Did you know that Beverley was voted one of the best places in the UK to live? Hardly surprising considering all it has to offer.
As home to the famous Beverley horse racing course, its 13th Century Minster and bustling medieval marketplace, this traditional East Yorkshire town has lost none of its rural and olde world charm. The cobbled streets and Edwardian buildings create a warm and welcoming backdrop to this hidden Yorkshire treasure.
Culture is alive and kicking in the town with several music festivals and an impressive selection of great places to wine and dine or just relax and unwind.
Catering for all tastes, Beverley provides a wide array of shops and entertainment facilities. From quaint small shops in the Georgian Quarter to more familiar high street names in the Flemingate leisure complex, shopping in this lively town is a pleasurable experience.
For lovers of the great outdoors, the award winning walks across the Yorkshire Wolds are a rambler's delight and cater for all level of fitness. From a full day's ramble to a leisurely stroll, the gently undulating landscape is a popular destination for walkers.
Beverley also offers superb indoor sports facilities at its leisure center and there are lots of clubs and classes for all ages to take part in.
Local villages include Walkington, Cherry Burton, Bishop Burton, Leconfield and Tickton. With fantastic schools, amenities and transport links, these idyllic villages offer families and commuters a wide range of rental accommodation to fit every need.
There’s nowhere better to settle down and raise a family than these idyllically located and peaceful villages where community spirit is in abundance.
Having grown considerably over the last century, Cottingham has plenty going on. The Victorian high streets provide residents with a good selection of shops and amenities whilst remaining an unspoiled traditional Yorkshire village.
With direct transport links, including trains to both Hull and Beverley, residents enjoy rural small town peace and tranquility with the convenience of larger towns only a stone's throw away.
Football is big thing in Cottingham as not only is it home to Hull City AFC’s training ground, there are several local clubs and teams to get involved with.
Caravan manufacturers, Swift are also based in Cottingham which ensures the village is surprisingly well known in the area for its size.
In recent years, there has been increased development of the area which has meant more accessible and affordable housing and improved infrastructure. This has been sympathetically designed to retain the rural landscape and has benefited the local community enormously.
Cottingham is a friendly and hospitable village that welcomes newcomers into its fold and has many activities for all ages to enjoy.
May is festival time in the village and sees the annual ‘Cottingham Day’ bringing the very best of local entertainment, crafting, food and beverages together for a day of fun and frivolity.
If you have children, Cottingham has very active Scouts, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs and Rainbow packs which are very popular and are often behind many local events which are very much a part of Cottingham life.
Driffield is known as the cultural capital of the Yorkshire Wolds and enjoys an historic heritage and thriving tourism trade.
Home of the UK's largest one day agricultural show, Driffield is very much a traditional market town and rural community, set against some of the area's most stunning scenery including the gently meandering Driffield Beck river.
With many historical buildings such as All Saint's Church with its 110ft towers and stately homes like Burton Agnes Hall, you are never far from a piece of Yorkshire history.
If you think this means that Driffield is a sleepy backwater, you would be wrong as its great schools, amenities and transport links to large towns like York and Hull have ensured its growing popularity as a place to live.
Providing a large selection of places to visit, shops and great places to eat and drink (including some famously haunted pubs), there is always plenty to do in Driffield, no matter what the weather . There's even a quaint steam railway for train enthusiasts.
Driffield has a wide range of properties and can offer accommodation of every size and era. From modern to traditional brick and flint, small apartment to country house, Driffield is a perfect place to settle down.
Very much a rural village, Brandesburton is one of the areas most popular locations for those seeking a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle.
With Hainsworth Park Golf Club, a shooting ground, various fishing ponds and water-sport venues on its doorstep, the village has seen several high end residential developments over recent years.
The two village shops, two pubs and chip shop serve this increasingly affluent area surprising well and with larger towns like Beverley less than a 20 minute drive away, residents enjoy great amenities close to hand.
Brandesburton is also a popular destination for tourists to stay whilst exploring Yorkshire and Dacre Lakeside Park offers caravan facilities on the banks of one of the areas largest lakes.
Home of the famous Humber Bridge, Hessle sits on the Humber Estuary and was once a leading centre for ship building and was historically larger and more strategically important then Hull.
Now a sprawling urban suburb on the outskirts of Hull, Hessle is a center for manufacturing and distribution.
Due to its superb transport links and close proximity to Hull, Hessle has seen much redevelopment with many affordable homes being built in recent years and is a popular destination to settle for both families and commuters.
Residents enjoy a peaceful suburban lifestyle with plenty of open green spaces, whilst benefiting from the convenience of large town amenities on their doorstep.
Although having experienced an increase in popularity and size, Hessle has lost none of its heritage and charm and still celebrates its annual Feast Day in July where the strong community spirit is clearly in abundance.
Brough sits a few miles further east along the mouth of the Humber Estuary and it's ideal location and superb rail and road links has ensured this small but busy town has seen continuous investment and development.
Now enjoying increasing affluency, Brough has become a highly desirable property hot spot for commuters and families.
Sympathetically developed, Brough has lost none of its charm and retains its friendly village ambiance.
Steeped in history since Roman times, Brough was famously the home of the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin. He resided at The Ferry Inn and this was where he was eventually arrested.
West Hull is dotted with dozens of picturesque unspoiled traditional Yorkshire villages and it would be impossible to mention all of them so here are just a few of our favourites.
Located on the outskirts of Hull, Willerby enjoys village life with all the convenience of a large town on its doorstep.
Once a small Yorkshire village, Willerby has seen much post war regeneration and house building, which has carried on over the decades.
Willerby's ideal location and access links makes it a very popular place to live for commuters working in Hull and for families. With a good selection of schools and amenities Willerby is one of the most popular Hull suburbs.
To the north of Hull lies the increasingly popular Kingswood. This residential area has seen a large amount of development due its convenient location to Hull and its superb transport links and amenities.
From starter homes to luxury properties, this relatively new town draws many families to the area due to the very highly rated Kingswood Academy secondary school.
With it's plentiful open green spaces, Kingswood residents enjoy a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle and is a great place to settle down and raise a family.
Situated in one of the most attractive areas of Humberside, Swanland enjoys spectacular views of the Humber Bridge.
Ideally located within easy reach of the M62, this once sleepy agricultural village has undergone much residential development over recent years and is a popular destination for all generations to put down roots.
The center of the village has remained untouched by the surrounding developments and is as picture postcard scene, complete with village pond and thriving population of swans.
The aptly name village pub 'The Swan and Cygnet' sit alongside the school and chapel around the pond and creating a wonderfully olde world charm.
There is lots going on in the village and plenty of clubs and activities to enjoy. There are also tennis courts and a bowling green.
Opposite the pond stands on of the villages largest properties, Mere House which is said to be haunted by a Monk!
West Ella and Kirk Ella
Also known as Westella and Kirkella, these two small villages were once very separate settlements but have now grown substantially over the last 60 years and now rub shoulders with Hull's suburban villages, Willerby and North Ella (Northella).
Being so close to the main town hasn't impacted the community spirit or individual identity of the villages and there is a friendly welcome for newcomers to these growing communities.
Residents enjoy the benefits of village life with all the convenience of large town amenities and transport links.
A popular seaside town, Hornsea is a favourite destination for visitors and residents alike.
Its scenic promenade is a great place to enjoy the magnificent views and unwind. Dotted along the seafront, you'll find a superb selection of small independent shops and places to eat.
Also a starting point for the Trans Pennine Trail, Hornsea enjoys a healthy tourist trade.
The town is home to the award-winning Folk Museum with its traditional farmhouse and Victorian kitchen, plus many craft demonstrations like pottery, spinning and lace-making.
Hornsea Mere is a magnet for birdwatchers and water sports enthusiast. As Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake and RSPB reserve, wildlife flourishes alongside its many visitors. Sailing, rowing and fishing are favourite sports taking place at this idyllic location and you can also take a motor-boat trip around the lake.
Honeysuckle Farm is also very popular with families and children can enjoy feeding the animals and learn all about farming and animal husbandry.
The majority of properties in the area are of a traditional Edwardian type although some development has been allowed. Retaining the area's character has been a long held policy and has ensured Hornsea has maintained its traditional seaside ambiance.
Virtually unspoiled, Leven is an ideal location if you want a quiet life, without losing out on amenities.
Only a stones through from Beverley, this small village offers a wide range of accommodation for all generations and is one of the area's most highly sought after locations to live.
Local shops include a traditional butchers and a bakery offering high quality home made produce and locally produced meat and along with several other shops, two pubs and a restaurant, Leven is pretty much self-efficient.
There are many clubs and groups to join in the village and there is a great community spirit throughout.