North Yorkshire Police said would-be raiders moved outdoor lights and motion sensors to prevent them shining on the property on Otley Road in the Killinghall area of Harrogate.
The incident happened between Sunday February 12 and Thursday 16, but police only released details today.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "If you, or anybody else has had lights or sensors repositioned, or have any information which could help assist our investigation, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Sarah Danby. You can also email [email protected]
"Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12170027800.
"If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."