About the property
- Cottage2000 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Very spacious 3 bed luxury cottage, secluded garden, fast WIFI, family friendly
Step inside Yew Tree Cottage, and close your eyes. Smell the fresh bacon and eggs delivered from the local organic butcher sizzling in the kitchen. Hear the crackling wood-burning stove, which heats the family room and beyond. Feel the cool, renovated wood floors beneath your feet and nearly 300 years of history built into the walls. Quite simply, Yew Tree Cottage is a delight for the senses.
Ideal for families or couples in need of a break from the professional city life, Yew Tree Cottage sleeps up to six guests. Meticulously renovated and mindfully decorated, this one-of-a-kind country retreat embodies luxury living both inside and out. Natural materials, warm hues, subdued patterns, tasteful artwork and carefully selected fabrics create a classic, cosy British vibe with a nod to the surrounding environment and years gone by.
Get comfortable in one of Yew Tree Cottage’s three downstairs living spaces. Make a favourite family meal in the kitchen, where you’ll find a full welcome basket with fresh bread, butter, milk, eggs, bacon, tea, coffee, cake and a complimentary bottle of wine – all sourced from local farmers and bakers. To make cooking even easier, expect to find a well-stocked pantry and refrigerator.
Toss a few pieces of pre-cut firewood into the wood-burning stove, and hunker down in the family room with one of the many DVDs or a PS2 game. And in the dining room, gather around the solid oak rectory table, which is also ideal for playing board games or putting together jigsaw puzzles late into the evening.
If you’ve got little ones in tow, there’s no need to worry: Toddler toys, a high chair, plastic cutlery, a travel cot, and other kid-friendly gear are all freely available for your use. We even supply extra nappies, a steriliser and bottle warmer! We know what it's like to pack for children and have tried to ensure the home is equipped with everything you might need.
At night, claim a stylish bedroom to call your own. The master bedroom features a super king-sized bed, the cottage’s original fireplace and other high-end touches, and the guest bedroom boasts a double bed and beautiful views across the open fields beyond. A third room has 2 single beds which can be joined to make a large double and it's also got the cottage library – perfect for anyone who needs a bit of space to call their own. (Don’t worry: A great selection of books and magazines means you’ll never be bored!)
A downstairs toilet as well as a well-appointed bathroom on the second floor offer ample room to spread out and freshen up. Prepare to be spoiled with a traditional roll-top bath/shower, underfloor heating and complimentary Aesop bathroom products with hints of ginger root and geranium fragrances.
Throw open the patio door to find Yew Tree Cottage’s lavish details spilled out into your own private garden. On sunny days, take advantage of the barbeque grill and dine outside in style at the outdoor dining table. Come night, soak in the starry skies, which escape unscathed from city light (and street lights!)
Of course, Yew Tree Cottage’s prominent location in the heart of a typical Yorkshire village is simply a bonus to this already spectacular property. Positioned close to a pub and within easy reach of the coast, moors and dales, it’s the perfect place for a day of exploring. And don't miss the chance to explore the local market town of Malton - Yorkshire’s Food Capital - just a few minutes away.
Beyond the attention to physical details, your holiday at Yew Tree Cottage is seamless from the moment you make contact about a stay. Don’t be surprised by how simple it is to truly kick back and relax. After all, this is your hard-earned holiday.
* Large spacious 3 bedroom cottage,
* Bedrooms - 1 super king, 1 double and 2 singles which can be made into a large double. All with luxury linen, and comfortable beds
* Sleeps up to 6 guests, plus room for cot sleeping infants
* Family sized bathroom with luxurious claw foot bath and shower with underfloor heating
* Private and secluded outdoor garden with family sized bbq and entertaining area
* Free, fast fibre broadband and wifi with access to internet on smartTV's in bedroom and lounge
* Nestled in the Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty
* Close to Malton the Yorkshire Food Capital, York, Castle Howard, and market towns of Helmsley, Harome, Thornton-le-Dale and more
* Pub just a few doors down from the cottage serving great food and ale
* Price is all inclusive; towels, linen, electricity, wood for the wood stove, and many amenities are all included in the price
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Natasha McCabe
We are Natasha and Paul, and we’d like to be the first to welcome you to Yew Tree Cottage. When we first encountered Yew Tree, it was love at first sight. Being from London, people thought we were crazy buying something so unfamiliar to us, but how could we pass up this beautiful farmhouse? Built in 1750, it has such a rich history: The town’s water came from the back garden well (which still exists but is no longer used), and it was once a home to evacuees during World War II. Yew Tree’s captivating countryside, the lovely town of Westow, the plentiful fresh air and all the open fields were merely an added bonus. For many years, we've continuously worked to renovate Yew Tree back to its former glory, and added several special touches along the way to elevate it from simply charming to downright chic. We want our guests to have a brilliant experience from the moment they enquire about staying with us to the moment they shut the door on their way out. As such, everything we do and offer – from timely communications to a fully stocked kitchen – is focused on a great guest experience. We are proud supporters of the local community, and we love to share that with those who stay at our property. Fresh coffee, meat, eggs, baked goods and milk are all supplied by local farmers and business owners. As a member of the community (at least for a short while!), we encourage you to make yourself at home at Yew Tree Cottage.
Natasha McCabe purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Natasha McCabe chose Westow
Whether its a romantic break, or family getaway, Yew Tree Cottage is the perfect place. Its an original farmhouse built in 1750 and has a real charm - a warm feeling when you walk in that its well loved and homely. Everything has been thought of to ensure you are well looked after, relaxed and feel refreshed to enjoy your well deserved holiday. We also do not forget about the kids - whatever the age they'll also be well looked after.
What makes this Cottage unique
A beautiful stone cottage, with all the mod-cons - open fire, wood stove, nest controlled heating, fibre broadband, plenty of unique artefacts dotted around the rooms to give it that extra special comfortable feel and welcome. Its truly a home away from home. Enjoy your break - you deserve it!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful, family friendly accommodation
Our 3rd stay in this beautifully presented, clean and well equipped property and it won’t be our last. The cottage has everything we could ask for catering for babies, toddlers and older children. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners who were very accommodating when we had to change last minute plans due to family illness. If there is anything you need for your little ones, just ask Natasha...chances are she’ll be able to provide it from bottle warmers to bed guards! The location is ideal with so much to do near by and an excellent gastronpub a couple of doors down. Easy access to York, beaches and other attractions. Thoroughly recommend a break at Yew Tree cottage!
Beautiful cottage in wonderful Westow!
We loved our stay at Westow Cottage. The place is immaculately presented and everything works perfectly - from the very well appointed kitchen to the super comfy beds. We'll be back!
Fabulous country cottage
We had a wonderful time at Yew Tree cottage and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit York and the surrounding areas.
The cottage was immaculate, tastefully decorated, and had everything we could possibly want. Even toys were supplied for the children!
Natasha was on hand to answer any questions prior to, and during, our stay, and the extra little touches such as the welcome hamper really made our stay special.
Gorgeous country property superbly renovated
We were looking for a cottage stay near to york and other Yorkshire villages and one which was equipped to a high standard and we found just that in Yew Tree. Its owners attention to detail was outstanding and we really felt relaxed and well provided for. We were left a super hamper filled with lots of local produce and of an excellent quality. We were already looking at when we could return whilst we were still there. You won't be disappointed.
Great cottage, relaxing holiday
The cottage is lovely, and catered for all our needs. It was clean and as described. The location was great - lovely and quiet, yet we were only 10 minutes away from the nearest town (Malton). It was easy to access the coast and there was plenty to do locally - especially with a 3 year old! The pub a few doors down served lovely food.
All in all a lovely holiday in a lovely cottage - would recommend
Beautiful, comfortable cottage
We had a fantastic week with our 2 1/2 year old. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well appointed and was a real home from home. Our toddler particularly enjoyed the large selection of books and toys.
Natasha took a lot of time to understand our needs and all of the additional equipment we had discussed was duly provided. The ability to pre order meat, milk and newspapers was also a lovely touch - and the sausages were delicious! The takeaway service offered by the Blacksmiths Arms was excellent. I wish we had such a place at home!
There was plenty in the local area to keep us occupied and we particularly enjoyed our trips to Castle Howard, Whitby and the National Railway Museum in York.
I would recommend Yew Tree Cottage to friends and family without hesitation and would certainly stay here again.
Nestling deep in the Ryedale countryside, walking distance to the abbey ruins of Kirkham Priory, Westow is a pleasant village located just 4 miles south of Malton and 12 miles from the historical city of York. Castle Howard is just down the road, the river Derwent is a beautiful spot for fishing, or walking, and the moors and coast are a fantastic day trip.
Much of the village, including Yew Tree Cottage is designated a conservation area, in recognition of the need to preserve the attractiveness of the settlement as its located in the Howardian Hills; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Step out in to the night and due to no street lights, you'll see a fantastic view of the evening sky. In the morning wake up to fresh milk bottles delivered to your door.
The village has a well-regarded pub called the Blacksmith Arms and a wide range of local amenities are available for delivery to the cottage and in the market town of Malton.
Additional pricing information
Prices are all inclusive of linen, towels, electricity, heating, firewood. Weekly bookings can start on a Monday or a Friday 5% discount available for couples. Please enquire at time of booking. Minimum of 3 night stay