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Rookery Barn - Harrogate

Nidderdale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning detached barn conversion designed specifically for families and groups
  • Unwind in the bubbling hot tub after a day exploring the Yorkshire Dales
  • Huge sociable spaces both inside and out, with cosy bedrooms for restful nights
Property code: 86072

Combining character features with contemporary style, this spacious barn conversion boasts an enviable location with stunning views in the Nidderdale AONB.

Enjoying an elevated position in the picturesque village of Darley, this wonderful barn conversion provides the ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Set in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are an abundance of walks and cycle trails straight from the doorstep. Visit the nearby ruins at Fountains Abbey (12 miles) or go and explore the outstanding natural formations at Brimham Rocks (5 miles).The delightful town of Pateley Bridge is just 7 miles away, with plenty of places to eat and numerous quaint local shops and tea rooms to enjoy. The popular spa town of Harrogate is only 8 miles away, where you can explore the Turkish Baths, Harlow Carr Gardens and many other fantastic attractions including Fewston Reservoir and Thruscross Reservoir both 5 miles away.

Step inside this fantastic property into the main hub of the house, the spacious lounge/diner. With ample seating for all of the family, cosy up on a winter’s evening in front of the wood burner and watch a movie together on the Smart TV. Adorned with beams and bi-folding doors that open out on to the garden, flooding the room with light, this area has a large dining table that provides the perfect space for everyone to socialise and enjoy a celebratory meal. Behind the dining space you will find a separate WC. The stylish kitchen is contemporary but in-keeping with the tradition of the house and is fully equipped with everything you could need, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine. Off the kitchen is a handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and paddle stairs up to a double bedroom. As you move up the main staircase of the house on to the generous landing, you come to a beautiful family bathroom with a roll-top bath and WC. Next door is the second of the bedrooms, a spacious super-king-size with an en-suite shower room and WC. Along the hallway you will find the master suite; an excellent-sized super-king-size boasting impressive beams and an en-suite shower room with WC. To complete the property are the final two bedrooms, one king-size and one double with additional double bed, both with delightful views over the garden and countryside beyond.

Outside, unwind in the hot tub set upon a covered, decked area and soak up the view from sunrise to sunset. Enjoy al fresco dining and fabulous countryside views at the table and chairs leading on to the enclosed lawn. Light the BBQ, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the hills from the garden with your loved ones. There is ample off-road parking.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 super-king-size, 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 double with an additional double bed
  •  3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with roll-top bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included) Smart TV in lounge Large, enclosed garden with patio area, seating, charcoal BBQ and hot tub
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shop and pub within 2.5 miles
  • Please note there are paddle stairs to the double bedroom
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


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Reviewed by Malcolm 18th February 2022

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A warm, comfortable and quirky property in a splendid setting. With some tlc and repair to one of the showers we would happily revisit.

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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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