Places to Visit
So much to see and do
As well as exploring the towns and cities around the cottages there are some fantastic museums, galleries, churches and stately homes to visit - here are are few ideas...........
We have many lovely museums in the area, the Beverley Treasure House is almost on the door step and there are some lovely "bite-sized" museums in Hull. The Museum Quarter is located in the Old Town area and is home to three museums, all free to enter - the museum of East Yorkshire, Streetlife and Wilberforce House (all about William Wilberforce and his campaign to free the slaves). There is also a deep sea trawler moored alongside - Arctic Corsair but do check as it has limited opening hours. A trip to York (it is only 40 minutes to the park and ride) and you can explore the York Castle Museum or the free to enter National Railway Museum. We have a lot more information in the cottages waiting for you
There are plenty of Stately Homes to visit...
Burton Agnes is a lovely Elizabethan Hall, Sledmere's gardens were designed by Capability Brown and Burton Constable Hall is well worth a visit. Wassand Hall near Hornsea opens selected dates in the year and if you fancy a trip over to Harewood it is easily done in the day. Sewerby Hall has regular events in the grounds, and all these venues have a programme of events across the year ranging from orchid festivals to concerts.
All of these lovely houses have fantastic gardens and there is also Burnby Hall Gardens at Pocklington which has the most impressive display of water lilys.
The main art galleries in the area are the Beverley Art Gallery which is almost on our doorstep and the lovely Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. Ferens has been extended and refurbished in the run up to the 2017 UK City of Culture and will host the Turner Prize in 2017. As well as these large galleries there are many smaller local galleries, the Robert Fuller on the Wolds is one of the foremost wildlife artists in the country. Sledmere has a gallery and the Wolds Village has an art and craft centre. Gallery 49 in Bridlington sells limited edition prints of David Hockney who has immortalised the Wolds landscapes. A good time to visit is October when there is an open studios event with hundreds of artists opening their doors to the public (do check dates if you find this of particular interest).
If churches are your thing we have many fine examples, not just Beverley Minster and York Minster but the Tatton Sykes family at Sledmere have built a network of fine churches across the Wolds. See the in cottage information book for more ideas....
Perfect 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 moreElizabeth T.11/05/21
Beautiful 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 morechrislX7765LR08/05/21
Great place to stay We stayed in 'Stables' at Broadgate Farm Cottages in late April 2021 and had a great time. The cottage is spacious, clean, very well equipped and comfortable. Its located a... read morepaulbuchanan05/05/21
A piece of heaven Found this beautiful place to stay in Walkington, Beverley, which was pet friendly as we have three little dogs. From booking online, Elaine our host was so prompt from booking,... read moreAlL92329/04/21
Peaceful, luxury retreat... ...really felt like luxury, the cottage was so well furnished and equipped. We were on a much needed 3 day holiday with our kids as soon as rules allowed. The... read moreNSN8219/04/21
Visit to family This is our second trip and both have been great. Cottages are in perfect location and beautifully finished with plenty of space. Ideal for our. Educate family and... read morejow201419/04/21
Lovely cosy Cottage We have just spent 2 weeks in The Stables at Broadgate Farm. The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and had every facility you would hope for. Staying in... read moreSonya36113/02/21
A relaxing break We had a lovely stay in the Stables with our young Cocker Spaniel. This was our first holiday in a cottage and our first holiday with a dog so it... read moreGILLChesterfield26/10/20
Very comfortable and well equipped 4 night stay in delightful cottage Situated just two miles away from the beautiful town of Beverley the Cart House is a very spacious holiday cottage overlooking sheep grazing in the fields. The cottage is well... read moreParadise24371212/10/20
Wonderful stay Booked a last minute stay in the Barn house and loved it that much we extended our stay and stayed the 2nd half in the Foldyard cottage. Both cottages were... read moreKKirkup87111/10/20
Very high quality with a personal touch Our stay for nearly two weeks in "Courtyard" met all our expectations. Very warm all the time and very comfortable. Everything, one feels, has been designed and everything is of... read morePeter N.06/10/20
Absolutely stunning! Superb 5* accommodation with a real wow factor.
We were looking for escapism and we found an amazing hideaway!
Superb location and loved watching the sheep grazing in the surrounding fields.... read moreHelen B.30/09/20