|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Accommodation at The Old Forge is all on one level making it ideal for families with young children, or family members with limited mobility. Converted from what used to be a busy working Forge, our family run holiday cottage is both characterful & modern. The property features beautiful stone floors with underfloor heating throughout and is equipped to the highest standards. Please be aware that we do not accept pets.
I live here in the Yorkshire Wolds with my husband Nigel, our 2 teenage sons & our golden retriever Archie.
Caroline Bradshaw purchased this barn in 2001
We bought the property in 2001 as our family home. The single storey outbuilding which was once the village Forge initially served as a workshop for my husbands construction business. After several years of making improvements to the main house we turned our attention to the outbuildings, which were in a very bad state of repair. We decided to demolish the building completely & rebuild it using reclaimed materials. The result was The Old Forge holiday cottage. We love living in the Yorkshire Wolds & enjoy welcoming guests & introducing them to this little known area, which many of them describe as a hidden gem. The artist David Hockney continues to paint the unique landscape of The Wolds and we have some prints of his paintings in the cottage.
The village is ideally located as a base for visiting the Yorkshire Coast, the market towns of Malton, Pickering & The North York Moors & the City of York. There are literally hundreds of attractions to visit locally including many National Trust properties, Homes & Gardens such as Castle Howard, Scampston Estate, & Sledmere House, Museums including Eden Camp, The Yorvik Centre, & The National Railway Museum, & the North York Moors Railway. Children are well catered for, with Playdale Farm, Flamingoland, & the beaches at Scarborough & Bridlington. Malton is also becoming a centre for foodies with an annual Food Festival, several micro breweries & TV Chef James Martin at The Talbot Hotel. There are some very good eating places just a stones throw away from the cottage.
"Many thanks for the use of The Old Forge to celebrate our Dads 80th Birthday. We have really enjoyed our stay & have been impressed with the quality and comfort of the accommodation in such a lovely setting. We were tempted to run off with your dog! He is so lovely & friendly and a real winner with my little nephew." The Clayton Family, Norfolk & Suffolk, September 2014
"We have really enjoyed our two weeks holiday in the lovely and well equipped Old Forge. The highlights of our visit were a visit to RSPB Bempton Cliffs, dining in the Pullman on The North York Moors Railway, York (so much to see there!) and the whole unspoilt landscape, plenty of lovely walks. A big 'thank you' to Caroline & Nigel for making us so welcome, the vast array of information provided & the much appreciated welcome pack." Mark & Grace Glaister, Sep 2014
"We have all really enjoyed our summer break at The Old Forge. Many thanks for all your great ideas & for making us feel so welcome. Your place is a luxury to come back to after an adventurous day in the Wolds." Isla, Andrew, Bert, Sophia & Irene Duncan, July 2014
This property is perfect for families everything you need is there lots of places to visit within easy driving distance the owners live next to the property and are always there to heip an extra bonus is that the pub in the village has just reopened after being closed for 2 years and is about 200 yards from property would definitely visit again.
Had a lovely stay at the cottage. Very welcoming beautiful place. Just need a pub a little bit closer!!!
WE HAVE HAD A REALLY ENJOYABLE STAY AT THE OLD FORGE, THE PROPERTY WAS IDEAL FOR MY FAMILY WITH LARGE CLEAN ROOMS AND WELL MAINTAINED FACILITIES. THE LOCATION WAS CONVENIENT TO BOTH YORK AND THE COAST, ALL THE DRIVES THROUGHT THE WOLDS WERE A PLEASURE. THE INFORMATION REGARDING LOCAL ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS WERE WELL INFORMED AND SO VERSATILE THAT IN SOME INSTANCES IT WAS HARD FOR US TO ALL AGREE ON THE SAME ACTIVITY. CAROLINE & NIGEL WERE GREAT LAND LORDS AND IF WE WERE UNABLE TO FIND THE INFORMATION NEEDED IN THEIR GOOD INSTRUCTION BOOK THEY WERE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ADVISE US. THE ACCOMODATION WAS SO GOOD WE WERE AS HAPPY TO STAY IN OR TO GO OUT ON PLANNED EXCURSIONS. I WOULD CERTAINLY RECOMMEND IT TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
We spent bank holiday weekend at The Old Forge and it was perfect for us! A lovely welcome from Caroline on the Friday evening and we all felt instantly at home. Lovely bedrooms, v comfy beds, really good showers, and everything you could ever need in the kitchen and open plan dining/lounge area, we had the perfect surroundings for us to relax as a group of friends. Plenty of space for 8 people in a cottage on one floor and the underfloor heating made it nice and cosy.
A 45minute drive on the Saturday and we were in York, a 30minute drive on Sunday and we were in Scarborough, so it was a great location for us for two day trips. We'd booked a private room at The Blue Bell Inn (recommended on The Old Forge website by Caroline) for dinner on the Saturday evening, where we had brilliant food at very reasonable prices.
I can't recommend this place enough and wouldn't hesitate in going back another time.
This is a very nice place set in a small Village ,quiet surroundings. the Forge has every thing you could need .it is a very warm, comfortable place to relax and unwind. it is finished to high standard. it is very good value for money. i will definitely use this place again ,the host and family are so welcoming . it is a lovely all round place and I recommend a visit you will not be disappointed .
We have just returned from a week staying at The Forge in West Lutton. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in the beautiful luxurious forge. Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming and Archie was lovely. The village made us feel welcome too. It is a great base to exploring The Wolds and a joy to return to. The rooms and facilities are 5 stAr. We look forward to a return visit in the future.
Special interest holidays:
Guests can now enjoy a full range of Spa Services without leaving the comfort of The Old Forge. The treatments offered by My Personal Sanctuary have been designed to maximise relaxation & personal fulfilment. Their multi award winning Neal's Yard Remedies Organic products are uniquely formulated from botanical plant extracts and certified pure organic essential oils, making them suitable for all skin types and ages.
Guests can choose from a range of treatments which are performed by carefully selected therapists on heated treatment beds. These range from warming deep tissue massage, to replenishing facials, hand & feet treats, to holistic full body journeys. Whatever the occasion, a special birthday, pre-wedding treat, anniversary, girls get together, or family fun, there is a package to suit your needs & budget.
Spa Packages are booked direct with My Personal Sanctuary so have a look at their website for more information.
Malton 11m, Scarborough 17m, Pickering 18m, York 26m
There is a well stocked farm shop 4 miles away. Supermarkets & a full range of local shops & services are available in Malton (11 miles). There are a number of excellent places to eat locally The Blue Bell Hotel & Star Inn at Weaverthorpe (4 miles) & The Triton at Sledmere (4 miles). Asda, Tesco & Sainsbury's Supermarkets all deliver to The Old Forge.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Changeover days are Fridays & Mondays. The cottage is available from 3.30pm on arrival day & we ask that guests vacate by 10am on departure day to allow us time to prepare for our next arrivals.
Short Breaks - When the minimum stay is 3 nights, nightly prices are for weekend stays. Stay Midweek & get 4 nights for the price of 3.
Reduced Occupancy Rates are available on certain weeks throughout the year. On these dates the Old Forge can be let as either a 3 bed or 2 bed property. Please contact Caroline for more information.