A grade II listed building dating from the very beginning of the 19th century, Covercote is thought to have served as a coach house to the stables and cart-house by the roadside in front, round about the time that Fanny Price and Edmund Bertram were raising their family at nearby Mansfield Park (see Newby Hall, below).
Both buildings, which give the village its name, would have serviced long-distance coach travellers along the valley highway. Later documents refer to Covercote as a dwelling-house and shop, possibly for local farm produce.

The house has been completely restored and re-furbished to the highest standards and quality, using environmentally-friendly methods and materials. The luxury kitchen, bathrooms and furniture, including dining tables and chairs, occasional tables, wardrobes, beds and side tables, were hand-crafted by Sylvanus, a London-based master carpenter. Sylvanus Woodcraft is able to provide hand-made furniture, kitchens and storage solutions based on the furniture in Covercote, or create entirely new designs which draw on their wealth of experience in creating bespoke furniture solutions.