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Perfect for Castle Howard, Yorkshire's finest stately home and garden.

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Yew Tree Cottage, Westow - in the Howardanian Hills

“Our most relaxing vacation ever. If only our own house was as nice as this one."

A few reasons why you won't want to leave us:

Unique British style, Grade II listed traditional stone cottage.
Our guests love us. We have many repeat bookings and are one of the top-rated cottages in Yorkshire.
Ideally located close to all the attractions of the wonderful city of York.
Authentic Yorkshire country cottage style and comfortable living.
Complimentary extras that really matter.
Ideally located for exploring the North Yorkshire moors and coast.

Authentic Yorkshire Style with Contemporary Comforts

Built in 1750 in local stone, a former farm house, now English Heritage Grade II Listed, and located in the heart of the picturesque, timewarp village of Westow, it's close to Castle Howard, the city of York, the market town of Malton, on the edge of the Wolds and North Yorkshire Moors and in easy reach of the stunning coast line and all the area has to offer.

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Our cottage is located a short distance from Castle Howard, Yorkshire's finest historic house and estate. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a spectacular 18th century residence set within an impressive 1,000 acre landscape. The cottage is situated in the Howardanian Hills along with Castle Howard, with only a short distance separating them. We're practically the neighbours!
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Discover Castle Howard

Start out from Yew Tree Cottage and just a short drive away you will discover Castle Howard. Today it is the home to the Hon Simon and Mrs Howard and their children, but you can still enjoy a full, family day there enjoying all the estate has to offer.

The House

Designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, its creation spanned the lifetime of three Earls and numerous craftsmen. Vanbrugh's design evolved into a Baroque structure with two symmetrical wings projecting to either side of a north-south axis.

The Gardens

Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks, and let off steam on the adventure playground. Castle Howard has extensive and diverse gardens. The house is prominently situated on a ridge and this was exploited to create a stunning English landscape park

Brideshead Revisited

Castle Howard most famously appeared in the 1981 tv serial and 2008 adaptations of Evelyn Waugh's novel, Brideshead Revisited. It formed the centre piece for the adaptations as the Marchmain family estate. Soem would argue Castle Howard was the star of the shows...
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