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Great Wood Lodges

Vale of York Flaxton Smith's Lane Great Wood
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Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2

Snuggled within 20 acres of gorgeous woodland, and close to the Howardian Hills, these eco-friendly lodges blend into the peaceful, tranquil environment with amazing views across the coarse fishing lake. If you want to venture into York, Whitby or even Harrogate then you'll be within easy driving distance for some great days out browsing the shops or enjoying the cafe culture.

The well designed adult only two bedroom lodges come with flatscreen TV and WIFI as well as being heated throughout.  Each lodge comes with a gorgeous verandah with garden furniture so you can enjoy the lake views in comfort.

The Pickering steam train is well worth a ride on, you get to take in the wonderful views of the North Yorkshire Moors

Our Top Tip
"The village of Flaxton is just two miles from the lodges and you'll finf lots of cycle routes and walks, as well as other outdoor activities like horse riding and golf."
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


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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Castle Howard is a beautiful place for a day trip set within 1,000 acres of glorious parkland and garden. The site is home to the historic castle itself but also has many other attractions including the Land Train which is a great way to explore the park and the Great Lake where boat trips can be enjoyed. During school holidays and at weekends in the summer organised activities such as crafting sessions, animal encounters and educational talks are on offer to ensure that the children are well catered for. Other attractions include the Adventure Playground, Nature Trail, Farm Shop and Café.

If you have children of varied ages and are looking for a day out to please everyone, then Creepy Crawlies is the perfect choice. The all weather attraction offers fun and games for children up to 12 years old and also provides a place for adults to relax and enjoy a coffee while the kids are playing on the slides, sports area and adventure zone. The site also has a very impressive outdoor area and petting zoo where children can enjoy crafts and meet cute and cuddly animals. Outside there is also a pedal track with Berg Go karts for big children and ride on's for little ones, a pond and a sensory zone where children can touch and feel new and interesting things. You can bring along a picnic to enjoy outside or try a freshly cooked meal at the cafe.

York Maze is fast becoming one of the regions top tourist attractions during the summertime.  This year the maze has a new design to make it even more fun and interesting.  The maze is carved out of an amazing 1.5 million growing maize plants and is thought to be the largest maze in the world! Of course the maze is the main attraction of the site, but there are plenty of other things for the whole family to enjoy including an adventure playground, 9 hole crazy golf course and a animal petting area where children can meet the animals that eat the maize and watch pig racing! Tractor and trailer rides around the maize are also available.

Great Wood Lodges Reviews

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
A fabulous place to escape to and recharge the batteries.Don and Helen have got it spot on will definitely return again
Very clean and tidy lodges with lovely views of the lake and animals that live there. Owners pleasant and helpful and have obviously put great thought into their guests comfort. Extremely quite and peaceful but actually not far from York and other attractions. The holiday had all the peace of being in the country and getting back to nature you find in camping while still having the luxury you would expect in a good hotel.
cabin was clean and very comfortable, everything you need (and some you don't) supplied. surroundings were wonderful overlooking the lake with the ducks and birds to entertain you. although cabin in woods it is not far or difficult to get out and about.
This is a lovely place to stay. The owners are so friendly and helpful. The fishing is great.
Don and Helen were fantastic hosts the lodge excellent extremely clean and very well equipped from kitchen utensils to wash powder washing up liquid.Even tea coffee sugar and milk for our arrival and a bottle of wine.Husband and friend very impressed with the fishing,In fact made such an impression we've booked to return in September Well worth a look.
Fantastic place .
We had a wonderful relaxing time, good location for York and Castle Howard, or to just enjoy the countryside. The lodges are well equipped and cosy, the owners friendly and helpful. Although the site is generally aimed at Anglers you can enjoy spectating and the wildlife, especially the birds on the feeders. We will certainly consider again for a short break.
Perfect relaxing break in peaceful surroundings. Great wildlife and great fishing. Lodges are beautiful and very well equipped. Lovely personal touches made it very special. A special mention to Don and Helen for the wonderfully warm reception and friendliness throughout our stay. Will definitely visit again and couldn't recommend highly enough. Thank you for the detailed directions to the lodge it made finding it very easy.
We were a family of four and had a lovely time at great wood lodges. Don and Helen the owners where the perfect hosts. We really enjoyed the chats we had with them both and enjoyed them showing us round the site. The lodges are perfect . They were obviously built through a labor of love. The care and attention they give to them and the site is unbelievable. The tea, coffee, sugar and wine were much appreciated. The site is situated in a great area. Nothing is too far away, and you can also enjoy the peace and quiet plus the wildlife if you so wish from your lodge. We will definitely return soon.
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Name Month of stay Year of stay
24th August 2017