West Deerclose 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.

  • 1 x ground floor

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

  • 1 x ground floor

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

  • 1 x ground floor

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

  • 1 x super-king

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

  • 1 x super-king

    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; Sky TV/Blu-Ray player and soundbar
  • First floor sitting room (seats 6) with two sofas and woodburning stove; Sky 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
  • Off road parking for 8 cars
  • Front patio with furniture and 1.5 acres of grounds with brook with small 5ft waterfall
  • Check-in 4pm - Check out by 10am

  • No pets & No smoking

  • No stag/hen parties, or similar.

  • Mobile Reception

    No mobile reception on ANY network at the property

  • Brook & Waterfall

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

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.

“We had a really lovely time at Deerclose West – the house, and the garden and views are great, and the facilities were all far more than we would have expected – even down to the fragrant hand-wash in the bathrooms!”

Everything was spotlessly clean too, and the bed linen so fresh and comfortable. Thanks for a brilliant break!

AndrewOctober 2021

“The photos of this cottage don’t do it justice.”

It is a gorgeous cottage and very spacious. The views are also spectacular. The owner is always at the end of the phone if needed and very helpful.

AmySeptember 2021

“What an amazing place and such helpful and responsive hosts too, beautiful house, beautiful surroundings, beautiful stay, highly recommend it!”

AmandaSeptember 2021

“Beautiful house, very comfortable and welcoming.”

Our party of 14 with ages ranging from 5 to 70 had a fabulous time. Lots of room inside and out. Would definitely recommend!

MichaelAugust 2021

“Just back from a lovely week in an amazing location at Deerclose West Farmhouse, Yorkshire Dales.”

Amazing accommodation exceeded our expectations. Beautiful scenery all around. Farmhouse accommodated our family of 12 comfortably, welcoming, clean and fully equipped with all we needed. Perfect. Would love to return.

Mr SJuly 2021

“Deerclose West Farmhouse is just amazing. Our family of 11 thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. The views are breath-taking we just didn’t want to leave.”

Mrs BJune 2019