Delightful holiday cottage with private hot tub on the decking | Mallard Lodge - Mackinder Farms, Brayton, Selby
Luxurious hot tub on decked terrace | Mallard Lodge - Mackinder Farms, Brayton, Selby
  • Lodge
  • Brayton, Selby
  • W43171

Mackinder Farms - Mallard Lodge


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Hot Tub
Car parking on site
For those looking for an active holiday, this lodge is the perfect choice, with fishing, golf, cycling and walking all nearby.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, shower seat (on request) and toilet.
Separate toilet.

Geo-thermal underfloor central heating included. Decking with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Hot tub (private). Wheelchair access.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on-site). 5-acre landscaped grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Electric car charging point. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole, the grounds border a canal and there is a £200 security deposit for any non-family or couples bookings.

Peacefully located amidst arable farmland lies Mackinder Farms, a collection of cottages and contrasting eco-friendly lodges. The holiday cottages (W42586, W42941, W42942), lovingly converted from 18th-century farm buildings, have been carefully renovated retaining many original features including beams and roof trusses and exposed brick and stone work. Each cottage has been tastefully furnished to a good standard and offer excellent facilities. There are private gardens and care has been taken to ensure guests enjoy their privacy.

The superb Nordic pine log cabins (W43008, W43009, W43170, W43171, W44304 and UKC2565) offer eco-friendly holiday accommodation with grass roofs and renewable, underfloor heating. Each lodge enjoys a private hot tub including hot tub towels, and are perfect for relaxing and soaking up the tranquillity of the surroundings. There are separate garden areas and great care has been taken to ensure guests enjoy privacy.
Selby Canal is nearby where fishing is available, whilst Selby Golf Club is just a short walk and visitors receive a warm welcome on the course and in the clubhouse. Set between Brayton and Gateforth, the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists with the Selby Horseshoe and Selby and York Cycle path running close by. An abundance of wildflowers, birds and butterflies can be enjoyed in the nature reserves at Barlow Common, Skipwith and Derwent Valley. RSPB experts run guided walks around Fairburn Ings, 10 miles, and events including family fun days are organised throughout the year.
Medieval York is just 17 miles away, with easy access to the city from the designer outlet park and ride, 15 miles. Hull with its futuristic aquarium, Leeds and the Royal Armouries and the elegant spa town of Harrogate are all within an hour’s drive. The coastal resorts of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby are easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Properties W42941 and W42942 have an interconnecting door and can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 47 guests.


  • Customers' Choice 2020, 2018


Accessible – Bath or Shower Seat

Accessible – Level Access

Accessible Cottages


Electric Vehicle Charging Point

Ground Floor Facilities

Grouped Property

Hot Tub Privacy - Private

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge

Pub Within 1 Mile

Washing Machine

Wheelchair Accessible


Working Farm


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 4 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Skelton

  • Family


out of 10

A lovely setting and convenient for amenities. The beds were very comfortable but the settees and dining chairs could do with a few loose cushions. Outside furniture was lovely. As pet owners it was disappointing not to have an outside space for the dog to run about loose. The hot tub was fabulous and we would definitely return.

14 Aug 2022


  • Manchester

  • Family


out of 10

The cabin itself is immaculate, spacious and very homely. The only thing stopping us giving all 10’s is the fact the only way to maintain temperature control in the cabin is by opening windows. There is no way to turn the heating off. If it’s raining, this is a bit of an issue. The hot tub was also very spacious, but again what let’s it down is temperature control, or lack of. It is fixed at a temperature which isn’t shown, but no way of increasing. After 20 minutes it is almost cold if a breeze is blowing. There is also an issue where the chemicals are done twice a day, once around 11am and again at 4pm. The latter one we found awkward, as there is a half hour to an hour wait before we could get back in. We planned a meal on our last night, then some time in the tub. As the chem check was a bit late we ended up not going in until later as we had to time it with eating our meal. I’ve never stayed in one where chemicals are done in the afternoon, or even twice a day. That let it down for us along with the two issues about temperature. Despite this, we would return and we do recommend the place. It is immaculate from top to bottom, very well stocked with kitchen equipment and the beds are extremely comfortable. I think even if just the afternoon chemical check was scrapped we would go to a ten out of ten.

2 Nov 2021


  • Thames Ditton

  • Family


out of 10

Lovely accommodation and great location for touring around Yorkshire. Would recommend to anyone.

1 Aug 2021

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