Sharon Dale from the Yorkshire Post shares her thoughts on our latest holiday home renovation, Hollins Farmhouse, after an interview with the proud owner, Harry Scrope.
‘Harry Scrope, the owner of Hollins Farmhouse is no stranger to multi-tasking since taking over the reins at the family home, Danby Hall, near Leyburn, overseeing the 1,500-acre estate and its 22 properties. “There’s always something to do and if I think I can do it, I’ll have a go.” Most lately, he has turned his attention to interior design while project managing the transformation of an estate farmhouse near Middleham into a fabulous five-bedroom holiday let.’
This charming Georgian holiday property dates back to the 1500s however now offers the perfect blend of period features with state-of-the-art appliances and stunning views from every window to impress our guests.
Enjoy a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen dining room, a utility room, cloakroom, two sitting rooms with open fires, five bedrooms and snug, ideal for unwinding in front of the fire whilst watching Netflix.
‘Furniture is a mix of new finds plus old ones that add the essential character. says Harry who upcycled a redundant altar table from a church, which now graces the hall. With art another major feature, adding both colour and interest, there is work by local artists, paintings from Dancy Hall and from auctions, along with a cricketing print, which reflects Harry’s love of the game.’
Outside is a large lawn, a purpose-built office with wifi, a private terrace and a gazebo for alfresco dining for up to 12 guests, perfect for hosting day or night whilst admiring the breathtaking scenery.
This five-star Yorkshire Dales holiday home is the dream rural retreat for family and friends looking for the most memorable escape to North Yorkshire…
‘The location in Wensleydale is quiet, private and sublime with long-range rural views over the River Yore to Witton Fell and walks from the doorstep but it is within a few minutes drive of well-served Middleham with its medieval castle, racehorse stables, four pubs, village shop and tearoom. East Witton, home to the renowned Blue Lion pub and restaurant, is also on the doorstep.’
Only a short drive from a couple of our luxury holiday homes is the vibrant market town of Leyburn, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales with plenty to do and see for all ages.
You must explore the best places to visit Yorkshire. Our glorious county has something to offer all ages and of every interest. On your luxury escape enjoy peace and tranquillity, thrilling adventure, or the chance to explore picturesque towns, villages, and beautiful countryside…
There’s plenty to enjoy when holidaying around Middleham, North Yorkshire. For a family holiday with children of any age, or for a romantic break, this small town has history, the famous racehorses, a choice of pubs, and family attractions.
The Yorkshire Dales views and garden are exquisite at Hollins Farmhouse, which has been beautifully renovated into the perfect country escape for ten people, plus 2 young children. Nestled in Coverdale, amongst ancient farmsteads and stunning walking routes, sits this gloriously rural large holiday home.