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Definitely stay here again

“The room was very clean, well equipped and very comfortable. There was a great selection at breakfast, very tasty too. Yew Tree is a peaceful retreat with stunning views of the local countryside. We would definitely stay here again and would totally recommend.” Claire

Lots of wildlife

“Sheila, our host, made us very welcome on arrival, tea and the most amazing cake. Breakfast was excellent. The bedroom was very comfortable. Views over the adjoining fields were fantastic. I had a walk through the woods to the lake and saw lots of wildlife. I hope to return again. “ Marion

A “true” vacation away from the city

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved this place. I’m almost afraid to give it such a good review, for fear that we won’t have a place to stay on our next vacation. It is truly a working farm and the farm animals are just outside the house you stay in. When we first arrived, Sheila offered us a hot drink and a slice of chocolate Guinness cake (which she mentioned was an experiment) and it was delicious. A note for anyone staying there, if Sheila offers you something that she has baked, you HAVE to try it! The  bed is super comfortable and we both thought it was perfect.  Honestly, Sheila is so kind that if you have any problems, just let her know and she’ll be more then willing to help out in any way possible. I can go on and on about how wonderful we thought it was. I’ll leave this last note: If you love nature, getting away from the city, excellent food (Mmmm….oatcakes) and a very informative helpful host, then this is the place to be. Thank you for everything, can’t wait to return 🙂

 
Naomi and Mark from Ontario
Black and white manor house and garden

Gawsworth Hall Theatre July -August

If you are staying at Yew Tree Farm this summer a visit to Britain’s most beautiful garden theatre in the neighbouring village of Gawsworth is thoroughly recommended. With a fully covered grandstand, free parking, free entry to the Hall grounds from 2pm on the day of performance.  A picnic on the lawn is a great way to start the evening.  Ticket enquiries 01260 223456

Gawsworth Hall is a Grade 1 listed country house – timber framed in the Cheshire black and white style. It makes a fabulous backdrop for the performances which range from comedy, music and drama.

Black and white manor house and garden

Gawsworth Hall Open Air Theatre

Gawsworth Hall Theatre

Brown and White Collie Sheepdog

Sheepdog Trials

The 2020 Macclesfield Sheepdog trials will be held at Sutton, just 10 minutes drive from Yew Tree Farm in August

The trials will be on both days with trade and craft stalls on Friday and Saturday, Tug o War on Friday evening and a charity concert on the Sunday evening.

Shepherd and sheep dog

Penning the sheep

Brown and White Collie Sheepdog

Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank at dusk

Jodrell Bank at dusk

 

Curious about the universe? There’s lots to explore at Jodrell Bank. Home of the famous Lovell telescope and base of the TV programme  Star Gazing Live with Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain.

The Discovery Centre Gardens contain over 3000 trees and shrubs set in 35 acres and holds two National Collections – Sorbus (Rowan and Whitebeam) and Malus (Ornamental Crab Apple.) There are wonderful displays of blossom in the spring, followed by berries, fruits and vivid colour in the autumn.

Jodrell Bank Telescope

Jodrell Bank in the sun

Eastgate Clock Chester Walls

Chester City and Chester Zoo

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Chester’s walled city is under an hour’s drive from Yew Tree Farm.  Walk around the walls, take a boat trip on the river, plan a visit when the races are on and the excitement really begins.

Chester Zoo is brilliant – 11000 animals and 400 different species.  What’s your favourite? The baby giraffe? Or are you brave enough to enter the bat house?