There’s no better place than Yorkshire!

The local area offers a diverse range of activities for all visitors. In Howden, you can visit the 14th Century Minster, or simply take a wander around the cobbled streets of the old  English market town. The Shire Hall in Howden market place is a multifunctional building hosting many diverse events. Selby Abbey is nestled in the centre of a small Yorkshire town only twelve miles south of York. The abbey itself delivers inspiring architecture and is not only a scenic background but a world renowned venue for visiting orchestras, theatrical groups and the Abbey’s own choir.

The Trans Pennine Way is very close by and allows visitors to traverse the Yorkshire countryside by foot or cycle.

Less than half an hour from Apple Tree Cottages you can visit Burnby Hall Gardens which boasts a national collection of Hardy water lilies as well as a number of different themed gardens, featuring a wide variety of plants and natural wonder to be enjoyed by both children and adults alike.



Enjoy the countryside

The fantastic Holderness coastline, rural walks in the Yorkshire Wolds, the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park, are all within easy reach. With our cottages a stone’s throw from the wonderful market town of Howden, with its lovely shops and delightful coffee havens you are well placed for enjoyable days out. Our holiday cottages are perfectly placed for those wishing to visit Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, with it’s splendid arts and cultural programme running from Jan to Dec.




York is an amazing city. From the majestic Minster to the famous Shambles Market and infamous Clifford’s Tower, the city is steeped in history. With a bustling metropolitan high street full of shops, bars and restaurants a visit is a must. For further information take a look at the website:


Hull was the City of Culture in 2017, with the newly renovated marina and vibrant, regenerated Humber Street area you can have a drink or something to eat while looking out over the harbour. There are free museums such as the Streetlife museum, historic old town and a busy city centre for shopping. More information is available on the website:


Beverley is a charming historical town with cobbled streets and courtyards popular for it’s pubs, live music and horse racing. Beverley Minster is magnificent at its heart and is surrounded by stunning historical buildings that house a modern high street with shops, cafes and bars where you can relax and take in the atmosphere. Website:

Nature and


Nature lovers and photographers will be spoilt for choice.

In saltmarshe park you could see roe deer, badgers, foxes, buzzards and heron.

The Delph Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of species, from dragonflies to damselflies.

Fore senior walkers North Cave Wetlands and Blacktoft Sands provide all the interest you could ask for.

Bempton Cliffs home to puffins and sparrows. It has a visitor centre and viewing area’s to look for migrating birds.

Where to



The nearest pub for eating is Brick Layers Arms in Laxton, with excellent home cooked food served Thursday to Sunday.The pub hosts Open Mic Nights monthly. Less than 2 miles from here it is popular for Sunday lunch and traditional home cooking. Best to check the opening times as it is a small village pub. Telephone Number 01430 432029.

The Hope and Anchor in Blacktoft (10 mins drive) Excellent Pub Grub with an outlook over the River Ouse.
Tel: 01430 440441

The Percy Arms in Airmyn, (15 min Drive) this is an excellent pub and restaurant and serves lovely food.
Tel: 01405 780792

Bishops Bar and Bistro located in Howden. This is a lovely place for a Sunday Carvery and plenty of places to walk as well.
Tel: 01430 432924

Where to


Fine Dining

The Hotham Arms has a luxury twist on the traditional pub. They serve locally sourced food and have great reviews.
Tel: 01430 422939

The award winning Star Inn at Sancton is a must book as it is in high demand.
Tel: 01430 827269


The Kitchen, located in Howden is a brilliant example of a contemporary tea room, serving a wide range of cakes and a delicatessen. You may often have to queue, but it is worth the wait.

That Tea Room, also located in Howden it provides a varied lunch menu including a lovely afternoon tea which can be ordered as sweet or savoury.


Zolsha, this is a highly recommended Indian Restaurant in Howden. Booking is a must to eat in. Takeaway is available.


Golden Cottage located in Howden is popular with local people as a good Chinese restaurant. Takeaway is also available. Telephone Number: 01430 431919.


Peel and Ash also located in Howden is a high quality dining experience. They serve artisan Pizzas, no need to book if the party is less than 6 people. 

PLEASE NOTE: Peel and Ash is only available as a takeaway for now.

Yew Tree Cottage

One bedroom, choice of super king or single beds, bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath, open-plan living area, wood-burning fire, fully-equipped kitchen with appliances, patio and dog friendly fenced garden. The cottage can accommodate up to 3 people including children.


Prices start at: £230 for 2 nights

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Orchard Cottage

Large living room, wood-burning fire, two bedrooms with choice of super king or twin beds, bathroom, separate en-suite shower room, fully equipped kitchen, utility room, child-friendly outside area for entertaining, pet-friendly. The cottage can accommodate up to 4 people including children.


Prices start at: £300 for 2 nights

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River Cottage

Two bedrooms, king size and twin beds, bathroom, 2 shower rooms – one en-suite and a separate one on the corridor, living/dining room, wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, an outside seating area which is enclosed. The cottage can accommodate up to 4 people including children.


Prices start at: £300 for 2 nights

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Apple Tree Cottages,

The Dairy Farm,

Saltmarshe, Howden,

East Yorkshire, DN14 7RX

Tel: 01430 430 677