Nestled in spacious grounds yet in the centre of a picturesque village, Yew Tree Cottage enjoys a picture-perfect historic cottage exterior but also benefits from a sophisticated, sensitive, yet contemporary interior, and finally manages to be both luxurious for grown-ups and fun for little ones heavenly.
This delightful, 3-bedroom, country retreat has all the creature comforts guests will need, from roaring fires and comfy beds to thoughtful baby gear (if needed), a pretty enclosed garden and a friendly pub with a good reputation for food just a few yards away.
Kirkham Priory is close by and Castle Howard is just 5 miles away. York is a 20-minute drive and the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes are easily accessible.
Upon arrival, enjoy your welcome hamper to get you started. You'll find fresh bread, butter, milk, eggs and a complimentary bottle of wine. The local milk-man can also deliver the weekend papers to your door.
Things to see and do: The country around Yew Tree Cottage is studded with places to visit and things to do. Here are a few of our favourites within easy reach of the cottage: p
b Sailors,Pirates & Smugglers /b Visiting the fishing ports of Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay is like stepping back in time. p
b Ghostly & Ghastly. /b York is a great place to sample the grimmer side of North Yorkshire's past - the historic centre of town is the most haunted in England. And don't forget Whitby, the place where Bram Stoker wrote 'Dracula' p
b Knights, Monks, Kings and Castles. /b Scarborough's medievel castle is a dramatic sight; Helmsley and Pickering castles both have great histories. The ruin of Kirkham Priory is walking distance p
Trains, Planes and War. Ride the wonderful steam trains into the North Yorkshire Moors. Visit Eden Camp, the wartime prison and Yorkshire Air Museum for spectaular planes
The Movies. Visit the stunning locations of 'Brideshead Revisited' at Castle Howard just a few miles from the cottage.
Family Days out at Yew Tree Cottage: Sat: Pop to the markets in Malton, Castle Howard; then kick-back and enjoy the cottage interiors and log fire
Sun: Fossil hunting on the Jurassic beaches at Robin Hood's Bay. Scenic drive through the Esk Valley. Fish & Chips at Whitby harbour and an afternoon at the Dracula Experience and Captain Cook's House
Mon: Picnic on the moors, then Helmsley Castle & explore the town. On the way back, stop off at the ruined Kirkham Priory. Dinner in the Blacksmith's Arms and a nightcap infront of the fire.
Tue: A day in the garden enjoying the sun and the walks around Westow. Home cooked food al fresco, and some wine to finish the day
Wed: A visit to Hogsmead, Hogwarts railway station in the Harry Potter movie and town of Ashfordly featured in the show 'Heartbeat'. Lunch then a walk on the ancient Roman Road running across the moors
Thu: York for the medieval streets, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Minister, Bettys tea rooms and of course plenty of shopping
Fri: Sadly home