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.
The Old Forge, Yorkshire Wolds
90th Birthday Get Together
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.
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
Christmas in July!
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
I want to steal the bed!
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.
Perfect accommodation for 3 Generations
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.
Tooth Fairy Visit
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.
Everything we could have wished for
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.
Making Memories to Treasure
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.
Wonderful relaxing stay
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
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
Lovely relaxing stay and beautiful scenery. Loved the cake & the welcome pack. Many Thanks Martin, Sue, Rich, Jill, George & Anne
Half Term Fun
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have had a great time. Lots of lovely things to see and do. The home made cake was wonderful. Many Thanks Jess, Matt, John, Sue, Matthew, Joanna & Josh
Visitors for 3rd Year Running
So enjoy staying at this lovely cottage - so spacious, comfortable & well equipped. Love the tranquillity & beauty of your area. Would recommend highly to all.
Hi Caroline, Just wanted to say a huge thanks for a great weekend. The property was perfect for us & so comfortable & well equipped. We all had a great time & the kids particularly enjoyed feeding the donkeys!
44th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Thank you - everything we needed for a lovely holiday and 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.
79th Birthday Celebration
What a lovely place to celebrate Mum's 79th Birthday with all her family (3 generations). The cottage has everything we needed and also a quiet location. Would come again.
Perfect Meeting Point
The perfect meeting point between Edinburgh & Surrey
A Lovely Cottage
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.
Cuddles with Archie!
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.
Most enjoyable holiday
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.
Excellent standard of accommodation
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.
All the comforts of home.
Thank you for a great stay, all the comforts of home, easy to explore North Yorkshire.
3 Weeks Visiting from NZ
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
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.
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!
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 happiness, 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.
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'
A very good holiday
A very good holiday, everything we wanted in the cottage. Very impressed with the hamper, flowers and cake you left. Thank You.
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!
Excellent family accommodation!
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.
Excellent Accessible Accommodation!
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!
Superbly comfortable & spacious accommodation
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 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.
Third time - great time!
Third time - great time. Thank You! Bev, Cheryl, Chelsie, Nic, Hayley, Elenor, Tracey, Leigh & Pam xxx
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.
Very well thought out accommodation, we were very comfortable. Had a great stay, many thanks. Appreciated the flowers & basket - nice touch.
Christmas Shopping Trip
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.
Family Wedding Stay
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.
Lots of Home Comforts & Provisions
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
Excellent provision for disabled
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.
Great Cycling Country
Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable week. Very comfortable, miles of quiet lanes for cycling. Great!
Lovely time at The Old Forge
Thank you very much for Treats Basket. Lovely time at The Old Forge. Excellent place to stay, good surroundings & interior spot on.
Dear Caroline & Nigel, Thank you so very much, we had a lovely stay in lovely surroundings. Best Wishes Chris, Jules, Kathryn, Ellis & Louis
Lemon cake enjoyed by all
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.
Great tourist info
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.
Great for Birdwatching
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!
Lots of options for days out
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.
5* and an extra * for the Lemon Drizzle!
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!
First class facilities
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.
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.
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.
Making friends with donkeys
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
Thank you for a lovely few days at The Old Forge. Beautiful Yorkshire countryside & loved the donkeys!
See You Next Year!
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.
Thank you so much for everything, the cottage is lovely and in a beautiful area, we really enjoyed our stay.
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.
Very comfortable beds
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
Home from home during building work
Thanks for a lovely stay. It's a great cottage and has felt very much like a 'home from home'! Jess, Andy & Erik
Awesome for Pyromaniacs
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!
Very high quality accommodation
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
A Real Home from Home
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."
Really enjoyable family week
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
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
Relaxing couple of days
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
New Years Eve Celebrations
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.
Comfortable well equipped cottage
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.
Village Firework Display
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.
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, Nathaniel & Holly
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.
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.
Perfect stay for disabled family members
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.
Loved Archie the dog
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!
A pleasure to stay here
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.
Perfect for families
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.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage is beautiful & so well equipped & beautifully comfortable. Hope to come again.
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 have 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