Living in a village is an attractive proposition for many. For one thing, you are closer to nature and have endless country walks, with all that revitalising fresh air, right on your doorstep.

The pace of life is slower, you are more likely to know your neighbours than if you are based in a busy town or city, and the children are likely to benefit from being taught in smaller classes in a village school.

Many villages also have their own facilities, including a pub, a shop, a village hall and sports and recreation outlets, so you can still enjoy the country life, without having to forego the conveniences of modern-day living.

If you are considering your own rural idyll, here is our pick of five East Yorkshire properties to whet your appetite.

1 Catfoss Road, Bewholme

Cottage in Catfoss Road, Bewholme

Offers over £195,000 are invited for this stunning period cottage, which has been sympathetically improved and upgraded over the years by the current owners.

The deceptively large three-bedroom property now offers a fine blend of period features, including exposed ceiling beams and brick fireplaces and country-style living.

It is on the market with Woolley & Parks.

2 Railway Cottages, Lockington

Cottage in Railway Cottages, Lockington

Escape to the country and enjoy the peace and tranquility this spacious semi-detached cottage offers. In a private position on the outskirts of the village, it boasts stunning surroundings of open fields and countryside views.

The four-bedroom property is on the market with Hunters for offers in the region of £360,000.

3 Church Lane, Withernwick

Cottage in Church Lane, Withernwick

This three-bedroom period cottage would make an excellent project and become the perfect family home.

While some cosmetic work is needed, the spacious property offers lots of potential.

It is situated on a large plot with gardens to the rear and side.

It is being sold by Hornsea Property Services for £155,000.

4 Pulham Lane, Wetwang

Cottage in Wetwang

Offered with no onward chain, this charming cottage has been sympathetically updated and improved by the current owners.

While it has been kept up-to-date, the character of this home certainly shines through.

Located in the popular village of Wetwang, the cottage is being marketed by Woolley & Parks.

Offers over £110,000 are invited from prospective buyers.

5 Main Street, Barmby Moor

Cottage in Main Street, Barmby Moor

Dating from the mid-18th century, this beautiful double-fronted period property occupies a position overlooking the village green.

The renovated cottage offers extensive accommodation, including a lounge, living and dining areas, a galley kitchen, a conservatory and three bedrooms.

It is for sale at £239,500 through Martin & Co.

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