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20th August 2017

Griffon Forest

North of England » Vale of York » York » Flaxton
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Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2

Griffon Forest Lodges aim to offer the ultimate luxury hideaway and are beautifully set in acres of tranquil woodland. This secluded setting is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy some pampering.

The historic city of York with its many shops and vibrant nightlife as well as its beautiful surrounding countryside is easily accessible from Griffon Forest, and our friendly staff are on hand to give you any help and information you may need.

Boasting private hot tubs with every lodge, cosy furnishings and woodland walks from your doorstep, this peaceful haven is ideal for indulging yourself. Why not choose a lodge with a four poster bed and a 6ft. Jacuzzi bath for a truly romantic break. Cameras will film badgers, birds and many more creatures and beam live footage to your TV. Watch all the action from the comfort of your lodge!

There are many types of lodge to choose from. For the ultimate romantic escape, the Poachers Premier is Griffon Forest's finest. It has a king-size four poster bed, 6ft circular jacuzzi bath and large walk in shower. It also has a large timber decking area complete with hot tub. Champagne and chocolates will be in your lodge on arrival. Families or groups may opt for the spacious Woodman's Lodge. This luxurious lodge has three bedrooms and large timber deck with sunken hot tub.

Park Facilities
Accommodation features
  • Sandburn Hall – 10 mins walk (lit pathway)
  • Tykes Restaurant (10% discount for all guests)
  • Sports bar (Wi-Fi access)
  • 18 hole golf course *
  • driving range * and golf academy
  • Indoor tennis/badminton *
  • Cycle hire *
  • Fly fishing lake *
  • Network of walks and trails
  • Badger watch
  • Shop with off licence
  • Day kennels.
  • All facilities available for all dates.
  • * Charges Apply.
  • Craftsman built lodges all with an outdoor hot tub.
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Flat screen TV with selected satellite, Freeview and radio channels plus Wild Watch - live nature footage
  • DVD/CD
  • Kitchen including microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Utility room (except Poachers)
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Bathrobes (except Keepers and Woodmans)
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Barbecue
  • Timber deck with sunloungers and garden furniture
  • Central heating
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Travel cots and highchairs £12pw each
  • Pets £36pw each (max 2)
  • (in specific lodges only)
  • All non smoking accommodation
  • Some lodges have ramp access for visitors with mobility difficulties – please check when booking.

Accommodation at Griffon Forest



Luxury lodge with king size four poster. Spa bath. Large timber deck with sunken outdoor hot tub. Complimentary wine and chocolates on arrival.


Gardeners Family Premier

Exclusively designed for groups or families. One king size four poster and one twin with additional guest bed and TV, both with ensuite walk-in shower and spa bath. All the luxury features of a Gardeners Premier with large timber deck with sunken outdoor hot tub.


Gardeners Premier

The forest’s largest lodge! Each bedroom has king size four poster, with ensuite walk-in shower and spa bath. Luxuriously furnished central living and kitchen area leading onto large timber deck with sunken outdoor hot tub. Complimentary wine and chocolates on arrival. Book this lodge with one bedroom only and pay Poachers Premier price.



Popular luxury lodge with one double with TV and traditional oak canopy bed and one twin. Bath and separate walk-in shower. Large timber deck with sunken outdoor hot tub.



Open plan, perfect for a romantic break. King size four poster, 6ft circular spa bath and separate spacious shower room. Large cosy leather sofa. Large timber deck with sunken outdoor hot tub. No pets. Complimentary wine and chocolates on arrival.


Poachers Premier

The forest’s finest! Beautifully designed and furnished open plan lodge, perfect luxury for a romantic break or honeymoon. King size four poster. Superb bathing area with 6ft circular spa bath and spacious walk-in shower. Large timber deck with sunken outdoor hot tub. No pets. Champagne, red roses and chocolates on arrival.



Refurbished in 2015. Very spacious luxury lodge ideal for families. One king size four poster or oak canopy bed with ensuite modern shower, one twin and one single. Family bathroom with bath with overhead shower. Large timber deck with sunken outdoor hot tub.

Griffon Forest Reviews

john c
What I say fab will go again
Susan, Newtonhill
Date of stay: 21st July 2017
Accommodation type: Woodmans
Fantastic accommodation everything you could ask for.
David, Lincoln
Date of stay: 21st July 2017
Accommodation type: Keepers
great relaxing place to stay and we will be back again
Tina, Manchester
Date of stay: 7th July 2017
Accommodation type: Gardeners
the most relaxed and chilled holiday, best sleep ever in the most comfy bed and pillows!!
Beverley, Burton-on-trent
Date of stay: 3rd July 2017
Accommodation type: Poachers Premier
A lovely cabin. This one is extremely open-plan, so best for couples who don't need their own space!
Jacqueline, Durham
Date of stay: 16th June 2017
Accommodation type: Poachers
Our lodge was in a good location and still private. May be time for updates to some of the furnishings and bathroom. The very large circular jacuzzi is a great addition.
Joanne, Boston
Date of stay: 16th June 2017
Accommodation type: Gardeners Premier
Absolutely fantastic time at griffin forest! The lodge was spotless and fantastic facilities. We cannot wait for our next visit!
Vicki, Bolton
Date of stay: 2nd June 2017
Accommodation type: Keepers
Perfect from start to finish
Angela, Sunderland
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Accommodation type: Gardeners
Lovely cabin. Was greeted with flowers wine and chocolates. Cannot think of anything bad to report
Lynn, Glasgow
Date of stay: 22nd May 2017
Accommodation type: Gardeners
Found someone else's pyjamas behind the bedside table when I went to plug in hairdryer .... Not the best housekeeping!!
Expensive for what you get
Claire, Lincolnshire
Date of stay: 22nd May 2017
Accommodation type: Keepers
We had a 3 night weekend break staying in Keepers lodge, the lodge was very clean and tidy and lots of space for all the family like home from home. When we arrived it was evening and looked so welcoming all the lights were on and a lovely little extra was a bunch of flowers on the dining table.
Lovely hot tub on the decking which was ready for us to use on arrival.
A short walk to the golf club for a meal, lovely and peaceful stay in a perfect location for a number of days out. We got to see badgers and squirrels outside the lodge. We will definately be coming back again and highly recommend it.
Another brilliant holiday at Griffon Forest. We stayed in a poachers lodge, which was very clean and thoughtfully laid out. Lots of places to visit nearby. Loved that we could hire dvds and games for free on a rainy day.
Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Cabin was lovely and clean, with flowers; chocolates; wine; tea; coffee and milk on arrival. Great to be able to borrow books and DVD's from reception. Not too far to the park and ride into York. Fed squirrels and birds on terrace in the morning, and badgers at night which was great! Would recommend πŸ˜€
Luxury lodges, quiet setting and great location. Even had two badgers visit every evening . Hot tub was amazing after long days sightseeing!
great location with easy access to the surrounding area
Excellent location, beautiful surroundings and fab hot tub
Really enjoyed our stay. Loved the location of the accommodation as it was so easy to tour around. We will certainly be back.
Could do with WiFi πŸ‘Œ
It was amazing, would of been nice to have a little more to do in the evening as the bar only open until 9. Apart from that brilliant
Absolutely loved it, this is the third time we have stayed here, beautiful relaxing place to be. Gorgeous lodge, so clean and comfortable and things placed there for our arrival. We will be back in a couple of years.
Great location, close to some excellent places to visit, such as Castle Howard, Eden Camp and North Yorks Steam Railway. Only 20 mins roughly from York. Wonderful place to have lodges. Very woody. We saw badgers and owls every night. 20 minute walk to the sports bar, and Tykes restaurant. Will definitely go again, but the lodges really need some tlc both internally and externally. Bathrooms have seen better days, and the patios need a good power washing. Kitchen is well equipped, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee and sugar. There is a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board and iron.
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Fun Days Out near Griffon Forest

Web Adventure Park - about 5 Miles
Come rain or shine children need to be entertained and Creepy Crawlies just north of York is the perfect place! This all weather attraction caters for toddlers and children up to 12 years old with a huge array of climbing equipment, ball pools, slides, chutes and adventure areas. Adults can relax and enjoy a coffee and a snack while the kids are having fun.  The site also has a large and rather impressive outdoor area with pet zone and pedal track with Go karts. There is also a pond with fish and a sensory zone where children can touch and feel new and interesting things.
Castle Howard - about 6 Miles
Castle Howard is one of the regions most beautiful and historic landmarks and is located in 1,000 acres of parkland with breathtaking gardens to explore. As well as exploring the castle visitors can enjoy attractios including the unique Land Train - the best way to see the entire park. There is also a large lake offering boat trips during the summer months. In high season the site is very popular with families and offers organised activities for children including tours, talks, crafting and animal encounters. The site also has a Nature Trail which is fun for the whole family and an Adventure Playground where children can run off some energy.
Yorkshire Lavender - about 6 Miles
Yorkshire Lavender is an amazing award winning attraction offering breathtaking panoramic views of York, a Café, Plant Nursery and Lavender Gardens. The 60 acre site is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is an excellent choice for a day trip. The onsite shops sells Lavender products such as bath and body treats, skincare, medicine and herbal remedies.
Jorvik Viking Centre - about 7 Miles
Jorvik Viking Centre is a fun and educational attraction offering visitors the chance to learn all about the Viking-Age city of Jorvik. Thanks to the Archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust the amazing houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik are on display and give a clear insight to the way of life all those years ago.  The site aims to offer an interactive experience with the state of the art time capsule and the blacksmith's furnace being the top attractions.