This rural retreat is a fisherman's delight, set on the banks of a coarse fishing lake in 15 acres of landscaped heaven! It's a beautiful setting and York with its many attractions, pubs and restaurants is easily accessible by car.
As well as fishing for all ages and abilities, there's lots to do in the Vale of York. Just a few miles away, Allerthorpe Park Watersports offers sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and canoeing - or you could swing from the high wires 40 feet up at Go Ape in Thornton le Dale.
If you're looking for a luxurious lodge with an outdoor hot tub, try Paradise Wood View VIP. It sleeps six people and is tastefully furnished with a verandah and garden furniture. Or if there's a party of you, Kingfisher House sleeps up to ten and has a balcony overlooking the lake plus its own cinema and games room; it's perfect for a big family celebration or special event!
York has much to offer visitors, from the Minster and the racecourse to the dungeons, but a little further afield, you can go rock climbing and bowling at Xscape in Castleford or head to Scunthorpe for some retail therapy.
Our Top Tip
"Knaresborough is a very pretty little market town with a fantastic castle and Ye Oldest Chymist Shoppe in England!"
- A choice of open plan pods, two and three bedroom lodges and a five bedroom house.
- Outdoor hot tub (in Paradise Wood View and Paradise Park View only)
- Kitchen including 4-ring hob, microwave and full size oven (or 2-ring hob and microwave in Paradise Pod only)
- Bath and/or shower
- Bed linen and duvets
- Beds made up for your arrival
- Verandah with garden furniture
- Double glazed
- Centrally heated (except Paradise Pod)
- Panel heating (in Paradise Pod only)
- Gas and electricity included
- Babies must be included in party total
- Pets £25pw each (max 2)
- (in specific Paradise Lakeview only)
- All non smoking accommodation
Paradise Park View
Luxury lodge with one double with TV and ensuite shower and one twin. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Bath with overhead shower. Verandah. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Paradise Wood View
Luxury lodge with one double with TV and ensuite shower and two twin. Stylish and spacious open plan living space. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Shower. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
It was a really nice few days away, we will definitely return at some point in the not too distant future. My husband was out fishing in the early morning everyday being so easy as the cabin was on the side of the lake. We took our granddaughter age 9 and was a bit worried about keeping her occupied away from it all with no internet or childrens' facilities etc, but i she thoroughly enjoyed herself and learned how to fish with Granddad, she asked when we were going again.
Will definitely go again.
Lovely, comfortable, clean. everything you need for your holiday.
Beautiful surroundings Great for getting away from everthing.
Area would benefit from paths to enable walking nearby.
Lodge good but a couple of repairs needed. Shower leaked and toilet seats in both bathrooms were loose.
Overall though very good facilities
Good fishing from a handy peg right in front of the lodge. If you're after peace and tranquility, this is ideal.
the pod is great for two, they are home form home
Norman, Stockton On Tees Teesside
brilliant staff couldent do enough to help us first class
We absolutely loved our stay in the ecopod....it was so peaceful and the pod had everything you could need for a relaxing weekend away!:) thankyou so much, we will definitely be returning! Customer care was fantastic and made our stay even more perfect!
Coral, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset.
Very pleasant,The wildlife make it.
beautiful site, great staff very helpful, super lodge and facilities
This is our 2nd time staying here.we love it.its so peacefull and full of wildlife.highly recomend.theyve a park which kept our toddler happy and fishing to keep the partner happy.would defenately go back
Excellent accommodation and staff.
We were recommended to this property and would be very happy to recommend to family and friends.
It was a high cost property for us but it was lovely. Would be happy to hear of any deals to return again !
Wonderful location for a peaceful break away from it all, but also in easy reach of York for sight seeing. The site staff were very friendly and helpful. Problems with wifi and mobile phone coverage being poor due to location, but that was not a problem for us, but could be for anyone who needs to be contacted at any time. The accommodation was well maintained and spotlessly clean, no complaints at all we said we would have liked to stay for a few more days.
Beautiful place lovely lodges friendly and helpful staff
Was like a magical land " podland " the pods were comfy for the 2 of us plus toddler he loved feeding the ducks & the play park .
Plenty to see and do around about .
We will most definitely return
Lovely quiet setting, seen lots of animals, pod was clean and comfortable, good price, staff friendly
Absolutely fantastic place. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing.
Just a fab place to stay- we love it! Compact and basic but nice to get back to the basics and a little adventure- we will be back again!
Our second stay here . Everything was brilliant . Even weather was perfect .
If you are enjoying a lodge holiday in Yorkshire then a visit to York Maze is a must! This summertime attraction is now one of the most popular in the region offering fun for the whole family. The maze has been improved this year and is now bigger and better than ever before. Carved from an amazing 1.5 million growing maize plants it is thought to be the largest maze in the world! As well as the maze itself the site boasts an adventure playground, 9 hole crazy golf courses and an animal petting area where children can meet the cute and friendly animals that eat the maize and watch pig racing! Tractor and trailer rides around the maize are also available and are recommended for those with young children.
Madhyamaka Meditation Centre a unique and very special centre in the Yorkshire moors offering amazing meditation experiences for experts and novices. The beautiful setting really ads to the experience and the gorgeous grounds are abundant with wildlife including Squirrels, Deer and Birds including Red Kites. The centre is now offering a special weekend retreat for families which includes family friendly guided meditations as well as fun activities such as face painting, games and a barbeque.
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.
Dig is a unique and somewhat educational attraction in York offering children the opportunity to enjoy excavation, discovery, and digging. Within the site is a discovery centre, several pits filled with Roman and Medieval ruins and a science lab where children can take part in exciting experiments. Staff are on hand at all times to help the children and to ensure they get the most from the experience. The attraction can get busy during school holidays and pre booking is recommended.