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Griffon Forest

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  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
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  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
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  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
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  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
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  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
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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
  • 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.
Accommodation features
  • 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.


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
Linda, Hull
Date of stay: 7th April 2018
Accommodation type: Gardeners Family Premier
Really large lodge. Really clean on arrival.
Date of stay: 24th March 2018
Accommodation type: Poachers Premier
poachers premier was excellent the only negative i could think of would be maybe there needs a cover over the hot tub for when it rains but this is being slightly picky
Barbara, Peterborough
Date of stay: 23rd March 2018
Accommodation type: Gardeners
Excellent value for money
Steven, Barnsley.
Date of stay: 23rd March 2018
Accommodation type: Gardeners
Nice place to unwind and while away the hours.
David, Oxfordshire
Date of stay: 16th March 2018
Accommodation type: Keepers
Perfect get away!
Jordan, Cheshire
Date of stay: 12th March 2018
Accommodation type: Poachers
Poachers was a good lodge but needs a bit of updating and the blinds in the bathroom need taking down as they were rather dirty.
Joanne, Peterborough
Date of stay: 12th March 2018
Accommodation type: Poachers
Most relaxing place , love it and cant wait to go back
Karen, Brierley Hill West Mids
Date of stay: 9th March 2018
Accommodation type: Keepers
Will be returning
Shirley, Cirencester
Date of stay: 2nd March 2018
Accommodation type: Gardeners Premier
Lovey lodge the bed was so comfortable
Date of stay: 26th February 2018
Accommodation type: Keepers
Curtains a little dated, sofas don't match cushions very fusty. Dusty on top of every bit of furniture. Furniture stuck together with super glue witnesses the work man putting a chair back together with glue in lodge next door to us.
excellent location and superb lodge
Excellent long weekend.
Had a great time at Griffin, gardeners lodge was wonderful and facilities were great. Hot tub amazing, lovely to be sat in if an evening and seeing the badgers walk by!
Wonderful setting lovely lodge
Great location and site. The cabin was very nice but a little tired considering the price. Overall very happy.
It was the third time I have stayed at Griffon Forest and it just gets better and better. This time I booked for our wedding anniversary so the romantic setting was ideal. We took feed for the birds (as we always do) and was delighted when we had a woodpecker visit us twice. What we hadn't bargained for was the badgers... What a delight we had three badgers visit us every evening (they loved peanut butter sandwiches). We will be booking again, we have stayed at other lodges but nothing has compared to Griffon in the seclusion and peacefulness of the site.
Beautiful surroundings and very comfortable lodge. Would definitely return so highly recommended.
Large lodge. Everything you need is there. Very clean and lovely and warm when we arrived. Kids loved the jacuzzi bath. Great location really close for shopping in York the outlet or 30 mins from Leeds. Had terrible weather for our stay but didn't stop us having a lovely relaxing family break. Would definitely stay again.
The accommodation was great, the locations superb and very handy for York. The park and ride was really handy for getting to the city centre. The staff were magnificent and very helpful and friendly The only negative was that on the first day our lodge was not ready, (which was not a problem as we were early) so we decided to feed the kids and ourselves in the 'sports bar'. The food there was not very good, badly presented, served to us all at different time (we'd ate ours long before the kids got theirs) and it looked to have come fresh from the freezer, it would have put us off the Tykes restaurant (which has its name on the kids menu's), but we did go in there the next day for lunch with friends and the difference was incredible. The food in the Tykes Restaurant was great, couldn't fault it and would Highly recommend the steak night.
Had a brilliant time but was restricted a bit due to bad weather and having a dog with us. Dogs are allowed on the patios in the pubs but with such bad weather it was apply able really but overall had a lovely relaxin holiday
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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.