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Clara's Cottage

West Lutton near Malton, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 950877)


Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Mark

    “Lovely old cottage and great place to stay.”

    Wifi signal was strong (there's little mobile signal as it's very remote), and the kitchen was big and well fitted out. The fire lit very easily and very cosy living room. Only drawback was the smell of the damp in the cottage as it does have quite a lot of damp. We bought some plug in air fresheners which helped and hey, it's only for a week.

    Wifi signal was strong (there's little mobile signal as it's very remote), and the kitchen was big and well fitted out. The fire lit very easily and very cosy living room. Only drawback was the smell of the damp in the cottage as it does have quite a lot of damp. We bought some plug in air fresheners which helped and hey, it's only for a week.

    - Mark, July 2023

    Thanks for this feedback and the positive comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay. There will always be certain issues with a Grade II listed cottage built in 1802. There are strict rules on modifications. We take any negative comments seriously and are sorry if this 'drawback' affected your stay. We have never had anyone mention damp before and we get very many repeat guests who fall in love with the property and the vibe. We think it was a problem with our guttering which was leaking around the time of your visit due to heavy rain and leaf build up (and the fact that the cottage is chalk and therefore somewhat porous). We have replaced all the guttering now - and the walls that may have smelled damp in the summer have all been treated and redecorated. Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with BT TV, DVD, CD/radio with Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars at front of cottage on bridge over stream
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with summerhouse, furniture and BBQ
  • Use of two bicycles (to be used at own risk)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Farm shop 3 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Coast 15 miles
  • Note: Property has steep stairs, there’s one step down from the double bedroom and the floors are uneven in places, not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms
  • Note: Shallow stream to front of property, children and pets must be supervised at all times.

The property

This delightful Grade II listed cottage is situated in the charming, rural village of West Lutton, in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds and close to the towns of Driffield, Malton and Scarborough.

Built around 1801 as an estate workers’ cottage, this superb property is an ideal base for families and friends wishing not only to explore the Wolds, but also the stunning North York Moors National Park, the Hambleton Hills, The Howardian Hills, the stunning coast and even the historic city of York, which is just 50 minutes' drive away.

You can leave your car on the cottage's wooden bridge over the pretty Gypsey Race stream.

Once you have parked up and gone inside, you will find a holiday home that caters for all your needs, with character features throughout, including exposed beams and fireplaces.

There is also the added bonus of modern features including BT Infinity WiFi and BT TV.

The kitchen has everything you require to rustle up a tasty breakfast before venturing out for the day, or a heart-warming meal in the evening, which can then be enjoyed in the dining room with feature fireplace.

On chilly evenings, you can relax in the snug sitting room whilst the logs on the warming woodburning stove crackle away.

Alternatively, summer nights can be spent enjoying an alfresco meal, or curling up and unwinding in the summerhouse with a cold drink and good book.

On the first floor are three bedrooms, including the master king-size double with an apex ceiling and feature fireplace, and the bathroom has an electric shower and a deep whirlpool bath, perfect for resting those achy legs after long walks out and about in the Wolds.

Nestled in the beautiful Great Wold Valley, West Lutton has an historic church and a dog-friendly pub, The Three Tuns, which is just a two minute walk from the cottage and serves great beer and home-cooked food.

The Blue Bell and The Star in nearby Weaverthorpe are both also excellent choices for dining out, as is The Triton Inn in the beautiful estate village of Sledmere.

There is a good farm shop at Sledmere as well as Butterwick, both only a few miles away.

The gentle, undulating Yorkshire Wolds, stretching from the River Humber to the south to the chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head are ideal for walking and cycling, and are well worth exploring.

There’s plenty to see and do in the area, including the historic properties of Castle Howard, Sledmere House and Deer Park, Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens, the RSPB reserve at Bempton near Flamborough, the coastal resorts of Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby.

Inland there’s Thirsk, Helmsley, Easingwold, Pickering and of course York.

A wonderful Wolds cottage for a varied break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Driffield 10 miles; Malton 11 miles; Scarborough 15 miles.

West Lutton is a small, pretty, rural village situated in the open countryside of the rolling Yorkshire Wolds. The village has one pub, but close by is the village of Weatherthorpe, which has a shop, Post Office and two excellent inns. Ideally located, West Lutton is just a short drive from the delightful historic market towns of Malton and Driffield, while the east coast resorts of Filey, Bridlington and Scarborough, with their long, safe, sandy beaches and seaside amenities, are also easily accessible. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and touring, with many outstanding inns, stately homes and open gardens to visit. A day out in the medieval, walled city of York, with its famous minster and Jorvik Viking Centre is well worth a visit, as is the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway at Pickering.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas