Having friends in Beverley, I stumbled across a google search for cottages in Beverley which threw up Broadgate Farm Cottages. The pictures looked amazing and was just under 2 miles to my friends house.
Situated just a short way from the centre of Beverley passing by Westwood Pastures towards the small village of Walkington, Broadgate Farm Cottages can be found on the right hand side of the road. You need to look carefully but as you turn in, you see the sheep grazing and you then come up to the 4 cottages currently available. A single 2 bedroomed cottage is the first one you see, then the other 2 bedroomed cottage. The 3 bedroomed cottage is joined on to the 4 bedroomed cottage and adjoining the 4 bed, a new 2 bedroomed cottage should be open by the autumn which will allow the 4 bed cottage to be linked and make room for 12 people to stay at once. Building work was taking place while we were hear but the only time we were aware of any noise was when in the kitchen. Otherwise it was mostly quiet.
We had booked the Barn House which is the 4 bedroomed cottage. The key can be found in the key box which you are given a code for before your arrival at the cottage. We then walked into our cottage which has a lovely lay out of a lounge area, stairs to upstairs bedrooms, through to the dining room and open planned kitchen. The layout gives enough privacy when in a large group. Downstairs there is a lovely large wet room and toilet which our son who is 8 loved as the floor got wet. Through a glass door was the 2 downstairs bedrooms which had a fire door between the bedrooms and wet room, meaning we could have quietness in the bedrooms from the lounge area during the evening. The master downstairs was a super king for the duration of our stay but can be a twin room, which was roomy and had plenty light from the 2 windows. The other room is a twin but is smaller but our son loved his room and the fact it had a ceiling window which needed a pole to open it.
The kitchen was well stocked with good knives, plenty cutlery, dinner wear and what felt like thousands of glasses. Everything you would want in your own kitchen was there and there was nothing you really needed to bring. A kettle, toaster, washing machine and dishwasher were all provided as well as a reasonable family sized fridge freezer. The dining area sat 8 and was very comfortable to eat at. The double range oven and hob was lovely to use and the instructions can be found in one of the drawers. We only found this out after we hauled poor Elaine round to say the grill was broken and it wasn't. Plenty pots and pans were available including a wok and plenty serving dishes. But it didn't stop me bringing my much loved pampered chef stoneware.
Under the stairs is a lovely big cupboard with everything you need like a clothes horse, mop and bucket, pegs for hanging out your washing, High chair and travel cot if needed.
Upstairs you reach the top and find the most stunning bathroom. A corner bath with a good separate shower and a toilet and sink. The tiles and wall tiles have been chosen to perfection along with a lovely lighted mirror. The twin bedroom is spacious with a good sized wardrobe and chest of drawers. The master bedroom has the most comfortable mattress and a gorgeous en-suite shower with the same stunning décor of the upstairs bathroom and the we troom.
The back garden is paved and very spacious with patio furniture. There is a retractable washing line and privacy was perfect.
For us the Barn House felt like home. Broadband in the lounge with a lovely flat screen TV with a DVD player and freeview was enough for the week. For me it's the little details which Elaine has taken time over, such as making her own curtains to fit the windows and doors. They are beautifully made and keep the cottage cosy. The furniture is very carefully chosen and fits in with the beamed ceiling and the lovely pictures and decorations around the cottage. When we arrived, Milk, Tea and Coffee were here for us which was a lovely welcome, and Elaine has spent time making up folders with local information to help people round the area. There is also a choice of board games and books for those who wish them. If we had any problems Elaine was on hand to help or just a phone call away. Things were sorted quickly and without the fuss, we've had elsewhere. The cottages are very eco, with underfloor heating and water controls from the main house. There is a Waste Centre where you can recycle most things and get rid of your waste as well as buy some hand sanitiser and eggs from the free roaming chickens.
The cottages face on to the farm and you can visit the cows, pigs and sheep and make sure you don't run over the hens or rooster while they are wandering round the farm. The cottages are conveniently placed for Beverley but also Flamingo Land, Whitby and a short drive to the York Park and Ride and the Bridlington Park and Ride. We're already discussing when we can come back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottages to anyone who wishes to visit a lovely little place where so much thought has gone into them. Under a mile away in Walkington you will find a Costcutter and 3 pubs which serve food as well as a duck pond which we visited as we left to get rid of our left over bread.
I do apologise to Elaine as I've discovered my husband took the radox bath stuff out the bathroom unaware that it wasn't ours. I'll return a fresh one to you.
- Also Known As:
- Broadgate Farm Cottages Walkington, Yorkshire
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five delightful barn conversions on our farm overlooking open fields just 2 miles from Beverley. Two, three, four & six bedroom cottages 4 star Gold Award,5 star or 5 star Gold Award. Arrival any day for weekly lets and short breaks. Free wifi, ground floor bedrooms, free sat HD TV, private gardens and farm animals. WINNERS 2013 REYTA BEST SELF CATERING ... more less