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The Neighbourhood

Driffield 8 miles; Malton 13 miles; Bridlington 17 miles; York 25 miles

A great position for exploring Coast, moors and Wolds, Sledmere is perfectly placed for holidaymakers exploring this hidden, historic, timeless corner of Yorkshire. Just a few minutes stroll from the Cottage is the popular village inn, The Triton, serving food and local ale. This is right next to the stately home of Sledmere House nestled in its glorious gardens and deer park, designed by Capability Brown. A short drive along country roads is the historic market town of Driffield. Driving the other way takes you to Malton, the ‘Food Capital of Yorkshire’. Many sandy beaches are within half an hour's drive including Bridlington, Scarborough, Hunmanby and traditional Filey with its sandy beach and dramatic Brigg. Then there’s the windswept chalk cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton RSPB Reserve, which offer spectacular coastal walks and views. 
   
The gentle, undulating Wolds are perfect for walking, cycling and generally relaxing. There are many quiet country lanes and a wide network of public footpaths, including the long distance walk 'The Wolds Way’. The area has been made even more famous by the work of Bradford artist, David Hockney and art lovers will enjoy following the Hockney Trail exploring the subjects of his paintings. 

This is a remarkably unspoilt area, rich in history and boasting numerous historic properties, including Castle Howard (17 miles away), described by ‘Lonely Planet’ as ‘one of the world's top ten greatest mansions’.