Yew Tree Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Yew Tree Cottage is a charming Cotswold stone period cottage, set in the beautiful village of Willersey which was the winner of the ‘Cotswold Life’ Village of the Year 2005 (click here to see more).Dating from approximately 1850, this is an ideal family retreat set behind a pretty front garden with mature trees and shrubs overlooking the attractive village green and duck pond. Mallards and their offspring can be seen waddling around the footpaths and settling in villagers’ gardens - a lovely sight.
Within a short stroll there are two local inns serving excellent food, a general store serving most needs including your daily newspaper and freshly baked bread and buns!
The cottage is within yards of open countryside and ideally placed to visit the surrounding Cotswold villages of Broadway (just over a mile away), Chipping Camden, Stow on the Wold and Stratford upon Avon (with the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre) is approximately 10 miles away. Artists, ramblers and cyclists will find plenty to see.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 45 km, Nearest railway: Moreton in Marsh/ Evesham 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Sitting room - Furnished with new M&S sofas including a sofa bed, wing back chair and brocade soft furnishings. There is an open log fire, exposed Cotswold stone walls and ceiling beams together with TV, video, CD and DVD players.
Dining room - a spacious room with pine dining table and chairs, Welsh dresser and attractive stone archway
Kitchen - Fully fitted in cream shaker style units with Belfast sink, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and freezer.
Conservatory - leading through to the garden.
November 2012 BRAND NEW POCKET SPRUNG BEDS HAVE ARRIVED,
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Broadway area
Why not explore this areas incredible history. You can visit Sudely Castle in nearby Winchcombe ( home and resting place of Catherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII ), or walk along the beautiful Cotswold Way and lunch in a local pub. You can take the kids to The Cotswold Farm Park and visit the rare breeds or engage in some retail therapy in nearby Cheltenham Spa with it's famous literary festival and racecourse, home to the World famous Cheltenham Gold .
There is always the fabulous Christam lights in the village aswell.
Broadway offers lots of amenities with some lovely craft and retail outlets in the village. there is an excellent bistro bar called the Broadway Tower, a folly situated 1024 (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold ridge.
Why not visit a few of these places too, there is plenty to see and do in Broadway!
Chastleton House, Moreton-in-Marsh (National Trust)
Chedworth Roman Villa
Dover's Hill, a natural limestone amphitheatre and venue for the annual Cotswold Olympic Games!
Shakespeare's Stratford Tourist office at Bridgefoot
Snowshill Manor, Snowshill
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe
Upton House, Edge Hill
Warwick Castle, Warwick
Batsford Arboretum, Batsford - a rare collection of shrubs and wildflowers - particularly stunning in October and November
Bourton House Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Hill
Children and Families
Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford
Miniature Village and Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water
Cotswold Farm Park and Guiting Power
Steam Railway, Toddington, Nr Winchcombe
Brailes Golf Club, Sutton Lane, Brailes, near Banbury :
Broadway Golf Club, Willersey Hill, Broadway, Worcs
Burford Golf Dlub, Burford, Oxon
Chipping Norton Golf Club, Southcombe, Chipping Norton
Naunton Down Golf Club, Naunton, Near Cheltenham
Horse Racing at Cheltenham and Warwick racecourses
Horse Riding at Willersey Stables, Willersey Road Farm, near Badsey
nd restaurant facilities, friendly local pubs and historic churches of all denominations.
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25 Mar 2014
"Comfy and cosy cottage!"
This was a perfect cottage for a family birthday get together. Such a beautiful location; we enjoyed a great walk up to Broadway Tower and were ready for a cosy sit round the fire on return. The kitch… More
3 Mar 2014
"Top Rate Customer Service - Collette saved the day!"
My husband and I were looking to book a short break away to spend some quality time with our little toddler. I mistakenly came across this cottage whilst trying to contact the owner of the cottage tha… More
13 Nov 2013
"Beautiful cottage that made for a magical weekend break"
We arrived at the cottage at night and felt at home the second we walked through the door. There was a welcome cake which was much appreciated after our long journey (!) logs to make a fire in the cosy sitting room and more generally the house had a warm and welcoming feel. All the beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped.
All in all a great stay. I would definitely book Yew Tree Cottage again.
We are delighted to hear you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Gerry and Collette
1 Nov 2013
"Cleanest and cosiest cottage I've ever rented."
What a fabulous cottage, very clean, warm, inviting....lovely gift of chocolates on arrival too which pleased the 5 girls I had with me. The cottage had everything we needed and plenty of crockery which I have often found shortage of in others I've been in. The girls all loved it and although we were plenty in numbers there was still lots of space. We did use the heating and the house warms up very quickly and retains heat so we were very cosy in the evenings. Having 2 bathrooms was great due to 6 sharing and the bedrooms were a good size. As for the beds...I have never slept as well in a rental property as I did at Yew Tree. Fantastic comfy mattresses and good duvets, not something you normally find away from home.
All in all a great holiday was had at Yew Tree Cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside and lots to do. Would definitely go again. Thank you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm delighted you loved the cottage and had a good holiday. You left Yew Tree in a beautiful condition and I could hardly believe you had 5 children as company!! I look forward to welcoming you again soon. Many thanks Collette and Gerry
27 Jun 2013
"Perfect place for a cosy weekend"
Our stay at Yew Tree Cottage was a long weekend for a girly reunion in May. We wanted somewhere that we could relax, chat and eat in comfort, but in nice surroundings for country walks and places to s… More
6 Jun 2013
"A perfect cottage in a picturesque setting."
We had the most wonderful weekend at Yew Tree Cottage during the early May Bank Holiday this year when we surprised our mum for her 60th birthday. On arrival we found it extremely clean and tidy, we could tell instantly that it had been painted throughout. The welcoming goodies were such a lovely touch too and started our perfect weekend off nicely! The cottage was very well equipped, especially in the kitchen, including the fantastic dishwasher which was much needed for the entire weekend as we had hungry mouths to feed and pots to wash! The beds were extremely comfortable and having the two bathrooms was great. Yew Tree Cottage has a very warm, comfortable and homely feel to it, the living room and dining room were both spacious and our two year old nephews loved toddling around them as well as in the private, secure rear garden, which we were lucky enough weather wise to be able to make good use of. The communication of the owners, Gerry & Collette was second to none, from the enquiry to when we arrived back home, they made they whole process smooth and were extremly organised.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Cotswold gem and hope one day to return again as a family.
8 May 2013
Yew Tree cottage was perfect for a weekend with girlfriends! The location is really central to all the attractions in the area - we visited Snowshill Manor and Broadway -
but spent most of weekend in the sunshine-bright kitchen, eating and drinking, or cosied up in the warm lounge, gossiping.
We had everything we needed - including a complimentary bottle of wine and welcome note from the owners when we arrived. The bedrooms deserve special mention - I had the best night's sleep in ages!
Thoroughly lovely property, and I'm hoping I can take the family there later in the year.
Hi Katherine, girls seem to be so good at arranging weekends away to catch up. Imagine how tempting it is to jump in and have a quick sleep before I continue cleaning the rest of the cottage...those beds are so good!!
I will have to find something fizzy and none alcoholic for when the whole family come to stay.
Thank you for taking the time to add a review.
Gerry and Collette
2 May 2013
"A fantastic place to stay"
A beautiful 1850s stone cottage, set in an unspoilt village, ideally situated within easy access to the main places of interest. The cottage is very comfortably furnished and has a homely feel. It is… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, delighted you enjoyed your weeks stay in April. Hope to welcome you again soon.
Gerry and Collete
2 May 2013
"FANTASTIC, RESTFUL COTTAGE"
My partner and I fell in love with the cottage, it had everything that we needed and more. It was a pleasure dealing with the owners and they left the cottage so beautiful, clean and fresh that we will definitely stay there again and will bring our friends and family with us.
The village was extremely friendly and the two pubs were so handy for meals out.
We would highly recommend this as a peaceful retreat for anyone.
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review. It was lovely to meet you and I'm delighted you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again one day very soon.
Gerry and Collete
26 Apr 2013
"Unloved cottage in beautiful location in need of serious TLC"
We have recently returned from a weeks stay at "Yew Tree Cottage". The location is perfect and he beds were very clean and comfortable Willersey is a very friendly and beautiful village but… More
The cottage has been fully redecorated and the dishwasher was repaired immediately after these guests departed. Their stay coincided with a hugely traumatic period for our family with our son critically ill in hospital. We are a husband and wife team who pride ourselves on very high standards of cleanliness and have always received excellent feedback. It's a great shame that these guests could not show a little more understanding of our situation, thankfully our son is recovering and our standards of cleanliness will remain at the highest level.
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