Manor Farm

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Holiday Cottages and Bed & Breakfast

Buckton by Bempton, East Yorkshire

We are ideally located for you to explore the countryside made famous by the artist David Hockney or to attend an event at the Bridlington Spa.

Explore & Discover

Wildlife


Bempton RSPB Reserve A family favourite and easily the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds! More than 200,000 birds from April to August make the cliffs seem alive with adults bringing food to their nests, or young chicks making their first faltering flights. With a new Sea Bird Centre, servery and accessible paths and cliff top viewing areas this beautiful nature reserve is all the more spectacular. We are 30 mins walk from the cliffs or a 5 minute drive to the Reserve.

Yorkshire Coast Nature is a small independent nature tourism company run by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced tutors. They run a variety of tours, events and workshops on wildlife and photography for people at all levels of ability.

Filey Bird Observatory & Group are a voluntary group who record and monitor birds and wildlife in the Filey area as well as manage habitats for wildlife. Their website lists local sightings, events, talks and walks and has a map of the key bird and wildlife areas in Filey.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is active all over Yorkshire and locally has some beautiful nature reserves including Filey Dams, Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve and Spurn Point. As well as sea birds, between them, the reserves are host to freshwater species of bird, mammals and amphibians as well as chalk grasslands and their accompanying moths and butterflies (to name just the showy invertebrates!). Locally visit the Living Seas Centre and learn all about the geology and wildlife along the coast.

Flamborough Bird Observatory is a dedicated team of volunteers who study and record birds in the local area and promote conservation. Their website has a great sightings section and information about talks and activities locally as well as a useful 'Links' section.

Scarborough Sea Life Centre The centre houses thousands of fascinating sea creatures, as well as a busy and highly successful marine sanctuary for orphaned, sickly and injured seal pups. The introduction of an otter sanctuary and the sea turtles convalescence facility has become a firm favourite.

The Deep, Hull The Deep is a wonderful day out for everyone. It tells the amazing story of the world's oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations making it a fun-filled family day out for all ages. See sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and more at this fantastic aquarium.


The Great Outdoors


Beaches The beaches all along the Yorkshire Coast are simply stunning. From rocky, chalky coves like Danes Dyke, to surfing in Cayton Bay or simply strolling for miles along a sandy beach with your dog and family (South Beach, Bridlington is hard to beat) you will be spoiled for choice. There are amusements, water sports, children's activities, wildlife spectaculars, historical and geological treasures and plenty of fish and chips!

Cycling There are plenty, exciting opportunities for cycling. You might fancy completing the first stage of the new Tour de Yorkshire which we are very excited to announce, starts in Bridlington and passes by our front door. Or you might be celebrating completion of the 170m challenge of The Way of The Roses from Morcambe to Bridlington. Of course there are amazing mountain biking options for all levels at Dalby Forest only an hours drive away. Closer to home there are plenty of bridleways and Sustrans Route 1 which is also part of the North Sea Cycle Route passes our door. You might need a deserving rest en route or just fancy doing a little bit of this 1,695m route (!).

Walking We are very lucky that just outside our door you can follow 'Hoddy Cows Lane' to join the coastal footpath taking in amazing views of the cliffs along the Flamborough Heritage Coast with accompanying wildlife. Aside the breezy coastal paths there are lots of lovely walks all around us. Do click on the title link for some inspiration.

Golfing Bridlington & the surrounding coastline proudly boasts six of Yorkshire's finest golf courses all located within a short distance of each other. The six clubs have come together to create a new and innovative golf pass which enables both individual and group visitors to Bridlington and the East and North Yorkshire area the opportunity to play all six fantastic courses and at the same time enjoying incredible savings of up to half the normal green fees - the "Golf Coast Passport". You can buy one of these at the Bridlington Belvedere Golf Club. We are within 10 minutes drive of Flamborough, Bridlington Links and Bridlington Belvedere Golf Clubs. Dependant on whether you would like self-catering or B&B options for your golfing holiday, we can help.

Places of Interest


Sewerby Hall, Bridlington Experience what this historic country house has to offer. Set in acres of beautiful countryside, with breathtaking views of the Yorkshire coast, the hall and gardens have something for everyone, including a small zoo and great play park. They often have extra activities on during school holidays.

The Spa Theatre The Spa Bridlington has been a vital part of the region's life for over one hundred years. It is a much cherished local landmark that hosts national and international events, enriching Bridlington's cultural life and economy. If you are attending an event at the Spa we offer the ideal accommodation for you.

Flamborough Head A lighthouse was first built on the Flamborough Headland in 1669 but was never lit. The current lighthouse was built in 1806 and acts as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic as well as marking the Flamborough Headland for vessels heading for the ports of Scarborough and Bridlington. Visiting the lighthouse and both North & South Landing with their accompanying cafes and nature reserves is only a 5 minute drive away.

Bridlington Old Town Bridlington Old Town is full of fascinating architecture and cultural history with new, modern shops and stylish galleries. It is well worth taking the time to visit. Bringing it to life each year is the Bridlington Dickensian Festival where the streets will be filled with stalls and amusements of all kinds - including many offering food and craft gifts - and there will be performers and musicians. Many of the Old Town shopkeepers, stall holders and residents will be in Victorian dress and everyone is invited to join them in their own Dickensian outfits!

Burton Agnes Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan stately home with cafe, shops and gardens. Whilst still lived in there is access to the Hall and there are regular events. It is well worth a visit.

Discover Yorkshire Coast is the one stop website showing all that is on offer to enjoy along the beautiful Yorkshire coastline. Have a peek and plan your stay.

Families


The kids will love the cycling, walking and beach elements of a holiday here . Along the beaches there are cafes and shops for traditional fish and chips, a cup of tea (for the adults) and the all essential buckets and spades (for the adults and kids!).

Here at Manor Farm we have shared gardens with garden toys to share, our meadow walk and BBQ options so you needn't go far for a lazy but fun afternoon. Within a 5 minute walk from the cottages there is a duck pond with picnic benches and a play park. For energetic older children a family walk to the cliff tops (about 40 minutes with younger legs) is well worth the effort and the walk up Hoddy Cows Lane starts just outside our door.

However, we all know a rainy day can leave families a bit stumped. The website www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk lists lots of options indoors and out. Be aware that some attractions are in the Spring - Autumn months only but also check around the York area. There is lots to do and York is only an hour away. The National Railway Museum for example is always a winner.

Other


Yoga - while you are here why not enjoy some body and mind relaxation. Join Christine Rumley of Yoga East Yorkshire on a Monday evening or Tuesday afternoon in the village hall. All abilities catered for. Better still contact Christine about her Yorkshire Coast Yoga Holiday in June 2016 and book your room here at Manor Farm.

Shopping - if shopping is more your thing or you fancy a day out to treat yourself, why not have a day out in Beverley and enjoy the cobbled streets, minister and the many shops and cafes on offer. Or you can take the train from Seamer and enjoy a day out in York.