Welcome

Your traditional and cosy hideaway on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Wolds or in the heart of the Cumbrian fells.

REYTA 2018 Finalist Self Catering

We’re proud to have been finalists in the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards' Remarkable Self Catering category in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

'From the moment we arrived, we knew this place was going to be special.'

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our homely cottages set in the quiet East Yorkshire villages of Nordham (North Cave), in Hotham, or further away in Cumbria, Applethwaite near Keswick. Whether you are after a relaxing long weekend, a perfect base for your business commitments, or a longer stay, we have the perfect properety for you. We try our best to be accommodating for longer stays, with discounts for multiple weeks and for returning guests.

Guests state they love our East Yorkshire based cottages as they make a good base for discovering the area: well under an hour from York and the coast, and 20 minutes from “King’s Town” upon Hull, UK City of Culture in 2017. The beautiful and historic market town of Beverley is also 20 minutes away, great for shopping, exploring the town trail, or a punt at the races. Beverley is alive with good restaurants and has a market every Saturday.

Nordham based cottages are a short walk from the wildlife hotspot The North Cave Wetlands, and at the gateway to even more ‘wild’ encounters within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, including the remarkable Bempton cliffs.

We think the best memories are made on holiday, so if your family has not played pooh sticks in a while, or your children are learning to ride a bike, let us be the place where it all comes together. William’s Den, the children’s adventure play attraction, is so much fun, and is within walking from Nordham.

Hotham based cottages are only a short walk from Nordham, so enjoy the same travel times and nearness to local attractions. The Hotham Arms is a favourite ‘local’ and is a few yards from the door.

Our Cumbria based property, Apple Barn in Applethwaite, is only a mile from lively Keswick. The living area looks up towards towering Skiddaw and has stunning mountain views to the West towards Bassenthwaite. Walking the fells, or enjoying our closest lakes, Derwent water and Basenthwaite are but a few of the endless visitor opportunities in the Lake District, England’s adventure playground. There are many good restaurants to walk to in lively Keswick and a bustling market every Thursday and Saturday.

When you come away from home, we know the small things are still important and you will arrive to a welcoming ‘home from home’. A jar of homemade jam awaits, and in East Yorkshire cottages, a burst of colour with flowers from our cut flower garden (when in season). While the Nordham garden is full of ‘organic vegetable bounty’ in the summer, we provide a veg basket for you to enjoy. There is a well-stocked veg stand along the lane for out of season veg. In Cumbria, Marias’s street stand, is much loved and commented on.

In East Yorkshire, if you are a green fingered enthusiast, why not ask to see our National Garden Scheme gardens during your stay? The gardens raise money for National nursing and caring charities so please just ask Louise for an agreeable time, and enjoy an hour of peace and tranquillity.

If you would like to see wildlife in our streamside woodland, with owls and kingfishers for company, just ask. Our woodland treasure trail gives children the chance to have a really ‘wild’ time, and it’s not just for children, the photographic opportunities are magical.

Whether in East Yorkshire or in Cumbria, if all you want to do is step outside the door every morning and take in some clean fresh air through parkland or fields at the start of your day, the surroundings are picture perfect, and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

After a great day out, return to your holiday home to relax in the sunny garden areas, all South facing, or snuggle inside with a book or family board game if it's chilly outside.

At the end of your stay, we hope you will return home, refreshed, full of fresh air and a memorable time, well spent.

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