1 / 39  
2 / 39  
3 / 39  
4 / 39  
5 / 39  
6 / 39  
7 / 39  
8 / 39  
9 / 39  
10 / 39  
11 / 39  
12 / 39  
13 / 39  
14 / 39  
15 / 39  
16 / 39  
17 / 39  
18 / 39  
19 / 39  
20 / 39  
21 / 39  
22 / 39  
23 / 39  
24 / 39  
25 / 39  
26 / 39  
27 / 39  
28 / 39  
29 / 39  
30 / 39  
31 / 39  
32 / 39  
33 / 39  
34 / 39  
35 / 39  
36 / 39  
37 / 39  
38 / 39  
39 / 39  

Harmby House

Middleham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 5
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
13 more

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.

The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is renowned for its history and racehorses. Much of the history surrounds its Norman castle, so you can explore this 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, or why not take some time to explore The Forbidden Corner (2.5 miles), a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, and surprises set amidst 4 acres of grounds? A superb base for exploring Wensleydale (16 miles) and all within 40 miles of York, the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, and the Heritage Coast.

Approaching the impressive house, you are greeted by a grand front door and upon stepping inside, the entry hall sparkles and the chandelier flickers - stepping onto the period tiled flooring, this one-of-a-kind entrance hints at the delights that lay ahead. Throughout the house, you will discover stunning interiors and a relaxed charm that creates a truly grand atmosphere. Make your way into the magnificent lounge, a cosy room with many comfortable sofas, a Smart TV, an open fire, and original decorative features around the room. Open the double doors to continue through to the grand dining room and gather around the generous table with space for everyone to sit and chat about that day's adventures. Throw open the back door into the courtyard space to enjoy socialising inside and out. Bring back some local produce and prepare a Yorkshire-style feast in the kitchen, all beautifully built-in with that classic country look and complete with electric range-style oven and hob, fridge, two dishwashers, and microwave. There is also a washing machine for those holiday practicalities. This home is full of surprises and if you're looking to relax after a long day out and about, there is a sauna tucked away, just what you need to warm you through and unwind. Venture up the spiral staircase to find one of many hidden rooms, a double bedroom with spectacular views out to Middleham Castle - what a view to wake up to. The bedroom comes with an en-suite shower room with WC, just what you need in the mornings to be ready and raring to go. Returning to the main hallway, a corridor leads off to another double room which is partnered alongside a spacious and mesmerising bathroom with a roll-top bath, handheld shower, and WC. This is where you will spend many an evening relaxing, bath brimmed with bubbles and a glass of your favourite wine in hand. Up the staircase to the first floor, there are bedrooms lining both sides; a single bedroom with additional trundle bed and one king-size, one super-king-size with an en-suite shower room and WC, and the magnificent super-king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room, WC, and also a roll-top bath enjoying views out to Middleham Castle. The main bathroom has even more of the wow factor, the double-width jacuzzi bath, separate shower, and WC. Light the feature lights and enjoy an evening with your favourite songs playing in the background. There is also a feature fireplace adding to the character. Along the corridor, there is one more undiscovered door that hides away a staircase taking you up to the second floor. At the top, you will find the ultimate in sleepover rooms with a super-king-size bedroom with two additional single beds, both with pull out trundle beds. This room also has an en-suite shower room with WC.

Outside, is a charming walled courtyard. A great overflow space from the dining room and a lovely quiet spot in which to enjoy your morning coffee. There is a shared off-road parking area and additional free parking in Middleham, within walking distance.

  • Sleeps 15+3 (trundle beds)
  • 7 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size, 1 king-size, 2 doubles (one of which is on the ground floor), 1 single with pull out trundle bed and 1 family room with a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made as twins on request) plus 2 singles with pull out trundles
  • 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
  • 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
  • Enclosed patio with seating
  • Shared off-road parking with additional free parking available in Middleham, within walking distance
  • Sauna
  • Pubs, restaurants and shop within walking distance
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 5 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Discover a swathe of family friendly days out in the local area. Wander down into Middleham (less than 0.5 miles) and take a relaxing walk along the beautiful River Ure, stopping off in a town-centre pub on your way back. Cross over into the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and embrace a day at Forbidden Corner (2.5 miles), a mystical land filled with fantastic sculptures and mysterious things to discover. A short car journey leads to Ripon (18 miles) and the beautiful ruins of Fountains Abbey (20 miles), whilst the Nidderdale AONB is also in this area for keen walkers or cyclists to follow waymarked trails and pretty pathways. A drive further into the Yorkshire Dales gives way to an abundance of chocolate box villages to visit. Head to Kettlewell (15 miles) or Grassington (21 miles) to browse independent businesses and quality eateries.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 1 guest rating

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 stars5
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 stars5
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 5 starsOverall comfort 5 starsOverall comfort 5 starsOverall comfort 5 starsOverall comfort 5 stars5
Overall location
Overall location 5 starsOverall location 5 starsOverall location 5 starsOverall location 5 starsOverall location 5 stars5

Reviewed by Sandra 15th April 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

Show 27 more


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210