Self-Catering Cumbria

Yew Tree Cottage Cumbria

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From: €872 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking
  • Rural location
  • Great view

Property Description

Holiday home
Yew Tree Cottage is a barn conversion cottage in a tranquil location near to Torver and Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park. The cottage sleeps two people and has a four poster double bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside is off road parking and a patio area with a hot tub and outdoor furniture. With fabulous walking all around, Yew Tree Cottage is a superb cottage for a romantic break in beautifulCumbria.

Accomodation Details
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.

Torver sits amidst some of the Lake District's most beautiful scenery. 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.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

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.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking
  • Rural location
  • Great view

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Atherton
May 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
Mrs Stephens
March 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.
Mrs Winn
December 2018
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.
Miss Sheen
November 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.
Mrs Freeman
October 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.
Mrs Acomb
September 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.
Miss Parnham
July 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!
Mr Bayliss
June 2018
Beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting
Mrs Mander
June 2018
Fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings
Mr Brant
April 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
Mrs O'sullivan
October 2017
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!
December 2016
My wife and I wanted to get away for Xmas with the dog for wine, walks and relaxing. We got everything we wanted from this cottage. The spec is very high. Beautifully finished and looks great. The cottage is located at the end of a country road which makes it even more idillic. There's no phone signal at the cottage (which we loved!) but whenever you go on walks and gain a little height you can achieve 4G signal. Coniston Water is a pleasant stroll away. We walked to Sunny Bank Jetty on Coniston water. It was peaceful and beautiful. Mid week we took a break from walking and had a tourist day around Lake Windermere which was only 40 mins drive a way. We took a boat tour of the lake (with the dog who went for free) for £10 each and lasted 70 mins. Well worth it. The hot tub is deep and always hot! It's in a secluded corner so the wind doesn't really hit you. However the the comparison between the cold air and the 40 degree hot tub is lovely. Inside the cottage you'll find everything you'll need to cook. I cooked a Christmas dinner for two, and there was plenty of pots and pans etc. There's also wine glasses, champagne flutes, long and short tumblers and tea and coffee cups. The oven is great and was immaculately clean. There was wood available for the log burner and even though the cottage was not cold (even without the underfloor heating it wasn't cold, but lovely to wake up to), the sound of the cracklings logs made the experience even nicer. The bathroom was clean and modern with plenty of towels and his and hers robes for the hot tub. The bath also has jets for bubbles in it however we always opted for the outdoor version! The shower is large, and clean with a huge shower head that makes you never want to get out! We ventured down to the local pub The Wilsons Arms a few times. The staff and locals are very friendly and the food was great. We really cannot fault the cottage. We had a great week and will most likely book for next Christmas too.
October 2016
Best cottage we have stayed in. Beautiful scenery . The owners are very friendly and helpful. They have thought of everything in the cottage. The underfloor heating is superb the hot tub was a real treat after a long days walking. I would recommend this cottage .
Mrs Sly
May 2016
Yew Tree Cottage has the 'wow' factor. The surroundings are stunning and the owner is very friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back again.
Mrs Hall
May 2016
We loved this beautiful little hideaway. It was lovely and clean and in the most peaceful setting. The hot tub was great after a long days walk.
Miss Iredale
May 2016
Yew Tree Cottage was amazing, had everything we needed. Location is great, loved being so remote. The hot tub was a lovely way to relax after long days out walking. Owners very helpful. Made our honeymoon feel special and we were even blessed with glorious sunshine for most the week. We will definitely be returning!
Mrs C
April 2016
Yew Tree Cottage is by far the BEST place we have ever stayed in. We loved the location; secluded, peaceful and just idyllic. It was a perfect get away from civilisation and work. Having no mobile phone signal or wifi was just what we needed to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. This place is amazing, just magnificent. We are already looking at coming back. The photos do not do this beautiful cottage justice. The owners have done a grand job on renovations and will do anything to help make your stay as perfect as possible. What a find. Thank you.
Mr Williams
February 2016
Yew Tree was a wonderful cottage, and in an good area to go and relax in. The cottage was done to a very high standard. Hot tub is a great feature along with the log burner in the living area. Great location being close to Coniston lake. Beautiful part of the Lake District.
Mr Whitworth
August 2015
This is hands down the best cottage we have stayed at with excellent facilities. Some very nice touches in the cottage and very comfortable. We will definitely be back.
Kath M
August 2015
This cottage was a great find. It looked lovely from the pictures but they didn't do it justice. Everything about the cottage was of a high specification and there were lots of lovely touches that enhanced our stay. The bathroom was fantastic and the dressing gowns were much appreciated when braving the cold evening air on the way to the hot tub. This was just fabulous and very welcome after a long day on the hills. The sound system and 3D tv were great as the weather is notoriously unpredictable in this area!! The cottage is situated down a 2 mile narrow drive - great to run or cycle along. Just be warned though, don't expect a phone or internet signal at all. This certainly didn't bother us but might be a concern for some. Torver itself is very quiet but we could certainly recommend the local pub - where we ate twice. The food and the service at Wilson's was of a high standard too and we didn't feel the need to try anywhere else. Coniston has lots of tea shops where you can use the WIFI if you are desperate and the walk along the lake front from Torver to Coniston is very scenic and not overcrowded like many parts of the 'lakes' in the summer. All in all this was a wonderful cottage and I would hope that we will return in the future as we still have many Wainwright's Peaks to conquer!
July 2015
My husband and I travelled to the Lake District for the very first time in June and after a long journey we were delighted when we arrived at this lovely cottage..Having been renovated only 2 years ago everything was in pristine condition with quality furnishings it was a wow when walking through the door. We loved the location quite remote but only 2 miles down a single track to the small village of Torver there is nothing much in Torver apart from 2 pubs and a small deli, further down the road is Coniston with the lake where you can take a boat trip around the lake. Torver itself is quite central with Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere etc not a long drive away. The cottage itself is set among acres of fell land and you have sheep as your neighbours. It's nice to walk around but keep dogs on a lead as we nearly lost ours as he went off to chase the sheep. There is no need to take cleaning stuff as it was all provided as well as dressing gowns and a hairdryer all stuff that I had taken. The hot tub at the cottage was a real bonus and lovely for a soak in the evening after a long day walking. There is also a whirlpool bath and a rainfall shower. There is no phone signal or wifi but even though I like to be connected it wasn't a huge problem phone signals were poor all over the lakes on O2 to be honest. We loved the lakes and already booked for next year in the same area but a bigger cottage as we are going with family next year.
Mrs Fallon
June 2015
Everything was perfect, attention was paid to every detail, cannot say anything bad at all, except I didn't want to come home.
Mrs Ruddock
June 2015
A truly magical place to stay, we couldn't have picked better, it was peaceful and tranquil yet easy to get to various places in the Lakes. Cannot wait to return to the Lakes, it was our first visit, but certainly won't be our last.
April 2015
My husband and I stayed at Yew Tree cottage for 7 days commencing 27 March to celebrate my early retirement. What a fantastic cottage. Attention to detail is "first class" and the photographs do not emphasise how large the cottage is. The location is perfect, nice and quiet with terrific views over the countryside. It was lambing season and each morning it was lovely to see sheep with newly born babies in nearby fields. The furnishings are superb and very comfortable. Extras like the 3D TV and spa bath were very much appreciated, as was the lovely, relaxing hot tub. I thoroughly recommend this accommodation.
Miss Strickley
March 2015
An absolutely fabulous property finished off to a high standard. Had great walks from the door for the dog, the bed was comfortable, loved the slate finish on the bathroom the underfloor heating was great. The wood burner was very cosy, and the oven was a great gadget. The owners have really spent time with the décor. I loved the no signal WiFi, you get time away from the hustle bustle and appreciate the views location. The perfect romantic retreat for couples deserving of the star rating. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Mrs Edwards
February 2015
Yew Tree Cottage was just perfect and the location was amazing. Well-equipped and very comfortable - the underfloor heating was great! We had booked because of the hot tub and this was the icing on the cake - just what was needed after a day's walking.
Miss Lewis
January 2015
The cottage was fabulous. We loved the luxury extras of the hot tub, whirlpool bath and log fire. It made my partners 30th birthday very special. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Henley-durcan
January 2015
A fab cottage - great for a honeymoon. Luxurious inside and out and the hot tub was a real bonus. Ten out of ten all round. Great base for the area.
January 2015
Fantastic. Spent a fortnight wrapped in luxury on our honeymoon. Cottage is lovely and the hot tub is fab. A secluded retreat amongst the hills but close enough to civilisation if needed. No wifi or mobile reception at the cottage which was a plus as hubby is self employed and gets so many calls day and night - at bottom of 2 mile lane reception is good.though to make calls out if needed. Large fridge freezer so take groceries in with you if you plan to self cater. We managed to fill the freezer with everything we took and munched our way through it only had to buy bread and milk locally. Supermarkets are scarce so be sure to buy before getting to the area. We didn't want to leave the cottage. A lovely retreat for twwo.
January 2015
Myself and my partner have just spent 3 nights here to celebrate his 30th birthday and I honestly wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage location is fantastic. Out of the way enough to feel secluded and cosy but not too far from the village of Coniston if supplies are needed. The cottage itself was so luxurious and beautifully furnished. I particularly loved the log fire, , four poster bed and fantastic enquire bathroom with whirlpool bath. We had a wonderful stay and feel totally refreshed. I will definitely be booking again and this time for a longer stay!
Miss Green
December 2014
Our 2nd visit to Yew Tree cottage and will be booking our 3rd break very soon!
Miss Skelton
December 2014
Absolutely loved every bit, hot tub, four poster bed, jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, heated floor, wooden stove burner - I could go on. Everything was done to perfection, couldn't of asked for a better family holiday.
Mr Richardson
September 2014
Beautiful clean property, a pleasure to stay in. Would stay there again and certainly recommend it to other people.
Mr Coultis
September 2014
Location is fabulous. Hot tub amazing after a hard day's walking.
Mrs Barker
September 2014
The view from the cottage and the hot tub. The level of interior and added extras making it a comfortable stay. Location great for exploring too.
Mr Leckenby
August 2014
This cottage is the best we have stayed in. It had luxury and practicality built in. A 5 star accommodation. The hot tub was a real treat and the location perfect for those who want a secret hideaway with peace and quiet.
Mrs Johnston Pratt
August 2014
This place really has the wow factor. It is pure heaven on earth. We cannot wait to go back. The hot tub is amazing and the views spectacular. This is the place to relax and unwind with absolute piece and quiet.
August 2014
We had a fantastic mini-moon at Yew Tree. A very peaceful, tranquil & scenic location. Lodge was lovely & dog friendly too which was a bonus.
Miss Francis
July 2014
We had a wonderful time staying at Yew Tree Cottage, it was the perfect place of beauty, peacefulness and tranquillity for our honeymoon. The Cottage owners were lovely people and made us feel so welcome. The Cottage was beautiful and perfect for a honeymoon in every way, we really appreciated the hot tub, the 3d TV and all the leaflets provided on things to get up to around the area!
Mr Diggle
June 2014
Lovely cottage and location, look forward to returning soon.
Mr Johnson
June 2014
Lovely secluded cottage and Owner was available and very friendly for any queries. The hot tub was brilliant, we used it everyday. Walks straight from the door were excellent.
Mrs Brissenden
June 2014
The hot tub was a definite favourite! We also loved the tranquillity of the location - perfect for our honeymoon.
Mr Gumbrell
June 2014
The quality of the fittings and furnishings of the cottage were to an exceptionally high standard, probably the best we've visited. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom superb, kitchen, lounge, furniture all of very high quality. Extras like 3D TV, quality iPod dock, and of course the hot tub, brilliant. The cleaning of the cottage was also excellent, everything was spotless.
Mrs Pryar
May 2014
A fabulous cottage for a wonderful get away from it all week. The surroundings were splendid and the owners were very helpful. The hot tub was very welcome after a day's outing but we were happy not to go far but just to enjoy the splendid location. Our dog had a great time as he was free to roam.
Loretta A
May 2014
I chose this cottage because we wanted peace and quiet - and that is what we got ! What we weren't prepared for was the quality and space in what seemed on booking to be a small venue. With high ceilings and great choice in decor, the place was a real pleasure to stay in and we didn't want to leave. Great for couples ! We took our dog and went on loads of walks and spent a lot of time chilling in the hot tub ;) ... So good for the soul. I have recommended this place to many of my friends. Thanks !
Mrs Williams
April 2014
A very quiet and private location. Helpful and friendly owners. Fantastic old cottage which has been upgraded meticulously on the inside to include all mod cons. The hot tub was an amazing luxury after a hard days mountain biking and walking on the fells! We have already pre booked for next year we were so impressed.
Mrs Clews
March 2014
Yew Tree Cottage exceeded our expectations in a number of ways. The finish throughout the cottage gave it a 5 star feel, the pictures really don't do it justice! The little extras in the cottage also make a big difference, such as logs for the log burner, complimentary Blu-Ray 3D DVDs with 3D glasses. Our favourite was a lovely thick dressing gown each which helped when jumping out of the jacuzzi into the cold air! We absolutely loved every minute of our stay and we will definitely be returning for a second visit!
Miss Polmear
February 2014
The cottage was a real touch of luxury in beautiful, tranquil surroundings. The owners were friendly and helpful beyond expectation. We particularly enjoyed the cosy underfloor heating, log burner and private hot tub; it was perfect for the cold winter nights during our stay. We have already recommended the cottage to friends and family, but not before making sure we got our next visit booked in first!
February 2014
This is a beautifully appointed, luxury cottage set off-the-beaten-track in the rugged Cumbrian landscape. The accommodation itself is spacious and of excellent quality; we particularly enjoyed the cosy underfloor heating, wood burner, luxury bathroom, modern kitchen and, of course, the amazing private hot tub. Although we'd seen pictures before we arrived, we were still surprised at how lovely it was and at the attention to detail. The owners could not have done more to help us, especially when a national grid fault meant the whole area suffered a power cut! We were so impressed that we've already booked another stay, and we only returned home yesterday. The private hot tub and luxury touches really set this cottage aside from others. Amazingly it is also dog-friendly, so could be the perfect base for a walking holiday with a canine companion. We cannot wait to return!
Miss Sandhu
January 2014
The cottage was perfect for a couple with a dog. Particularly enjoyed the hot tub. Overall finish to cottage was excellent!
Mrs Johnson
January 2014
This cottage was equipped and decorated to a high standard. It was very comfortable and contrasted well with the isolation of it, which we also loved. The main room was warm - we lit the fire once but didn't really need it - and the whole place had a good feel about it. A hot tub is always a plus and we thoroughly appreciated that after each day's walking. We will definitely consider booking again - and at this time of year.
Mrs Rogan
January 2014
Everything was absolutely fabulous. Extremely relaxing and so lovely. We all had a great time including our dogs Molly Libby. The cottage has everything you require and more. The hot tub is an added bonus! The wood burner is heaven when you have been out walking. Absolutely loved being off the beaten track as there wasn't anything we missed. We will definitely be going back, can't wait!
Mr Bale
January 2014
Great surroundings, off the beaten track, excellent welcome and help throughout our stay. Great nights spent in front of the log fire and in the amazing hot tub. Great local pub which serves excellent food. Already trying to plan for a return visit.
Mr Grace
December 2013
Truly fantastic break away, the lodge was immaculate and spotlessly clean and far better than the photos gave it justice! Set in beautiful settings, this traditional lodge had all the mod cons and more. It was warm and cosy, lovely luxuries of a hot tub, log burner and four poster bed. The owner was fantastic, he gave us a guided tour on arrival, supplied us with some 3D glasses and Blu Ray DVDs as an extra.. Fantastic break away highly recommended.
Miss Oliver
December 2013
The cottage is stunningly decorated, and everything about it has been very well thought out and a lot of care taken. Beautiful.
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