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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
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 single bedroom, with an additional trundle bed, 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.

  • 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

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.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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 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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