- Booking Information
- Privacy Notice
- Environmental Policy and Visitors' Code
- About our Location at High Barn and Field House
- Holidays in East Yorkshire
- Why so few National Trust Houses?
- Attractions and Activities
- Eat Like A King - Our Top Choices
- Our Top 10 Value Eating Places
- Live Like A Local
- Our Top 10 Country pubs
- Reasons to Stay at High Barn
- Bike Hire. Cycle routes. Dalby Forest
- Travel Directions
- Surrounded by Nature
- Rainy days?
- Castles, Houses and Gardens
- Yorkshire Coast Nature-wildlife tours & events
- Done Everything in the Area?
- Adventurous Activities
- Golfer's East Coast Passport Offer
- Access Statement and wheelchair taxis
In this section, you will find useful information to assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in Yorkshire.
We have a superb location near Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast, within easy reach of Pickering, Scarborough, Whitby and York.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
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High Barn Holiday Cottages Information
Surrounded by Nature
We can't promise, but we're pretty sure that you'll see something natural at High Barn that you may not have seen in its natural setting before.
We have nesting Barn Owls living on the site, both in the trees and in the boxes/owl house provided by ourselves as nesting places. They hunt from around dusk to early morning and call to each other at that time too. They are on the webcam, transmitted live to each cottage, so that you can watch them in their nest with their chicks in Spring and Summer
Pheasants roost in the trees at High Barn and they are not particularly shy birds so they strut around the edges of the fields looking for food.
Both grey and red-legged partridge are also present nesting in the fields. They are very shy, but you are most likely to see them when their babies have grown a little as they stay together for some while and have pretty large clutches.
As I write, I'm watching a hare lope across our drive. We have an abundance of hare on our land. We don't allow shooting, so they thrive in our fields and look so elegant . They really do box in the spring, but it isn't often you catch a glimpse of this. Roe deer are present too and are regularly seen by visitors.
Star gazers will be in seventh heaven- excuse the pun. Our skies have almost no light pollution compared with the city and on a clear night the night sky above is just amazing.
Early evening in the summer is the time to watch bats. They move very quickly, but never come anywhere near their human neighbours. The dew pond supports frogs, toads and newts.
Lapwings have returned in reasonable numbers to our fields and they are a lovely sight, as they tend to fly in groups and have an unmistakeable outline. We are home to a large number of skylarks.
Our wild-flower meadow attracts bees, butterflies and moths and looks at its best from April through to June/July. In December 2015 we planted a small apple orchard in the meadow. In time we will use the apples for our home produced apple juice. For now, the blossom will help the bees.
Our surrounding fields grow wheat, barley, oil-seed rape, field beans in rotation.