These luxury lodges were brand new in 2009 and are ideal for those seeking a break away in a relaxed and picturesque environment. The park has a wonderful location just a short drive from the bustling market town of Thirsk and the historic city of York is also close by.
As the name would suggest the lodges have been designed around impressive and well stocked fishing lakes catering for all ages and abilities. The park also has a superb new contemporary bar and restaurant which also offers occasional weekend light entertainment. The food served in the restaurant is modern and fresh with local produce featuring strongly.
There is also plenty to see and do in the local area with cathedral cities of York and Ripon both within easy reach. If its a day on the coast you're looking for then the popular resorts of Scarborough and Whitby can be reached in just over an hour taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery and picture postcard villages en route.
The Yorkshire moors and dales can also be reached in under and hour and offer the perfect environment for enjoying outdoor pursuits. Watersports, climbing and gliding are available as well as the more traditional walking and cycling.
There are four types of lodge to choose from at Woodland Lakes. All were brand new in 2009 and are very well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. The Chestnut Lodge is a good choice for a romantic break and has one bedroom and an outdoor hot tub. The Birch Lodge is larger and perfect for families sleeping up to 6. The lodge has two storeys making it very spacious and it also has a balcony where you can enjoy stunning views and a hot tub. The Poplar lodge is also two storey and very contemporary in design. It sleeps up to 4 people and has an outside furnished area with hot tub.
- Watermill bar/restaurant
- Wi-Fi access (in Watermill)
- Children’s play area
- 13 well stocked fishing lakes *
- Tackle shop . Watermill bar/restaurant (offsite under separate ownership opening times vary)
- Fishing lakes and tackle shop under separate management
- All other facilities available for all dates.
- * Charges Apply.
- Deluxe one and two bedroom contemporary lodges and two, three and four bedroom holiday homes.
- Outdoor hot tub
- Flat screen TV/DVD
- iPod docking station
- Kitchen including microwave
- Dishwasher (except Chestnut Lodge VIP, Alder Lodge VIP and Alder Executive VIP)
- Washing machine (except Chestnut Lodge VIP, Poplar Lodge, Willow VIP, Alder Lodge VIP and Alder Executive VIP)
- Bath and/or shower
- Bed linen, duvets and towels
- Beds made up for your arrival
- Double glazed and centrally heated
- Gas and electricity included
- Babies must be included in party total
- Travel cots and highchairs £10pw each
- Pets £50pw each (max 1)
- (small breeds only)
- (in Chestnut Lodge VIP and Poplar Lodge only)
- (max 2)
- (in Alder 3 and 4 VIP, Birch Lodge, Birch Waterside Lodge, Willow VIP, Alder Lodge VIP and Alder Executive VIP only)
- All non smoking accommodation
Alder 3 VIP
New in 2016. Compact timber clad holiday home with one double, one twin and one twin with 2’ 6" beds. Jack and Jill bathroom with bath with overhead shower and Jack and Jill shower room. Lounge with French doors leading onto decking area, overlooking the lake. Outdoor hot tub.
Alder 4 VIP
New in 2016. Compact timber clad holiday home with two doubles, one twin and one twin with 2’ 6" beds. Jack and Jill bathroom with bath with overhead shower and Jack and Jill shower room. Lounge with French doors leading onto decking area, overlooking the lake. Outdoor hot tub.
Alder Executive VIP
Brand new for 2017. Compact and ultra-stylish timber clad holiday home with one double with TV/Freeview and ensuite bath with overhead shower. One twin with 2’ 6" beds. Separate shower. Lounge with breakfast bar and French doors leading onto decking. Outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake.
Compact timber clad holiday home with one double and one twin with 2’ 6" beds. Shower. Lounge with French doors leading onto decking. Outdoor hot tub.
Stylish two storey solid log lodge with balcony with superb views. Ground floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. First floor: One double with ensuite bath and one twin. Bathroom. Outdoor hot tub.
Birch Waterside Lodge
Stylish two storey solid log lodge with balcony with superb views. Ground floor: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. First floor: One double with ensuite bath and one twin. Bathroom. Outdoor hot tub. Overlooking ornamental pond.
Chestnut Lodge VIP
Contemporary semi-detached solid log lodge with one double bedroom with ensuite shower. Cosy open plan living area with vaulted ceiling and glazed doors leading to terrace with outdoor hot tub.
Fir Tree Lodge VIP
Brand new for 2017. Contemporary and stylish luxury lodge with one double with ensuite shower room and two twin. Bathroom with bath and overhead shower. Spacious lounge with French doors leading to decking area, overlooking the lake. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Contemporary single storey solid log lodge with large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Two doubles, one with ensuite shower. Bathroom. French doors leading to outdoor hot tub.
Compact timber clad holiday home with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Open plan living area. Outdoor hot tub. Some with lake views – please check when booking.
Woodland Lakes Lodges are in a good place if you want to do some siteseeing in yorkshire. The park itself was really peaceful, no kids running around or noisy groups when we were there. seemed to be mostly couples or small families with babies. People there just to relax. The bar on the park serves the most amazing food and the service was good but not in your face. Our lodge had smashing views over the woods and was very modern with a better kitchen than i have at home.
Date of stay: 2nd June 2017
Accommodation type: Alder 3 VIP
Absolutely stunning lodges and tranquil place would highly recommend it
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
Accommodation type: Alder 3 VIP
The hot tub was a great addition, although the water was hot! :)
Michelle, Whitley Bay
The fridge needs replacing in 11b ,as freezers freezes fridge food .and as self catering you need a good fridge.also cooker needs to have institutions as was very competitive. But the staff showded us how to use it and we figgered it out.but overall lodge was good clean and what you needed for your stay .
The only downside was, no instructions on how to work the cooker/microwave was a bit baffled as the sun was shining straight through door onto cooker panel, other than that it was brill.
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Accommodation type: Willow VIP
Lodge very clean inside and located over looking the lake! Perfect. Only down fall was the outside could have been cleaned down from time to time as around the windows, doors and spindles on the balcony had a lot of spiders and webs.
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Accommodation type: Willow VIP
Nice clean lodge with hot tub
Can't really find any negatives as we had a great stay. No issues with the lodge whatsoever- jacuzzi also well maintained.
Looking Forward to our return.
Warren, Bacup Lancashire
the value for money is based on the price we paid but maybe too expensive later on in the year
we had a great time and came back re-charged after the stress we have had before we came total relaxation from getting there to coming home.
can't wait to go back
Great Weekend away with the family and our two dogs!
Lodge was immaculate, plenty of room for us all & a 5 minute drive into Thirsk.
The only negative was that the site was not very dog friendly. The decking area was not closed off by a gate so we were unable to let them out onto the decking when we were in the hot tub. There wasn't anywhere to let them have a run so we had to keep them on their leads all weekend. Also the restaurant was not dog friendly so we were unable to visit. We did ask at reception if there was a field where we could take the dogs and she suggested the farmers field next to the site but said her dog was bitten by a tick in the field so we didn't want to risk it!
A lovely lodge just wouldn't come back with our dogs.
Had a fantastic weekend with my family and would definitely consider going again. It was a great place to relax away from the stress of working life.
Lovely comfortable & clean lodge with own privacy around the outdoor hot tub with table & chairs outdoors. Lovely power shower. Had a lovely weeks holiday & the sunny weather was an added bonus. Lovely park area with lots of lakes & ducks a beautiful setting. In walking distance to a restaurant & cafÃ©.
Lovely weekend, great accommodation, good location
Stunning place and lodges are beautiful and well equipped
Visit regularly we enjoy it so much lovely surrounding area shoetbdrive from York centre. Only complaint this time round was the onsite restaurant has changed and got a new menu and in our opinion wasn't as nice as in the past.
Had a lovely stay, noisy and inconsiderate neighbours arrived weds night.
Lodges were spotless clean, staff very helpful ,restaurant staff friendly and helpful, food was nice and value for money, location of site was good near to lots of places to see. The only thing that we could suggest to make anything better would be a bit more privacy around the hot tubs. People walking or driving past could see you in them. We had a great weekend and will be visiting again soonh
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