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Reynard House

Markington, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful interiors featuring traditional touches and exquisite countryside views
  • Dine alfresco and admire the stunning landscaped gardens
  • On chilly evenings cosy up beside one of the two roaring wood burners
Property code: 83892

This is the ultimate house for a special reunion with friends or family, located in the charming village of Markington on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

Markington is ideally situated for exploring all of Yorkshire's splendid countryside. Lying between Harrogate and Ripon, this location is an ideal base to explore 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. The village itself offers a small store and two pubs. Local attractions include Ripley Castle, Mother Shiptons Cave and the amazing rock formations of Brimham Rocks. You could explore Knaresborough Castle and Almscliffe Crag, or visit Pateley Bridge, home of England’s oldest sweet shop and the fascinating Nidderdale Museum.

Cross the stone-paved courtyard to this impressive house where the steps lead into a beautiful entrance hall. You'll be immediately drawn into a huge kitchen and dining room space, ideal for socialising and celebratory suppers. The kitchen is generously proportioned with plenty of space for more than one chef and can cope with the most demanding of feasts. The handcrafted kitchen is well-equipped with an American-style fridge/freezer, an electric range-style cooker, two electric ovens, a dishwasher and a microwave. Pull up a chair at the large dining table after returning from nearby market towns armed with mouth-watering produce and whip up a fabulous lunch. After a long day walking in the fresh air, you have a choice of seating areas within the spacious lounge in which to relax. Stretch out on one of the comfy sofas or armchairs, with two wood burners as the focal point. The lounge is divided into two areas, both with matching interiors but suited for different age groups. The soothing decor sets the scene for those cosy nights snuggled up on the lounge sofas with a good film on the Smart TV and a glass of wine in hand. There is a downstairs WC just off the hallway. Climb the stairs from the hallway and choose from five glorious bedrooms: four are arranged on the first floor, including two super-king-size zip-and-link (can be twins on request), both with en-suite shower rooms and WC, one super-king-size with en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, a walk-in shower and WC, and one king-size with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Up the next staircase is a delightful suite split into two areas, ideal for a family. There is a large shower room with a shower and WC, dressing area/space for cots, connected to a fabulous large bedroom with a super-king-size zip-and-link (can be twins on request), boasting the best view of the house overlooking the well-maintained garden below. You will also discover a utility room on the first floor with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Throw open the doors from the lounge and kitchen to your private patio for an al fresco experience, stepping outside into the garden for breakfast, brunch or dinner. A vast expanse of landscaped gardens and ponds stretch beyond the sunny patio area. Pour a summer cocktail and admire the fields and pastures in the distance. There is ample off-road parking.

  • 5 bedrooms - 3 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made twins on request) and 2 king-size
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with walk-in shower and WC and downstairs WC
  • Electric range style hob/oven, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood-burners with logs provided
  • Smart TV lounge
  • Underfloor heating downstairs
  • Large patio with outdoor dining table shared landscaped gardens
  • Please note that there are ornamental ponds in the shared gardens and children need to be supervised.
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Shop 6 miles and pub within walking distance
  • No stag or hen parties

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Rachael 12th November 2021

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The property is a beautiful mix of original character and modern and clean. The kitchen space is incredible and perfect for hosting a group. We were a group of 10 staying for a long weekend and couldn't have asked for more. Beautiful grounds, log burner and enormous comfy leather sofas made for a chilled out but luxurious weekend. Heather was warm Read moreand welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I'd love to go back in the summer to see the garden in full bloom. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 5th November 2021

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Excellent property, with very high standard of decor. All ensuite bedrooms with lovely indivividual finishing touches. Fantastic array of equipment in the kitchen! Combined kitchen and dining area very good for cooking and socialising Very clean throughout. Cosy log burners were great. Access to the fantastic gardens was a bonus. Great local pubs tRead moreo eat in and many places to visit on the doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 29th October 2021

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Reynard House is very well equipped and furnished to a very high standard.It is spotlessly clean and there is great attention to detail for a very comfortable holiday, nothing has been overlooked It is located in beautiful countryside and is convenient for visiting Fountains Abbey.

Reviewed by Marian 22nd October 2021

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A beautiful well appointed house with stunning garden. Great location close to a variety of attractions. An excellent choice for a holiday with a larger group of family or friends.

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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.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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