Highbeck Cottage

Coverham near Middleham, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 4324)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Haze2003purple
    January 2014
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    “Beautiful house”
    We visited Highbeck cottage in October 2013, the setting is stunning, you can see the horses all around and they pass the house several times a day. The house is beautiful with everything you could need. We visited the Forbidden corner which was magical and Catterick market during our stay. Both great days out. The only possible downside was the weather it was very rainy but as long as you are prepared for that it's ok. The owner was lovely as well and we would love to go back one day and would ...


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A charming 300-year old, stone-built, semi-detached cottage, set within the owner's racing stables on a high hillside, a short distance from Coverham, three miles from Middleham.

This good quality Middleham cottage, set over three floors, once housed the cast from TV's All Creatures Great and Small, and provides warm, cosy accommodation.

The Middleham cottage accommodation seamlessly combines many original features with modern comforts to offer a holiday retreat of much merit.

A spacious sitting room with an open fire and dining area adjoins the small kitchen, and the three bedrooms are set out over the first and second floors.

Nearby, Middleham houses the ruins of a 11th century castle, and the village is also famous for training racehorses which can be seen training on a daily basis on the gallops.

In Coverham the Forbidden Corner is a visitor attraction with a difference, with follies and labyrinths to explore, and is perfect for any age!

An ideal Middleham cottage for family and friends to enjoy a break in the country.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2nd floor double, 1 x 2nd floor twin (zip/link, can be double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and open fire.


  • Economy 7 night storage heaters with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio/CD, books/games/DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent (extra wood available to purchase from owner)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Cottage is set on a working stables - horses pass the cottage between 7am and 1pm each day, please keep children/pets under strict supervision

About the location


Middleham 3 miles; Leyburn 3 miles.

Coverham is a tiny hamlet located just 3 miles from it's better-known neighbour of Middleham, in beautiful Coverdale. The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is renowned for its history and race horses. Much of the history is bound up with its Norman castle, which dates from 1190 and has a castle keep second in size only to the Tower of London. The horses are a great sight as they make their way to the gallops every morning. The pretty market square is partially cobbled and offers a wide range of shops, pubs and places to eat. The bustling market town of Leyburn is just a short drive away offering a variety of great shops and pubs, or why not take some time to explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises set amidst 4 acres of grounds, providing a fun day out for all the family. All in all a superb base for exploring Wensleydale and all within easy driving distance of York, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute