Welcome to Yew Tree Farm

Yew Tree Farm with its distinctive ‘spinning gallery’ is in the beautiful Lake District, in a stunning picturesque setting, it is ideally located for all Lakeland activities. The farmhouse was built in 1690 and is one of the most photographed farms in the North.

Welcome to Yew Tree Farm

Yew Tree Farm with its distinctive ‘spinning gallery’ is in the beautiful Lake District, in a stunning picturesque setting, it is ideally located for all Lakeland activities. The farmhouse was built in 1690 and is one of the most photographed farms in the North.

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Miss Potter

Miss Potter

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Explore on a Herdwick Experience

If you’re interested in finding out more about the farm, and would like to meet some of our Herdwick sheep up close and personal, then book yourself onto one of our Herdwick Experience.

Buy Award Winning Meats

Yew Tree Farm is home to Heritage Meats, which has an onsite butchery shop open to the public, selling meat produced right here on the farm.

Stay Here

The house is available to hire as self-catering accommodation. It is traditional and luxurious, a wonderful way to step back in time, relax and enjoy the area at your leisure.

Marry Here

Our distinctive cottage and barn, with its historically important spinning gallery, is the perfect venue for an unforgettably picturesque and unique wedding.

Find art by resident artist Jo McGrath.

The Farm

From our peat bogs to our beauty spots, our natural farming methods result in an astonishing richness of plant life and all its associated fauna.

Get Your Walking Boots On

There is a well surfaced public footpath, which runs around the perimeter of our farmhouse fields (park at Glen Mary Car Park), plus an extensive network of waymarked footpaths and bridleways across Holme Fell, around Tarn Hows and the surrounding intakes from which you can explore. (Use Tarn Hows car Parks).
Please be aware that parking at the farm itself is limited, and available for customers only.

Did Beatrix Potter live here?

In 1940 Yew Tree Farm came up for sale. The National Trust wished to purchase the Estate In order to protect it, however at the time they could not raise the funds. Fortunately, Beatrix Potter better known locally as Mrs Heelis, a supporter of the National Trust, did have the funds to purchase the Estate. An agreement was struck between the two parties and Beatrix Potter successfully purchased the Estate in 1930 with a view to selling half of the Estate to the National Trust as soon as funds could be raised.
Once in the ownership of the National Trust, the Farm was managed alongside the half of the Estate kept by Beatrix Potter, she acted as ‘Land agent’ for nearly ten years on behalf of the National Trust. It was during this time that Beatrix Potter helped the tenants set up a tea room in the parlour of Yew Tree Farmhouse, the room was furnished with her own fine furniture and a collection of curios that would be of interest to passing tourists. All these fabulous chattels are still in the house today, though she never actually resided at Yew Tree Farm.