Our family of 5 just spent 5 days at the Orchard Lodge and had a wonderful time. The Lodge is a little hard to find, but well worth the search (you drive through a mobile home park to get there). It’s down a private road on the owner’s property. It’s very private, surrounded by apple trees and a large field full of rabbits. There is also a nice yard with grass that our boys spent hours playing in. The owner, Bridget is kind and helpful. The Lodge is adorable and very clean. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. Bridget left all the fixings for breakfast on our first day and was always a phone call away if we had questions.
The lodge is close to a Cooperative Food shop and a few nice pubs in Bishopthorpe, and the drive to York is an easy 10 minutes. I would definitely recommend having a car; this isn’t a place you can get by with taxis.