Holidaymakers Stay Close To Nature

The Duchy holiday cottages at Scalby Lodge are enjoying record bookings one month after re-opening to visitors. The 4- and 5-star cottages on a clifftop location just outside Scarborough are fully booked until November 2021 as holidaymakers flock to areas of outstanding natural beauty across the UK.

With their luxury interiors, private garden spaces and spectacular views across the bay, the cottages at Scalby Lodge continue to out-perform many of their competitors in the area. Direct access to the Cleveland Way coastal walk and its close proximity to the North Yorks Moors have made the location a firm favourite with walkers, ramblers, cyclists, birdwatchers and families who enjoy outdoor pursuits and the open air.

Bird-watchers are particularly well-catered for on site. Over 160 species of bird has been recorded in the immediate vicinity of the cottages, including swifts, swallows, pied wagtails, house sparrows, pheasants and magpies as well as barn owls and a family of kestrels. There are also two ponds which border the site, allowing sightings of migratory and wading birds, ducks and geese and herons.

Commenting on the positive response to the reopening of the cottages, Holiday Cottage Manager Jayne Middleton said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome new and returning visitors to Scalby Lodge, which has always been popular with holidaymakers looking for something close to nature and a safe and secure environment in which to enjoy time with the family. All of our cottages are Covid-safe and we are retaining the stringent cleaning and changeover regime put in place at the start of the national lockdown.

“With the reopening of facilities such as the waterpark just down the road and the farm shops and restaurants within easy reach we expect to see an increasing demand for our cottages at least until the end of the year and probably into 2022.”

There are fifteen individually designed holiday cottages at Scalby Lodge, each in a converted farm building originally developed by the Duchy of Lancaster in 2012. Designed and finished to the Duchy’s own quality specification, they offer a variety of well equipped, self-catering accommodation for parties of all sizes, from two to ten people.

The site forms part of the Duchy’s historic Yorkshire Survey, which includes estates at Cloughton, Goathland, Pickering and Pontefract.

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