Your "Welcome" to The Apple Store starts with a selection of home-baked cakes, tea and coffee upon arrival.  

Melt in the mouth treats such as Banana Cake, Cider Apple cake, Rich farmhouse fruit cake, Coffee & Walnut Sponge and Lemon Drizzle as well as family favourites like Chocolate caramel shortbread, Welshcakes, Scones, Rocky Road and Flapjacks are all freshly made daily in our farmhouse kitchen just for you.

A selection of teas and coffees are provided, and there'll be a pint of milk in the 'fridge - no sachets of anything here, The Apple Store is our home, not a hotel - so of course there's fruit bowl stocked with local/English/Fairtrade* fruit.  *when availaible.

Or to make your holiday Something Special, why not book an Afternoon Tea in the Farmhouse? In winter, toast muffins and crumpets by the fire; in Summer, sit out on our veranda... It's a Victorian Farmhouse experience to make your stay truly memorable. See Something to Celebrate for more...

                       "...the best spread we've had anywhere!"

Here's how The Apple Store is different...

At Maytree Cottage we grow our own fruit and veg, keep garden hens and bake for country markets, so our guests are offered fresh, home-made produce daily.  Breads and cakes still warm from the oven, eggs still warm from the hens who laid them, fruit, veg and herbs picked from the plant can be in your kitchen within minutes.
                          Food doesn't come fresher than this.

A basket of garden-grown produce, eggs and fresh baking as it's harvested, collected or made is left for our guests to help themselves on a "donations" basis - like "farm gate" sales with an Honesty box - you take what you need and give what you think it's worth. 

Baking ususally happens early in the morning in the farmhouse kitchen, and fresh bread rolls, scones and pastries will be available in time for breakfast (unless you're a very early riser!)  Our own eggs and garden produce are also available, so do check what's growing before shopping for fruit and veg.

And you'll find a range of home-made preserves, jams and chutneys on the shelf - enjoy them while you stay, and take a taste of the Forest home too! They make the perfect gift for friends and family.

Home-cooked meals

We offer home-cooked meals to order - nothing fancy, traditional English farmhouse cooking using the best fresh local produce. Ideal for walkers, hikers or anyone who'd rather not spend their holiday shopping, simply pick what you fancy from the menu and come back to find a slow-cooked hot-pot on the Aga, veg prepped and ready to cook when you're ready to eat, and a pudding in the 'fridge.

All our meals are based on 2 very hungry people sharing and start at £20.


For just £10 for 2 sharing we'll provide all you need to cook up a full Forest breakfast whenever you're ready including sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms. Only the best fresh local ingredients with veg and eggs from our own garden when available, and of course, a basket of fresh homemade breads and pastries. 

Eat when you want at The Apple Store - it's your holiday!

Outdoor Kitchen

NEW in 2016!

We plan to open our new Outdoor Kitchen in May or even sooner, with a brand new patio, "Fire Mountain" gas BBQ, a charcoal/wood Pizza Oven/smoker/grill and outdoor dining space for up to 6 people.

What could be nicer than ending a summer's day on the terrace as the sun sets over the Forest? "Chef of the Day" can work with a view across the apple orchard and brook to the waterfall. Need a herb? There are plenty growing in pots and containers in the Pizza Patio Garden! Need some salad? Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, courgettes, mange tout and beans are just a few feet away and your to pick in season!

Ask about our DIY Pizza Kit

With pretty solar lighting, sit back and enjoy a glorious sunset and warm starry evenings in the peaceful tranquility of our Forest valley.

Food allergies? Tell Mary!

We cater for gluten-free, milk/lactose-free, vegan and vegetarian diets in our domestic kitchen (not guaranteed a nut-free zone)

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