Welcome to The Old Forge
The owners Nigel & Caroline Bradshaw extend a warm Yorkshire welcome to visitors to The Old Forge, North Yorkshire.
The Old Forge Holiday Cottage is a single storey, luxury four bedroom Barn Conversion. The historic building has been sympathetically converted to the highest standards and retains many original features. With natural stone floors, exposed beamed ceilings and high quality furnishings, this is a character property with a spacious modern interior.
In equipping The Old Forge Holiday Cottage we have tried to provide everything you will need to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing holiday. All our furnishings and fixtures are of a high quality and we hope that it is our attention to detail that our guests will remember. If there is something we haven't considered please let us know!
Our high standards are reflected in the fact that The Old Forge Holiday cottage has been awarded a Four Star Rating from Visit Britain. For more information about the Quality Assessment Scheme please visit this link: http://www.visitbritain.com/en/accommodation/qas.aspx
Situated in The Great Wold Valley alongside The Gypsey Race and overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Old Forge Holiday Cottage is ideally situated as a base for visiting the Yorkshire Wolds, The Yorkshire Coast, the North Yorkshire Moors and the City of York all of which are within 30 miles.
West Lutton is a picturesque village situated between the bustling market towns of Malton and Driffield. The views from The Old Forge of St Mary's Church are second to none. A couple of miles away in Weaverthorpe both The Blue Bell and The Star Inn are excellent choices for dining out, as is The Triton Inn at Sledmere.
Still Yorkshires best kept secret The Yorkshire Wolds are a range of low rolling hills which rise from the River Humber at Hessle and run in a crescent shape through stunning countryside to the dramatic cliffs at Flamborough Head and Bempton north of Bridlington. The gentle hills make it an ideal area for both walking and cycling. The area is unspoilt and rich in history and there are many historic houses and churches to visit. The chalk grassland of The Yorkshire Wolds is a rare habitat in Britain and is a haven for wildlife.
The Yorkshire Coast towns of Bridlington, Filey, & Scarborough are all less than 20 miles away, each offering a different experience for those of you who enjoy a day out at the Seaside. Do not miss a day out in the maritime town of Whitby, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula and now home to the annual Gothic Weekend.
The North York Moors railway based in the market town of Pickering just 15 miles away is the gateway to The North Yorkshire Moors. It offers 18 miles of steam railway running through spectacular moorland scenery. You can stop off in Goathland also known as Aidensfield in Yorkshire TV's Heartbeat and the bewitching Hogsmead in the first Harry Potter film.
The Historic City of York is just 25 miles from The Old Forge Holiday Cottage. Highlights include the majestic York Minster, The Jorvik Centre, York Castle Museum and The National Railway Museum. You can also explore many of York's hidden secrets which are often tucked away in the cobbled streets, snickets and snickleways.
Old Forge Thoughts
The Skylarks sing above the waves,
Of ripening barley, in the breeze,
Wheat, potatoes, broad beans clothe,
The gentle folds of Yorkshire Wold,
Fitfully over its chalky bed,
The Gypsey Race flows east,
To Bridlington and the North Sea,
Where Hockney paints his Buildings red,
'No More Turbines', the roadside plea,
From those who sight them every day,
But we can leave or take the view,
And 'Photoshop' them all away.
Ian Donaldson, guest at The Old Forge
David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture
If you enjoyed David Hockney's exhibition of paintings 'A Bigger Picture' at The Royal Academy, The Old Forge Holiday Cottage is the ideal base from which to explore the unique landscape of The Yorkshire Wolds. Not only are we surrounded by the colourful landscape portrayed in Hockney's paintings, but we also have large framed prints of his paintings of the area on display in every room.