You can visit the award winning Sewerby Hall and gardens which are located only a few miles away. Watch a bit of cricket on the cliff top pitch; surely the most magnificent cricket pitch in the land! Sit and eat your picnic in the glorious walled garden before continuing along the cliff tops to Danes Dyke where a delightful secluded beach awaits you. Nearer to the cottage, there are lots of country lanes with little traffic ideal for meandering on foot or bicycle. You could follow the ’Hockney Trail’ and discover the big skies and large billowing trees that have inspired Britain’s most popular artist. It goes without saying that a trip to the local bird reserve is a must. Here you will encounter sheer cliff faces lined with cackling sea birds. Don’t forget those binoculars; viewing the bird’s antics at close quarters is highly amusing. For those more adventurous, Bridlington and Filey with their sheltered bays, are good places for kayaking and surfing. If one day you find yourself missing the city life, it’s easy to hop on a train at nearby Bempton station and travel south to Hull. A day at Hull can provide a great experience. There’s retail therapy with the recently opened St Stephens shopping centre. A visit to the Deep, an underwater Sea World housed in an iconic building is highly recommended not to mention a stroll around the old quarter of the city centre. For an extra blast of culture, stop off at the Ferens Art Gallery and then lunch at the cafe.