The welcome package was very generous and much appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Eileen 7th July 2023

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The house is lovely. It is very spacious and well equipped. There were 10 adults in our party and there was plenty of room for everyone. The only problem we had was that our elderly parents, who also have mobility issues, were with us so the steps up to the ground floor bedroom and bathroom were a bit difficult for them. I wouldnt recommend the houRead morese to anyone with mobility issues. Hide

Reviewed by Abigail 30th June 2023

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Just returned from a lovely weekend at Harmby House. The photos dont do this place justice, its absolutely gorgeous! It was spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you could possibly want and Chris was easily contactable. Couldnt recommend it more. I came with friends this time but looking to return with my family in the future!

Reviewed by Hannah 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 26th May 2023

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A lovely house with odd steps and low beams which we quickly got used too. Great location and facilities. We had a lovely week 2 grandparents 3 younger couples 5 children. Playing on the 4iver, beautiful walls including to Forbidden Corner and chocolate factory!

Reviewed by Joanne 19th May 2023

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A great location in a beautiful area. We enjoyed several local walks and seeing the horses on the gallops. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. The house was perfect for the 12 of us and our dogs. Great facilities and the owner was so helpful when I had a query with a very quick response. We loved it!

Reviewed by Janet 12th May 2023

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An amazing property, clean and well set up with everything needed for a large group of people. The location was wonderful in a lovely town surrounded by countryside and seeing the beautiful horses every day was a bonus. Would highly recommend this property .

Reviewed by julie 21st April 2023

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A great property, perfect for a large group of friends. One of the bedrooms was up a tight spiral staircase which was difficult to navigate with luggage so we chose not to use it. There are restrictions for parking immediately outside of the property but plenty of parking close by. The property is well equipped, had a private outside space with lovRead moreely furniture and very comfortable clean beds. It is in a great location for anyone looking to enjoy some beautiful countryside and local walks. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 14th April 2023

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A lovely clean and warm house. Very comfortable beds. Fantastic for a large family gathering. Great walks to go on with the dogs, and dog friendly pubs to stop off at. We had a lovely weekend there for our Ruby Anniversary with our family, 8 adults, 6 grandchildren and 3 dogs, all had a great time.

Reviewed by Sandra 7th April 2023

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11 friends enjoyed this beautiful house ...plus 4 doggies. Perfect location and friendly village. Lovely spot for walks over the hills and by streams The house was perfect for us all to chill and relax in . Dining was great on the big table. It had everything we needed Sandra Lindsey

Reviewed by Mark 31st March 2023

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Enjoyed our stay, lovely location, parking and WIFI spoilt it a bit. Other than that only minor issues raised with owner.

Reviewed by George 24th March 2023

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We had the best time at Harmby House - such a fantastic, quirky venue to bring your favourite people together in. Everything you could need is provided, every social room is plenty big enough to gather in and theres also so much space in the whole house to spread out when you want to too. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, the local chippyRead more was excellent for our 2nd night meal & the local shop was great for a top up of food supplies. Definitely hope to stay again for a future occasion! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd March 2023

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Harmby House is a well maintained, attractive and comfortable house for a large family or friends group. The furnishings and bedding are good quality and the house was very clean. The dining table is a good size and there is plenty of cutlery and crockery. The location is good for many different walks straight from the door.

Reviewed by Steve 23rd February 2023

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Excellent accommodation in a lovely village setting. Perfect for a large group. Very well equipped.

Reviewed by Jane 18th February 2023

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A lovely warm and comfortable house with plenty of space for a large group. Very well equipped kitchen, lovely dining room and great sauna.

Reviewed by Jane 30th December 2022

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What a fantastic place for large family get together over new year! Pictures did not do it justice. Really appreciated that it was perfectly clean with recent paint decoration and bathrooms felt new with minimal mold. Kitchen was large and well equipped. Bring a large /pan casserole if you need one. Very good local shop in middleham for basic proviRead moresions and fresh veg. Information about local ev chargers would be useful. We went in friends car to Aysgarth falls but ev charger in car park there Hide

Reviewed by Paula 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Nicky 2nd December 2022

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This holiday home is a perfect getaway for large group. All the bedrooms are a good size and the beds were very comfortable. Its very well equipped including 2 dishwashers! Its situated in the middle of the town and easy walking distance to a well stocked village shop, lovely walks and pubs. If you want a large occupancy holiday rental which allowsRead more dogs Harmby House ticks every box. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 25th November 2022

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Harmby House is ideal for a family and/or friends get together or celebration. It is very clean and comfortable and full of character. Middleham is a lovely setting - a quirky Georgian village with good pubs and useful shop. Seeing racehorses going to exercise is a special sight.

Reviewed by Sandra 21st September 2022

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We stayed at the house for a family and friends birthday party. Its big, clean and spacious . Comfy beds and plenty of pillows. Well equipped kitchen with lots of cutlery, crockery and pans. Large dining room that enables 15 people to eat together. Fabulous location for walking in the area. Great food in Richard III. Everyone in the village very frRead moreiendly and helpful. If you like race horses this is the accommodation for you. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 7th August 2022

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We spent a fantastic week at Harmby House to celebrate a family diamond wedding anniversary. While we were lucky to have the most amazing hot and sunny weather during our stay, the house, its location and Middleham were simply perfect for a multi-generational family gathering. From the grandparents to the teenagers, this week went down as a real suRead moreccess. We unreservedly recommend booking Harmby House and hope to return to this wonderful place soon. The Morris-Watson Family Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd July 2022

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Had a lovely stay at Harmby House in Middleham. The house was spotless and there was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us in the kitchen. The house and location were perfect for our family reunion. We had a previous booking fall through at the last minute, and I can't thank the Holidaycottages relocation team enough for their help and support rebooRead moreking at the last minute. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 15th April 2022

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We booked this cottage after a very late cancellation (by another company). The staff couldn't help us enough to accommodate us and nothing was too much trouble . The cottage was beautiful and everything we needed and more . We were extremely grateful to be accommodated not only at such short notice but into a stunning property such as Harmby HouseRead more . Thank you once again for your understanding and helpfulness . We will be returning next year Sandra Lindsey Hide

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