Beverley, 4 miles, is well known for its racecourse, minster and many boutiques and excellent coffee shops. The coast at Hornsea can be reached within 10 miles, with traditional amusements and promenade, and a wildlife centre at Hornsea Mere. York, a great place for a day out, is about an hour's drive, and The Deep at Hull, one of the UK's biggest aquariums, is about half an hour away. You can even bring your horse with you on holiday, with stabling, grazing and even polo lessons all available by arrangement with the owner. Shop 3/4; mile, pub and restaurant 1/2; mile.