Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
Flaxton, York, Vale of York

Griffon Forest


out of 5

Tucked away in the heart of mature woodland on Sandburn Hall estate, just 8 miles from York and offering a haven of peace and tranquillity to visitors and wildlife alike, Griffon Forest is the perfect hideaway. Each oak lodge boasts its own setting enhanced by cosy interiors, spacious open plan living and home comforts of a well-equipped kitchen, modern bathroom, welcome touches, and free Wi-Fi.

Unwind in the comfort of your lodge surrounded by a haven of birds, animals and plants right on your doorstep. Take in the night sky star gazing from your outdoor hot tub to complete the relaxing experience. Wild Watch cameras can beam live footage of Griffon Forest’s abundant wildlife to your TV and if you’re very lucky you may be visited by the resident badgers searching the forest for food, directly outside your lodge. Explore the walks, cycle paths, 18-hole golf course* and a coarse fishing lake*, all available on the Estate. Take a short walk to Tykes Restaurant, offering good food made from local produce in a friendly atmosphere or visit Sandburn Hall’s Sports Bar to watch the game and enjoy drinks or a bar snack. Residents receive 10% discount off food and drinks in both, and dogs are welcome.

Griffon Forest is perfect for romantic escapes, family breaks, or simply unwinding and pampering yourself in an idyllic rural retreat. With a selection of dog friendly lodges (2 allowed per lodge), plenty of space for a dog beds, enclosed outdoor decks, and walks in open fields or woodland from your doorstep, their tails will be wagging!

Griffon Forest is the perfect base to explore Further afield – City, Coast or Country! The Yorkshire Dales, York Moors and North East Coast are all within easy reach. Key local attractions include Castle Howard and Flamingo Land, not forgetting the fabulous City of York with its cultural delights, shopping, and nightlife, just 8 miles away. For the ultimate indulgent stay, pamper packs are available to pre-order, to be in your lodge for arrival*
*Charges apply

  • Sandburn Hall – 10 mins walk (lit pathway)
  • Tykes Restaurant (10% discount for all guests, booking is strongly recommended)
  • Sports bar (10% discounts for all guests)
  • 18 hole golf course* and golf academy and driving range.
  • Indoor tennis/badminton*
  • Network of walks and trails
  • Badger watch
  • Free Wi-Fi in all lodges
  • Coarse fishing lake*
  • Hot Tub Comfort Pamper Pack*
  • Treating Ourselves Pamper Pack*

All facilities available for all dates. *Charges apply.


    Diamond Awards - Finalist 2023


Fishing Onsite
Golf on Site