Take your camera wherever you go! The views Yorkshire has to offer are legendary. Make sure you explore Sutton Bank or Blakey Ridge for the very best landscape panoramas.
You might be lucky enough to spot our very own nesting harriers from your cottage garden. 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 also breed here.
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. With luck, the bittern could be seen on passage in winter.
If that’s not enough, nearby is the North Cave Wetlands and each year 250,000 birds flock to the cliffs between Bempton and Flamborough to mate and raise their young.
There’s no need to leave man’s best friend behind when you come to Yorkshire for a holiday. Apple Tree Cottages are dog friendly and we can advise you of the best places to visit with your dog during your stay.
If you’d like to bring your faithful companion please let us know and we will add them to your booking at a rate of £20/stay. Please bring a lead as much of the surrounding farmland is used for grazing livestock.
Apple Tree Cottages lie alongside the Trans Pennine Trail, a 215 mile coast-to-coast route from Southport in the west to Hornsea in the east. Use the cottages as a base to explore the route, with offshoots to York and Leeds, it’s a great way to see the area.
If you enjoy hill walking then the relatively undiscovered Yorkshire Wolds are right on our doorstep and the fabled, rugged Yorkshire Moors are within easy reach too.
Yorkshire has an incredible cycling pedigree. From the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire to World Cup Series there are routes for all ages and ability.
The nearby Trans Pennine Trail and Sustrans cycle networks 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!
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.
Oxmardyke Equestrian centre in Gilberdyke.http://www.oxmardyke-equestrian-centre.co.uk/
Howden Equestrian Centre, North of Howden. https://www.howdenequestrian.co.uk/contact/
Boothferry Golf Club – 15 Minutes by car, located on the B1228 out of Howden.
Cave Castle Golf Hotel is in South Cave village off the A63. Telephone 01430 422245
The Oaks Golf Club is on the B1228 north of Bubwith, 8 Miles from Howden. Telephone: 01757 288577
There are 13 ponds locally, please speak to Mrs Sweeting for information and where to get licenses. There are two ponds on the farm and no need for any licenses!