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Great Wood Lodges


Vale of York » Flaxton » Smith's Lane » Great Wood
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Nestling within 20 acres of beautiful woodland, and close to the Howardian Hills, these eco-friendly lodges blend into the peaceful, tranquil environment with gorgeous views across the coarse fishing lake. Great Wood Lodges are within easy travelling distance of York, Whitby and Harrogate - and the North Yorkshire Moors are perfect for exploring on foot or by bike.

The village of Flaxton is about two miles away where there are plenty of cycle routes and walks, as well as horse riding and golf. You can also visit some of the town's pubs - The Blacksmith's in the village serves some cracking local beers. No visit to York would be complete without a visit to Betty's Tea Rooms and a tour of the 13th century cathedral.

Great Wood Lodge is timber-framed with a galleried roof and wooden oak floors. It's been constructed using natural insulation, plant oil-based paints and energy saving lighting. Perfect for four adults or a couple, there's a double bedroom with ensuite and a twin room, an open plan lounge/diner and patio doors that open onto a covered verandah with lovely views.

Book a ride on the Pickering steam train and soak up the spectacular views of the North Yorkshire Moors then head to the National Railway Museum in York for a history of the railways.

Our Top Tip
"Dalby Forest has tons of activities including two breweries - ale lovers will enjoy visiting the Black Sheep and Cropton visitor centres. It's also great for walking and cycling."
Accommodation features
  • Comfortable two bedroom lodges boasting modern eco-friendly technology.
  • Flat screen TV
  • Wi-fi
  • Kitchen including microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Shower
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Heated throughout
  • Gas and electricity included
  • No pets
  • Adults only
  • All non smoking accommodation

Accommodation at Great Wood Lodges

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4

Great Wood Lodge

Very comfortable lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Shower. Spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. Verandah with garden furniture overlooking the lake.

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Fun Days Out in Vale Of York

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.

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.

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.

Great Wood Lodges Reviews

Andrew, St. Andrews
Date of stay: 27th October 2017
Accommodation type: Great Wood Lodge
If you want a quiet, relaxing break in a comfortable and well equipped lodge, with excellent local attractions, then choose Great Wood Lodges.
Don, Wakefield
Date of stay: 8th September 2017
Accommodation type: Great Wood Lodge
As usual, Don and Helen were most attentive, friendly and helpful. The lodge was extremely well presented and fully equipped with everything we needed. There were even new settees that were more comfortable than before which was very nice. The surroundings were beautiful and the wildlife astounding. What with the fishing lake only a few paces away what was not to like?
Alison, Co Durham
Date of stay: 2nd September 2017
Accommodation type: Great Wood Lodge
Great place good directions made it easy to find evrything you could want for a relaxing break
Dean, London
Date of stay: 1st September 2017
Accommodation type: Great Wood Lodge
very relaxing, peaceful and a great fishing lake
Janice, Norfolk
Date of stay: 29th August 2017
Accommodation type: Great Wood Lodge
A lovely break - sadly not long enough.
Elaine, Northumberland
Date of stay: 19th August 2017
Accommodation type: Great Wood Lodge
Would highly recommend and definitely stay there again.
John, Tamworth
Date of stay: 8th July 2017
Accommodation type: Great Wood Lodge
Very clean and every thing you would need.
Jeffrey, Swinton Mexborough
Date of stay: 26th August 2016
Accommodation type: Great Wood Lodge
Great lodge great location only thing missing a hot tub
Andrew
Great Wood Lodges are spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well equipped. A very good location for visiting York and attractions nearby, such as Castle Howard. With just 4 lodges and adults only, the site is very quiet and wildlife is attracted, especially birds which use the many feeders in the surrounding trees. The lake is popular with visiting anglers (and the local herons!).
Michelle
Great Wood Lodges were exactly what we hoped for, quiet and peaceful but within easy reach of so many activities. We were particularly impressed with the kitchen, which was better equipped than our own! Thank you to Don and Helen for a lovely stay.
Elaine
Very high standard accommodation that was very clean and well maintained. Truly relaxing holiday, in lovely rural setting lots of wildlife to watch.
Don
As usual, the owners were most attentive, friendly and helpful. The lodge was extremely well presented and fully equipped with everything we needed. There were even new settees that were more comfortable than before which was very nice. The surroundings were beautiful and the wildlife astounding. What with the fishing lake only a few paces away what was not to like?
DEAN
great place for adults to relax
JANICE
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely weekend break at Great Wood Lodges. The Lodge was one of just four in an idyllic woodland setting overlooking the lake. The wood is full of delightful wildlife which we enjoyed whilst relaxing on our verandah. My husband enjoyed a spot of fishing in the lake just yards from the lodge. We were welcomed by the owner who explained all we needed to know about the Lodge and park. There was a lovely welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and wine. The Lodge was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Everything we needed was provided - beautiful towels, and toiletries and a well equipped kitchen.
Tony
We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in a this comfortable, well equipped lodge in an beautiful peaceful location, hidden in a wood. Great place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. We loved watching the wildlife on the lake and in the forest from the lodge windows.
Alison
Beautiful place and people very relaxing high quality accommodation
CB
Great Wood is a fantastic place to relax and recharge. Don and Helen are the most amazing hosts, so friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. The lodge was perfect in every way - well equipped, homely and immacuately clean. The surroundings are beautiful and the fishing was great! We loved every minute of our third visit and look forward to going back. A wonderful place and we are even more in love than ever, thanks Great Wood.
Ronald
A fabulous place to escape to and recharge the batteries.Don and Helen have got it spot on will definitely return again
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17th November 2017