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Yew Fold

Kirkby-In-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 984344)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely quiet peaceful area."

    Cottage had everything you would need. Brilliant storage area. Lovely outdoor seating area, if weather nice enough. Would highly recommend if you want to get away from it all for a few days and yes pub within walking distance, about 15mins.

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2022

  • "Yew Fold at Kirkby in Furness is in a superb location from which to explore the Lake District."

    The accommodation was excellent, providing everything you need for an enjoyable break. Very pleasant lounge/kitchen and a comfortable bedroom and plenty of storage space. All in all excellent value.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation in a scenic area and great hosts"

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Lovely property and very comfortable in a beautiful location."

    Everything you will need is provided and Caroline was very helpful, the flowers and wine were lovely. Very quiet and peaceful, will definitely be returning and recommending!

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "This is an amazing place to have a break away,Fantastic view,The owners are lovely really friendly,and nothing is to much trouble ,This cottage is so homely,extremely clean and has everything you will need for your get away,Oh and the shower is AMAZING There are 2 pubs within a walk away,Really nice locals."

    I would definitely stay here again,AMAZING PLACE,HIGHLY RECOMMENDED XX

    Reviewed by StacyMar 2022

  • "Could not fault Yew Fold at all."

    The Location was great for us.The cottage was beautifully furnished and very clean and had an amazing shower.If we decide to holiday in the lakes again we will definitely want to stay here in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "Excellent property, very warm and comfortable."

    Excellent owners who were very helpful and kind. Great place to stay.

    Reviewed by WilliamJan 2022

  • "Ewe Fold is a modern, well equipped, comfortable property, conveniently located for the South Lakes."

    We have always thoroughly enjoyed staying there and been made very welcome.

    Reviewed by RobertaJan 2022

  • "Responsive owners and helpful."

    The place was warm and cosy, just right to come back to after long walks. It was clean and tidy with everything available. Would certainly consider coming back if returning to the area which is very convenient for the southern lakes area. Train station not far away either.

    Reviewed by DaveDec 2021

  • "Yew Fold provides very comfortable accommodation in a lovely, peaceful setting in the village of Kirkby in Furness."

    The owners are very welcoming and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will definitely return!

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location, extra touches of flowers and wine left by ..."

    Lovely cottage in a good location, extra touches of flowers and wine left by Caroline the host, Would recommend Yew Fold and Sykes Cottages

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2021

  • "We do not hestitate to recommed Yew Fold."

    Yew Fold has been lovingly decorated and it is clean, and well equipped. When we arrived there were flowers, wine and a message of welcome on the table which immediately makes you feel at home. If there are any problems or you need any information Caroline and Paul are only too happy to help. In short an ideal place to stay and there are plenty of places close by to visit.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "A lovely property with great welcoming hosts and all the facilities you would need for a stay in The Lake District."

    Would recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by SamAug 2021

  • "We received a warm welcome from Paul and Caroline."

    This holiday home is perfect for anyone who wants to be away from people in the quiet tranquility of Kirkby-in-Furness. It was beautifully appointed, clean and comfortable. Thank you, we hope to visit you again and will recommend you.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Yew fold, With a warm welcome."

    The surrounding area was absolutely beautiful. We were able to visit so many pretty places of interest. We would definitely recommend and hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Yew Fold, the first being last August."

    The cottage is perfect for a couple. It’s clean (particularly important at the moment), well looked after and well equipped, with enough wardrobe space for a very long stay

    Reviewed by BJul 2021

  • "Superb cottage."

    Amazing amount of storage. Everything we needed was provided. The owner was so welcoming. It was home from home. We had the hottest week ever. The area was new to us and we really enjoyed it. Highly recommendable. We would like to return. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2021

  • "Yew Fold is a very modern, well presented cottage with excellent facilities, conveniently located in the South Lakes."

    The proprietor, who lives nearby, could not have been more helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by RobertaJul 2021

  • "It was a well presented holiday home."

    .. it was what we needed,, peace and quiet.. The place was spotlessly clean...and a well equipped kitchen. Ideal for walking, or if you wish to travel up the coast towards ravenglass, eskdale or Muncaster the train service is excellent. A good week.

    Reviewed by Stephen PaulJun 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely and everything we could have wished for."

    Owner was very helpful and so kind. With my wife's disability the owner went out of her way to be so helpful. The cottage more than met out expectations and we can strongly recommend it. BUT Sykes Cottages have plagued me with emails about buying further holidays and persistant nagging to download Sykes apps. This is VERY annoying and it makes me very wary of using Sykes again.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage where we were made very welcome by Caroline and Paul."

    Bottle of wine and beautiful roses met us on arrival. Some fresh eggs delivered mid week. Very kind. Weather was good so able to go out and about:Hoad hill with glorious views, Walley Island and lots of scenic places to visit then back to the lovely apartment with one fantastic shower! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and I'm sure we'll be back.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "Had a brilliant stay at 'Yew Fold'."

    We arrived to find a bottle of wine and a couple of cakes had been left by the owners with a little note. The cottage was clean warm and comfortable. We could not find a fault with the accomodation and enjoyed our stay immensely. The description and pictures were accurate. We hope to return later in the year for some more walking. In a word, excellent accomodation and facilities .

    Reviewed by AllonMay 2021

  • "The owners were very pleasant and in these difficult times our stay was a welcome break which had been postponed from last year."

    The area was perfect for walking and much quieter than the main areas of Ambleside & Windermere.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2021

  • "High standards and modern comfort, exceptional!"

    About 20 miles to Windermere. It was a pleasure to stay at this property.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2021

  • "Great location with local amenities close by."

    A modern cottage with a good layout and facilities. Beautiful views that offer a peaceful get away. Home from home- would recommend

    Reviewed by KirstyApr 2021

  • "As soon as I stepped into the cottage it was clean warm and cosy, we were greeted with wine and fudge, my partner loves fudge win."

    Paul was very helpful with giving us directions to our outdoor adventure in boot, he also offered us a lock up for our bikes and paddle boards which was very conciderate of them. I will definitely be back its a home from home.

    Reviewed by RhudielynOct 2020

  • "The accommodation was very good quality in terms of comfort plus the location with views and walks to compliment."

    The property owners were brilliant and helpful to us to find the right booking slot. We wish them both success in these difficult times.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation absolutely spotless and everything provided for a lovely stay."

    Owners very helpful and would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2020

  • "Well designed accommodation, exceptionally decorated and very comfortable throughout."

    The bed was comfortable and the shower was amazing. The property was very clean. Lovely views through the large windows and excellent light throughout the day. We enjoyed seeing the hens in the garden. Excellent hosts who were very helpful but not intrusive. Location was a little bit outside the main Lake District areas, but quieter because of this. Lots of excellent drives and walks were accessible, but you need to be prepared to use your car every day. The wifi wasn't very good. Not the hosts' fault and they did everything they could to help with this. It didn't spoil our stay at all, but you should be aware of this if you need dependable, good speed wifi. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by CatrinSep 2020

  • "Nice owners and cat Comfortable and modern holiday let Good location for Western Lakes"

    Reviewed by RonaldSep 2020

  • "Lovely location if you like driving, but nice to see sheep in feilds and ..."

    Lovely location if you like driving, but nice to see sheep in feilds and beutiful views Not in a cottage the cottage belongs to the owners who live there you are atrached to the cottage so its like a flat but nice and clean Theres a lovely cat that pops in If you want food delivered you cant as dont deliver to that area and wifi kicks in and out There is a pub 10 min walk dont do food anymore Greyhound pub is lovely but need to drive only 5 mins in the car

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2020

  • "Yew Fold cottage was a delightful stay and a real home from home experience."

    It was well equipped, very clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and the views from the cottage are glorious. The location was great for coastal visits and access to all the lakes. The proprietors, Caroline and Paul couldn’t be more helpful and made us feel very welcomed.

    Reviewed by NickyAug 2020

  • "We were made to feel very welcomed by our hosts."

    We appreciated the bottle of wine and flowers which were waiting for us on arrival . The cottage was clean to a high standard . There was extra cleaning products , hand sanitizer and toilet rolls which we were not expecting . The overall accommodation is to a high standard . Best bed we have slept in while staying in self catering accommodation. The mattress and bed linen were very comfy . During our stay we were given some freshly laid eggs which were delicious . The view from our window was fantastic . Yew Fold is a great place to stay to relax and In a good location to explore the Lake District and surrounding area . Thank you Caroline and Paul for being lovely hosts .

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2020

  • "Since the start of Covid 19 restrictions in March, we had not set foot in any building, other than our home."

    I was therefore somewhat apprehensive about staying in someone else’s house with regards to cleanliness. We have rented cottages in the past which have been cleaner when we left then when we arrived. Of course during the current situation cleanliness is of greater importance then it would have been a few months ago. I needn’t have worried though as Yew Fold was spotless. One of the reasons we chose Yew Fold was the cleanliness mentioned by other reviewers and we were not disappointed as everything was clean and fresh. I was able to relax as soon as we arrived without feeling the need to scrub everything. The cottage is a perfect size for a couple with everything we needed and the lovely email from Caroline informed us they were only a phone call away should we have needed anything further. Kirkby in Furness gives easy access to the southern lakes and the coast, so is in an ideal situation. We shall certainly be booking Yew Fold again. Our thanks to Caroline and Paul for a lovely break away from home.

    Reviewed by BAug 2020

  • "This was my second visit to yew fold and my first since coming out of covid lockdown."

    The owners respectfully adhered to the new social distancing protocols and provided hand sanitiser etc.caroline is a lovely host and the communication between guest and host is prompt, clear and thoughtful.yew fold is a lovely place to stay in the lakes.it is not on the tourist trail and away from busy supermarkets and crowds.if you are familiar with the area this little retreat is the perfect place to relax and enjoy peace and quiet in a stylish and comfortable space.i love staying at yew fold and look forward to many more visits

    Reviewed by NualaJul 2020

  • "Perfect base for exploring the lakes, cannot recommend enough!"

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2020

  • "Owners were really lovely and extremely helpful would definitely like to visit again."

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2020

  • "Very good cottage the owners were so helpful in many ways."

    This was our second visit and we will return. Could not find fault with anything.

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2020

  • "We stayed at Yew Fold between the 14th & 17th February to celebrate our first Wedding Anniversary."

    We arrived late evening and was welcomed with a warm, clean cottage. Catherine popped over that evening to welcome us and gifted us with a lovely box of Kendal Mint Chocolates and to introduce herself. Although the weather wasn't the greatest we thoroughly enjoyed every moment and didn't let it dampen our spirits. There was a range of different games/books/DVD's to keep you occupied and would definitely recommend the Men v's Women's game (especially after a drink or two!). Should we decide to visit lovely Cumbria again, we would look to see if Yew Fold was available. Great stay!!

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2020

  • "Was absolutely lovely, so clean, very beautiful little cottage."

    Reviewed by MaiaJan 2020

  • "This cottage is exceptional."

    We had a lovely stay in what is an immaculate and comfortable apartment at the bottom of the Lake District. Perfect for exploring the nearby area and lakes, we would highly recommend staying at Yew Fold.

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2019

  • "Lovely place, clean quiet and comfortable."

    Everything you need for a few days away; close to the Duddon Valley, stunning views and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by StellaOct 2019

  • "Location is perfect, premises is pristine and wonderful to stay in."

    Wonder full hosts, willing to help and even build a shed for my bikes. I would recommend this location and would certainly come back again.

    Reviewed by JohanAug 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay, well presented with thoughtful touches."

    Hosts very welcoming and good info about local amenities. Would love go return!

    Reviewed by AdelaJul 2019

  • "We loved our stay at the Yew Fold cottage, it was perfect in every way!"

    So clean and modern, yet cosy and welcoming. Everything in the place seemed to be thought out to make you feel comfortable and content, with the loving touches & attention to detail! Loved the wooden floors, big walk in shower, comfortable bed, beautiful open plan living and kitchen area...The space outside with a little garden and flowers overlooking open fields was wonderful, the location ideal for Lakes, but remote and quiet. Thank you to our hosts for their warm welcome and helpful tips, it's been the best holiday experience in the UK!

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2019

  • "Accommodation and location absolutely perfect!"

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2019

  • "Yew fold cottage is in a beautiful location and the cottage itself is wonderful."

    The bathroom with its very modern walk in shower is glorious. The host caroline met me on arrival and was lovely to meet. She assured me she and her family were on hand for anything i needed at anytime but left me to enjoy my stay in peace and quiet. I hope to return for another visit sometime.

    Reviewed by NualaJun 2019

  • "Yew fold is a beautiful, modern holiday cottage attached to the owners house."

    It is warm and cosy and tastefully furnished. It is in a quiet location with lovely views of the hills. The owners were very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. We would not hesitate to recommend this property

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2019

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners are a really nice family, extremely helpful and welcoming. This is an ideal spot for exploring the local area and further afield into the lake district. Could not fault it.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2019

  • "Comfortable one bedroom flat, quiet, peace- everything for what I was looking for"

    Reviewed by PatrycjaApr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage ."

    .excellent hosts-welcome you with a bottle of wine .the cottage itself is the best I have stayed in by far,kitchen is spot on everything you need for a long stay.the bathroom and shower especially is outstanding .the bed is the comfiest and the best sleep I have had in years ...everything about this cottage I cannot fault a thing ..living room is so cosy I honestly don't want to go home ...cottage is surrounded by lovely countryside -the best for walking ,i did so many routes ...a short drive is various villages to explore .folk are friendly .what more can anyone ask for .lovely village Kirkby in furness -its a nice 15 minute walk to the train station which run regular ,,next to the station is a lovely café called pams -occasional she has live music -local harp player/guitarist/and young girl singer ...fabulous café and friendly ladies run it ...a must to visit … i will definitely be booking yew fold cottage again in the near future ..hands up to whoever designed this cottage and fitted all the top modern furniture -something you would expect in a high class posh hotel for big money ….a star rating of 10 out of 10 i would give 10 plus for yew fold ...thankyou caroline and Andrew for letting me stay ...

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

  • "I had the pleasure of staying here for a fortnight recently and can't recommend it enough."

    From the lovely greeting and bottle of wine upon arrival to the extremely high standard of finish to everything here - the bed was incredibly comfortable - pillows and mattress perfect - the shower has a shower head better than any luxury hotel I've stayed at and the kitchen better equipped than my own. Everything is walking distance - two very lovely country pubs as well as the station and all the locals, as you would expect from such an area, much like the owners, are incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2018

  • "Yew Fold cottage was a treat!"

    A warm and friendly welcome, any information we needed was promptly give. The cottage itself was lovely, clean, and comfortable. It was a great respite for a few days near the end of our UK travels. We will (and have) recommended Yew Fold as a place to stay in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by BelindaNov 2018

  • "Wow what a fantastic cottage the owners went out of their way to accommodate us ..."

    Wow what a fantastic cottage the owners went out of their way to accommodate us friendly and informative this cottage is truly a home from home would recommend this cottage as you will find it hard for another to beat it it has everything you need

    Reviewed by EnaOct 2018

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  • All ground floor: One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot
  • Off-road parking
  • Rear patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 mins walk.

The property

This lovely cottage, attached to the owner's home, is located by the village of Kirkby in Furness, a quirky and comfortable place to stay, with countryside views on the doorstep.

Enjoy a romantic break for two at Yew Fold, which comes with the benefit of underfloor heating, and a large flat screen TV in the living area.

The open-plan layout comprises of sumptuous sofas and a feature wall, creating somewhere peaceful to relax after a long day out and about.

This leads over to a kitchen, layered with handmade counter-tops and grey units, as well as a pretty dining area, ideal for breakfast in the early hours.

A walk-in shower room has been beautifully designed with a fresh white suite, including a vanity unit and walk-in shower.

For a good night's sleep, settle down in the accessorised double bedroom, coordinated with bedside tables, lamps, and a freestanding mirror, all adding to the contemporary cottage feel.

There is also a built in wardrobe in the hallway between the bedroom and the shower room, suitable for housing your belongings.

Outside you will be pleased to discover the patio area, your own little place to enjoy a refreshing drink in the early hours.

There are nice open views all around and it is quiet and peaceful.

The station and Pam Cafe are a fifteen minute walk up Sandside lane and there are two pubs in Kirkby within walking distance.

Just five miles away is Broughton-in-Furness, which has much to please visitors, including a cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes.

The village provides a great base for a walking or a climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells.

East of Kirkby-in-Furness is the ancient market town of Ulverston which still holds a street market every Thursday and Saturday.

A wonderful holiday for two.

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About the location


Broughton-in-Furness 5 miles; Ulverston 5 miles.

Kirkby-in-Furness is a collection of six hamlets on the Furness peninsula overlooking the Duddon estuary. The village is home to a general store and two pubs as well as a railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line. Just five miles away is Broughton-in-Furness which has much to please the visitor such as a pretty, cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes. The village provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. East of Kirkby-in-Furness is the ancient market town of Ulverston which still holds a street market every Thursday and Saturday. Today it’s well known as a festival town with events throughout the year, including walking and art festivals in the summer months and the renowned Dickensian festival in late November. One of the town’s great claims to fame is as the birthplace of Stan Laurel - it is now home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world! Facilities include a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, a cinema and a leisure centre. All of the attractions of the National Park are easily reached and nearby family attractions include the World of Beatrix Potter, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park and Muncaster Castle.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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