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Yew Tree Farm

Coniston LA21 8DP, England
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Yew Tree Farm
Ranked #12 of 18 Coniston B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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... More

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 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... More

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Hong Kong
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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... More

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North East England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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... More

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north carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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... More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed here on our way home from Scotland. What a wonderful place! We only wish we'd been there for longer! Caroline and Jon are great hosts. Breakfast was delicious - pancakes with fresh fruit was just one option! The rooms are delightfully special with a lovely touch of homemade cake! The house has a lot of history, but Caroline... More

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Rennes, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We seek out accommodation with character and a sense of history, and we wanted a place to stay from which we could go for walks in the beautiful Lake District countryside without always having to drive to a starting point ... plus we are very concerned about animal welfare and sustainability. All these factors come together at Yew Tree Farm.... More

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Address: Coniston LA21 8DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Also Known As:
Yew Tree Farm Hotel Coniston

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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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