Stay at Yew Tree Farm
We offer luxurious accommodation in the historic farmhouse, you can take a break from the modern world and step back in time.
Four poster bed
Off road parking
Open fire Garden / Patio
Sky TV Broadband / WiFi
We are thrilled to be able to offer the beautiful Grade 2 listed Yew Tree Farm to our holiday guests. This truly iconic Lake District farmhouse nestles in the quiet Coniston valley, perhaps one of the most well known and most photographed buildings in the National Park. Once owned by Beatrix Potter, who left it to The National Trust, it was used as Miss Potter’s home in the film of the same name, starring Rene Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. Over the years it has been visited by many celebrities, including the likes of. Emma Thompson, who stayed and even The Queen, who visited the farm on her last visit to the Lakes. It has also featured in numerous TV programmes and photo shoots. This is very much a working farm rearing Herdwick sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, as a self-catering guest you can even collect your own breakfast eggs from the farm’s chickens.
The farm is surrounded by wonderful scenery and is less than a mile from both Tarn Hows and Yew Tree Tarn. There are walks and rambles in abundance, bridle paths for cyclists to explore and fishing on Esthwaite Water and Coniston Water. Lake Windermere, Grizedale Forest and the surrounding high peaks are there to be explored.
The original farmhouse dates back to early 17th century, with later additions made in the 1720’s. It really does ooze character, with a wealth of period features and antique pieces, including some of Beatrix Potter’s own furniture.
Accommodation: Entrance porch in to a panelled hallway. The panelled sitting room (TV) is off to one side of the hall, with the dining room opposite – imagine being able to dine at one of Beatrix Potter’s own tables in the room which was once Beatrix’s own tea shop! Both rooms have open fires and feature oak floors. To the rear of the cottage is a well-equipped, newly fitted kitchen.
The magnificent period oak staircase features 250 year old panelling and leads to the three charming and comfortable bedrooms, each with feature bespoke beds and fine period decor. There’s a four poster double room with adjacent bathroom (double bath, basin and wc / heated floor), a twin bedroom with feature panelling and en-suite (rain shower, basin and wc / heated floor). The master bedroom has a pitched ceiling and feature cruck beams and a king-size four poster (en-suite rain shower, basin and wc / heated floor ).
Outside: Guests can enjoy the atmosphere of the working farm, as well as Yew Tree Farm’s own enclosed garden and a further patio area to the side of the house where you can barbecue and pamper yourself in your own private hot tub. Laundry facilities are also available.
Note: Goose down duvets/pillows. A starter basket of logs is included, additional logs are available to purchase locally. Wi-fi signal is variable.