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Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful historic house nestled in the glorious lake district hillside with fabulous walks right on the doorstep. The house was very atmospheric and warm and the hosts John and Jo extremely helpful. The meat from the farm (especially the lamb chops) was first class. It was wonderful to walk around the farm and...

2Thank chris302014
La Paz, Bolivia
Reviewed 16 November 2014

This high quality accommodation in an exquisite location would be difficult the better any where in the world. The house is beautifully decorated (not over the top) using high quality materials. The bed is very comfortable, covered in beautiful fabrics. This is a very quite farm house location with occasional agricultural noises and no televisions!

Thank Martin294072
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Never stayed at the farm but we did spot that they sold their home grown meat which grazes on the fells so we called in on spec. We wanted some steaks but unfortunately they were sold out so we went for a rack of their Herdwick Lamb, actually it was Hogget which is apparently slightly older than lamb and tastier....

2Thank Alfie B
Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I never write a trip adviser review but im going to make a point of doing one and one only. Its my way of saying thankyou to John , his lovely children, his dog Jill , his crazy turkey William, the stunning house, the great atmosphere, the amazing views, the splendid meat, the clean rooms, the decent telly, the quality...

5Thank Trevor p
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Very dirty! Despite most expensive room we booked, there were spider webs and bug shells everywhere, and toilet lid was broken. also the carpet was very dirty too! I requested cleaning everyday on the request sheet, but the room was never cleaned for all 3days we stayed. Only good thing in the hotel was breakfast. it's not worth staying of...

6Thank zena_flop
Reviewed 18 September 2012

You stay here for the atmosphere: it's way out in the country in the Lake District, on a working farm, the house is over 300 years old (gaps in the floor boards, low beams, the whole bit), and Beatrix Potter owned it before donating it to the UK National Trust. The house and farm were used in the 2006 movie...

Thank Douglas G
The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Stayed 2 nights in May 2012 and really enjoyed it. An authentic farm with very warm friendly hosts. Beautiful surrounding to start a hike. Caroline, the landlady, gave us a very nice welcome to the house. She also ensured that each room had cakes and milk everyday; even if we were out and coming late we would find a tray...

Thank Agnès L
Hong Kong
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Once again a very memorable stay at this historic and stunning farm. If you like IKEA, and plastic modern decor this is not the place for you. Low ceilings and doors, squeaky floors and very big comfy beds are what Yew Tree Farm is all about. If you are interested in history it is a must. If you love England...

2Thank SSGilchrist
North East England
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Friendly, helpful hosts, Jon & Caroline made us very welcome! Clean and well cared for B&B with history and individuality. William Morris wallpaper, grandfather clock and handsome stuffed foxes! Authentic, attention to detail in all areas. Nice touches... fresh flowers, locally sourced toiletries, freshly made cake, complimentary Port. Generous breakfast using Heritage meat's delicious bacon, free range eggs.. All in...

2Thank Venus67
north carolina
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Caroline and Jon are very hard working young couple raising two children and tending to their farm as well as running a first class B&B. The rooms were what you would expect from a near original farm house that is 300+ years old. Very quaint and unique and kept very clean, with modern bath facility. If you like history you...

1Thank ronosbornemopars

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Owned by Beatrix Potter and used as Hill top in the film 'Miss Potter' Yew Tree offers a unique place to stay. We offer luxurious historic guest accommodation in the Farm house, you can take a break from the modern world and step back in time. Our guest quarters have been exquisitely refurbished working with all the original features we have interior designed in period style giving the house exceptional character and a friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 

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Address: Yew Tree Farm A590, Coniston LA21 8DP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Yew Tree Farm Hotel Coniston
Yew Tree Farm Coniston, Lake District
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“Front twin room has unforgettable views across the valley”
 of 5 bubbles Martin294072, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
“It's an old house, it's going to creak and groan no matter what. The road is quiet, it's way out in the country, any of the rooms should be fine, but read about their differences on-line and then decide.”
 of 5 bubbles DouglasG847, 18 Sep 2012 | Read review
“The Tarns Hals room is very quaint and is in the oldest part of the house.”
 of 5 bubbles ronosbornemopars, 26 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Tarn Hows has a wonderful king sized bed and overlooks the farmyard and driveway.”
 of 5 bubbles Glassdream, 20 Jun 2012 | Read review
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