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  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "I hired this beautiful cottage for my 30th Birthday getaway with close friends."

    The location is gorgeous with plenty of accessible hiking routes and wonderful views. The cottage itself is spacious, comfortable and warm with all the expected amenities. There is even a traditional pub just across the road which my friends and I paid a short visit to and had a good game of darts! My only recommendations would be that the cottage did not have any oven gloves (or at least not any we could find) so it would be helpful if these were made available.

    Reviewed by Kirsten4.7Nov 2023

  • "Excellent facilities for our walking group."

    Perhaps a lock on the utility room door as there is a toilet there please. Work tops in the kitchen were very sticky....Perhaps it the wood? Everything regarding to pans dishes etc was fabulous!

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Oct 2023

  • "We loved the property."

    It was as described but we were pleasantly surprised by its beauty when we arrived. It was super clean and we had everything we needed. A well stocked kitchen, towels, games and so much space. The garden was fantastic for the children but with 2 dogs we thought we would recommend a gate at the side of property and some secure fencing at the back of the property (our little dachshund excitedly kept going into next doors garden through the fencing gaps). But we loved it and wished we had booked for longer.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "We found the cottage to be very nice and in a lovely position with lovely views all around it, the garden was nice too."

    Facilities inside were ok, apart from the kitchen worktops, which were very sticky, you couldn't put any packets or cardboard or small packets of food onto worktops as everything stuck to it and then when you picked them up again it left the paper stuck on the worktop, which was annoying and therefore we didn't put any food down on the worktop. The induction hob was very difficult to get working, took quite a while to get one ring on.

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Jul 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x quadruple (4 x singles)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • 2 x sitting rooms with woodburning stoves
  • Study
  • Ground source heat pump, underfloor heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD players, WiFi (fibre - high-speed), piano, a selection of DVDs and books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front garden with lawn
  • Rear multilevel garden with lawn, terrace areas, high-end gas barbecue and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Due to the multilevel garden and stream, children under 5 are to be supervised at all times whilst outdoors

The property

Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Horsehouse near Leyburn, Yorkshire, is Covercote, a traditional, pet-friendly, detached house.

With views of rolling hills and plenty of garden space and close to local amenities, this property is the perfect base to explore the Yorkshire countryside and take in the fresh air.

On entering Covercote, you’ll be welcomed by two inviting sitting rooms, with Smart TVs and cosy up by the woodburning stoves.

If you’re seeking a quiet space to work, there’s a handy study area perfect for getting those tasks done.

The farmhouse kitchen/diner is a great spot for entertaining, with ample facilities, a long dining table and the convenience of a utility, you’ll have everything you need to rustle up a delicious meal and catch up on laundry after a day of walking.

When it’s time to hit the hay, there are two king-size bedrooms and a twin bedroom to choose from, along with an ideal room for children to enjoy sleepover-style nights, with four singles.

To complete the property, there are two bathrooms, both with a bath and a shower so you can soak away the day or quickly freshen up before heading back out.

Head outside and take advantage of the rear garden, offering plenty of lawned areas for your pooch to run about, plus a patio with a state-of-the-art gas barbecue so you can enjoy a grilled feast on a balmy evening.

Once you’re ready to explore, embark on a long walk or a bike ride along the Tour de Yorkshire cycle way that runs adjacent to Covercote, or across the stunning over-the-top hill road through Braidley to Kettlewell.

Alternatively, start the day off with a tasty pub lunch at the Thwaite Arms, which is located just a short walk from your front door, or pop into the Foresters Arms in nearby Carlton, which is well-known locally for its good food and drink.

After eating, head to Leyburn Shawl, where you will find a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the nearby rolling hills.

Discover Harmby or Wensley Waterfall, both providing a tranquil backdrop to your outdoor adventures.

Venture into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you are sure to uncover a range of exciting attractions, such as The Forbidden Corner and Tupgill Park, as well as a host of spectacular views, including the mighty Aysgarth Falls.

The lesser-known gem of Coverdale, a pristine river valley, is home to genuine farming country with racehorses in training and great walks along the moors waiting to be enjoyed.

If you feel like going further afield, the villages of Dent and Aysgarth, home to the Aysgarth Falls, as well as the town of Skipton and the spots of Malham Cove, Bolton Castle, The Big Sheep & Little Cow farm, and the Wensleydale Railway are all worth a visit, with an abundance of attractions and activities on offer for the whole family.

Whether it’s an adrenaline-filled adventure or a relaxing day of sightseeing, your countryside break in Yorkshire is ready to begin at Covercote.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Richmond 7 miles.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas