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“Beautiful, enchanting hideaway”
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29 reviews
Offering luxury accommodation for two.
The country kitchen with shaker units, electric AGA and butler sink.
Spacious kitchen-diner.
The pocket-sprung mattress and crisp white cotton sheets ensure a restful sleep.
Dual-aspect sitting room.
Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner.
Enjoy alfresco dining for two.
A Grade-II listed Cotswold stone barn.
Yew Tree is a totally unique cottage in a premium location.
The courtyard garden with Box balls surrounded by traditional Cotswold-stone walls.
Holly trees either side of the stable door make a 'festive' welcome.
The sun streams in all day (weather permitting of course).
Located down a private drive behind the walls of a former dairy farm.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Upper Slaughter, Cotswolds, England

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Lyn J
1 review
“Beautiful, enchanting hideaway”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I cannot fault my stay in this beautiful little barn. A lot of time and patience has gone into creating such a perfect retreat.

Clean, simplistic, everything one would need to make a holiday or short break unforgettable.

Thank you Sarah

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MartinChe...
Chester
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beyond wonderful!”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

I'll just keep this short as it seem's pointless to go over the same ground as all the previous reviewers. Hand on heart, I can say this is the most perfect, beautiful, ideally located, well equipped tastefully styled cottage [Country Contemporary Chic] we have ever stayed in.

Sarah who owns Yew Tree Barn is a real gem, going to out of her way to ensure that you enjoy a completely relaxed stress free Cotswolds get away from it all experience.

How many cottages have you stayed in where everything & I mean everything works? Cleanliness of the property is a amazing. Furniture & fittings are of the highest quality & appear brand new, everywhere & everything is spotless. You honestly feel as though you're the first visitor ever to cross the threshold!
Question= How do you keep a cooker that clean? There has to be a secret process? :0)

As said by a previous reviewer, This is a property you would want to own & I want to own this cottage so badly it hurts!
For me, the only thing I'd add is a walk in shower & somewhere nearby to store a bike. This is not meant as a criticism only a suggestion for an addition.

Anyone guessed yet? I REALLY LOVE THIS COTTAGE!

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Liked best: You expect me to single out one thing? Impossible, EVERYTHING!
Liked least: Having to go home!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers
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Andrew R
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful Cottage”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Just back from a two night stay over the Valentines weekend. This is without doubt the best cottage you will ever stay in, every thing is just perfect, from the quality furnishings and luxurious towls and bedding, to the fact that everything is spotless. But the highlight for us was the red roses and heart shapped chocolates, so thoughtfully left by Sarah.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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charlie g
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“stylish retreat”
Reviewed January 30, 2014 for a stay in October 2013

Just what we needed a peaceful luxury break in a beautiful part of the Coltswolds.
The cottage is well equipped and designed to a high standard, has everything you could ask for.
Really looking forward to our return to celebrate my birthday.

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Christine...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“YEW TREE BARN”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This Barn is wonderful and very clean and spotless. It got everything in there you need ie maps for walking and restaurant Leaflets, dvd, hairdryer etc. It is very relaxing and wonderful town. You must buy yourself WALKING BOOTS it is worth it. Thank you Sarah for lovely Christmas tree x

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Nick W
Birmingham
Level 6 Contributor
415 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“In a word - PERFECT”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Set in a perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds and with the most perfect interior decoration from choice of paint colours to the high quality linen and soft furnishings and equipment this is a cottage that you can imagine owning yourself. Everything is spot on but the (electric) AGA makes the kitchen quintessentially Cotswolds and the 3D Samsung FS TV with Blu-Ray player is a nice touch ( and Netflix is available) as is the good solid free WiFi (phone reception for O2 is rather hit or miss but thats great as nothing better than to have a good excuse why those work calls never got though)! Best of all (in the winter) is the REAL log fire and this is very simple to use and logs and kindling are provided free of any extra charge.
Sarah who owns the property lives very nearby and so is on hand for problems should they arise (which they don't). She is delightful it has to be said and very approachable and very kind when it come to sending forgotten cables and chargers for iPhones back!!
There is a small out door area which would catch the sun in the evening in summer so would be nice for a sun downers in the summer There is also a parking slot for one car.
Needless to say the place is pin clean and the kitchen has everything that you need to cook decent dinners. All in all just fab and we have booked our next visit. If you want a romantic hideaway for two in the Cotswolds this is your best bet to be sure.

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Liked best: Arriving
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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jodieb198...
Maidstone, Kent
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wonderful bolt hole in the prettiest village”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We have just spent a wonderful four nights at Yew Tree Cottage, and it has to be the best self catering experience I have ever had.

The house itself is gorgeous, with a lovely kitchen/diner, adjoining living room, then an upstairs bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is v well equipped with an aga, cafetiere, microwave, washing machine and dryer and plenty of crockery. Sarah also provides a small carton of milk, coffee, biscuits and tea, which is most welcome. The underfloor heating in the kitchen is wonderful.

The living room has two comfy sofas, a good size tv, board games and a lovely log burner. I emailed ahead to ask if there was a DVD player as we were hoping to catch up on films, and Sarah kindly added a DVD/Blu ray player.

The bedroom is lovely and cosy with lovely bedding and a wardrobe. The pillows are plump, so take your own if you prefer a flat pillow.

The bathroom is large and has a lovely roll top bath. It's super relaxing.

The cottage is super clean which is a major plus point. It is decorated beautifully in the country style, and everything works perfectly - no creaking floorboards, no squeaky door hinges...everything works well. It is perfect for a romantic getaway - we had a ten month old baby with us which worked great.

The village is very picturesque. Unfortunately we didn't get round to taking a walk around, but it is very pretty. We loved cream tea at Daylesfield Organic farm, wandering around Stow on the Wold, and antiquing in Tetbury.

One thing that would be even more amazing is if there were a couple of fluffy robes in the wardrobe for true lounging about, but it's hands-down 10/10 for this beautiful bolt-hole in the countryside.

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