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Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage

Markington, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 992106)

4.9

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Victoria, Olivia and Derick made us feel very welcome and the welcome pack was exceptional ie delicious chocolate cake."

    wine,eggs.biscuits etc. Lovely shower and everything was there that we needed, car park was brilliant. this is the best cottage we have ever stayed at and would thoroughly recommend it. first class

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "Wallerthwaite Cottage was very good with every aspect excellent."

    Our stay was enhanced by the fact that we had very good weather which enabled us to visit many places of interest.e.g.York; Brimham Rocks;Fountains Abbey;Mother Shiptons cave. We were very disappointed by the fact that we visited Castle Howard only to find that the house and gardens were closed as they were "Filming there' This all brought home to me the fact that one must book if you want to visit these places because the same applied to Yorkminster. To cap it all, whilst my wife walked round the York City walls ,I went to the National Railway Museum only to find it was closed. All in all ,you would think this all a disaster but 'no, it was disappointing but,there were other things to do which more than made up for it Would I go back to Wallerthwaite Cottage, An emphatic "Yes".

    Thank you for you kind words about your stay at Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage , I'm glad that you found it " excellent " During these extraordinary times of COVID - 19 , I have been advising guests to book ahead for any attractions they wish to visit to avoid disappointment as many places will only allow you to pre book and not turn up on the day . Property Owner

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2021

  • "Our stay at the cottage was very relaxing,first class accomadation."

    Victoria and her parents were extremely friendly.The goodies on arrival were much appreciated.The cottage is so well equipped and in a perfect location for all the places we visited. We have booked for next year as there are places we still have to visit.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week in this beautiful barn conversion- small, but perfect for two."

    A delightful courtyard garden was ideal for enjoying a glass of wine after days out exploring the local area - Ripley, Ripon and Harrogate. Can highly recommend visits to Fountains Abbey and the Himalayan Gardens. Victoria and her family were very welcoming and helpful. Cake and wine in the welcome pack were much appreciated

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2021

  • "Great location best cottage we have stayed in everything you needed was there ..."

    Great location best cottage we have stayed in everything you needed was there victoria and her mum and dad could not have bee more helpful

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage."

    Victoria and her parents were so warm, welcoming and friendly! It is the perfect location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales: a fabulous mix of culture and outdoor exploring both on foot and by bicycle (admittedly ebikes were very welcome when tackling the hills!). The cottage is really well equipped; no stone was unturned when it came to kitting it out for guests. The welcome pack was very 'welcoming' indeed. All in all, we can't recommend Wallerthwaite highly enough!

    Reviewed by CressidaAug 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and spotless,the owners were very friendly and helpful,highly recommend going there"

    Reviewed by johnJul 2021

  • "Definitely the best self catering accommodation we have ever experienced."

    Victoria provided everything we needed and more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "The cottage provided a perfect "wrap round" cozy retreat in a stunning setting."

    The owners could not have been more attentive and friendly and the wine, cake and other treats were very much appreciated. To come "home" from the delights of the local area to sit in a gorgeous courtyard and have a cold glass of wine was the perfect end of the day for us. Would love to return to finish off the local attractions.

    Reviewed by TomJun 2021

  • "Very warm welcome from the family."

    Fabulous location, beautifully equipped lovely outside space to relax in and the welcome goodies were indeed most welcome, particularly the chocolate cake and the wine. Very well located for the places that we wanted to visit, Fountains Abbey and Studley Water Park, RHS Harlow Carr, the Nidderdale Valley etc. Stunning countryside drives in every direction. Great pubs on the doorstep. All in all, we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2021

  • ""Cottage" is almost misleading!"

    Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage is a real GEM,both interior and exterior are of the highest possible standards and everything,and just about anything,you may need for your stay is provided.Victoria,the owner, and her family were welcoming, friendly, and were more than helpful with any queries either about the accommodation or the surrounding area. I cannot praise Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage,or it`s owner, highly enough.A lovely place in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2021

  • "Wonderful week in the Yorkshire Dales the accommodation was fantastic and the attention to detail was great."

    Owner and family were verywelcoming, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage is the perfect location for a holiday, relaxed or active, and as a base from which to explore North Yorkshire and the many treasures of Britain that are within easy reach: Ripon, Harrogate, Bettys Tea Shop, Fountains Abbey and of course York."

    The cottage is well appointed, comfortable and collocated with the owners superb example of a well-designed barn conversion. Surrounded by farmland and a short walk to the local store and post office, the cottage is just four-miles from the excellent shops, cafes and restaurants of Ripon, and close to a range of excellent pubs and restaurants. Yorkshire at its brilliant best!

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Wallerthwaite Cottage was an idyllic accommodation including all that we could wish for in our restful break."

    Our host ensured that our 5 star, homely cottage was very well equipped. The location was perfect for us to base ourselves from to visit the delights offered within easy reach of our bolthole. We enjoyed basking in the early evening rays whilst relaxing in the comfortable privacy of our patio seating. Perfect.

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and cosy ."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Set in a very quiet area the immaculate Wallerthwaite Barns Cottage exceeded our expectations it really was everything as per the publication and more 5* plus."

    .very nice hosts even left us a welcome gift which was a nice touch ... if you are looking for quality then book it you will not be disappointed

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2021

  • "'A Perfect Getaway' On arrival we were met by Victoria who was welcoming and nothing was too much trouble."

    The place is beautifully presented with a real attention to detail and is situated in a quiet, picturesque location. A 'Welcome Pack' which included eggs, coffee, tea, sugar, milk and a delicious homemade cake was a lovely touch and in the property there was also an information pack of local places to visit and recommended places to eat. The cottage was an ideal base to explore interesting places including Ripon, Harrogate and Fountains Abbey. A great place - thank you!

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "Excellent location."

    Cottage well furnished and had all facilities required. Welcome pack is a thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "I am somewhat disabled."

    However we were able to visit various locations in North Yorkshire which we had known from previous times. The cottage was very well appointed. Of course the owner could not enter while we were resident but that was not essential. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage to any other couple, but without children.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "Wonderful warm welcome and a lovely break."

    Most enjoyable.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Everything about the cottage was comfortable and so well equipped."

    The owners were very friendly and made us welcome. The surrounding courtyard and gardens were beautiful. There was lots of local information of where to go and where to eat in a folder in the cottage. We would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a holiday in this part of Yorkshire

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2020

  • "The hosts were incredibly welcoming and instantly made us feel at home at their beautiful cottage."

    The cottage had all the facilities we could possibly have needed and the location was stunning. It was excellent value for money in a beautiful location and we would highly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JackAug 2020

  • "This is a truly wonderful cottage - renovated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard - in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire."

    We received a warm welcome from our hosts and were provided with a welcome pack that exceeded the description; the homemade cake in particular was delicious! We really enjoyed our stay and exploration of the local area although, admittedly, it was difficult to leave the comfort of the cottage. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by TomJul 2020

  • "The accommodation was small but there was only 2 of us and it was clean and fresh and reasonably comfortable ,lovely bed Unfortunately do to covid the Yorkshire show was called off and many of the attractions were closed."

    But we’re going back this year hopefully there’ll be more to do

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2020

  • "Recommended to anyone seeking peace, tranquility and a friendly welcome in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales!"

    We plan to return soon.. Chris & Carine

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2019

  • "An excellent cottage in a great location, so handy for Ripon and Harrogate, with lots of wee villages in between and great local pubs too."

    We enjoyed very good local walking in the area. There is so much to do and see Our hosts Derek and Olivia were very welcoming and friendly. They gave us loads of local information especially on where to eat out locally, and recommended good walks too. The cottage was very well equipped and also very comfortable. All in all a first class holiday experience.

    Reviewed by AlexanderOct 2019

  • "Wonderful if you want peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2019

  • "The cottage had been refurbished to an extremely high standard, with quality fittings and furnishings and was exceptionally well equipped."

    The underfloor heating made it cosy throughout (though it was slow to respond to adjustment up or down). We were treated to a lavish welcome pack that included wine, delicious farm eggs and chocolate cake; and we appreciated being supplied with milk, butter, oil, salt and pepper, teabags and coffee. All this made for a comfortable and enjoyable stay; we would hope to return when we visit the area again.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2019

  • "A brilliant welcome from the owners with a wonderful goody pack to greet us."

    Ideal compact cottage for two people in a perfect position for exploring the Dales

    Reviewed by KevanSep 2019

  • "A very warm welcome from Derek,Olivia and Victoria,the welcome pack of scones,butter jam and milk was a nice touch, also a bottle of wine in fridge."

    The cottage was perfect,spotlessly clean and well presented, ideally situated in a nice quiet village,but near to Ripon and Harrogate and the nearby dales.We had a perfect weeks holiday, everyone was most helpful, and we will be recommending this property to our friends.All in all,a great experience.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "This courage is a little gem."

    It is comfortable, clean and well appointed. Every small detail has been taken into account. The warm welcome from Victoria, Olivia and Derek was wonderful, they were so friendly and helpful. We had a very chilled and relaxing 5 days at the cottage. Thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by AllisonAug 2019

  • "This was a great bolt hole for two in a country location yet close to Ripon and Harrogate."

    Barn cottage was well appointed with lovely landscaping. We had a warm welcome and helpful local advice from Derek, Olivia and Victoria. Lesley and Michael Burke.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2019

  • "We had not used Sykes Holiday Cottages before and were very pleased that the standard of the accommodation at Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage was excellent."

    It is a very clean, well appointed and delightfully furnished. The welcome pack was much appreciated especially the lovely warm scones. We were met by Derek and Olivia on arrival, and the owner Victoria is very conscientious and caring about her visitors. We were even given a second bottle of wine when the music from a village gathering could be heard at the cottage. A really charming and sociable family. It was a pleasure to meet them. The cottage is well placed between Ripon and Harrogate and there are plenty of interesting places to visit together with the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We would recommend this accommodation and Sykes Holiday Cottages to anyone.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2019

  • "We would like to extend the biggest thank you possible to Victoria, Derek and Olivia for making our weeks stay at Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage the most wonderful time possible."

    This was our first time in a Sykes cottage and we couldn't believe the extent Victoria had gone to make our time there as comfortable as possible. The provisions, such as the towels, tea, coffee, sugar and cleaning materials provided were all top quality and the welcome pack which included wine, scones, jam and butter were a really generous touch. The cottage had everything in it to make it a home from home. So clean and spotless. The location is quiet and peaceful and close to Ripon, Harrogate, Thirsk and the Dales. Fountains Abbey is only a couple of miles away too. We really enjoyed meeting and chatting with you. Well done on having such a beautiful property and home. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to Sykes customers and hope very much to return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2019

  • "Everything about the cottage was first class ,on arrival we were greeted by victoria Olivia and derek who were friendly and amenable."

    The cottage was spotless with all the full amenities and we were given wine fresh eggs and scones on arrival. The setting was picturesque and very quiet within easy reach of all local places I would fully recommend a stay at the cottage. We will be back. Thanks for a marvellous stay and info from your lovely family

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "We received a wonderful welcome from Olivia, Derek and Victoria who all did their best to make our stay memorable."

    The cottage is in easy reach of many of Yorkshire's attractions and was easy to find thanks to the excellent details provided by Victoria. We were particularly thankful for the welcome basket of goodies especially the home made scones. The cottage was attractive providing everything we needed. We would recommend the cottage highly.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2019

  • "One of the best holiday rentals we have stayed at congratulations to you and your client."

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2019

  • "The owners extended a very warm welcome on arrival."

    It was great to have detailed sketches & more precise instructions regarding route & parking etc emailed to me prior to departure. Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage had everything that I needed, with a welcome pack which included milk, butter, 6 eggs, coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate chip cookies & some freshly baked fruit scones, similarly the information pack was packed full of leaflets of local attractions & proved very helpful since the weather was not great during my stay. The cottage is ideally situated between Harrogate & Ripon in a lovely area of North Yorkshire with plenty of walks & places of interest close at hand. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage as an excellent place to stay whilst visiting this area of North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday with very friendly hosts and a lovely Welcome Pack on arrival."

    We would like to point out 2 minor details very poor mobile reception and there was only a fridge not fridge freezer as stated in your information.

    Many thanks for your feedback, i'm sorry to hear that the mobile reception for you was not the greatest, we have never has any past complaints regarding this as customers have previously always been able to obtain a signal from their network provider. Duly noted regarding the freezer, however the property is only advertised with having a fridge available - If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EricMay 2019

  • "We are pleased to recommend this excellent accommodation which far exceeded our expectations."

    Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage is situated in a lovely area of Yorkshire offering enjoyable walks, plenty of wildlife and no shortage of interesting places to visit within easy travelling distance.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "A lovely renovated cottage with very welcoming hostess."

    Excellent welcome pack and brilliant information folder full of ideas on what to do and where to visit.

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2019

  • "We were met with a very welcome basket of ‘goodies’."

    The cottage was very comfortable - the bed and the shower were particularly good - and the surroundings were very peaceful. It was good to be in North Yorkshire again. Peter & Margaret Williams

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "The owner of the cottage, and her family, were very friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage had everything we needed and is in a lovely setting. It was easy to find and the owner also provided further detailed instructions on where to park etc once you had entered the grounds of the cottage. It is located between Harrogate and Ripon and there are lots of interesting places to visit. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in this beautiful place."

    We had a great welcome and the cottage was very warm and comfortable. The area is spectacular and there are loads of places nearby to visit.

    Reviewed by CeliaApr 2019

  • "It's a hidden gem set in beautiful surroundings mid way between Ripon and Harrogate."

    The owner provided a welcome pack, of butter, fresh eggs, home made bread, milk, tea, sugar, coffee and a bottle of wine. The village shop and post office is run by a lovely lady name Linda and the local pub has a very good menu, both are just a short walk away from the cottage. I was extremely lucky to find Wallerthwaite farm cottage as it was new to the market and i was the first guest. I was between houses at the time and needed somewhere to stay for a month. The cottage is a brand new farm building conversion which has been done to the highest standard with quality fixtures and fittings. I can definitely highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2019

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The property

This delightful self-contained wing of the owners' detached home, set in open countryside on the edge of the village of Markington, North Yorkshire.

Lovingly restored, Wallerthwaite Barn Cottage offers a wonderful, open-plan interior, which provides a cosy space to unwind in front of the TV, and a lovely dining area with seating for up to two people, where you can enjoy a romantic meal together.

Stunning limestone flooring throughout plus the luxury of underfloor heating.

The kitchen is fully-equipped, with an attractive set of handmade navy units and wooden worktops, coinciding with the lovely artwork on the walls and wooden furnishings.

All rooms can be found on the ground floor and down the hall you will also find a luxurious double bedroom with an en-suite walk-in shower room.

The bedroom has a cosy office area, for any last minute work that needs to be finished, or use it as a quiet reading area.

There is ample off-road parking is available.

Outside, the patio is a real sun trap, where you can relax with a glass of wine in the lovely peaceful surroundings.

Nearby Harrogate boasts a wide variety of quaint pubs, tempting restaurants and colourful antique shops, whilst the magnificent Turkish Baths, old theatres, and Bettys tea room - overlooking Montpelier Gardens - are not to be missed.

Visit the historic city of Ripon, with its impressive cathedral, fascinating museums, quaint pubs, interesting shops, homely tea rooms and fine restaurants.

A perfect base for a romantic or relaxing break in this wonderful area.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Fully temperature controlled gas underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer, Smart TV, Radio/docking station, hairdryer, Fibre broadband WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio area to front of property, with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 minutes walk, pub 10 minutes walk
  • Note: Welcome pack on arrival - including butter, eggs, milk, tea and coffee

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About the location

MARKINGTON

Ripon 6 miles; Harrogate 8 miles.

This small picturesque village is situated in the midst of some of Yorkshire's most beautiful scenery. It comprises a scattering of dwellings and farmsteads, also offering two pubs and a village store. Markington is ideally situated for exploring all of Yorkshire's splendid countryside, with the Yorkshire Dales to the west and the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast to the east. The fascinating, historic Cathedral cities of Ripon and York are close by, as are the great stately homes of Castle Howard and Harewood House, the Cistercian Abbeys of Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx, and the castles of Middleham, Bolton and Richmond.

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