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Markenfield Hall

A61, Ripon HG4 3AD, England
+44 1765 692303
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Unique historic moated farmhouse

The property is only open for 2 weeks in May, and I visited on 30/04/18. It is a buiding from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
davidrobson10
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
A Gem of a building.

This is a private house and is only open at certain times or by special arrangement so check up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul H
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“black swans”(13 reviews)
“moated house”(9 reviews)
“family home”(11 reviews)
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Markenfield Hall – tucked privately away along a mile-long winding drive, just three miles south of Ripon, has been described as Yorkshire’s best-kept secret. Not visible from the road, a glimpse of the imposing east wall cannot be seen until...more
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A61, Ripon HG4 3AD, England
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+44 1765 692303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is only open for 2 weeks in May, and I visited on 30/04/18. It is a buiding from 1310, with connections to the nearby Fountains Abbey, inhabited by the current owners, therefore only a portion of the property open to the public. On...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a private house and is only open at certain times or by special arrangement so check up before you go. I went as a member of a group by special arrangement. The house is surrounded by a moat and is approached via the...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We stumbled on information about this Hall and because of the limited details that we could find, we questioned whether we should travel 40 miles to visit. How pleased we were that the house was open. It only opens for limited periods of the year...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We went to a wedding at this place. was totally blown away did not no it was there totally beautiful.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

If you like visiting old houses, really old houses, then make sure you see this one. It is not a 'museum' like many similar properties, but a lived in home with a lived in feel. And lived in for a very long time. What makes...More

1  Thank Geoff D
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a Privately owned house, reached by a 1 mile winding drive. As one of Yorkshires most romantic houses. It certainly lives up to expectations. You are greeted by a medieval house which is completely moated. A rare find indeed. Passing over the bridge...More

2  Thank Nigel G
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

The guides are great, and local knowledge helpful. It is quite unlike any other I have seen in England. The guides are friendly and well informed. It is on a working farm, and the old barns are quite in keeping with the stone castle. Well...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Possibly a cliched title for my review but one which is very appropriate, I think. Well hidden away and not broadly advertised in the locality but so worth a visit! Such a wonderful example of a medieval moated property and if you walk round the...More

1  Thank Outroamin
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Privately owned and occupied, Markenfield hall is seldom open to visitors. A moted, 15th century manor house is worth seeing when it is open. The interior has, of course, been updated numerous times over the centuries, so the structure does not take you back hundreds...More

1  Thank TechTraveller
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in the countryside outside of Ripon and only open a few weeks a year, Markenfield Hall is an amazing surviving example of a largely unaltered medieval Manor House. The guides in each room show you the way round and hand out laminate pages...More

1  Thank Stuart C
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Gatehouse1310, Manager at Markenfield Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on the Hall - we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed the fact that it is still very much a lived in home.

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honeysrascal
14 August 2017|
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Response from Nigel G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you look up my review, I think I will have covered everything you would need to know to make your visit enjoyable. Kind Regards Nigel
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Emme M
21 June 2017|
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Response from Gatehouse1310 | Property representative |
Hello - it is reasonably... Dogs are welcome in the grounds inside the Courtyard and on three sides of the moat walk - the fourth side of the moat walk is through a field that contains cows and we would ask that you don't go... More
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Noni W
25 June 2015|
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Response from BeakerCat | Reviewed this property |
You will find all the information you need on their website (just Google Markenfield Hall).
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