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Yew Tree Barn

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £70 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A beautiful Grade-II listed converted barn idyllically located within the timeless Cotswold hamlet of Upper Slaughter in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Yew Tree Barn is a detached Cotswold stone cottage combining simple country chic with modern comfort. Surrounded by rolling hills and stunning countryside it's perfectly positioned for a romantic luxury break away.

Situated in the heart of the village and hidden behind the walls of a former dairy farm, the approach to Yew Tree Barn epitomises quintessential English charm. The River Eye meanders through the village between honey coloured stone cottages and grand houses; the local pub The Slaughters Inn is just a ten minute walk along the river and offers fine dining and local ales in a relaxed atmosphere.

Yew Tree Barn is stylishly decorated, calming grey hues, antique linen and rich wool fabrics give a cosy 'country retreat' vibe. The woodburning stove is perfect for romantic winter evenings although under-floor heating throughout the ground floor ensures luxurious warmth and comfort all year round. The french doors open onto a small courtyard garden planted with box balls and bay trees surrounded by traditional Cotswold stone walls. Enjoy alfresco dining in the courtyard garden, complete with outdoor table and chairs for two.

The large kitchen/diner is efficiently laid out with an electric AGA fan oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing-machine and tumble dryer. The large dining table comfortably seats six, perfect if you plan to entertain.

The vaulted bedroom has a pocket-sprung king-size bed, sumptuous duvet and crisp white cotton sheets. Neutral hues and soft lighting give a tranquil ambiance to the room. The spacious bathroom offers relaxed bathing in a claw-foot bath.

We've created a stylish and comfortable home so you can enjoy your holiday whatever the weather.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heathrow 94 km, Nearest railway: Kingham Station 12 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Cotswolds region

Famous for its honey-coloured limestone towns and villages, the Cotswolds offer some of the most beautiful countryside in England. There's plenty to do all year round with hundreds of miles of walking, cycling and riding routes, historic houses, exquisit gardens, and quirky shops and cafes. The area is an attraction of anyone who loves peace and matter what the season.

There are many places worth exploring, nearby Bourton-on-the-Water is the epicentre of the tourist track in the Cotswolds, the River Windrush flows through the town under a succession of lovely footbridges. The market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is only 3 miles away and offers plenty of shopping and eating opportunities. Broadway is one of the most beautiful Cotswold villages, its wide high street lined with horse chestnut trees have lured visitors for centuries. Chipping Campden, home to the Arts and Craft movement is described as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds' this ancient town is full of stunning architecture 'a masterpiece of limestone and craftmanship'.

Slightly farther afield is Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon and the Roman city of Bath, a world heritage site and home to some of the finest architecture in the world. The beautiful and vibrant cities of London and Oxford are easily reached by train from nearby Kingham station.

Upper Slaughter

Upper Slaughter is an enchanting hamlet close to the Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water. The village straddles the banks of the River Eye which trickles through the village under a succession of stone footbridges and flows on to Lower Slaughter about a mile away.

The Slaughters remain virtually unchanged for more than a century and are the epitome of English country charm. With a network of walking routes right on the doorstep, and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it's a prime location to enjoy some of the most beautiful walks in the country.

A short stroll along the River Eye takes you to our sister village, Lower Slaughter (voted the most romantic street in Britain 2011) and nestled on the banks is The Slaughters Country Inn where you can enjoy fine food and local ales in a cosy and relaxed fireside setting.

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Review 1-10 of 20

31 Dec 2014


"Perfect - again"

Staying again at this gem of a cottage and it is as perfect as last year. Warm and welcoming, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Beautifully decorated, super comfortable bed and linen, electric Aga a… More

16 Sep 2014


"Beautiful barn...loved it."

We so had a wonderful stay at Yew Tree Barn.From the moment you open the just gets better.The decoration is lovely in every room.The garden is perfect for relaxing in with a glass of wine or… More

Our aim is to please so to receive such a wonderful review makes us truly happy. Thank-you for taking the time to write such great comments, we very much look forward to welcoming you back some day. Sarah

15 Sep 2014


"Cozy and Charming"

The photos on-line capture the charm and tastefulness of this small cottage. Every need has been accounted for and there is not a spot of dust anywhere! I have never stayed in a cleaner rental. The lo… More

It's incredibly rewarding to receive such a fantastic review so thank-you for your very kind comments. I've managed to track down the Romantic Road route you referred to and the maps are now in the cottage for future guests to use, it follows some of the prettiest villages in the area so thank-you for recommending it!

10 Sep 2014


"Upper Slaughter a great place to stay"

I can only agree with all the positive things that are said about Yew Tree Barn, in regards to amenities and comfort. The cottage is just as described and photographed. However for us, staying in this… More

Thank-you for taking the time to review Yew Tree Barn and for awarding us top marks. We're really pleased you loved the village and hope we might welcome you back some day.

10 Sep 2014



This property smacks of quality and charm, it has been decorated and furnished with taste and in keeping with the overall character of the barn. We stayed for two nights and were pleased with the very… More

Thanks for your terrific comments and we look forward to your return in May. Sarah

8 Sep 2014


"A perfect home-from-home cottage situated in a brilliant location for exploring the beautiful cotswolds!"

Yew tree barn is a beautiful sweet and cosy cottage with fantastic attention to detail. It has all the latest mod-cons (under-floor heating, 3D TV with netflix-fab for rainy days and a washing machine… More

Wow what an amazing review! Thank you so much and congratulations to you both on your engagement. Sarah

8 Jul 2014


"Beautiful, enchanting hideaway"

I cannot fault my stay in this beautiful little barn. A lot of time and patience has gone into creating such a perfect retreat.Clean, simplistic, everything one would need to make a holiday or short … More

23 Mar 2014


"Beyond wonderful!"

I'll just keep this short as it seem's pointless to go over the same ground as all the previous reviewers. Hand on heart, I can say this is the most perfect, beautiful, ideally located, well… More

16 Feb 2014


"Wonderful Cottage"

Just back from a two night stay over the Valentines weekend. This is without doubt the best cottage you will ever stay in, every thing is just perfect, from the quality furnishings and luxurious towls… More

30 Jan 2014


"stylish retreat"

Just what we needed a peaceful luxury break in a beautiful part of the Coltswolds.The cottage is well equipped and designed to a high standard, has everything you could ask for. Really looking forward… More

Review 1-10 of 20

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Calendar last updated:25 Jan 2015

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