Construction starts at Scalby Lodge

In a major boost to the local economy in North Yorkshire, work is underway to deliver a £2.5 million holiday-cottage development at Scalby Lodge in Scarborough.

Eleven cottages, a reception building and leisure facility are currently being built on the site which is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster. Construction is expected to finish by this autumn and the properties will be available exclusively through English Country Cottages.

Nine of the existing farm buildings are being converted and there will be two new builds, offering luxury, self-catering accommodation comprising between two and five bedrooms. Constructed under the Duchy’s own design code, all of the properties will feature traditional and locally-sourced building materials such as pantiles, stone walls and timber framed windows and doors. The scheme – which complements the five, existing holiday cottages already on the site – will have impressive landscaped gardens and direct access onto the Cleveland way.

Paul Clarke, CEO of the Duchy of Lancaster added: “This investment will transform a range of redundant farm buildings into luxury cottages offering the highest standard of accommodation in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

“Our existing holiday cottages at Scalby Lodge Farm have had consistently high occupancy rates proving that there is a strong desire for superior holiday lets in the area. We’re confident that the quality of the new accommodation coupled with the dramatic cliff top setting will ensure that Scalby Lodge continues to be in high demand. “

Simon Law, vice president of property at English Country Cottages said: “Scalby Lodge has proved to be a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers looking to enjoy the dramatic beauty of this part of the North Yorkshire coastline. Visitors commend the exceptional standard of each of the five current properties, so we are confident the new cottages will prove to be just as popular and help give a further, much-needed boost to the local tourism economy.”