Five-Star Rating For Holiday Cottages

Lodge Farmhouse exterior 2 resizedBlue Mountain Barn sitting room resized             The last 12 months have been a great success for the Duchy of Lancaster’s holiday cottages at Scalby Lodge near Scarborough, with over 70 per cent average occupancy rates throughout the year and a 5-star assessment from Visit England.

Five of the older properties, including the original Lodge Farmhouse, have been fully refurbished during the year and further investment has been made in additional playground equipment and games facilities on site. Blue Mountain Barn has received the ultimate 5-star Gold rating, with Lodge Farmhouse running it a close second, also with 5 stars.

Scarborough itself is growing in its appeal as a holiday and short-break destination, thanks to events such as last year’s Tour de Yorkshire, Coastival Festival and the Whitby Regatta and Folk Week, which are helping to raise awareness of what the region has to offer. The largest water park in Europe is due to open next to the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough this summer, adding to the area’s attractions and amenities. In addition to being just a 20-minute walk from the new Water Park, Scalby Lodge is ideally located for walkers, cyclists, bird-watchers and lovers of the great outdoors. The historic and popular Cleveland Way lies at the end of the individual gardens to the holiday cottages, each of which offers spectacular views across the bay.

For more information on the luxury accommodation on offer at Scalby Lodge, together with an up to date photo gallery of the recent refurbishments and details of availability, please visit the website: www.duchyoflancasterholidaycottages.co.uk.