• Thank you very much we had a lovely time. The house was perfect for all our needs. A beautiful house in a lovely location. The log fire was great for the cold evenings, made a lovely atmosphere. The lemon drizzle cake was delicious. We had a great time in The Old Forge and will be telling friends and family about this lovely place, with lovely people. We can't wait to visit again. Lots of love. The Everett Family

    — The Everett Family, 30 Oct 2020
  • A big thank you to Caroline & Nigel for a warm welcome. You couldn't have been more helpful. The Old Forge was a great place to stay. Although 'Covid' curtailed a bigger family get together to celebrate my mother's 90th Birthday, we were still able to visit some wonderful places. The countryside views are amazing. A real nostalgia trip was had by all of us. The Old Forge is well appointed and very clean. Beds very comfortable too! The welcome pack and delicious drizzle cake a wonderful and thoughtful touch. The weather was surprisingly very good. We will be telling all our friends this is a great place to stay for a visit in North Yorkshire, so long as you have transport.

    — Craig & Carol Hardwick, 23 Oct 2020
  • The first time we have ventured far since Covid-19 struck, and we couldn't have landed in a better place! Excellent standard of accommodation - everything one could want (except a lemon squeezer). The King Size Bed was particularly comfortable - I had to stop my husband from trying to smuggle it home! Wonderful, rolling cycling country gave us some great rides, with only one wet day the whole week. The goody- basket and lemon cake were much appreciated.

    — Mike & Helen, Knott, Derbyshire, 05 Oct 2020
  • We have had a most enjoyable holiday here in The Old Forge. The weather has been mostly sunny & dry and the accommodation first class! The only possible improvement would be a grab-bar in the shower and a non-slip shower mat. Thank you for the welcome basket & the delicious cake, much appreciated.

    — The Boyns Family, 27 Sep 2020
  • Dear Caroline, Nigel & Archie, Thank you for a wonderful stay here at The Old Forge. We've thoroughly enjoyed our time here and are definitely very sad to be heading home. An extra thank you for the gorgeous lemon cake and all the cuddles with Archie! Many Thanks. Debbie. Sharon, David, Amber, Callam, Connor, Sinead & Jess.

    — The Bailey Family, 14 Aug 2020
  • A lovely cottage which is very well equipped to a high standard, and a great base for exploring the surrounding areas. A shame that the local pub wasn't open.... hence the overflowing recycling bins! Thanks for the welcome pack and homemade lemon cake - a lovely touch. Take care & stay safe! Martin, Nicola, Anna & Molly Halliday John, Jan, James & Ella Campbell.

    — Halliday & Campbell Families, Liverpool, 07 Aug 2020
  • Dear Caroline & Nigel - thank you for a lovely stay - we had everything that we needed. We appreciated all the information leaflets and books which are in the cottage and have had a really enjoyable family week - much needed after the stress of the last few months!! Many Thanks The Moffats & The Smiths xxx

    — The Moffat Family, Manchester, 31 Jul 2020
  • Thank you for a great holiday. Very high quality accommodation, a great location and blessed with great weather. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and the lemon cake was delicious! Highlights of the stay were many, but loved the walk at Flamborough Head and the Castle Howard ramble. Vicki, Justin, Callie, Alex & Jonah xx

    — The O'Brien Family, Woking, 24 Jul 2020
  • Thanks for a lovely stay. It's a great cottage and has felt very much like a 'home from home'! Jess, Andy & Erik

    — The Fanning Family, Kirby Grindalythe, 26 Jan 2020
  • We really enjoyed staying in The Old Forge, getting here and it being warm, was lovely. Being in front of the church. On 2nd January was Mackenzies birthday. Thank You, Mackenzie, Alex, Charlie, Monica & James.

    — The Daley Family, London, 03 Jan 2020
  • Thank you for our wonderful stay at The Old Forge, The lemon cake was delicious! Lovely welcome as usual See you next year! Tracy, Leigh, Charlie, Cheryl, Nic, Chelsie, Kayley, Eleanor.

    — Christmas Shopping Girls, 01 Dec 2019
  • Thanks for a very comfortable cottage - and especially the yummy cake. We have made the most of our few days knowing we had a well equipped cottage to return to each day. We appreciated being able to recycle and leave our fruit/veg for composting - apart from our apple cores which went to our new donkey friends over the road! Janice, Tim & Jonathon

    — The Scott Family, 13 Sep 2019
  • Excellent accommodation for 8 of us aged 4 to 85! A wonderfully quiet place to base ourselves, & excellent location for the coast & York I'm sure we will be back! Thank You.

    — The Mulberry, Rodgers, & Coles Gang, 27 Aug 2019
  • Thank you for a lovely, comfortable stay, you have been so friendly & helpful. We have spent a fantastic 2 weeks in North Yorks, so much to do for the whole family. Stevey & Tony at The Three Tuns have been brilliant and we have especially enjoyed the Sunday Lunch & the quiz night (we would recommend to everyone staying). They are very accommodating, great food, lovely welcoming atmosphere & child friendly. The Old Forge has been a comfortable place to stay, comfy beds, spacious & well equipped (could do with a bigger kitchen bin for the 5 of us as we were emptying it every day or two) but a minor issue! We have absolutely loved staying here and will recommend it whole-heartedly. Hope to come back again in the future. 5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️and an extra one ⭐️for the scrumptious lemon drizzle cake!

    — The Crawley Family, Wiltshire, 23 Aug 2019
  • Thanks for the lovely stay for our multi-generational family! Loved the welcome basket of local goodies (consumed all within the first day...!!) We were lucky enough to spot a barn owl flying across the church from the kitchen window - we would also recommend going to Bempton Cliffs to spot Puffins too! We found it very comfortable and suitable for wheelchair access - thank you!

    — The Gower Family, Dorset & West Yorkshire, 02 Aug 2019
  • Thank you for a lovely weekend at The Old Forge. Great getaway for the family to get together. Everything that we needed was at hand. Special thanks for the brilliant welcome pack and lemon cake! Enjoyed by all.

    — The Tupman Family, 06 May 2019
  • Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable week. Very comfortable, miles of quiet lanes for cycling. Great!

    — Blackburn & District Cyclist's Touring Club, 26 Apr 2019
  • Lovely comfortable week staying at The Forge! Lots of home comforts and provisions. We had a great time exploring the area and coast with the kids. Thank You, Lucy Stephens

    — Stephens & Trehern Clans, 04 Jan 2019
  • Thank you so much for your hospitality, as usual everything was supplied for our comfort. The Lemon Drizzle Cake was delicious - every bit as good as Mary Berry's! Hope you have a great Xmas and hope to see you again in 2019.

    — Xmas Shopping Gang on Tour Again!, 06 Dec 2018
  • What an amazing place, so comfortable & well thought out. We really appreciated the little basket of local goodies. Nothing missing here at all and we will be very sorry to leave. Look forward to our next visit next time we are in the UK. Thank You Caroline & Nigel.

    — The Lymbery Family, Western Australia, 03 Dec 2018
  • The perfect place for our family get-together, with a great welcome from Nigel & Caroline, with delicious lemon drizzle cake and Yorkshire goodies. We enjoyed walks in the neighbouring countryside including around Castle Howard and a dramatic drive over The North York Moors to Whitby on Halloween, where we encountered a few Goths. Your comfortable and well equipped cottage welcomed us back each day for a relaxing evening. Thank you Caroline & Nigel. Josephine, Martin, Agnes, Ben, Hannah, Federico & Tom.

    — The Becker Family, Godmanchester, 01 Nov 2018
  • From our own beautiful area to a new one - wonderful! Excellent accessible accommodation - the access statement was really helpful - and a great modern country feel. We've enjoyed meals out at The Three Tuns here in the village and The Star at Weaverthorpe, both of which were very good.Days out to Scampston Hall Garden, Castle Howard and Flamborough Head were very enjoyable. Also local trundles/walks were fun along quiet roads and bumpy tracks.
    Archie & The Donkeys (a new band?) provided four legged friends, and it's been good to chat with Caroline here and there. All in all, an excellent holiday in a beautiful location. Thank you very much! Liz & Richard. PS Welcome basket was lovely, especially the lemon cake!

    — The Walsh Family, Bishop Auckland, 21 Sep 2018
  • Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is so comfortable and we really appreciated the welcome basket. We loved the beautiful countryside, and visits to Bempton Cliffs, York and Eden Camp particularly. Hope to come back!

    — The Danes, Family, Ely, 10 Aug 2018
  • A very good holiday, everything we wanted in the cottage. Very impressed with the hamper, flowers and cake you left. Thank You.

    — The Barker Family, Hull, 03 Aug 2018
  • Thanks for a lovely week - the weather has been a bonus. The cottage is great and the extra touches like the welcome basket and cake a very nice welcome. We will miss Archie's welcome home at night. Thanks The Milne 'Girls'

    — The Milne Sisters, 15 Jul 2018
  • We have had a lovely stay. The weather has been fantastic too! Quiz night at the pub welcoming, but we were rubbish! We've visited childhood places of happines, Bridlington, Hornsea. The trip to Sledmere House is a must for future guests and only minutes away. A visit to Eden camp is a must for all ages. The cottage was very relaxing, beds comfy and welcome pack just that, 'Welcoming.' Thanks to you all.

    — The Woodcock Family, 29 Jun 2018
  • We've had a lovely weekend, and the cottage has been an ideal place for our family get together. The flowers, cake, and birthday card were a lovely touch - thank you very much. We'll be sorry to say goodbye to Archie!

    — The Rowe Family, Leeds, 28 May 2018
  • Dear Caroline & Nigel, Thank you for making our stay so welcoming - the cake was delicious! A real home from home with all the amenities you need and very comfortable and tastefully decorated. We had lovely trips on the steam train from Pickering to Whitby and to Thirsk to The James Herriott Museum. Driving around the stunning countryside was beautiful. We've all thoroughly enjoyed our break. Thank You.

    — Steve & Jenny Dignum, Essex, 18 May 2018
  • Thank you Nigel & Caroline for a warm welcome and for allowing us to stay in this beautiful place. This has been the perfect base to explore North Yorkshire. You have thought of every convenience and comfort. We've had a great time here. God bless you both.

    — Michelle & Evan Beer, New Zealand, 14 May 2018
  • Thank you for a great stay, all the comforts of home, easy to explore North Yorkshire.

    — Joyce & George, Halifax, 14 May 2018
  • Excellent warm family accommodation , all on one floor and with a choice of appropriate sized beds, two bathrooms, and a large table. Friendly helpful owners next door with a lovely dog, Archie. The cottage coped well with 7 people in wet weather. Generous 'Welcome Basket' with fresh local eggs. Wonderful view of the church with well kept grounds and sounds of the rooks in the local trees. It is everything it advertises to be.

    — Margaret Fell, 06 Apr 2018
  • Superbly comfortable and spacious accommodation, short of nothing with very welcoming hosts. The basket of goodies was much appreciated by the family. The renovation of The Old Forge is a credit to you Nigel & Caroline & you seem to have thought of everything. Thank you both so much for our most enjoyable stay with our Australian family. Neville & Hazel, Alison & Shayne Summers, Liam & Sam

    — The Summers Family, 30 Mar 2018
  • Third time - great time. Thank You! Bev, Cheryl, Chelsie, Nic, Hayley, Elenor, Tracey, Leigh & Pam xxx

    — The Christmas Shopping Girls, 25 Nov 2017
  • Very well thought out accommodation, we were very comfortable. Had a great stay, many thanks. Appreciated the flowers & basket - nice touch.

    — The McInnes Family, Middlesborough, 24 Oct 2017
  • Caroline & Nigel, Thank you so much for your local produce items. We have all enjoyed our stay and have been so comfortable we could have stayed longer. Our family wedding was great. Real Yorkshire hospitality. God Bless You.

    — The Thwaites Family, 16 Oct 2017
  • All were impressed with the cottage, which is fitted out to the highest standard and spacious enough for everyone. Cooking, eating and socialising for seven is never easy, here the layout provided space for all such activities. Access and provision for elderly and disabled was excellent (ramp, all rooms on one floor and walk in shower).
    Location is a little off the main roads but this was compensated by quiet roads and lovely views as we headed out to other attractions.
    Local pub was very welcoming though need to check when open.

    — Donoghue Family, 26 Sep 2017
  • Thank you very much for Treats Basket. Lovely time at The Old Forge. Excellent place to stay, good surroundings & interior spot on.

    — Mrs P Tuite & Mr John Tuite, 05 Sep 2017
  • Dear Caroline & Nigel, Thank you so very much, we had a lovely stay in lovely surroundings. Best Wishes Chris, Jules, Kathryn, Ellis & Louis

    — The Shelley Family, Cambridgeshire, 01 Sep 2017
  • A lovely little village with an easy to find building next to a quiet church. We were met on our arrival by Caroline , who escorted us around and explained everything. We especially liked the tourist standard info section for local attractions and places to eat and drink, the comfortable beds and luxury linen, convenient for the local pub.

    — The Edwards Family, 12 Aug 2017
  • Everything you could need and set out well. Plenty of space and the games were used on the only wet-weather day we had. (This was a blessing because we visited lots of places each day, coast and moorland , Abbeys and Castles, pubs and restaurants ...a rest day was welcome) The tourist information within the Forge is excellent and helped us plan our days out with lots of options.

    — Darren Woodhead, 11 Aug 2017
  • Facilities at Old Forge cottage are first class. We were only able to stay 3 nights but beds very comfortable and 'welcome pack' just what we needed. We enjoyed driving through Hockney Yorkshire countryside and made the most of good access to coast. A lovely stay in clean well-appointed accommodation.

    — Bernard Faulkner, 03 Aug 2017
  • Thank you so much for letting me stay. I had a brilliant time here so did my family. I watched some of your videos and played some of your games, but my favourite is the bedding. I loved staying at The Old Forge.

    — The Lupton Family, Bradford, 25 Jul 2017
  • Thank you for a lovely few days at The Old Forge. Beautiful Yorkshire countryside & loved the donkeys!

    — The Faulkner Family, Gloucestershire, 13 Jun 2017
  • Thank you so much for everything, the cottage is lovely and in a beautiful area, we really enjoyed our stay.

    — Sarah, Neil, Elaine & George, Barnsley, 27 May 2017
  • Thank you for a fantastic weekend in your beautiful cottage. The welcome pack was such a lovely touch, thank you. The beds are very comfortable. We look forward to visiting you again. Alan had difficulty getting the fried eggs out this morning, for the bacon & egg sandwiches, so he needs a fish slice for his next visit please! Thank you Caroline & Nigel, Best Wishes

    — The Taylors, Hansons & Marneys, 15 May 2017
  • First of all, the beds and free Wifi were excellent. We had a wonderful time here, enjoying the stream and exploring the local village & countryside. While staying at the cottage, we enjoyed the wide variety of board games, and the fireplace entertained many of us pyromaniacs. Monopoly really stood out, along with the pubs, and long mile countryside walks. Thought the DVD's provided were amazing especially Harry Potter. Our three enjoyable days are going to be remembered through history in our minds (especially the fireplace). Sincerely Jonathon Samuel Law, Leila Rose Griffiths-Law, Adam Law, Emily Law, Luke Griffiths, Carla & Grandma!

    — The Griffiths Family, Gateshead, 01 May 2017
  • Thank you so much for allowing us to stay & enjoy your beautiful cottage at such short notice. The surroundings of the cottage have been lovely, with lovely views over Yorkshire! The welcome pack was a lovely touch, although we couldn't sample everything! We've all enjoyed our visit to your beautiful village with trips to York, Scarborough & The Yorkshire Moors. Thank you again we really appreciate such a lovely stay in such comfort, a real home from home."

    — Ashley, James, Wesley, Jack & Lewis, Consett, 28 Apr 2017
  • 5 female card players from Newcastle - had a lovely time. The cottage was great, lovely & warm and well appointed! The kitchen is very well equipped, although we would have liked some mugs. We've had brilliant weather, which has been wonderful and we appreciated our welcome pack and the flowers. Thanks a lot

    — Card Playing Ladies, Newcastle, 27 Mar 2017
  • Thanks for allowing us to stay at your gorgeous cottage at such short notice and for the welcome greeting when we arrived (later than expected). The welcome pack was a lovely gesture which we appreciate. We've had a lovely relaxing couple of days. Thank you so much. Shaun & June

    — Shaun & June Stone-Riley, 07 Feb 2017
  • Fantastic time, we were all in our underwear most of the time with the lovely warmth of the cottage. A wonderful place, Very hard to beat, We had a few walks, But God we did eat! Alcohol a little, Coz it goes with the cheese, And a reason to celebrate, On New Years Eve! Thank you Caroline & Nigel for not only your hospitality, but your beautiful cottage and the Christmas tree was beautiful. Also the welcome pack, a real treat.

    — Sue & Nick Whitlock & Friends, Saltburn & York, 28 Dec 2016
  • Lovely stay in a very comfortable, well equipped cottage. Eden Camp was very interesting. Whitby good for fish & chips! York good for shopping. Welcoming host. Will definitely recommend to family & friends & hope to be back.

    — The Middleton Family, 14 Nov 2016
  • Yet again a lovely comfortable home from home - enjoyable weekend. Enjoyed our dinner at the pub and the fireworks,despite the rain! From the Essex & Wigan girls.

    — Chelsie Hanway & Friends, , 06 Nov 2016
  • The cottage was really cosy and had everything we needed. Thank you for the welcome pack, and the flowers were lovely. We had a good weekend and the weather was so mild. we went to Scarborough and enjoyed Peasholm Park. The cottage was just right for the kids to play and they enjoyed the games. Thank you for a relaxing cottage to stay in for our week away. Heather, Dan, & Jack, Hilary, Jamie, Natahniel & Holly

    — The Westwood Family, Chesterfield, 31 Oct 2016
  • We had a lovely weekend stay at The Old Forge - Thank you for being so accommodating. The cottage is lovely and we especially enjoyed the comfy beds. Great place for a Reunion! Thank you, Aimee, Danny, Chris, Victor, Becky, Rob & Jenny... P.S. Thanks for the Engagement Card & lovely welcome basket.

    — Aimee Brown & Friends, 10 Oct 2016
  • When my elder daughter arranged this trip to Yorkshire I was very pleased as for many years I have wanted to come here. This occasion was to meet up with my American second cousin and her friend coming over to see us. The group of seven also included my son and partner and already mentioned daughter and partner. We had a wonderful time visiting important places. The accommodation provided by you was without question of the very best, so we thank you for that.

    — Donoghue Family, Surrey, Hants, Notts & California, 23 Sep 2016
  • Thank you so much for providing my disabled family with somewhere perfect for them to stay! Thank you for the welcome basket & milk - perfect! We loved everything about The Old Forge & the area is simply beautiful.

    — The Fleming Family, Leeds, 09 Sep 2016
  • Thanks for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your lovely cottage. Welcome pack a lovely touch. Your beautiful friendly dog was a great bonus for those of us missing our dogs. Very friendly pub across the road, great for escaping the granny & kids. Cottage very comfortable & weather has been a bonus. Unfortunately we have had to leave Granny & kids behind so we could fit in 1 dog (yours) and 2 donkeys!

    — The King, Keegan & Hunston Gang, Doncaster, 19 Aug 2016
  • Lovely cottage in a perfect setting. The village is so quiet. Kids loved the donkeys & the little stream running past the house. Ideal setting for visiting different places. Has been a pleasure to stay here.

    — Roberts & Doyle Families, Runcorn & Portsmouth, 12 Aug 2016
  • 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.

    — The Doyle Family, 06 Aug 2016
  • Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage is beautiful & so well equipped & beautifully comfortable. Hope to come again.

    — The Potter Party, 10 Jun 2016
  • Our thanks for a stay here at The Old Forge. There should have been more of us here, but sadly Mum passed away just before we came - but she did come too! We all enjoyed ourselves and couldn't hav wished for more - well perhaps just a little sunshine. Lovely village and the Yorkshire Wolds are beautiful. Here's to the next time. Best Wishes Julie, Andy, Trevor & Gem. x

    — Leggett & Fox Families, Norwich & Leicester, 02 Jun 2016
  • Fab house. lovely area, many thanks.Clare, David, Ewan & Gregor. Pam, Al, Michael & Olivia

    — Hedley's & Clarkes, Glasgow & Pershore, 14 Mar 2016
  • What a wonderful place to celebrate an 80th birthday (we didn't even bother with the underwear!!! he he - joke- naked octogenarians - not a good look!). Thank you so much for making The Old Forge such a beautiful & comfortable place to stay. The welcome pack was delicious, it just hasn't been long enough! We will be back. Edie, Mike, Andy & Bev xxx

    — The Carey Family, Kidderminster, 13 Jan 2016
  • Lovely cottage, spacious and very well equipped. An excellent holiday cottage for families and close proximity to Yorkshire Dales and The coast. We have all had a very happy holiday. Thank You.

    — The Brooks Family, 02 Jan 2016
  • Tremendous stay in your cottage. Great time, great people & great countryside. You must be very proud of your country.........and your home. Wonderful indeed!! From all of us a big thank you for your hospitality and warm hosting. Spot-on. We'll come back. Pep, Maria, Jaume, Carmen, Nuria, Anna, Conxita & Sergi

    — Sergi Ruscalleda & Friends, Barcelona, 07 Dec 2015
  • We have all really enjoyed a comfortable stay with such a beautiful surrounding area! Thank you. Captain Pam & her crew!

    — Pam Murphy & Friends, Essex, 22 Nov 2015
  • Nigel & Caroline, thank you so much for brightening our lives with your kindness & your lovely cottage. We travel about a bit and can testify to the quality & comfort offered here. You even produced a special firework display to accompany our supper on the 5th! We are very grateful for your obvious care for us. May you all (not forgetting Archie) fare well in future years, until we meet again......Don & Ev Soppitt, John & Kate Dinnin, Eleanor Wallace, & Ken & Sue Sugars

    — Ken & Sue Sugars & Friends, 06 Nov 2015
  • This is a beautiful cottage - totally luxurious and a great location for exploring York, The Coast and Countryside. A sad week, bringing my Dad's remains home to Yorkshire, but some very happy memories too. The cottage was fantastically equipped for 3 generations, including someone with very limited mobility - we would highly recommend it and hope to return some day. Sally & Jason Lowther, Joel, Toby, Kirsten, & Elsa Lowther & Joan Wilson We had an awesome time at The Old Forge. I loved Scarborough. Archie is the cutest dog ever. One of the best weeks holiday and the best cottages ever. Totally relaxing. Loved it. Hope to come back soon.' Elsa Aged 10

    — The Lowther Family, Kings Norton, 30 Oct 2015
  • Had a lovely stay at the cottage. Very welcoming beautiful place. Just need a pub a little bit closer!!!

    — Emma Thompson, 06 Oct 2015
  • We've really appreciated our stay in this comfortable and well equipped cottage. Thank you for your welcome.

    — Mrs Davidson & Friends, Usk Borders, Norway, Cornwall & Shetland, 18 Sep 2015
  • A fanatastic little base in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds.
    The welcome was warm, with a basket including some locallly produced items.
    The four bedrooms are spaced around a well equipped central living area giving a compact property that has everything required for a relaxing holiday.

    — Simon Meyers, 30 Aug 2015
  • We have had a lovely week. Thanks for a lovely cottage to call home while we were here. I loved the welcome basket & the flowers have lasted all wekk. It's been brilliant & very busy. Will recommend to all. Thank You, The Meyers Family Thank you Caroline & Nigel for letting us stay in the cottage for a week. It's lovely, I want to stay here forever, but we have to go home. Hopefully we can come again & I love Archie your dog. Thanks for everything. Kerry xx

    — The Meyers Family, Wrexham, 28 Aug 2015
  • Many thanks to Nigel & Caroline for a lovely stay. The cottage is wonderfully equipped & very comfortable. So much to see locally - didn't have nearly enough time! Star Inn - great food & very friendly. The welcome basket was much appreciated. Fantastic walks round & about the beautiful countryside. Highly recommended! Best Wishes Tom, Shirley, Dorothy, Anne, Kath, Bob, Marie & Mark.

    — The Thomas Family, Rotherham & Sheffield, 21 Aug 2015
  • Dear Caroline, Thanks a lot! We had a really pleasant stay in this cute & cosy cottage. It was worth the long trip from Berlin & Munich to beautiful Yorkshire. Kids loved Archie & enjoyed the donkeys & horses around. Best Wishes Solveigh & Oliver, Barbara & Andy & 5 Kids

    — The Valk & Wilderman Families, Berlin & Munich, 07 Aug 2015
  • Thank you so much for the use of the cottage, beautifully decorated throughout, although we didn't have great weather until 2 days before returning home it didn't stop us visiting many of Yorkshire's finest places. We have had a lovely holiday, hope we return one day. Best Wishes, Dawn, Dave & Victoria, Alan & Wayne. PS Your dog is so friendly & cute. PPS Sorry about the bins!!!

    — The Pearson Family, Essex, 31 Jul 2015
  • 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 through 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 all to agree on the same activity. Caroline & Nigel were great landlords and if we were unable to find the information needed in their good instruction book they were more than happy to advise us. The accommodation was so good we were as happy to stay in as go out on planned excursions. I would certainly recommend it to my friends and family.

    — The Tirrell Family, 27 Jul 2015
  • The cottage is amazing. Lovely place to stay. We were able to get into all tourist destinations. Very conveniently stocked for a short break away. We had a super time here, the accommodation was all we needed. I like the bedrooms & the en-suite. We loved being here for summer term, we were able to enjoy orselves, for making dinner & playing games. I really liked the kitchen.The cottage seemed good for holidays, I'm glad there were lots of things we could do in the cottage, there was plenty of room for 8 of us.

    — The Tirrell Family, Wheathampstead & Munich, 17 Jul 2015
  • The cottage has everything which one would wish for and very, very comfortable. It is ideally suited for wheelchair users. There are no problems at all for disabled access. All rooms and the bathrooms are on one level with a ramp access to the front door. There is a great choice of numerous day excursions and places of interest from here. Caroline & Nigel are very hospitable and pay great attention to ensure that the stay is enjoyable. Many thanks for the welcome basket! The Shah & Patel Families, Manchester. Arlette & Ian, Moissac, France & Belfast. Jane & Priya, Brisbane.

    — The Shah Family, Manchester, 06 Jul 2015
  • Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage. We had a lovely time. Nice days out in Scarborough, Filey, York & Flamingoland. Weather kind to us. Good company, boys had lots of fun. Thanks for your hospitality. Sarah, Julian, Thomas & William Gibbs Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage we had a lovely time with lots of days out. Thank you so very much for the hospitality basket. Angela, Ian, Matthew & Nathan Parker

    — The Gibbs & Porter Families, Suffolk, 29 May 2015
  • 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.

    — Emily Tate, 09 May 2015
  • We've had an amazing stay and the house was in the perfect place to enjoy all the surroundings. Beautiful rooms and a well quipped kitchen. The welcome basket was lovely and it was the perfect place to spend Easter.

    — The McMullen Family, , 10 Apr 2015
  • We had a great stay at the fabulously clean Forge. Very well equipped & ideally located for numerous attractions such as York, Whitby etc.

    — The Cody Family, Liverpool, 21 Feb 2015
  • Thanks for such a lovely weekend stay! Sorry about the loud birthday music & the broken bowl, we had a great time!

    — The Lewis Gang, 15 Feb 2015
  • 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 .

    — The Johnson Family, 23 Dec 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.

    — Grace Glaister, 24 Sep 2014
  • A lovely clean comfortable cottage ideal for 4 generations aged 20mths - 92 yrs. Archie was a great favourite. Old Star Inn at Kilham was a great Sunday Lunch with a garden for children to run about in. Would have liked a small area of grass in garden for children to sit on, otherwise a perfect holiday. Caroline thanks for providing the airer & pegs - much appreciated with 2 messy children.' Pat, Claire, Sam, Lily, Finlay & Ava

    — Stevens Family, Newcastle, 08 Aug 2014
  • Had a great time at The Old Forge! Love the windows & the way it closes by itself! And the beds were comfy too. Thanks Ruby xx PS You have the cutest dog ever!

    — The Kiernan Family, Leicestershire, 25 Jul 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

    — Duncan Family, East Lothian, 18 Jul 2014
  • Had a lovely 70th Birthday celebration with my family, many thanks for my birthday card. The Welcome pack was very thoughtful of you. We enjoyed some lovely weather in your comfortable cottage with everything to hand. PS Hope you enjoyed Wimbledon, I am still miffed I didn't get tickets this year!! Margaret Jones

    — The Jones Family, St Helens, 11 Jul 2014
  • Many, many thanks - we have had a very special stay at The Old Forge celebrating Betty's 85th Birthday. You have put so much thought into creating something very special - congratulations! So many thoughtful touches which we have never experienced before. We wish you well & hope to return soon! With love from us all Sandra, Nigel, Betty, Hannah, Lance, Tom & Michael.

    — The Burton Family, 10 Jun 2014
  • Many thanks for allowing us all to stay at the beautiful, idyllic, Forge. We have had a lovely relaxing family weekend celebrating Grandma Fryer's 80th Birthday. Family time is so precious to us all and so we hope to be back seeing you again year after year. As we did last year, we found the accommodation fully equipped with everything we needed, incredibly comfortable & spotlessly clean!Thank you so much, all our love The Pinnicks, Fryer's & Whyles & Ella (Age 4) xxx Thank you for my bubbly & card. Grandma Fryer. Bless you

    — The Pinnick, Fryer & Whyle Families, 19 May 2014
  • We have had a lovely long weekend, wish we could stay longer. A good circular walk round Fridaythorpe & Huggate. We enjoyed dinner at The Triton at Sledmere & The Star Inn at Weaverthorpe. Lots of good beer on offer! The Old Forge has served as an ideal base to explore The Wolds. Comfortable accommodation and a good space to relax after a days walking. Many thanks & Best Wishes, Steve, Robert, Sally & Victoria x

    — The Hall Family, 05 May 2014
  • Thank you for great accommodation during our stay in this beautiful area to celebrate Dad's 95th Birthday with relatives living locally. Very comfortable, everything provided, even the resident owl! Great Sunday Lunch at The Star Inn Weaverthorpe.

    — Kate Hester, Sheffield, 28 Apr 2014
  • Many thanks for the use of The Old Forge. We have discovered a wonderful part of Yorkshire & enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Wind, rain, sun & frost were all in great abundance, but all contributed to a decent restful stay for all the family. We hope to be back and spend some more quality time and enjoy your warm hospitality. All the best & Happy New Year John, Celine, Oliver, Charlie, Emma, Robin & Maria

    — The Duckworth Family, Wimbledon, 02 Jan 2014
  • The perfect meeting point between Edinburgh & Surrey – a beautifully done holiday rental, we really appreciated how cosy it felt & the lovely thick towels & comfy beds.The kids loved the mini railway, & The Sea Life Centre (good fish & chips on the way back at Harpers near shell garage on A64). Playdale Farm brilliant for the kids, especially in wet weather. The only thing missing was the opportunity to stroll across the road for a pint, but hopefully the pub will have a new owner soon! Thank you for a lovely stay!Jo, Grant, Ruairidh, Louise, Mark, William & Ben.

    — The Coomber Family, 29 Oct 2013
  • Very high standard of accommodation. Well equipped for up to 8 persons, very clean, comfortable and warm. Good off road parking and control spot for exploring North Yorks Moors and surrounding area. A beautiful barn conversion & extremely well equipped. A perfect spot for exploring the surrounding countryside & experiencing Pickering War Weekend. Thanks again Ann & John Mace & Family

    — John Mace, 18 Oct 2013
  • Wonderful place for laying one's head for a weekend of wedding celebrations. Beautifully equipped, beautifully situated, in glorious countryside. Many thanks! Will recommend to others. Our kindest regards & appreciation.

    — The Agnew & Williams Families, Cornwall, 07 Oct 2013
  • A beautiful holiday cottage with everything in! We've had some great days out especially a glorious day in Scarborough which looked a bit like a mini Australian beach as the surf began to roll. The donkeys were a definite asset! Thank you for the 'food parcel' it was most welcome.

    — Liz & Stuart Mulliner & Family, 23 Aug 2013
  • Thank you - everything we needed for a lovely holiday. Andy Fri 16th August (our 44th Wedding Anniversary!!!)'Home from Home' Thank you for a super week - just my sort of cottage and area! We all appreciated your kind gesture of a welcome basket too, thanks. Mary

    — Andy & Mary Hey, Lincolnshire, 16 Aug 2013
  • To Caroline & Nigel. The Old Forge was a perfect place to have a week or two to stay. I liked my bedroom because it was nice & light. I liked playing with Archie. Thank you for letting us stay at The Old Forge Rosa Age 8 The Old Forge was a really good place. I liked Archie he was cuddly & fluffy. I love the donkeys they were very cute & noisy. I like The old Forge. Pippa Age 5 (very nearly)

    — Rosa & Pippa Lomas, Lincolnshire, 16 Aug 2013
  • The Old Forge was just perfect as a base for our Yorkshire holiday. A wonderful, well equipped,dwelling in an idyllic setting. Three generations happy & contended so you must be doing something right! Thank you for the welcome pack - a lovely gesture. Best wishes & many thanks

    — Harris & Harrington Familie, Herefordshire, 09 Aug 2013
  • Thanks very much for a lovely stay.The lodge is clean & comfortable and has served as an ideal base for our holiday. We've been very lucky with the weather - only one significant downpour on Scarborough beach and there's been glorious sunshine for the rest of the time. Thanks also for the welcome pack - Paul polished off the beer & biscuits, and I loved the jam & Yorkshire tea! The only slight disappointment was that the Three tuns has closed down - we were looking forward to strolling over for a bit of calm in the evenings! Many thanks.

    — The Mitchell Family, Staffordshire, 02 Aug 2013
  • Just a few words to say thank you for the use of your lovely house. Everything was just perfect, even the weather. That's the first time we had been to that part of the country and we had some lovely day trips to York, Bridlington, Scarborough & the boys & their Dads went to Flamingoland. We would also like to thank you for being so understanding about the lamp. Richard did try very hard to replace it. Once again thank you very much.

    — The Anton Family, Perth, 12 Jul 2013
  • So enjoy staying in this lovely cottage - so spacious, comfortable & well equipped. Love the tranquillity & beauty of your area. Would recommend highly to all.

    — Andrew & Barbara Barker, Sidcup, Kent, 14 Jun 2013
  • Thank you for letting us stay in this cottage, we had a lovely time here. We don't even want to go. Love Kate,Gavin, Elizabeth & Vic. Love Kerry, David, Grace & James xxxxx (Elizabeth & Grace rit this letter.)

    — The Holder & Doughty Families, 01 Jun 2013
  • What a lovely place to celebrate Mums 79th Birthday with all her family (3 generations). The cottage has everything we needed and also a quiet location. Would come again.

    — Pinnick, Fryer & Whyle Families, 20 May 2013
  • Many thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Wish we could stay for longer.

    — Grandy Family, Ireland, 22 Apr 2013
  • This is the worst cottage ever! (April Fools!) This is a lovely cottage & could not be better equipped, particularly love the fire. We have all had a great time and we will definitely come back. The age of 3 - 41 years all love it and do not want to go. Clean & tidy, quiet village, perfect way to unwind.

    — Cruse Family, Derbyshire, 04 Apr 2013
  • Thank you for a lovely stay in your cottage. It was a lovely space for our families to enjoy. We loved the showers! So well equipped & clean. Everything you could need for a great holiday break. The attention to detail makes it exceptional! Mark, Monique, Molly & Madelaine. Ian, Sarah, Issy & Fraser

    — Upward & Parnham Families, Edinburgh & Brighton, 01 Apr 2013
  • Lovely cottage with everything you need, family & friends aged 6 months to 30 years & we all enjoyed!!! Will definitely recommend to our friends & family.

    — Spencer, Walnes & Sutcliffe Families, 03 Jan 2013
  • Lovely stay - great cottage with high spec facilities. Nice welcoming touches & would definitely return/recommend to friends!!

    — The Hoyle Family, 19 Nov 2012
  • We've had a wonderful time. The accommodation is fantastic. Fresh flowers & welcome pack are nice touches. Good food at the Star Inn & The Three Tuns was very welcoming. Thanks

    — The Matheson Family, 05 Nov 2012
  • Thanks for letting us stay in this awesome accommodation! We felt really spoilt! Thank you for storing our wedding present! Great days :-) Tony & Ruth Age 32 James Age 5 Ross Age 32 David Age 30 Judith Age 31 Simon Age 31 Gareth Age 32

    — Stuart & Susie Lee's Wedding Party, 08 Oct 2012
  • Very well presented property, we have really enjoyed our break! Lots of lovely beaches, really liked Hunmanby beach, well worth a visit.

    — The Hopkins Family, 24 Aug 2012
  • Lovely to drive over the moors, really beautiful, Goathland a must see. Lovely Fish 'n' chips in Whitby & train ride Pickering to Grosmont. I love the horses & I love Archie and mind one of the grave stones because I hit myself. Ryan Age 8 PS I got a bruise!

    — Huckle & Gilchrist Families, 17 Aug 2012
  • We've had another perfect week (see Aug 2010). This is such a lovely place to stay - in the midst of beautiful countryside, gorgeous gardens & houses to explore. Lovely food everywhere: at Cafe Leoni in Malton, deli goodies from Relish also in Malton & fab Fish'n'chips in Brid!The cottage is a delight to visit - everything is top quality. We only wish it had been cool enough to light the wood burner, but it was beautiful all week. Thank you so much.(We'll be back!)

    — The Baker Family, Ealing, 10 Aug 2012
  • Well here we are again, still as lovely as last year, a lovely warm welcome from Caroline & the local community, especially the local pub The Three Tuns, very family friendly. The Sunday quiz night is great fun. Good food at The Star Inn, Weaverthorpe & The Dawnay Arms, West Heslerton. Playdales Farm a must for young children for a day out, loads of great places to visit.

    — The Walker Family, & Gran & Grandad Basitt, Birmingham, 03 Aug 2012
  • We're so glad we came back! We love this area & the accommodation is just perfect in every way - comfortable, clean & spacious. Very central for all the trips we made, I'm sure we'll be back! Always love the fresh flowers that welcome us on arrival & the box of goodies.

    — Andrew & Barbara Barker, Kent, 22 Jun 2012
  • Thanks for a great holiday, the accommodation was brilliant & Grandad says it was the best SCA he's been in! We enjoyed feeding the horses & donkeys. The beds are by far the best I've slept in for ages! Matthew Age 9

    — The Hill Family, 08 Jun 2012
  • We have had a wonderful week in a lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Thanks to Mr & Mrs Bradshaw. PS We will definitely come again & recommend all our friends!

    — The Eyre & Connelly Families, 01 Jun 2012
  • Thank you for a lovely weekend. The cottage is a great central location and ideal for people with disabilities. The welcome gifts were much appreciated. xx

    — The Saunders Family, 15 Apr 2012
  • We've had a great time at The Old Forge. A great standard of accommodation in a lovely secluded location. Thank you!

    — The Berry Family, 13 Apr 2012


  • Natural Stone Floors
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Cosy Woodburning Stove
  • Traditional Bedsteads with Luxury Linen
  • Luxurious bathrooms
  • Welcome Basket of Local Produce
  • Village location
  • Free Wifi

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