The breathtaking scenery surrounding Yew Tree Cottage makes it the perfect base for cycling. In fact we are on the Yorkshire Wolds cycling route. Whether you are planning to discover the county on a cycling tour, want to experience extreme mountain biking, or you're just learning to cycle, Yew Tree Cottage is the ideal location for your cycling break with some of the best routes and most scenic riding in the country right on our doorstep.
Whether you are looking to play golf with your friends, or improve your game, Yew Tree Cottage is close by some of the finest courses around, including three that have previously hosted the Ryder Cup one of which is Ganton just 15 miles away.
The cottage is the ideal base for exploring all of them, but if you don't feel like going far, Sandburn Hall is just around the corner and has everything a player needs.
In times past it was said a Yorkshireman was nothing without his horse. Its sentiment is still very visible today on Yew Tree Cottage's doorstep. There are nine top class racecourses all within 60 miles of Yew Tree Cottage. If the Sport of Kings is your passion, or you're just looking to ride out, there are plenty of equestrian activities to satisfy your passion right here. York, Thirsk, Beverley race courses are all less than 30min travel from Yew Tree Cottage.
We are also close to the famous point-to-point and steeplechase races. If you fancy learning how to ride, we are surrounded by perfect country for riding out. Langton Riding Schools is just a few minutes drive away, and offers adults and children of all levels lessons and hacks, treks and can even schedule pub rides which are a lot of fun!
Yew Tree Cottage is located in the heart of some of Britain's best and most sensational shooting grounds. According to Field Sports, the shooting and fishing quarterly, "most of Yorkshire's finest shoots are in the triangle between Malton, Hull and Whitby."
If shooting is your thing, then Yew Tree Cottage is your ideal lodge for all the best shooting destinations.
If the open road is your thing, then say hello to motoring nirvana. If you have a fast car, or just enjoy leisurely touring, North Yorkshire has some of the best driving roads in Britain. All on the doorstep of Yew Tree Cottage.
Driving anywhere from Westow is a scenic experience. Just take care during harvest times when agrigultural machines are sharing the road, and always take care on the backroads incase you come across a horse rider or wandering sheep.
David Hockney, the godfather of British art, is synonymous with America and a vivid world of swimming pools, sunshine, palm trees and luxurious living. However, his latest body of landscape work reclaims Hockney for the county of his birth - beautiful Yorkshire.
And Yew Tree Cottage is the ideal base to explore the landscape that inspired him.