Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Burton Agnes

Wild countryside, stately homes and rugged coast are all a stone’s throw from holiday cottages in Burton Agnes. This traditional village is surrounded by peaceful woods, hills and fields in the East Riding of Yorkshire, halfway between Bridlington and Driffield. Burton Agnes is best known for its Elizabethan manor house, Burton Agnes Hall, and its Norman manor house, Burton Agnes Manor House – both of which are Grade I listed. Managed by English Heritage and free to visit, Burton Agnes Manor House has a beautiful medieval interior with a rare Norman undercroft and 15th-century roof. Nearby, Burton Manor Hall is a magnificent home with stunning grounds and an incredible collection of French impressionist paintings, tapestries and contemporary art.

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Explore the village from your holiday cottage in Burton Agnes, and you will notice several interesting landmarks, including the old railway station and St Martin’s Church. Look out for the village’s annual Scarecrow Competition, when the streets are decorated with homemade scarecrows. A couple of miles west of Burton Agnes in the neigbouring village of Harpham, the Quintin Arms is a 13th-century coaching inn serving a wide selection of local ales and delicious meals prepared with fresh ingredients from the Yorkshire countryside. Outside the village, Woldgate Trekking Centre provides horse rides through the surrounding countryside. Burton Agnes is also passed by the Way of the Roses, a long-distance cycling route which follows disused railway tracks from Bridlington to Morecambe.

Self-catering holidays in Burton Agnes are ideal for visitors who want to explore Yorkshire. A short drive eastward will bring you to the coast, where you will find sandy beaches, spectacular clifftop walks and the classic seaside towns of Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough. A scenic 1-hour drive westward, York is an enchanting city packed with independent shops, acclaimed restaurants and some of England’s most impressive architecture.