Horsehouse near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales - South
This magnificent Grade II listed semi-detached property has been refurbished to the highest possible standard and sits in the heart of Horsehouse, a tiny village in a hidden corner of beautiful Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Dating from the beginning of the 19th century, this Horsehouse cottage is thought to have been a coach house and subsequently a dwelling house and shop. Luxuriously appointed throughout to provide spacious accommodation, this wonderful Horsehouse cottage has four large bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor and a hand crafted fitted kitchen where you can prepare sumptuous meals for the whole family. After dinner, you can retire to one of the two superbly finished sitting rooms where you can sit and chat around the piano in the parlour, whilst the children amuse themselves in the common room. There are stunning views from all over this Horsehouse cottage and you are kept warm by underfloor heating on the stone flagged floors and two multi-fuel stoves. The gardens provide relaxing outdoor spaces with views of wonderful Coverdale and Horsehouse’s historic church which dates back to 1530, or you can take a short stroll down the lane to enjoy a well deserved drink at the village pub. Coverdale is one of the most beautiful of the Yorkshire Dales and there are walks from the doorstep of this Horsehouse cottage; alternatively, take a day trip to discover nearby Coverham Abbey, Middleham Castle, the historic market town of Leyburn and Fountains Abbey. This is a stunning Horsehouse cottage and is ideal for families and friends to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
Four bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (one with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin, bidet and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x twin with 2 pull-out stacker beds. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, bidet and WC. Hand crafted fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility with WC. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove. Second sitting room with piano and multi-fuel stove. Study with computer.
Underfloor heating from underground geothermal pump with multi-fuel stoves in sitting rooms. Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, telephone with honesty box. Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stoves inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Front and rear lawned gardens with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 7 miles, pub 1 min walk. Note: Check in time at this property is 4pm. Note: Due to the Tour de France starting in the area, weeks commencing June 27th and July 4th 2014 charged at £1321.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
About the location
Leyburn 8 miles; Kettlewell 8 miles; Hawes 18 miles.
Horsehouse is a tiny village in the heart of unspoilt Coverdale, a relatively undiscovered corner of the Yorkshire Dales. The village is home to a pub serving food and St. Botolph's Church. Many green lanes and ancient tracks still cross the fells and connect the hamlets, villages and towns which make up the major settlements in this narrow dale. The nearest market town is historical Leyburn. Dominated by its large market square, which still boasts a lively Friday market, the bustling town of Leyburn is known as the ‘Gateway to Wensleydale’, with beautiful views from its western edge across the Dale. The town has much to offer with its many craft shops, galleries and tea rooms. There are many lovely walks for all abilities in this beautiful area, as well as delightful villages to explore. Also within easy reach are many other attractions, notably the Constable Burton Hall Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Forbidden Corner with its underground passages to explore, and of course the lovely Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins.