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Griffon Forest

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  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
  • Cycle hire
  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
  • Walks and trails on your doorstep
  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
  • Woodland walks
  • Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
  • Tykes Restaurant
  • Tykes Restaurant
  • Sandburn Hall
  • Gardeners
  • Gardeners
  • Gardeners
  • Gardeners
  • Keepers
  • Keepers
  • Poachers
  • Poachers
  • Poachers
  • Poachers
  • Woodmans
  • Woodmans
  • Woodmans
  • Woodmans
  • Gardeners Premier
  • Poachers Premier
  • Poachers Premier
  • Poachers Premier
  • Poachers Premier
  • Gardeners Family Premier
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
Alex, Doncaster
Date of stay: 2nd July 2018
Accommodation type: Poachers Premier
Perfect for honeymoon, I would just recommend WiFi for the lodges
Robert, Watford
Date of stay: 2nd July 2018
Accommodation type: Gardeners Premier
Would recommend Griffon Forest everytime
Shirley, Bognor Regis
Date of stay: 25th June 2018
Accommodation type: Keepers
We had a great week
Zoe, Sheffield
Date of stay: 25th June 2018
Accommodation type: Woodmans
Amazing fantastic place to spend with the whole of the family in a peaceful and friendly beautiful atmosphere. X
Lucy, Lowestoft
Date of stay: 23rd June 2018
Accommodation type: Gardeners Premier
Excellant. Will return.
Ann-marie, Derby
Date of stay: 22nd June 2018
Accommodation type: Poachers Premier
Amazing lodge which is everything you need
Debbie, Cambridgeshire
Date of stay: 22nd June 2018
Accommodation type: Poachers Premier
exactly what we needed relaxing and peaceful
Lisa, South Yorkshire
Date of stay: 18th June 2018
Accommodation type: Keepers
Brilliant break my son has autism and loved it too
Graham, Cefneithin
Date of stay: 15th June 2018
Accommodation type: Poachers
Beautiful lodge with every facility one could wish for.
Griffin Forest was the first lodge we ever stayed in many years ago and we have stayed in many since then. But Griffin Forest is our favourite and it was our third visit it will not be our last. You really feel like you are in a forest, it is very secluded and private. Loved every minute we were there.
Lovely relaxing setting with everything you need. Only one or two things needed, log fire and also robes for the hot tubs. Lovely place and highly recommended.
This is the second time we have stayed here, the last time being two years ago. We foolishly tried another site but you can’t beat this one so we came back this year in mid April. The lodges are situated to give privacy and as we had two dogs with us the railed in hot tub area meant we could indulge while keeping an eye on the dogs, knowing they were safe. The walks around the forest are great but be aware, as with last time we were there, because it had rained an awful lot before we arrived some of the paths were extremely muddy. This time we brought wellies, but sadly none for the dogs, still standing them in the shower soon changed my daughter’s two Black Pugs into the correct one Black and one Fawn Pug!! We stayed in a “Keeper” lodge, which is the cheapest of the range but offered all the facilities we needed. There is a shop on site and other shops / take aways not far away, plus a golf course and bar if you want besides. The weather had changed from the forecast of further rain to sunshine and/ or cloud so we again had a fantastic holiday. We would definitely recommend this site to anyone.
An absolutely beautiful place to relax and unwind! the walks from your doorstep are just pure pleasure and watching the deer and the rest of the wild life was just wonderful, we would come more often but the only negative I can give is that the prices are slightly high therefore making the trips fewer and far between.
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.
Great location and site. The cabin was very nice but a little tired considering the price. Overall very happy.
Beautiful surroundings and very comfortable lodge. Would definitely return so highly recommended.
It was brilliant and relaxing
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.
Absolutely stunning place. Quiet and pieceful. Great place, great facilities. Extremely warm hot tub. Just what we needed.
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