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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 always sheep in the paddocks. We sometimes have piglets in the building by the Forge cottage, the busiest time is lambing which takes place from end of March. 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 ratingIdeal family accommodation This was our 2nd visit to Broadgate Farm, this time we stayed in the cart house which was very well equipped just as the high barn was last year. The... read more

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    Mrsgoggins14
    03/06/19

    5 star ratingPerfect, just perfect We hired both High Barn and Foldyard which, used together enabled our family of 12 (13 including the dog) to have our annual holiday together. It’s never easy to... read more

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    Julia M.
    03/06/19

    5 star ratingFantastic Holiday We stayed in lovely Foldyard a 2 bedroom Barn, it was very cosy with a lovely friendly atmosphere. The furnishings were all to a very high standard and really clean.... read more

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    Amanda J.
    29/05/19
  • 5 star ratingAn excellent place to stay with friends. We hired four of the cottages for 3 nights to accommodate guests at my son's wedding. The facilities were superb, everybody was thrilled with their cottage. They were... read more

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    Pathfinder551202
    23/05/19

    5 star ratingGorgeous Cottage, perfect for a mini break The cottage was a brilliant place for me and my family to have a mini break at the end of the bank holiday. It was a very comfortable, relaxing cottage,... read more

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    Codl30
    29/04/19

    5 star ratingWhat a treat! Accommodation in this part of the world was limited for the dates we wanted so we treated ourselves to a short break in the Cart House. Could have moved in!... read more

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    wowfactor
    23/04/19
  • 5 star ratingThe perfect location for a retreat These cottages are beautiful. The attention to detail and consideration loving put into each individual cottage is outstanding. Everything is of high quality and there is nothing that has... read more

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    MariaChi-Ki
    21/04/19

    5 star ratingDiamond Wedding celebration weekend From our arrival on Friday evening to our leaving on Monday morning everything was perfect. Our family had two cottages, the large Cart House with 4 bedrooms and The... read more

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    CarolLRhodes
    19/04/19

    5 star ratingBeautiful cottages in a beautiful location We arrived at Broadgate Farm later than planned due to bad traffic, however on arrival we found the 'The Stables' straight away and were able to access the property without... read more

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    Abby R.
    11/04/19
  • 5 star ratingAmazing Cottage We stayed as part of a large group for mum and dad’s 60th wedding anniversary. There was plenty of room for all of our large group ranging from 4... read more

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    Richard C.
    11/04/19

    5 star rating60th family celebration 13 of us ranging in age from 8 months to 78 years stayed in high Barn to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The house was fantastically equipped (we self catered... read more

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    Mazkirk
    11/04/19

    5 star ratingOutstanding! This was our second stay in the Stables and I think our 7th or 8th stay at Broadgate Farm Cottages over the last 10 years.

    What can I say that I...
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    LouiseB225
    25/02/19
  • 5 star ratingExcellent We cannot recommend Bradgate Farm highly enough, we are a family of five and have stayed four times over the last couple of years and it's excellent, we have stayed... read more

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    Emma C.
    12/01/19

    5 star ratingNew Year with friends This is our 3rd visit to Broadgate and again it did not disappoint, a lovely welcome was made when we arrived and thehouse felt very festive. The attention to detail... read more

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    KellyBrighouse
    08/01/19

    5 star ratingFamily Get Together We love this place and have visited 3 times so far and each time have stayed in the CART HOUSE with 2 bedrooms, It is luxurious, spacious, very well... read more

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    Storyteller730285
    18/12/18

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