Deerclose West Farmhouse

Horsehouse near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales National Park

A wonderful stone-built farmhouse and attached barn with two main entrances, located on the outskirts of Horsehouse, a tiny village in a hidden corner of beautiful Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Situated in its own grounds on a hill, it boasts magnificent views of the surrounding Dales countryside. Offering country living at its finest, it has recently been renovated to a very high standard to provide spacious accommodation, full of character and charm throughout – ideal for a large family or group of friends to get away from it all.

The barn conversion boasts an open plan kitchen, dining area with galleried sitting area, and a separate first-floor sitting room with woodburning stove, perfect to relax and take in the outstanding views. It also contains two bedrooms, a principle bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower; and a second bedroom, also with en-suite walk-in shower.

The farmhouse features a bright, open sitting room with woodburning stove and picture window. A ground floor bedroom with en-suite and three first floor bedrooms, one with a spacious en-suite and a separate house bathroom all combine to present a well laid out holiday home.

The grounds provide relaxing outdoor spaces with views of wonderful Coverdale and a short stroll down the lane takes guests past Horsehouse’s historic church which dates back to 1530, to a well-deserved drink at the village pub.


    Super-king (can be twin on request) en-suite shower room, basin and WC.


    super king-size with ensuite shower, basin and WC.


    Super-king (can be twin on request) en-suite freestanding bath, separate shower, basin, and WC.


    (can be twin on request) en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC.


    1x super-king (can be twin on request), with two EXTRA single beds, making a quad room when needed

  • 1 X TWIN

  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC with access to king-size bedroom and dining area
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Sitting room (seats 8) with woodburning stove; Smart TV/Blu-Ray player and soundbar
  • First floor sitting room (seats 6) with two sofas and woodburning stove; Smart TV/Blu-Ray player and soundbar
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, 2x dishwasher
  • WiFi, telephone on honesty box basis
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Parking at property for up to 8 cars
  • Front patio with furniture and 1.5 acres of grounds with brook with small 5ft waterfall
  • Catering service and activities can be arranged by prior arrangement




    No mobile reception on ANY network at the property but Wi-Fi is available


    Due to the brook and waterfall, ensure children are supervised at all times.

Castle Bolton
 A 14th-century castle located in Wensleydale, Yorkshire, a 25 mins drive away from the Property. There are also other activities in the place like archery, falconry display, and also a cafe. A good mix of things to keep everybody active and engaged.


Harmby Waterfall
An absolute hidden gem, a 2 min walk from the road. One minute you park your car on a residential street, next minute (and a hundred yards later) you are in a deep ravine under a thundering waterfall feeling like you are deep in the wilderness. A place of striking contrast. Well worth a visit.


Inspired Chocolate
An Artisan chocolate maker, handcrafting fine chocolates in their Chocolate Factory nestled in the Yorkshire Dales on the outskirts of Leyburn. They make fancy chocolates and truffles, chocolate bars, and even chocolate shoes! These are available directly to buy from their website, Factory Shop, and selected Shops. Definitely, a place you must visit chocolate lover or not.


Constable Burton Hall & Gardens
 It's a Georgian mansion of dressed stone. The house is a two-story ashlar-faced structure with a five-bay frontage having an elegant recessed. They also have a good range of stalls, a marquee serving food and drinks, and a lovely walk around the surrounding gardens and grounds.


Penhill View
 Penhill is a prominent hill, 5.5 miles south west of Leyburn, in the Pennines, North Yorkshire, England. It forms a ridge that commands the southern side of Wensleydale and the northern side of Coverdale. Its concave shape was formed during the last ice age, when glaciers carved Wensleydale into a U-shape. Its a 19 min drive away from the property.


Wensley Waterfall
 A lovely little hidden gem of a waterfall not visible from the roadside, easy enough to get to with a short walk from the pub car park, with a small path next to the old mill which is the home of White Rose Candles. A must-see wonder and it's a 17 min drive away from the property.


Leyburn Shawl
Leyburn Shawl, or simply 'The Shawl', is the name of a limestone scar of modest height that stretches almost two miles west of Leyburn. The aim of this walk was to walk the length of The Shawl and then visit the village of Wensley on the way back. It's a wonderful scenery that you have to visit.


About the location


Coverdale is one of the most beautiful areas of the Yorkshire Dales and there are walks from the doorstep of this Horsehouse farmhouse; alternatively, take a day trip to discover nearby Coverham Abbey, Middleham Castle, the historic market town of Leyburn and Fountains Abbey.

A great dales cottage where you and your party can get together and enjoy the splendour of the Yorkshire Dales.


Leyburn 8 miles; Kettlewell 8 miles; Hawes 18 miles.

Horsehouse is a tiny village in the heart of unspoiled Coverdale, a relatively undiscovered corner of the Yorkshire Dales.

The village is home to “The Thwaite Arms” – 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.