Scalby Lodge, Scarborough
New Build and Conversion of Existing Farm Buildings
- Client: The Duchy of Lancaster
Presently owned by the Duchy of Lancaster, proposals were made to turn the farm into a holiday complex by creating 9 holiday cottages from the original range of buildings and constructing 2 new ones. Already on the site were 4 functioning holiday cottages which had been established previously, this would create a viable holiday complex with 15 units and opportunities for more new-build units in the future. The buildings were built using a mixture of stone and brick, all of which was sourced locally, ensuring an exact match to the original materials. Lime mortar was used throughout and internal plastering without the use of bead former was applied to give features such as rounded corners for a period look. Each unit was insulated and underfloor heating was installed, the heat being supplied by ground source heat pumps to extract the heat from 22 boreholes drilled to a depth of 50 metres around the site. In addition woodburning stoves were installed in each unit. Currently Scalby Lodge cites 15 sympathetically transformed holiday cottages . Each is built to the same high quality and they retain many of their original features. Each unit is unique. Units vary in size from a two bedroom unit to one with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Two of the units have been specially designed with DDA compliant wetrooms etc for disabled guests. All the units feature level access. Most have sea views, with some fortunate to have spectacular panoramic views of both the sea and Scarborough’s 12th century Castle. A reception block, large car park and children’s outdoor play area are also part of the complex.