Beatrix Potter’s Lake District Yew Tree Farm available for rent

One of the country’s most iconic and well recognised properties – Yew Tree Farm – is available to rent through the longest standing cottage letting agency in the Lake District, Heart of the Lakes.  Once owned by Beatrix Potter, this stunning and historical grade II listed building is one of the most famous farmhouse’s in the Lake District.  Nestled in the picturesque valley of Coniston and surrounded by glorious scenery, Yew Tree Farm was left to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter following her death and was used as her home in the film ‘Miss Potter’ starring René Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.



The three bedroomed property, which dates back to the early 17th century and still features some of Beatrix Potter’s own antique furniture, has been visited by many celebrities over the years.  Emma Thompson has stayed at Yew Tree Farm and even the Queen visited on her last trip to the Lake District.  It has also featured in various TV programmes and photo shoots.  Yet despite its glamorous status, it is very much a working farm, rearing Herdwick sheep and Belted Galloways.  Guests can even collect their own breakfast eggs from the farm chickens!

“Yew Tree Farm is one of the most famous buildings in the Lake District, but many people booking to stay in the national park don’t actually realise that it’s available for rent!” says Sue Jackson, owner of Heart of the Lakes.  “It’s the most wonderful property and just oozes history and character, so we are thrilled to be able to offer guests the opportunity to stay here!”

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