Local Area Information

The beautiful and peaceful village of Sancton sits in a hollow on the western slope of the glorious Yorkshire Wolds, some nine miles from the bustling and vibrant market town of Beverley. 


Commanding a sweeping view of the village is the lovely 15th century church of All Saints, featuring a three stage octagonal tower and lantern roof. Within lies the tombstone marking the final resting place of Sir Marmaduke Langdale, a staunch Royalist who fought in many famous battles. From him our cottage derives its name. On the slopes above the village lies one of the largest known pagan Anglican burial grounds.

 
The area surrounding Sancton abounds with many beautiful walks, nature trails, nature reserves and scenic drives. 
Sancton is situated betwixt South Cave and Market Weighton, both are less than three miles away and offer the history of traditional Yorkshire Market Towns with the convenience of supermarkets and high street shops. 


The area also offers some of the finest local dining experiences.For those wanting to explore; Sancton is twenty minutes by car from historic Hull or York and fifteen minutes from Beverley. Convenient for race-goers also there are flat meetings throughout summer at both York and Beverley racecourses.
Closer to home and held every March, The Kiplingcoates Derby, offers a taste of nostalgia being Britain's oldest horse race and has been featured on BBC Countryfile. 
The Wolds have a plethora of wildlife and is a Mecca for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. We are also accredited on the Puffin Nature Triangle with Yorkshire Wildlife. 
Sancton is an ideal base for art enthusiasts wanting to explore the 'Hockney Trail' and share the inspiration for his Royal Academy Exhibition. 
Perfect for 'all year round' visits Marmaduke Cottage provides the ideal location for exploring this glorious area. 
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