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Yew Tree Farm

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Magical home and location."

    Wonderful walks straight from the door. Friendly hosts. Definitely wish to stay again! A large bowl to serve salads etc in would be welcome in an otherwise well equipped kitchen. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Meriel4.7Feb 2024

  • "We stayed at yew tree farm just before Christmas with our grandchildren, we all had a fabulous time and the walk into conniston from the cottage was beautiful."

    The cottage itself was picture perfect,and set in the most wonderful position.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a fabulous character property, you definitely step back in time here."

    .. I miss lighting the open fire places in the morning. Long and short I booked again only 24 hours into that holiday! Says it all really. The hospitality shown by Jon and Jo was simply super, they helped get the property ready under very difficult snowy conditions, thank you. We're enjoying the meat we purchased for home from Heritage Meats... all delicious and it's slow cooked hogget next. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have had an amazing three nights at Yew Tree farm."

    Jo and Jon were really friendly and welcoming. The cottage is amazing, packed with character. It was lovely and warm on a night after a nice dip in the hot tub, so peaceful, a great place to recharge the batteries. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay and loved the experience of staying at Yew Tree Farm."

    There was everything we needed to enjoy our family weekend and thank you so much for the wine, flowers, milk and card.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely stay in the most photographed cottage in The Lakes, very atmospheric property definitely feels like you walking in Miss Potters footsteps."

    Clean and comfy beds, and constant hot water. The meat from Yew Tree farm shop was delicious and we really enjoyed doing ‘the Herdwick experience’ it was very informative and great to cuddle the Herdys who were super friendly. A perfect place to stay if you want the experience of going back in time has the decor of the property is very olde world.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing and it was such an experience staying somewhere so old."

    John and Jo were very welcoming and gave us lots of tips on all things local. It was also lovely having bird feeders right outside the window, we saw birds we’ve never seen before. Yew tree cottage was a great base to explore from, as a family we walked along footpaths to Coniston, and we were within easy reach of Hawkeshead, Ambleside and Windermere by car.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2023

  • "A magical place with lovely people."

    Have never had a more relaxing break. Produce from the butchers was fantastic. Love the fact it’s so dog friendly. Looking forward to going back in December.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "A great dog friendly cottage on a working farm with lots of character and charm."

    Jo and Jon (the resident farmers) are very friendly, welcoming and showed us the farm animals. Easy check. Relaxing walks from the front door. We enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. Good showers and lots of hot water. Beds also very comfy. I would recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Yew Tree Farm. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2023

  • "This cottage is a beautiful, characteristic and historical home that our family were very happy to spend our New Year in."

    We enjoyed watching the birds on the feeder every morning! The beds were so comfy and the kitchen was equipped with all the necessities. Within the most beautiful surroundings and the lovely quaint village of Coniston within easy access. We have a very relaxed week and enjoyed the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Dec 2022

  • "We spent Christmas at Yew Tree Farm, it’s an incredible experience, as it’s a Grade 2 listed building, set in the most beautiful scenic area and also a working farm."

    I felt privileged to be able to stay in such a historic building. Inside it’s decorated in William Morris wallpaper, with creeky floors and beams and wonderful old furniture. The bathrooms, all three of them are well equipped with strong pressure showers and one has a wonderful huge bath. Three bedrooms, two with four poster beds, and one twin have crisp white linen and heavy duvets all of exceptional quality. There’s a well presented dining room, which I dressed for Christmas with paper chains and fairy lights. There was a Christmas tree provided and little Christmassy touches throughout. The living room with an open fire was cozy and comfortable and you could almost feel the history of the place. Every attention to detail with lamps and fittings all appropriate to the building. There was a secure stone walled private garden, where my Schnauzer dog played and around the side of the property a hot tub which was the perfect place to spend an evening. The kitchen has everything you could need to prepare a full Christmas dinner or any other meal you may care to make. The property is well situated, for walks and close enough to visit Ambleside and Hawkshead. The owners work and live on site but are busy, and you really only see them about their jobs, though it was nice to know they were about if we needed them. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to stay in a place both beautiful, and full of charm.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2022

  • "The house was gorgeous!"

    Exactly what we expected, in the most perfect location. It is a farmhouse and has every farmhouse feature, love it! Jo and John made sure everything was ready for us on arrival and the hot tub was cleaned and ready for use within the first 24 hours. .

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage with bags of heritage on a working farm - Jon & Jo Watson the perfect hosts."

    It’s our fourth visit surely that says enough.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2022

  • "We're going back again."

    So much character and charm that we cannot resist. John and Jo were excellent hosts and made us very welcome. Would highly recommend the onsite butchery as well.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "The decor and layout and quality of the place was excellent - but it had an overwhelming failing."

    The heating system did not work properly and as a result I had to leave after only 3 days because it was too cold to stay in

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Oct 2022

  • "Disappointed there was dog hairs over the carpet in the room and we had to hover it on the first night because we had a nine month baby with us."

    Also disappointed that the hot tub was not ready for use on our first night. Fridge seemed very small for a house that sleeps six. The barbecue was small, and we had to clean it before we could use it.

    Reviewed by Michael2.2Sep 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in this property steeped in history."

    The scenery is phenomenal and John and Jo were perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolute splendid holiday - cottage was like living in a museum - stepping back 300 years."

    Great location to tour the lakes, with great walks on the door step - all outstanding. John and Jo were the perfect hosts, nothing too much trouble. Highly recommend the Heritage meat sold on site - meat like you've never tasted before!! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay, ideal location, so atmospheric and ideal for those who like to travel back in time and imagine themselves living in another reality like I do."

    I wish I'd brought period costume with me but there was sadly no room in my case. Also my 14yr old brought me back to reality when the WiFi kept turning off and there were no instructions as to the location of the router. All it needed was to be turned on and off. Previous families have suggested updating the guest information book but I notice this hasn't happened yet. This would save guests having to bother the tenants. For anyone reading this it's next to the switch for the lamp on the landing behind the magnificent chest. The tenants were very helpful and friendly, very busy people but happy to help even when in the middle of a workshop. Also they do have bus loads of tourists (like us) attending on occasion so do look out for friendly Americans requesting to use the loo. Maybe a sign on the external toilet door for those guests would be helpful? Although, we were happy to oblige by allowing them to use one of the 3 bathrooms in the cottage as had no idea what alternatives there were beyond the flower bed or a bush! Also you never know when you might get caught short yourself! My only other point of concern was the abundance of fruit flies in the kitchen. This must surely be a season thing? The cottage kitchen was very clean. The cottage is by a stream (may be irrelevant!?) and I note the mesh on the front door of the tenants cottage. Perhaps such a measure might be considered at Yew Tree, although may spoil the old world charm for photos, would potentially stop the appearance of 20 dead flies in your wine. We made sure food was covered and the bin emptied at least 2 times in the week but still every morning it was fly armageddon in the kitchen and the hoover came out. The beds were really comfy, loved the large bath and the hot tub was fab after an evening swim in Coniston water or a long walk. All of this added to our adventure in the Lake District and I feel very grateful and privileged to have been able to experience such a special place with all its quirks and charms.

    Reviewed by Enfys3.8Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful, friendly reception from the owners John & Jo (& ALL their dogs, cats & Herdwick sheep!"

    ). The fascinating18th century farmhouse provided very comfortable beds, efficient showers & very clean & cosy living rooms. We were also blessed with superb weather! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would also recommend John's Heritage meats, Jo's lovely artwork & found the staff at HeartoftheLakes most courteous & helpful.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2022

  • "Overpriced and underwhelming."

    Firstly to clarify my wife and I enjoyed our break and the cottage was lovely and we did reflect this in the visitors book. However, the cottage is ‘connected’ to the tenant farmers’ accommodation so you can hear them ‘in conversation’ and ‘smell their cooking’ which distracts from your perceived privacy during the stay. Previous feedback has commented on ‘farm noise’ which there was very little of and was quite pleasant when you could ‘hear’’ the animals. However there are lots of ‘comings and goings’ throughout the day….people calling at the butchers, various ‘seminars’ and ‘experience groups’ visiting throughout the week. An example of this would be on our last evening sitting in the garden with a glass of wine when an amateur theatrical group turn up and start getting dressed up to start filming….so overall hardly secluded and private. I have stayed at ‘holiday inn express hotels’ where there is less ‘going on’ and have been more ‘relaxed’. With this in mind I would preferably pay far less to stay somewhere more ‘commercial’ where you at least understand what you’re ‘paying for’. The cottage is beautiful with very good facilities e.g. bathrooms/showers etc but I think you would be hard pushed to ‘comfortably accommodate’ six people in the lounge or cater for this number with the kitchen. The ‘fly in the ointment’ for us was when we were asked if it would be okay for the decking to be removed and replaced in the ‘hot tub’ area at the side of the cottage, to which we agreed without fully grasping the impact this would have. The decking had apparently been there for 13 years…so hindsight would suggest this could have been done at an earlier or more convenient time…during one of the many recent lockdowns perhaps? We realised the impact when the ‘joiner’ knocked our door at 10 past 8 in the morning to ‘check that we were up’ so that he could start his chainsaw and start cutting out the old decking…..we opted to go out for a walk returning at half three to find this being ‘loaded’ into a trailer with the consequent ‘backwards and forwards’ this entails. On another evening we were ‘put off’ from using the hot tub due to a ‘load of’’…yet to be used decking perched at the side of the building around it. Perhaps most disappointing of all, was on our day of leaving we had to be ‘clear’ of the cottage by 10 in the morning….but there was no one there to ‘hand over to….both tenants were out, one presumably working his farm and the other out in her van. Ironically there was (yet) another visitor going about the farm getting ready to go horse riding. If you are considering this cottage as an option it is a beautiful house with in a lovely setting, but is definitely a ‘business’ attempting to generate income from several areas of which you are only one. If you are looking for ‘picture postcard’ this may not be it….it wasn’t for us….we just felt like we were there for the ‘requisite week’ before being ‘turned around’ for the ‘next punter’ which may well be you. Definitely not worth the 2k plus that we paid. Disappointing overall.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1May 2022

  • "An excellent property, full of charm and character."

    Well equipped with everything you could need for a fabulous stay. The hot tub was great after a long walk and the decking area perfect for a meal outside. We bought meat from the farm shop which was excellent and made use of the bbq facilities. The owners were very friendly, were at hand if we needed anything and we were made to feel very welcome (including our dog). Can't wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really excellent time, thank you for your hospitality."

    It was a pleasure to meet you both and experience the farm, the sheep in particular, and the house seems just a small part. We hope to be back again one day, I am sure we will.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "Good morning The location was stunning and the house beautiful."

    The facilities were as described. Beds very comfortable. The only misfortune was one toilet was broken and not able to be fixed in our weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Emily4.1Mar 2022

  • "Not a lot to say apart from excellent place to stay access to some of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District great walking on your doorstep and made to feel at home John and Jo are excellent hosts, we had the most amazing week and to top it off the weather was beautiful."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "We found the property just as we expected but with added charm, and character."

    I beautiful location, with walks on our doorstep, with Coniston so close ideal for evening outs. Just two problems we had was the TV/Sky setup, perhaps some clearer instructions in the welcome pack, we managed to sort it out. Also, the internet was down, the modem/hub had to be rebooted, again a location of the power switch would help. Again, once sorted, a good signal was achieved.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage no wonder you need to book so far in advance."

    Ticks all the boxes, but I knew that before I booked ! Very friendly hosts & animals.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "Small items."

    Some serving dishes and oven proof casserole dishes please?

    Reviewed by Ingram4.7Jan 2022

  • "Excellent cottage stay."

    Jon & Jo Watson are amazing hosts: very welcoming and make your stay that extra bit special: fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have stayed at Yew Tree Farm several times and love it."

    However our two previous bookings were cancelled because of Covid and this time we had no power for 3 days in freezing temperatures. We were grateful for Jon's help in lighting open fires for us when we arrived and providing candles.He also managed to borrow a generator on the third evening which provided heating and hot water and lighting in our bedroom. That was a relief because we had been very cold at night. We really appreciated the generosity and friendliness of those at Coniston Community Centre who provided a warm room, a hot drink and a bacon butty. Many thanks for that. It was so sad to see the devastation caused by Storm Arwen.

    Reviewed by M3.8Nov 2021

  • "A great location in a traditional farmhouse cottage."

    I was particularly interested in the Beatrix Potter connection. The property lived up to my expectations and the owners were friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2021

  • "I have been lucky enough to live and holiday all over the world, but this was quite honestly the best accommodation I have ever had."

    For any fans of Beatrix Potter or anyone looking for some authentic old world charm cannot recommend yew tree highly enough!

    Reviewed by K5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have just spent another fantastic holiday here at Yew Tree Farm."

    What an absolute  privilege it is  to be able to stay in this house, so full of period character, charm, history and  comfort. The tranquil location is stunning, and perfectly situated for the many surrounding walks and for easy access to neighbouring villages and towns. Jo and Jon are the most welcoming of hosts.  The farm's Herdwick Experience run by Jo is one of the most enjoyable things you can do in the Lakes. A holiday at Yew Tree Farm is sublime.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2021

  • "We stayed at Yew Tree Farm Cottage 2nd - 9th October 2021."

    Upon arriving, we thought it was paradise. A very old building, it was like stepping back in time. Because we arrived late we were grateful to be there. I did see a previous review saying about the lack of oven trays so we brought our own, and thank god we did. I am not sure the kitchen has been stocked with any new form of an appliance, utensil, or accessory since 1990! There were really not enough mugs or glasses for 4 people, let alone 6. And, we didn't think the glasses or mugs were clean. Then, the fun really started when my partner and I, who had the main bedroom, woke up to find about 8 wasps in the bedroom. By the 2nd morning, we had killed about 20 wasps, which was not fun, as my mum is highly allergic, and didn't have an epi-pen, as well as our 10-month-old puppy which kept trying to eat them. I rang the people on the 3rd day, after 45 mins of standing in rooms trying to get a signal. The man came around, shone a torch, and explained there was not much he could do and if we had killed 20 that was probably the nest gone. A bit shocked at the lack of concern, I repeat that there is no signal so anyone staying who got stung and needed medical attention would struggle to get an ambulance and we had no idea where the nearest medical centre was. I then had to call the heart of the lakes on the 5th day, whose response was equally as lacking as the man who had come over a few days earlier. NO one was interested. So we spent our holiday with 57 wasps in total by the end of our stay. Furthermore, the internet kept going down, so don't stay here if you need to work while on holiday. Also, we loved that we could take a dog, but the dogs on the site liked to defecate wherever they pleased, which meant dog turds outside your car door, outside the cottage gate, so if you don't like stepping in a steaming dog turd, I'd suggest a torch in the evenings and minding your step as you go. Dont expect a lie in either as you'll have lawn mowing before 9 am, barking dogs, and other farm work going-ons in the early hours. The hot tub has no cover over it, so if it rains you'll get a good soaking, as well as it being filthy. We didn't see anyone clean it with the daily chemicals that a hot tub should have. Oh and mind all the low beams that you'll regularly smash your head on as you walk about in both the day and night. Overall, if you love wasps in your bedroom, filth and dog turds, as well as an unclean hot tub then this is 100% the place to stay. Nice location, but we won't ever be staying here again. Heart of the Lakes, your customer service was a disgrace.

    Reviewed by L1.9Oct 2021

  • "Very lovely cottage Not far from things to do or say the people look after the ..."

    Very lovely cottage Not far from things to do or say the people look after the cottage very warm and welcoming and lovely people highly recommend this cottage to anyone

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2021

  • "A couple of baking trays for the oven need to be added as there was no way of cooking food in the oven without wrapping the shelves in foil to use as a form of tray also a few more mugs would have been appreciated."

    Otherwise we loved our stay at the Farm. We bought some meat from the on site butchery to bring home which was lovely. Great friendly farmers at the farm. We would love to go back sometime, thanks.

    Reviewed by Glenn4.7Sep 2021

  • "Yew Tree Farm is a wonderful location."

    We were able to walk to some beautiful places from our front door (the hot tub afterwards is a real plus). Jo and John were really helpful and the history of the cottage and farm is fascinating. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very helpful owners and freindly, a real lovely place in which to stay ."

    .. would come again

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic stay!"

    The cottage was absolutely wonderful. Jon and Jo were great hosts. The cottage was full of charm and history. In addition to the original features, nooks and crannies, creaky floorboards, wood panelling and the period furniture, there is a modern kitchen with everything one needs for a self catering stay as well as a private hot tub and outdoor dining area too. The open fire was already made up for us when we arrived which was a lovely touch and we enjoyed some relaxing nights in front of the fire. We had gorgeous weather during our stay and so it was really nice sitting in the private garden with a glass of wine soaking up the sunshine and views. I would definitely recommend taking the Herdwick Sheep experience with Jo - it was terrific! Would love to return to Yew Tree Farm!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Such an amazing stay."

    Everything about the property is just incredible - it feels like you're in one of Beatrix Potters books. The house itself is really special with loads of character. Wonderful to have the ewes and lambs right outside the gate greeting us each morning. I would highly recommend this place and am looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our second stay at Yew Tree Farm -Yew Tree farm is not only picture perfect it is the most beautiful home from home in the most stunning setting."

    The house has original features and furnishings in-keeping yet comfortable. The property has Wi-Fi, Sky Tv, fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, powerful showers with plentiful hot water and the most comfortable beds. Jo & Jon are fabulous hosts; there if something is needed, or for a quick chat, but otherwise you have full privacy as if your own home. Jons meat from the farm is of the best quality and flavour, ethically farmed and can be ordered in advance to be set in the fridge for use during your stay, we also ordered some to take home, all perfectly organised and prepared, absolutely delicious. Jo runs a Herdwick Experience - learning about the history of the area, the establishment of Herdwick sheep and Belted Galloways to the farm, the history and general knowledge of Herdwicks and how Yew Tree Farm ensure their livestock is ethically farmed from start to finish was really interesting & informative. We then continued our experience with a tour of the farms land, taking in the different sights and sounds, spotting different birds and wildlife, whilst meeting random animals enroute, like Skippy the goat who is extremely friendly! Jo then took us to meet her Herdwick flock who welcomed us with their smiley faces and lots of cuddles. An amazing experience not to be missed, the very best therapy

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is located in a stunning location, right in the middle of a working farm."

    Chicken, turkey, cats and dogs were a daily occurrence in the charming English cottage garden at the front of the property. It’s a very old property and so comes with all the charms you would expect it to have. There are a lot of walks right on your door step. Wifi is pretty inexistant so if you want to do some offline work and emails it’s all good, but don’t expect to make a zoom meeting on this wifi or watch Netflix. That being said nearby Coniston has excellent 4G. This probably perfect for those looking to disconnect.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Apr 2021

  • "Yew Tree Farm is a unique property located in a beautiful setting."

    It never fails in delivering a wonderful holiday, long may we be able to enjoy it. Wouldn’t change a thing.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2020

  • "A beautiful 18th-century cottage with some modern features which didn't detract from its age or character."

    Perfect location.

    Mrs PlattDec 2019

  • "Outstanding property ."

    .. and exceptionally clean and warm.

    Mrs WillisDec 2019

  • "Fantastic location, lovely house!"


    Miss BostonDec 2019

  • "Truly wonderful experience first booking with HOTL and we loved our choice very very much."

    Mrs WiltonDec 2019

  • "It was a beautiful property and in a stunning location."

    Ms LomaxDec 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x four-poster double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, CD player with iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private decked area with hot tub
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

This Grade II listed farmhouse is nestled in a quiet Coniston valley and is one of the most well known and most pictured buildings in the Lake District.

Once owned by Beatrix Potter, Yew Tree Farm has been used as Miss Potter’s home in the film ‘Miss Potter’ and has been visited by many celebrities over the years, including Emma Thompson and even The Queen visited the farm on her last visit to the Lakes.

With the original farmhouse dating back to the early 17th century, it really does exude character with a number of period features and antique pieces including some of Beatrix Potter’s own furniture.

You enter the property into the panelled hallway with the sitting room to one side and the dining room opposite, furnished with one of Beatrix Potter’s own dining table which was once her own tea shop!

Moving through the cottage, to the rear is renovated, well-equipped kitchen, filled with useful appliances and amenities for all of your culinary requirements, including a fridge with freezer compartment, oven and a dishwasher, as well as laundry facilities for added convenience.

The magnificent period oak staircase features 250 year old panelling and leads to the three charmingly comfortable bedrooms each with feature bespoke beds and fine period décor.

Here you will find a four-poster double room with adjacent bathroom, a twin room with feature panelling and en-suite, while the master bedroom, with its pitched ceiling and cruck beams has a king-size four poster bed with a contemporary en-suite.

Outside you can enjoy the atmosphere of the working farm whilst Yew Tree Farm has its own enclosed garden as well as a further patio area to the side where you can barbecue and pamper yourself in your own private hot tub.

Enjoy spending time on Coniston Water, whether you are trying a new activity like kayaking or canoeing, or simply relaxing as you sail along the waters on the Steam Yacht Gondolda run by the National Trust, taking in the sights and sounds of the Lakes.

Those avid walkers can embark on a route leading to Old Man of Coniston, a sizeable peak, right from the doorstep, starting off in the village and climbing through old quarry workings, before reaching the summit where there are some superb views of the village to be admired.

Futher afield venture into Ambleside, a bustling town that marks the head of Lake Windermere, you can visit the Ambleside Roman Fort, see the Stock Hill Force waterfall, or from here take a Windermere cruiser down to Windermere itself where you can find the fascinating World of Beatrix Potter.

This picturesque escape promises a getaway to remember, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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