Yew Tree Cottage ref: UK2394

West Ayton, near Scarborough, Scarborough, Filey & Area

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


This romantic, detached cottage boasts traditional features including exposed wooden beams, feature brick walls and wood floors in both the living room, dining room and kitchen. Tasteful contemporary additions such as a Freeview TV in the living room and a bespoke handmade kitchen add to the comforts, yet blend in beautifully with the traditional furniture such as period-style dresser and pine dining table. The living room has a light and airy feel with a beautiful south-facing bay window along with a wood burner, ideal for cosy nights in. Upstairs, both bedrooms have a cosy, tranquil ambience and have been thoughtfully furnished with your comfort in mind. Each have good sized windows with unblemished pastoral views over the adjacent fields and farmland, and the rooms still host decorative original fireplaces, exposed wooden beams and traditional style solid doors. The bathroom on the ground floor is spacious and incorporates a corner bath with shower over.
Situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Yew Tree Cottage is in an idyllic setting. Forming part of the Derwent Mill estate, it sits on the edge of the owner farm with sheep and horses, looking on to open fields and paddocks. Stone walls feature throughout the area, one of which encloses the yard to the front of the cottage. To rear is a generously sized, private, outdoor area, with wooden decking, garden furniture and uninterrupted views towards Ayton Castle. This lovely cottage is also ideally located for walkers or cyclists with great trails right on the doorstep. Cycling is also very popular in the area as this forms part of the Tour de Yorkshire route.
The traditional seaside resort of Scarborough is just 4½ miles away with its North and South Bays, Alpamare Waterpark and Peasholm Park, as well as the Open Air Theatre hosting many international concerts. Dalby Forest is close by with cycle trails for all abilities and is home to the World Cup Trail, a challenging 4-mile route, or for beginners, there are plenty more leisurely routes. The cottage is an ideal base to visit all that Yorkshire has to offer from the North York Moors to the beautiful east coast, and coarse fishing available on the River Derwent. Beach 4½ miles. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 75 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player DAB radio, CD player and beams.
Dining room: With beams.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and beams.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom: With shower over corner bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and en-suite toilet (Jack and Jill with bedroom 2).
Bedroom 2: With twin beds Freeview TV and DVD player.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Enclosed decking with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. 10-acre natural grounds, available after 5pm. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    250 yards
  • Distance
    4½ miles
  • Restaurant
    75 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    75 yards
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    2 miles

About the local area

Scarborough is situated at the southern end of the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast and, together with Filey, offers beautiful beaches, coastal walks and a variety of entertainment for the whole family.

Scarborough is a town of two halves, with South Bay full of amusement arcades, fish and chip shops and donkey rides, whilst the more genteel North Bay is home to several parks and grand Victorian buildings. The whole family will want to take a trip on the miniature North Bay Railway, which will take you to Sea Life Centre and to the Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake.

Filey is a small traditional seaside town, home to an award-winning museum and a nature reserve that is a haven for wild birds. The town is situated at the eastern end of The Cleveland Way, a long- distance footpath that skirts the Yorkshire Moors and has many beautiful walks with stunning views to offer. Kids will love visiting the Alpamare waterpark for all kinds of aquatic fun, with slides, waves and much more to enjoy. 

Within easy reach is the famous Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, which has something to offer every member of the family, from thrilling white-knuckle rides to children's entertainment. For something really out of the ordinary, pay a visit to Pesky Husky, where you can take part in a kennel tour followed by walk or even a trek with these charismatic dogs.

Things to do nearby

Filey Beach

Filey has been a seaside resort since Edwardian times and a fishing village for much longer. The beach is lined with a historical promenade from where the beauty of the dramatic Filey Brigg can be seen.

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

Scarborough Castle

This 12th Century castle conceals over 2,500 years of turbulent history. It is said the King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much that he still walks them today! Specially constructed viewing platforms offer visitors wonderful views of the coastline and town.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Stephen Joseph Theatre

The theatre has a national and international reputation and is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright. A backstage tour lasting about 45 minutes can be booked by contacting them.

North Bay Railway

Travel on Britain's biggest miniature railway affording spectacular views of the North Bay, historic headland and Scarborough Castle

Sea Life Centre & Marine Sanctuary

Overlooking the North Bay and home to thousands of sea creatures as well as a busy hospital for orphaned and injured seal pups. See their Humboldt Penguins and collection of Giant Japanese Spider Crabs! Open daily except Christmas Day.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE. Well behaved dogs, held on leads by their well behaved owners, are welcome to the Park.


Scarborough, Britain's first seaside resort is a great a place to stay for a holiday or short break, with the safe, sandy, accredited North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach with the historic Scarborough Castle between them.

Scarborough South Bay

There are two beaches within walking distance of Scarborough.

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