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Surrounded by wildlife

Wildlife all around


At Broadgate Farm you're in the heart of Yorkshire's Nature Triangle and ideally placed to enjoy local wildlife right on our doorstep or take a trip to encounter something really speacial amongst the rolling Wolds landscape or the dramatic coastline.

From barn owls around the farm to otters in the local rivers, or the charismatic puffin in the 'seabird cities' of Flamborough & Bempton - there's plenty to fill your day from those who love Springwatch to keen enthusiasts.

Map of wildlife reserves in East Yorkshire

Here's a taste of the wild Wolds....

On our doorstep - Speedy swallows call the farm home all summer and their liquid calls make the perfect soundtrack to a warm evening barbeque. In the fields our resident barn owls patrol the hedgerows all year round on silent wings - look out for them at dawn and dusk.Buzzards circle high on warm thermals and the occasional sight of a red kite with its shimmering rust-red wings and forked tail is unmistakeable.

Just down the road the reserve at North Cave Wetlands boasts a grand viewing and picnic area, and is a summer home to the exquisite avocet, kingfishers and dragonflies. In winter the pools come alive with thousands of colourful wildfowl including wigeon, teal and pintail - always under the watchful eye of harriers and peregrine falcons.

As you head to the coast the expansive wetlands of Tophill Low are one of the most reliable areas in the region for spotting otters and water voles, with this riverside royalty often seen amongst the pools alongside the River Hull. In summer orchids colour the pathways and terns nest raucously on the specially created islands. Ospreys often drop in for a spot of fishing in spring and autumn.

Seabird Cities - jostling for position at Bempton and Flamborough Cliffs, puffins can be carefully picked out among 250,000 guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills and England's only mainland gannetry at Bempton from April to August. Local boat trips can give you a seal's eye view of the action below the 400ft cliffs, where gannets dive at an impressive 70mph.

If it is the underwater world that facinates then the Living Seas Centre can kick start your exploration of the shoreline with rock pooling tips and regular 'seashore safaris'.

Yorkshire's Lands End - jutting 3½ miles into the North Sea Spurn Point is like nowhere else in northern England. A rich history of lost medieval villages, wartimes exploits and the constant challenge of Mother Nature make this a remarkable wilderness-like place. Take the low-tide walk to a newly restored 128ft lighthouse or an organised 4x4 safari. Such an unusual location in the landscape means that sring and autumn sees a rush of wildlife migrations bringing in birds and insects from around the globe.

We are accredited and hold the Puffin Mark which means that we have lots of information for you about wildlife in the area and we have ensured that we have done everything we can to encourage wildlife around the cottages. Thank you to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for the photos - all taken locally.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    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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    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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