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Merchants Gate by Bellway Homes Ltd

Castle Road, Cottingham, HU16 5JF

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3 and 4-bedroom new homes in Cottingham

Ideal for families and professionals, the development will present traditional 2-storey designed homes, featuring a high level of specification, coupled with quality finishes. With its West Hull village location, Merchants Gate will appeal to those in search of a modern family home in a semi-rural setting.

Residents of these new homes in Yorkshire will be afforded good access to local road networks that allow for travel to Hull, Beverley and the coast. Cottingham Railway Station is ideally situated just 1.6 miles from the development and offers regular services to Hull city centre, as well as other popular destinations to the north and west. Merchants Gate is also in close proximity to highly regarded schools that cater for nursery to post-16 and tertiary aged students.

Retail facilities are offered in Cottingham village, as well as in nearby Beverley and across Hull. There are high-street chains, designer labels, department stores and antique bazaars accessible within a 20-minute drive of the development. Additionally, there are farmer and antique markets hosted in the surrounding areas. A selection of enticing eateries can also be found in the village, alongside those on offer in Hull, which includes inviting bars, traditional pubs and noteworthy dining establishments. There is even a Michelin-starred restaurant within half-an-hour drive from home.

For leisurely pursuits, the East Riding of Yorkshire has an idyllic position boasting natural landscapes, impressive architecture, a heritage coastline and charming market towns to explore and discover. There is also a wealth of attractions to visit in Hull city centre with its array of museums, theatres, family-friendly venues and public parks.
  1. Exciting development
  2. A picturesque locale in England’s largest village
  3. Ideal for families and professionals
  4. Good access to local road networks

Site Plan




Castle Road, Cottingham, HU16 5JF

Opening hours

Open Friday to Monday, 10:30am to 5:00pm and Thursday 10:30am - 7:00pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Local Information

Leisure Facilities

With the rich and varied landscape that these new homes in East Riding of Yorkshire offer residents, there are plenty of leisure activities to choose from. The Yorkshire Wolds stretches from the River Humber to Flamborough Head and presents rolling chalk hills, hidden valleys and dramatic coastline. Visitors can partake in walking trails, cycle routes, wildlife viewing and picnicking.

Skidby Windmill is Yorkshire’s last working windmill and showcases a display of the working mechanics, which the public are welcomed to view. It also has a museum of East Riding life that illustrates the agricultural and rural history of the area. Additionally, visitors can enjoy the blacksmiths forge and the charming café.

The Yorkshire heritage coastline is about a 40-minute drive from Merchants Gate and runs from Spurn Head to Whitby. It presents idyllic views of secluded sandy beaches with a backdrop of the North York Moors National Park. There is a wealth of natural history and industrial archealogical interest linked to the area and it is popular with holidaymakers, active outdoor enthusiasts and even fossil collectors.

In nearby Beverley there are several ways to spend your leisure time. Beverley Golf Course is the oldest in Yorkshire, established in 1889 it is an 18-hole, private, parkland course. There are several regular markets held within the town centre that take advantage of its market town heritage. They attract a wealth of visitors and locals that delight in the seasonal produce, hand-made delicacies, gifts, antiques and collectables. Additionally, the town is known for its architecture with some buildings dating back to the middle-ages, along with Georgian and Victorian examples that create a superb setting for an afternoon stroll.

Hull city centre also has a large choice of attractions that will satisfy a variety of interests. The Deep is a futuristic aquarium appealing to all ages and is home to 3,500 fish including sting-rays, sharks, a colony of penguins and a pair of beautiful green sawfish. Hull New Theatre is a great place to take in a show as it hosts local and travelling productions of theatre, opera, comedy and ballet. For active visitors, Hull boasts 136 parks across the region, with the East and West parks regularly featuring as highlights in local area guides.

There is a range of cuisines offered in Cottingham village including British, Italian, Indian, and south-east Asian, perfect for fuss-free meal times and takeaways. Across the region there are a number of charming pubs serving cask ales, quality wines and Sunday lunches. Due to the picturesque nature of the area there are also many local tearooms and cafẻs to be found serving sweet treats and traditional labourer’s tea.

Hull city centre has a number of cafẻs, restaurants, familiar chains and pubs all offering quality menus and inviting settings. Cerutti’s in Hull is a stalwart seafood restaurant that was established off the back of Hull’s historical fishing port. It has Mediterranean favourites mixed with traditional English meals.

For something special The Pipe and Glass is East Yorkshire’s only Michelin-star restaurant. It serves local and seasonal produce in an inn in Beverley that has been standing since 15th century.

Local Shopping

Close by to the development, the Victorian High Street there features a selection of independent retailers. Willerby Shopping Park is also within easy reach and has supermarkets, a dry cleaners and banking services. Cottingham village holds weekly farmer’s markets on the Market Green and presents seasonal produce, local goods and hand-made treats to sample and enjoy.

There is a mixture of retail facilities in Hull to complement the local options in Cottingham. Northpoint Shopping Centre has fashion, banking, supermarkets, business services and charity shops to explore. Princes Quay shopping complex is a highlight as it boasts an impressive selection of shops, restaurants and services perched on stilts above Princes Dock. There is also a cinema here and ample parking.

The market town of Beverley is within easy reach and is an enticing shopping destination. It presents an assortment of retail scenes that will satisfy a range of tastes and budgets. Shoppers will find boutiques and independent businesses, alongside familiar labels and high-street chains. There are also antique shops and collectable stores, designer brands and dedicated craft arcades.


Residents of these new homes in Cottingham will benefit from the proximity of several well-regarded schools. The Westfield Primary School and Bacon Garth Primary School are both esteemed facilities which are around one mile from Merchants Gate. St Mary’s College catering for 11 to 18-year-olds is 3.5 miles away and Wyke Sixth Form College for post-16 education is just a 10-minute drive.

Tertiary students will enjoy the convenience of Hull University as it is only 3.4 miles from home.

Transport Links

Cottingham’s convenient road links are ideal for residents looking to commute to local areas as well as across the region. The A164 is only half-a-mile from the development and enables travel to the popular market town of Beverley in quarter-of-an-hour, as well as connection to the A15 and A1079. A trip to York using the A1079 takes one hour. The M62 motorway is under twenty minutes away and allows for travel to Leeds in just over an hour. Hull city centre is six miles away.

Cottingham Railway Station is the closest national rail service and offers regular routes to popular destinations. Bridlington Station takes just 35 minutes, while Sheffield and Scarborough are a little further at one hour 37 minutes and one hour 23 minutes respectively. A trip to Hull Station takes just 10 minutes and from here commuters can connect to regional lines that afford travel to Leeds in one hour 17 minutes and York in one hour eight minutes.

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Cottingham (1.5 miles)
National Train Station logo Hessle (4.1 miles)
National Train Station logo Hull (4.5 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

About Developer


Over 60 years of great homes and great service

When it comes to buying your new home it is reassuring to know that you are dealing with one of the most successful companies in the country, with a reputation built on designing and creating fine houses and apartments nationwide backed up with one of the industry’s best after-care services.

In 1946 John and Russell Bell, newly demobbed, joined their father John T. Bell in a small family owned housebuilding business in Newcastle upon Tyne. From the very beginning John T. Bell & Sons, as the new company was called, were determined to break the mould. In the early 1950s Kenneth Bell joined his brothers in the company and new approaches to design layout and finishes were developed. In 1963 John T. Bell & Sons became part of the public corporate scene and the name Bellway evolved.

Continuing growth

Today Bellway is one of Britain’s largest house building companies and is continuing to grow throughout the country. Since its formation, Bellway has built and sold over 100,000 homes catering for first time buyers to more seasoned home buyers and their families. The Group’s rapid growth has turned Bellway into a multi-million pound company, employing over 2,000 people directly and many more sub-contractors. From its original base in Newcastle upon Tyne the Group has expanded in to all regions of the country and is now poised for further growth.

Our homes are designed, built and marketed by local teams operating from regional offices managed and staffed by local people. This allows the company to stay close to its customers and take key decisions about design, build, materials, planning and marketing in response to local and not national demands. A simple point, but one which we believe distinguishes Bellway.

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