Griffon Forest in York

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Welcome to Griffon Forest in Flaxton, York offering a choice of 7 accommodations. On this page you can find information on Griffon Forest including Griffon Forest photo galleries, reviews, availability and booking information. If you like what you see, you can book your stay at Griffon Forest online securely. Griffon Forest is a great choice if you're looking for a holiday in York or Vale Of York.

Tucked away in the heart of 100 acres of woodland offering a haven of peace and tranquility to visitors and wildlife alike, Griffon Forest is the perfect luxury hideaway. Each oak lodge boasts its own setting enhanced by cosy interiors, woodland walks from the doorstep and hot tubs to complete the indulgent ambience. Wild Watch cameras can beam live footage of Griffon Forest’s abundant wildlife to your TV but if you’re lucky you may also see the resident badgers directly outside your lodge. Perfect for romantic escapes, family breaks, or simply unwinding and pampering yourself in an idyllic rural retreat. Walks, cycle paths and golf are all available on park and with the Dales, Moors and North East Coast easily accessible, attractions abound. York’s fabulous historic and cultural delights await just 8 miles away. Wi-Fi access. Sandburn Hall – 10 mins walk (lit pathway). Tykes Restaurant (10% discount for all guests). Sports bar (Wi-Fi access). 18 hole golf course and golf academy. Indoor tennis/badminton. Cycle hire. Fly fishing lake. Network of walks and trails. Badger watch. Shop with off licence. Wi-Fi. Day kennels. All facilities available for all dates.

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.

All guests to Griffon Forest have access to the following facilities and amenities:

  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Wifi Internet
  • Single Sex Parties Welcome
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Golf Course
  • Shop / Supermarket
  • Fishing
  • Under 25 Parties Welcome
  • Offers 2 Night Breaks
  • Hot Tub
  • Non Smoking

Accommodation at Griffon Forest

Gardeners (Lodge)

Gardeners | Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Romantic Breaks

Keepers (Lodge)


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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Romantic Breaks

Poachers (Lodge)


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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Romantic Breaks

Woodmans (Lodge)


Very spacious luxury lodge ideal for families. One kingsize four poster with ensuite modern shower, one twin and one single. Family bathroom with bath with overhead shower. Large timber deck with sunken outdoor hot tub.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms

Gardeners Premier (Lodge)

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms

Poachers Premier (Lodge)

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Romantic Breaks

Gardeners Family Premier (Lodge)

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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Looking for reviews of Griffon Forest? The following Griffon Forest reviews have been submitted.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Phillip Adaway on 29th December 2019

I couldn't rate this place highly enough. we've been here 6 times over the years and 4 of those were at Christmas. lodges are clean and well kept, located in beautiful surroundings. The hot tubs in winter time is a must. Walks a plenty on your doorstep. Staff are all very friendly, polite and helpful.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Simon Evans on 4th December 2019

Amazing place very private beautiful surroundings

Rated 5 out of 5 by David Tinsley on 17th December 2019

Awesome retreat. Like center parcs but without the ten Bob millionaires

Rated 5 out of 5 by Adele Devlin on 23rd October 2019

Great surroundings, cozy lodges.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Nick Scarborough on 12th October 2019

Great peaceful Holiday location

Weather Forecast

Make sure you're prepared for your holiday at Griffon Forest in Flaxton, York, whatever the weather, by checking out the weather forecast for Griffon Forest (observations for Upper Helmsley).

Temp. Rainfall Wind Clouds Pressure Humidity
Today light rain Light Rain 5°C - 11°C 2.14mm 19mph NNW 100% 1,012mb 78%
Tomorrow moderate rain Moderate Rain 4°C - 8°C 4.57mm 30mph NNW 80% 1,010mb 62%
Sunday moderate rain Moderate Rain 1°C - 6°C 7.26mm 15mph NNW 100% 1,011mb 77%
Monday light rain Light Rain 3°C - 11°C 1.50mm 23mph NNW 100% 1,004mb 69%
Tuesday moderate rain Moderate Rain 1°C - 7°C 4.69mm 24mph NNW 2% 1,000mb 56%
Wednesday snow Snow -0°C - 4°C 2.13mm 17mph NNW 80% 996mb 68%
Thursday overcast clouds Overcast Clouds -1°C - 5°C 0.00mm 7mph NNW 92% 1,006mb 70%

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