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The Old Gravel Pit Lodges

3 Nights And Over Prices From 225.

A paradise for fishing, bird watching and relaxing...

Enjoying splendid views over magnificent lakes within a secluded 30 acre setting of private wooded nature reserve, these four spacious self catering lodges have been furnished to a high standard for a comfortable and relaxing getaway.

All of our lodges offer spacious accommodation with beautifully co-ordinated furnishings inspired by their names which are borrowed from the nature that abounds in the area.

This is a relaxing and peaceful holiday base. Expanses of glittering tranquil water abound with fish, wildfowl and other birds making it a private and exclusive paradise for visitors staying with us. The extensive coarse fishing and nature reserve are for the sole use of our visitors to fish, bird watch and enjoy the wildlife making it a perfect holiday for those wanting to unwind and take it easy.

For those seeking adventure further afield (car essential), the area offers a wealth of exciting attractions and activities including sports, great houses, beautiful walks and vibrant entertainment. These attractions are highlighted in ourWhat to Dopage.

Imagine a place where the stresses of everyday life fall away with the sound of birdsong and lapping water...

Where you can throw open French windows onto your own private verandah to see black swans skim over a peaceful lake or enjoy a cosy night in warmed by a cast iron stove in your beautifully furnished lodge.

Nestled in 30 wooded acres of secluded nature reserve, these lodges are a perfect hideaway with a whole range of activities easily accessible within a short and often scenic drive.You could not wish for a better environment for your home from home surrounded by wildflowers, birds and native wildlife such as otters, foxes and hedgehogs. The neighbours are friendly too – black swans often visit the lodges for a crust of bread and the local horses enjoy a carrot or two!

Walking paths have been cut into the site to enable you to get into the heart of this wildlife haven with benches perfectly placed for sketching, photography or a restful place to watch the many species of woodland and field birds. For dedicated bird watchers, there is a hide by one of the lakes and each lodge has a plant and wildlife identification book to help your observations.

The coarse fishing is around the lakes which cover approximately 50% of the site with private fishing platforms situated at each lodge for the most convenient of fishing experiences where you can fish for Rudd, Roach, Tench, Carp, Bream and Ide.

Whether it’s a quiet getaway for two or a break in good company with friends,there is a lodge that has your name on the Welcome Mat.

  • Wigeon Lodge
  • Mallard Lodge
  • Little Grebe Lodge
  • Swift Lodge
  • Relaxing And Peaceful Holiday Lodges
  • Only 14 Miles From York
  • Perfect For Weekend Breaks

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  • Reviews (6)
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    Many Thanks For Everything!

    'Another wonderful week at Gravel Pits. Fishing has been great and as usual we shall be going home extremely relaxed. Many thanks for everything'


    'As always, a splendid two weeks spent in Little Grebe Lodge. The best fishing I have had. Thank you Pam & Eddie for providing such a wonderful bolt hole.'


    'Beautiful, had a lovely time, weather great and an excellent cabin'

    Very Impressed!

    '1st visit to Wigeon Lodge, very impressed! All amenities a credit to you. We had a relaxing break in extremely comfortable and quiet surroundings'

    Beautiful Views!

    'A lovely week, went far too quickly. Fishing really good, husband in his element. Nice just to sit and look out at the beautiful views'

    Thank You!

    'Thank you for a lovely accommodation and scenery, we will be back'