|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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 small families or couples in need of a break from the professional city life, Yew Tree Cottage sleeps up to five 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 with a sofa bed doubles as a recreation room or 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 the 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.
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.
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 two years, we worked diligently to renovate Yew Tree back to its former glory, and we added several special touches along the way to elevate it from simply charming to downright chic. And we've recently just done it again - the cottage is freshly painted and very well maintained. 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
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.
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.
Our second stay at Yew Tree Cottage and just as great as the first.
The owners really have an eye for decoration, it feels so cosy and homely.
Great Location, near to York but still in a lovely small village with a fantastic pub on the door step (if your visiting the pub for food at the weekend remember to book!).
We leave Yew Tree Cottage already planning our next visit.
We will definitely be back.
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.
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.
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
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.
This was our third stay at Yew Tree cottage and each time has been a pleasure. The cottage is fantastic, has all amenities you could want and is in a lovely area with a great pub serving food less than 100 metres away. Great communications with the owners, who are really helpful and welcoming. Lots to do and visit in the area.
We had a lovely stay at Yew Tree Cottage, the cottage had everything we needed for a nice relaxing break. The welcome hamper was perfect as a cup of tea and a slice of cake was required after a long drive.
It's situated just outside Malton and within a 20 minute drive to York. Malton is a lovely little town with a nice market and more than enough tea room / privately owned coffee shops. It has an Asda and Morrison in the town so no problem getting food provisions.
The owners are more than helpful with any questions or queries that we had, and will do anything needed to ensure you have a relaxing break.
We did not eat out locally but there is a pub a few doors down that has a good reputation, we also passed the pub near kirkham abbey which seemed popular.
We would definitely recommend this cottage for a family stay. It's on our list of places to return to in the near future.
Nestling deep in the Ryedale countryside, just a stone’s throw from 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 in the market town of Malton.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
Prices are all inclusive of linen, heating, firewood. Sofa bed setup charge £40
Weekly bookings can start on a Monday or a Friday
£250 security deposit held during your stay.
5% discount available for couples. Please enquire at time of booking.
Minimum of 2 night stay