Yew Tree Apartment
- Sleeps 2 + cot
- Grounds of large country house
- Fabulous gardens
- Wedding Venue
- Country location
- Close to Ashbourne
The Yew Tree Self Catering apartment is located within a peaceful courtyard which is part of the Yeldersley Hall estate. A delightful conversion from stables and attached buidlings and situated in the beautiful grounds of Yeldersley Hall. This delightful apartment is extremely well equipped and well placed to explore the many attractions that Derbyshire and neighbouring Staffordshire have to offer. Just a short drive will take you into the pretty market town of Ashbourne, the gateway to Dovedale and the magnificent Peak District National Park.
Yew Tree self catering apartment sleeps two people.
Our self catering accommodation is inspected annually by the Tourist Board.
Yew Tree is a first floor apartment situated within what was formerly the laundry to the main house. It sleeps two people. There is a cottage feel to the accommodation which is both comfortable and well furnished. The apartment comprises a kitchen–diner / lounge, double bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped for a self-catering stay with plenty of pots, pans and cutlery. It has a range of pine units, an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box.
The dining area has a pine dining table with four chairs. The lounge area has a comfortable sofa and chair. There is a television, video and radio/cassette player. The room has views over the tennis court, rear gardens and the attractive courtyard.
The bedroom has a pine double bed and there is ample clothes’ storage space in the cupboards in the hallway. The bathroom has a bath, sink and w.c.
Heating is by electric storage heaters together with a gas fired stove in the lounge. The apartment has its own payphone. There is shared use of laundry facilities in an adjoining utility room.
Yeldersley Hall was built on its present site in about 1800 for Edmund Evans, whose family made their money from a mill at Darley Abbey, Derby. The hall has had many owners since Edmund Evans, but had a long spell within the ownership of Francis Wright and his descendants. Francis Wright was a director of the Butterley Ironworks Company whose projects included St. Pancras Railway Station. He also owned Osmaston Manor, a nearby estate and he has a statue in his honour in the market place, Ashbourne.
Yeldersley Hall can claim a royal connection, albeit fairly remote! The Duchess of York’s great grandfather, FitzHerbert Wright, owned Yeldersley Hall and her grandfather, Henry FitzHerbert Wright was born here. Her mother, Susan Barrantes, was born a FitzHerbert Wright.
Ian Fleming connection
Ian Fleming created James Bond in 1953 with the novel Casino Royale. He visited Yeldersley Hall on several occasions, primarily to see Muriel Wright with whom he had a passionate, but doomed wartime affair. Muriel Wright was the daughter of Henry FitzHerbert Wright. Apparently of great beauty, and a skier and polo player of some repute, it has been suggested that she could have stepped straight into the pages of a James Bond novel.
Yew Tree Apartment