Manor Farm Cottages

Things to do

Whatever you want to get from your break in the beautiful East Yorkshire countryside, Manor Farm Cottages are the perfect base.

For walkers and ramblers

Once you open the door of Manor Farm Cottage, the adventure begins. The Yorkshire Wolds Way, that boasts 79 miles of trails through some of the most beautiful countryside around passes by the front of the farmhouse. The Wilberforce Way (previously known as the Hudson Way) is also nearby and there are plenty of other local tracks and trails to explore.

For cyclists

Whether road riding, touring or mountain biking is your thing, with hundreds of miles of rolling hills, quiet country roads and trails on our doorstep, Manor Farm Cottage is perfect for cyclists of all levels and abilities. Secure cycle storage is available.

For families with children

Manor Farm Cottage has been designed to be child-friendly. Not only is there a secure fenced off back garden and plenty of childrens’ cutlery and plates in the kitchen, but with acres of private land to play in, children of all ages can explore the countryside – and the creatures that live there – in safety.

There's also a wealth of attractions and activities for family members of all ages to enjoy within easy reach. Take a look at some of the daytrip ideas below.

For Daytrips

If you want to get out and explore some of Yorkshire’s best attractions, Manor Farm Cottage is really well situated in the heart of the action. There are plenty of things to see and do, some quite nearby and some a little further afield. Goodmanham is only 8 miles from Pocklington & 10 miles from Beverley both interesting East Riding market towns. Hull & York are both around 20 miles away.

Here are just some of our suggestions:

Jorvik Viking Centre in York

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is one of Yorkshire's most popular attractions.

National Railway Museum in York

Discover over 300 years of railway history. And entry is free!

York Minster

No trip to the region would be complete without a visit to the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe; the stunning York Minster.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Watch the stunning scenery pass by from the comfort of this beautiful steam locomotive.

The Deep in Hull

The UK’s most spectacular award-winning aquarium is a must-see for children and grown ups.

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

One of the leading theme parks in the UK, jam packed with over 40 thrilling rides and attractions for all the family.

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

High-wire forest adventure, which is great fun for all the family.

Flamingo Land

The Flamingo Land Theme Park and zoo is one of the UK's premier attractions.

Beverley Racecourse

If horses are you’re thing and you fancy a little flutter, you can enjoy world-class horse racing at the nearby picturesque Beverly Racecourse.

National Trust places of interest

From perfect picnic spots to gorgeous stately homes, Yorkshire has hundreds of amazing places to discover. The National Trust website contains all the daytrip ideas you could need.

Yorkshire Air Museum

The largest independent air museum in Britain and also home to the Allied Air Forces Memorial.

Hull New Theatre

The place to enjoy the best in musical, opera, ballet, drama and children's shows.

For foodies

Yorkshire is a fantastic region for food lovers, and with fabulous local produce and great seasonal specialities, it has some of the finest meats, vegetables and goodies around.

If you want to pick up the best flavours that the region has to offer, you don’t have to travel very far from Manor Farm Cottage.

The Goodmanham Arms is the only pub in Goodmanham village and serves hearty local fare.

The nearby Pipe and Glass Inn is East Yorkshire’s one and only Michelin Star restaurant, and is a definitely worth a visit.

The Star, just a short drive away in Sancton, is a traditional village pub which also serves local, high quality food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Just a couple of minutes away in Market Weighton you’ll find a wealth of restaurants and takeaways. Depending on your tastes, here are just some of our favourites:

  • Bengal Brasserie, one of Yorkshire’s finest Indian Restaurants. Tel: 01430 876767
  • Bradleys, Bistro Café Bar. Tel: 01430 873240
  • La Mazette, Pizza & Grill. Tel: 01430 876655
  • Eastern Chinese, Cantonese takeaway. Tel: 01430 872509
  • Market Place Fisheries, Fish & Chips. Tel: 01430 873938

If you fancy doing a spot of local food shopping, there’s a number of farmers markets in the area where you can pick up the freshest goods. Try Driffield Farmers’ Market which is held at The Showground on the first Saturday of every month.

For golfers

If you’re thinking of packing your clubs and hopefully squeezing in a round or two, you won’t be disappointed with the choice of golf clubs nearby: