Animals

Animals


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Whilst you are here you will be able to see our farm animals and the wildlife in the gardens and paddocks that surround the cottages. You can see many of our farm animals from the cottages or areas outside, the hens wander around free range and there are usually sheep in the paddocks. We sometimes have piglets in the building by the Forge cottage, the busiest time is lambing which takes place March/April. Click to find out more about farm holidays at Broadgate Farm.

Wildlife

We also have a lot of wildlife around the farm, a wide selection of birds, rabbits, hares, squirrels and deer can all be seen in the grounds, Steve has been counting the numbers of species of birds we have in the gardens and surrounding paddocks for National Wildlife Week. He has spotted the following:-

3 prs Jenny Wrens, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Hedge Sparrows (dunnock), House Sparrows , Tree Sparrows, Gold Finches, Chaffinch, Green Finches, Bull Finches, Robins, Song Thrush, Mistle thrush, Black Birds (3 prs), Collared Doves, Wood Pigeon & Magpies. We also have a Buzzard, Barn Owls, Little Owls and Tawny Owls in the surrounding paddocks.

We occasionally have Carrion Crows, Sparrow Hawks and as yet we have not seen any Pied Wagtails or Greater Spotted Woodpeckers this year but they were here last year. We now have a resident Buzzard who can often be seen hunting down his prey across the paddocks.

Pheasants roost in the conifers down the side of the driveway and we have set up a Pheasant feeders to encourage them. English partridge are rather fond of our vegetable garden and Barn Owl can be seen covering the paddock in front of the cottages late evenings and early morning, the Barn Owls have raised young here on the farm for the past 4 years and live in the Owl box just by the Cart House. We love living here and try to attract birds by providing nesting boxes and creating the right habitat to encourage good feeding for wild birds.

All the cottages have binoculars and a book about the local wildlife reserves, we have a great calendar about wildlife you can expect to see in East Yorkshire across the year. If you are particularly interested in wildlife Steve is always happy to have a chat and let you know what is happening at the time of your visit. He is out in the fields every day so really in touch with wildlife on the farm.

  • 5 star ratingAmazing place Loved our stay and will be staying again. 👌👍so clean and cottage was very spacious. Perfext for our dog too. Owner came and introduced her self which i thought was... read more

    rhysp636
    07/06/21

    5 star rating70th Birthday treat for my poorly mum. Thank you to Elaine and her full team at Broad Gate Farm who seemed to pitch every thing just right for us. .
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    Flisdie
    05/06/21

    5 star ratingHighly highly recommended Stayed here with my husband and two young children for a 4 night break. Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful property, exceptionally clean and well maintained. Great location, children loved... read more

    cw30
    04/06/21
  • 5 star ratingshort break Just wish to say,on behalf of my wife and myself,we just cannot imagine a better or more perfect place to stay and relax. We have stayed here previously and will... read more

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    03/06/21

    5 star ratingWonderful. Wonderful.
    Absolutely beautiful home from home. We stayed in Foldgate - beautifully curated home with everything you need . The houses have been created by the present owners from old...
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    lizFLogan
    02/06/21

    5 star ratingAnother Wonderful Stay A return to the idyllic cottages at Broadgate Farm did not disappoint. The cottage was immaculate, with all our needs catered (and prepared in line with COVID guidelines).
    The cottages are...
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    02/06/21
  • 5 star ratingThe Stables I can only really echo the other rave reviews on here. We had a lovely stay here last week. Everything was faultless. The information provided beforehand on the local... read more

    Swainy78
    31/05/21

    5 star ratingThe Courtyard The Courtyard is lovely - comfortable and well equipped and all on one level so perfect for my elderly mother in law who has limited mobility. Very peaceful location but... read more

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    24/05/21

    5 star ratingWonderful Cottage The Barn self catering Having lost my husband ,my brother in law and cousin last year 2020 I have been longing for a break to get away from it all and this was the... read more

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    19/05/21
  • 5 star ratingLovely stay in my old home town We stayed in Cart House in early May 2021. The accommodation was beautiful; very spacious, spotless and really well equipped. Everything had been thought of and we were made to... read more

    fcb01
    13/05/21

    5 star ratingPerfect in every way We stayed in the Forge with our two daughters and Labradors. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. With lockdown and the unfortunate weather we had, we... read more

    Elizabeth T.
    11/05/21

    5 star ratingBeautiful cottages and surroundings for a family trip. We stayed in the Cart House for a short family break, with two young children. The cottage itself is beautiful, spacious, finished to a high standard and clean. The host... read more

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    08/05/21

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