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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
66 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Arundel, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We arrived and were promptly met by Jon, and then passed along to the "official" greeter of the farm, William, the turkey and his mate, Lady Kate. Right on their heels was a collection of dogs, ducks and chickens, and beyond, beautiful hillside views and herds of sheep and cattle, all with perfect manners, by the way. The 1693 house... More

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Management response:

Well what can I say! I was completely blown away by your wonderful comments, this sort of review really makes all the hard work worth while. Thanks you so much for the time and effort you have put in to review us, you really have cheered me up on a gloomy day. I very much hope we see you again.... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
52 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

My wife and I spend two nights in this delightful little farmhouse set in the English Lakelands. Famous for its Beatrix Potter connections I would add to accolade this the friendliness of its owners. One pays top price for accommodation but I challenge anyone to find a more delightful place. We shall return.

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Management response:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Best Wishes Caroline More

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Also Known As:
Yew Tree Farm Hotel
Yew Tree Farm Hotel Coniston
Address: Coniston LA21 8DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #12 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Coniston
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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