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Yew Tree Cottage

(Ref. 1053316)

Hotham near South Cave, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Super little cottage in a lovely village thats well placed for visiting local walks and attractions (Beverley and York)."

    Host very friendly but unobtrusive. Excellent wood burner that heated the place up well with plentiful supply of wood.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jan 2024

  • "Perfect stay."

    Cottage is amazing and has everything you need and is in a fantastic location Host was friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is comfortable, well equipped, clean and quiet."

    It's well situated for visiting North Cave Wetlands, North Cliffe Wood and other nature reserves in the area. I love the iinsect pictures.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay ."

    The facilities were excellent, it was very well equipped. There was lots of information of places to visit. The village pub was a short walk away, we had a good meal there. The owner was very friendly and helpful. we would certainly like to return in the spring.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage."

    Really warm and cosy - didn’t even need the log burner. Well equipped and fresh flowers in every room. Local pub was brilliant and only a two minute walk away. Well worth booking as it gets busy. Nice quiet setting. Saturday market in Beverley is a great place to visit. Easy drive in to York and only a few minutes drive away from the M62. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage that is perfect for a get-away."

    It is well equipped and is in a quiet and peaceful setting. Will definitely try to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Oct 2023

  • "A warm welcome to a charming cottage, perfect for a short break in a very pleasant village."

    Proximity to the Hotham Arms (excellent food) also a big plus. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great base for visiting York, Harrogate, Whitby and local area."

    Castle Howard well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in great location."

    Well equipped kitchen. Great WiFi. Fabulous pub only 3 mins walks away for Sunday Lunch. Lots of walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing stay couldn't recommend it enough"

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our third stay in Yew Tree Cottage which says it all really."

    It's well-located, clean, comfortable, very well equipped, and the finishing touches make it feel like so much more than a holiday cottage. Gill is a friendly host and obviously cares about her guests and the property. Lovely countryside, great Wolds walks, and the Little Butty Bus at the North Cave wetlands does fantastic breakfast baps!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "I stayed at Yew Tree Cottage for a month whilst moving home."

    The Cottage was perfect and Gill was an excellent host.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2023

  • "A fantastic base for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds."

    The maps and guidebooks provided were really useful during our stay. A very comfortable and quiet cottage for two, we had a relaxing stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Yew Tree Cottage was perfect for our needs, and so much more ."

    Cosy comfortable and convenient . adorned with lots of artistic finishing touches , including fresh flowers provided by the excellent owner, Gill. Bedding and crockery were good quality. We even had a log burner that warmed up the chilly nights. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage set in a quiet village, well equipped and very clean."

    Great location for exploring East Yorkshire and Humberside. Hotham Arms pub in the village serves good food and beer and is a very friendly place to visit.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Yew Tree Cottage is a lovely property in a quiet village location."

    It feels remote but is in fact not far at all from larger villages and towns with amenities. The property itself is perfect for two and was particularly cozy with the wood burning stove. The weather was not brilliant during our stay so a fire in the evening was very welcome. The kitchen was fully equipped but was lacking in preparation space for meals as the available counter space was already occupied by the kettle, toaster and microwave. This was only a small inconvenience though as meals were simple or we were eating out. The only other comment I would make concerns the pictures on the walls. While beautifully decorated and styled, we found it very odd that the pictures on the walls were of insects. With such beautiful countryside around it would have been really lovely to see some local landscapes or places of interest (perhaps an old map of East Riding or a painting of York Minster) on the walls instead. This is not a complaint but simply an observation and suggestion. The cottage is a really lovely property and we very much enjoyed our stay at Yew Tree Cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Martha4.4Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, well decorated and furnished and had everything set up for our stay included a fire set and ready to go."

    Would recommend it highly to others looking for similar accomodation.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic properly, very clean and spacious"

    Reviewed by Usamah5.0Dec 2022

  • "My husband and I had a wonderful stay here."

    It was clean, cosy and comfortable. Just what we needed for a relaxing week, especially with having the log burner. There are some lovely walks straight from the door which we took advantage of. We also enjoyed visiting Beverley & Pocklington which are a short drive away. If we came to this area again we would definitely want to stay here. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Aimi5.0Dec 2022

  • "Will definitely book again if available."

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of Yorkshire."

    We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Saskia4.7Aug 2022

  • "As we pulled up to this beautiful cottage everything was perfect from the start."

    I was extremely clean and was equipped with everything you needed. We had a great day out at Beverley races and a lovely walk through the town of Beverley. The Hotham arms is a must, the food is delicious, we scored for some beautiful weather which only enhanced our stay. There are some lovely walks around North Cave. Great communication and recommendations from Gill. Great stay all round

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2022

  • "An excellent place to stay for a week."

    The cottage is thoroughly modern inside and very clean with everything provided that you will need. The cottage is part of the same property that is the residence of Gill the owner which means that she is more often than not around if she is needed. Hotham is a very quiet place that appears to be (under) populated by people with more properties than they know what to do with so therefore there are no shops within the village. There is a pub however, which is excellent.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our second stay at Yew Tree Cottage and hopefully not our last."

    The cottage is comfortable and well-equipped, very clean, easy parking, good wifi. Gill is an excellent, friendly host. Hotham is a lovely quiet village with a great pub. There are good walks from the door or further afield in the Wolds, for bird enthusiasts the North Cave Wetlands are just a mile or so away, Beverley is delightful, and the coast isn't far. Best of all, the crowds don't seem to have discovered this wonderful part of Yorkshire !

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "Yew Tree cottage is a gem."

    It is clean, stylish and very well maintained, with all the essentials and more beside. The bed is wonderfully comfortable as is the lounge area. The outside area works well and the parking is off-road and immediately accessible . The cottage is central to a very attractive village which has an excellent pub and easily accessible walks across open countryside. Definitely 5 stars!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property was amazing, exactly as described and a wonderful base to visit York using the Park and Ride."

    Would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property!"

    And a fantastic host ! Will definitely be back again .

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a place!"

    A definite home from home and I could not have loved it more. It's so well thought out and everything you could need is provided. Very comfortable and the wood burner was a luxury. Gill was unbelievably welcoming and very happy to offer any assistance as and when it was needed. I had the best few weeks there and was sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really comfortable and relaxing place to stay."

    Lot's of attention to detail. Everything was accessible and provided that was needed for a comfortable stay. All information was at hand regarding using the equipment, places to visit and eat. The host was available if you needed any support and was very helpful and personable. Lovely quiet area to stay and lot's of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very well presented."

    Everything you need for a very restful break. Well situated in the village, with a short walk to the pub. Ideal place for exploring plenty of places to visit. Will definitely visit again. Well worth the visit Ian & Barbara

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in a peaceful village with a good pub for eating out."

    The location is great for visiting the local area including the coast, Beverley and York. The North Cave wetlands which are a 20 minute walk from the cottage are well worth a visit. We would happily go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was in the heart of beautiful Hotham village."

    The cottage itself was breath taking, so cosy and romantic. Great base for adventure.

    Reviewed by Gabriella5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, spacious, luxuriously furnished and very homely with houseplants and fresh flowers."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Good location for East Yorkshire attractions and countryside and good walks from the door. I would stay here again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Gill our host was so friendly and took us a guided tour of the immediate area."

    Hotham is the most peaceful village you could wish for and Yew Tree Cottage provided the perfect place for our stay. An hour or so to most places of interest, it is perfectly placed for visiting the beautiful countryside and there are walks long and short on your doorstep. Would thoroughly recommend to anybody looking to kick back and escape for a while.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage as per photo's in a lovely very well kept village, local pub a few minutes walk away with friendly staff."

    Plenty of walks short or long around the village or local area. Good base for days out in the car, 30 minutes from the coast or York. Gill the owner lives next door very friendly and helpful on places to visit but not intrusive. If we are ever in that part of the country again I know where we will be staying. Thanks Gill.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "Had a lovely week in Yew Tree Cottage."

    The accommodation was very comfortable with stylish décor, very clean, a comfortable bed, large shower, fast wifi, sunny patio area outside the front door, and easy parking. The owner, Gill, lives in the main house and is very helpful and friendly. Hotham is a delightful village with lots of good local walks either from the doorstep ( OS 1:25000 maps provided ) or some lovely wolds within a short drive. Nearby Beverley is well worth a visit, especially for the Saturday market, and the old town and quay area of Hull was surprisingly enjoyable (sorry, Hull, shouldn't have pre-judged! ). Would be good to return when the pubs are fully open again – we didn't visit the Hotham Arms as the evenings were a bit chilly for al fresco eating. Only small point to note is that the Sykes description says there is a fridge/freezer, but actually there is only a larder fridge.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were very pleased with Yew Tree Cottage."

    This is our first time of staying in a cottage and we weren't disappointed, we were pleased with the condition which was very clean and welcoming. The owner Gill lived next door and popped round to see us during our week's stay to check everything was to our satisfaction. We were pleased to say it was. We did mention that a coffee table and a tray would be useful and within a few minutes Gill popped back with both items. Very impressed. We would definitely recommend this cottage which is situated in a lovely quiet village. There are places of interest that we enjoyed visiting, such as the walks, particularly in the local park which took you through to North Cave, a local Farm Shop and restaurant called Drewtons, a Nature Reserve called "Wetlands" and we also liked touring around the local villages. The local pub called the Hotham Arms is well worth a visit and is in within walking distance. We also enjoyed the Dog and Duck in nearby Walkington, another lovely village. All in all, a very relaxing time. We shall return in the future.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Oct 2020

  • "This was a very comfortable cottage, perfect for two and located in a pretty village."

    Plenty of wood was provided for the wood burner and Gill was really helpful when we couldn't operate the induction hob (we were the problem!). This would be perfect for anyone with mobility problems as there is a small step up to the bedroom and another small step into the bathroom. We visited the village pub and enjoyed Sunday dinner there. The staff were very friendly..

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely week in Yew Tree Cottage with excellent weather for the time of year."

    Gill our host was extremely helpful and friendly with lots of suggestions for walks etc in the area. The cottage was very comfortable and spotlessly clean; a nice place to return to after a day out walking. Highly recommended! Lesley & Hugh

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gill was very welcoming and the cottage was lovely."

    The information on local walks was very useful. However, her timings are based on a very fit hikers ability. The cottage was spotless and the attention to detail brilliant. Thanks

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage Gill thought of everything that was needed a home from ..."

    Beautiful cottage Gill thought of everything that was needed a home from home Lovely little touches with plants , and details of places to visit, Excellent all around Would definitely book this cottage again

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our stay and we will be back!"

    The whole cottage was clean and more than accommodating... from food bags to washing tablets to use the washing machine; saved me the dreaded job returning home! The only thing which we will be changing next time is the pillows, both pillows were soft and we struggled sleeping with them - but each to their own. Thanks so much for a great stay and to Gill for being so accommodating and polite! Stay safe. Jess and Mike.

    Reviewed by Jess4.7Aug 2020

  • "Yew Tree Cottage is a lovely cottage set in a lovely village."

    The owner was very welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend. Steve and Dawn

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely quite little village in the middle of nowhere."

    The house is excellent and has everything you need for a couple of days away. Excellent Stay Will defo be going back later this year

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a step internally, please take care

The property

South Cave 3.3 miles.

A beautiful bolthole resting in a remote area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Yew Tree Cottage offers a couple a contemporary annex from which to explore the stunning countryside of the North of England.

An all-ground-floor annex boasting a stylish interior and desirable base in idyllic Hotham, there's no better choice for your romantic retreat.

Step into the bright and airy open-plan living space and settle down on the sofa with a beverage of choice after a day of adventure, the woodburning stove taking centre stage and bringing a welcoming warmth and romantic aura to the room.

For all of your romantic meals, the well-equipped kitchen is sure to provide everything you could need, perfect for an evening at the dining table when you're not out sampling the local delicacies.

Take a step into the flagstone floors of the bedroom, where a plush king-size bed, the feature fireplace bringing character to this crisp and clean room, will greet you.

The bedroom also benefits from an en-suite shower room, so you can prepare for your day in style before stepping outside onto the private patio to enjoy your morning coffee amongst the countryside breeze.

Explore the local area by foot, with its selection of pubs to take your pick from for a traditional Sunday lunch, while nearby South Cave boasts a wider selection of amenities as well as a farm shop for the freshest of ingredients.

Head to the port city of Hull where you can have a fun-filled day at the spectacular aquarium, The Deep, roam Hull's Old Town & Fish Trail, visit the Ferens Art Gallery and soak up plenty of history and culture.

Visit the cobbled streets of York where you can walk down the famous Shambles, a must-see for Harry Potter fans, as well as there being plenty of beautiful architecture, eateries and shopping experiences to indulge in.

In reach of Scarborough, Leeds and the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty too, Yew Tree Cottage is perfectly placed for all matters of adventure for your action-packed trip to Yorkshire.

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About the location


Market Weighton 7 miles; Beverley 9 miles; York 28 miles.

The bustling historic village of South Cave is situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It lies approximately 13 miles to the west of Hull and has excellent road links to the east coast and the famous city of York. There are good amenities in the village, with a wide array of shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, a Post Office and a bank, and a monthly farmers’ market held in the market square. Cave Castle is a central landmark, a gothic mansion house, which is now a hotel and the accompanying grounds form the local golf club. There are some pretty walks from the village centre, including the Yorkshire Wolds Way long distance trail, which passes to the east end of the village. The surrounding area is peppered with traditional market towns, including Beverley and Market Weighton, whilst the seaside town of Hornsea can be reached within an hour’s drive. South Cave provides a good base for exploring the countryside, the cities of Hull and York and the many attractions in the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas