Bempton holiday cottages are hard to beat if you want to explore the gently rolling countryside and rugged coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire. This peaceful village lies a few miles from the North Sea coast, near the North Yorkshire border. It is served by the Yorkshire Coast Line, a scenic railway which runs from Hull to Scarborough with spectacular views along the coast. Bempton is famous for its towering chalk cliffs, where an RSPB reserve is home to puffins, razorbills and guillemots. The reserve is at its most impressive between March and October, when nearly half a million birds can be seen swooping over the cliffs.

Take a stroll from your holiday cottage in Bempton and you will discover a friendly community with a selection of family-run businesses and attractive homes, many of which date back to the 18th century. The village centre is home to a post office, grocery, garage, antique shop and snooker club. There is also a lively pub, the White Horse, with a distinctive blue-tiled roof, wide selection of Yorkshire ales and excellent food, prepared with fresh produce from the surrounding farms.

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As you explore Bempton in East Yorkshire, you will notice a scattering of historic landmarks, including listed St Michael Parish Church, which dates back to the 13th century. On the edge of the village, an old windmill still stands at Mill Farm, near a series of recently discovered Bronze Age pit dwellings. The unspoiled farmland, woods and hills around Bempton are a paradise for walking, cycling and horse-riding, with rare wildlife and breathtaking views across the county.

Bempton self-catering holidays are a good choice if you want to explore the coast and countryside of northeast Yorkshire. Just to the north of the village, the Flamborough Head Heritage Coast is dotted with stunning beaches, such as Thornwick Bay, where a clifftop café overlooks a rocky cove with dramatic arches in the towering cliffs. The classic resort of Scarborough is a short drive away, with an elegant seafront and a variety of nostalgic seaside amusements.