Yew Tree Cottage Westow

Westow, Yorkshire
+44 (0)7810 481881

Listed, beamed and funky with leather sofas, American fridge, open fire and walled, sun-trap garden. A short stroll to pubs or hearty treks


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A joy to behold: built in 1750, a farmhouse for centuries, and home to the Land Army in World War II, Yew Tree Cottage (listed stone, end-of-terrace) stands on the broad main street of pretty Westow – right by a cosy, good pub! Owners Paul and Natasha bought Yew Tree in 2007, renovated all the old bits and made it shine again. It’s a delight to walk into, the quasi open-plan ground floor, with its oak floors and beams, its open fire in the dining room, wood stove in the sitting room, and modern stylish décor. It’s homely with luxurious touches: chic leather sofas, heated bathroom floor, feather pillows. There’s a welcome hamper in a Shaker-style kitchen (range cooker, double butler’s sink, American fridge), the dining room has a chunky oak table and the bedrooms are delicious, the main double with a smart TV. If it rains you have DVDs and good old-fashioned board games, too. If it shines, there are Howsham Hall’s woods to wander, Castle Howard to discover, magnificent Kirkham Priory down the road. And a sweet walled garden that catches the sun.


  • 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: Enjoy a luxury break in your very own farmhouse cottage, built in 1750. Excellent location for York, Castle Howard, Coast, Moors and Dales! Mention Sawdays for 10% off your booking.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 3 nights at weekends, 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Private chef available for £20 pp.


Nightly price
from £77
Weekly price
from £535
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £774 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Natasha McCabe

  • Fast, reliable, free wifi. No parking restrictions
  • Families welcome, large kitchen, cot, highchair & kids crockery, books, games, toddler bed and more
  • Secluded walled garden with family sized bbq and outdoor entertaining setting
  • Fantastic organic food products, and milk and daily paper delivery to your door
  • We can organise private catering, baby sitting and beauty therapies to the cottage.
  • Close to Castle Howard, Kirkham Priory, historical York. A perfect base for exploring the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Wolds and the Coast