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Stunning Yew Tree Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 79 reviews

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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Nestled in spacious grounds yet in the centre of a picturesque village, Yew Tree Cottage enjoys a picture-perfect historic cottage exterior but also benefits from a sophisticated, sensitive, yet contemporary interior, and finally manages to be both luxurious for grown-ups and fun for little ones heavenly.

This delightful, 3-bedroom, country retreat has all the creature comforts guests will need, from roaring fires and comfy beds to thoughtful baby gear (if needed), a pretty enclosed garden and a friendly pub with a good reputation for food just a few yards away.

Kirkham Priory is close by and Castle Howard is just 5 miles away. York is a 20-minute drive and the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes are easily accessible.

Upon arrival, enjoy your welcome hamper to get you started. You'll find fresh bread, butter, milk, eggs and a complimentary bottle of wine. The local milk-man can also deliver the weekend papers to your door.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitby 45 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds 45 km, Nearest railway: Malton 4 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, Telephone, Games room, 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 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Yew Tree Cottage has been set up with you in mind to make your stay as relaxing and hassle free as possible. You'll find much, much more than the usual inclusions at our cottage. We want your stay to be extra special and have that truly unforgettable experience. We can arrange a multitude of services, whether its an organic fruit and veg box and local quality meats delivered to your door, down to the more specialised services such as private chef, nanny services and beauty and pampering.

Do you have children? We are a family friendly holiday cottage and have lots of equipment and bits and pieces to save your packing space. A travel cot, highchair, blackout blind and selection of plastic crockery and cutlery is provided. We also have baby bath, bottle warmer, childrens toys, books and dvds to cater for the little ones as well.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is an alfresco dining area with teak dining table and seating for six directly outside the patio doors from the living room and Weber gas grill BBQ perfect for summer cooking. The garden is fully lit allowing parents to extend their garden parties even when the tots are tucked up in bed and the sun has set, though families may choose to turn off the lights in order to enjoy a spot of star gazing in the clear country sky. Steps lead from the dining terrace to a small but perfectly formed lawn area. Please note there is well within in the garden however it is covered by a strong iron grate.

Further details

£250 deposit required over the duration of your stay

Discount for low occupancy

£40 charge to set up sofa bed

Northern England region

THINK OF DEVON - for travellers in the know North Yorkshire is considered to be like picturesque parts of Devon, but without the crowds. There are cobbled streets, pretty cottages, great food, stunning coastline, plentiful heritage and beautiful scenery minus the tourists and summertime traffic.

With the vibrant city of York sitting comfortably alongside beautiful countryside, archetypal English villages and stunning coastline, Yew Tree Cottage offers a leisure lifestyle that keeps bringing people back. Positioned alongside an endless supply of activities, events and attractions, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and easy links to London and the rest of Britain, there really is something for everyone when you stay with us.

Wherever you are coming from, getting to Yew Tree Cottage couldn't be easier - and the roads to the cottage take you through some of our most stunning scenery.


Located in the heart of the picturesque, timewarp village of Westow, it's close to the city of York, on the edge of the Wolds and Moors and in easy reach of the stunning coast line and all the area has to offer.

Wherever you are coming from, getting to Yew Tree Cottage couldn't be easier - and the roads to the cottage take you through some of our most stunning scenery.

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18 Aug 2014


"Relaxing and luxurious but not particularly baby friendly""

We had a lovely relaxing week in the beautiful village of Westow. The cottage was spacious and incredibly comfortable and clean and we particularly appreciated the plasma TV in our bedroom! We booked this cottage through "babyfriendly boltholes" and as we were travelling with a 1 year old and a 4 year old we were expecting a very safe haven so that we could kick back and relax without having to worry about the kids. However this wasn't the case. Our one year old kept thinking that the metal blind cords were necklaces so that meant we couldn't let her upstairs at any point on her own as it felt like a serious accident waiting to happen. We also had to spend 10 minutes when we arrived removing various glass vases out of reach of small children and this was also the case with cleaning products in a low cupboard in the kitchen and the dirty metal implements placed next to both of the fireplaces. Luckily we had brought a sack of our own toys with us as unlike other "babyfriendly boltholes" properties that we have stayed in before, there were no toys provided and the boardgames were for children aged 7 years and above. The garden was also much smaller than it looked in the photos and due to the steep concrete steps we constantly had to be within very short range of the kids. The children like us did thoroughly enjoy their week at Yew Tree Cottage and although the weather was rather cold and wet we had some wonderful day trips to Whitby, Dalby Forest, the Railway Museum in York and the local swimming pool in Norton. It is definitely a beautiful part of the country that we look forward to returning to in the future.

22 Jul 2014


"Beautiful, well equipped cottage"

My husband and I and our 3 and 6 year old boys stayed for a week in July and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, helped by a week of glorious weather. The cottage is immaculately presented. We made use of the sofa bed so that the boys could have a bedroom each. The garden is a decent size and well maintained, and the excellent Weber BBQ a huge bonus.

We're not the type of people who do the same thing repeatedly, but we did have dinner 3 times at the Blacksmiths Arms Inn (2 doors down the road) because it was so good!

Well located for seeing the sights of the North York Moors and we had a couple of trips into York which is a beautiful city just to wander - plus there's excellent shopping including a Mulberry factory store :-)

All in all an excellent holiday.

Thanks again to Natasha and Paul for a wonderful week.

2 Jun 2014


"Lovely Cottage, Great Location"

We spent the May half term in this lovely cottage. Natasha was great to deal with and gave us excellent directions, plus details of things to do in the surrounding area. There was a lovely welcome hamper waiting for us which was a really nice touch.
The cottage is in a quiet village but is close to plenty of tourist attractions. We reached most places we visited within 30 mins.
The kids (5 and 2 years) loved the cottage, we had to move a few breakables out of the little one's reach but he behaved himself and everything was still intact when we left. The cottage is equipped with everything you need, even DVD's and boardgames. The only thing I would say is that the garden is raised (there are a few stone steps up to the grass) and the kids were drawn to walking along the wall surrounding it, which meant they had to be supervised closely at all times. All in all it was a lovely stay and we will definitely return.

20 May 2014


"Wonderful Cottage - Wish it was mine!"

Our second stay at Yew Tree Cottage and just as great as the first.
The owners really have an eye for decoration, it feels so cosy and homely.
Great Location, near to York but still in a lovely small village with a fantastic pub on the door step (if your visiting the pub for food at the weekend remember to book!).
We leave Yew Tree Cottage already planning our next visit.
We will definitely be back.

5 May 2014


"Beautiful cottage"

We had a 4 night break at the cottage and had a lovely time. The cottage was well presented and very homely. Nice decoration and everything you need for a comfortable stay. The welcome package was very handy and would be needed if you didn't take anything with you as there is no shop in the village.

We ate in most nights but did go to the Blacksmiths Arms once. Whilst the food was enjoyable the service was far to fast and we felt very rushed (Starters cleared and mains delivered at the same time).

Westow is perfectly located to explore the area. We went to York and used the park and ride which I would recommend if going into York. About a 10 minute drive away. The National Railway Museum is worth a trip. Free entry and impressive even to me who is not interested in trains.

Whitby about an hours drive away is lovely but gets very busy so worth getting there early.

4 May 2014


"Lovely top notch stylish cottage"

Beautifully decorated, spacious and yet still cosy. Elegant and luxurious decor. Bed was superbly comfortable, linen was glorious. The large kitchen was brilliant and with all modern appliances. O… More

22 Apr 2014


"Lovely holiday cottage"

A great cottage - really well equipped and very comfortable. The only thing missing was a proper shower but everything else was great.

31 Mar 2014


"Gorgeous cottage in a very quiet village with a fabulous pub restaurant"

Loved staying here. It was in a really quiet village with nothing more than a pub which cooked the most delicious home cooked food. There was a really lovely childrens playground which we just loved for our little two year old in the village. The cottage is so child friendly, stair gate, highchair, cot, plastic crockery and cups. We absolutely loved it and so did our two year old. He kept saying "see tiny house AGAIN" but it was far from tiny! It was really spacious, massive master bedroom with gorgeous decoration. A huge second bedroom and a nice third bedroom with sofa bed or in our case a cot. The living area was really clean, spaious and tastefully decorated. Go there! You won't be disappointed. If you like peace and quiet then you will love the village of Westow too.

1 Mar 2014


"Beautifully furnished, well-equiped cottage that's safe for small children"

Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished, but still safe for small children. We stayed with a 2 year old and 8 month old, who is crawling, and it met all our needs. We were pleasantly surprised at how spacious the rooms were. A nice quiet location too, and well connected for local attractions.

10 Feb 2014


"Second visit in 11 months - what else can I say!"

We love this cottage and its perfect location. Being Yorkshire born and bred you wouldn't think much could surprise me about the Yorkshire countryside and all its treasures, but staying at Yew Tr… More

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