Yew Tree Barn Holiday Cottage

Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire

A country retreat for two in the Cotswolds. Sink into plump sofas in front of the blazing wood-burner, sleep in a pretty beamed bedroom…


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

In the swish and unspoilt Cotswold village of Upper Slaughter, a stylish country bolthole for two with a sweet courtyard garden – breakfast out here on a wicker chair on sunny days. In a previous life this was the stables for the dairy farm, but the occupants have long gone. Now you’ll find stone floors with toasty underfloor heating, pale creams and greys, beautiful bed linen and a swanky TV. There’s an enduring farmhouse spirit however, from the Aga cooker with its bubbling warmth and Belfast sink in the light, contemporary kitchen to the wood-burner that takes centre-stage in the serene sitting room. Sink into impressively plump sofas in front of the crackling fire before retiring upstairs to sleep in the pretty beamed bedroom. Bathing in the elegant roll top bath is a pleasure. There’s a wonderful attention to detail throughout – fresh flowers, handmade chocolates and complimentary logs are thoughtful touches. Pack your wellies so that you can explore the glorious countryside in this postcard-perfect corner of the world or visit the beautiful neighbouring villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Stay before May 2020 for a 15% discount. Fresh air and quietude in a peaceful Cotswold village.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £105
Weekly price
from £840
1 Cottage for 2
From £1051 bed1 bedroom


Wonderful accommodation; a perfect private Cotswold's getaway cottage with cosy-comfortable rustic country interior (but all fresh and modern - amenities are top notch!). Setting is idyllic. All in all, could not be better.

Alan, Saffron walden

If you want somewhere away from traffic, street lights, the rush of city life, this is it. Brilliant detached Cotswold stone cottage set back from the village square in an old farmyard. The cleanest and cosiest place we have ever stayed at with beautiful light, peaceful décor, wood burning stove, under-floor heating, electric AGA and roll top bath. Thank you Sarah for giving us the break we needed.

Steve, Oxford

My husband and I had a wonderful time. The cottage is better than any local hotel we have been to, and we have tried a few... We particularly liked the fact that it is right in the centre of Upper Slaughter, yet away from the main tourist routes. The garden is small but very private,such bliss! The interior is impeccably clean and finished to a beautiful standard. Linen and towels are of exceptional quality and we really felt like the owner made every effort for our stay to be perfect.... and indeed it was. We will be back!

Clara, London

Serendipty! Yew Tree Barn just happened to be available when we needed somewhere to stay for a couple of nights in the Cotswolds last week. It was the most perfect place for us to enjoy a couple of days of R + R. Sarah, it's owner who lives nearby, was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The pretty cottage is beautifully decorated and has many lovely home comforts - a luxurious clawfoot bath; fluffy bathrobes; and a log burner. Beautiful walks and villages are nearby. We would love to return!


Yew Tree Barn is a delightful base for two from which to explore the beauties of the Cotswolds. It is exceptionally clean and beautifully appointed and provides perfectly snug accommodation. We would definitely recommend it!

Ian, Chislehurst

This was our fourth visit to Yew Tree Barn. It’s one of our favourite places to go to when we take time off work and want to escape the world! Thank you again for another lovely stay.

Jennifer, Bristol

We have now stayed at Yew Tree Barn twice and have already booked to go back next year. The accommodation is excellent, very. clean and the furnishing is lovely. We can't fault anything.

Sally, Manchester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah King

  • Peaceful village surrounded by nature, close to popular Cotswold villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Broadway and Chipping Campden.
  • Beautiful country walks right from the doorstep, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Famous Cotswold gardens nearby including Hidcote Manor, Snowshill Manor, Kiftsgate Court and Blenheim Palace.
  • Several award-winning pubs and restaurants - Russells of Broadway, The Wheatsheaf at Northleach, The Wild Rabbit at Kingham and nearby Lords of the Manor at Upper Slaughter.
  • Vibrant cities of Bath and Oxford easily reached by train from nearby Kingham and Cheltenham station.
  • 15 minutes from Daylesford Farmshop - the most famous farmshop in Britain and a retail heaven of organic gorgeousness.