Scalby Lodge Re-Opens For Bookings

The Duchy of Lancaster holiday cottages at Scalby Lodge in North Yorkshire are open for business once again – and are proving as popular as ever.

Within 24 hours of the lifting of Government restrictions on the hospitality sector, some 129 bookings were taken for Scalby Lodge for dates between now and the end of the year. During the recent 15-week closure all of the cottages have been thoroughly deep-cleaned and reviewed to make sure they are Covid-safe, with a new and comprehensive cleaning regime in place between stays.

A few minor changes have been introduced in line with national guidelines, including the removal of items that are difficult to sanitise such as books, magazines, cushions and throws.  As a further precautionary measure, hairdryers will not be provided and visitors will be asked to kindly strip their own beds on departure. There will also be a later arrival and earlier departure time for all those staying in the cottages to allow for the professional cleaning and sanitising of the properties before they are re-let.

Commenting on the positive response to the reopening of Scalby Lodge, manager Jayne Middleton said: “We have been delighted with the number of bookings we’ve received, both from new and returning visitors. After such a difficult time for so many, we have been eager to welcome guests again and provide them with a well-earned break in this spectacular hill-top setting. The early indications are that staycations are going to prove particularly popular this year and we fully expect to reach 100 per cent occupancy between now and the rest of the year.”

Visitors should also note that the communal games room, putting green and playground will remain closed until further notice.

Scalby Lodge is a collection of fifteen individually designed holiday cottages owned by the Duchy of Lancaster. Situated on the clifftops over Scarborough and offering spectacular views across the bay, the cottages form part of the Duchy’s historic Cloughton Estate. Each of the cottages is finished to the highest standard with luxurious fixtures and fittings and has been awarded 4-star or 5-star Gold Awards by Visit England and other leading tourist organisations.