A Peaceful Retreat

Set in a quiet, elevated position with panoramic views over the Vale of Esthwaite, Lake Windermere and the Fells beyond, Yewfield is situated in over 80 acres of its own grounds. The house itself, with its impressive Gothic architecture, dates back to 1859.

The extensive grounds around the house include native woodland, rough fell pasture, a small tarn and a stream. The grazed pasture is carefully managed giving priority to ecological considerations, which qualifies it to be part of the Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme.

Newly developed ornamental areas closer to the house include organic vegetable gardens, orchards, a herb patio and a mixed border. We are also experimenting with naturalistic styles and plantings such as a coppice garden, wildflower meadows, a fern corner and a wildlife pond.

A nature trail through the land and gardens guides the visitor through the grounds.


Vegetarian Breakfast

Vegetarian breakfast at Yewfield

We offer a continental vegetarian buffet including fresh fruits, muesli, cereals, home baked bread, yogurt, preserves, coffee and teas, and a full cooked vegetarian breakfast using locally sourced organic produce and ingredients where possible. We have vegan and gluten free options available

Eating Out

Offering bed and breakfast accommodation, Yewfield doesn’t provide evening meals, although we do have our own vegetarian restaurants in Ambleside, just a short drive away. Zeffirellis restaurant and pizzeria offers casual dining with a range of international influences and is popular with families, while our new restaurant Fellinis offers sophisticated vegetarian dining with a Mediterranean twist.

Both restaurants are frequently busy so we would strongly recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment.