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Yew Tree Cottage

Torver near Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 25868)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Great base to go exploring from, with the added treat of relaxing in the hot tub in the evening. The single track lane that we had to drive along was quite scary at times, when we met other cars. But it was in the cottage description.

    Reviewed by JennyJul 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Yew Tree."

    Everything we needed was there. The cottages was stunning as were the surrounding views!

    Reviewed by KimberleyJul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you could need. Comfy bed. Enjoyed the hot tub and outside area. Set in a very rural location with total peace and quiet. Good location as a base for visiting the lakes and also perfect for our dog. Owner very happy to help if you had any questions. We will return.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "Lorraine & Neil have created a wonderful holiday home at Yew Tree Cottage, finished to the highest of standards."

    A surprisingly spacious living area with high vaulted ceilings and exposed beams throughout, with a fantastic walk-in shower in a modern bathroom. A lovely 2 tiered patio and to top it off a secluded hot tub with stunning views of the Coniston fells. Even the bedroom had lovely four poster bed and plenty of room, for a 2 person cottage it certainly packs a punch! Some beautiful walks from our doorstep and the local pub is only 2.09 miles away, GPS tracked!! Coniston was a 15 minute drive, where again, plenty of walks to tackle and Ambleside is half an hour. A peaceful location and having the owners on site, if there are any issues, just pop to see them and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2022

  • "Like most other people who have reviewed this property there is a lot to be positive about."

    The kitchen was my favourite part of the house. It’s very well equipped and the whole place is pretty spotless. The bedroom though. Oh dear. It may be a Hypnos mattress as previously stated, but that is one of the most uncomfortable beds I’ve ever slept in. I struggle to sleep so for me being in a strange bed is always a bit of a concern. However I got used to it and could have lived with it had it not been for the massive exposed skylight in the roof that looms over your head. So daylight shines bright from around 4.30. This is unacceptable really it is.

    Thank you for the feedback about your stay with us at Yew Tree Cottage. It's great to hear that there is a lot to be positive about, including the cleaning and how well equipped the property is. In regards to the bedroom, the Hypnos mattress has been great for the vast majority of people that have stayed here and I'm sorry to hear it wasn't to your liking but can understand that everyone has their own preferences. In relation to the skylight in the bedroom. If it had been reported as an issue, we are always here to help. If this was mentioned during your stay, we would have been able to provide you with a cover for this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Yew Tree Cottage."

    It is very well equipped, cosy and welcoming. It was a perfect place to see in the New Year with a Christmas tree there to welcome us and fizz too ! We did not need to bring a thing with us. Georgeous views from the door and very welcome hot tub after a long walk.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely place but the pub was nearly 3 miles away not 2 ,and the chairs were different from the pictures they looked designer but were not comfortable, the bed was soft and lumpy and so uncomfortable that we came home a day early, the cottage was also very dark and the WiFi only worked in the bedroom, also the road to the cottage was overgrown and brushed against our vehicle."

    The distance to the pub is not the end of the world but the cottage needs to be much more comfortable and needs more light.

    Many thanks for your feedback and we were pleased that you enjoyed the beautiful location of Yew Tree cottage but sorry to here you found things not to your satisfaction. I can confirm the pub is 2 miles away as per Google maps but may have appeared longer to yourselves. We were surprised to hear that you found the chairs and bed uncomfortable as nobody has mentioned this before, the mattress is a Hypnos and most people find it very comfortable as for the chairs and sofa we did replace them but with Ekornes Stressless which is specifically designed around comfort. As for the Wi-Fi we do not advertise this due to the location of the cottage. Most county lanes in the Lake District will have verge encroachment at that time of year and it is a public highway. As for the issue of light, it is a period property in the Lake District National Park. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a superb location."

    There is a 2 -mile long single track road to drive before reaching the cottage, a mixed blessing. The owners are very friendly and helpful, there is plenty of safe dog walking in the vicinity and the hot tub is a great added touch.

    Reviewed by MarjorieJul 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage modern spotlessly clean and very well equipped."

    The location was wonderful

    Reviewed by DianneJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in amazing surroundings so peaceful perfect place to get away ..."

    Beautiful cottage in amazing surroundings so peaceful perfect place to get away from everything be warned no phone signal but we didn’t need that could contact family via what’s app then completely relax

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2021

  • "Yet again the cottage was beautiful."

    Yew Tree is one of our favourite places to visit. The cottage has got all the facilities that you could need. The hot tub is well needed after a long day out walking. The cottage is situated in a beautiful tranquil area. No phone signal which for us was bliss. Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful in an amazing setting."

    very helpful owners too. highly recommended. thank you

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday at yew tree, fantastic location for us, quite and peaceful."

    All facilities as listed and cleaned very well before we arrived. A brilliant location for exploring the Lake District i Would definitely recommend and hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by ShannonAug 2020

  • "Just home from a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage, where we celebrated my husband's birthday."

    It was everything we hoped it would be. The hot tub and beautiful surroundings were the highlight of the trip as well as all the little luxuries within the cottage which made it especially comfortable. You're far enough off the beaten track to relax and forget the world but close enough for a trip to Coniston, even if only to have a wander, call for a drink and grab some essentials to restock the fridge! There are quite literally walks from the door and everything you could possibly need within the cottage. We really didn't want to leave and will definitely return. Thanks so much for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by BethMar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area."

    It gave us a week of bliss and total self indulgence. Loved the hot tub and jacuzzi bath! The dog thought she was in heaven. Wonderful - couldn't be better!

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time staying in this cottage for our honeymoon."

    We enjoyed the remoteness of the cottage, it was a total escape from everyday life. The hot tub was a bonus and overall the cottage was warm, cosy and we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by TimDec 2019

  • "We booked this cottage for a weekend stay and absolutely loved it!"

    It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful location and a fabulous cottage - not to mention underfloor heating (divine). The hot tub and Trivial Pursuit were some of our many highlights. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by ZoeDec 2019

  • "Perfect for a quiet, relaxing weekend away from it all."

    Cottage is stunning, as is the view..! We'll be back...!

    Reviewed by LeeNov 2019

  • "This is the 2nd time we have visited Yew Tree Cottage."

    It was just as lovely as our last visit. It has everything you need and more; immaculately clean and in the most beautiful surroundings. Lorraine and Amber (the dog) were so friendly. Our spaniel absolutely loved the surroundings, she is a nervous dog and the security of all the fields being walled we both and our Honey felt safe and secure. Wonderful place for dogs :) We will most definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JodieNov 2019

  • "We spent a wonderful relaxing week in this superb cottage."

    The photos do not do the property justice & we would recommend it to anyone. If it’s privacy & peace you are seeking in a beautiful location with plenty to do within a 15mike radius this place would suit you. The kitchen was properly kitted out which meant self catering was a real option, the hot tub worked at the right temperature & the view from the hot tub was phenomenal. We took our bikes & cycled miles round Coniston & Windermere, we swam in the sea at Bootle, travelled on a steam train from Ravenglass & walked up hill & down dale in the surrounding area. Wilson’s pub 2 miles away is friendly with real ale & a fab chef. We’ve been twice now & will be returning.

    Reviewed by FranSep 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, wonderful cottage with everything you could need"

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "We wanted peace and quiet and that is what we got."

    Beautiful place.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "The pictures do not begin to show just what a wonderful location this is."

    The property itself is also lovely. If getting away from everything is what you are looking for you will not be disappointed. The kitchen is well equipped and the local pub is great for the odd meal, you really don’t need to travel further. Lots of scenic walks from the doorstep. Thank you Neil and Lorraine, will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by CliveAug 2019

  • "The cottage was bigger than we thought the hot tub was in a great secluded area ..."

    The cottage was bigger than we thought the hot tub was in a great secluded area but could also see out to the lovely views

    Reviewed by PhilMay 2019

  • "This property is stunning."

    The facilities better than advertised and far roomier. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful & the view from the very private hot tub amazing. We had such a wonderful break we’ve booked for Sept - can’t come soon enough.

    Reviewed by FranMar 2019

  • "Yew Tree Cottage is a wonderful, relaxing place to stay, so comfortable and in a beautiful location."

    The owners are really friendly and helpful. We had a perfect holiday there.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2018

  • "The pictures do not do this beautiful cottage justice."

    It was absolutely stunning! Very modern amenities and exceptionally clean. Fantastic to find a place which has a hot tub and allows dogs! The location was perfect for us - far enough from civilisation to feel away from it all, but close enough to nip to the pub and to local amenities. Excellent walking straight from the door step.

    Reviewed by KatieNov 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, well equipped and with a fabulous hot tub."

    No wi-if or mobile phone reception provided the complete get away. Our dogs loved walks that were accessible right from the door. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2018

  • "Yew Tree Cottage was exceptional, a beautiful setting, peaceful, lovely walks and a great base."

    There was everything you needed. The owners are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MandySep 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, lovely style, very modern and beautifully clean."

    It is very remote though, no phone signal and no WiFi and, with a 2 mile driveway it is literally in the middle of nowhere, which we loved. You need to go shopping on your way because there was nothing there when we got there, so if you’re coming a long way, it might be an idea to have some essentials (tea, milk, bread etc.) just so you don’t have to go straight back out again after a long journey, which we did and we were exhausted!

    Reviewed by StephJul 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by LizaJun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting"

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2018

  • "Great location, cottage was lovely."

    Very clean with great facilities. Hosts very welcoming. Would highly recommend Yew Tree Cottage to others and hope to visit again soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by LeeApr 2018

  • "We absolutely loved staying in Yew Tree Cottage!"

    It was beautiful! Spotlessly clean, perfect location, beautiful surroundings. The cottage was so homely, the bed super comfy, gorgeous bathroom and kitchen. Loved the hot tub! Our cocker spaniel was in her element with 100 acres of farmland to run around in. The Griffins, along with Amber the dog were super helpful and lovely. The location was perfect and under 20 minutes drive to most places. I am really fussy about the cleanliness of places and almost always have to clean everything before we use anything when we arrive in holiday rentals. There was literally nothing to clean when we arrived! It was immaculate!!! Thank you to the Griffins for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. We will be back!

    Reviewed by JodieOct 2017

  • "Everything was perfect just what we needed for our 50 birthday so relaxing and ..."

    Everything was perfect just what we needed for our 50 birthday so relaxing and quiet we have been to this property twice and will be booking again soon

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One four poster king-size double bedroom with en-suite whirlpool bath, walk-in rain shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Bio mass heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky (inc. sports/movies), Blu-ray, iPod dock
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio with private hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Although all ground floor, there are 3 internal steps
  • Note: In very windy conditions, the hot tub may not be available as the covers must be locked down to prevent damage.

The property

An outstanding cottage set in beautiful surroundings with luxury features and private hot tub in the heart of the Lake District.

Luxuriously appointed throughout to provide spacious, contemporary accommodation, this Coniston cottage is perfect for romantic breaks in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

All ground floor, this Torver cottage has a bedroom with a four poster king-size bed, a luxury bathroom with a bath and a walk-in rain shower and a spacious open plan living area with a woodburning stove.

Outside is a large patio area with views across the fells and a private hot tub to enjoy.

A superb Lake District cottage to be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property is close to Ref. 25708, together they sleep 6.

Haveriggholme Cottages

Torver 2 miles. These two superb cottages are situated in 110 acres of stunning Lake District fells close to the village of Torver and just a couple of miles from Coniston Water. Located in tranquil and peaceful surroundings, these two Torver cottages have been lovingly converted from barns and provide a luxurious retreat for couples or small families. Both of these Lake District cottages feature en-suite bathrooms, open plan living areas and fabulous woodburning stoves, perfect for relaxing in front of, whatever the weather. Bridleways and footpaths run through the 110 acres of grounds, plus there are numerous streams and plenty of walks right from the doorstep of these Coniston cottages. Guests at these Lake District cottages are welcome to use the grounds for dog walking, picnics, painting, birdwatching or just taking a gentle stroll. Just 2 miles away, along a tarmaced road, is the village of Torver with two excellent pubs and a village shop. Coniston village, nestling under the Old Man of Coniston, is just four miles away and is home to numerous pubs and cafes, plus of course access to Coniston Water where you can hire boats or catch the steam gondola to cruise over to Brantwood. You can enjoy gentle walks through Grizedale Forest or for the more energetic there are a wide selection of mountains to conquer. The pretty village of Hawkshead is forty minutes’ drive away with cobbled yards and traditional cottages, making it is a perfect English village. Two wonderful Coniston cottages, perfect for a holiday at any time of the year.

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About the location


Coniston 2 miles.

The small hamlet of Torver peacefully rests amidst some of the Lake District's most beautiful scenery and provides a welcoming 14th century inn and a 19th century church, built on the site of an ancient chapel. Torver has 2 fantastic pubs on offer, so you will be spoilt for choice for great food. Renowned as one of Wordsworth's favourite haunts, today it’s known locally as a starting point for exploring the local fells and the Duddon Valley and offers a superb base for exploring nearby Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere. Excellent walking, mountain biking, climbing and watersports opportunities are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the beautiful Gondola steam yacht, visit the award-winning village of Hawkshead with its fantastic Beatrix Potter Gallery, discover Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country or indulge in a spot of serene fishing on Esthwaite Water. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

Region Information

Owner is available to do short breaks on a Friday check-in day 2019.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter