Great Cycling Country
Lovely stay in a wonderful part of the country. Plenty of local places to visit. Sue particularly liked the lemon drizzle cake. Thanks. Sue, Ian, Hilary & John
Sue & Ian Parkinson - September 2021
Accommodation at The Old Forge is all on one level making it ideal for families & those with limited mobility. Stone floors with underfloor heating throughout. The centrepiece of the open plan living, dining & kitchen area is an unusual curved brick fireplace which features a cosy wood burning stove. Furnished with comfortable leather sofas, & solid oak furniture this is a light & airy living space. TV, DVD, Video, Music System & Free WiFi
The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need to cook fabulous meals while you are away. Or why not have a rest from cooking & eat out at one of several excellent eating places in the local area? Stainless Steel Range Cooker, Fridge Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher & Washer/Dryer.
All of our bedrooms (2 King Size Doubles & 2 Twins) are furnished with stunning traditional iron bedsteads, country pine furniture & luxurious bedlinen.
There is a large family bathroom & one of our doubles also has an en-suite shower room.
Outside there is off road parking for up to 3 cars & a small private garden with patio & garden furniture. We also have 2 traditional bikes available to borrow for exploring the Wolds. Situated in the pretty village of West Lutton, The Old Forge overlooks St Mary's Church and is ideally situated for visiting The Wolds, Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors, & City of York.
For much of the year we are happy to accept bookings for the barn as a 3 Bed or 2 Bed property at reduced rates. This means that smaller parties can stay and still benefit from the use of the spacious living & dining areas. This offer does not apply to High Season weeks. Please check our Availability Calendar for available dates.
Wonderful relaxing stay
September 12th 2021
We've had a wonderful relaxing stay. Thank you so much for the welcome pack. The lemon drizzle cake was amazing! As support workers it's been lovely to support a gentleman on holiday, he has loved it especially the beautiful beaches. The bathroom would benefit from having handrails, but we managed and we would definitely bring someone else we support here in the future. Archie is amazing we could take him home!! Thanks again Sam, Kirsty & Marie xx
Making Memories to Treasure
August 27th 2021
What a lovely place to stay. Our every need was catered for and like our predecessors we loved the lemon cake. We were 4 generations of the same family making a memory to treasure and very much hope that we can come again. Many Thanks.
Everything we could have wished for
August 22nd 2021
Had lovely time at The Forge. Very quiet village. The accommodation was lovely. Spotlessly clean. Everything you could have wished for. Thank you to our hosts Caroline, Nigel and Archie the Dog.
Tooth Fairy Visit
August 6th 2021
We've had a wonderful stay at The Old Forge, we've explored Yorkshire, we recommend Scampston Hall & Walled Garden, Sledmere, Nunnington Hall & York Maze. The weather has been glorious especially good for our picnics. Our 2 daughters have enjoyed feeding the donkeys across the road and stroking Archie each day. Thank you for a lovely week, the welcome pack and the lovely lemon cake were a lovely touch. x We've had an amazing time. We gave the donkey lots of attention, and we loved the lemon cake. From Emily PS we also had a tooth fairy visit. From Grace.
Perfect accommodation for 3 Generations
July 30th 2021
A lovely house in a beautiful area. We all enjoyed our stay - perfect accommodation for a three generation family group and lots to do and see locally. Many Thanks.
I want to steal the bed!
July 23rd 2021
Had a wonderfully relaxing stay in this beautifully set up cottage. Welcome Pack was a lovely touch. Meeting 'Archie' ditto. I want to steal the bed!! So comfortable. Great location to explore The Wolds & yet easily accessible to York. Caroline & Nigel are fantastic hosts. Hopefully we'll be back. Clare. xx Lovely, relaxing break in this well set up home from home. Caroline & Nigel, we'll enjoy the beer! Jane & Mark.
Christmas in July!
July 9th 2021
We have had a wonderful family reunion celebrating Christmas, Birthdays & an Anniversary. This fabulous holiday home is very comfortable and well equipped. It's been a peaceful place for us to unwind and we have had lots of fun visiting York and the surrounding area. Thank you for the gorgeous welcome basket and cake which was very much appreciated. Yeah that lemon drizzle cake was next level good! Only problem was it went very fast.... We will have to return in winter when we can try out the log fire. Thanks from The McCalls, Julia, Gavin, Hannah, Karin, Bekah, Josh & Phoebe. xxx
October 30th 2020
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
90th Birthday Get Together
October 23rd 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.
Excellent standard of accommodation
October 5th 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.
Most enjoyable holiday
September 28th 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.
Cuddles with Archie!
August 14th 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.
A Lovely Cottage
August 7th 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.
Really enjoyable family week
July 31st 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
Very high quality accommodation
July 24th 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
Home from home during building work
January 26th 2020
Thanks for a lovely stay. It's a great cottage and has felt very much like a 'home from home'! Jess, Andy & Erik
January 3rd 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.
See You Next Year!
December 1st 2019
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.
Making friends with donkeys
September 13th 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
August 27th 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.