A handsome five bedroom detached barn conversion on the fringes of a sought-after village

Rookery Barn is an attractive stone-built family home offering almost 2,700 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over two floors, sensitively converted from a former barn to combine the amenities of modern living with character features including a wealth of exposed beams.

The ground floor accommodation, configured to provide an ideal family and entertaining space, briefly comprises a large 28 ft. sitting room with exposed wooden flooring, a feature open fireplace and bi-fold doors to the front terrace, separated from the dining room by a feature exposed timber-frame wall. There is also a kitchen/breakfast room with a neighbouring fitted utility room with a door to the integral garage. The spacious kitchen provides a range of wall and floor units including a large central island and breakfast bar, quartz and wooden worktops, a double Belfast sink and modern integrated appliances.

An oak staircase rises from the dining room to the first floor which features exposed A frame ceilings throughout and offers a spacious principal bedroom with modern en-suite shower room, an additional bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further well-proportioned bedrooms and a generous family bathroom with a freestanding slipper bath. The property’s large remaining bedroom, accessible over separate stairs from the utility room, offers potential for use as self-contained accommodation if required.


The property is approached over a paved side driveway leading to the integral garage and offering private parking for multiple vehicles. The private well-maintained garden to the front and side of the property is laid mainly to level lawn and features a large paved terrace and hot tub area, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole enclosed by low-level stone walling and offering panoramic views over surrounding countryside.


The attractive village of Darley, winner of numerous local and national Britain in Bloom competitions, is surrounded by unspoiled Nidderdale countryside and offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including a village store with Post Office, two churches, three community halls, a playing field and a public house.

Nearby Birstwith village also offers a good selection of amenities including a church, primary school, doctor’s surgery, public house, Post Office and local shop together with the renowned Belmont Grosvenor Preparatory School. The village benefits from easy access to Harrogate, a Spa town popular as a base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales and renowned for its shopping facilities including a shopping centre, an arcade and a wide range of independent retailers as well as the larger supermarkets.

Communications links are excellent: Darley village has a regular bus service running between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge, the nearby A1(M) ensures easy access to both the north and south of the country and Harrogate train station offers regular services to Leeds, York, central London and Edinburgh.

The sports enthusiast is well catered for in Harrogate, with many nearby clubs including cricket, tennis, rugby, football, squash and five golf courses.

The area has a number of state primary and secondary schools including Darley Community Primary School in the village, Forest Moor School and Harrogate Grammar School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), as well as a wide range of noted independent schools including Belmont Grosvenor, Brackenfield, Harrogate Ladies’ College and Ashville College.


From Strutt & Parker’s Harrogate office, head south on Princes Square and turn right onto Victoria Avenue. Turn right onto West Park (A61), then after 1.3 miles at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Skipton Road (A59). Stay on this road for 5.1 miles then turn right onto Slack Lane/Cold Cotes Road. Continue straight for 2.0 miles, turn right onto Main Street and after 0.4 mile turn right. Rookery Barn can be found on the left-hand side.

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Other features

  • 2 Bedrooms en-suite
  • 3 Further bedrooms
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Main house internal area 2,679 sq ft (249 sq m)
  • Garage
  • Garden

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Darley Harrogate HG3

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Darley Harrogate HG3

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