Yew Tree Cottage
Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Our beautiful thatched cottage is over 300 years old, it has a wealth of character and many original features which make it such a charming place to stay
The cottage has been sympathetically maintained and updated to retain many original features.
The cottage includes a wonderful country style kitchen complete with Range Oven and an abundance of storage space. A handy down stairs cloakroom lies off the kitchen and a secret stair case leads directly from the kitchen to one of the bedrooms
Leading from the kitchen is a cosy television lounge and from here you walk through to the 'real fire' lounge which beg to be lit and a good book enjoyed in front of it.
Finally on the ground floor there is a dining room which could be used as a games room if the Great British weather decides not be kind!
Open the little wooden door (minding your head) and enter the first floor where you will find 5 good sized bedrooms, all unique and tastefully decorated.
Beautiful beams run throughout the cottage giving it a really cosy and fun feel
Venture to the second floor and you will find two attic bedrooms that the children will love to explore!
There are side and rear gardens, held within the rear garden is a children's play area including slides and a swings.
A gravel driveway and a large garage mean there is ample safe parking available
There is wireless Internet throughout the property as well as Sky television.
Washing machine, fridge freezer, Range Oven, full crockery for kitchen, all cooking utensils, dishwasher
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/, Nearest railway: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destination|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Milton Keynes is a cultural and historical oasis. Although Milton Keynes is a new city, it manages to effortlessly blend modern-day culture with deep-rooted history.
Culturally and historically, Milton Keynes is a vibrant and diverse city bringing together theatre, museums, art, sculpture and architecture all within the city centre and the surrounding areas. You can easily spend a weekend or even a week exploring the cultural offering alone
Milton Keynes Theatre is the most successful theatre outside London's West End with productions ranging from show stopping musicals to world-renowned opera and the yearly pantomime
MK Gallery offers free exhibitions of international contemporary art - to view a short animated film on the Theatre and Gallery
Milton Keynes City Orchestra is the live classical music resource for Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. Over more than 30 years, it has built a national and international reputation through performances of outstanding quality.
Woburn Abbey, the ancestral home of the Duke of Bedford, houses private collections of art, furniture and porcelain on public view
Museums galore including Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes Museum, National Badminton Museum and The Cowper & Newton Museum artworks-mk is is a leading independent arts and education charity providing specialist equipped art and craft workshops, artist led workshop programmes, artist's studios and exhibition space in Milton Keynes. You can also visit the Barn Gallery and Cafe.
The beautiful gardens at National Trust Stowe are steeped in history and are just outside Milton Keynes
The historical market towns of Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell, Wolverton and Olney are just a stone's-throw away from the city centre
The culture and history alone, in and around Milton Keynes, could keep you and your family occupied for a long time but combine this with the wide range of other activities available and you'll be surprised at what a great destination Milton Keynes really is.
Milton Keynes offers some of the best gastronomic dining experiences outside London. With over 350 restaurants within the city centre and surrounding areas you can always find something to satisfy your appetite from an a la carte menu, a sumptuous buffet or a pre-theatre meal.
Milton Keynes has an enviable reputation for the wide range of entertainment it has to offer. As a new and vibrant city you can always find something to entertain you, from concerts at the
National Bowl and theatre performances straight from the West End through to multi-screen cinemas and live comedy – whatever you're looking for, Milton Keynes is one of best entertainment destinations in the UK.
Below are just some of the many entertainment destinations in and around Milton Keynes, but live music is also played in many venues around the market towns and villages. During the summer months, most weekends feature live music festivals and even our own outdoor film festival in Campbell Park.
Xscape, featuring some of the best and most diverse entertainment and leisure activities in the UK. Indoor skiing and snowboarding, indoor sky-diving, rock-climbing, a multiplex cinema, retail outlets, and numerous bars and restaurants
City Limits within the Xscape complex features tenpin glo-bowling, bars and restaurants and a live comedy club
At The Hub in Central Milton Keynes you'll find some great entertainment including restaurants and bars, a monthly food market and regular street entertainers - check their website for the latest event details.
Milton Keynes Theatre is the most successful theatre outside London's West End
The Point is one of the most recognisable buildings in Milton Keynes and it now houses a multi-screen cinema
The National Bowl is the UK's premier all-outdoor live music venue with acts such as Linkin Park and Jay-Z, Robbie Williams, Take That, Green Day, Eminem and The Prodigy all performing in recent years
Milton Keynes City Orchestra is the live classical music resource for Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. Over more than 30 years, it has built a national and international reputation through performances of outstanding quality
The Stables is Milton Keynes' premier live-music venue offering a wide range of musical genres including jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical, pop and world music
At Wilton Hall in Bletchley you'll find fantastic cabaret and theme nights to enjoy a meal with friends and then dance the night away
Spy Missions is a unique interactive spy-themed experience for kids and adults
If it's entertainment you're looking for then look no further - Milton Keynes is the perfect destination.
Destination Milton Keynes is a member of the After8 Group which promotes the overall nightlife experience in Central Milton Keynes.
London is just 55 miles or 35 minutes by train to London Euston.
Whether you want to watch some live sporting action or take part in some thrilling activities, Milton Keynes is the place to visit.
You'll discover a wide range of sporting activities to keep everyone occupied, from the action-seeking adventurer to the armchair sports fan.
Home to the Milton Keynes Dons team, you can watch League One football in the 30,000 all-seater capacity state-of-the-art stadium
Milton Keynes is home to the Red Bull Racing Formula One team with the headquarters in Tilbrook, Milton Keynes
Watch live ice hockey with our professional team, MK Lightning, playing in the city
Moulsoe is a pretty village close to Newport Pagnell. The village is surrounded by rolling countryside but only 2 minutes drive from the M1.
Within the village you can make the most of the fantastic local pub, walks in the wood, horse riding and cycling
There really is so much to do....... but you can also relax and simply enjoy the beautiful cottage
Milton Keynes is also home to the National Badminton Centre
Indoor real-snow skiing and snowboarding at SNO!zone at the Xscape complex, as well as rock-climbing and indoor sky-diving
You can try cable wakeboarding and waterskiing at Willen Lake
Also at Willen Lake you can try a range of watersports, adventure golf or you can cycle around the two lakes
There are 10 golf courses within the city centre and surrounding areas, including Woburn Golf Club, ranked one of the top 100 courses in the UK
Spymissions is a unique interactive spy-themed experience for kids and adults
If want to get on your bike and explore what Milton Keynes has to offer the city has loads to offer cyclists
And if you still want more, Aerial Extreme and Go Ape let you climb through the treetops on gravity-defying rope adventure courses
Try karting at Daytona or sports-car racing on the legendary Silverstone circuit, just 15 minutes' drive away
There's loads more to discover including ice-skating, skateboarding, horse-riding, sailing, BMX-ing and tobogganing. Whatever sport or activity you're into – Milton Keynes is the destination you can find it.
Milton Keynes boasts over 4,500 acres of parkland, rivers, lakes and woodland including over 20 million trees – it truly is “the city in the country”.
When you visit Milton Keynes you can't help but notice the wide open green spaces and the huge number of wooded areas that help the city stand out from the crowd. Wide grass verges throughout the city mean it never seems too busy and trees line the boulevards in the centre centre. Miles of redways and pathways weave across the city meaning you can lose the hustle and bustle and enjoy some stunning scenery just a stone's throw away from the main areas. When you visit try to explore a different side of Milton Keynes and parks, lakes and green spaces cover 20% of the city.
Campbell Park is the city's very own “Central Park” close to the city centre, and provides a green oasis for residents and visitors alike
Willen Lake is a world of extremes, with the serene Peace Pagoda and masses of wild birds through to the crazy world of cable-tow wakeboarding and dragon-boat racing
The ancient woods of Shenley, Howe Park and Linford transport you to a wealth of wild flowers, animals and tranquil woodland walks
The River Ouzel winds its way through the city past traditional country pubs and the remains of a medieval community
The Grand Union Canal forms a living, breathing artery through the very heart of the city, allowing you to slow down your pace of life on a narrowboat or cruiser
Just outside Milton Keynes you can visit the beautiful Stowe Landscape Gardens which is a National Trust property
The city won the Britain in Bloom award in 2009 for its outstanding parkland and landscaping. Milton Keynes offers visitors wonderful woodland walks, peaceful parks, quiet riverside rambles and thrilling lake activities – all in one great destination.
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18 Aug 2014
"What a fabulous, charming cottage"
We went for a 40th birthday celebration with both immediate families. We had a wonderful time, the cottage is a beautiful old place. The fun began when we arrived and explored. The place just seemed t… More
Thank you so very much for your kind review of Yew Tree Cottage, and I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. I agree a good amount of time can just be spend exploring the cottage :-)
I do hope that you will visit us again in the future
Very best wishes
30 Jul 2014
"Brilliant weekend retreat for a group of families"
We had such a lovely weekend at Yew Tree Cottage. We were a group of 8 adults and 5 children and comfortably fit in the maze of rooms and bedrooms around this quirky and characterful house. The garden… More
15 Jun 2014
"Wonderful cottage, very spacious and very well equipped."
A few friends and I spent a few days in the cottage during the graduation period from Cranfield University. The cottage was beautiful and very well equipped with loads of character. When we thought th… More
I am so pleased that yourself and your friends enjoyed your time at the cottage. You are right there is pleanty to explore in the house! Perhaps you will return again when you have another get together.
Very best wishes
16 Apr 2014
"Brilliant cottage in a great location"
I cannot recommend Yew Tree Cottage highly enough. Loads of room and character and a really great garden too - it's a real bargain in terms of what you get for your money. And it's also in a… More
Thank you so much for your kind review, I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and found that there was everything you needed in the cottage. We do try to keep the decor and furnishings in keeping with the 300 year old character of the property. It was an added bonus that you had great weather and could enjoy the garden - I hope the children enjoyed it. Hope to welcome you back again - so long as your husband doesnt mind the crick in his neck!!
All the very best
6 Jan 2014
"Beautiful, cosy yet spacious cottage with tons character!"
Together with a group of friends I spent a long weekend in Yew Tree Cottage hosting our annual Christmas get–together and dinner that we have been holding for 9 years. The cottage was absolutely sup… More
Thank you so much for your kind review and delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I hope your group managed to enjoy a few glasses of wine in front of the cosy fire! Perhaps you will return to the cottage for a summer get together and be able to enjoy a BBQ in the garden.
Very best wishes
p.s. glad the Yorkshire Pudding trays came in handy!!
2 Jan 2014
"Lovely winter escape"
We stayed at Yew Tree Cottage over New Years Eve for a cosy retreat and it didn't disappoint. It's a beautiful and quirky house, full of character (well worth the few bumped heads on the low… More
Thank you so much for your kind review of the cottage - we will certainly look into getting a larger table for the kitchen as I fully appreciate with a large group it is nice to sit together.
Hopefully not too many bumped heads during your stay!
Thank you for leaving the cottage in such a neat and tidy condition.
Hope you will stay again soon.
30 Sep 2013
This is a beautiful cottage with so much character. Everything that we needed was provided, going over and above what we expected. The kids loved playing both around the house and in the garden.Helen,… More
Thank you for your very kind words. I am so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at the cottage, and most impressed that you were still able to have a BBQ in late September!
Hoping that you will visit the cottage again in the future, and thank you for leaving the cottage so lovely and tidy!
27 Aug 2013
"amazing weekend, beautiful cottage, even though it rained!!"
We had a fantastic stay at yew tree cottage with x10 of us all in our 20's and didn't get bored!! lots of games and fun things to do even though it unfortunately rained in august. The local … More
I am so pleased that yourself and your friends had a great stay at the cottage, and that you enjoyed the hot tub!!
Delighted that your stay added to a happy birthday!
18 Aug 2013
"Beautiful, well equipped, period cottage"
We had a fairly large group visiting Yew Tree Cottage. At most, 10 adults and 3 children. First impression is excellent. The cottage is beautiful! Inside it is clean, sympathetically decorated with mo… More
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that the children in particular enjoyed the play area. Very pleased to hear that you were also able to enjoy all of the amenities close by. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Helen
5 Aug 2013
This cottage is a total bargain, it's got the loveliest garden and interior. Location wise, it was great for us, five minutes from Willen lakes and clay pigeon shooting. It's so easy to fi… More
Thank you so much for your kind words about Yew Tree Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and really do hope to welcome you all back again. I agree the local pub does serve excellent food and only a short distance from the cottage
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