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Yew Tree Barn

Certificate of Excellence 2014


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Excellent 5/5 14 reviews

A traditional listed Cotswold-stone barn.

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

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

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 lovebirds looking 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 Central England/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 14

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

14 Jan 2014



This Barn is wonderful and very clean and spotless. It got everything in there you need ie maps for walking and restaurant Leaflets, dvd, hairdryer etc. It is very relaxing and wonderful town. … More

25 Nov 2013


"In a word - PERFECT"

Set in a perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds and with the most perfect interior decoration from choice of paint colours to the high quality linen and soft furnishings and equipment this is a… More

8 Nov 2013


"Wonderful bolt hole in the prettiest village"

We have just spent a wonderful four nights at Yew Tree Cottage, and it has to be the best self catering experience I have ever had. The house itself is gorgeous, with a lovely kitchen/diner, adjoining… More

3 Oct 2013


"Beautiful cottage, finished to very standard in a wonderful location"

We had a very comfortable stay at this beautiful cottage, set in a very pretty location. The cottage is finished to a very standard with everything you could need for great time. Sarah was great to deal with and left us complimentary biscuits and milk for our arrival. There is a cosy little courtyard for outdoors drinks, car parking is easy with a reserved space. Loved using the Aga for cooking! We took a great walk to Lower Slaiughter and on to Bourton On The Water. Could not recommend the place more highly.

1 Oct 2013


"First class - a beautiful cottage finished to a very high standard. Excellent."

A fantastic cottage, high quality furnishings, and great communication from Sarah. Highly recommended property and surrounding area.

6 Sep 2013


"Stunning, immaculate cottage"

We absolutely loved our stay at Yew Tree Barn. I had been looking for a cottage in the Cotswolds and was so pleased to find Yew Tree Barn. The pictures do not do it justice. The cottage is absolutely stunning and offers a lot of space for 2 people. Upper Slaughter is beyond beautiful and so peaceful. Sarah who owns the property is lovely, Thankyou so much for our lovely bottle of bubbly for our 10th wedding anniversary. We are already thinking of when we can return.

Review 1-10 of 14

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