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Yew Tree

Melkinthorpe near Askham, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1038926)


Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Louise

    “Fantastic place to stay.”

    Lovely quiet village location with larch cottage nurseries and red barn gallery on doorstep. Yew tree cottage is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Beautiful gardens too! Really enjoyed our stay here and didn’t want to leave. Worked well as a base to explore the northern lakes area. Would love to return!

    Lovely quiet village location with larch cottage nurseries and red barn gallery on doorstep. Yew tree cottage is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Beautiful gardens too! Really enjoyed our stay here and didn’t want to leave. Worked well as a base to explore the northern lakes area. Would love to return!

    - Louise, March 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Two electric ovens, four ring induction hob,microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with DVD player and sound-bar, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Pergola with table and chairs, a vegetable garden, a greenhouse and a lawn area with pond, as well as a garden area to the front
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: There is a pond at this property

The property

Askham 3.6 miles. Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Melkinthorpe, on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park is this quaint cottage, Yew Tree. This detached property is the perfect holiday home for up to six people to call home as they explore the fells and lakes of the National Park. The interior of this dwelling has been transformed from a traditional cottage into a contemporary and stylish abode, complete with everything you could possibly need for a self-catered holiday. Enter into Yew Tree and look forward to spending time within the living room, which offers a wonderful social space for everyone to gather. The kitchen comes with a sleek central island unit with breakfast bar seating, so that you can keep the chef of the group company as they make the most of the solid quartz work-surfaces and the range of kitchen appliances. The dining area offers seating for up to eight people and the sitting area boasts a plush seating arrangement and a TV with DVD player, perfect for those relaxing evenings in. Alternatively, escape to the additional sitting room and light up the woodburning stove to allow a gentle warmth to filter into the space during a winter’s evening. Make your way up the oak staircase, where you will find a small snug area, containing an inviting armchair, which is perfect for hiding away with a book on rainy days. The master bedroom enjoys an elegant ambiance and an en-suite shower room, whilst the two other king-size bedrooms enjoy a more traditional feel and are served by a sleek family bathroom. Continuing to impress is the garden area, where a pergola frames table and chairs, creating a superb alfresco dining spot and the spacious lawn area is great for soaking up the sunshine. Within the garden, you will also be delighted to find a small vegetable garden and a greenhouse, which you are welcomed to take from whilst rustling up your own home-cooked meal. Explore the friendly community of Melkinthorpe, where you will find the Larch Cottage Nurseries, which incorporates the Red Barn Gallery along with a cafe and restaurant. Alternatively, head to the nearby village of Askham, a charming base, which features two pubs, the Michelin starred Askham Hall and a shop for picking up the essentials. Slightly further afield is the town of Penrith, home to five major supermarkets, catering to all budgets and many pubs and restaurants offering a very wide range of food and drink. Moreover, the cottage itself lies in the Eden Valley, which is characterised by rich farmland, extensive woodland and meandering becks and rivers, and has numerous footpaths in the immediate area. Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to find the popular fell of Hellvelyn, which dominates the enchanting Ullswater, home to opportunities for sailing, fishing, sailboarding and kayaking, as well as the Ullswater steamers, which departs from Pooley Bridge. Other attractions within the surrounding area include the historic Brougham Castle, the stone circles of Long Meg and her Daughters, Lacy's Caves and the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, famous for its annual Horse Fair. Yew Tree promises to be an action-packed holiday, that a family of all ages and tastes will enjoy.

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About the location


Penrith 4.7 miles; Ambleside 18.7 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 21.3 miles.

Askham is a village and civil parish resting in the Eden district of Cumbria, England. Seen as one of the most attractive villages in the County of Westmorland and adjoining the River Lowther, this village contains many whitewashed cottages surrounded by rural country fields, making it a peaceful setting for friends, families or couples seeking an escape to the beautiful Lake District National Park. The village itself has a convenience store, as well as a couple of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience. A short drive away is the historic and thriving towns of Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick, all of which are popular tourist attractions with a range of sites to be seen. Make sure to visit Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, as well as Lake Windermere for its lakeside walks and watersporting opportunities. A truly delightful rural base, with attractions to suit all ages and tastes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter