Within easy reach of the Yorkshire Coast and Wolds, York and Leeds, Spurn Point and Flamborough Head. Appletree Cottages are the ideal holiday location, set on our working farm, in the Saltmarshe Delph Nature Reserve area. Bring the whole family, whether two legs or four!
Walking Boots: Appletree Cottages lie alongside the Trans Pennine Trail, a 215 mile coast-to-coast route from Southport in the west to Hornsea in the east. Make your base here to explore the route, with offshoots to York and Leeds, it’s a great way to enjoy the area.
If hill walking is your style then the relatively undiscovered Yorkshire Wolds are right on our doorstep and the much more fabled and rugged Yorkshire Moors are within easy reach too.
Dogs: there’s no need to leave man’s best friend behind when you come to Yorkshire for a holiday. Appletree cottages is dog-friendly and there’s all the space in the world for them to enjoy here at Saltmarshe.
If you’d like to bring your faithful companion please let us know, both Yew Tree and Orchard cottages are suitable for pets at a rate of £5/day. Please also bring a lead as much of the surrounding farmland is often used for grazing livestock.
Bikes: Yorkshire has an incredible cycling pedigree. From the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire whizzing down country roads, to World Cup Series taking place in Dalby Forest there’s a route for any age and ability.
The Trans Pennine Trail and Sustrans cycle networks run nearby our door and provide an easy way to explore the local area. Make the most of our barn space to store your bikes, plus the hose to wash off the remnants of a muddy day!
Binoculars: you might be lucky enough to spot our very own nesting harriers from your cottage garden. Alternatively, over one hundred and twenty-six species of bird have been recorded since 1974 on the Saltmarshe Delph, including ten species of duck, notably teal and pochard. Great crested and little grebes have also bred.
Other sightings have included bearded tit, bittern, marsh harrier, osprey, great reed warbler, garganey, water rail, green sandpiper and cormorant. Mammals found on the reserve include water vole and harvest mouse. The bittern could, with luck, be seen on passage in winter.
If that’s not enough, then nearby is the North Cave Wetlands and each year 250,000 birds flock to the cliffs between Bempton and Flamborough to find a mate and raise their young.
Horses: wander down quiet country lanes, or along bridle-paths through iconic countryside, before popping into a quaint country inn.
Hire our DIY horse accommodation, with five acre paddock and sand turnout area, for a holiday with a difference. From just £10/day you can stable your horse next to our holiday cottages and we’ve got plenty of space, so bring your friends!
Schooling is available, plus our local cross country course is only a few miles away, there really is something for everyone.
Golf Clubs: the greens at the The Oaks Golf and Spa, Aughton are all built to USGA specification. Whilst you’re there, you can relax in the swimming pool, sauna and steam room or for those who enjoy a fitness challenge, they have a top class gym facility.
Our one recommendation wherever you go: take your camera! The views Yorkshire has to offer are of legendary status, so make sure your explore Sutton Bank or Blakey Ridge for the very best landscape panoramas.